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Eagletec KG010 Mechanical Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Brown Switches Equivalent for Office PC Home or Business (Black Keyboard Not Backlit)?

A total of 7 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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27th Nov 2018

I received this EagleTec keyboard yesterday and I am having a strange issue with it producing the wrong keys when I type. It seems to be some type of an issue with key rollover.

For example, when I type the word “power” it will type “pOwer” every time. “key” becomes “kemy”. This only happens if I have the previous key still depressed while typing the next one (i.e. it is failing even single key rollover).

I’m on Windows 10 and according to the Device Manager I have the latest default drivers. There are no drivers for this keyboard on the EagleTec website and I’ve even tried installing their drivers for other keyboards but they are not compatible. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the “HID Keyboard Device” drivers in the Device Manager to no avail.

Has anyone run into this problem before? Is it something fixable or should I just RMA it?

Thanks!

(Edit: Forgot to mention — it happens across all USB ports, 2.0 and 3.0 — additionally, I have tried it on a separate computer and the exact same issue persists.)

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7th Feb 2018

> At that price point I would absolutely look to buy a used keyboard, maybe a nice vintage one. You’re actually going to be stuck with a gamer look at this price so I guess something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Industrial-Aluminium-EagleTec-backlight/dp/B01LWLIRSC/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1518016965&sr=1-6&keywords=brown+switch+keyboard

I have this keyboard. Not quiet at all. Do not get.

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30th Jan 2018

Currently own a Logitech K120, I just bought it as a basic keyboard when i first built my pc because I thought it wouldn’t matter too much. Unfortunately, I’m stupid and the space bar began to stick already after two weeks. That really sucks for me because i game quite a bit and I need my space bar for quite a few games. Started looking into mechanical keyboards, still trying my best to learn. I’ve seen some reviews for this EagleTec KG010 and it seems like a decent starter mechanical keyboard. For a price under like $60 that looked like a good option for me but I don’t really want a loud switch like this. Apparently it’s an Outemu Blue switch. I’ve been trying a lot of keyboards at local stores, and I do like how the blue switches feel but I feel like that’s just because I’m not used to mech keyboards in general. The red and brown switches feel overall fine as well.

Basically, are there any similar wired keyboards to this eagletec in the price range of 50-60ish that is a good starter keyboard? Possibly with a cherry mx red or brown type switch. I enjoy the lights, RGB is pretty nice and even just plain white is cool to me but that’s not necessary (the inner gamer in me enjoys it a lot, but the real me understands it’s a foolish request lol). I think the biggest thing is that I like having a num pad and a keyboard feature to control my computer volume. That’s probably the biggest thing because I don’t like to tab out of my games just to adjust the volume.

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28th Nov 2020

First off, Everything is USB wired because after working security (both sides), I don’t trust wireless anything. Next, a fair warning: I am a maker. If you see something you like in the background of some pictures, the odds are that it is either something I made or more likely heavily modified in some way. This keyboard is no exception. I learned to type on a mechanical keyboard and used the original PC, XT, AT, PS/2 keyboards, my favorite being a Northgate Omnikey that finally died permanently about 6 years ago. I tend to like the mechanical clunk rather than the smooth stroke of today’s keyboards, and I was looking for a replacement.

The keyboard started out life as an Eagletec KG010-N non-backlit USB keyboard with Cherry Blue key switches. Here is a link to the same keyboard with Cherry brown switches, which are much more popular. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWLIRSC). While this model is no longer available, look for any gaming keyboard (with n-key rollover) with a metal frame and Cherry switches of your preference. I replaced the keycaps with a YMDK keycap set (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PHQFHJ8) and installed Three Bulls blue O-ring dampeners (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I0NG3U4).

The mods I did to the keyboard don’t end there; I screwed with the electronics a little. I changed the series resistor on the Numlock LED from the stock 150 ohm to 330 ohm. The LEDs are blue, so in low light conditions, the idiot lights were blinding. Now it is clear that it is on, and that is it. The rest of the keys including caps lock is still the original brightness because I want to know when I am screwing up my password. I also removed the connector on the keyboard PCB, soldering the cable directly on the pads for better reliability.

The result is what you see there. I have been nothing but happy with it, and as soon as I got used to it, picked up about 5 wpm. I have used $3-400 keyboards that don’t have this thing’s feel. The down side is that it is loud, and my office is directly across from the bedroom. I can’t sneak any work in without the whole house knowing. That’s Cherry Blue switches for ya. 🙂

Rounding it out, I use an Elecom M-XT3URBK wired USB thumb track ball (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016QCPO0G). It is a 6 button trackball that allows me to browse, letting my hand to stay put. I like it well enough, but the button pressure is very light, and since the buttons are part of the hand rest, a heavy hand will keep the button pressed even when the finger is off the button. It was also too light, moving around the desk like it was a regular mouse. A couple of steel washers and a non-slip pad on the bottom took care of that.

I will be making a wood and leather palm rest for it all soon. The weak link in my desktop is the memory foam wrist pads I use (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9JY8W2). While they are comfortable enough, I don’t like the feel of the fabric under my callused hands and the memory foam screws up my hand placement when the light weight pad moves.

Hope this helps, Have fun!

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27th Sep 2017

Im new with this, want to try a “cheap” Mechanical Keyboard. I looked on Amazon and this are the “best” for ratings and sells:

EagleTec KG010-N

Redragon K551-N VARA

Any recomendation? Wich one is better?

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4th Feb 2018

That’s a very open ended request. Do you know what kind of switches you prefer linear, tactile or clicky? What weight? Keyboards that are sold here are usually customs of some sort because you can buy a mass produced stuff easily and cheaply. There are some very cheep mechanical keyboard on Amazon. You could also look into getting a switch tester to figure out what kind of switch you prefer.

Also all custom keyboards are tenkeyless or smaller. If you need the number pad, you can get one separate.