[Canada Computers] Redragon Kumara K552 RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($39.99) & Redragon Cobra M711 Gaming Mouse ($24.99)
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So I purchased the Xtreme Gaming Mechanical Keyboard from The Source courtesy of another thread on RFD. This was my first foray into the world of Mechanical Keyboards and I have to say that I'm hooked!! So much so that I started doing some research on other reasonably priced boards and I came across the Redragon Kumara K552 which was also mentioned in the other thread. I noticed that this keyboard is selling for about $55 on Amazon but at Canada Computers it is $39.99 with available stock online and in store. I ended up purchasing it in-store (Newmarket) as I did not want to spend $99 for free shipping. So far I have to say that I am very impressed with the Redragon. I like it better than the Xtreme and I'll likely return that board or keep it as a backup. The Xtreme uses the same Outemu Blue (Cherry Blue equivalent) switches but it has an audible springy sound when the keys rebound. It wasn't that noticeable at first but after a while it got kind of annoying. The Redragon does not have this sound while retaining the loud clickyness of the Blue switches, which I love. As warned by others in the other thread, the Blues are loud so if you value your family relationships I would not use this while others are trying to sleep nearby!!
Overall the build quality is just better on the Redragon but bear in mind that it is Tenkeyless whereas the Xtreme board is a full size 104 keys. For me the TKL is perfect as it saves room on my desk and I really don't use the number pad enough to justify the extra room it takes up. Lastly, the Redragon is true RGB and all keys are colour customizable but the Xtreme is not true RGB as the colours are set to each key and cannot be changed. The Xtreme has software to change the colour effects but the Redragon does not, I can live with this though as you can make changes directly with the keyboard. For me, the Redragon wins vs the Xtreme although it is $5 more...fully justified imo!!
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=113170
While I was at CC there was a Redragon mouse that also caught my eye. The Redragon M711 Cobra is a very well reviewed budget gaming mouse that boasts a PMW3325 sensor which supposedly is one of the best budget mouse sensors available. There are 5 Levels of adjustable DPI up to 10,000 and is full RGB too. They had it for $24.99 while Amazon has the same mouse for $42.99 so this seemed like a good deal to me. To be honest, it was a bit of an impulse purchase as I went there just looking to buy the kb but I have to say that I'm quite happy with the mouse so far. I don't do any heavy gaming but they also have an FPS version of this mouse that sells for $39.99 which might be better suited to hardcore gamers out there. I'm just working from home and like the pretty lights lol.
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=118356
Now I'm on a search for new keycaps for my board. I've seen some pretty cool customizations out there and I can see how people get super crazy into this...I'm worried that I might be starting to fall into that trap too!!