Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Allow us to introduce, to those of you who are not aware of them, Bloody. Bloody, or A4 Tech, have been around for quite some time, but until now, our paths have never crossed. Bloody's lineup is nothing but peripherals and accessories to go along with them. There are too many keyboards to count, and nearly as many mice. Bloody also tends to audio products like headset and even has a smaller lineup of mouse mats to help carry the theme across your desk. We have admired a select few products along the way, but we were always too busy with other gear to get the time to ask about them, but luckily Bloody reached out to us to have a look at a couple of their latest products.
We were shipped both a keyboard and a mouse, but we decided to start with the keyboard first, as there are many claims to this device that could very well interest you. If you were a fan of the way in which Tesoro resurrected the optical switch for keyboards, we made mention that we believed that Bloody was the first to do this. The keyboard we are about to see is in fact, a keyboard which is based off the original LK Optical switches, and not only do optical switches defeat corrosion point blank, it is also a switch that is much faster in its delivery to the PC due to its super low response time. There are many other nice features about this keyboard to read up on, but for keyboard enthusiasts, or those looking for every advantage possible in gaming, you may want to stick around for this one.
Today, we are bringing you the Bloody B820R Light Strike RGB Animation Gaming Keyboard. Watching a few videos online from the Bloody website, and reading what we have on the box, we know that this keyboard has much to offer in just about every facet of what makes up a good keyboard. That being said, with all of the tweaks and implementations added into the design of the B820R, how about we get right down to business and show you why the Bloody B820R Light Strike RGB Animation Gaming Keyboard should be the next mechanical keyboard in your life.
Following the chart that we found on the product page for the B820R, Bloody first mentions the USB interface, USB 2.0 to be exact. The switches inside of the keyboard are built by LK and are an optical switch. Not only does this enable a 0.2ms response time from the press to seeing input on the PC, but these switches are also built with 3mm of travel, they make no digital noise, nor do they fail from corrosion. The B820 is shipped with full anti-ghosting support across all keys but also works in NKRO mode over USB by default. Along with the keyboard, there is a set of eight, convex, silicon keycaps, which are orange, but still, allow the RGB lighting to pass through them. There is multimedia support, the LEDs are customizable, and the LEDs are adjustable in their intensity. The B820 offers a screw assisted space bar, there are six preprogrammed light patterns, each key can be used up to one million times, and the default polling rate is set at 1ms.
At the bottom of the chart, we can see dimensions of the keyboard, over the two images found there. The B280R is 444mm from side to side, it is 132mm from front to back, and it stands 37mm in height from the table to the top of the keycaps. The B820R is an exposed switch design, which leaves the switches and LEDs on the metal top plate. The metal top plate, in this instance brushed aluminum which is anodized black, is the exposed top of this mechanical keyboard. Helping to support and stabilize the PCB, is a lower plastic section of the frame. The lower section also incorporates drainage channels as well as holes and grooves, allowing the B820R to be billed as spill resistant as well. In all honesty, Bloody's specifications sell this keyboard short, but if they had to list all of the features, we could be here all day long.
We have seen many 104-key mechanical keyboards go across our desk, and the majority of them will range from $69.99 at the low-end and can get astronomically expensive, with some surpassing $200. If you were to venture over and have a look at the product page of the B820R, after you were through reading, one might assume that this keyboard would fall into the expensive realm of pricing. We are happy to tell you, which is not true of this keyboard. While we were only able to find it at Amazon at this time, we are pleased to inform you that you can obtain all the greatness boasted about the B820R for just $99.99. That is correct. You can obtain the latest and greatest in technology applied to the Bloody B820R Light Strike RGB Animation Gaming Keyboard for less than $100. If this hasn't increased your pulse a few BPM, it is likely nothing will, but for those who are excited to see what is new in mechanical keyboards, we strongly urge you to see what the B820R has to offer.
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- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
PRICING: You can find the product discussed 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 B820 Light Strike Optical Gaming Keyboard (Smooth + Linear Press) - Brilliant Backlit RGB LED Lighting - 0.2ms Key Response, Floating Design [Light Strike RED] retails for $99.90 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK`s website.
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- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Bloody B820R Light Strike RGB Animation Gaming Keyboard]
- Page 4 [Inside the B820R]
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