expired Kogan Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard (Outemu Blue, Red or Brown Switch) $39 + Delivery @ Dick Smith / Kogan

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Popular deal from last time on sale again, but this time with shipping on top ($5.99 to Metro Melb). Red switch version and brown switch version also available.

Game and code like a professional without the heavy price tag thanks to the Kogan Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard, helping you win every battle with style and ease.

  • 104 backlit keys
  • Outemu Blue switch
  • Aluminium top keyboard
  • Fully customisable RGB backlight with software
  • 13 Preset Light Patterns each with 8 Colour Options
  • Full anti-ghosting and n-key rollover capabilities
  • 5 Onboard customisable profiles

The Kogan RGB Mechanical Keyboard is a must-have for both amateur and serious gamers, giving you match-winning fully responsive mechanical keys without hurting the wallet.

There is also a compact TenKeyLess version for $35 + delivery available, but this one only comes with brown switches (credit to xEnt)

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Comments

  • +4 votes

    Great mechanical keyboard for the price.
    I have had mine for about a year and not one complaint!

    • +8 votes

      I got mine from the last preorder, delivered about 10 days ago. I've noticed that if you type too fast the keyboard simply drops keystrokes. Have you noticed anything similar? I'm wondering if I have a faulty unit?

      the quick brown fox mps over the lazy dog
      the quick brown fox jumps oerte laz dog
      the quick brown foxjumps overhe lazy dog
      the quick brown fo jumps over he azydo
      the quick brown fox jumps over the azy do
      the quick bown ox jumps overthelazy do
      the quik rown fox jump oer telazy og

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        I've done the 10 fast fingers test with it at least 100 times now (40wpm - 100wpm) to including having others test it out. Can't say this was something I have noticed before

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          That's the thing, I'm not super duper fast typer anyway (cbs doing a typing test atm). I certainly don't have this issue with my old Das w/ brown cherries.

          • -1 vote

            @KayDat: Might be a USB2 vs USB3 connection issue.

            • +1 vote

              @xmail: It really wouldn't be. Keyboards and mice, even the best available, do not require anywhere near the amount of data throughput that USB 2.0 offers, let alone USB 3 (or 3.1).

              • +3 votes

                @jasswolf: Nothing to do with throughput but there's often odd driver issues and latency issues with usb3 ports, if you use front ones they often have a different chipset or if you use the back ones they share bandwidth so if you have another device reading (like an external hdd running flat out) the keyboard input could be delayed if the bus is saturated.

                The suggestion is to use USB 2 if you have issues.

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        Wow you have it pretty bad! That is called "key chatter" iirc. My Gateron Anne Pro (first gen) had that issue. I managed to reduce the chatter through some obscure method though

        • +9 votes

          Mind un-obscuring the method? =]

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            @KayDat: More info here. I personally took off the key cap of the switch that had the issue and blew into it while spamming the switch. I'd also push the stem down with off axis force. Really weird but it worked for me

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              @Bacons: Hm sounds like key chatter is basically issues with switch debounce, which is the opposite of my problem. Key chatter means one physically pressing a key once registers as multiple presses by the system? I've got an issue where key presses are simply being dropped.

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                @KayDat: Ah fair. My issue was yours + key chatter where it would sometimes not register or register multiple keystrokes at once.

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        Any possibility of interference on a USB hub?

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        I haven't had any of those problems. That doesn't look good.

  • +3 votes

    I bought one a few months ago. Having had many Mechanical keyboards over the years, really happy with the quality and functionality AT THIS price point.

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    It says it has customisable macros, but doesn't mention anything about them. How customisable are they? I have a Deck keyboard at work and the macros in that allow you to program any combination of 255 key presses and delays.

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    Hmm I just bought this one. Still tempted by this one, just for the browns.

  • +5 votes

    I got this back when you could get it delivered for $25. Good keyboard, though I did have to order some rubber rings since outemu blues are noticeably louder than MX blues.
    Kogan now offers software for this keyboard too so you can customise the colour more freely. There's also a macro editor which lets you program key presses and delays.

    I regret not getting a quieter/lighter switch but I'm still very happy with the keyboard.

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    I prefer a chiclet keyboard myself.

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    Thanks OP, grabbed one for myself

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone give a quick tl;dr on the key types? i just purchased an Outemu brown set (kogan rgb) a few days ago and i didn't even bother to see what it's going to be like. quiet? loud? etc. thanks

  • +1 vote

    Got one last time, great for the money. I recommend.

  • +18 votes

    Also, the tenkeyless versions are $4 cheaper: https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/buy/kogan-tkl-rainbow-rgb-me...

    desk space is important to me atm and i never use the numpad so win win

  • +6 votes

    I bought one of these in a previous deal and a key stopped working after about a week. I got in touch and they asked for a video of the defect which was easy enough to provide because you could clearly hear the key 'click' but saw the LED didn't activate. So customer service said I could keep the old unit and get a free replacement! I confirmed this was agreeable and a second rep confirmed my address with me and told me it'd be shipped in a month or so as they were awaiting stock. I was bigging up their customer service because I know they get a bad rap until the month was up and the keyboard came back into stock but I didn't get shipping notification. Got in touch with customer service only to be told I wouldn't be getting a replacement - flat out denied I would despite two previous reps saying so in the same support ticket. Ended up giving me a (profanity) voucher, not even a refund and seeing as that wouldn't include shipping it wouldn' even cover h cost of a new one when it came in again (i.e. now) anyway…

    Kogan truly are absolute (profanity). The worst company I've dealt with in terms of promises and failing (literally) to deliver. Just don't (profanity) go back on agreements when you've had a customer THROW THEIR (profanity) OLD KEYBOARD AWAY BECAUSE YOU SAID YOU'D REPLACE IT AND THEY COULD KEEP IT. (profanity).

    • +2 votes

      Did you have any evidence that they say they would replace it?

      I've had 1 warranty claim with Kogan, it was handled ok. They made me cut the power cable before they will send out a new one.

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        Evidence? Yeah, like two replies back in the same support ticket where they went back on it!

        • +5 votes

          Yeah, I'd feel pissed off too.

          Should have claimed via Paypal or your Credit Card provider.

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        Can't you just solder it back on?

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          Even if I soldered it back, what am I going to do with a dead device?

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            @JB1: You didn't type it was dead, i thought if it had a defect you could just re solder and have another device even if it did have one.

    • +5 votes

      A keyboard with a dead key has got to be a major defect as defined in the ACL. You are entitled to your choice of refund, repair, or replacement.

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        Yeah I know and I was offered that and then they went back on it. For $30 it's not worth my time arguing the toss but you're right, their behaviour and tone was awful. Just straight up went back on their promises in the same ticket.

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      Holy crap, I would've pursued this like a rapid dog just on principle…

  • +18 votes

    The Ozbargainer in me is saying wait for $39 DELIVERED.

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    Does anyone if know if the TKL version works with a Mac? Not fussed about the LED stuff just the actual keyboard.

  • +2 votes

    I have both the brown and blue version of this keyboard.

    Both are significantly nosier than my cherry red keyboard in the office and just not as nice feel to them.

    I wouldn't use the kogan keyboard at work due to the noise.

    The lights are very good and easily configurable, for the price the keyboard is not bad if you don't mind the noise.

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    I was literally looking at these this morning as I am very happy with mine from last deal, thanks!

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    I'd recommend replacing the keycaps otherwise good keyboard

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    i got the red switch version of this for the missus. definitely a buy to get started on mechanical keyboards. the build quality is surprisingly really good and the switches feel exactly like cherries.

    I would get it for myself but im in the market for a TKL.

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    I bought the brown one last deal. I'm really happy with it. I would say it is very similar to my previous corsair brown switch keyboard. The Kogan one also comes with software now which was the reason I bought it (it can change lighting and macro settings).

    One suggestion I have though is to be able to lower keyboard brightness in the software. Right now the brightest are set values (0, 25, 50, 75, 100%). Would love if you could go somewhere between these numbers

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    This might be the some model I purchased last time and Europe layout (short enter key)

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    I have had mine for just over a year now. Its great and its done heaps of time playing Battlefield and general typing. My keyboard is using the blue switch they are fairly loud but not to bad say if i have headphones and a song on i can't hear it.
    Only issue is one of the back lights has died on a key.

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    I have the blue switch one from the previous deal. Nice budget mechanical keyboard for the price. The keycaps are a bit flimsy and they wobble a bit under my finger tips. Meanwhile, the keycaps on my HyperX that I use at work are firm and solid and have that premium feel to it when typing (but then again it is an unfair comparison due to their different price point).

  • +12 votes

    Do you guys think the $97 extended warranty they’re offering is a good deal? I just can’t make up my mind, it’s such a tempting offer.

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    how do these compare to the meteor keybaords that you can get on gearbeast and all the other sites ?

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    i have the irock k60m plus RGB illuminated mechanical keyboard with cherry mx brown, should i switch to this one?

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    With the media key shortcuts on the F1-12 keys, and the manual stating you need to press FN + F7 to play/pause. Is there a way to have the FN to be locked to "on"? So I can just press F7 without also pressing the FN key.

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      Are you using a Mac or a Windows comp?
      Theres usually softwares that can map your keyboard
      On my iMac I use BetterTouchTool. Worth every penny.

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    Additionally to pair with that, Kogan do a RGB mouse for $20 (inc shipping) https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-rgb-gaming-mouse/

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      Between the weight (140g?!) and likely garbage sensor I'd probably recommend against it.

  • +2 votes

    THIS is why I should stay away from OZBargain. Do I need one? No. Did I just order one? Yes.

    • +1 vote

      This is like saying you should stay away from a black hole. By the time you realise you're in trouble there's nothing you can do about it.

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    Thanks OP - got one

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    seems like a good deal for the price gonna be my new work keyboard, better than stock box cr@p I got with my laptop

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    Wish Shipster still worked with these guys

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    Got one about a year ago when they were 25, been using it at home and actually preferred it over razer MX blue. Really can't complain for the price.

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    I have this keyboard but can't work out how to start the macros. I've recorded a macro, but can't work out how to trigger it?? Any ideas?

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