Redragon K561 VISNU Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Introduction

Today we have a review of the little brother called Redragon K561-RGB VISNU which is waterproof  gaming keyboard. The Redragon K561-RGB dispenses with the number block, media and macro keys in favor of a compact and easily transportable size where it has brilliant RGB lighting, elegant aluminum case, professional blue switches, and much much more.

The packaging is rather simple since it is a mechanical keyboard without a number pad, it is also kept quite compact. On the front there is a glossy photo of the keyboard and information about the most important features.

The packaging contains:

  • the K561-RGB keyboard
  • the keycap puller
  • the quick start guide

In addition to listing the contents of the package, the quick start guide is mainly limited to the multilingual listing of the keyboard commands for controlling the RGB, media and macro functions. In English there is also another diagram.

Redragon K561 VISNU Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The technical data of the K561-RGB VISNU

  • 6 themes backlights
  • 12 backlight models
  • 4 LED brightness levels
  • Adjustable pulsing rate LED lights
  • 87 standard keys
  • Keyboard Size: 14.3 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Keyboard Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Multimedia keys: 12
  • Material: ABS + Metal
  • Gold-plated USB 2.0
  • Durable and waterproof design – IP67

 

Design

The Redragon VISNU is very compact gaming keyboard thanks to the lack of a number pad. Due to the use of Outemu blue switches with thick base plate with RGB lights on the top, height is only 33mm. The keyboard is kept in matte-finish texture, where the case is made of aluminum. It has durable and waterproof design, and because of that it is robust enough to protect it from any scratch. The USB cable is almost 2m long with gold-plated USB 2.0 connector which is really cool.

The buttons are equipped with Outemu blue switches. The blue switches provides noticeable, but also acoustic feedback. The switch with the click technology is thus establishes itself as a courageous choice. Outemu blue switches are excellent for gaming. They are crisp, loud, and much more tactile switches than other.

The keyboard is equipped with non-slip, fairly large rubber feet. Despite it is around 770g, it stays in place even in hectic shooters. In addition to the 87 keys with German QWERTY keyboard layout, the K561-RGB has no other macro or multimedia keys. However, all functions can be accessed via the FN key.

Typing Experience

For the practical test, the K561-RGB was tested on a gaming PC for several weeks, also used for programming and is currently being used to write this test report.

When typing a lot and above all fast typing in the ten-finger system, the relatively long switching path is noticeable compared to an office keyboard, but the hands hardly tire faster than with a high-quality office keyboard. Apart from that, the keys are extremely precise with very good haptic feedback. Besides that the blue switches are great for gaming, so you can also have fun with this gaming keyboard.

The RGB illumination of the keys is very good. The maximum brightness is excellent and the backlight of the individual keys is almost uniform throughout. You can choose between 18 different lighting models. Besides there is a 9 color single backlit mode for this keyboard with 4 LED brightness levels.

 

Software

The software for the K561-RGB VISNU can be downloaded from the Redragon website. It is not necessary to operate the gaming keyboard. Almost all RGB effects, media and macro functions can also be set and called up directly via the keyboard. However, it is advisable to take a look at the manual, which can also be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The quick start guide also provides an overview.

Different profiles with alternative keyboard layouts, macros and RGB programs can be created and saved. All set of the RGB effects and macros are stored if you need to have profiles for later use.

Conclusion

The Redragon K561-RGB VISNU is a great waterproof gaming keyboard. The RGB lighting of the keys is very bright including additional symbols (eg with the number keys), which is great for the typing. All buttons are individually addressable and programmable. All functions can be accessed directly via keyboard commands. The installation of additional software is possible, but not necessary. All in all K561-RGB VISNU is great choice if you are looking for best budget gaming keyboard with RGB lighting effects.

Pros

  • Aluminum case
  • RGB lighting
  • Waterproof IP67
  • Outemu blue switches

 

Cons

  • Really nothing

 


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