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Today, we will conduct the first evaluation of the gaming keyboard!

This is the Aukey KMG6 RGB mechanical keyboard. This is an inexpensive product from Aukey, but it has a fairly reliable feature set and price-based build quality. 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.

Don't gossip, let's get started.

is taken from the Aukey product page, the specifications are:

In addition to the specifications listed above, the Aukey keyboard also provides RGB backlighting with a variety of lighting modes and settings. We will discuss them in more detail below.

Everything shown above is in the box:

So, almost what you would expect from a budget mechanical keyboard. If you want to see what it looks like when RGB is turned on, 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 seems to be very similar: the Outemu Blue switch.

Outemu Blue is not only used by budget brands such as Aukey, but well-known brands such as Cooler Master and Biostar also use these switches on their keyboards. They may not be exact replicas of Cherry switches, but they feel good, look 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 some features, which I will discuss later, I found that the overall layout and keyboard spacing are good.

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, which is 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 I have to rest more often than usual... This seems like 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 classifying documents, holding down the "Fn" key, and switching between the different colors, settings and arrangements of the two to find the best results Pray you need. What are you looking for. The

manual provides some information in this regard, but the truth is that finding the best-looking thing is too long for my patience, and the lack of dedicated software like Corsair's CUE is obvious here.

In fact, about a year ago, I reviewed a similar AUKEY keyboard, but the same problem still exists. AUKEY has not released software to control the RGB lighting of its various products, which makes me a little confused. 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 asap, because this is the most obvious issue preventing AUKEY RGB products from getting bigger . 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 their sounds loud and harsh, like mechanical switches. The tactile feedback feel and the advantages of the mechanical keyboard over the membrane are fully demonstrated here - I really don't feel like my typing experience degrades significantly relative to my main keyboard, which is more than three times the asking price. The

keyboard itself is relatively large and very comfortable to hold, so I have no desire to replace it. Even after two weeks of heavy use, they look and feel very sturdy, which I can't say for the many cheap membranes and keyboards I've used over the years. I doubt its quality can match the absurd pedigree of Ducky keyboards, but few keyboards can.

Overall, I am confident and satisfied with the quality of the Outemu switches and Aukey keys. Amazon's reviews of the keyboard don't seem to indicate many quality issues either, at least not more than usual. Like all hardware out there, you will occasionally encounter faulty equipment, but even so, most customers seem to report a good experience with Aukey's customer service.

This is the part where I really started complaining about what this keyboard doesn't have. Although it may be RGB, it is a basic system in almost every other way.

To be fair, RGB is good. My best photography attempts did not capture its own look, but it is advantageous compared to the RGB appearance on my Corsair K70 and other RGB keyboards I have seen with my own eyes.

Because... was frustrated with the settings, but I finally decided to stick to its default lighting mode,

As smooth or accurate as my K70, but great at providing visual feedback on 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 in at home, but it's nice to have. 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 are cost-saving measures and are acceptable, but if you are used to films in this price range with these features, or if you are using 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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