Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black)
- Tenkeyless compact mechanical gaming keyboard Redragon k552 tkl small compact with dust proof mechanical switches cherry mx red equivalent Linear switches quiet click sound fast action with minimal resistance without a tactile bump feel
- Rainbow LED RGB backlit mechanical USB gaming keyboard 19 different lighting effects and game modes 2 user defined modes 6 colors multiple brightness level breathing speed precision engineered keycaps offering crystal clear uniform backlighting
- Ergonomic designed steel series mechanical game keyboards high-quality durable metal-abs construction with plate-mounted mechanical keys and switches that stand up even during the most testing marathon gaming sessions
- Anti ghosting all 87 keys are conflict free nkey rollover featuring 12 multimedia keyboard keys and a non-slip ergonomic, splash-proof design comes with gold-plated high-speed corrosion free USB connector for a reliable connection
- Compatible with windows 10, windows 8, windows 7, windows vista, or windows xp, limited mac os keyboard support works well with all major computers brands and gaming pcs.
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6 points • veritalum
this is the one most people recommend on a tight budget:
8 points • stricken357
Friend has this
Heres a full size
2 points • Elliottaroo22
Yea man. Its nothing special just a $40 Red Dragon Mechanical Keyboard.
For the function keys and the arrow keys I custom painted them.
I'm really into custom mechanical keyboard but they are so much money
2 points • kelswelsie
Red switch keyboards are pretty quiet for the price if you don’t mind linears! Here’s a keyboard I’d recommend that also won’t heck up your bank account :D Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w-wgFb4HSZCEA
2 points • cockchainy
i have one of these. been using it for a couple of years with no problems - straight forward mechanical keyboard
2 points • Relentless180
Newcomer to mechanical keyboards
So I have a Red Dragon (which was my first ever mechanical keyboard) and I decided that it was time to upgrade to a wireless mechanical keyboard, and I stumbled upon the beauty of all the different types of mechanical keyboards, like all the switches, the sounds, the form factors, it looks and sounds amazing. And so i wanted advice on where to start learning ? Like i heard the tealios v2 and it had that kind of boxy feel that i really love, but i dont know anything about building a keyboard and im assuming i cant buy it from somewhere without possibly playing alot of money?
I really just want to make or even buy a keyboard like the ones i see on this beautiful reddit. Where should i start in regards to learning everything that there is to know about keyboards or possibly even making one ?
2 points • Teedacus
$30 is a super tight budget, I would look for something that has either Red or Brown switches, as everything in that price range is gonna be more or less equivalent in terms of quality
1 points • chrisz5z
1 points • embattlelive
Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Be3bFbYN8HKHM
Red dragon k552. It has its own version of red switches, which are linear, but I’ve heard good things about red dragon although it’s a clone of reds!
1 points • jy3030
Storage: WD 500gb SATA SSD - around $70
Case: any ATX case will do. Look up a Phanteks Eclipse on amazon. $70
Monitor: I like my asus VG248qe (1080p 144hz). It can be found around $200.
Keyboard/mouse: I would start with something from RedDragon (on the cheap) just to see if you like the Mechanical style before you move into an expensive mechanical keyboard. Redragon keyboards can be found around $30. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_iVLFEbQY0E19X
For a mouse, I would go straight into a high-end logitech of some kind, like a g512 Hero. These are around $40.
Hope this helps!
1 points • peterm69
Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_70BCFb7PGMBKH
Here ya go, enjoy! Lol
1 points • slayer1am
Can't believe that nobody has recommended a decent mechanical keyboard yet. They're so much better than a plastic keyboard, in every way.
And they're not even that expensive, entry level models can be had for $30-40..... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7-SzEbSZJETEQ
1 points • JakeDaBoss18
Who needs to spend more than 35. This has mx reds and is ten-key-less. I have the same one but with blue switches.
1 points • Real_Dog_Dad
1 points • TheHackerzAreBack
Well if you don’t care about having the numpad, I think red dragon has a perfect budget board that is well under your 75$ budget but atleast the quality of that price. Link here: Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hfOpFbK9AM090
They also have the same board in the full size variant for 17$ more. If you think paying the extra 45% is worth it for the numpad, go for it.
1 points • throw23me
This is the one I currently have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016MAK38U/
Has NKRO, outemu blues, and is likely the same base, although I don't know for sure. And it's $20 cheaper. I think I'd be paying $20 for a brand-name I've never heard of if I got the Plugable.
I think I will probably skip on that one and continue my search. But thank you for the recommendation.
1 points • champion-sdl
If your like the red dragon keyboards this a great starter one and super cheaper but great build quality
Redragon K552 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_fSVxEbMGGZS8T
1 points • SmurfyPlant
it's the red dragon k552 it cost me about $35, heres the link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
3 points • bensweats
1 points • Sackmastertap
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_i_YAAnFbVV61G2G Only thing I miss is the number pad and it took some getting used too.
1 points • citiesskylines865
I have the same laptop and I use it with this it has nice rgb, and pretty good switches imo—Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_86yhFbC1MEJY6
1 points • golegogo
My first post here and I am looking for a keyboard. Some basic information:
I am currently using [red dragon k552] (https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U )
I really like the keyboard but I really can't bring it to work due to the noise. I have looked through the recommended lists but couldn't find anything
What I am looking for:
Keys: Mx clears I think ( something tactical like the blues but quieter). I don't like browns.)
Size: 85% or larger ( needs arrow keys and function row)
Macro/Remapping would be great
I am located in the US.
thank you in advanced
1 points • AnubianWolf
There are mechanical and linear versions of this, in both black and white, that won’t break the bank: Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jAMeFb2P4D4CJ
1 points • Reterhd
If your really trying to go cheap and want mechanical , and dont mind the noise of blue switches ( they be clicky ) you could get a red dragon , it was my first keyboard , got one for my ex, for a friend , they all were tanks and never gave out
Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 Keys 60% Small TKL Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0WkUEbNVRHCSY
1 points • Wishbone51
You can get a Redragon K552 for $40
Knockoff red switches.
1 points • enesup
These keyboards are great, even ignoring their price. I think they are better than Razer and Corsair boards.
1 points • Joseph-45
3 points • creativikey_
Hello, and welcome to the community!
I don't think you'd be able to get anything custom in that price range. You could try lurking on eBay to see if any older models of a Corsair show up with brown switches that are cheap enough.
There are also a bunch of lower-end mechanical keyboards listed on Amazon that fit your requirements, like this. If you just search 'rgb mechanical keyboard' and sort by price, you'd see there are a decent amount of results. You probably won't get actually Cherry MX switches, and most of the listings seem to be blue or red equivalents, but those certainly beat your membrane keyboard!
Update: found this guy with brown switches! Now hopefully that ships to Canada...
1 points • Hyperhyperdeet
Ducky One 2 Mini is always the usual budget choice.
If you're really tight on budget, Redragon keybs have hands-down the best bang for your buck out of all brands. The K552 in particular, I have heard very good things about.
1 points • Cyberhwk
I've had this Reddragon TKL for two years now. Still hate it.
1 points • GG_wlY5FZFzKDlqBHu8P
You're going to have trouble finding a cheap 6 or n-key rollover membrane keyboard that also costs very little.
The Redragon K552 in Reds should be fairly quiet. Reds don't have a tactile bump, since they're linear switches. Not as quiet as silent reds obviously, but you want inexpensive.
Most membrane keyboards don't even mention if they support any kind of rollover.
1 points • domg839
Redragon K552 It's cheap, but it has those clicky sounds when pressing keys.
1 points • dolanders
So getting a free aaa game every week isn't better than a few 5+ year old games every month. Also for your keyboard point: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_TlNZEb8T7HHDC.
1 points • luisclownster
I’d recommend Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 Keys 60% Small TKL Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_83OQEb9GZ0PM8
1 points • JSTRD100K
1 points • SlothOfTheZany
This keyboard lights up, is mechanical, and is 40USD(don’t know conversion) https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U
2 points • Serna75
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4MOeEbCV09TPJ never used this keyboard but alot of people say its good for value
2 points • AndreDre747
Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RGB Backlit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019O9BLVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YLO6EbTQM12RA
Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-MO6EbA1BY7QC
2 points • kyle242gt
Yeah, I should have been more clear, my bad. The red switch 552 is rainbow: https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U While the blue switch one is RGB:https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-RGB-Mechanical-Keyboard-Construction/dp/B019O9BLVY/ref=pd_lpo_147_t_0/141-2938029-3710413?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B019O9BLVY&pd_rd_r=e6e52522-88b6-4c78-86ad-fce2c1e846a1&pd_rd_w=ovShK&pd_rd_wg=l0XtY&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=J8GJYRW0GMHS4EVB6846&psc=1&refRID=J8GJYRW0GMHS4EVB6846
1 points • cheddlescheez
1 points • TheDefault1
To y’all poor souls who never experienced a mechanical keyboard - get yourself one of these:
ANNE PRO 2, 60% Wired/Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Brown Switch/Black Case) - Full Keys Programmable - True RGB Backlit - Tap Arrow Keys - Double Shot PBT Keycaps - NKRO - 1900mAh Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y4ZVP6J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HqIhEbW4ET9X0
Redragon K552 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Compact 87 Key Mechanical Computer Keyboard KUMARA USB Wired Cherry MX Blue Equivalent Switches for Windows PC Gamers (Black RED LED Backlit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_drIhEb7BPQRQC
1 points • ct9242
Here’s a few
1 points • charlesatan
2 points • SqueamishOrange
Do keycaps impact actuation point?
The Redragon S113 (Outemu Brown) and the Tecware Phantom (also Outemu Brown) have different actuation forces (S113: 45gf +/- 10gf, Phantom: 55g). The Redragon K552 (Outemu Red) also has an actuation force of 45gf +/- 10gf (not sure why it is the same, red is linear and brown is tactile), while the Tecware Phantom with Outemu Red switches has an actuation force of 50g.
I believe this could be due to one of three things:
- The keycaps impact actuation force
- It is BS marketing when Redragon wrote that they have a lower actuation force even though the same switches are the exact same.
- Tecware rounded their number up (because S113 has 45gf +/- 10gf, and 45 + 10 = 55).
Are any of my theories correct? Did I make a mistake when buying the Phantom Brown (I want the lightest actuation force on a budget, since I'm gaming)?
1 points • fateryder
Need help finding the perfect keyboard. Hoping someone has stumbled on a keyboard offering all of the following:
- 75% or smaller
- Swappable switches
- Dedicated media keys (or accessible via an F-lock key - as long as I only have to press one key to play/pause music)
- RGB lighting (color doesn't matter)
- Price point \~$100
Nice-to-haves (but not required):
- USB-C detachable
- Cherry MX Silent Reds out of the box
- Doubleshot PBT Keycaps out of the gate
- Downloadable interface/program
Any others out there I'm not aware of?
1 points • fuddyduddyc
What kind of keyboard are you looking for? Mechanical? Clicky switches? Any specific features? I’m not a big gamer, but I feel like keyboards pretty much all do the same thing - I do like the feel of mechanical keyboards though.
Redragon makes nice budget gaming mechanical keyboards - their TKL model is on sale for about $28 right now at Amazon.
Look up VicTsing on Amazon. They make a lot of well rated budget gaming keyboards, some mechanical.
The Hyperx FPS Pro is supposed to be nice - lots of good reviews.
1 points • DaveUnderscore
For anyone considering this, Redragon makes 2 mechanical keyboards that cost $10-13 more than this.
- non-backlit one for $30: https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-N-Mechanical-Keyboard-Construction/dp/B01LXD7TP9/
- backlit one for $33: https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U/
1 points • isaac098
Is this sale to good to be true ?
Building my first pc and this is the last thing I need.
1 points • eyeorder66
Philips 272E1GSJ 27" Gaming Monitor, 1920x1080 Full HD VA, 1ms, 144Hz, Adaptive-Sync, VESA, 4Yr Advance Replacement https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FNYJLWV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_WJu1Fb811W8JP
Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC (87 Keys, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_UKu1Fb6XB886T?psc=1
1 points • Jodobak
Both keyboards you link are membrane keyboard, it is not that much different, the only upside of corsair k55 it has a brand name and looks nicer than fiodio.
if you want to try a mechanical keyboard at a budget price, try this one
it is tkl which eliminate the Numpad