Reddit Reddit reviews Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black)

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Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black)
Tenkeyless compact mechanical gaming keyboard Redragon k552 tkl small compact with dust proof mechanical switches cherry mx red equivalent Linear switches quiet click sound fast action with minimal resistance without a tactile bump feelRainbow LED RGB backlit mechanical USB gaming keyboard 19 different lighting effects and game modes 2 user defined modes 6 colors multiple brightness level breathing speed precision engineered keycaps offering crystal clear uniform backlightingErgonomic designed steel series mechanical game keyboards high-quality durable metal-abs construction with plate-mounted mechanical keys and switches that stand up even during the most testing marathon gaming sessionsAnti ghosting all 87 keys are conflict free nkey rollover featuring 12 multimedia keyboard keys and a non-slip ergonomic, splash-proof design comes with gold-plated high-speed corrosion free USB connector for a reliable connectionCompatible with windows 10, windows 8, windows 7, windows vista, or windows xp, limited mac os keyboard support works well with all major computers brands and gaming pcs msi dell corsair alienware razer xbox one, ps4 asus and others
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308 Reddit comments about Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black):

u/s4ndm4nn15 · 37 pointsr/gaming

Looks like it's a kumara reddragon keyboard:

It's a cheap mechanical keyboard, but it works great for the cost. If you don't have a mechanical keyboard this is a great place to start. I have been using mine for about 6 months and it's awesome.

Edit: I was wrong. That is a hyperx keyboard. Probably the alloy fps pro.

u/KoloHickory · 18 pointsr/pcmasterrace

With leds on

Amazon link for the keyboard

Usually in the cheap range (<$40), it is hard to find browns. They pretty much all come with blues.

Other boards i like if you are in the market

Magicforce 68 Outemu browns

Redragon K552 Outemu blues

u/Metaldrake · 10 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Save yourself like $6 more and get a Tomoko 87, it's actually mechanical.

Or like $10 more and get a Redragon Kumara or magicforce 68.

u/InfectedP0tato · 8 pointsr/shittyrobots
u/madsam_ · 8 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/JuegaDas · 7 pointsr/battlestations
  1. ssd
  2. Hard drive
  3. Graphics card
  4. CPU
  5. Desk
  6. Monitor 1
  7. Monitor 2
  8. Desk mount
  9. Speakers, they sound fantastic!
  10. Speakers mounting brackets
  11. External audio card for headphones:
  12. Headphones, If you're into the bass this are the best.
  13. Headphone stand
  14. Phone stand
  15. Mic
  16. mic mount
  17. Shock mount
  18. pop filter
  19. Camera
  21. Keyboard
  22. Mouse pad
  23. Ps4 stand
  24. XOne stand
  25. Plant
  26. Chair
  27. battle station more angles
u/Xeratet · 7 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

A few decent options on Amazon right now:

AUKEY KM-G9 - $26.99

Redragon K552-N - $26.99

Redragon K552 Red LED - $29.99

TECWARE Phantom - $39.99

E-Element Z-77 RGB - $39.99

u/PriceKnight · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

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u/amacgregor · 6 pointsr/battlestations

Well this blew up!


u/Jaymoney55 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Nahuduok · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/MaskedCorndog · 6 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

I had that keyboard as well. It got the job done but not much else. I replaced it with the one below. Great keyboard for the price.

See you out there!!

Steam name is "Masked Corndog" if you need someone to play with

Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit...

u/Lightparticle · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Dropouter · 6 pointsr/battlestations

Na, I wish it was! I wanted to try mechanical keyboards and now i'm hooked forever. It's a Kumara Redragon K552, really nice beginner mech with Cherry MX blue clones. I have the Tai-Hao Double shot ABS shine thru white caps from Massdrop on it.

u/aakaakaak · 5 pointsr/Guildwars2

Hey friend. It appears you're having some issues with your caps lock randomly locking. I've taken the liberty of looking for a decent keyboard replacement for you.


Red Dragon Mechanical Keyboard


With a mechanical you should be able to simply replace the key the next time you have an issue with it. Good luck friend!

u/Lethality0 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

The one thing I’d add to that is a mechanical keyboard. You can buy the redragon k552 for $33 , and the rgb version is $45

u/SavagePigeon69 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Redragon K552 is a great value for it's price and it is backlit.

u/qazaqwert · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

If you live in north america or europe there are definitely some good quality sub $50 mechanical keyboards. Id look at some of redragon's stuff
Yeah you arent gonna get rgb or name-brand switches but its still mechanical and really good for the price.

u/rythian_ · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

You can get one with chinese switches on amazon for REALLY cheap

it's not the best, but the quality is still 1000000X better than a regular keyboard

u/imma_trashcan · 4 pointsr/EliteDangerous

$606 in total, better sytem than i am running right now. i run with medium-high-1080p settings and get 40 to 60 fps.

$160 GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile 4GB

$180 refurbished i7-3770 dell

$64 replace the ram with this ram

$100 1080p monitor 23.6"

$30 redragon mechanical keyboard

$12 redragon mouse

$60 hotas one (pc ready)


brand new ryzen 3 build $710. (buy the video card at EVGA midweek madness every wednesday.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard | Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $65.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card | Purchased For $130.00
Case | Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $36.73 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply | EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $32.99 @ Monoprice
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $98.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Corsair - CO-9050016-RLED 52.19 CFM 120mm Fan | $18.67 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Asus - VN248H-P 23.8" 1920x1080 Monitor | $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $29.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Redragon - Centrophorus M601 Wired Optical Mouse | $11.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $705.31
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 18:10 EST-0500 |

u/Toastymallowz · 4 pointsr/videos

Mouse - $14

Keyboard - $28

"Literally" exaggerating

u/alose · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

At that price range, you are really better to buy new, as most any decent keyboard will be more than $50 used, and I would not trust any budget keyboard that was on the used market. And at $50, forget about RGB.

We highly recommend dropping the number pad and using a TKL or smaller keyboard. You are literally hurting yourself by using a fullsize if you are a right handed mouse user. Either you are putting undo strain on your shoulder by reaching far out to the right, or undo strain on your wrist my shifting your typing area to the left.

If you still want a fullsize in spite of our recommendations, then an Eagletec is probably the best option.

A Redragon, Tomoko, or Magicforce are probably the best in your price range. I would recommend the Magicforce over the others.

u/ldminh94 · 4 pointsr/hardwareswap

Isn't the keyboard $39 on Amazon ?

u/idrmyusername · 3 pointsr/battlestations
u/LordWinslow · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/DyLaNzZpRo · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  • Magicforce 68.

    Excellent budget option, pretty damn nice looking, comes with shockingly good ABS keycaps (they feel great, not very thick to be expected but they're damn nice for the price), comes in either Cherry MX, Gateron, Kailh or Outemu switch variants (obviously, price varies), has 3 different colour options (black, gold and silver/white) and has a couple of different LED options (typically from what I can tell, the Cherry MX/Gateron variants have either solid white or solid blue LEDs, whereas the Kailh/Outemu variants come with blue LEDs but orange WASD/arrowkeys. Has a removable cable too.

  • 'Generic' Kailh TKL

    I say generic because there's a lot of companies taking the reference of this board and rebranding it, just changing the logo etc. It's got decent build quality, cheap as hell in terms of price, Outemu switches from what I can tell, and well, it's cheap. Overall I'd choose the Magicforce over this any day, but it's an option of course.

    Those are the main 2 I'd consider, the fullsize Magicforce is also a decent option though it's a hair below $70.
u/Nebulyst · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I think some versions are outemu, but when I bought it it was cherry.


u/cheekynakedoompaloom · 3 pointsr/buildapc

for someone as nontechnical as it sounds like you are, i'd buy the ssd and cut costs by using a cheap kb and mouse. instead of $110 on name brand kb and mouse spend 10-20bucks on a gaming mouse and 30ish on a generic mechanical like [this] ( they'll do the job while you save for nicer but give you most of what the more expensive option does and spend the savings on a ryzen 1600. i'd also spend a few bucks and get the case you really want, the p400 is a solid case but the s340 elite is a better total package for not much more.

mice price and mice quality are not closely linked, as long as you spend more than 10 bucks on one and avoid the stuff that seems a little too good for the price you'll find something that will serve you just as well as a fancy logitech but at 15-20bucks instead of 60+. real example, my logitech g900 is a really nice mouse but at the $90 i paid its not even 2x better than my previous cooler master recon i paid 30ish for. the extra cost is almost all down to it being a fancier brand name and that its wireless.

u/drakemcswaggieswag · 3 pointsr/buildapc

It’s honestly pretty great if you’re on a budget and don’t need a num pad. Looks nice and I’ve been using it since August with no issues

u/UltimateCheeze · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I would go for a redragon k552 and maybe put some nice keycaps on it.

u/nmcotton · 3 pointsr/buildapc

a lot of keyboards are branded as "gaming" but are cheap $10 keyboards with a couple bells and whistles, with a stiff premium. get him a mechanical keyboard, 100%. they can get pretty expensive, but redragon has a lot of budget mechanical keyboards that have solid feedback, a quick search returned this and this. they're the same keyboard, except the second has the numpad on the right of the keyboard. there are a lot of options from other brands, just be careful while looking to avoid the "mechanical feel" keyboards, as they aren't as durable or have as long of a lifespan.

u/satyanjoy · 3 pointsr/IndianGaming

Look like a membrane keyboard to me, check Redragon K552 KUMARA

u/AirlessTHEGOOSE · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Oh is it? Oh jeez...

For 40$ (now 33!) my first board was the Red Dragon Kumara - has those Outemu Blues and red backlighting that's not too obnoxious; although these days I'd reccommend a MagicForce 68 for a first time board.

Edit: Editing

u/LowBBZ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Hell yeah, Red Dragon keyboard and Centrophorous, best priced budget equipment in my opinion. They were my first, too. They also have a very affordable mechanical keyboard.

u/hxchip · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

There are some mech cloneboards on Amazon that'll go as low as the high $20s or $30s, but in the wild (like reddit) you might find a set of keycaps for $20 shipped....

u/koduh · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
  • Drevo 75% - $47 - Amazon
  • Drevo 65% (with RGB) - $60 - Amazon
  • Qisan MagicForce68 65% - $40-$70 depending on lighting choice - Amazon
  • CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid - TKL - $75 - Amazon


  • E-Element - TKL - $37 - Amazon

  • ^^THIS ^^IS ^^NOT ^^RGB ^^but ^^simply ^^a ^^colorful ^^array ^^of ^^single ^^color ^^LEDs
  • HAVIT - Full Size - $50 - Amazon
  • ^^THIS ^^IS ^^NOT ^^RGB ^^but ^^simply ^^a ^^colorful ^^array ^^of ^^single ^^color ^^LEDs

    Edit 2:

  • Redragon - TKL w/ Red LED - $40 - Amazon
u/hakonab · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

He should actually use one, not just press on it at a store display, and he'll take back what he said.

Also, here's a cheap "mechanical" keyboard for $40

u/Nishikienrai · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

A cheap decent keyboard is the Reddragon K552 for about $31 at the moment.

If you wish to spend a little bit more but better quality, I recommend the CoolerMaster Masterkeys S for ~$80

u/PCtroubles7 · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

Red dragon kumara K552. Anyone who tells you that you can't get a good keyboard for cheap is un-informed. The Kumara is mechanical, heavy, rgb and a solid keyboard all around. I've had mine for 3 years with zero issues. It's 32$ and the only con is that it has no numpad. But if that's your thing, the Kumara k551(i think that's it) has a numpad and is 6 more dollars.

3000+ reviews and a 4.4 rating speaks volumes. Don't buy some overpriced bullshit. Here's a link:

u/DM725 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

The $25-$30 Redragon K552 Mechanical Keyboard is every budget build's friend.

u/Loamawayfromloam · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Entry level mech keyboard now on sale for anyone interested. Blue switch equivalents, very click/loud.

Red Dragon K552 - 23% off - $31.45

u/reddited_bullets · 3 pointsr/buildapc

1.) take the money you are going to spend on that internal HDD and the external HDD and get you a "large as you can afford" internal SSD. I'd look at either a 1TB or (2) 500GB. Maybe something like this.

2.) Dont waste your money on that keyboard, if you are building a 'red' build, go to amazon and look at the 'red dragon' keyboards.

3.) also, stay away from off brands, IMO. It ain't worth the savings if you have to RMA the part. Mainly looking at the RAM you chose, but the SSD falls in that category also. read reviews. If there are only 2 reviews for something, I personally wouldn't trust it.

u/hoofadoo · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I got this one for my rig and never had a problem with it. Great build quality for the price and the reviews are great

You can get the red backlit for $37 or just plain black for $33

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

$40 for a black one with the num pad if you must have that, Redragon K551-N VARA Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

however I find 10keyless boards to be nicer because of the size and I can't remember the last time I used the num pad.

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u/ForeverEphemeral · 2 pointsr/mechmarket

There's no way you're going to be able to get real Cherry MX switches in that price range, but this should work. It's a ripoff of blues. Check out the options for backlight options.

u/oversizedpen · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hello friend, I have a black and red build and I indeed was looking for good peripherals to match just like you. I ended up buying the Red Dragon Kumara which was surprisingly cheap for being mechanical and backlit. I got a Razer Deathadder Chroma to match with the keyboard, as it is RGB and can be customized to any color you'd like.

u/thekaoswithin · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I picked up this redragon, decent or nah?

u/powermad80 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

This is a pretty great entry board for the price, for trying out the feel of a mech before going all out.

Knockoff cherry mx blue switches, and a bit clickier and louder than the cherry blues too.

u/Roygbiv856 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

No problem. Said you needed a mouse and keyboard too. I just use logitech wireless mice, but this keyboard is great for the money. I love mine

u/n3onis · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I have a Chinese VicTsing mechanical keyboard for ~$45 with Outemu blue switches. It's been doing its job for more than a year now and have nothing bad to say about it. The build quality is really good with a heavy, metal backplate. The actuation point of the switch is at the exact same position as the tactile feedback, although you can keep pressing the key if you hold it below the bump (read it's the same with Cherries). Definitely worth the money in my opinion if you aren't willing to spend big bucks on a keyboard.

I wanted to go with Redragon K552/K551 (numpad version) but it was hard to get in Europe. I would recommend it if you are from the US. Redragon seems to be a popular choice in cheap peripheral alternatives. Their keyboard also uses the Outemu blue switches.

Edit: more details

u/Deyndra · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

New to the MK community:

What do you think of this keyboard ? I found it and it seems really affordable, but says the switches are "Cherry Blue equivalent" making me think that they are not necessarily as good. Would it be possible to take the keys off and replace the switches with the same keycaps at a later date?


u/relevant_pet_bug · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Honestly, I'm not the best person to ask about Wifi.

This card is considered one of the best for the price, and comes with blue tooth built in. It also may be out of your price range. Then again, wifi is not great for Online gaming, so if you plan on using WIFI a really good card will benefit you.

As for keyboard and mouse. Again, budget is important. $25 logitech KB/M combo cheapos will get you by until you either break the keyboard from banging on it in like 6 months like I did with my first build in 2013, or can afford better.

Since cherry lost the patent on mechanical key switches, chinese knock off mechanicals dominate the budget range. You have to be careful, as some brands like eagletech are just the same rebranded generic mechanical KB sold by a million different vendors.

The king of Budget chinesium Mechs is the Redragon Kumara K552. You can look up reviews if you want. /Edit: here is one. Also, the Kumara uses blue switches which are more of a typing switch then a gaming switch, and those switches are cheapo knockoffs. Still the kumara is an excellent starter mechanical.

This is an interesting starter Mechanical. It comes with reds which are a pretty standard gamer switch. Reds, blacks and browns are considered gamer switches, also weird shit like speed switches. This keyboard allows you to swap out the key switches if you don't like the ones it comes with. It is limited to Otemu, which of the big 4 keyswitch companies is considered the weakest. It goes Cherry≥Gateron>Kailh>Otemu>>>>>>Chinese no names. Sometimes Gateron swaps with cherry in the ranking, and Kailh does some unique and cool stuff like their box switches are really good, close to or equal to cherry or gateron. I'm typing on Kailh boxes right now. However, Otemu's are still miles above no name chinese knockoffs.

As for mice. The Bog standard starting good mouse is the logitech G203. I have the wireless version, the G305 and Personally, I find the shape of the mouse to be kind of boring. I prefer my ergonomic Roccat Kone Pure Owl Eye, as it fits my hand well, and the shape I like. A lot of people hate the shape of the Roccat, and a dude at work swears by the G203, which is funny cause the kone is superior in terms of internals.

The best place to pick out a good mouse is and his youtube channel here. I am not going to bother suggesting anything else, as hand size and grip style matter. I'm just going to say go there are research.

u/JoieDe_Vivre_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Oh I know the feeling. My girlfriend thought it was the funniest thing that I was so excited to build my own computer haha.

So I know you said you're pretty set on the keyboard, but I thought I'd show you this cheaper mech keyboard. There's even one that has RGB. I have the red backlit version and I love it so far. You could spend the difference on a 1070 I think.

Either way its going to be an awesome build!

u/-DoodleBob · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

get o rings. they make mechanical keyboards silent af with that sweet sweet mx blue feel

oh and this is my suggestion:

u/RussellTJK · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I personally like this mechanical keyboard from Redragon. Good, cheap and fully mechanical

u/cheezywafflez · 2 pointsr/anime

I... think that's the same keyboard I'm using?

Didn't want to splurge on a fancier one so I cheaped out, but it's still pretty solid imo

u/shadowstar2417 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Reddragon K552 is a great choice for the money, unfortunately it only comes with clicky switches (blue equivalents) If you'd like something a little more compact and with brown switches, the Drevo Gramr is also a great choice.

u/sicklyboy · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

Bought my brother a Redragon Kumara for Christmas and liked it so much I bought one for myself to use as a spare. $40 TKL with off-brand greens.

u/Jmana1123 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

45 Gateron Blues, TKL, Red LEDS

60 Magicforce, 68K, alot of people like this one.

40 To be honest never heard of this one, huge bezel, "blue" switches, and just 40$.

70 QFR, Genuine Cherry blue switches, TKL, great board all around

65 Genuine Cherry TKL

u/Citrusface · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Here are a few good starter options:

Magicforce 68

Redragon Kumara

Tomoko 87

Personally - I have a Tomoko. I think it's great. It was a little loud so I would recommend adding switch dampeners, heres a picture of my board with Tai-Hao Dark Violet keycaps and some Key Pop 8bit Heart keycaps.

u/oodlesofnudl · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Theres also this reddragon one with backlighting for 39.99 but the way amazon bundles all the reviews its hard to find the ones that are actually for this specific model

u/linkmaster95 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The only one I could seem to find was the Redraon K552, however there's only one left in stock. If I could find an actual mechanical keyboard, that would be fantastic

u/onliandone · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

$1500 is not really the budget for a 144Hz build. You can get a PC that plays those games and you can also get a 144Hz display, but it won't be a PC that is suited for 144 FPS in new games. But in older games it will work, so maybe that is okay for you.

pc-kombo shared list

CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X | $234.99 @
Motherboard | ASRock AB350M Pro4 | $109.99 @
Memory | G.Skill Aegis DDR4 DDR4-3000 8GB (8 GB) | $82.99 @
SSD | SanDisk Plus 240GB TLC (240 GB) | $115.85 @
Video Card | ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini | $329.99 @
Case | RAIJINTEK Arcadia Midi-Tower - white | $49.99 @
Power Supply | be quiet! Pure Power 10 (500 W) | $69.9 @
Operating System | Windows 10 Home (32/64-bit, USB Flash Drive) | $129.99 @
| Total | $1123.69
| Generated by pc-kombo 06.08.2017 |

With as display. That will leave you enough money to get a keyboard like and as mouse. Step down to a 60Hz display if it gets too expensive.

But you maybe should experiment with ergonomic mouses instead. is one common form, goes a bit further (and wow, that's cheap). They aren't necessarily great for shooters, but for slower games they work well, and the second one especially is great as soon as you are used to it.

There are also ergonomic keyboard. With mechanical keyboards you have to consider that the keys can be harder to press (for the Redragon one that is actually unlikely). That can be good or it can be bad, depending on the user.

u/Speackker · 2 pointsr/osugame

Is this a good keyboard for osu

If not what would be a good budget keyboard

u/TxxNES · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

you may want to upgrade the keyboard and mouse.. you said you could go over $1000 and for this you may want to. that bundle is good for the price but that will not be very comfortable for gaming.. i would suggest the following if youre willing to spend the extra money on it.

a cheap but good mechanical feeling keyboard - i once had this one and can reccoment

and for a cheap mouse - [i also had this when i started on a budget] (

u/KYS_B · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

There are plenty of keyboards at that price range. They may not be the best overall keyboard, but they sure as hell will be better than rubber domes.

Here is one of the first keyboards that I found on amazon for 31.67 Euros. It also has 790 reviews and a 4.5 star rating.

u/countmontecristo · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The keyboard is great. Coming from a membrane keyboard and the standard crap ones it was night and day. BLUE style switches. Very great feel. (1)

That beings said, if I had to do it over again, I would buy this one (2). Similar price. RGB, Blue style switches (or black switches), wireless and wired.

The key caps are solid. The pack also comes with a few different shift and enter keys so if you have a tall enter key, it won't be an issue. There's a bit of light bleed coming through the key caps (on the key itself, and not just where the letter is illuminated), but overall work great. (3)

u/Blackasaurus_Rex · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There are many low priced mechanical keyboards available on amazon. You're definitely going to want a mechanical keyboard over a normal one. Some of them are backlit if that is something your are interested in. I would recommend this one

u/CBandicootRS · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

I bought this for myself and it's a great keyboard that I use everyday for gaming and doing my college work, great price and has everything you mentioned other than wireless.

Hope this helps, goodluck!

u/YoKalli0 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The keyboard looks like the Red Dragon KUMARA.

I recommend it as a great budget mechanical keyboard.

u/iAlovi · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Does it have to be 60? If not i m selling a couple mech boards but of it does then I can personally vouch for this

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

I use it and I use the switches that come with it daily in another keyboard.

Dont waste your time buying genuine tbh to the average consumer the Chinese stuff feels pretty similar to the real thing in my experience and you save a ton

u/Henrath · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You can get mechanical keyboards for $34, so I don't think that's worse than an i7 as long as people recommend the cheap ones, which they don't.

u/perseus1277 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Go to /r/MechanicalKeyboards . Also you don't have a price that can be used for figuring out what "budget" means. And lastly if you really want to go cheap most of the keyboards will probably have knock off blues, making them pretty loud.

But I am assuming by budget you mean about 59 or under. For that price i could recommend these two boards:

They are fairly cheap and if you really want it to be quiet you can pick up a pack of 100 or whatever amount of gateron browns, yellows, reds, it blacks from any store and just desolder the blues on the keeb already and resolder on the gateron ones ʘ‿ʘ

u/BodSmith54321 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Mechanical keyboard for under $35

u/reddystone · 2 pointsr/singapore

Amazon has much more variety.

u/GargoorBond · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Small Compact 87 Key Metal Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers - Black

u/RK_ArKane · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I was bouta put in before i reread the thing bc i thought it said “I am a huge red dragon fan bc of the logo” lol i’m dumb

u/omarkrostom · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Small Compact 87 Key Metal Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers - Black

u/Jordan1719 · 2 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

I don't have a razer naga but I do have a keyboard suggestion try the Redragon K552. It's one of the best budget mechanical keyboards on the market. There's difference versions, but the red backlit one is only $30 but you can spend a couple more for full RGB. Plus it's a smaller keyboard like tfue's

u/Rikuli · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/_RexDart · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

But it is

u/The5thHorseman666 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I bought a redragon mechanical keyboard for $40 shipped yesterday. Looks decent for the price should be in tommorow. Not sure if Amazon Europe sells it or not

u/acezone · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

try the Redragon K552 KUMARA $39.99 or EagleTec KG010 $49

u/mithikx · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Probably a MagicForce 68 (sold under Qisan on Amazon) or one of the DREVO brand keyboards (your choice of which one takes your fancy). Both brands have models in both black and white and ship with Prime shipping off of Amazon.
The MagicForce 68 is probably the most popular recommendation for an entry level MK.

Qisan's keyboard store page
DREVO's store page

Other models on Amazon that you might want to check out: (note these don't seem as popular as the MagicForce or DREVOs)
Redragon K552 KUMARA
TOMOKO 87 Key LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
E-Element Z-88
E-Element Z-88 (full sized)
Ajazz Firstblood Geek RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Velocifire TKL01
Velocifire VM01

edit: links

u/Joker-FA · 2 pointsr/battlestations

It's actually a very affordable mechanical keyboard called the Red Dragon K552

u/PoliteBrit225 · 2 pointsr/HardwareSwapUK
u/JustSayinTheTruth · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Hey, pretty big noob when it comes to keyboard knowledge, hope someone can help me out.

I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard up to 35€ (+5€). So far I have 2 keyboards in consideration:

First one

Second one, It's also on the frontpage bought by a user

Open to any suggestions!

u/MonochromaticPanda · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I think this is the one. I have the same one and I love it.

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/OG_Clayster · 2 pointsr/keyboards

I have a redragon k552 red backlit keyboard with cherry mx blue equivalent switches, been using it for a year and it works great for me, if you don't mind the clickyness that is :)

u/helladudehella · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I think this is it

Would also check out the Corsair k63 if you like this one.

u/Huskyus · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing
u/bkh555 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I also recommend getting the tenkeyless version of the Redragon. Unless you want a numpad, tenkeyless is cheaper, and looks much better. Also, if you have the money, the RX 480 is a much better budget card than the 950 im sadly using right now.

Edit: Just realized that the keyboard is NOT mechanical. I highly recommend getting a mechanical keyboard instead of a membrane.

That is a cheap, and very good budget mechanical keyboard that i would look into

u/Miner_asian · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Not sure what the conversion rate is, but this is about the most inexpensive compact keyboard I could find that isn't going to crap out on you within a week.

u/dontlazerme · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Hey man! Check this keyboard out. Ive had it for little over a month. I needed a 60% also to replace my razer blackwidow. ultimate. This is an amazing keyboard for the price. I have no complaints at all!

u/Supahvaporeon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

An RGB Red Dragon Kumera and a Logitech G602 are what I suggest.

I'm using my Kumera now, and love it, and used my G602 for years before I sent it to my BF a few months ago. The battery on the mouse was so good, it was turned on in shipping, got lost, and still was on when my BF got it and opened the package.

You can also get the plain red backlit Kumera for ~$30.99 here if you don't want to fork over an extra $12 for RGB.

u/gyar6178 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/SomeTechNoob · 2 pointsr/buildapc

As pretty as the case is, it has shit airflow. Consider adding more fans, especially intakes.

The rest of the build looks pretty good though.

As for monitor, kb, and also assuming mouse:

Monitor: 144hz 1080p for sure. This one is pretty good:

For a keyboard, consider grabbing a cheap mechanical. If you don't need a numpad, this will do the trick for the time being:

Best budget mouse. Great sensor and clicks. It is a bit on the small side so keep that in mind:

u/oblixxn · 2 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive
u/embryjj · 2 pointsr/AverageBattlestations

Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit)

Very happy with it. Especially at that price.

u/Milicona · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd personally stay away from razor, their products don't tend to last long before running into issues, and they are overpriced as well.

Go with a different brand like Logitech or corsair. For your typing experience it really comes down to the types of switches for the keys. Red switches are considered by many to be the best for gaming, blue switches are stiffer and provide a better typing experience in my opinion but work fine for games as well but are a bit noisier. Brown switches are the loudest, and should probably only be used for typing.

So in my opinion, go with a mechanical keyboard from any company other than razor that uses red or blue switches.

This seems like a good choice, unless you need a number pad.

u/Frawtarius · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I've never gotten this question, and I've never really outright asked. What is a "gaming keyboard" for you guys? Is it snazzy lights? A cool logo?

You can get pretty much anything beyond a specific logo on any non-gaming keyboards. You can get media controls on pretty much any keyboard, more or less. You can get non-gaming keyboards full-sized, or TKL with a separate numpad, or a 60% and learn to use Function layers more (which is what I do, and have done, for a while, for both gaming and other functionality on a computer). You can get RGB lights on keyboards that aren't designated as "gaming" keyboards (though, admittedly, these are mostly custom keyboards, as mass-produced, mainstream, ready-made keyboards are usually designated "gaming" keyboards when they have RGB lights).

The only thing I'd recommend you look out for is to make sure it has mechanical switches, because their lifespan is much longer (than typical rubber domes on most keyboards). Mechanical keyboards last years upon years upon years, and the switches can be replaced individually (should they fail) if you're up to open the keyboard's case; on the flipside, if you want a snazzy "gaming(TM)" keyboard, then those very often see early failures in the individual LED lights that make up the RGB lighting, which are far more failure-prone.

tl;dr: Pretty much any good keyboard is also a good gaming keyboard, because good keyboards are defined by their switches and their durability; media controls aren't really used in gaming anyway, and are usually substituted with Function layer keys anyway.

Also, looking around Canadian Amazon, I realized 150 CAD is a bit less than I thought (seeing as I'm used to dealing with pounds and euros), but you could just get something like this, which is at a very reasonable price (though I haven't used this keyboard myself). On the flipside, I would warn you against keyboards like this one, which say they use "Cherry MX Blue Equivalent" switches, because the "equivalent" - especially when they don't name the switch and just say it's "Custom mechanical switches" - usually means they're some really low-quality switches, and you might find them not being nearly as durable, and feeling really weird and mushy right out of the box.

For other alternate options, you could consider this one, or something like this, if you don't care about RGB lights (because it has a few less noticeable (but more useful, in my opinion) features, like double-shot PBT keycaps, which take much, much longer to wear out and develop a "shine" on the keys; and a USB type-C connector, which is really just more convenient and more durable than the old(er) microUSB or whatever other connector a given keyboard has). It has a Space Grey colour option as well.

At the end of the day, all you need to really consider is the size of the keyboard (which you can make a bit easier for yourself by getting a separate numpad, should you really need one), the switches (which will change how the keys feel when you press them down), and programmability (i.e. whether the keys can all be re-binded or not). Everything else is tertiary, and mostly just vanity.

u/lesziii · 2 pointsr/keyboards

As long as you don't mind 87-Key Keyboards, maybe have a look at Redragon's selection.

This is a daily driver under my budget board options.
Redragon K552:

Keycaps are widely interchangeable if that's something you want.
Outemu Blues are the switches in the K552. I own several Cherry MX Blue switch boards, I've come to prefer Outemu Blues over Cherry MX Blues, but this is only my opinion.
They're a little more tactile than Cherry's options.

If you're wanting an authentic Cherry MX Blue feel, the second board I prefer if I want a Cherry switch is from HyperX. This is another 87-Key.
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro:

Another great option and for the Cherry feel it's arguably one of the more cheaper options.
A little more on the gamer oriented side, with lower priced boards this is to be expected. I'd definitely suggest this to a gamer looking for a budget board that's not gonna wear them out on the MX Blue typing experience that fast.

Hopefully this has been of use to you, good luck!

u/2flyguy · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

The TOMOKO 87 Key Mechanical Keyboard looks pretty promising

If you could spare a couple more bucks
I recommend Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming

u/Coffinspired · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

> Keyboard: Cheapest tenkeyless keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches.

For whatever it's worth /u/grantthecreator - you could scrape $20+ off that Cherry MX Keyboard by going with one of those generic/knockoff TKL boards. They're everywhere, including Amazon w/ Prime.

If a budget was stopping you from a substantial CPU/GPU "tier jump" (I see you stretched for the 3800X), I would probably try to find that "loose change" elsewhere in the build and apply it there. In this particular build, I'd DEFINITELY try to find the few bucks for the 2060 Super over the OG 2060.

And so on...there are tons of them.

I have over a year's worth of personal experience with one ("EagleTac" TKL w/ fake Blues from Amazon) on my GF's rig. She works from home often, types for school, and games on it - it gets used. It's still good as new - both the switches and lights. I've used it for typing and gaming and think it's absolutely fine. I was/am quite impressed with it for under $30.

If my reference point in PC's matters - I'm on higher-end stuff (2080 + dual 34" 21:9's - AW3418DW) and have been exclusively using Cherry MX's for years in K65/K95/Pok3r's...

u/hukelabets · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

I had this kb for about a year. I had blue switches and they were very clicky and clacky. Kb is also very solid and has a nice weight to it. Would still be using it if i didn't give it to my brother when I upgraded!

u/Xbooow59 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

i actually just got a g810 in the mail, took it out of the box and tried typing on it, it is god awful. i hate it, they keys feel mushy and hard to type on, i've used $27 dollar keyboards that type better. as for lighting, i didn't get that far./ it's going back to amazon. lol

edit: the one i have at work, types really well for the price, no back lighting, low actuation force(relatively; around maybe about 65g)

anyone have any recomendarions on a keyboard? looking to spend about $100, ideally one with rgb (or blue backlighting, trying to match my newsy rebuilt gaming rig) i like blue style keys, light actuation and the click and bump. louder the better.
here's what i have now

u/Pontius_Pilot_ · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Do you know if you like blue style switches? If you have a Microcenter near you you can test the switches out.

IMO, blue style and brown style are the most "normal." I have Cherry MX browns in mine and I love it. When I tested the blues, I liked them as well, however, I wasn't a fan of the click sound.

Having never had this keyboard, $20 isn't a bad intro, but I wouldn't expect much. It would be a good way to see if you like mechanical keyboards or not.

Here's one that's been recommended by Linus for $30.

Round-up review of cheap mechanical keyboards by Linus.

Edit: Another $30 keyboard on Amazon

u/lumpiestspoon3 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

How good is this Redragon mech keyboard? My friend is planning on buying one when he builds his PC, and he's mostly concerned about the switch quality.

u/mythrilguy · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Can the Reddragon Kumara, this one, have custom keycaps? I assume it can because the switches are probably mx clones, but I wasn't sure because there are no questions or reviews that state you can on the amazon product page.

u/GreenDiamond1337 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Thanks for telling me the name of the switches, until now the only thing i knew about them was they were some Chinese cherry mx clones. If anyone is interested if my keyboard they can buy it here

u/TheGrapist__ · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I took a chance with a Redragon k552 from amazon for $40 shipped. It's a tenkeyless mech with blue outemu switches and feels pretty solid so far(only had it for a few days so who knows if it'll have switches fail later)

u/Ballsskyhiiigh · 1 pointr/buildapc

I got a new keyboard, and the Function keys don't seem to do anything when pressed. What should I do? I'm specifically trying to use the "play music" and "volume up/down/mute" keys, but it would appear as though they aren't 'linked' to windows. Or something. I don't really know what II'm talking about here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This is the keyboard

u/NeonGenisis5176 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

It's a Redragon K552 Kumara. People in it's Amazon Q and A section claim the switches can be swapped for other Outemu switches.

u/Thunderkor · 1 pointr/buildapcsales


I think that's what's in the Redragon and they seem fine to me. I find the keyboard very pleasant to type on. My son plays CS:GO a lot and he says that KB is great for it.

Again, I don't use that one daily, it's on my son's PC. My own 2 keyboards that I actually use have Cherry blues and browns.

u/richielaw · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I just bought this on Amazon Prime Day:

How does that compare to the Enthusiast here?

u/kschang · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards
  1. There are no RGB keyboards under $99. They may be "rainbow" (i.e. different colors LED per row, but still 1 LED per key rather than 3 for full color) for cheaper. If you want cheap, go mono.

  2. There is no specifically "gaming keyboard". The so-called "optimized response" sprouted by Razer is pseudoscience. There are keyboard designed with "gamerz aesthetics" but scientifically the difference is minimal to none.

  3. I am confused as to who are you buying this for. If you are buying it for him, and he's so cheap he can't even afford $50, why are you worried about Cherry switches or not? The cheapest MKB w/ Cherry on the market is $70-80. the Cougar Attack X3, but if you plan to go used you can find everything from old Razer Blackwidow (non-backlit) or old CM Storm Trigger to Corsair K60 (only some keys are mechanical) that it'd be pointless to recommend... It'd be up to you to do research on the fly.

  4. Cheapest MKB on Amazon is Aula Demon King TKL at $38, and ReDragon Kumara TKL at $40. Both with Kailh or Outemu blue switches NOT Cherry.
u/lime517 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You're not going to beat this for $35. I've used it a fair bit - it holds up very well and is an incredible value. The switches feel great and I'm pretty sure it comes pre installed with O-Rings.

u/Arseny1997 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have the red dragon kuruma and it's only $40. it's a nice little keyboard. I love it. If you don't mind ditching the numpad and it's a little louder than others.For $40 it's pretty sweet. Check it out, watch a review on YouTube ;)

I was planning on getting the Corsair strafe RGB. Its a $150 keyboard, but honestly I don't need the fancy RGB lighting and even the numpad really. I'd really just be paying $100 more for features I don't actually need.

u/pricej8x2 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Do you guys think this is a better deal or the Redragon K552? I am looking to buy a keyboard for my nephew whom just turned 12 and is getting into computer gaming.

EDIT: If you have a different suggestion, then I am open for it as well!

u/Katagon · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

A little out of your budget but this is a solid keyboard for the price (can get it for $36 like new from amazon warehouse). Switches are similar to mx blues/greens.

u/thedirtysouth1 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I would recommend this

u/Calkidmd · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

This redragon mech KB is only $31 rn on amazon. My friend has one of their KB's and says its definetely worth the money

Alternatively, a g710 or g710+ usually go on sale for about $50-$60 and i love mine

u/Pixt_ · 1 pointr/BulletBarry

If your budget is 80 per item id suggest the G502 and the drevo tryfing v2 if your budget is 80 Razer Naga Hex V2 - Ergonomic MOBA and this

u/AnimeAlvin · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Which budget TKL should I get: The Reddragon K552 or the Plugable recommended by the wiki?

u/SohBlank · 1 pointr/razer

Well if you want some cheap options razer is honestly overpriced. You could get a Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black) It’s super cheap and looks good. Throw some new keycaps on and it’s glorious

u/ziptofaf · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

> What advantage does this have?

The fact I can simultaneously write code and look at documentation/videos/communicators, you name it. Also when you maximize an app it only covers one screen rather than your whole workspace. Comes in handy every day, working on just one screen makes me very sad. Imho a second screen is a great way to boost your productivity + it's also really cheap (you can pick up a used one for like 50-60€ easily and new ones are around 100€).

As for my complete setup (which is not semi-affordable, just to give you an idea on what people work with):

  • Desktop PC + Dell Inspiron 7570 from time to time (generally desktop unless I work at the office instead of remotely)
  • 34" 3440x1440 for a main screen + 24" 1920x1080. I used to work with triple screen but found a relatively good deal for that monstrous 34" and it replaces two smaller ones by itself.
  • Ducky One2 mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue at home. Great indestructible keyboard, ultra loud but also very tactile. Feels great to type on it and it really makes me make less typos. In the office I use Roccat Ryos TKL with Cherry Brown keys. Not nearly as loud or tactile (but in exchange you won't get murdered by your coworkers) yet still very pleasant to type on. A luxury item really but I highly recommend one. Plus it doesn't have to be THAT expensive - you can find actually decent mechanical keyboards for sub 40$.
  • An adjustable electric desk - if you sit 8 hours a day your back will hurt and your life expectancy drops. So I bought one of these to counteract it so now I can alternate between sitting and standing. Imho a must have for prolonged professional work, definitely not something to do when starting out however (mainly because of the price, 450+€ is a hefty pricetag for a desk).
  • And a good chair. Currently I settled with one that more or less looks like this. A relatively costly choice but well, it's really one of these situations when you kinda want to give yourself some comfort. There are cheaper and durable options too however - eg. Ikea Markus is a good chair that doesn't break one's budget (and probably better than anything "gaming oriented"), the only problem is lack of any adjustment with it.
u/TTV_Akul28 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

if you wouldn’t mind looking at the keyboard i linked and guessing if they’d fit or not bc i’d really like to buy these keycaps bc they look nice

Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Small Compact 87 Key Metal Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers - Black

u/stephenchuk · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/ItZzSora · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Looking for a RGB keyboard, I want to be able to make a rainbow effect with the rgb lights (Preferrably with a software, not just preset things) kinda like this but cheaper?

I currently have a Redragon Kumara but I really want RGB and the customization. Thanks for your time <3

u/worldrallyx · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Are any of these ok? I like the price. All I care is that it's mechanical and backlit. Thanks in advance!

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

Mpow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard,87 Keys Anti-Ghosting PC Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches

u/BobbyDennis91 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I personally own this keyboard.
It's got cherry green equivalent switches. I love it, and it's right there in your price range. I'd definitely recommend it.

u/BornReady00 · 1 pointr/FortNiteBR

keyboard and mouse. Then put it on a table.

u/jVogel- · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ok, I was thinking about getting this keyboard and this mouse. They both have good reviews and look pretty nice.

u/EasyFunMoney · 1 pointr/buildapc

I bought the slightly cheaper red backlit version of the Kumara. The font is heavily stylized, but nothing that bothers me. Been using it for a few months now without any issues.

I will say the keys are a little more klicky-klacky than I would've liked. I was hoping for a little more solid, thuddy feel, but for $30 I am more than happy with it overall.

u/PalebloodSky · 1 pointr/gaming

Hate big keyboards, always use compact/tenkeyless ones.

This is my current favorite for work and gaming:

This one is good if you like them loud:

u/IAmTheAnyKey · 1 pointr/buildapcsalesuk

Red dragon kumara - mechanical and often sells for around £20 however it’s often sold out due to its deserved popularity

u/ContemplativeOctopus · 1 pointr/SSBM

Here's all of the decent cheap ones I have saved on amazon. Only problem is that I think they're all cherry blue (replica) switches, so they're all pretty loud. Also, these are all tenkeyless because no one needs number pads unless they do data entry, and they take up a lot of space. I've had the tomoko keyboard on this list for about 2 years now and it's still in perfect condition.

u/Eyeballs9990 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Does this keyboard look good?

I'll pair it with this mouse. (one of the ones you recommended)

They are both Redragon so matching :)

u/samboy218 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

My roommate has this keyboard, and it seems to be fine for him. Super cheap too.

u/AFluffySlug · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you arent fussed on colour scheme -

Had my eyes on this or similar for a while. Not sure on quality but reviews are great and Redragon are usually a safe bet. saves you money for a better headset!

u/dood98998 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Then that's fine to reuse. Membrane kbs are like 5-10 dollars, but cheap mechs can also be had for sub 40, e.g. this or this. I would recommend getting an mx key tester if you want to go down the mech rabbit hole, like this one, but if you want to stay budget you can just try out a friend's kb.

u/JoeSoSalty · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Hey guys, I'm looking for a tenkeyless/60% mech keyboard for preferably around $50, but could go up to like $70 if needed. I've never had a mech before, but I think i'm leaning towards black/red switches. Mainly gaming.

Unfortunately, i don't know too much about it and was hoping to get some help.

Smaller size and backlit is a must, but I don't need all the fancy RGB stuff, just a light of some sort.

Here's a couple that I like the look of: RedDragon one, This one that was posted from earlier today is amazing for it's form/size, as is this one, and I also like this one, but I've heard Corsair is bad?.

Thanks guys!

u/SpuddaKing · 1 pointr/buildapc

Im in America, and im not sure what pricing is like there, but you're gonna have a hard time finding mechanical keyboards for 50 USD/70 CAD. Its near impossible to find a good rgb keyboard for that price. The Redragon K552 is pretty decent, although it is "tenkeyless". The RGB version is more expensive

u/lrawrl · 1 pointr/keyboards

I like the Qisan Magicforce as decent low-cost mechanical keyabord. The "60%" style version, (68 keys, no num-pad or separate F1-F12 row), which I am linking is exactly $60. If you want the larger full-size version, it's $70.

The EagleTech KG010 and the Redragon K552 KUMARA are both around $40 on Amazon and have many positive reviews, but I have no personal experience with them. All three of these keyboards use Cherry MX clone switches, so they have the same dimensions as Cherry MX switches, but the resistances of the keys are not exactly the same as official Cherry MX switches.

u/Polish_Potato · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's a Rosewill that's 30$, heard it's alright.

And I found this for 40$, seems not too bad.

u/EvilGenius007 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I was just looking for a TKL mechanical to use in a couch gaming setup. I would have preferred an LED backlit variant, but not ~$8 worth of preference...

u/azucarr · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have a Redragon K552 (RGB Backlit) and I love it! It is a bit loud but most mechanical keyboards are. The only downside is that there is no numberpad which is a plus if you are looking to free up some desk space for gaming or something. The colors are not as bright as I would like them to be but they are pretty to look at the key press is comfortable and responsive as heck. For $45 it is a very nice keyboard!

u/sirhenrik · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

From the looks of the amazon link that I found it looks to be cherry-like clones, so in all likelihood other Cherry-clones should be compatible. Looks like it has static red backlighting, but I don't know if the backlighting is in-switch or on the PCB. If it's in-switch then that would mean you'll have two more joints to de-solder. In-switch LEDs are also usually inserted, soldered and the excess legs are clipped, so you might encounter that the LED's connector legs won't be long enough (ie. not protruding enough through the PCB to solder it back on) for the new switch housings of whatever switch you choose.

Assuming the switches are MX Cherry clones, then all you need to do is de-solder them, take them off the PCB and solder on a new one. You can search for a de-soldering through-hole components tutorial.

u/Algebutter · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

I find I save a lot of money (non-essential items) on buying a low-cost option first (a 25-30 dollar mech for example). After I learn what I need//want, I'll then have a good idea for what to splurge on.

More often than not, then low-end is more than good enough for me and end up happy with my purchase (e.g. no need for premium SSD) but YMMV

I would recommend this instead:

u/ahh1258 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Redragon K552 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit)

It’s a great keyboard. A little loud though

u/tinytankzz · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

100% the backlit ones are Outemu. The nonbacklit ones aren't made by the same company. Red dragon is the Retail name of the OEM that makes these. You can see the kumara 552 has the same keycaps except not ISO:

I'll go ahead and say that I love my red Outemu's and haven't been let down by my monoprice board yet. 40 bucks for doubleshot keycaps and back lighting is unreal to me. You used to have to import Ducky's with tiawanese lettering to get a mechanical for 40 bucks back in the day.

u/StealthSZN_ · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards
I recommend this I’ve had one and it’s pretty solid.

u/Craftninja7 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

K552 is really solid keyboard, definitely recommend it

u/ziiWix · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

What about 'knock-off' switches? Let's say, this keyboard:

I know it's a cherry mx blue knock-off but is it any good? I mean, yeah, it won't be at same durability but quality should be equavillent, right?

u/d_neustel3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Okay, so this is my first time with a PC and a desk. Right now I have a PC with no modifications (yet), and an Astro headset for my Xbox. Also an Xbox one,and some speakers.

I want to improve my setup for gaming.

I am looking at a new keyboard

Also a mouse

A mousepad

Some headphones

And a gpu

Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

u/Yukaihan · 1 pointr/buildapc

These may not be wireless, but that might not be ideal for gaming anyways.

Here are some well-regarded yet surprisingly cheap mechanical keyboards. These should last a long time for their cost.

I don't know what you mean by scrolling text however.

The 2nd keyboard is much more expensive since it is bigger. If your son doesn't need the numberpad or has limited space, the first keyboard might be a good pick.

It is also generally better since the smaller keyboard puts your arms closer together which is a more ergonomic position.

u/BlinkPlays · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For just a little bit more you can get an actual mechanical keyboard. Also RX 480 > 1060

u/Fallonite · 1 pointr/buildapc

This is the perfect keyboard for him and for your budget:

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

It is a small, compact mechanical keyboard with red LED's.

I have the RGB version that includes the numpad, but if all he needs are red LED's I see no reason to pay more for multicolored lights and a number pad. This keyboard is small and compact, perfect for a crammed desk.

Now I saw you ask earlier to describe the difference between mechanical and non mechanical. Mechanical keyboards give you a very clicky feel and they are a little loud, so if he games in the living room it may be a bit distracting. I personally love mechanical keyboards for gaming, as they make you much more aware when you actually hit a key. With standard keyboards, they feel very mushy and often you may hit another key or two by accident and not even realize it.

TL;DR: Great mechanical keyboard with Red LED's for $35 before shipping and taxes. Perfect for gaming and typing in case he needs to use his computer for schoolwork. Tell him happy birthday from the Reddit community!

u/cstir15 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Get this one

-under $50
-good warranty
-small form factor
-not too loud
-good key size

I have it in RGB (not all just one color lights) and I love it.

u/officer21 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

552 is cheaper.

So is the RGB version

u/xSandmanx59 · 1 pointr/gaming

What I use on PC/PS4 is:

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)


Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, 12,000 DPI On-The-Fly DPI Shifting, Personalized Weight and Balance Tuning with (5) 3.6g Weights, 11 Programmable Buttons

Both perform amazingly well and they're pretty cheap too.

u/Cima9642 · 1 pointr/dbrand

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/PKBeam64 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Need help:

Redragon K552 vs Velocifire TKL01

I just want a decent cheap mech keyboard for mostly gaming but good typing would be nice as well. Redragon costs a bit more so I'm leaning towards the Velocifire one. Is there anything I'm missing?

u/slash178 · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Ever since I went with a mechanical keyboard I have been basically unable to use anything else. So "budget" is relative since mechanical keyboards are much more expensive than other, lesser keyboards. Keys with good haptic feedback and backlighting is a must for me - if you don't need these things than you can find cheaper keyboards.

There are a couple of relatively inexpensive mechanicals out there.

Check out:


You can get even cheaper with compact keyboards - personally I can't live without a numpad.

u/MobiusOne_ISAF · 1 pointr/hardware

Alternatively, you could just add colored keys to a standard keyboard. Gives you the "easy to identify" aspects while everyone gets a standard QWERTY keyboard.

Throw them on a cheap mechanical and you'll probably never need to buy another keyboard. That is, if you aren't a mild addict like I am.

Word of warning, I just picked the cheapest MX Blue (clicky type of switch) keyboard, you might want a MX Brown / MX Red for the sake of your eardrums.

u/Lumpy_Taco · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Is a Red Dragon Kumara K552 ( worth it? I have read and watched a few reviews and it looks like it isn't garbage even for 40 dollars. I just want a cheap TKL that is better than a cheapo Logitech that I got from Walmart.

u/funnyman95 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have this keyboard and I fuckin love it. It does have blue switches so its extra clacky, but man it feels and looks great

u/takemyrevengeSteve · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

What is your opinion on cheap mechanical keyboards like this one ? Is the price difference between this kind of keyboard and a Ducky for instance justified for a first time buyer of mechanical keyboards?

u/See_No_Evo · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I've had this keyboard for like 2 years. I retired it 4 months ago, but it still works as good as the first day I received it. It has Outemu blues so it's clicky and tactile.

u/Szarak199 · 1 pointr/gaming

IMO the $30-40 mechanical keyboards on amazon are great, the $80 keyboards from logitech or corsair might be sliiiightly better, but personally I can't tell the difference in the feel of the switches. If you just want something mechanical, then I would suggest getting one of those cheapo boards, they have pretty good reviews and they don't seem to have reliability issues. If brand name, software support, macro keys, rgb backlighting, etc, are important to you, then go with logitech/corsair/etc

Here is an example of one of the "cheapo" boards, for $30 you get mechanical switches and its backlit, from a brand name you can expect to pay ~$80 for that

u/sreejith2904 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

These are the keycaps:


The base is a Redragon K552 keyboard: . It has Outemu blue switches which are compatible with the cherry mx keycaps, and the price as you can see is relatively cheap.

u/_KaleidoscopeOfHooey · 1 pointr/AverageBattlestations

[Redragon K552 Kumara] (

A TKL board that comes with Outemu Blue Switches (which sound super clicky and loud on this board). The switches themselves are removable.
The red back-lighting is also really nice, but can only be adjusted for brightness, though there is an RGB model with more lighting modes.

u/GoZiggOrGoHome · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

For $5 more if you want red backlighting you can get the Red dragon keyboard with the same switches. That one is pretty solid too but the Aukey is still not a bad buy at $25 if you don't wanna get into the $50 range for keyboards

EDIT: Forgot link

u/polarbear360 · 1 pointr/XIM

Is this the same keyboard by chance?

u/Ghost-haus · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Right on buddy!
It’s just a red dragon kumara mech keyboard
It just so happens to fit perfectly around the dell keyboard. The four rubber legs keep it above too so you won’t get any unnecessary key strokes from underneath!
Picked up the wood wrist rest off eBay and a few artisans from here!
I’m new and this is pretty simple compared to the works of art I’ve seen posted on here but hope it helps (>’-‘)>

u/BigShtinkyWezel · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

The keyboard was a spare my friend gave me.. I believe this is it.. it says it's a "cherry blue equivalent"

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/Sheeepman · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Any keyboard ever (to a point) would be good for gaming. It's all down to what you enjoy using, not what a company says is best.

If you wanted to get a mechanical keyboard that's decent for not a huge amount there's the Red Dragon and Aukey.

u/TeraBaap365 · 1 pointr/dubai

I have the Tomoko MK (Blue switches) it's not the best and on par with the higher costing MKs but for the price, you can't go wrong with this one. If you're on a budget and looking to save some money this is it. It'll cost you around 180 DHS including shipping and customs.

Or you can go with Redragon K552 KUMARA, this has Red led on it (if that is something that you want in your MK). I have seen some reviews on it, sounds like a good budget MK, but can't say how it performs against the Tomoko.

u/FrostbladeX · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for trying to help with my question, so let me help you :p

I've used these for a long while (until I got a Razer Mouse and Keyboard a few months back)

E-Blue Cobra Mouse

Red Dragon Mechanical Keyboard

Keep in mind though, this should be good as temporary or when you're new to PC gaming, but I do recommend upgrading to brands with more quality control! (Side note, I still prefer my E-Blue mouse over my Razer)

u/AvatarIII · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

>Who doesn't already have a TV?

Someone whose TV has broken, someone who has just moved out of their parents house and doesn't have their own stuff yet, someone who watches everything on a tablet?

>I wouldn't consider a $25 keyboard acceptable. $25 mouse can be fine.

That's your personal opinion, plenty of people would be perfectly happy to game on a cheap keyboard. but if it's because you only like mechanical keyboards, you can get them for under $30 now

> Gaming with a PC on a TV?

it's no worse than gaming with a console on a TV.

u/BlottosFry · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's a couple that come to mind.
The Redragon K552 or other variants. Not too sure how reliable they are, but from reviews they seem to be 'Greetech' switched (never heard of them)... found here

another one that I can vouch for is the Logitech G410. It's a little high on your budget but for ~$70 you can't really go wrong with RGB lighting. found here

u/Cahtomusic · 1 pointr/battlestations

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/Vipre7 · 1 pointr/mechanical_keyboard

Are you going to be gaming on this PC? I hate recommending mechanical keyboards for people that will be gaming with friends on an open mic. It really does get annoying when you hear CLACK CLACK CLACK CLAKCLACKCLACK through the mic.

This is a great keyboard for the money. 4.5 stars from Amazon reviews, even after filtering out the incentivized reviews. $34 for green switches (of course not Cherry branded at this price point) and it has red backlighting.

The Green switches are both a tactile and a clicky (loud) switch. You can both feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit. ... If you are used to lighter switches you may have trouble at first getting used to the feel of Green switches, as they are a stiff switch. Of course, I am not sure if this will hold true for this off brand. It may be quite easy to press, who knows.

There is also a cheaper non-backlit version, and a $50 RGB backlit version.

Here is an interesting offering for only $30.

Blue switches, so it will be clicky (loud) and tactile. Blues are considered similar to Greens, just easier to press.

EagleTec also makes cheap mechanical keyboards worth a look. You might find an LED design from them that will go great with your build.

u/7-nanometers · 1 pointr/gamingpc

These are probably the best value peripherals. I've had nothing but trouble with cheap chinese "gaming" stuff. It's really just garbage office hardware with lights on it. If he's younger than like 12 don't bother and just get what you linked. If you're not in the US just look for the same products wherever you shop.

If money is really tight this following link will work but they are strictly inferior products

u/Nocturn_Adrift · 1 pointr/Battletops

Redragon K552 KUMARA

Only 30 dollars for a mechanical keyboard, have gone through 4 months of use, haven't've regretted my purchase so far. Very happy.

u/GhostBeatsSkeleton · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

There are some cheap ones on Amazon. An example of one is this one:

u/TourneyCollector · 1 pointr/mechmarket

Best way to do it is get a card board box + some switches and a controller and then you mount the switches + controller on the cardboard box + hand wire them all together. This probably won't even cost you $35 and it will be a fully functional board.

There is also this for only $40

u/The_Royal · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

If they are Cherry MX Compatible, yes absolutely. Ones like the RedDragon Mechanical Keyboard use “Outemu” Switches that are a well known Cherry MX equivalent. I’ve seen this board recommended a few times to the newer community members looking for the cheapest options out there.

Some brands like Logitech should be avoided IMO. They use switches called “Romer-G” Switches that use proprietary keycap mounts that are incompatible with the common MX-Mount Keycaps you see all over this Sub.

u/100percentDeplorable · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Unlikely you'll get genuine Cherry MX keyboards at that range, but in my experience, Outemu has done a solid job with their switches. There are many good deals on Amazon, I like this one -

But if anyone offers you a cherry mx keyboard for $40, I would snap buy it!

u/Xcodist · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

This is my exact build. I love it. Feel free to ask me anything.

BTW, you can get that monitor for $300 if you wanted to re-allocate funds.

As for the keyboard, you're looking for rubber dome. A good, cheap, entry-level mech is this one. I personally love it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor | $197.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard | $93.98 @ Newegg
Memory | *GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $111.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $136.69 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Turbo OC Video Card | $514.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $61.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | NZXT - RF-FN142-RB 50.0 CFM 140mm Fan | $9.99 @ Amazon
Monitor | Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor | $425.34 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1632.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $1602.94
| *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-27 01:39 EDT-0400 |

u/rtkaratekid · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Hey guys, looking for some expertise from the most clacky subreddit out there!

Just started grad school and, as part of the program, was given the new MacBook Pro, complete with it's awful butterfly switched keyboard (boooooo... ). So:

u/Vadrigar · 1 pointr/battlestations

Here's a cheap alternative that I'm using.

u/PancakeDictator · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have a friend who got one after his razer blackwidow broke, he likes it, but says he definitely prefers mechanical switches. I use this and personally love it, but if you're really into RGB the K55 doesn't seem like a bad option.

u/Dolinare · 1 pointr/BulletBarry

Two real choices come to mind here:

This is a surprisingly good offering from Redragon, right around $35. They aren't Cherry MX switches so the quality control isn't going to be as good on them, but getting Cherry switches below $50 is difficult as it is.

Here's a pretty comparable choice from EagleTec. Again, build quality and consistency will be somewhat lacking, but that's kinda what you get from budget computer hardware in general. This particular one is just a little bit more than $40, but finding mechanical keyboards at that exact price point is somewhat difficult as it is.

I don't have any personal experience with either of these keyboards, and I'm not entirely sure about the reputability of either Redragon or EagleTec, but the reviews on both products are good, and Amazon has a pretty decent return policy just in case the product just craps out on you.

u/EddToTheGrr · 1 pointr/Amd

Firm quality . Def recommend. Just look at those reviews.

Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit)

u/akio_c · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You seem like you are on a budget, so I would try and stay below that £35 mark. I am using this. I uses knock off cherry mx switches. Its been pretty reliable for the past 6 months. There have been this wave of knock off keyboards coming out recently. Some have been using mechanical feeling switches, but from what I could find, these should both be real mechanical switches.
Here are some that I found under £35

[MechanicalEagle Z-77] (

MS Tech video on it

[VicTop/TOMOKO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard] (

MS Tech video on it

Hope this was helpful.

u/Scienceman57 · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/AngeNoir0324 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/violetviceroy · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I wouldnt worry about it. iKBC makes high-quality boards. "Real" cherry switches are no better than many of their competitiors, such as kailh switches and gateron switches, and generally tend to feel worse. If you do a search of this forum (which I strongly recommend, so that you learn more about mech boards in general), you'll find that most serious enthusiasts do not like the feel of cherry switches unless they have modified them in some way - such as taking them apart to apply lube, or swapping them into the housing of one of their competitors. "Real Cherry" is a marketing gimmick, and if this is your only concern, you can save money by getting a "knock-off" board for much less.

As for stabilizers: this is a case of you get what you pay for. Off-the-shelf boards with great stabilizers include: vortex vibe (60% + numpad), and the vortex race (75%, no numpad), but these tend to retail for around $130 USD. Other more expensive brands, such as leopold, have great stabilizers too. Rattly stabs are easy to fix, in any case.

Other brands you might look into: Coolermaster makes solid entry-level full-sized boards, and they have excellent stabilizers, and does the brand Ducky. Rosewill is another option:

Another option still is RedDragon:

Cooler Master: .

And yes, fees tend to be higher in Canada.

If you are really, truly, concerned, I would spend the time to do some keyword searches in this forum. I dont mean this offensively, but a lot of your concerns are fairly noobish and reading up on what other people say will probably assuage them, and make you feel better about spending money on whatever board you eventually do get (I speak from experience on this). Your keyboard needs are fairly straightforward, so you should be able to get a solid board that meets them without spending more than you want to.

u/TheRoyalBrook · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Redragon is definitely not bad. I use it as my daily driver on my home pc. My advice though, is unless you need that bumped go for this instead

Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

u/HomieMcBro · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ah ok. There are some very good mechanical keyboards at budget prices on Amazon, like this one. As for mice, I'd recommend anything from Logitech, as they are built well and go on sale quite often. It depends on your grip style though, so maybe just stick to the one you have ordered. Cheap mouse pads can also be found on Amazon.

If you ever have questions you can always browse videos on YouTube for help, as there are a lot of great content creators who make vids for all sorts of PC related stuff. I'd check out LinusTechTips or Jayztwocents

u/MJDTA · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Red dragon is more or less the standard for cheap mechs. Here's one for $40:

They're not amazing quality but they are amazing for the price. They're just re-branded cheap chinese mechs and many other companies sell them under different names, but this one seems to be the most popular.

u/Garfield131415 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Is this actual mechanical? It says ''custom mechanical keyboard"

u/RaptorUTO · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Here I like this company, heard good things about the Kumara.

Here's the RGB variant

u/waffleking_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This might not really fit with the whole "office" look, but it's a decent cheap keyboard. I've seen some reviews say it's pretty good for $40

This looks much better, but I haven't seen any reviews about it.

u/benjiman1999 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's a 30 USD KB/m bundle on amazon from Havit with rgb backlighting.
Here's a link if you're interested: HAVIT Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo (Black) [ 2016 Model ]

Alternatively, if you don't care about having a numpad, and have a slightly larger budget you could get a tenkeyless mechanical for around 40 usd. Here's one from amazon: Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black)

I would highly recommend the mechanical keyboard if your budget will allow it, but the other one is also pretty good. The mechanical will most likely last much longer (assuming you don't smash it to bits with a hammer or something) so that might be a better long term investment, so at least take that into consideration.

u/Raytiger3 · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to the triple A brand mechanical keyboards. for example has pretty good reviews.

OC with your CPU wont really do much to your FPS.

Your mobo doesn't support the clockspeed of your selected RAM. Your mobo is also mATX, taking full ATX and having more RAM slots is easier to upgrade. And there's the option of SLI aswell.

Nice case. I love how it looks man.

u/KSparty · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

my suggestion for a good mouse that is very well priced is the REDDRAGON MAMMOTH and REDDRAGON products in general. They aren't "professional" grade, but they match the performance, and have held up to rigorous gaming use.

Mouse I use:

Keyboard (I don't personally own this as it was not available when I was making my purchases, but I assume it will be as durable as the rest of their products.):

u/Techsavyy · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

This will be as close to $30 as you can get -

u/exabir · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

You can try redraggon .
It's super cheep but it a great start for mechanical keebs.

Do you know what type of switches you like?

u/Juliangs200 · 1 pointr/hcteams

Keyboard: Corsair K70 or Cooler Master Quickfire TK[cheaper option] or [Cheapest, best value]

Mouse: Logitech G502 or DA Chroma[cheaper option]

Headset: HyperX Fury II or Logitech G230[cheap option]

Pad: Any XXL pad, honestly they take up your entire desk and are so much more worth it than you think.

u/SOGGHD · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

There is this Red Dragon keyboard that has Mechanical switches, backlight and multimedia keys. The downside is that it has no Numpad. Maybe get this for $40 and by a separate number pad? Keyboard

u/racewerks · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just buy one of the chinese knockoff keyboards from amazon. If you don't like it just return it, Amazon is amazing with that kind of thing.

u/Nyantick · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There are multiple cheap alternatives to mechanical keyboards. I got this one, , there are others like , , and I have never seen any raised WASD keys before, but Corsair and many others do sell WASD keys that are either textured, colored, or made to stand out compared to your other keys.

u/CosmicTTL · 1 pointr/FortNiteBR

Yeah I was looking off amazon, from the view on amazon it looked left handed. So basically my setup is gonna be this:




u/FocusedWolf · 1 pointr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

If you want something good that is inexpensive i can recommend this. If it has any flaw at all for a mechanical, clicky-as-fuck-and-loud-without-headphones-on, 100% anti-ghosting, TKL, illuminated, and sturdy enough to kill someone with (and still function perfectly), $30 keyboard it's that it is driver-less (so no macros and sadly it can’t remember brightness levels between restarts). It doesn't bother me though since the default max-brightness is not an issue and red seems to be the best color for an illuminated keyboard (eyes are too sensitive to green and blue, whereas red is 100% unnoticeable in the peripheral vision unless you look down at it). Honestly I think real cherry blues would be slightly better but the “professional” keyboards just seem stupidly overpriced after being exposed to this one. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the switches on this thing can be pulled out and swapped if that's your thing, or if any should happen to die (its stood up to my abuse for many months so i'm not worried).

u/Beyond_Deity · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

I started PC gaming around 5 months ago. I came from xbox. Just give it time, I went through 2 keyboards during that time.

The keyboard I stuck with:

Just give it a good month of solid gaming. Do not use controller at all. Find a good keyboard that has good reviews and a price you can afford. The above linked one is very good. I have no complaints, it comes in 4 static colors.

Good luck

u/A1exLIVE · 1 pointr/razer

^boom what is this huh? Oh damn it seems to be a nice TKL mechanical keyboard for 32 dollars. Weird. Thought they didn’t exist

u/xanietyFN · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

$100 can get you a Glorious Model O and a cheap mechanical keyboard. Just got a model O yesterday and it's amazing - can't recommend it enough. You can get a large cheap mouse pad for like $10-20.

Mechanical Keyboard (uses cheap Chinese switches (MX Cherry Blue equivalent), but it's perfectly fine) - $30

Model O (Glossy white is the only one that's not sold out) - $60, but came to $67 for me with shipping and tax. Super quick shipping too - from Utah to NY in 2 days.

u/Brofistastic · 1 pointr/buildapc

Pro tip: look for non cherry mechanical blue keyboards

And renewed mice like this one... That's the best bang for your buck at $50

Renewed stuff is Amazon's best kept secret, I get tons of stuff renewed and it always works perfectly.

u/my_reddit_persona · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I'm looking to ease into MK with a cheap intro TKL keyboard (but not 60%, I want to keep discrete fn keys). Based on what I've read about the switches, I think I want to start with brown as a midpoint between clicky blues and no tac blacks.

I find plenty of $40 blue keyboards (Redragon K552) (TOMOKO-MMC023), etc, and at least one black (LINGBAO JIGUANSHI Gaming Keyboard 87 Keys), some of them well reviewed online.

Problem is I'm having trouble finding browns at that price point. The closest I've found is $25 more @ $65 for this Team Wolf ZhuQue 87 key Brown

Does anyone have a lead on a brown switch keyboard closer to $40 shipped?

u/alsvid_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've heard good things about this one. It doesn't have a numpad though.

u/rbagelman · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've heard good things about this keyboard. Review

Amazon Link

u/money123451 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

for real mech switches there is this keyboard with knock off Cherry MX blues new or a used mech keyboard with numpad for 40$ if you don't mind gambling and repairing switches if they die. but most real mech keyboard will not have RGB lighting at that price range. do some research check the used markets and deal sights see what you can find. /r/MechanicalKeyboards might also help.

u/MrCalamiteh · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Do the opposite of what Deadmanpizza is saying, and if you need a mech keyboard, get this lower-end one

and get a 50-60 dollar mouse that is actually decent. Don't skimp on the mouse for the keyboard.

If you want a DA Chroma, you can get that + this keyboard for just under $100 and you won't be skimping yourself on the mouse.

u/k9pro · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That keyboard is not rgb, its not rgb on the website and its not rgb in amazon i know because i have the keyboard.

u/DobbyDude · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Heres one,another,a third

Personally now that I have been using a mechanical for over a year I'm so used to it that it pains me to use anything else.

Also if you live near a Best Buy they should have some on display that you can try so you can see what switches you like and if it is worth it to you.

u/Juventino1112 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Maybe a Redragon? There are also RGB models for about $10 more. This one has Outemu blues (clicky) AFAIK which are pretty solid switches.

u/Mr_Oxford_White · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/odusanyaka · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/kynexiz · 1 pointr/osugame

this is the cheapest led backlit mech i know of

edit: you should also specify what switches you want, this only comes with cherry mx green clones.

u/lsdb114 · 1 pointr/osugame

How about this, its mechanical and cheaper than the logitech

u/LuTheLunatic · 1 pointr/battlestations

Custom mechanical switches (Cherry Green equivalent)

u/alexskate · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

lol wtf it's like 45$ iirc on

I don't know, this should be below 50$

u/Josuef · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For 10 more dollars you could get this

I've used it for about 2 months (first mechanical keyboard) and to be honest i am very impressed and i dont think i'll ever be able to use membrane keyboards again lol

u/Wuphe · -2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

have heard great things about this guy considering how cheap it is

u/Apprentice57 · -10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Please do not downvote me just for being unfavorable toward this otherwise great deal. I have provided objective reasons for why I feel this way. Please hear me out.

I guess it's better than a rubber dome + membrane keyboard, but if you have even $15 more to spend on a keyboard then don't get this (cheap mechs on amazon are better).

Romer-G switches are really no fun. Their primary design goal was to have even lighting. They do that well, but don't type well as a result.

EDIT: Here's an review covering this. A key issue with Romer G tactile switches is that the tactile bump is so weak, that the switches are nearly linear.