Redragon K556 keyboard not just for gamers.
When I was first introduced to the mechanical keyboard a couple of years ago, I was awestruck. Now, some people don’t particularly care for the clickety-clack that these type of keyboards bring, but I rather enjoy it. It reminds me of the same tactile sensation I get from an old typewriter or the old computers from a computer lab in my elementary school. Today, these mechanical keyboards are typically utilized by PC gamers or programmers. It’s a little rare to find someone who writes enjoying one — at least, you don’t hear about it often. But here we are and I am typing away on this lovely Redragon mechanical keyboard.
Here are some of the finer points of the device.
- The Redragon K556 is made with custom Brown Switch mechanical keys and it is shipped with 8 Blue Switches to replace the keys if needed. Keyboard has a 50 million keystroke lifespan.
- The keyboard lights up in brilliant colors and there are customizable modes to it as well. To access them, you press Fn + Ins, Home, PgUp, Del, End, or PgDn. You can also adjust the brightness of the colors by pressing Fn + Up Arrow/Down Arrow. The backlighting has 16 million customizable color options.
- The keyboard weighs approximately 3.5 pounds. It’s not for the faint of heart and definitely not for remote working. It is constructed out of aluminum, plate-mounted mechanical keys, and gold plated USB connector. It’s hearty keyboard and meant to stand up to hardcore gaming.
- The keys are designed to have medium resistance, the lovely ‘click’ noise, and a noticeable tactile feedback. The switches have 60±15g actuation force.
- Keyboard has a 50 million keystroke life span.
As I mentioned, I’m no gamer, but I do enjoy a well-built keyboard especially since I spend most of my day typing away at a keyboard. I also really like the colored keyboard. It makes the workspace seem that much more interesting. Since I’m working with the keyboard on a MacBook Pro, the customizable part of the colors is not useable, but I can still shift through the preprogrammed color options that are included with the K556.
For the price, I would say that the Redragon K556 is more ‘premium’ than some of the pricier options in this peripheral category. I also like how it’s a full size keyboard, but doesn’t take up a lot of desk real estate. One of my other mechanical keyboards is full size, but isn’t as small. I rather like the compact nature of this keyboard and how well it fits with my current desk set-up. The keys are well spaced apart and they feel fluid the more I type with them. There are some mechanical keyboards that I feel like you really have to type hard to get a good rebound, but the keys on the Redragon are so responsive that I haven’t had any missed keystrokes or been disappointed with it at all.
The Redragon K556 RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard is a really nice option for gamers and writers alike. I can recommend this as it’s a quality keyboard, but won’t break the bank.
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