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[Amazon Canada] Red Dragon K552 Red LED Mechanical Keyboard - $34.58 no tax

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[Amazon Canada] Red Dragon K552 Red LED Mechanical Keyboard - $34.58 no tax

Was looking to try out a mechanical keyboard and saw th is one on Amazon Canada's Deal of the Day. For less than $35 and no tax, I figured I couldn't go wrong. Reviews looked great.
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no num pad
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The RGB version also seems to be on sale for 47.59 $ (Redragon K552-RGB). Still no numpad though
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May 3, 2006
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I have the K552 RGB - great keyboard - I like it better than the Logitech G910, simply because the keys did not fail. I've had the K552 for nearly a year now, still works well. Programming the backlight is a little bit awkward as the software is not as polished as Logitech's. I think I paid $48 for mine from amazon.ca.
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Unfortunately, the lack of numpad is becoming increasingly common nowadays. I can understand it for a variety of reasons, but I'm haunted by failing a job interview typing test for 911 operator because I was used to a non-standard keyboard layout at home so coming into an office that led to a couple unnecessary errors. So by the book for me! (Although, I need media keys at the top).
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EngineNo9 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:26 pm
no num pad
RiCHC3 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:41 pm
Unfortunately, the lack of numpad is becoming increasingly common nowadays. I can understand it for a variety of reasons, but I'm haunted by failing a job interview typing test for 911 operator because I was used to a non-standard keyboard layout at home so coming into an office that led to a couple unnecessary errors. So by the book for me! (Although, I need media keys at the top).
No numpad keyboards are referred to as "Tenkeyless" and they are not a bad thing, just a specific use case, mainly gaming.

The main reason to buy a Tenkeyless keyboard is to reduce the keyboard's footprint, allow your mouse hand to have more room to move and be closer to your keyboard hand.
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There are some gaming keyboards out there (with numpad). A few days back, Dell.ca had a 10% cashback (with Rakuten) so I went for this one:

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I also got another 15% off with my corporate code, so it made this a little more acceptable for me as the price is high. The older model and a different model from Dell are also on 'sale' at the moment.

+1 for the lack of multimedia buttons and Logitech's reliabilty issues. Since I can program this keyboard, I will try to compensate that way for the lack of play/next/previous track buttons (it has a big wheel to control the volume...)
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Jun 17, 2017
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I've actually been using the RGB version of the Redragon with "blue" switches at work for sometime now and I have nothing but praise for it. I have fancier mechanical keyboards at home, including a ducky shine and I can't say I've noticed enough to justify ever paying that high of a price for a mechanical keyboard again. For $47 or $35 non RGB version I highly recommend.
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maxleung wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:39 pm
I have the K552 RGB - great keyboard - I like it better than the Logitech G910, simply because the keys did not fail. I've had the K552 for nearly a year now, still works well. Programming the backlight is a little bit awkward as the software is not as polished as Logitech's. I think I paid $48 for mine from amazon.ca.
+1 same experience here, still using it right now. I think i paid like less than $35 at CC. I've gone through multiple mechanical keyboards which are $80 to $100 and this one feels just as good. Gone through Steelseries MX Blacks, CM Storm MX Reds, now with this keyboard with Non Cherry MX Blues.
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This keyboard is good to get a "feel" for what cherry blues feel like. It's $39.99 no tax regular price though, so this is just slightly warm. I moved on to more expensive ones like Ducky though cause the quality is just higher if you want to ever upgrade.
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Dennisrfd wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 2:45 pm
I'd pass, the real review shows C
https://www.fakespot.com/product/redrag ... a962571c1a
I wouldn't rely much on amazon reviews for this kind of products tbh.
Redragon's been around for years now, decent choice for those "ultra budget" mechanic keyboards. Back in the days when Gigabytes K83 were easily found for sub $50, it wouldn't much sense grab "lesser known" switch (outemu) against a cherry, but now that they're gone, seems like redragon's back in the menu
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Blue switches are super loud. Don't get this if you're planning to use in an office or if you plan on using it in a quiet environment.
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The switches are from Outemu which is a pretty decent producer.
Kailh, Greetech, Outemu, TTC switches may feel slightly different from Cherry ones but at this price range who cares Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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