For everyday use, the linear switches don’t feel too far off from Cherry Reds, though they are slightly mushier and nowhere near as smooth as Gateron Reds, which is my favorite linear switch. The actuation force is standard for a red switch, but the feel is not uniform throughout. Some keys feel smoother while others require extra force.
(🔊Turn your sound on to hear how these keys sound!)
The keyboard has several general presets that are pretty standard, but it does have gaming RGB modes that illuminate only certain keys for FPS, RTS, MOBAs, and other game types. Pressing FN+1 triggers FPS mode, which lights up the WASD keys as well as the arrow keys. I can’t imagine PC gamers looking down at their keys often, but it’s a neat addition if you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of a mouse and keyboard.
Two weeks is not enough to test the longevity of this keyboard, but most complaints on Amazon stem from the durability of the switches. The “W” key, which is used to move forward in many games, is more depressed than the surrounding keys after only a few weeks of gaming. However, since it’s so affordable, you can always buy replacement switches, which is easy to do since the board is hot-swappable.
Obviously, a keyboard this cheap could never be perfect. But it didn’t have any major issues that made it unusable. For someone thinking about getting into mechanical keyboards, this is a great entry point that doesn’t require putting in a ton of research or money. It’s also a board you can grow with.
Seeing as how I prefer tactile switches for typing, I don’t see myself using this as a daily driver for much longer. I’m honestly surprised at how much I came to like it. The minor flaws I came across can be forgiven when considering the price, holding its own with keyboards twice the price. The Redragon is a great way to dip your toes into the mechanical keyboard world. It won’t hurt too much financially if you don’t like it, but if you do, you’ll be chasing your “endgame” keyboard soon enough.