In this review we take a look at the Gigabyte Aorus K9 keyboard which utilises optical mechanical switches from Flaretech – designed to be faster, more durable and splash proof. The switches themselves can also be hot-swapped for a custom gaming experience. With other features including RGB backlighting, integrated cable management and a set of included PBT keycaps, it sounds like a pretty good deal for £110 – but is the Aorus K9 as good as it sounds?
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- Interface: USB 2.0
- Switches: Flaretech Optical-Mechanical
- Switch Types: Red or Blue
- Switch expected lifespan: 100 Million Strokes
- Key Profile: Standard
- Travel Distance: 4mm
- Activation Distance: 2mm
- Peak Force Red : 55g +/- 10g
- Peak Force Blue: 55g +/- 10g
- Dimension: 439mm x 140mm x 37mm
- Weight: 1180g
- Software: AORUS Engine
- OS Support: Windows 7/8/10
- Cable Length: 2 metres
- N-Key Rollover: YES
- Report Rate max: 1000Hz
- Backlighting: RGB 16.7M Color Per-Key
The Gigabyte Aorus K9 keyboard can be found on CCL for £106.37 HERE
- Integrated cable management.
- RGB backlighting.
- Extra PBT keycap set.
- Extra Flaretech switches.
- Reasonable pricing.
- Very solid chassis with good build quality.
- Splash proof.
- Software isn’t great.
- Flaretech switches are a little wobbly and loud.
- RGB lighting could be better.
- No USB passthrough.
KitGuru says: The Gigabyte Aorus K9 is a decent option if you want to try out optical mechanical switches but the software lets it down.