What is the opinion of Reddit about the
EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit LED, Hotswappable Mechanical Kailh Speed Silver Switches (Linear), 821-W1-15US-KR?

A total of 14 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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6th Jan 2022

There is no ‘hybrid’, all these ‘mechanical feel’ boards feel like is rubber domes and membranes, because there’s no real change in the underlying technology.

It’s purely marketing speak to make cheap keyboards more exciting.

Except in this case, the price is jacked up absurdly high by a 3rd party seller. Always price check against other sites, Amazon is full of shit these days.

There’s plenty of actual mechs on there at that price or less. If you want that size/style of board, look at the EVGA Z15, EVGA slashed the price on it recently and it offers more than many do at $60.

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24th Dec 2021

Damn, sorry to hear that. I looked into it after reading your comment and it seems like there are a good amount of people unhappy with that keeb. The EVGA price is still slashed for the holidays at less than $50. I have been thoroughly happy with mine. It has complete hot swappable switches and comes with your choice of Kaihl Speed Silver or Speed Bronze switches (I went with speed silver) as well as a magnetic wrist rest.

The only things I don’t care for about the Z15 is the branding badge at the top, non-removeable cable and the fact it has north-facing LED’s. None of which are deal breakers for me and for $50 it was (and is) an absolute deal!

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Keyboard-Hotswappable-Mechanical-821-W1-15US-KR/dp/B08VNT658R

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19th Dec 2021

Just posting quickly on mobile here, unsure if I want to make a new post on this.

EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit LED, Hotswappable Mechanical Kailh Speed Silver Switches (Linear), 821-W1-15US-KR https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08VNT658R/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_9RDPBJNSHB6H6C4X5XCA

$59.99

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17th Nov 2021

I’m a shill, hate me later.

on sale from 130 to 50 atm

EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit LED, Hotswappable Mechanical Kailh Speed Silver Switches (Linear), 821-W1-15US-KR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VNT658R/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1J5N15K4DCMWTHZ5KCJP

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14th May 2021

on sale same price at amazon free shipping with prime

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08VNT658R

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29th Nov 2021

Msy is rarely the cheapest option. For an extra $20 you can get 11400 (see pcpp link below). The motherboard you chose doesn’t have WiFi. It’s usually cheaper to get it integrated to mobo instead of WiFi card. Also don’t skimp on the PSU. An extra $50 can be the difference between dead components and a happy gamer (extreme scenario, but better safe than sorry).

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/gQMkCz

For mouse and keyboard, it’s personal preference. For mice, my budget-midrange recommendation is usually Logitech g203. It’s a good size, weight, features/performance and price. For keyboards, here’s a short essay:

There’s 2 kinds of keyboards, mechanical and rubber dome. Rubber domes are cheaper and in my opinion, as well as most others, feel bad. Not really much to say but there’s nothing wrong with them but nothing great about them. They’re all pretty much the same.
There’s 3 kinds of mechanical keyboard switches: linear, clicky, tactile.
– Linear: goes straight down, you don’t feel or hear any feedback on actuation. Generally preferred for gaming, particularly FPS and eSports games and the switches are usually denoted by the colour red.
– clicky: there’s a noise and tactile feedback on actuation when you push down the key. Generally preferred by typists and people who are hated by their roommates. Usually denoted by blue switch colour
– tactile: there’s a bump that you feel when pushing the key down to indicate actuation but silent. Generally preferred by both typists and gamers. It’s a middle ground if you want some feedback when typing. Not as efficient for gaming, but won’t piss off everyone around you when typing. Usually denoted by brown switches.

The common key switch brands you’ll see in keyboards are, in order of ascending quality in my opinion, are: oetemu, gateron, cherry, kailh. This list is a rough guide, but really it depends on preference and what switch it is.

EVGA z15 is a good choice (speed silver linear switches – $69). Aesthetics aren’t for everyone as it can look gaudy, but it has RGB, high polling rate and hot swappable sockets, which means if you don’t like the switches, you can swap them with something else instead of buying a new keyboard.

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13th Nov 2021

EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit LED, Hotswappable Mechanical Kailh Speed Silver Switches (Linear), 821-W1-15US-KR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VNT658R/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_98CPHYTAE0S8S0MNP7S8

this is kn sale atm for 50 bucks

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5th Nov 2021

EVGA Z15 is $50 now https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Keyboard-Hotswappable-Mechanical-821-W1-15US-KR/dp/B08VNT658R/

It have RGB, super fast switches out of the box, hot swappable switches and 4,000Hz polling rate… It is not a small form factor, but features to price ration is hard to beat.

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2nd Sep 2021

Deal link: Amazon

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26th Aug 2021

Deal link: Amazon

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22nd Aug 2021

Someone else provided a good breakdown on of mechanical keyboards but i would also advise looking at a few Youtube videos .

If you can find the room in the budget i would recommend upgrading the keyboard to something like this. The death adder ias a well reviewed mgaming mouse but there are also other great options in that price range.

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9th Jun 2021

Same keyboard at Amazon :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VNT658R

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16th May 2021

Deal link: Amazon