AJAZZ AK820 Pro Review 75% Gasket Mount Keyboard

Friday, January 19, 2024

Alright, let's break down the AJAZZ AK820 PRO like we're dissecting the coolest gadget in the room.

Starting with the TFT screen, it's not merely a display; it's akin to having a mini command center on your keyboard. From checking battery status to monitoring the time and tweaking backlight settings, the TFT screen has you covered. The keyboard seems to insist, "Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary?"

Now, the 75% compact design takes the spotlight. Whether you're a serious pro or simply someone who values a sleek setup, this layout nails it. Admittedly, there's no numpad or dedicated function keys, but fear not—they compensate with a clickable volume knob crafted from textured plastic. It's like they said, "Let's give them control right at their fingertips."

Let's explore the connectivity options – Bluetooth 5.1, 2.4GHz, or classic Type-C wired – you've got choices. Switching between these modes is a breeze, and with a robust 4000mAh battery, you won't find yourself scrambling for a charger anytime soon. The AK820 PRO is all about being versatile without sacrificing power. Now, let's delve into the gasket-mounted design and the flex-cut PC plate and PCB – that's where the magic unfolds. Bid farewell to annoying vibrations and clunky noise. Each keystroke feels tailored just for you, as if the keyboard whispers, "Your typing experience just got an upgrade."

Moving on to the RGB LED backlighting – it might not be the brightest due to the stock keycaps' font, but that's an easy fix with some transparent third-party keycaps. With 1.6 million color combos, your setup is poised to steal the spotlight. Plus, it plays harmoniously with both Mac and Windows. The TFT screen even lets you switch between Win and Mac modes like a keyboard superhero, adapting seamlessly to your vibe.

A quick heads-up: The AK820 PRO is all about those linear switches, ensuring 55g of keystroke consistency. Getting technical – it measures 32.5cm long, 13.5cm deep, and 4cm high (including the knob). Top row keys stand at 3.5cm, bottom row at 3cm. Add those dual feet risers, and you're looking at 4.5cm and 5cm high with the tallest feet. Weight? A cool 774 grams.

But wait, there's more! Wondering about switch customization? Good news – the AK820 Pro is hot-swappable. You can easily replace the switches with either 3-pin or 5-pin options, providing flexibility for a tailored typing experience. Now, let's talk materials. Is the top plate metal or plastic? It's settled – the top plate is crafted from plastic. For those keen on construction details, yes, the AK820 Pro is gasket-mounted. This design significantly reduces vibrations and noise, enhancing the keyboard's overall typing finesse.

Concerned about battery life in different lighting scenarios? Fear not. Without any lights, you've got an impressive 100 hours of battery life. With the RGB lights on, it's still a solid 20 hours – not too shabby for a well-lit setup. Curious about the actuation point height? Well, let's refer to the picture below for a visual guide to get those technical details at a glance.

Are the keycaps PBT or ABS? In the AK820 Pro, you're getting PBT keycaps with OEM profile. And yes, they're doubleshot for that extra durability. For those loyal to Cherry MX, you'll be pleased to know that the AK820 Pro is fully compatible with Cherry MX switches. It's all about giving you options. Lastly, the AK820 Pro goes the extra mile with doubleshot characters, ensuring durability and resistance to fading. Quality craftsmanship, indeed. There you have it – a comprehensive exploration of the AJAZZ AK820 PRO, ensuring you're well-equipped with the details to make an informed decision.

Selling points

  • Built-in screen display (can be turned off)
  • 75% compact layout
  • Versatile connectivity options
  • Gasket-mounted
  • PBT keycaps with OEM profile
  • Keyboard flex
  • Magnetized 2.4Ghz dongle
  • Onboard controls for brightness and RGB effects
  • Versatile RGB effects
  • Sturdy feet risers (no wobble)
  • No rattling switches
  • South-facing LEDs
  • Easy switch between Win and Mac modes
  • Linear smooth keystroke experience
  • Volume knob

Potential deal breakers

  • No number pad
  • Subdued RGB lighting
  • Non-transparent keycap font legend

Accessories included are a power cable, keycap/switch puller, . You can buy the AK820 Pro keyboard from AjazzStore. 

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