For the longest time I have used an old as heck Acer keyboard from when my dad got an old desktop back in my early teens. Many thing came and went, but that KB stayed. In all honesty I wanted a new KB but never actually found one I liked that wasn't stupidly expensive -eyeballs Logitech- .
Well, I recently treated myself to a new wireless beastie. the Royal Kludge RK84, by all accounts it's a "budget friendly' Gamer KB. Tbh at £89 I would hardly call it budget. Anyhow, mechanical (I went with red linears), more RGB settings than you can shake a stick at, battery check shortcut and upto 200hrs battery life lights depending. You can hardly grumble. It has a nice premium feel to it, switches are hot swappable cherry style. Unfortunately, it is a US style KB layout but with a language shoft cut you can swap between a UK and US layout at the press of a button so it doesn't interfere if I use my laptops KB instead of the RK. It has 2 USB A ports and USB C port, I believe you can power things with them as well as charge the device too. It can be used wired, dongle or bluetooth, which I find pretty neat as you have plenty of options. It is a little clacky when typing as standard, which is where the next part comes in.
My annoying habit of not leaving things well alone. I never knew there was such a huge modding scene for KBs of all things. Worst thing about that is I am one of those people that likes to make things better/ my own. So I've ordered some Krytox GPL 205G2 to lube all the switches for a smoother, quieter action, got some dielectric grease on the way to sort out the stabilisers too, I already have fabric plasters for the "band aid" mod to further quieten the the bigger keys. I also had some little key cap O rings delivered today too, fitted them to all the key caps to soften the bottom of the press. As much as I don't mind the sound of it as standard, my office is in the living room and I game and forum browse here, so furious typing can be pretty noisy for anyone else in the room at the time.
So anyone else here got a nice KB and has tinkered with it, or do you guys just leave them be?
Heck, I spent the entirety of the 21st, stripping and lubing the linear reds in the KB, and doing the "bandaid" mod on the stabilisers. I can now see why the lubed switches cost so *** much. That is one hell of a tedious and time consuming job. The KB is extremely quiet now. the action is smooth and almost mushy. Don't get me wrong I am pretty happy with how much quieter it is. Can't help but feel like it does feel a little weird as it is slightly mushy. Maybe the lube I used was slightly too thick. It works perfect its just that feeling on the keys that's so alien for any KB. Overall I do like the dampened sound, it will take some getting used to though.