Aukey km g6 rgb mechanical keyboard
Today, we will conduct the first evaluation of the gaming keyboard!
This is the Aukey KMG6 RGB mechanical keyboard. This is Aukey's budget product, but it has a fairly reliable feature set and quality at a price. After using this Aukey keyboard and headphones as a daily controller for more than two weeks, I feel that I have enough experience with the product to make a complete and accurate evaluation. Oh, and due to the long name, we will refer to it as KMG6 in the rest of this review.
Stop gossiping, let's get started.
is taken from Aukey's product page, the specifications are:
In addition to the specifications listed above, the Aukey keyboard also provides RGB backlighting with multiple lighting modes and settings. We will discuss them in more detail below.
Everything pictured above is in the box:
So this is pretty much what you expect from a cheap mechanical keyboard. If you want to see what it looks like in RGB, scroll down to the additional features section of this review.
Feel is probably the most important part of keyboard reviews. Although Aukey KMG6 does not use the Cherry MX Blue switch, it appears to be very similar - the Outemu Blue switch.
Outemu Blue is not only used by budget brands like Aukey, but better known brands like Cooler Master and Biostar have also used these switches on their keyboards. They may not be exact replicas of Cherry switches, but they feel good, appear to be well made, and are much cheaper than the competition.
Switching from my Corsair K70 to KMG6 is not unpleasant at all. Although I did miss a few features, which I will discuss later, I found the overall layout and keyboard spacing pleasant.
Within a few hours of using KMG6, I have typed at my usual speed (90 words per minute on Typeracer, try me). In terms of feel, KMG6 feels like a well-made mechanical keyboard, not cheap at all.
My criticism of the keyboard is not what it has, but that it has nothing.
In terms of comfort, my biggest problem with this keyboard is that it is not equipped with a wrist rest, which I think is absolutely necessary for long typing or playing games. For me, this means that I have to rest more often than usual... This seems to be a small difference, but it is important in the long run.
There is no software to talk about here. All your keyboard customization needs to be done at the hardware level, which means sorting your documents, holding down the "Fn" key, and switching between the different colors, settings, and arrangements of the two to find the content you want. It is best to search again. The
manual provides some information on this, but the truth is that finding the best is too much for my patience, and the lack of dedicated software like Corsair's CUE is obvious here.
In fact, I have reviewed a similar AUKEY keyboard before, about a year ago, but the same problem still exists. AUKEY has not released software to control the RGB lighting of its various products, which confuses me a bit. I'm not sure at the moment if it's a hardware limitation or a budget limitation, but whatever it is I hope to get over it as soon as possible, because this is the most obvious problem preventing AUKEY RGB products from being really great. Names like Corsair or Razer are sweating.
When it comes to the usability of a normal keyboard, the KMG6 is excellent. But when it comes to actually configuring your lighting settings and making it look like what you want, the process is a huge pain and even the basic functions of the software will be greatly simplified.
Of course, I still complain about the basic software, but at least then I don't have to fiddle with the Fn key like I'm programming my grandmother's VCR.
When it comes to Outemu Blue switches, I find them loud and harsh, just like mechanical switches. The feel of tactile feedback and the advantages of mechanical keyboards over membranes are shown here. I really don’t feel that my typing experience has suffered a major downgrade from the main keyboard, which is more than three times the starting price. The
buttons themselves are quite large and comfortable to the touch, so I don't feel any desire to replace them. Even after two weeks of heavy use, they look and feel very sturdy, which I cannot say for many cheap membrane keyboards I have used over the years. I suspect that its quality compares to the absurd pedigree of Ducky keyboards, but few keyboards do this.
In general, I am confident and satisfied with the quality of Outemu switches and Aukey keys. The reviews of the keyboard on Amazon also don't seem to indicate a lot of quality problems, at least not more than usual. Like all hardware, you will occasionally encounter a faulty drive, but even so, most customers seem to report a good experience with Aukey customer service.
This is the part where I really started to complain about what this keyboard doesn't have. Although it may be RGB, it is basic in almost every other sense.
To be fair, RGB is good. My best attempts at photography did not fully capture its actual appearance, but it is better than the RGB appearance on my Corsair K70 and other RGB keyboards that I have seen with my own eyes.
Because ... I was frustrated with the settings, but finally decided to stick to its default lighting mode,
As smooth or precise as on my K70, but still great at providing visual feedback for my keystrokes.
In addition to the light mode, you can also change specific game modes. These almost simply light up the selection keys on the keyboard, for example WASD for FPS mode, and there isn't much content worth typing at home, but I'm happy to have it. There are a total of eight types, and they all cover typical types of PC games: MOBA, FPS, etc.
Well, RGB is enough.
The other basic elements that this keyboard does not have are multimedia keys and USB pass-through. These, at least, I think they are cost-saving measures and are acceptable, but if you are used to films in this price range with these features, or if you want to use this keyboard as a replacement, their absence may hurt Your experience is a mechanical keyboard for more expensive games.
In the long run, these are small obstacles you can adapt to. However, the lack of these features does make us realize that this is a cheap product.
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