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Azio MGK L80 RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Azio MGK L80 RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

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Any recommendations vs masterkeys pro m? They both in same price range.
Hate to step on massdrop here but the corsair with cherry mx switches is a better keyboard from a more trusted brand imo. https://tinyurl.com/y9jfmcqs - that being said, I like the style of this keyboard more, I just wish it had cherry-mx switches.
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Thanks for the review
The brown switches give a tactile feel without the click from a blue. More like a mix between the red and blue. And actually based on a lot of reviews, Kailh makes a better brown switch than Cherry MX. Cherry used to be top on everything yeah, but Kailh redid everything not too long ago and the redo has gotten them a lot of nice reviews on their switches.
Also I love my Corsair keyboard but I'm out researching because I dislike that Corsair doesn't use default key sizes. Any keycap sets you get won't properly fit the bottom row and that's very disappointing.
Is the wrist rest removable?
JustFluxz
Yeah, it's just magnetic.
Just a fyi, B&H have this exact keyboard for 69.99 right now. 10$ cheaper. I thought Massdrop was supposed to be cheaper??
K3x707x
Usually doesn't mean always
I recently purchased a Zalman ZM-K900M RGB Keyboard with Kailh Brown switches for $50 shipped from Newegg.
I love everything about the keyboard except the Kailh Brown switches. They are different. As others have mentioned the tactile bump is quite subtle. You won't notice it while typing or gaming. The switches also require more force than Cherry MX Browns. I noticed this first while gaming. Holding down keys for extended periods was causing me some finger fatigue. I also noticed this when typing for long periods.
My Kailh Browns require 55 grams to actuate and 75 grams to bottom out. The forces are almost identical to Cherry MX Blacks. To me Kailh Browns feel like Cherry MX Blacks with a small tactile bump.
I could see really liking Kailh Browns if you want a switch that is stiffer than Cherry MX Browns but lighter than Cherry MX Clears. Remember this is my opinion and as always everyone has different preferences.
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I'm pretty sure matias use a design inspired by alps.
'Matias' switches aren't special, but that alps switches they are based on are. Nothing compares to alps switches, and it is something you will actually need to experience to understand fully.
Whelp, I've owned this keyboard for less than 2 years and already I'm having switch failure (Kalih Brown). Can't recommend it. Just shell out the extra cash and get something that's truly great, like the Ducky Shine 6, etc.
mulderfox
That's a different keyboard.
mulderfox
How many comments you going to put on this keyboard? :P I own the RGB version and I think it's amazing.
Also these switches are not original Cherry MX switches. You can tell from the fact that the word "cherry" is not mentioned. And you can get a mechanical keyboard WITH original cherry MX switches for around this price out there. Massdrop only seems to give good deals. Many times it's basically a clickbait rather than anything else. Group buys should show more buying power to offer good price and true free shipping!
mulderfox
It literally says in the description here that they're kailh brown switches, noone is claiming they are cherry mx.
You can get it for cheaper at Amazon... so why bother here? http://amzn.to/2xvCxeE
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Can people on massdrop not read or something? It's 78 for the red led version, this one being sold by massdrop for 85 dollars is the rgb one, which is currently 140 on amazon. If you want to get the red one through massdrop, it's 65 dollars, so still cheaper than amazon.
I had been wanting to upgrade for a while. I had an old Logitech mechanical keyboard thats somewhere around 7 years old with a limited backlighting color range. I had been waiting for an RGB keyboard to go up for sale here, and the Azio came around. Amazon had tons of reviews saying the keyboard is great. So I got it. Now that I have it, I wont say Im not satisfied with it, I dont regret my purchase, but I can see some people being a little underwhelmed with its RGB variety. It has a few different settings, spectrum cycling mode, all the keys simultaneously cycle through the RGB scale. Color Marquee, basically above, but it comes across from left to right. Wave mode is a sped up version of marquee. And more colors on the keyboard at once. Theres splash mode, which changes color from the center and moves both directions. Finally theres custom, which lets you pick a color for the keyboard. Or individual keys. Whats dissappointing about all of these settings is that the customization is very limited. Theres no color wheel, to choose just that perfect shade you want. The keyboard is definitely capable of it, I see a variety of shades in the spectrum cycle effect. But the keyboard didnt come with any software. Everything is customized on the keyboard itself.
The keys themself arent quiet at all. With my previous keyboard, I often stay on open mic when playing multiplayer games. Because Im a quiet person, and my environment is usually pretty quiet. But now, everyone will complain that I make a lot of noise with typing. So if a noisy keyboard isnt really for you..dont buy. If you like a clacky keyboard, get it. It sounds great.
The above arent complaints, I just know that for a lot of people, these might be dealbreakers.
The build quality feels really great. Theres no flex with the keyboard. The volume knob isnt too loose, so you wont accidentally spin too fast. It also feels very notchy. You can feel every little click. Muting audio is also easily done. Just press down on the dial. It has a play, pause, forward, backward, and stop button. macros. Although..Ive never bothered with them. They have 4 in total. And like the RGB mode, to initiate a macro recording, you press a button on the keyboard.
Overall, for only $90, this keyboard is great.
but getting for $140 like it originally retails for on Amazon..I'd stick with the big name brands.
Critical50
I have no idea how the keyboard is really like. It may be great. I do have issue with MD's pricing scheme here which is far from good - especially for a group buy, and especially when in a short google search you can find prices that are better than their "best" price! that's an insult to MD subscribers I think.
WILL this be wireless blue tooth?
Soko
No
Valaris
If it had bluetooth it would be worth it even with the chinaman clones.
I can vouch for the solid build for this keyboard. Sadly the keys were too soft for me.
ABS? PBT? Keys fully programmable (color lighting and perhaps macros) with multiple (possibly exportable) presets? Thanks!
Why you would purchase this through MD is anyone's guess. AMZN has it cheaper.
However, this is one of the few MK I have seen in the wild with a rotary dial for volume/etc. I wish more manufacturers would realize the power of this add on.
Oh well.
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False. Amazon has the default LED backlight for cheaper. The RGB model is 140.
Critical50
I bought my RGB for $79. The price fluctuates.
Amazon has this for cheaper... why would you buy here? http://amzn.to/2xxkzK5
dieyen
Only the Red /w Brown switches is cheaper.
RGB is $140 new and the blue/blue is $69.
Thunder_Child
oh you're right, I was looking at a used one. used it's only 90$
The lowest price in the previous drop was less than the actual drop... Why?
I really need a new keyboard for my computer (preferably with cherry mx switches or something I can get new key caps for down the road) this is a great option but is there anything cheaper?
Don't be dissuaded because this is under Tech and not Mech Keys. This is a quality RGB mechanical keyboard. I got one for my work desk and I love it. Floating key designs can be a bit noisy, so keep that in mind. I put the clear rubber O-rings on it and that helped a lot.
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Right after my answer I ran across this page in How to Geek. It should have more than enough info to help you decide.
https://www.howtogeek.com/328788/how-to-pick-and-customize-the-best-mechanical-keyboard-for-you/
Lonelydad
Thank you.
Really want this keyboard, but can't find it anywhere for under $118 right now... Please bring this back
It's a great keyboard, I LOVE mine. The volume on the Keyboard is revolutionary, and you don't notice it's not real Cherry Switches. In fact, I like these better than my previous Razor.
Problem is, I bought mine off Amazon for $79 with 2 day shipping.... So... Yeah... There's that. Still a good deal, and a great keyboard though.
hey massdrop, any particular reason this drop is not under mechanical keyboard community?
Was going to buy this but then I noticed the wrist rest. Ugh, pc gaming is the worst when it comes to design.
KingNone
" The magnetic palm rest easily clips..." so this is detachable!
KingNone
just buy another wirst rest
I received my AZIO keyboard yesterday and I absolutely love it! Very nice quality build, keycaps and the RGB effects are great. Thinking of buying another one if it becomes available on Massdrop again.
I purchased this keyboard on one of the previous drops, and I'm very happy with it to this point. I live in the US, so shipping was pretty cheap and didn't sway me away from this. It is my first mechanical keyboard, so I might just be swayed because any mech keyboard would be an upgrade, but I love this one. The RGB config is super simple and very bright when wanted (even in daylight). The whole feel of the board is sturdy and seems to be high build quality. Will update this after I've used it for a couple months .
I keep seeing it less expensive for Canadians due to shipping charges. I hope Massdrop gets this for canadians one day. I also hope they get this design but for a mass drop exclusive and it comes with the cherry mx switches because $150 canadian is cray for the kailh. Its an aesthetic board though. Mass drop should discuss a mass drop exclusive of this for the cherrymx and rgb. Maybe do a commitment price of $100-$125 with free shipping for canadians and make sure its rgb. I think the good people with Azio will consider it. Their margins are already pretty nice so whats one exclusive for mass drop of a ltd edition version where its the cherrymx clickity clackers?
Soko
Kailh switches aren't that bad but I do understand why you would be frustrated by that price tag
This is a nice keyboard. Very good feel. The only drawback is that there is no software to adjust the LEDs, everything is done via keyboard commands. But the keyboard is very solid and comfortable. I really like the magnetic palm-rest.
Part of me wants to buy this because of the aesthetics and part of me feels like I would be dissapointed by the parts? I don't know what to do. It's such a simple design which is attractive. It has the RGB stuff but those switches hy can't they be cherry clears or green or that toperforce one. Like if I push down on the keys is their haptic feedback?
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Browns are a tactile switch but the bump is not very pronounced. Unless you're really paying attention you probably won't even notice it while gaming or typing. Cherry MX Clears (which aren't available anywhere as an RGB LED switch) have a far more noticeable bump to them as well as a heavier spring.
I am currently using the MKG1-RGB, but I think that at its full price, it is far from worth it. It might be if there was software and real cherry switches, but as it currently stands the MGK1-RGB and the L80 are not worth their full price, but with the sale right now, I'd say get the L80.
What options is there for the RGB? What kind of modes does it have? Since 20$ is quite a considerable premium. Just wondering what you get for it.
jort93
Apparently the Kaihl switches =p
If these keyboards didn't cost as much as my entire Phanteks Eclipse P200S Tempered Glass case, they might be worth upgrading from my Microsoft Sidewinder x4 keyboard that is still like new after 9 years of heavy use and only cost me $35. And it doesn't even have Cherry switches. Big time no. You can get driverless, softwareless keyboards with knockoff switches on Amazon for nearly half this price.
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Not really a difference between khail and cherry. Khail has switches that are just like Cherrys. I have a keyboard with cherry's (Corsiar) and a keyboard with khail (razer) and if you were blindfolded you wouldn't be able to tell a difference. The khail's actually improve on cherrys for gaming purposes. They have a better actuation point and they are rated to last longer. I haven't had trouble with either and actually prefer my keyboard with the khails.
Just received the non RGB MGK 1 yesterday with the brown switches and so far quality is great. The switches feel on par to Cherry and the all hot key controlled settings are nice. All metal front plate definitely feels nice and gives a really premium feel to it. Would recommend so far.