Packaging and Accessories
Packaging for the Redragon K596 keyboard is about par for the course for gaming-branded keyboards. The cardboard box has a black wrap with the company logo and product name on front, along with a large illustration of the keyboard all lit up and its salient marketing features. We also see that the keyboard comes with "Dust-Proof Red" switches, but more on that later. On the back are more features and specifications in multiple languages, which go with more images of the keyboard, as well as seals on either side to keep the contents inside in place during transit.
We see now that Redragon employs a two-piece packaging with an inner box, and its design is on the simpler side with just the logo in the middle. A double flap on the side further keeps the contents from spilling out. Opening the box, we immediately see the keyboard in a thin plastic wrap and thick foam surround to protect it as it makes its way to you.
All the accessories are seen underneath the keyboard, including a wrist rest that does not come inside a plastic wrap as per usual. We get a lot of goodies here, including the pretty much mandatory paperwork in a multi-language instructions guide that is fairly handy for going over the onboard controls and pre-programmed features, even with the less-than-perfect English employed in the English section. Redragon also throws in a sticker of the logo should you want it. There is a detachable male USB Type-C to male USB Type-A keyboard cable, which points towards the adoption of a Type-C port on the keyboard. A plastic zip-lock bag contains a plastic ring-style keycap puller and a metal switch remover. We can expect hot-swappable switches here then, although I would have liked to see the better metal-wire puller Redragon included with the K530. As seen above, the wrist rest has a hard plastic top surface with textures, as well as the company name in large lettering. The underside has multiple rubber pads for friction against the resting surface, and we also see magnets on the front side that no doubt are used when pairing it with the keyboard.
The final set of accessories comes inside a separate cardboard box that indicates spare switches inside, and we get a total of eight replacement switches inside a long pre-cut foam piece to accommodate them. Redragon throws in sets of two Redragon branded, but Outemu manufactured, Red, Black, Brown, and Blue switches. These are all Outemu versions of the Cherry MX equivalents, and in the RGB flavor with the clear top. The primary difference compared to the Cherry offerings consists of the walled columns surrounding the stem for some dust and spill resistance in use. These are otherwise 3-pin switches, meaning the keyboard uses 3-pin hot-swap sockets, and respectively provide light linear, heavy linear, tactile, and tactile+clicky feedback.