While there is no chance that the name is familiar to you, GooBang does have a number of products listed on Amazon and has been trading for at least a couple of years. The company’s web site itself is tragic, so we had no idea what to expect when offered the ‘Doo’ keyboard. In their own words, this product has been created for demanding gamers, “Don’t let yourself get caught with a slow and mushy membrane keyboard”. With no expectations, we set about evaluating this TKL RGB product.
Founded by ‘Mark’ from Princeton, GooBang’s latest offering is the ET-8178 model mechanical gaming keyboard with RGB lighting and 88 keys. My standard gaming keyboard is a solidly built Tt eSports Poseidon Z. Straight out of the box, I can tell you that the GooBang Doo has, in comparison, a surprisingly robust feel. Given its price, we’re going to approach this review (mostly) from the point of view of a casual gamer who wants to get more serious about their gaming, without breaking the bank.
Reminiscent in both style and price to the Corsair K63 (albeit with a more compressed layout), contemporary peripherals like the GooBang have to deal with stiff competition from established brands like Roccat, Razer and HyperX. Having a price tag close to £40 for the UK layout will help.
Here’s the basic specification:-
- No of Keys: 88
- Switch Type: Outemu Blue
- Key Stroke Travel: 4.0±0.2mm
- Key Force: 60g±10g
- Key Lifespan: 60 Million Strokes
- Interface: USB Interface
- Key Caps Material: Double Shot Injection PC + ABS
- Upper Shell Material: Metal （Aluminium Alloy）
- Working Voltage: 5.0V DC
- Compatible System: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10/MacOS/Linux