expired Kogan Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard $35 (Was $99) + $14 Delivery (Free with Shipster) from Kogan

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104 beautiful backlit keys

Outemu Blue switch (Very Loud!)

7 RGB colours with 13 breathing LED light patterns

Full anti-ghosting and n-key rollover capabilities

Aluminium top cover, not plastic.

Full RGB color, with plenty presets, we are working on a driver that allows you to customise each key.

No Kogan logo anymore

Vote in comments if you are interested in Kogan producing a tenkeyless version

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Are keys individually backlit?

  • +5 votes

    Good price. Have one at home, yes it is very loud.

  • +2 votes

    I have one of these.

    They are easily worth the price. I have had it for about 9 months now.
    It is really loud, my mrs gets annoyed with the sound but i'm use to it.

    Has a fair few different functions that are cool.

    10/10 would recommend

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    Thanks for posting this, got one to test out at that price. Worst case scenario my nephew can use it for fortnite on his Xbox One.

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    had one since the last sale they are definitely worth the money, but super loud, individual leds in each key. lots of programs to switch the leds. highly recommended if you can put up with the SUPER LOUD clicking

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    So this seems to be promoted as some sort of gaming keyboard yet they went ahead and used blue clicky switches.

    • +1 vote

      It will depends on the preference though, personally I tried blue, red, brown, green and black for gaming, and I like both red and blue.

      Razer's green is basically blue as well, and K70 also have blue switch version.

    • +1 vote

      yet they went ahead and used blue clicky switches.

      So … ?

      • +1 vote

        Tactile for typing, linear for gaming.

        • +3 votes

          That's just some marketing, you can use any switch for anything you want. It's all up to your personal preferences. People tend to buy something marketed specifically for them rather than a general purpose same product.

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            @Jasonissm: Actually that isn’t really down to marketing, each kind of switch is better at certain kinds of tasks: https://www.pcworld.com/article/242037/computers-accessories...

            Marketing would be, say, bathing a keyboard in RGB because people like flashy lights. Or, using blue switches on everything because they make a clicky noise that no one actually has a use for beyond annoying others.

            I guess I must have upset some people who can’t actually provide constructive criticism as to why they think I’m wrong. Let’s just say this particular keyboard is not for gaming which makes the RGB nothing more than marketing fluff).

            • +7 votes

              @smartazz104: How is it not for gaming? There's literally nothing stopping you from gaming on this besides your own preconcieved notions of a certain switch being for "typing", that is just the marketing at play because there's nothing physically in the switch that would make it more difficult to play games with, in fact many people use the tactile bump to minimise key travel for fast inputs anyways. It's like saying you can't wear a dive watch with a suit as a dress watch because it's made for diving, there's literally nothing stopping you.

              • +1 vote

                @Jasonissm: Actually the keys are physically different. The bump on the blue adds resistance just before activation. Also I wouldn't use a dress watch for diving. Yes there's personal preference, if you prefer a dress watch for diving… Go for it.

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          I personally much prefer tactile for gaming also, because then you know when you have activated the key you are pressing without having to bottom out.

          Now if we are talking keyswitches I dislike blues for the noise, and with cherry prefer I think it's Browns.

          Still loud compared to rubber domes, but much less annoying than blues and they are still tactile.

          Without any keypress feeling I feel like I don't have a good idea of activation when gaming.

          I get it, some people like linears, but it is absolutely not a gaming thing to "need" or prefer linears.

          It's usually down to activation force that determines which switch you like. The main reason the cherry reds are popular isn't the linear, it's the super light force required. Linear is just another aspect of that key.

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      Oh it’s blue, yeah no I don’t like blue for gaming, it’s annoying, I prefer brown or red, but I know pro gamers who use blues.

  • +15 votes

    Thanks OP for posting this :)

    Some highlights for this in case people missed out:

    1. Aluminium top cover, not plastic.

    2. Full RGB color, with plenty presets, we are working on a driver that allows you to customise each key.

    3. I found comments in the past regarding about how to remove the logo, so in this new version we decide to do a new design that without logo in the front panel, for a clean look

    In our last promotion at this price we sold out in a day in my memory

    • +100 votes

      Can you sell the tenkeyless version again? I think you used to have a TKL version but it was removed and never to be seen again…. Also could you add RGB rather than blue :)

      • +1 vote

        If there is solid demand I can get that TKL version again. For people who want TKL version can you vote on Tobz's comments?

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          not sure what a TKL / 10 keyless is .. I use all my keys.

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            @Elijha: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Tenkeyless_keyboard

            Shorter keyboard with no numpad. Some people may not use the numpad that often or at all, so they prefer to save space on their desk and bring their mouse arm closer for better ergonomics.

            2 most popular form factors for keyboards is TKL and full sized. There's other more "exotic" niches like missing the Home, End, Page Up, Page Down and arrow keys section, missing the F keys on top, ergonomic split keyboards, keyboards that are vertically sideways (more natural for hands to rest with palms facing inwards than down flat), etc.

            Outsiders usually like making fun of these people for paying so much to import a specific keyboard with a tiny layout and specific switches, but if you spend all day typing and doing a lot of desk work, it makes sense to a certain degree.

      • +4 votes

        Which switches does the tkl have? And just a suggestion if Kogan is going to sell an upgraded version: detachable cable.

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        That why I like the cooler master storm quick fire rapid, it’s compact ;)

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        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t48UZqMm6pE

        Here's the old tkl keyboard I think. Wonder what the price was though.

    • +2 votes

      Thanks for the details.

      I placed an order for this but still charged me for delivery even though i have shipster?

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        Worked fine for me.

      • +2 votes

        Didn't appear for me until I went through the checkout process and it showed up right at the end

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        I just looked up why it wasn't working for me and it's because delivery was above the $20 threshold. My delivery was $20.38 and I'm guessing you might have the same problem

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      Does 2 mean this isn't the same as the Kogan RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that sold and did allow individual colours to be customized? Damn, I already ordered :(

    • +1 vote

      Awesome you removed the logo, I coloured mine in using a permanent marker.

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      I found comments in the past regarding about how to remove the logo, so in this new version we decide to do a new design that without logo in the front panel, for a clean look

      Damn, good guy Kogan

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    Anyone got any details about what keys this is using?

    edit: Its Outemu Blue switch

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    I recommend addding rubber o rings to each individual key to make them quieter. eBay sells a pack of them for ~$7 delivered

  • +5 votes

    Blue switches are a joy to type on

    • +3 votes

      Not for your roommate/significant other.

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        Blue switches are a joy for your roommate/significant other to type on

        • +2 votes

          Can confirm, wife loves Cherry MX blues.

          Can confirm, I know when she is typing her thesis early in the morning two rooms, two closed doors and a hallway away.

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    Got one. Thanks!

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    Funny that, I just got my Razer blackwidowwhatever today from the previous deal. A bit too clicky but getting used to it. I have a SteelSeries M400 at work and that's way more comfortable to type on. This would be interesting to try out but if it's as LOUD as the comments suggest no thanks.

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    My shipster didn't work for me. Even though it said no shipping when i placed the order. Sent a request to Kogan direct.

  • +4 votes

    Thanks OP! I got one for myself. No idea what a mechanical keyboard is but the colours look good and I need another keyboard!

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    Cheers OP. Was on the lookout for a good keyboard for my new PC while not having to pay a ridiculous amount of money. This fits the bill nicely

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    Don't need it as i'm using K75 with Cherry MX Blue switches already buuuuuuuuut… $35 mech keyboard why not.

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    I woulda bought one of these a while ago if not for the imo horrid key font. I have an older one from Kogan ( https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/175973 ) and am very satisfied with it - survived quite a few beer spills.

  • +3 votes

    Referral used to be 10 off 35. Now it's 5 off 200?? That's hardly worth it.

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    the bottoming out sound isn't too bad on this keyboard, just the switches are dumb loud, o rings won't help that.

    worth $35 easy though, i got one last sale and bought some replacement keycaps (the original ones look disgusting) and it looks at least a little nicer, I wish there was a way to get the kogan branding off the board though, i tried a few different things and nothing really worked very well so i went over it with black sharpie which is fine for now.

    • +4 votes

      Well I heard you so removed Kogan logo for this new one :)

      For the sound I compared it with the Razer Blackwidow Green and they are at the same level.

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    I bought a cheap backlit keyboard from Jaycar and the viewing angle is not good. Whats this one like for viewing angle?

    • +3 votes

      why would you need a good viewing angle on a keyboard? surely you dont look down while you type on it?

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        Maybe he types with the keyboard at chin height?

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        why would you need a good viewing angle on a keyboard? surely you dont look down while you type on it?

        That is PRECISELY the reason why anybody buys an illuminated keyboard.

        Why else would you get a keyboard that lights up, if it wasn't to illuminate the keys? Derr.

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      You can get an adjustable keyboard viewing mirror from ebay shipped from China and it'll be like you're looking straight at the keyboard.

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    How does shipster make money?

    Edit: Never mind, I found the answer.

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    Island keys are great, helps to reduce the overall size of the 'board and is another protection against spills as liquids just run off it.

  • +2 votes

    Just be aware that these don't appear to be the same as the fully customizable (without driver) "Kogan RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard" that was sold several months back. I ordered without realizing. It's not worth revoking the order but I am a little annoyed at myself for not checking more carefully.

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