Armaggeddon Kalashnikov AK-770i
today, mechanical keyboards are all the rage, but using one in the office or for gaming may not be a wise choice at times, especially if you're working with many people in close vicinity. While the tactile feedback is fun, the noise produced by mechanical switches can be annoying. this is where keyboards like the armaggeddon Kalashnikov aK770i come in handy.
the aK-770i is a keyboard that offers extremely silent typing, thanks to the use of silent membrane switches. In terms of features, it offers a number of multimedia keys that can be used in conjunction with the function key. apart from that, there are an additional six function keys that perform different tasks, on the fly.
the first button locks all the keys on the keyboard, which could be a very useful button, for reasons that are yet unknown to us. the other is a Windows lock key, which understandably prevents you from accidentally pressing the start button while gaming. Next is the key that increases or decreases the response rate of the keyboard, which is great when you're in a game with intense action sequences. there's also a button that swaps that WasD buttons with the arrows keys, making it easy if you're a leftie. the other two keys let you control the backlighting system on this keyboard.
When it comes to design and overall usage, we're happy to report that this keyboard is very comfortable to use. the keys are a little bit close together, requiring some getting used to, but they require very little actuation force to depress, so it's all good. there's also a generously sized handrest that keeps your wrists comfortable even after extended periods of using this keyboard.
We loaded some typing games to see how it handles fast typing and found that it's rather easy to type quickly with this keyboard, as you don't have to depress the keys much for them to register. We're very happy with how this keyboard performs. However, not having dedicated macro keys does put a dent in its overall appeal. Without macro keys, hardcore gamers may be more interested in the slightly pricier NightHawk KaI-9.
all said and done, the armaggeddon Kalashnikov aK-770i is a decent keyboard that is great for its asking price – RM89. It's simple and very well put together, making it a keyboard that's we'd recommend to casual gamers who are on a tight budget.