Value for Money - 95%
Quality - 90%
Look/Feel - 90%
Extra's/Features - 80%
“The Redragon K551 isn’t your average mechanical gaming keyboard. Not only is it a great choice for entering the World of Mechanical Keyboards, it’s also over-engineered and built to take a beating, it is loaded with features aircraft grade aluminium and ABS construction, plate mounted keys, double-shot injection moulded keycaps, high-end switches with mechanical ultra-last springs, crisp and bright adjustable RGB LED backlighting, a gold-plated USB connector for a reliable connection, and a splash-resistant design.”
Well well well what have we here? A mechanical keyboard for under R1000. How is this even possible. Surely there must be something wrong with it. Well like most, that was my initial impression when I got the call to do a review on the Mitra. But let me tell you I had my socks blown off by this one.
When first plugging in the Mitra you are greeted by an array of colours as the RGB illuminates. When you first start using this keyboard you will soon realize that Redragon did something very right here. The keys are super clicky but not loud just clicky and the Cherry blue switches are very responsive. The positioning of the keys are just perfect. This keyboard really feels premium
The build quality is really solid and does not feel cheap or plasticky at all. The base of the keyboard is nice and heavy so this prevents unnecessary sliding on your desk. The keys are moulded with an indent for your fingers to nicely fit in but not too deep to obstruct you from quickly moving around from one to another. You also receive a key puller in the box to help when cleaning or replacing keys.
I used this keyboard at work for a week and was surprised at how fast you can type on the Cheery blues. You don’t miss a keystroke which is a big bonus with mechanical keyboards and the Redragon does it perfectly. I switched off all RGB functions at work as I got some weird looks when all was illuminated on my desk this can all be done with a few clicks in the Redragon software or on the fly on the keyboard. I then used the keyboard at home on my gaming rig where I was even more surprised. The keyboard performed flawlessly performing like other flagship mechanicals. No input lag and no ghosting, just response after response all the time
Overall I was really impressed with this keyboard. I really did not expect it to perform as well as it did. This keyboard easily trades hits with your flagship keyboards at a third of the price. Yes a USB passthrough would have been nice or some media keys but this definitely doesn’t stop me from recommending this keyboard to any one looking at a mechanical keyboard
- Full Size keyboard with 104 standard keys, full numeric keypad
- All 104 keys are 100% conflict free, anti-ghosting
- Windows key lockout option.
- 12 Dual action Multimedia and “F” keys
- WIN key can be disabled for gaming
- Ultra-durable keys tested to 50 million keystrokes
- Actuation Force: 60g +/- 15g
- Keystroke Travel: 4.0mm +/- 0.2mm
- Keycap Puller Tool is included in case you need to clean the keyboard after long term use or simply want to switch out the caps to add a personal touch
- Look and feel
- No USB passthrough
- no Dedicated Media Keys