I expected an open box item to be something that a customer bought, tried briefly, and returned because it was not what they expected. Apparently that was incorrect thinking. The keyboard arrived looking like it had been used daily on someone's desk for a year before being returned. It was utterly filthy. Dirt, dust crumbs, etc were all over, spots of sticky residue on the chassis and some keys, large amounts of hair under the space bar. I would think that if an item is to be sold as "Open Box" rather than "Used" that at least a cursory cleaning would be undertaken beforehand. I removed all of the keys and gave the keyboard a very thorough cleaning with alcohol and it is very presentable now.
I like the feel of the keys. It came with brown switches, as advertised, and it did come with a a package of replacement switches, 2 each of 4 different kinds so I can test other options out in the event I want to convert to something besides brown. The tool to pull the switches, however, was not in the package. The green LED is out under the 9 key on the 10-key pad. If used with the red lighting selection that I use there is no issue. If the colors are changed then the 9 stands out as it cannot match the other colors without the input of the green LED, and when green is selected the 9 is not lit at all. This may be the reason the keyboard was returned in the first place.
This is my first foray in many years into the world of mechanical keyboarding and overall I am happy with the product, especially for the discounted price. I am marking it down in the rating as I feel that the "Open Box" sales tactic was quite misleading, and because the small effort to clean and check over the product before reselling was clearly not undertaken.
The listing for Deverajas Open Box used to say red switches... mine arrived with brown switches. A number of key caps were unattached on delivery, with 2 broken switches. I am in the process of contacting redragon for a return and will update this review accordingly.
I just got this Devarajas K556 keyboard (open-box from the Redragon web site) yesterday and OMG, I really like it! It feels really sturdy and well-built and the clicking isn't as loud as my Redragon Visnu K561 keyboard. I actually like this Devarajas K556 much better. It's a heavier keyboard so it doesn't move around on my desk. It stays put. I normally use a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, but as I type this review on the Devarajas K556 Keyboard, I can't even tell that it isn't a natural/ergonomic keyboard. It's full-sized and has the perfect amount of spring-back in the keys with just the right amount of clicking sound (not too loud).
Although I do play Fortnite, I certainly would not consider myself a "gamer" by any stretch of the imagination, but I could see this Devarajas K556 keyboard working out well for gaming. However, I'll be using this keyboard every day with my HP Pavilion Elite desktop/tower PC and Redragon Invader M719 RGB Mouse (I use an HP Omen 15" RGB laptop for Fortnite). I've installed Redragon's software for this keyboard and went through the many lighting options (a couple of them don't do anything), but I'll mess around with that more later. I'm SO glad Redragon sent out the email regarding their "open-box sale" during the covid19 pandemic quarantine in June 2020. The sale price really fit my budget and allowed me to get a really nice keyboard! (Other than the box being a little damaged, you would never know this was an "open-box" item. All the extra switches were included, along with the key pullers, Redragon decal, & booklet).
After only having the keyboard for only one week. I have found it very responsive. Yes, the keys are loud but that is normal with this type of keyboard. I have found it easy to use. I think I got a great deal on this keyboard