If there is one thing I appreciate about Redragon, it's their commitment to have what seems like a million different SKUs at any time. This affords them the option to come out with some rarely seen form factors, including the K585 Diti in addition to the more common TKL size we saw not once, but twice from Redragon this year. All tested Redragon keyboards have used the Kxxx and a word combination for naming, including the K530 Draconic that kickstarted the craze of 60% keyboard reviews here on TechPowerUp. Today, we examine something different again—a 70 key, 65% form factor keyboard.
The Redragon K599 Deimos takes the increasingly common 65% form factor and tweaks it by increasing the length to include two additional keys. In effect, there is a whole other column at the end, which also retains the sizing for a few other keys that are usually shortened on 65% keyboards—look at R.Shift above for one such example. This is also clearly a mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting, and another value-for-money offering from the brand. We'll examine it all in detail today, beginning with a look at the product specifications in the table below, and thanks to Redragon for providing TechPowerUp a review sample.
|Redragon K599 Deimos Wireless Mechanical Keyboard|
|Layout:||70-key, 65% form factor in a modified US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, and steel plate|
|Weight (including wrist rest):||0.74 kg/1.63 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB and 2.4 GHz wireless|
|Media Keys:||Available as a layered function|
|Dimensions:||364 (L) x 112 (W) x 37 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Outemu Red RGB mechanical switches|
|Backlighting:||Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB|
|Interface:||USB or 2.4 GHz wireless|