Havit RGB Backlit Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Rated 4.84 out of 5 based on 115 customer ratings
(115 customer reviews)

RRP $119.95

  • Outemu Blue mechanical key switches
  • N Key Rollover
  • RGB Backlit + Marquee mode
  • Metallic build quality
  • Gold plated USB plug
Category: SKU: HV-KB366L

Description

Build-in Outemu / Gaote Blue Mechanical Key Switches
Built with the all-new blue mechanical switches, the HAVIT HV-KB366L RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard helps you take your game to the next level with more speed and precision. Provide a combination of great gaming performance with tactile feedback and an audible click for typing.

Full Anti-ghosting, Designed for Performance Gaming
Full key anti-ghosting mechanism for perfect signal quality no matter how fast you play (Mac OS support 6-key rollover only).

Backlit Adjustment
Press Fn+ Backlit key to change backlit color, multiple backlit mode switch

Marquee mode
In 7-color backlit mode (not breathing), press the backlit key singly to activate marquee mode. In marquee mode, press the backlit key to deactivate marquee mode to switch to 7-color backlit mode. 4 levels of brightness and 10 levels of breathing rate

Metallic Build Quality
With aluminum top housing with sanded finish, metal base with weight tuning, and gold plated USB interface, the HAVIT HV-KB366L RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard guarantees efficient and stable data transmission

Specifications

Weight 1.296 kg
Dimensions 50.5 x 17.6 x 6 cm
Cable Length

1.8 m/70.87 inches

Power Supply Voltage

+5V+/ -0.5V

Power Consumption

300mA MAX

Number of Keys

104

Key Switch

Outemu/Gaote Blue switch

Operating Force

80g

Working Current

100mA

Working Voltage

5V

Service Life

>50 million key operations

Compatibility

Win 10/Win 8/Win 7/Linux/Vista/Mac/IBM PC

Win key deactivation

Fn + Win key

115 reviews for Havit RGB Backlit Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    jmickey

    Nice looking keyboard with good fit and feel coupled with a satisfying key press click. Backlit color options are impressive.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tweak

    Customizable lighting
    Long (slightly over 70 inches) braided cord
    Quality feel and looks
    Nice feedback from the keys
    Responsive
    Great lighting
    N-Key roll over (multiple simultaneous key presses supported)/

    Heavy enough to remain put so it isn’t going to slide around the desk and if you need a weapon well this thing is heavy enough for that as well…seriously it is built like a tank.

    The keys sit a bit high so that could be good or bad I suppose depending on what you like best. Each key is convex and the lighting shines through making them very easy to see.

    I am a big fan of thin frame keyboards and have been for many years so seeing this one offered as such made me very happy to use this keyboard.

    All around nice looking and to use keyboard. Cheaper than other similar keyboards, not as nice as some but still really nice for the price.

    Review sample provided free or at a discounted price for a fair, unbiased, and honest review. […], if it isn’t please reply and offer constructive criticism as I am always looking for ways to improve my helpfulness to other shoppers.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas

    There’s a reason this product has gotten only 5 star reviews so far: it’s wonderful!! This is my first mechanical keyboard, so I didn’t want to go all out yet. This was cheap, but boy is it nice. I don’t know about the others, but I love the clicking sound! Sounds like an old typewriter. (I’m tying on it now btw). This keyboard uses the blue outemu switch keys, but anything compared to the “rubber dome” keyboard is a big improvement. I love the colors on it. There are so many options. From rainbow, to solid colors, to blinking colors to colors that activate only as you press on them; it has an option for any preference.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    YellowTableReviews

    I am a gamer girl, I play WoW & many other online games. It is CRUCIAL to have a responsive and durable keyboard that can handle all of my rage and fast pace button mashing for quick spell casting.

    I often play into the night hours, so the fact this keyboard is backlit is excellent. I love that the brightness can be dimmed or increased to my desired likeness.

    My mom seen this keyboard and has proclaimed this should 100% be the gift I get her for Christmas. She had to have one eye removed because of medical issues and now she has a hard time seeing a normal keyboard. Since she spent most of her younger years behind a PC screen for work, now that she is making spelling errors simply because she can not see the screen – I know this is very upsetting to her. The HAVIT HV-KB366L RGB Backlit Keyboard is wonderful for anyone with visions problems and I can not wait to give her this awesome keyboard as a gift this year.

    Everything is done online now, from shopping to playing games and even communicating with loved ones. A well made keyboard is important!

    Heavy, good construction – BUILT TO LAST! Rounded edges are smooth, preventing any accidents if my hand slips.

    This mechanical keyboard sounds much like a typewriter when typing. I LOVE this feature! When I am in my gaming zone, concentrating my full attention on each battle I am in – I need to know when I hit a button for a skill that the button did get pressed properly. With the typewriter sounds I can hear that the key is pressed and quickly move onto the next skill button for the advantage and overall win!

    Cleaning this keyboard is easier than I have ever experienced before, and I have owned many keyboards. The raised (floating) keys make it quick to wipe down. I do not have to worry about anything dropping into the base underneath the keys.

    Each key has it’s own independent LED light, removing a key you can see the light directly under. This is a quality keyboard that isn’t going to move around as I type quickly – both of the “feet” that can be flipped out to adjust the angle of the keyboard and slightly raise or lower the height have a grip rubber feeling material and also (2) grip pads a couple inches lower. This keyboard is sturdy and doesn’t scratch my desk.

    One thing my old keyboard had that I do miss slightly is the volume control directly on the keyboard itself. This really isn’t a must have for a keyboard but it was helpful to me. I think this may just be a personal preference and I knew ahead of time that the volume buttons were not a feature so no big deal. Overall this is the perfect gaming keyboard – & very helpful to any one who has problems with eye sight. I highly recommen

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darren O’Neill

    ►►► THIS REVIEW IS FOR A MODEL NO LONGER SOLD ON THIS PAGE AND DOES NOT APPLY TO THE CURRENT KEYBOARD BEING SOLD ◄◄◄

    This is an excellent mechanical keyboard with multiple backlighting modes. In the video I show off the different modes of lights which can be a solid color or multiple colors and either stay static or change as you type or automatically.

    The main thing though is the keyboard and the keys. They have a nice amount of resistance and reminds me a lot of keyboards I used over a decade ago before they were all made cheaper with membranes underneath instead of switches. The keyboard is very heavy-duty and well made with a nice amount of weight to it. I am a big guy with really big hands and the keyboard stays in place even when I start hammering down on it.

    The one thing I did miss from my old keyboard was the media controls that it had. It was an easy fix as all it took was installing the freeware program AutoHotKey and setting it up to control my volume using the Windows key in conjunction with my page up, page down and end keys.

    Overall this is an excellent keyboard for gaming of just everyday use. It is sturdy, the keys feel nice and the backlight is excellent. Highly recommended.

    Sample provided for review.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pixelkat

    Only thing that could make this any better is the inclusion of individual led programmability. Their other keyboards have this function (and are less expensive), so it only seems natural to me that this one would include it as well. However, everything else about this keyboard is absolutely ROCK SOLID. Build quality is excellent and the key switches are a pleasure to type on. Also, the first reviewer here mentioned being able to program 13 of your own keys, and I see no mention of that anywhere in the manual that it came with or online. I think they must have mixed this keyboard up with Havits other keyboard, which does have programmable buttons.

    All in all, I would recommend this keyboard if you are on a budget, and don’t care about having individually programmable keys. For about 20 dollars more I think you can find an rgb mechanical keyboard with that option.

    UPDATE: This keyboard works with a belkin flip KVM switch! Ive read about a lot of other rgb keyboards having problems with KVM switches, and I can tell you this one works perfectly. I currently have it hooked up, along with speakers and usb mouse, to a Window 10 desktop and a laptop running Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu). Switching only takes about a second or so, as long as it takes for the computer you are switching to to recognize that its been plugged in.

    So I updated my review to 5 stars simply for that fact.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Seth

    Pros:

    -Keyboard is heavy and the rubber feet are…rubber…y…this keyboard isn’t going anywhere.
    -Colors are bright and vibrant! The red, blue, green, and cyan are my favorite to use. The others are -slightly- less saturated, but are still bright.
    -Clickety-clack keys! Loud, responsive, fun to press. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t like rubber dome keys until I got myself a mechanical keyboard.
    -Apparently some other keyboards have the ability to program individual keys. I did not know this about other keyboards, and I don’t personally find it necessary. I like the color options this has. I don’t see myself using the marquee or pulse light settings that much anyway. Kind of distracting when trying to get actual work done.

    Cons:

    -I’m new to computer peripherals and things, but every keyboard I’ve owned previously had the ability to change the volume on the keyboard. Usually some FN+F10 or F11 business. This keyboard lacks that functionality, unless I’m missing something. I’m sure there’s some third party software that allows me to manually set my own keys, but at the very least, it’s not native to the keyboard.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    R. Javier Guerra

    I love this keyboard! It’s solid and hefty with a really good feel. My 13 yo son loves it and wants one for his gaming rig. I could not be more pleased. Just know, mechanical keyboards are much louder (clicks) then other keyboards. Once I got used to the sound, I just love using it.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    michael

    Update = This is a usb port killer as I expected it to be but hoping it would not be 🙁
    Very BAD WIRING DESIGN !!!!!!
    Great thing is Havit stands behind their product and gave a refund after only 5 hours after leaving seller feedback that is worth 5 stars in my book it was 3 months in use until it zapped a usb port fortunately the port still works after a restart 😉

    How is anyone to really know if a usb port on a desktop is going to be powerful enough “long term” to run this keyboard on 1 usb port ? There’s no way to know it until you use it 🙂

    Nice keyboard in looks only and key lighting
    Keys are noisy
    Does not remember color selection on restart or startup because there is no driver

    Way over powered for 1 usb connection.
    Most lighting keyboards will have 2 usb connections so the wiring is poor design

    I give 2 stars for looks only.
    I should of gotten another Logitech G710+ which I have 1 that was the same price as this one

    There’s no way in the world this ever sold for 200.us and if it did it was quickly returned.
    BUT THIS ITEM SHOULD HAVE CLEARLY STATED IT IS LOUD.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Finnerty

    Got the keyboard and I am very happy with it.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris D.

    Just received this keyboard and I cant believe the quality they put into building this thing it is literally as heavy as a brick. I really love the feel of the blue switches. They may not be brand name cherry mx but they do feel just as good. The lighting on the keyboard works great, and evenly illuminates every switch. Overall I am extremely satisfied with my purchase, great build quality, lighting and feel. The keyboard doesn’t offer a driver to customize the keys but I wouldn’t say that is a negative unless your a hardcore gaming. Buy this keyboard, you wont be disappointed!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Wonderful keyboard. The best typing experience I have ever had on a keyboard. The lighting is just beautiful. The keys are so nice to type on. Got to love mechanical keyboards. Heavy too. After all the keyboards I have used in the last 20 years nothing comes close to this KB. I am using it with my Chromebox and it works perfectly.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Overall, this is a good to great keyboard that looks and feels great. Its main drawbacks are lack of programmable keys (for lights, color, etc) and its durability, making my assessment 4/5.

    Pros:
    + Great value. For $80, this metal mechanical keyboard sounds and feels great
    + Different keyboard light modes. Though they aren’t programmable, it comes with many preset modes and different options for each mode.
    + Long braided cord–no crappy rubber cord that will wear out in a year or two

    Cons:
    – Had this keyboard for only a few weeks now and already some of the LEDs in the keys have become defective.
    – No way to program the keyboard in any way
    – No sort of ergonomic hand rest. Of course, the simple design may be a pro for some people.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    agentDHG

    Awesome keyboard. I love the sound, it reminds me of a typewriter, sort of. It is a conversation piece. I like the changing colors

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    There are a few quality control things like no software and some loose keys (backspace for me). But the price is nice and the keyboard is very very well built. It’s pretty heavy and really bright. Also my hands often hit the LED keys which change the “mood Lighting” alot.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justin Shin

    I am a software developer, occasional PC gamer, news junkie, and all-around computer enthusiast. My relationship with certain peripherals – especially the keyboard, the mouse, and the monitor – is similar to my relationship with craft beer. I know what I like but I don’t usually get into the details or specifics raving about one beer or one brand, as it were. I feel like I am too busy to “get into it” and besides, what kind of hobby is “keyboard enthusiast,” anyway?

    So, I’ve purchased now at least four different mechanical keyboards. They were:

    A Rosewill model without numpad
    A Rosewill model with numpad and red backlight
    A SteelSeries model, quite heavy and expensive ($120 +) with numpad
    THIS model

    I can tell you without reservation, without a shadow of a doubt, THIS is THE F***ING KEYBOARD TO BUY.

    TL; DR = BUY THIS KEYBOARD.

    Or do I as I did and buy two on a whim.

    Here are my top criteria in order. Notice that this keyboard WINS EVERY criteria out of the four I’ve tried, and it’s not even that close.

    * Feel/clickiness: I want my mechanical keyboard to be loud, “snappy” (require a certain amount of force, not continuous but a threshold, and then quickly descend, and quickly rise, as opposed to continuous and smooth), with healthy separation between keys to allow me to feel the keyboard out. This separation is more about how the edges are formed and not the distance necessarily.

    This keyboard is the clickiest, loudest, snappiest, and most “brail”y of the four. The Rosewill models are about 75% there, and the other one doesn’t deserve mention. If for no other reason, this would be a winner.

    * Working “Windows” and “Fn” and Function keys on Windows and Mac: For some reason none of the 3 models Windows keys work on Mac – on this keyboard, every key seems to work on MAC and PC meaning you do not need to remap your ALT key on Mac to cmd.

    * Durability – this is the HEAVIEST of the four by FAR and it is wonderful. This keyboard… willl… not… slide. Even if you are an aggressive typist as I can be at times of frustration. What’s even better is that the kickstands are about THREE TIMES as strong as the Rosewills (Again, don’t even think about the steel series, it blows). They still aren’t quite as strong as I’d like them to be but this is like nit picking. The only real and minor complaint that I have is that the weight distribution feels a bit awkward. I would have recommended they make it such that significantly more weight is on the top than bottom, but since the whole thing is darn heavy, its a moot point. Finally, you can just TELL when you type on it that these keys aren’t gonna run or go anywhere. The switches are AWESOME and remind me of better versions of whatever the rosewill uses.

    * Backlight: It’s adjustable, it has a “breathing” mode, it has a “marquee” mode (where colors go left to right). Enough said! None of the others come close. That said , I keep it on blue breathing most ofd the time.

    *Value: Compare this to the other mechanical keyboards. It’s cheaper than average and better than all.

    *Features: Ok, it loses here, because its just a keyboard. A really SLICK AWESOME keyboard, the only caveat – and I don’t give a rat’s arse – is that it has no USB or other ports. Somehow that has become a thing recently where mechanical keyboard reviewers say they want one with at least one USB port to make up for the loss that the keyboard entails. I say, whatever, if you’re gonna drop $100 on a keyboard, drop $10 on a hub.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    BUY
    THIS
    KEYBOARD

    I don’t know how I could be convinced to buy another.
    1 helpful vote

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    WM

    I love this keyboard. I really do. Working in an office nearly every day of the week, I wanted to order myself a keyboard that had a really nice feel to it, and never having a mechanical keyboard before and hearing how wonderful they were I knew I had to try one. After some shopping around, when I came on amazon this was one of the promoted keyboards and it looked fairly affordable so I decided on this one after seeing some of its features.
    It’s great. It has excellent feedback, and the feeling of typing on it compared to a normal keyboard is outstanding. The changing colors is a gimmick I don’t use as much, I just choose a color and stick to it all day, but since I bought it I’ve tested all of the setting out more than a few times and they all look really nice. One even looks like its spasming different colors if you make it go fast enough.
    I can’t say enough nice things about this keyboard. Only thing wrong with it is when I got it the bottom of the spacebar key on it has a nick, aside from that it’s perfect.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Logan

    I really love this keyboard, first mechanical keyboard and i really enjoy it. only thing i wish it had was a program to change each independent led. but over all i love this keyboard and I have had no problems using this keyboard or learning how to use it, it’s very easy to learn the lighting modes and what does what on this keyboard, love how it really lights up my room at night and makes it easier to see my surroundings. 10/10

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick Higdon

    Bright, crisp “click, and feels solid.
    This keyboard is more then what I expected.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anirudh

    This is the keyboard used by James McAvoy to knock Chris Pratt’s teeth out in Wanted. It is built like a tank and weighs as much as a Macbook Air. The key lighting is crazy and vivid. Multiple brightness levels, a marquee feature (isn’t all that great) and some neat Fn key tricks make this a solid showcase for a budget mechanical keyboard. I have never used a mechanical keyboard before and while I have heard that Cherrys are the most commonly used switches, Havit uses some other brand which is not well known. They do, however, sound and feel great. Typing feels fantastic and I’m beginning to see why people go gaga over mechanical keyboards now. The aluminium texture looks and feels super cool + that eagle insignia looks more like Batman’s stylised bat logo. No complaints there. Overall, I’m thrilled to have got this for a sweet, sweet price of $55.99. Cyber Monday, switches! 😉

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ben Enos

    From here on out, we will shorten the keyboards name to just KB366L. Now this is one of the things I personally don’t like is the fact they have given it more of a serial number rather than a proper name, but hey ho, on with the review! The KB366L features the Outemu blue switches, which are of course Cherry clones. The Outemu blue switches seem to have a much louder clicky noise to them over the standard Cherry and Kailh switches so be aware of this. Aside from that, the KB366L also features RGB backlighting with a few different modes that can all be controlled right from the keyboard. Oh and one more thing to mention, this keyboard is rather heavy.
    The KB366L has a full-metal cover design which is probably one of the reasons it weighs so much. The keys are black with the laser-etched engraving so the backlighting can shine through. It is worth noting these keycaps are quite thin and fragile, so please do use an extra bit of caution when removing them. As we can also get a little glimpse of it in the below photo, the KB366L comes with a light grey braided cabled which goes with the keyboard quite nicely.
    While this is called a ‘Gaming’ keyboard, there are not a lot of gaming features to it. Firstly, we have the RGB backlighting, which if you want to see the different modes, please do see the above video. Lastly, there is the windows lock feature, which I feel is a must for gaming keyboards. Simply hit the FN+win key to lock/unlock the windows key. This comes in handy when gaming as if the windows key is locked and you hit it by accident, it will stop the start menu from popping up, something which could essentially cause you the game.
    As mentioned, the KB366L features the Outemu/Gaote blue switches which are a clicky switch with an 80g actuation. As you can see, each switch is individually backlit. Before this review, I had never heard of Outemu or Gaote switches so I was quite excited to try them out and see how well they held up against some of the other switch types I have tried.
    As with most keyboards these days, there are a pair of feet on the bottom that can be raised up to allow for better ergonomics. You will also notice some blue plastic bumpers on the corners of the keyboard. My guess is they are there to help protect it from getting damaged in any way should you drop it, though I will say it is a bold design move in my opinion.
    While each individual key has an RGB LED, you can’t control each individual key on it’s own, they are controlled in groups of which there are six. Looking at the below image, you will be able to see each group represented by a different colour. It is worth noting that all groups can be the same colour but as mentioned, you won’t be able to control the lighting on each individual key. There are quite a few different modes you can set the LEDs to, all of which can be seen in the video at the beginning of the closer look section.
    I used this keyboard for about two weeks every day for everything from gaming and typing reviews to wasting time on social media sites so have a pretty good feel for it.
    Gaming
    First off, I will mention again that there are no real gaming features to this keyboard except the windows lock function. Putting the lack of features to the side and talking about the pure performance of the keyboard itself. The KB366L features a 6-key rollover effect which simply means you can hit up to 6 keys at the same time and experience minimal input lag, any more than this and they are likely not to register at all. While this may not seem important to some, quite a few gamers may not find this adequate depending on the time of games they play.
    Loading up all of my favourite FPS games and having a good little session or two, I didn’t notice any real problems with the keyboard or the switches. The lack of functions doesn’t bother me as they are not generally needed for FPS games. Whether I was trying to sneak around a corner, or bunny hopping as fast as can be, the actuation of the switches felt smooth and responsive. I didn’t notice any input lag from the switches in any of my gaming sessions which was great. However, I could feel that the keycaps weren’t quite the standard I was used to and this is what led me to check them out to notice they are a bit thinner and more fragile than normal. While this isn’t a major deal breaker, it is definitely something to keep in mind.
    General
    This is where things got a bit fun! While everything felt smooth, the Outemu/Gaote switches are extremely loud. Now I know that blue switches are very clicky and I have used some other types before, but these on the KB366L are the loudest switches I have ever come across. So loud in fact that I found it hard to concentrate while typing up reviews as they are just that loud.
    Noise aside, they seem to work quite well. As mentioned I used the keyboard daily for about 2 weeks and can not fault as far as the overall usability goes. Typing was smooth, fluent and the responsiveness of the keystrokes was right on point. Once I got some headphones on with a bit of music going, I had no issues typing away for hours on end.
    There was one major downfall for the KB366L when it came to general use and that was the lack of features. There is no volume control anywhere on this keyboard, even with the assistance of using the FN key. Aside from the windows lock feature, there is nothing else you can do on this keyboard except type and use the keys for their basic functions. This really let me down as I am a big fan of having my volume controls on my keyboard, as well as some extra quick access keys for media and general usage.
    Another keyboard tested and while I am sad to see them go, I am always happy to be able to wrap up a review. I do have some mixed feelings when it comes to the KB366L so let’s recap!
    Performance
    The overall performance of the KB366L was good. The Outemu/Gaote switches seem to do the job even if they are quite noisy. The actuation point felt fine and there were no problems with the responsiveness of the keystrokes during gaming or general use. While these particular blue Outemu switches are not my cup of tea, I can not fault them at all when it comes to the performance they offer. The only real thing I can see maybe affecting performance is after awhile the keycaps may become a bit loose due to the cheap plastic used to make them, other than that the KB366L had pretty solid performance.
    Design
    This is where we got let down a bit, but not completely. Let’s go ahead and speak on the good design features first. The base of KB366L is solid and heavy thanks to being made from metal and not plastic. The LED backlighting has a few different modes that can be cycled through with ease and considering there is no software for it, you really can not complain. Also, the Outemu switches seem to be a good fit for this board, even if they are a bit loud for my liking.
    Now for the bad bits. First and foremost, the keycaps are very thin and fragile and while I had no problems with them during my tests, if you are a heavy typer then you may run into some issues in the long run. To keep things short, I noticed a tiny bit of cracking in them when trying to remove them for the closer look photos, something I am no accustomed to seeing when removing keycaps from any other keyboard. Next are those horrid blue bumpers, while I am a big fan of blue, I don’t see the need for the blue plastic protectors on all four corners. Yes, if you drop the keyboard it may hit on, but this thing is so heavy I would be more concerned about breaking the floor with it. If HAVIT can overcome those two small flaws, they could have a very decent mechanical keyboard on their hands.
    Value
    This is where things get a little tricky as the KB366L is about $110 in US and £70 here in the UK. Normally these numbers are a bit closer to each other as we in the UK pay a ridiculous amount of taxes. Normally if something is around $110 you can expect it to be at least £90 or so which is a bit of a difference from what we are seeing today though is good for us here in the UK! However, while I can look past the blue bumpers for a second, I can not get past the fragile keycaps, I just can’t. I wanted to like this keyboard and I actually do, except for the keycaps, they really just need to be upgraded. Aside from that, here in the UK for £70 it would be a decent mechanical keyboard for the most part.
    When all is said and done, this is HAVIT’s first attempt at a mechanical keyboard from what I can see and they were looking to keep costs down somehow. I feel instead of a metal base, I would be happier with a cheaper plastic base that would allow them to get better keycaps and add a few extra functions and/or media keys to the KB366L. HAVIT are on the right track with this keyboard and hopefully can learn from their minor mistakes and make an updated model that will be something amazing.
    I would like to thank HAVIT for sending the KB366L in for review and hope to see HAVIT release a bit nicer mechanical keyboard in the future.

  22. Rated 3 out of 5

    Girth Brooks

    I’m a little torn on this keyboard. I’d have given it 4 stars if it was consistently around the $70, and 5 stars if it was in the $55 range, which is what I purchased it for. But I have to review this for what it is, and right now it’s listed as $99, and apparently that’s the “discount price” from $199, which I don’t believe for a moment, and if you ever see this keyboard for $200, don’t even consider it, just move on with your life. Anyways, They keyboard comes pretty much standard in the American style layout, besides N key rollover, the lights (which are pretty and have quite a few modes and levels are not individually programmable), and windows key lock. There aren’t any multimedia keys, neither dedicated or FN, which aren’t listed as features, but I bring it up because for $100, that is a feature that can be found, and is expected on other keyboards for the same price. It also does not have a detachable USB cable. This may not be important to some people, but for many it is, and something I’ve seen on many $100 price range mechanical keyboards.

    As far as the typing experience goes, the switches are a kind of off brand, but they don’t feel terrible. They actually feel like reasonable switches. They might not be up to par to people who have used mechanical keyboards for a long time, but they will still feel great to any newcomers or people who have had awful generic switches in the past. The switches have the MX Cherry style caps, so buying aftermarket key caps shouldn’t be super hard. Which is great because quite simply, these key caps are bad. I’m sure they will hold up well enough structurally, but they have a rough, unpolished feel, the feel horribly thin an plastic, and in just the amount of letters I’ve typed writing this review they have gotten absolutely disgusting visually from fingerprints, and they look super dirty and oily. This keyboard will not look good with these key caps if you actually intend on using it. Now while aesthetics aren’t the most important thing in a keyboard, but if you’re buying this, it should be high on your list or else you’ll be disappointed. Because that’s one of the two things it brings to the table at the price. My last comment I’ll make about they keys themselves is that, while it may be a fluke, my keyboard showed up and the LED in the “;” key is completely messed up. It’s the wrong color for most of the settings besides red and purple, and on green it just doesn’t light up at all. And while in some reviews I see this keyboard with super clear white setting, my white light mode might as well be a second light blue, because they all have a blue tint. I don’t have a large sample size of these to be able to tell you if that’s a high risk issue or not worth worrying about, so all I can do is make note of it.

    The last thing I’m going to mention here is the physical build quality. While the keycaps are terrible, and the switches are okay, the frame of this build stands out to me. It’s entirely metal and giving it the flex test that I give every one of my keyboards, it doesn’t even budge. The frame on this keyboard is a 10/10 for me. This would have been a huge factor for me for a higher rating, BUT, at $99 there are other mechanical keyboards that are similarly as sturdy, the Coolermaster mechanical keyboards come to mind. Those are a keyboard that for the same price, or less, while sacrificing LED’, you get all of the features on this keyboard, plus multimedia functionality, with not only genuine MX Cherry blue switches, but your choice of a few other types of switches as well, similar build quality, a detachable USB cable and nice, thick keycaps out of the box. This is just one example of why I mentioned earlier that unless a pretty keyboard with a moderate user experience is what you’re looking for, and some people are, there is just better value out there.

    Lights are expensive, and it’s nice to see a more than one solid color mechanical keyboard in the $100 and below range, just be aware of what you’re buying.

    If you can catch this on sale, or even get a coupon and snag this for $75 or less, for the price, it would be a great option, but again, I have to judge it for what it’s listed at with the normal price which is “$200 half off for $99!” The best I can give it is an “okay” with that.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martha

    I love it!!! I My kids as well. Now their enjoy to do their homework with this keyboard. Love the colors and make me be awake with this colorful keyboard. Thanks again.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Custome

    This my first mechanical keyboard. The keys are well lit and easy to read. I had been considering buying a Razer keyboard, but I really didn’t care for many of the symbol styles and fonts used on their keyboards. I’m glad I purchased the Havit keyboard. As far as I’m concerned, the good reviews it’s received by others are well deserved.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gregory Stephenson

    Nice keyboard, especially for the price here on amazon! I did purchase mine on a lightening deal. However, after some time with this board I would also have been happy paying full price.

    My typing improved the second I began using this board (my previous one was not mechanical). This mechanical board produces very crisp keystrokes with great resistance. I love the key spacing and floating keys as these features allow for more accurate typing, gaming, etc. These keys do “click” with each stroke like a typewriter, which I enjoy. That said, if you want a quiet keyboard this one may not be for you.

    Aesthetically you really couldn’t ask for more. This keyboard is well built and rather heavy. Each key has it’s own 7 color led light, but the lights are not fully customizable like some boards. However, there are many modes built into the board to satisfy most peoples needs.

    If you are in need of a new board or don’t have a mechanical board I fully recommend making this purchase.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jay13ird

    A very good keyboard. I really recommend getting it. it is way better then all the other main brand mechanical keyboards out there. really high quality it has some good weight to it since the body is made up of metal and bright leds. the only thing i wish it has was a program to control all the leds to what you want then to be (like the razor or corsair keyboards) that is the only bad thing about the key board. it does some time get use coming from a membrane keyboard.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    smokeandmirrors

    This was my first mechanical keyboard and I’m very pleased I chose Havit. I love the many different backlight options. Also enjoy the CLICKING sound as you type. Excellent keyboard at a very reasonable price. Recommended.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joshua Chancey

    Has wonderful tactile feedback, looks gorgeous, and rounds out the gaming setup I’ve assembled for my girlfriend over the past six months.

  29. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sandy H.

    I upgraded from the CMStorm mechanical keyboard for this one and I find it a pleasant one visually. The case being all aluminum, the raised keys that are easily replaceable (also gunk/hair being easier to remove), and the rainbow glow of the LEDs inside the keyboard. I also was very happy with the packaging for this keyboard. The only con I saw was that the original price was $199, which would definitely have blocked this from my purchasing but thankfully it was on sale.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I am currently writing this review with my new keyboard and honestly this is the first time i’ve ever reviewed something. This is probably due to the fact that i absolutely love typing on this keyboard. Its my first mechanical keyboard and honestly i cant keep my hands off the board. Its very comfortable and its just feels amazing to type on. I don’t know what else to say honestly im just putting words down so i can use my keyboard a little more….. OH yea, this keyboard is great for gaming…. i love playing league of legends and rust and this keyboard is awesome to use….. thanks you for reading my crappy review i guess lol… back to playing games and typing random s*** and LOVING IT

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    K

    Bought it as a gift for my girlfriend, and she loves it. The keyboard itself has a good amount of weight to it and feels very sturdy. The design is sleek. You can tell it can withstand a drop though I wouldn’t recommend doing so to test it. The light functions are lots of fun and each of the colors are bright. The backlight is vibrant and useful. I think she spends more time playing with the lights than being productive. Each key has a satisfying click to it that comes with it being a mechanical keyboard. The wire is much better than the standard plastic from other keyboards – it has a threaded feel to it. It shipped quickly and arrived in pristine condition. The instructions for changing the colors were slightly vague, but it isn’t hard to figure out if you play with the keyboard for a little while. I would rate this keyboard a 10/10. Would buy again.

    Overall, it is a great keyboard. I would recommend this keyboard and seller to a friend.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Custome

    Great keyboard, especially for the price.
    The only thing that could be better in my opinion is an ability to set a default color option for when it turns on. It can be slightly annoying to have to change the color of the back-light every time I turn my computer on.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    For the price, keyboard is super heavy duty. The lighting is so damn nice on this thing. It’s my first mechanical keyboard. I have tried out a few of my buddies that are about 50 dollars or more more than this one. The keys feel very smooth and it is not too loud for this type of keyboard. Best purchase for my new rig as far as peripherals. !!!!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ethan

    Exactly what I had hoped for. Great feeling when using the keys, lights are beautiful.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joel

    I need a backlit keyboard. Used a Logitech for ten years, when it finally gave out – so last week I looked on Amazon for a new one.
    I had never heard of a “gaming” computer or mechanical keys. WOW! This is the BEST thing I’ve bought since 1965 (when I got three tabs of acid for ten dollars, and asked what it was). I am never letting go of this thing! I’ve already changed my will – so instead of being buried next to my wife – the former “love of my life” – I am NOW going to be buried with my HAVIT! (Ok, – so I moved her over one space – big deal! You know – I never really thought about it till this week – but SHE dosen’t even have mechanical keys!) I LOVE my HAVIT. You can take my guns, my wife, my – well anything but my HAVIT! If I was a billionaire – I would spend every dime of it on more HAVIT’S! My old Russian, immigrant (illegal!) grandmother always used to say: “You can’t have too many HAVIT’S!”. Well, it turned out she – WAS crazy, – but even loonies get it right sometimes!
    You can’t have too many HAVIT’S! (I said that – and do I sound loonie?) OK! Go buy one! You’ll be happy! joel, -out

  36. Rated 4 out of 5

    David Gregory

    Very good product, especially for the price, but it’s not quite what I was looking for. If you’re looking for a solid mechanical keyboard as a starter, this is it. It doesn’t have the ability to program any individual keys, and the larger keys aren’t quite as good as I’d want them to be, but I don’t think I could ask more with the price being what it is.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Hoffrichter

    I ordered this keyboard during Black Friday 2015. It is a beautiful keyboard, with colorful backlit keys and the tactile feel is better than any of my previous keyboards. One small caveat is that the keyboard disconnects for about 5-10 seconds usually while typing about once a day.

    The reason I am giving this keyboard 5 stars is because the Havit Customer Service is phenomenal. I contacted them about this disconnecting problem and they simply allowed me to order a new one through amazon for free with no hassle. They were quick in response and friendly, they just asked for my order number and issue at hand, simple as that. I couldn’t be happier with this keyboard, even with the disconnecting problem because it’s a high quality piece of hardware. I have been using it daily since I first ordered it and I love it even with the said issue.

    You can’t go wrong with this product, and if you do run into any issues like I did, you won’t be left hanging by Havit. Thank you!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy M

    Got this for my boyfriend for christmas. He’s had it for 3 months and he really like it

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    It is the best blue switches mechanic keyboard in this price. It feels like high quality metal with blue switches which are very similar to cherry MX blue and it has great RGB performance! As you can see, I can use the key caps that made for cherry MX. So it is really cool!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paintball Jester

    Gives you the precision and comfort of a Mechanical Keyboard for 1/2 the cost of those popular Brand names.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    MS

    No complaints, looks and feels great. If you’re looking for wrist support you’ll either need some sort of pad or you’ll have to look for a different keyboard. But c’mon: rainbows! That dim!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Great keyboard for gaming, its heavy so it wont be moving as you’re using the keyboard and ever click is so precise and has a great feel while typing.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tiffany G.

    Gorgeous keyboard with a clean and simple design. Love the color customization. Very hefty weight for such a slim form factor!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Waldemar Reimer

    Just WOW. My english is not the best but what i can say to this product is….

    You cannot buy a better Mechanical-Keyboard for this price. Freaking awesome !!!
    The Keyboard is very heavy (which is amazing)
    the keys feels “premium” and steel solid, There is enough place between the keys, mechanical click sound and the LED colors are beautyful.

    There is nothing in this price range where can compete with this holy piece of technology 😀

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    This is the perfect keyboard for me. Clicking noise is satisfying. And ergonomic design as well.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Brandt

    I tried so many mechanical keyboards I was ready to give up. I then seen another reviewers response that this was a keyboard they decided on. It was a good price and decided to try it out. The feedback of the keys is simply amazing. I can type very quickly on it. The only issue I’ve had is sometimes I can’t get the print screen button to work. Thankfully I don’t use that often.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Palance Baxter

    Fantastic. Bought it just for a flashy look in the office where i work. Co-workers love it

  48. Rated 4 out of 5

    zed

    Nice solid keyboard and lights up keys without being too bright. My only issue is that the keys are extremely noisy. It sounds like you’re using a typewriter. Other than that I really like it.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eileen Hatch

    This is the best mechanical keyboard under $75 by far! There is only one downside. The left shift key can only be pressed down when pressing it in the middle of the key. When I type I only use the left shift key but if this is the only thing wrong with this keyboard then you know this is a good keyboard.

    Pros:
    Cheap
    RGB
    Aluminum top cover
    Legit Cherry MX Blue switches
    Super High Build Quality!

    Cons:
    Some keys sound different
    Shift key is “Stick”

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Really very cool loved it too high quality of materials used, especially that the parties to the keyboard of aluminum

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    zombie

    My first mechanical keyboard. Loud, heavy, solid. I like it. Braided USB cable is a nice touch. It doesn’t detach from the keyboard side but still nice. My cable is black, not white like pictured. Be warned, the keys are loud. Good value for the price and I’d by another.

  52. Rated 3 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    This is my first mechanical keyboard, and I’m happy with my entry into the wonderful world of clickies… except for one big issue:

    On boot, my computer hangs at the prompt to access boot setup (post code 0D on ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 motherboard) unless I unplug the keyboard and reboot. Once the keyboard is removed, it can boot normally, and I can plug it back in at Windows startup.

    I leave my computer on most of the time, but something caused it to reboot on its own last night, which is how I discovered the issue. If it appears the keyboard is prompting the reset, my rating will drop to 1 star and I will be contacting the seller for a refund. In the meantime, this is a relatively minor issue for me.

    If this issue is not minor for you, I would recommend you seek a different keyboard.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    It’s Cha Boi

    So happy with my purchase. It shipped quickly and was exactly as advertised. It is a very solid keyboard with a metal base. The key clicks are extremely satisfying. Would definitely purchase again.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Decent inexpensive mechanical keyboard, with great customer service to back it up. I love all of the color choices.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annoyed

    Solid metal frame + multitude of color combs + mechanical + affordable price (55.00 on sale) = solid keyboard

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Great keyboard with that price

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I use a keyboard with cherry blue switches for my home computer, and wanted something similar for work. The price on this was significantly lower so I took a chance on it, and I could not be happier with it. The quality of the switches is very high, and it is very comfortable to type on all day without any fatigue.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    MWDavid

    Bought it as a gift for my son, who is very technology oriented. He loves this mouse. Extremely happy about everything. He was very surprised at how well it is built. It is hard to exceed his expectations, but we did it together. Keep up the great work!

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paterick

    This is a good mechanical keyboard and its cheaper than most other brands. The LED color lighting works well enough. I did have a problem with the keyboard not waking when the computer was asleep and swapped it out for another one and the problem persisted. What I did was connect it to a powered USB hub and it has been working great every since. It has a nice clicky feel and sound.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frantic Dan

    This is a solid, well-made keyboard and I am totally satisfied with this purchase.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Excellent mechanical keyboard. Looks and feels awesome. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a mechanical-style simple keyboard.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gooshi

    I couldn’t ask for a better mechanical keyboard for my first one. Feels comfortable to my hands, color choices are nice, and the weight thanks to its (I believe) aluminum body is a bonus to some. The blue switches are pretty loud, but I anticipated that. Couldn’t be happier!

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Wonderful keyboard especially for the price. It is extremely sturdy which is honestly one of my favorite things about it; I don’t feel like i will crush this keyboard by any means. Great that you can go ahead get this keyboard right out of the box, hook it up and be on your way.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    J. O’Hara

    Great keyboard, exceptional value. Only problem I have is that sometimes with too many simultaneous keystrokes the board will shut off and restart. Other times, the board won’t start up with the computer. Otherwise a great keyboard. Great sound, amazing tactile feeling when using it, the light settings are neat (though since they are unprogrammable they can get boring after a while.)

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathaniel L.

    Solid build construction. Keyboard is quite heavy. Very satisfying to type on. It is fairly loud but it isn’t a problem for me. Several lighting options from blue, green, pink, yellow, turquoise, white and red. You can’t assign a color to a single key and there are no volume controls. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my purchase. The only true downfall is the fact that typing on anything other than a mechanical keyboard from here on out is a disappointing experience.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jo Olmedo

    Love this mechanical keyboard! Great value for a quality product.Unfortunately this is my first time uploading any videos to amazon and the quality is terrible. You can see the videos in full res on youtube just search Jo Olmedo.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Pros:
    Typing feels great
    Keyboard build quality is solid
    Love the color options
    Comes with key grabber

    Cons:
    Does not give color wheel to choose colors
    No per led lighting

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    anthony

    So far so good. Love the feel of the keys and the quality. It looks amazing. Very simple and elegant design. You will not be disappointed. I use this for CSGO.

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joshua N Hedges

    I love this basket! It is adorable! Bigger than I’d expected and very sturdy. I love that it can easily be removed from the bike and be used as a picnic basket!

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Great and Cheap gaming keyboard. Love the different lights and I love the sound of the mechanical keys. Perfect for gaming or just typing in general. Anyone would love this keyboard.

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I normally hate loud keyboard, but this one gives pride and pleasure to press all the keys and show how much sound you make!

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Morel Contreras

    Product is as described. Keyboard is very heavy and feels very solid. Keys are very nice and clicky and LOUD. Lights are very pretty and the different patterns are very cool. If you are looking for a budget friendly mechanical keyboard that is quality, then get this keyboard.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Reminds me of the IBM keyboards. Loud keypress sounds. Some may like that, in other circumstances that could be a minus. Background colors odd and change on each power up. Nice.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    1. I seldom give 5-star reviews, let that be of note.
    2. This keyboard has improved my (already exemplary) typing speed and accuracy.
    3. I had bought the K70 RGB for $180 just days before purchasing this one because of its lackluster typing capabilities, though it was quite stunning visually, I do not look at the keyboard when I type so I am overall indifferent.
    4. Excluding the latter, this is the first mechanical keyboard I have bought and used, and I can guarantee you, as far as typing goes, you will NOT be disappointed.
    5. Buy it.

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    S. Ritland

    Love this keyboard.
    The lighting is very cool and I like the raised keys and tactile feel.
    Be aware that keystrokes DO make a very audible clicking sound.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dean

    I was looking for a solid mechanical board with blue switches when I found this.

    It’s everything I wanted! This board keeps itself clean. Keys feel very good, and the board has a nice weight to it. There are no “extra” keys for macros, I didn’t know how much I enjoy this saved space. I’m 6’6 and my hands are huge so I was worried I’d need something bigger. Fits great keys are just the right size. I’m enjoying going “smaller” this time and not having all the extra macro keys. The color schemes are a very fun touch to this functional board.

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Great keyboard but why do I get stuck with an original when paying the same as everyone else. Now I’ll always be slightly disappointed. They got my money so what do they care?

  78. Rated 3 out of 5

    David Jez

    This new version doesn’t have any of the backlight modes that the other version had, why update a product and completely remove half of its features. I really feel cheated here. If you’re buying this for the backlight modes that you have seen in other reviews, don’t bother. The keyboard is still really nice but I just get why they removed all the backlight features.

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    V_T

    Very nice tactile keys. Solid build construction. LEDs are not fully customizable, but in my opinion, having control over individual keys is unnecessary anyways. Keep in mind though, since these are MX Blue type switches, they have an audible clicking sound, so this may not be suitable for a work environment. But for home use, it’s great.

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert

    My son loves the gaming keyboard and thinks the LED color scenes are outstanding.

  81. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Joshua Pabia

    This is the sturdiest mechanical keyboard I’ve ever used! In a sense that the frame is aluminum and the front panel is aluminum as well. While this is also the heaviest mechanical keyboard I’ve also used (had a Corsair K70, TTe Sports Poseidon Z Forged, Cougar Attack X3), it has a simplest installation given that its a plug-and-play keyboard. Doesn’t have software but if its a basic keyboard that you need, this is perfect for you.

    Pros:
    Sturdy
    Plug-and-play

    Cons:
    Doesn’t have a wrist rest, could feel a little too high for most users

  82. Rated 4 out of 5

    SGS

    Great keyboard and very well made. I would have rated it 5 stars if not for the poor instruction regarding controlling light patterns.

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna

    This keyboard has increased my productivity just because I like to hear the clicking of the keyboard. I’m not sure if the quality has gone up, but I’ve sure been typing more!

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerome

    Great build quality especially for the price. More than happy with this keyboard and glad i took the gamble on buying from a brand i didnt know of instead of more known ones like corsiar.

  85. Rated 5 out of 5

    jeremy

    This is my first experience using a mechanical keyboard and I wished I would have purchased one long time ago. The backlit feature is real nice. The keyboard is solid and well-constructed. It’s a surprisingly decent keyboard.

  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    C.C.

    I really like the feel of the keys and the heaviness of the keyboard overall. The posting was a little confusing as to which lighting was being provided, but mine showed up with the multicolor scheme and the advertised alternate lighting schemes. Works for me!

  87. Rated 5 out of 5

    Der

    Have had this for pretty much nine months now and must say I’m still very impressed. Looks and most importantly feels very good. Also the build quality is top notch, you certainly won’t be disappointed in this department. Overall very impressed with this and would definitely recommend.

  88. Rated 5 out of 5

    MWH

    The keys feel so nice, and the loud clack is very enjoyable (though perhaps not by people around me). I also like the weight and multiple LED color options.
    The one thing I don’t like is how far away the function and escape keys are. While it is not often that I use any function key, the very small difference from previous keyboards I have used is almost impossible to get used to.

  89. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Great mechanical keyboard. It’s a heavy keyboard so it won’t slide on you. You can change the lights between presets easily. I’m a gamer and I really enjoy it

  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Love the new keyboard. It feels really nice typing and I love the rgb back lighting

  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    I have been using this gem every day for almost 2 years and it still works great. The only minor issue I have is that once or twice a month when I boot my PC the keyboard doesn’t work unless I quickly connect and reconnect the USB cable. It’s not a problem because it’s connected to the front of my PC, so literally a 2 second fix.

    What I also like about this kb, besides the great switches, is that it is a solid build with metal parts and backing. I believe it’s probably the best bang for buck when it comes to mechanical kbs.

  92. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    When I bought the keyboard (silver version) I was expecting the old silver version (with the keycaps advertised). When I received it, however, I was surprised to find the box for the BLACK version. It is the silver version, however, with the updated keycaps carried over from the black keyboard. It works like a charm, is heavier than my surface pro 4 and has ALL the features described. I would definitely recommend this keyboard, as it not only feels robust, it works really well!

  93. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trevor Druyon

    This is a review for both versions to help you decide WHICH one you want (flat out though Silver is worth the extra $10.00)

    Black one:
    1. Decent but the keys were a little too hard to press down on.
    2. Rubber grip tacks on the bottom of it became unglued with hardly any use.
    3. Lighting (good gosh)…. looked like a Lite Brite from the 80’s and you couldn’t change it.

    Now onto THIS MASTERPIECE. It seems Havit was on the same page and ahead of the game because they fixed everything that I personally noticed about the Black one.

    1. Keys feel PERFECT. These blue switches feel AMAZING. Not only are they fun to type on and feel softer than the previous Black Keyboard version (though not squishy), they’re really good for gaming too.

    2. Rubber grips on the bottom have been incorporated into the actual “flip tabs” that elevate the keyboard. I’ve never seen anyone do this and it’s actually very clever AND useful. The rubber’s got some great grip to it. I can place the keyboard at some pretty steep slants and it doesn’t budge.

    3. Lighting looks beautiful against the silver back plate (which btw is glorious on its own). But turn the lighting on and you feel like you’re at some professional art light show at night where the lighting ELEGANTLY hits everything perfectly to create an amazing effect and not just some lights thrown into a keyboard to say it has lights (ahem, black one and many other well known keyboards). The only draw back I can hear in my head that someone would think is that it has limited customization. Just preset modes. But honestly, for $60.00 it’s actually a BONUS to have changeable lighting vs other $100.00 top brand keyboards that stick you with THEIR color of choice (ahem, Razer green, Logitech white, Corsair Red…. I could go on). So not only do you save $40.00+, you’re getting a lot more features as well??

    4. Built like a tank. If the FBI wanted to take you down and you got swatted, you could use this thing as a shield from the bullets to run towards the nearest payphone until you got ported back out of the matrix. If you were in the WWE and your new character personality was a nerd who had done experiments until finding a formula that he drank to make him stronger, you could use this keyboard instead of chairs to bash people’s faces in. If…. OK, you get the point. This thing is built to last you your whole life if you take care of the USB and chord (even those are braided cable and gold plated).

    Havit Customer Service:

    Can I just say WOW?? I’ve had really bad customer service in my life, and I’ve had really good customer service as well. But HAVIT and Amazon, holy cow. Above and beyond my expectations. Because of a confusing listing between the black and silver one, I ordered the black one. I noticed it didn’t have the features I was thinking I’d be getting. So Havit not only replaced the black with the Silver, but they told me to keep the black one and gave me a code to order the silver one for free! WHAT IS THIS COMPANY?? I even protested that that wasn’t my intentions and I was willing to send the black one back and pay the upgrade amount for the silver. But Havit didn’t want anything to do with that and when I told them “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY” for this awesome keyboard they turned around and told me “SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR KEYBOARD!” <<<<<NOW THAT'S how you earn a customer/fan. Amazing product on its own, totally happy with it and impressed. But then that customer service as well?! Precious icing on a cake. 10/10 Product 10/10 price 10/10 customer service. 10/10 company. Havit, I'll be looking at your other products from now on. You have me intruiged.

  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    This is my second keyboard,I ordered this because my current wireless keyboard is causing problem due to conflict with wifi signals.
    . After I got this one, haha, it’s amazing! This is a really well made keyboard.It looks very sleek and actually is quite sturdy as well. The buttons are very responsive and the LED back light looks amazing in dark. Now I am able to use the keyboard and enjoy playing games without any disruption.
    Over all I am very pleased with the product and would happily recommend this product.

  95. Rated 5 out of 5

    xenkwZEROn

    Extremely sturdy and a clean look. Use it at work after getting tired of using cheap membrane keyboards compared to the nice mechanical ones I own at home. Great value for the product being offered.

  96. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    When I opened up the package I was disappointed to see that the key-caps were not as advertised on Amazon. They were not even the same key-caps that were shown in the packaging the box came in (Packaging has an image of the keyboard on it). Other than that the product is as described but, am upset that so, many people have been upset by this as well. 4 out of 5 Stars

  97. Rated 5 out of 5

    Izabo

    i luv this keyboard. the blue switches are loudish but its worth the conformable typing experience.

  98. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    We love it baught keyboard for my boyfriend loves the key colors and it works great. We have Ben using it for a while now still works as good as first day we got it. Would surely but this keyboard again planing on buying a mouse for them also

  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kitty

    Just one phrase about this keyboard: See it, buy it, try it! You’ll be delighted with the results!

  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    ooilioo

    The keyboard is METAL. Very solid and heavy. I love it.
    The only thing bad is that the space bar is quite high without a wrist bar.

  101. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven M

    Clickity clack. I’m using this keyboard as I write this review. It’s great and loud and heavy too. It’s got lights and most of the settings you will see with other RGB keyboards. The only lightshow feature it does NOT have is that one where you press a key and it looks like a ripple in a pond.

    This is a very heavy duty keyboard and very impressive. It will make people jealous.

  102. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Benincasa

    Awesome keyboard especially for the price. All keys work and all functions work. Great buy – will definitely be buying a second one for my office.

  103. Rated 5 out of 5

    Buster

    Perfect in every way. Nice and heavy, loud keys lol. Feels like a typewriter. Also feels very durable.

  104. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dark Ryuujin

    The clicking of the keyboard is loud, keep that in mind, but I love it. I never have to wonder if I hit that last key – typing and gaming is spectacular.

  105. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    The keyboard was great . The color options loved it, and the keyboard seems very sturdy.

  106. Rated 3 out of 5

    Broc Humphrey

    Definitely a gaming keyboard, good tactical feedback, but the keys are a little flimsy and feel like they could break easily with too much sideways pressure.

    That aside it functions well and allows me to hit up to six keys at once and the tactile feedback is great for programming and typing to friends. They complain about the noise but I like it.

  107. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Amazing keyboard. The lights look phenomenal and the response from each and every key is superb. The entire body is a nice aluminum finish which adds weight to reduce movement and makes for a great looking material with the rgb lighting. The rgb light changing keys on the keyboard are very easy to use. Mine came with a key puller, keyboard and a sturdy attached braided cord. Couldn’t have asked for more with the price point of this keyboard. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants a mechanical keyboard.

  108. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melvin V. Casa

    It’s so cool I have 2 ! Plus friends are purchasing it also.

  109. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joey J.

    Great keyboard, nice clicking sound (altho maybe too loud for some places like an office setting or something, but here in my home it’s fine). Love the brightly colored keys and color layout options. A++

  110. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    The first one they sent was a dud, didn’t work at all, but they quickly responded to my support emails and sent me a brand new working one and didn’t even ask me to send the defunct one back!! I absolutely love it, the colors are so pleasing and it’s a lot of fun to type on this keyboard. It’s very loud, so don’t get it if you want discreet typing. Clickity clack.

  111. Rated 5 out of 5

    StacyD

    My kids love this keyboard. It is too much for me. Very loud and the feel is much different than a typical keyboard, but apparently, that is how the cool kids like it. I rated it 5 stars based on what my young adult gamer children think of it. 🙂

  112. Rated 5 out of 5

    xMetalCheFx

    Absolute best value keyboard for the money on the market period.

    I am now a mechanical keyboard convert. This keyboard is PHENOMENAL for the music recording application.

    Ita nice to dim the lighta in the studio, hit the black lights and vibe out while still being able to aeey keyboard. Keeps the vibes mellow.

    The quality of the packaging is auperb for the price. Obly company i have seen on par is RAZER.

  113. Rated 5 out of 5

    Galen

    Best Keyboard I have ever owned so far.

  114. Rated 5 out of 5

    specialk42day

    The aluminum build gives this keyboard such a quality look and feel. My girlfriend and I really love to type on it. Highly recommended of you are looking for a great value blue switch keyboard.

  115. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jean T

    Bought this in April 2017. Just started acting up. Random keys typing when you push one and lights will changed on there own. I’ve tried contacting Havit but still no response!

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