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Kogan Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Red Switch $29 + Delivery (Free with Kogan First) @ Kogan

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Lowest so far for Kogan Wireless Mechanical Keyboard probably because Red switch is not so popular.

Outemu red switch

Outemu Red switches are linear with a light weighting, so you can press the key switch faster and register keystrokes more rapidly without a click to overcome or dome to compress

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  • +4 votes

    I have one of these, and am pretty happy with it. The only real problem I have (as opposed to all the imaginary problems I have) is that there are no locating tabs on the AWD keys, so I often find myself with my fingers lined up one over from where they are meant to be…

    • +9 votes

      They generally don't have them? Only the home keys have them and you figure it out from there.

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      Do you mean on f and j? They're on every keyboard I've seen.

      • +2 votes

        I think he means like how gaming keyboards usually come with differently textured WASD keys, like on the Corsair K70

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      I get what you mean, like with a corsair how you get a rubberised wasd option? I used to miss them too until I got the rubber ones

    • +6 votes

      A drop of Super glue on each of the wasd will sort you out then.

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    Was going to buy for office but I guess red switches might be a little too loud.

    • +16 votes

      Aren't the red ones the quietest? With brown being in between, and the blue being the ones to drive your co-workers nuts?

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        Compared to a normal keyboard all of them are really loud. I wouldn't use one in a shared office.

        There's very little practical difference in noise between red and brown unless you can use the brown click as feedback to avoid bottoming out.

        • +2 votes

          Surprisingly my coworkers actually don’t care about my cherry brown keyboard.
          Although after a few months I put o rings on them to quieten down the bottom out noise for my own sanity*

          • +2 votes

            @Rail Rider95: I can relate - did the same re o rings after one manager said 'his tapdancing on his keyboard'.

            After using a mechanical keyboard (cherry brown here too) I'd never want to go back to an el-cheapo membrane office-friendly keyboard.

          • +1 vote

            @Rail Rider95: I’ve got cherry red keys - where can I get these o-rings please?

            • +1 vote

              @PeterSnoot: I just bought generic o-rings for mechanical keyboards off of eBay. Just note, that there are two variations. The colour usually denotes how "hard" the o-ring is.

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          red ones sound almost the same as normal office keyboards

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            @BoomTetrisForJeff: not really no, I have reds with o-rings at the office and it is still by far the loudest keyboards.

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        the blue being the ones to drive your co-workers nuts?

        most excellent for that annoying co-worker who insists on blasting out music from their computer instead of using headphones.

        • +3 votes

          Where you do work that people just play music from their pc?

          • +2 votes

            @Schmiddler: somewhere with a much too casual work environment.

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      I was about to ask about the noise. Which ones would be the less noisy? Been looking for a keyboard for a while but haven't made the jump to mechanical due to the noise factor

      • +3 votes

        Reds are little quieter than brown I believe, but really not much difference especially compared to how loud the blue switches are

      • +1 vote

        Most of the noise from reds comes if you bottom out the switch

        • +1 vote

          ^This

          The bottom of the cap hitting the board, as it's a linear switch

    • +2 votes

      Reds are quietest but having this keyboard the bottom out sound is loud af so might need orings

      • +3 votes

        Yeah, O-Rings help a fair bit.
        Pretty cheap on ebay, etc. and not too hard to do for most mech keyboards.

        • +1 vote

          I'd shop around for o rings. The cheapies definitely feel mushier than the even the Rosewill ones I paid a little more for…

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        the bottom out sound is loud af

        Do you prefer the clack or the ringing sound afterwards that persists for 1/4 second?

  • +2 votes

    Good timing I just spilt beer on my blue switches one this week, not ideal switch type for me but for 30 bucks ill live with it

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      No idea how credible it is but Fantech mechanical keyboards have a label saying they are water proof and dust proof so they might be able to wash under a running tap but I have not tried it yet.

      They are pretty cheap but current search on ebay showing you might have to get it from Hong Kong to get it at a similar price to this with free delivery which is uh yeah cough cough a bit of a gamble these days with the recent events happening from that area.

  • +1 vote

    Even cheaper than their non wireless Mechanical Keyboard

  • +1 vote

    Could be just an isolated problem I have, but I have the brown switches version and my A and Crtl keys both only register like 50% of the time. This is with it plugged in with the cable so its not a latency issue.

    Other than that the keyboard is great, battery life lasts near a week with medium-heavy use.

    • +1 vote

      What about on wireless mode?
      Ordered 7 keyboards with the brown switch and none of them have this issue

      Might want to exercise warranty on yours!

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        Yeh on wireless as well. Strange thing is this problem is also on the wired version of this keyboard I have as well but on backspace and delete.

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      Have you tried cleaning the keys? https://youtu.be/yvgXq4ImmGQ

  • +1 vote

    glad i missed out on the last $50 deal

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      Me too

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    Recently received the blue switch wired version and can say it's noisy as hell.. either way my wife and I still both love it and want more mech keyboards!

  • +20 votes

    If you don't have Kogan First it's cheaper through Dick Smith's ebay store $35.99 delivered ($35.63 after cashreward/shopback cashback).
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kogan-Wireless-Mechanical-Keyboa...

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      Thanks. Saved couple $$

  • +1 vote

    had to do a double take at wireless. dats cheap

  • +3 votes

    I'd be up for a deal on the wired, can't find an outstanding deal on the brown (like to try)… stuff changing batteries every week…

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, one week is absurd.

      I get no less than 12 months out of any of my Logitech KBs and mice, of which I have a lot. Still can't figure out if they're running on augmented solar power, or channelling demonic energy to drive tiny turbines or something…

      • +1 vote

        surely 1 week is good for 'full spectrum grow light led keyboard' though.. i bet your logis don't output beams of light constantly!

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      I think the battery is built in and rechargeable

      • +1 vote

        even worse.. when it kicks it you need to tear it down to try to fix it…though I suppose the upside is you may be able to keep it constantly plugged in…

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    Nearly spat out my water. This keyboard looks exactly like mine (Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB). Seems like it either might be the same keyboard or it uses the same keycaps and/or chassis as mine.

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    Already using Kogan Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard wired, just wondering is this better?

    At least got a palm rest and wireless?

    • +2 votes

      Palm rest is nice.
      Wireless is also nice.

      Keycaps compared to the wired version is subpar for quality

      I would still buy the wireless one at this price though, if I needed more!

      Source: someone at work has the wired Kogan RGB one, I have the wireless one.

      Both outemu brown switches

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        I have the wired version in blue. Its noisy AF, waiting on O-rings but its not going to help with the clicking anyway. Can you elaborate on how the keycaps are worse? Are they the same size (swappable)?

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          They are the same size, however it feels like they're of lesser quality.. like cheaper plastic.

          They look identical in terms of the keycap pattern though.

          I cannot tell you whether they are swappable yet, this is in regards to the larger sized keycaps (space bar, shift, enter), as there may be a different holding mechanism underneath.
          For normal keys, they do appear to be identical in size though.
          Will follow up when I get into work tomorrow.

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    Red are for gamers right? No bump and light touches register the key afaik?

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, pretty much nothing in the way. No click either, require very little force to actuate

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        I think I'll keep my eye out for the blues, get that oldschool 80s IBM keyboard feel

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    Does anyone know what the latency is like? Is it significant enough to interfere with gaming?

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    does this work with a TV?

  • +3 votes

    Anyone take this apart? Is this just a standard Lithium cell that can be replaced (18650 etc)?

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    Can you replace the keycaps with any Cherry-compatible keycap set?

    And what about low profile cherry keycaps - would they fit nice and tight over the stems too?

    • +1 vote

      Yeah you can, they use the same cross shaped stem as cherry's

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    I want some big ENTER key. Small enter key is annoying.

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    Can you use this wired? Or is the USB cable only for charging?

    • +2 votes

      Apparently you can, I don't own one myself, but if it couldn't be used wired then that would be dumb

    • +1 vote

      Yes, it does work in wired mode.

      Please note while the USB braided cable is of good quality, it cannot do any fast charging (micro-USB) with a QC3.0 compatible charger, so I suppose, just keep the cable's usage purely for this keyboard!

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    Does it connect via Bluetooth? Or do I need to use the USB dongle?

    • +1 vote

      There's a USB dongle, which is hidden in the black styrofoam

      Not by bluetooth unfortunately