Redragon Kala K557 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | Quick Review

ABOUT REDRAGON

For those who are not yet familiar with Redragon, here’s a short background of the company. Eastern Times Technology Co., Ltd is the owner of Redragon, established in 1996 and one of the top 5 factory for Mouse and Keyboard in China. Now, a US based company just started last 2012 from an existing gaming hardware Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that opened in 1996. Redragon’s aim is to deliver gaming accessories of the highest quality and performance. Our research and development team consists of experts in modeling, structure design, electronics, user interface, and software. Their goal is to make products that their customers surely will love for its quality and of course, being affordable to all sorts of users.

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FIRST TIME MECHANICAL KEYBOARD USER?

If you are a long time Membrane Keyboard user just like me, I’m sure you are also having a hard time deciding whether to jump to the Mechanical Keyboard craze or just stick to the Membrane  Keyboard we are using for a very long time now. Aside from the cost of Mechanical Keyboards, there are tons of types of it just make things more complicated for first time user. If you want to learn more about the difference between the two,  you may check this blog page fore more details.

REDRAGON KALA MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD

Lets get straight in to the details about Redragon Kala (K557) Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Actually, this is my first ever Mechanical Keyboard and so far I’m loving every bits of it.

WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX:

  • Redragon Kala Mechanical Keyboard
  • Extra Mechanical Gaming Switches
  • CD containing driver
  • Manual
  • Keycap Puller

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Connector: Gold-plated USB
  • Cable: Fiber braided cabling
  • lED backlit color: Choose between seven colors
  • Keyboard Size: 117.2×6.78×1.5 inches
  • Multimedia keys: 12
  • Material: Aluminum alloy +ABS

KEY FEATURES:

  • 100% Anti-Ghosting
  • 104 standard keys
  • Double injection keycaps
  • Keylife of 50 million times keystroke and responsiveness
  • RGB adjustable LED backlighting gives 6 theme backlight and 18 different backlight models.
  • Spill-proof
  • Full key conflict free

PROS:

  • Mechanical – makes all the keys very responsive
  • Gold Plated USB interface guarantees efficient and stable data transmission
  • Ergonomic design with the palm and wrist rest to prevent fatigue
  • Spill-proof (though I will not try to spill any liquid on this)
  • Customizable Switch
  • RGB!!!

CONS:

  • For first time users, you might need to get used to the noise when typing
  • I think  the palm rest should have been bigger specially if you have a big hands

FINAL THOUGHTS

As a first time Mechanical Keyboard user, easily, I’m impressed. I’m using Membrane Keyboard for a very very long time. In all honesty, I’ve been overlooking as well on having a quality keyboard specially if you play games a lot. In terms of responsiveness, I have all praises (well, it’s my first time to use so forgive me) as compared with with previous keyboard I’m using for these past few years (thanks Logitech K270). Although, I’m not a fan of RGB, but, having a customizable backlight on your keyboard makes your gaming and/or typing even when all the lights are off is truly a Godsend. Also, it uses Otemu blue switches. They are a bit loud and might annoying to some. But, the noise and travel of the keys are very satisfying.

For its price, I say it is fairly priced at P 2,460. The non-RGB of it will cost you for only P 2,100.00. Prices of store may vary and may change without further notice so make sure you inquire first before you proceed. Also, this keyboard weighs 2.8 pounds and its quiet heavy for a keyboard I say. But, I’m sure there are more mechanical keyboard who are more heavier than this. Check out this video as I test one of the six preset LED backlight by just randomly pressing buttons. I know.

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2 thoughts on “Redragon Kala K557 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | Quick Review

  1. Hahahaha meron ako neto astig ang problema lang ang higpit ng keycaps nya saka ang hirap din mag tanggal ng switch for CIY

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    1. Yes medyo mahigpit nga keycaps nito and natatakot ako baka madurog ko pag tanggal ko haha

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