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2 choices of Redragon Mechanical 104-key keyboards

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[Canada Computers] 2 choices of Redragon Mechanical 104-key keyboards

Two choices:
1) Redragon K582RGB Surara LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, 104 Standard Anti-ghosting Keys with Linear and Quiet Red Switches Perfect for Typing and Gaming, Black (K582RGB)

And
2) Redragon Vara/Mitra K551 RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 104 Key, Black [K551-RGB]

Amazon links (1) and (2). Good reviews. Amazon describes (2) ad having blue switches.

Regular prices at Amazon are $64 and $67 so $45 from a (for me) local shop seems like a nice deal. And at $45, any mechanical keyboard that functions is good.
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Newbie
Jul 25, 2011
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MARKHAM
Decent for general use, not durable enough for gaming. The springs aren't high quality and will wear out quickly, becoming unresponsive
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Apr 25, 2003
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Never buy Redragon. I had a keyboard which had non-functioning keys out of the box, and a headset that stopped working after a few months. Their support is literally non-existent.
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Mar 11, 2016
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I have the K582, bought it to hold me over while I found something to replace my Das keyboard 4. I hated the red switches, but to be fair i dont like linear switches. They give you a few spare switches and a key puller, which is a good thing because the keys started going unresponsive. The switches are hot swappable, so I decided to swap them out for gateron browns. It was supposed to be temporary, but im still using they keyboard over 1 year later. So i guess you can say im enjoying it. Despite what the 40 dollar price tag may have you think, the keyboard feels nice and sturdy. its comfortable to write on and feels much better after swapping the switches. I bought the keyboard itself for 38 dollars and the gateron switches cost another 30. I'd say this is a good keyboard for 70 bucks, but im not aware of whats on the market right now. So 70 bucks might actually buy you something better.

Also I found out the hard way that the reddragon switches are not straight swaps for gateron switches. The pins on the gateron switches are slightly wider. I already bought the switches when I found that out, so I painstakingly sanded the pins down on 70 gateron switches until they fit. So if you're planning to swap the switches on this thing you might look into getting a different type of switch than cherry/gateron.
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Downvote for canada computers!
Newbie
Jul 4, 2020
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I have both a red dragon keyboard as well as a headset. I'm very happy with both and have been using them now for more than 2yrs problem free. Mine is very similar to the 2nd one here, mine doesn't light up. Very happy for price vs quality. Honestly nothing bad to say about either item.
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Jul 4, 2020
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Canada computers can go take a hike though... Their customer service is awful.
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These are good keyboards, provided you get a good one and it lasts.

I suggested one to a coworker, he loved it until switches randomly died or would act up q few months later.
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