Feature 1: Connection : USB-C
Feature 2: Keycap : ABS
Feature 3: Switch Brand : Gateron
Feature 4: Luminous type : RGB
Feature 5: Layout : 61 Keys
- $ 55.99
Looking for a decent-looking Gaming Keyboard, then this Keyboard by Geek is perfect for you. This Keyboard is appropriately designed for Gaming users, although a Normal user can also use it, and a Programmer also uses this. The Geek Customized GK61 Mechanical Keyboard is launched on 17 March 2019 All over the world. In this article, I’ll Give you a detailed review of this Keyboard. Now let’s See a detailed Review of this Keyboard.
Geek Customized GK61 Review :
I have divided the review into 2 Parts, Design and Performance, so let’s begin with Design.
We extract the Skyloong GK61 from all its packaging, and we are faced with a compact and striking keyboard that stands out for its chassis and white keys. With dimensions of 292 x 104 x 40 mm (length, width, height), it offers the so-called 60% format since it only has 61 keys, allowing the dual functionality of many of them in combination with the Fn key. This is marked in the serigraphy of the keys, although we can configure them by software to change them.
Under all the keys, we find Gateron switches, specifically the Brown version in the model that they have sent us. These switches are considered the best Chinese copy of the Cherry MX, even surpassing them for some users. Let’s see below the different options of Gateron switches on the market, although this Keyboard is only available with those marked in bold.
One of the strengths of this Keyboard is that the switches are hot-swapped. They are not soldered, and we can remove them just by pulling them, although better with the help of the included tool. In this way, we can customize them to taste without the slightest problem. Of course, the RGB LED is embedded in the chassis itself, making them cheaper than other alternatives.
On the rear edge of the Keyboard, we find the USB-C connector that allows us to connect to the PC, while at the base, it has four rubber feet for good stability on the table. It does not have lifting feet because the Keyboard itself is already tilted, so it is impossible to lay it flat.
Performance and Tests :
As soon as we started using the Skyloong GK61 on our desktop computer, we realized its compact format has significant advantages and disadvantages. Its main and obvious advantage is the little space it occupies, but this also allows us to easily place the mouse in front of our main hand and improve ergonomics in front of the PC. It also has something self-evident against it: it is missing many keys. Logically, you cannot have the functionality of a full keyboard in such a compact format, but it is something that we must think about before acquiring a model of this type since it is likely that we will miss keys such as cursors or the delete key.
Using the Aqua’S KeyTest software, we can check how we can press a good handful of keys simultaneously, confirming its N-Key Rollover functionality.
Its software allows us to configure the lighting with many effects, create macros, and assign other functions to all the keys, with or without combining with FN.
The Skylon GK61 is a good alternative for those looking for a compact keyboard in 60% format, something that we must be very clear about before purchasing it. Otherwise, we may miss too many keys. The quality of its Gateron switches has nothing to envy the Cherry MX. It also comes well lubricated and with a sensational touch of the ABS plastic keys because they do not even look like it. Another Advantage is the switches are hot-swapped, so we can change them by pulling them and highlighting the RGB LED lighting on the PCB itself.
We can find it for sale at Banggood for about 45 euros with free shipping, even from Spain in some versions, using the Graton code to save 13 percent. At that price, those who do not have a suitable keyboard do not want to.
Geek Customized GK61 Pros :
- Excellent Design and Finishes
- RGB LED lighting
- Anti-Ghosting N-Key Rollover
- Detachable USB-C cable
Geek Customized GK61 Cons :
- Other models come with Bluetooth With Just a Little more Amount.
Connection: USB Type-c
Layout: 61 Keys
keyboard Type: Gaming, Typing, Office, Both
Dimensions & Weight
|Product Weight||780 Grams|
|Product size||292 x 104 x 40 mm|