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Bloody B820R Light Strike RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 5, 2017 1:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Bloody

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

 

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Bloody took their time with the packaging, surrounding the edge with a brushed metal appearance with a brick wall pattern as the backdrop. On the left side, we see the LK Optic Switch mentioned first, along with its 0.2ms response time. Under that, we get to the name of the keyboard, a few features and the Bloody/A4 Tech hand logo in the middle. To the right, we find a cutout of the box to view the keyboard inside of it, and part of the keyboard while illuminated in an image, and the mention of the LK Optic Blue Switch being found in the keyboard.

 

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The bottom edge of the box shows us the logo and company name first, and then there is the B820R in chrome letters and numbers. It is then that we see the mention to the LK Light Strike optic switches used. At the other end is some technical information, the serial number, the model number, and that the keyboard is made in China.

 

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Both smaller sides of the box are identical down to the last detail. We found the B820R name at the top, with the Light Strike RGB Animation Gaming Keyboard title under that. Again we are shown that the board uses LK optic switches.

 

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The top edge of the box has the name presented in the same fashion as we saw on the bottom, so we omitted it from what we see here. The box contains the keyboard, a keycap puller, and QWERASDF orange keycaps. To run the B820R correctly, you do need any OS since XP from Microsoft, and there is also a QR-Code to deliver you to the Bloody website.

 

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At the left, on the back of the box, we are shown what it is that makes the Light Strike Technology work, and why it is superior to traditional metal mechanical switches. We are also shown things with the RGB illumination, with mentions to customization, predefined patterns, and the ability to store configurations on the keyboard as well as sharing them with the world. On the right side, we see the keyboard fully illuminated, and there are six features listed below it.

 

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So that it is possible to see the keyboard in the correct orientation through the top of the box, compared to most, it is found upside down inside of the box. The keyboard is under a clear plastic cover, which can be used to combat dust. Surrounded by dense Styrofoam and a cardboard section tending to the cable, our Bloody B820R showed up in perfect condition.

 

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Under the keyboard, inside of a bag with the paperwork, we found this set of keycaps and a key puller. As for the caps, they are bright orange in color, and are identical in shape and have opaque legends for the LEDs to shine through. As to the key puller, it is a basic puller, but these caps are not painted, so there is no worry of scratching the finish.

 

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Along with the hardware, we found the quick guide. This covers the installation and a mention to grab the software to help take the utmost in control of your B820R. This guide also covers some features and explains how to use them.

 

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The most important bit for many users will be this cheat guide for the multimedia keys. As you are about to see, the secondary functionality is not shown on the F-key keycaps, so this page will help you to navigate the controls.

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