We typically use a Cherry MX blue switch keyboard for our day to day use, and right away we felt the lack of pressure needed for the KM-G3. In DOOM, we found it to be an advantage, as it gives us all the tactile feel we want, as well as an audible click, so we know instantly we pressed something. At the same time, our reactions seemed faster for moments, as there are only 30 grams of force needed to reach the 2mm needed to activate the Outemu switches.
On the flip side, while soft like a Cherry MX red switch, we would much rather game with this keyboard than with a Cherry MX red based option. Also, during testing, we also liked the FPS mode as it lit only what we needed, and we still had the option to add keys as it can be programmed to suit your specific needs too, and all without any software involved.
Where DOOM usually has us moving for longer distances when we are moving around the larger maps, Overwatch is a good test for instantaneous reactivity. With smaller maps and tighter confines, we still found the KM-G3 up to the task. Resting your hand will not tend to press extra keys you don't mean to press, and if you are, you will hear the audible click of these switches to help inform you of your mistake.
Again, we used the FPS setting for this testing, but also tried the various modes in different titles we play, and all around, the AUKEY KM-G3 is a solid keyboard to have under our left hand for gaming.
Windows and Productivity
On a daily basis, the multimedia keys and shortcut keys came in handy. There are lots of times we are just too lazy to reach for the mouse when it comes to working and productivity, and the added key functionality is found to be just what the doctor ordered. We also like that we can easily switch from gaming setting to something useful for writing and emailing. Also if you want to leave the desk, you can turn off the LEDs when you have no use for them, or easily set the keyboard into its rainbow mode, so it is attractive when just resting there, not covered by hands.
While this is our first time with Outemu switches of any sort, it took no time at all to get used to them, and while softer than Cherry MX or Kailh blue switches, our forearms thanked us for the break.
PRICING: You can find the AUKEY KM-G3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The AUKEY KM-G3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $60 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The AUKEY KM-G3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for £56 at Amazon UK.
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