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Royal Kludge RK84 Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard $98.99 + Delivery or Free C&C @ Umart

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Great entry level bluetooth/2.4ghz/wireless 80% mech keyboard, hot-swappable switches too!

Main link is black case, red switch. Also available at this price in

Black Case, Brown Switch
White Case, Red Switch

for $110+del/pick up
Black Case, Blue Switch
White Case, Blue Switch

Features:

  • That is THREE MODES: Believe it or not, this is the first generation of RGB three-mode wireless keyboards on the market. Wireless mode with stable bluetooth 5.0, hassle-free 2.4Ghz dongle plus USB-C wired mode set no limits about your keyboard connection.
  • 84 Keys, Redefine TKL: The innovative 80% unique layout differs from traditional TKL keyboards, which cuts more clumsy space off while supporting the same functionality as practical arrow, multimedia and control keys.
  • Hot-swappable Quiet Red: Hot-swap PCB allows you to replace 3 pins/5 pins switches freely without soldering issue. Enjoy the fun of making your own unique keyboard. Red switch features a quiet and linear typing experience. The soft, top-to-bottom feedback offers easier and smoother use than other tactile switches. Perfect for people who work in an open office and stay up gamers.
  • Hub Design & 3750mAh Big Mac - This 3750 mAh keyboard is armed with 2 built-in USB pass-through ports and 1 Type-C Port, allowing to back up more facilities. Week-durable to 200 hours with nonstop using under backlight off status, fully charged requires only 6-7 hours
  • DIY Software Supports: DIY keybinding shortcuts, adjust brilliant backlight modes, reassign various key functions, these are the powerful functions of the RK84 professional driver. Driver Link at https://rkgamingstore.com/pages/software

some great further information from a previous deal here courtesy of poppingtags - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/635191

RK61, 68 and sink 87g are also discounted too ($78, $84 and $93 in that order) if you prefer those form factors

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2021

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closed Comments

  • Can someone explain why the blues are more expensive over the reds and browns?

    • from my 20 min of research to decide whether or not to buy this, i think because they are louder and bouncier… click clack

    • i bought the blues and after a while got annoyed by the noise and got myself kailh box brown to replace it…

      maybe get yourself the red and we can do a swap of the switches :-D

      btw, the TTC blue switch is very clicky and tactile, they almost feel like gateron green…

      • I bought the blues just to try out what a 'clicky' felt like and got annoyed by them after 2 days! haha

        Some case foam certainly helped somewhat, but I'm much happier with some tactile switches in there.

        • have you tried kailh box white?

          that is the best switch that feels tactile like brown but has more silent click…

          • @4iedemon: Ahh, okay. Nope. Haven't tried those, still got very limited exposure to the mountains of options available really.

            But I put some Boba U4Ts in there and really like the feel (and sound) of those, so probably won't be trying different switches for a while now.

            • +1

              @MonkDog: i got one of those $30 GMMK switch testers and was amazed at the stability of the kailh box switches… but yeah thats how i tested my future switches on the RK84…

  • +2

    I bought a white/blue in the previous deal, but would probably have preferred the black version. They are pretty good. I think they have 1 with an alu frame now? Could be wrong. It took me a while to get comfortable on it as I was coming from a lower profile keyboard. Been using it at work ever since though. Blues were the same price previously.

    Good points
    Keys should not matter since they are hot swappable. (I mixed some Akkos into mine)
    The blues are nice, but sounds much better once you put some foam in them.
    You can pull the plastic surround housing off to have a more "naked" look and if you don't like the logo on the front, just swap it to the back :D
    The battery lasts for hours and you can control how long the LEDs stay on for in the software
    The legs are magnetic
    Pairing and switching is really easy

    Bad points
    The white probably isn't the best if you want the LEDs to shine through if you are working in a bright area
    The 2.4 dongle doesn't work that well for me. Bluetooth is fine.
    The USB ports only work when it is plugged in. (I had issues plugging directly to a USB-C port on the PC as it would not recognise it, but that could be my cable)
    Although it has Mac compatibility, there's no extra Mac key caps, so you'll just have to remember.
    The software is a bit hit and miss. It would not recognise the keyboard until I download an older version and flashed the firmware. (Also only sees the keyboard when plugged in)

    • I also had to flash the firmware on mine, but RK's support were very quick to help (a matter of minutes). Mine is a white/red, I've since gone with some Gateron 8008 Inks (basically black ink v2s with Gat yellow springs as far as I can tell).

      I too would have preferred the black version but only the white one was on sale at the time. My 2.4 GHz seems to work fine, I use the on/off switch to toggle between wired (to my PC) and wireless (to my work laptop) in a WFH setup.

      For the keyboard enthusiasts:

      • This board has a plastic tray (probably ABS?), aluminium plate, and what appear to be very lightly lubed plate-mount Cherry stabs (mine are still fairly rattly, but not as bad as unlubed).
      • There's no dampening on this board to speak of - nothing between the plate and PCB, nothing between the PCB and the tray. Lots of room for mods if you're that way inclined (foam, tape, bandaids, the works).
      • This board uses north-facing hotswap sockets, so if you want to install aftermarket Cherry profile switches, keep that in mind (OEMs are fine). Kind of wish I'd known about this slight incompatibility before ordering a set of GMK keycaps but alas.
      • It's worth keeping in mind that the modifiers to the right of the spacebar are 1u each (right alt, Fn, and right ctrl), and the right shift looks to be a 1.75u. Most other keycaps should be fairly straight forward.

      EDIT: If you're more into the custom side of things, an alternative might be the TES68 which someone pointed out in the GMMK Pro thread yesterday. Once you add your own switches and caps it's probably going to be at least as expensive as the RK84 but something something built not bought.

      • Me too with the firmware issue but RK support gave me a direct link that solved the issue

        in terms of the key sizes, to make things easier when trying to find keycaps for this, make sure you search for 84 keys of 96 keys setup… you will find more of the 96 keys setup…

  • Hmm, would prefer the sink 87g layout, but with the Bluetooth & wifi. Prefer the space around the arrow keys.

    Dunno whether to get sink 87g (wifi only), Keychrom K8 (Bluetooth only), get RK84 (both, but squished layout)…or G915 TKL (everything I want, except a reasonable price tag!). Lol

    • The software issues mentioned on reviews and your own experience worries me.

      Can you pls confirm if key remaps are saved to the board or not?

      • from my experience with this keyboard the remaps are saved to the keyboard even after closing the software and turning the keyboard off and on. I think theres only an issue with the keybind memory if you let the keyboard die (go completely flat).

    • 87G is TKL and easier to find keycaps as well…

  • looks like the sink87's price has dropped to $79.05 if you select a store that has stock or choose to have it delivered. the Perth store doesn't have stock and delivery adds another $12.

  • My Motherboard does not have BT or USB C can I still connect this ?
    Was reading here https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/royal-kludge-rk84
    " From Link" All this requires is hooking the keyboard up with the included 5.6 inch USB-C to USB-A cable.

    So does that mean usb c on KB and usb a to PC

    thanks

    • It includes a 1.8M USB-C to USB-A cable. Not sure why that review said 5.6 inch… lol. And yes, C on the keyboard to A for the computer.

      It does also come with a wireless dongle (USB-A) which you might be able to use. Although it has been universally panned (well, almost) in reviews because it's so weak. Mine was working okay at about 45cm away, but then I moved another wireless device on my desk and I started getting poor performance, so just switched to a cable.

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