Choosing a mechanical keyboard in a low-budget price range can be difficult due to the variety of mechanical keyboards that are currently available in the market. However, there is a keyboard that I have stumbled upon and that is the “Redragon Kumara K552”. The Redragon Kumara K552 is 10 keyless or tournament-edition mechanical keyboard with a build construction of durable high-quality metal-abs (engineered to be an optimal long-lived product) perfect for that keyboard smashing experience. The keyboard has standard F keys but with secondary functions, you can activate these keys by pressing the FN function key. The cool thing about the FN key is you can disable the Windows key by pressing FN + Windows, this feature can be a handful especially if you’re in an intense game. You can also adjust the brightness of the keyboard by pressing FN + – or +. If you don’t want any backlight just press FN + SCRLK. Adjusting the backlight effect is also possible. To achieve this, just press the FN + INS, there, you will be able to select different backlight effects. Unfortunately, the Redragon Kumara K552 only has the red backlight but if you prefer the model with an RGB, you’re going to spend a little more.
Underneath, the model, you get a pair of anti-slip rubber pads in the corners at the bottom. At the top, you get to flip out the keyboard feet with both of them having anti-slip pads as well. The anti-slip pads are fairly doing their job on top of my desk or mouse mat making them not slipping around especially during an intense game. The cable is non-braided and 5.9 feet long with a gold-plated USB connector.
Finally for the switches. The keyboard uses custom red dragon mechanical switches that are equivalent to cherry mx green. The included keycaps are double-shot injection molded keycaps which makes them quality keycaps and future proof from any scratches. The custom switches have a loud audible click with the tactile bump making it perfect for long hours of typing but it can be quite disturbing if you’re working in an office. To compensate for that, you can buy O-ring dampeners to reduce the sound of your keyboard.
With all that being said, if you’re looking for a durable, space saver, and a future-proof budget mechanical keyboard, I highly recommend checking this out.