Back in May, we took a look at the iKBC F87 RGB keyboard, a TKL form factor keyboard that offers good build quality and driver-less RGB backlighting at the ~$125 price point, which garnered some interest from viewers but also a few messages about how a full-size version at that price would have been more attractive for the market. It is perhaps fitting then that we get to take a look at the full-size, 108-key version of the same today, which incidentally only costs $5 more. Thanks again to iKBC for providing a review sample to TechPowerUp.
The iKBC F108 RGB, as with the smaller F87 version, comes in two color options of black and white, with the keyboard case and keycaps matching accordingly. Available only in ANSI layout, it features full 16.8 M RGB backlighting, but with a caveat we will get into in due time. You get the same thick ABS plastic case and PBT plastic keycaps with doubleshot legends and a choice of four Cherry MX RGB switches, including the rarely seen MX RGB Black. So without further ado, let us begin this review with a look at the specs below.
|iKBC F108 RGB Keyboard|
|Layout:||104+4 key modified ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic housing, PBT plastic keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.25 kg / 2.76 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover via USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||136 (L) x 439 (W) x 41 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||1.8 M (6')|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Cherry MX RGB Brown, Blue, Red, or Black mechanical switches|
|Backlighting:||16.8 M RGB|