Ah, how time flies! My very first review for TechPowerUp was late last year with a look at the Bloody B840 keyboard with their Light Strike optical LK2 switches. One of the cons I had was the limited backlighting control and poorly designed software for what is otherwise a well-priced keyboard. Bloody got back to me a few weeks ago with their new B820R keyboard that has "RGB Animation" in its tagline, and so here we are to take a look at another of their keyboards now.
The B820R is a full-size, modified ANSI layout (at least in the case of my sample) keyboard with an entirely black color scheme - a slight departure from their golden-framed keyboards from before. The minimalist design is a likely attempt in Bloody's expansion to the North American market wherein people tend to prefer such aesthetics over more aggressive designs, and the RGB backlighting is a must these days to carve out some attention in the heavily crowded gaming keyboard market. Thanks again to Bloody Gaming and A4Tech for providing a review sample for us, and let us begin with a look at the specifications below.
|Bloody B820R-Light Strike Keyboard|
|Layout:||104 key modified ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, aluminum top frame|
|Weight:||0.9 kg / 1.98 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover via USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||132 (L) x 444 (W) x 37 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||1.8 M (6')|
|Switch Type:||Bloody LK2 Blue or Red optical switches|