We here at TechPowerUp have been impressed with Aukey's past mechanical keyboard offerings, be it the KM-G4 with software-driven RGB lighting or the KM-G8 that took on membrane keyboards at the sub-$40 price point. Going by their naming scheme, it appears that a backlit mechanical keyboard between the two was going to happen sooner or later, and that is exactly what we have here. Today, we take a look at the Aukey KM-G6, and thanks again to them for sending along a review sample.
Fitting in with the Aukey keyboard naming scheme, the newer KM-G6 has a feature set that is between the KM-G4 and the KM-G8. We have multicolor backlit keys in contrast to none on the KM-G8 and extremely configurable RGB backlighting on the KM-G4. They all use the Outemu Blue mechanical switches, although Outemu has updated their switch design recently, as we shall see soon. The KM-G6 is visually similar to the others, but neither of those use the same case. So it is not just a situation of Aukey designing a feature-rich keyboard and taking out some to create new SKUs. There are no doubt some value-oriented expectations from readers the KM-G6 has to meet, and we begin the review with a look at the specifications below.
|Aukey KM-G6 Mechanical Keyboard|
|Layout:||104-key US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.20 kg / 2.65 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||135 (L) x 434 (W) x 37 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||4.9 ft / 1.5 m|
|Switch Type:||Outemu Blue mechanical switch|