You may have noticed that for the most part, we have been speaking highly of the 1stPlayer Bullet Hunter MK6, and rightfully so. Considering the features it delivers, the straightforward functionality plus what the software can provide, and the cost, it makes it tough to put it down.
While much of the specifications go unlisted, we find all of the things gamers and typists want in a keyboard here, and everything works as intended as the most basic level. With remapping, Macro, profiles, and customizable lighting, the most demanding customers can be satisfied, and for those looking for an affordable alternative to mechanical keyboards, the Bullet Hunter MK6 is an obvious choice.
That is not to say we did not run across anything that raised an eyebrow or had us rubbing our forehead. One thing that goes unsaid is that while the keycaps are textured at the top, the sides are glossy. Not bad, visually, but when using the key puller, every time you slide the puller on the caps, it left a mark. Over the long haul, it can and will make a mess of the visual appeal. Secondly, on a similar topic, we also noticed that when pulling the caps, many times the switch comes out with it.
This is something we did not see on the other keyboard with removable switches. We also feel that changing dead switches makes sense, but with no different switch types offered currently, it almost presents the feeling that something is bound to go wrong. Why else do we need extra switches? The keyboard is not that solid and can be easily flexed or twisted, and while some may look past a lot of this, once the software is installed, there is the palm on the forehead moment when you see what it is. With the typos and poor things seen in the various sections of the software, the feeling left is of something cheap and not all that well thought out.
At the end of it all, the price is what will save the 1stPlayer Bullet Hunter MK6. With the fact that you can obtain the mechanical gaming keyboard for just $59.99 at Amazon with free shipping, you realize you are paying only a third of what the best keyboards in the game cost. We do have to give 1stPlayer a bit of leeway based on this fact, and while we did find some oddities, redundancies, and things we would have chosen to do differently, we cannot shake the fact that this is one of, if not the most, affordable mechanical keyboard we have ever tested.
For what you will spend to obtain this keyboard, the feature set and functionality are more than we expected, and even with the small issues we found, we still see ourselves having a hard time not recommending it for those on a tight budget. You can have RGB LEDs, multimedia keys, software control of nearly all aspects, mechanical switches, aesthetic appeal, and all at the cost of some membrane keyboards. While the Bullet Hunter MK6 may not be our favorite peripheral we have ever tested, it is ready for whatever abuse and use you want to put it through, and is so affordable you have to try it.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
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The Bottom Line: The 1stPlayer Bullet Hunter MK6 has surprised us! Bang for the buck, you will be hard pressed to find a better solution. Even with things we would have changed in mind, the cost overrides our feelings towards it, and if on a budget, this is a decent option!
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