Royal Kludge RK61 Review – A Budget 60% Keyboard

The Royal Kludge RK61 is a mechanical 60% budget keyboard which has a lot of great features and quality into its compact form factor. So today we reviewed Royal Kludge RK61 keyboard.

Overview of Royal Kludge RK61

The Royal kludge RK61 is the most affordable 60% keyboard available right now. RK61 has 8 colors LED-backlit and comes with several animations. You can easily customize RGB LED lighting.

While the keycaps are made of ABS Plastic (Higher Quality Plastic), and the key stabilizers are a little rattly. This keyboard support multi-devices over the Bluetooth.

You can pair with your 3 devices smoothly without any issues. You can even connect the RK61 to your phone or tablet. The Royal Kludge RK61 is praised for its compatibility with Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.

What In The Box?

I have already told you that this keyboard is an entry-level 60% mechanical keyboard that comes with cool features. Here you can find the essential things in the Keyboard box:

  • Rubber USB-C power cable: The RK61 comes with a simple rubber USB-C cable. Since we have the white keyboard colorway, the cable is white. The black keyboard comes with a black cable.
  • Keycap puller: A wire keycap puller is included with the keyboard, allowing you to switch out keycaps when needed. Wire keycap pullers are better than plastic variations because the keycaps don’t get damaged during removal.

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Pros & Cons

  • Bluetooth wireless
  • Budget-friendly
  • Compact 60% layout
  • Blue back-light
  • ABS keycaps
  • No kickstands

The switches are kind of rattly, but they generally work well. They seem to be modeled off of Cherry MX design (but not as good of quality), so the colors signify similar functions.

  • Red: The Royal Kludge Red switches are linear, which means they are smooth and will be pretty quiet.
  • Blue: The RK blue switches are clicky and loud, which may annoy the people around you.
  • Brown: RK brown switches have a large tactile bump and aren’t too loud when pressed.

Wireless Connectivity

This keyboard supports Bluetooth capabilities and works smoothly with multiple devices. You can connect up to 3 devices at a single time. The RK61 is compatible with Windows and Mac, and can even connect via Bluetooth to phones or tablets. The ability to connect a laptop, tablet, and phone all to one keyboard is extremely helpful and saves a lot of time.

Final Words

At this point I can say you if you’re looking Bluetooth and Wired Keyboard at decent amount of price with mechanical switches then this keyboard you can use.

The Bluetooth function doesn’t hurt you, easily you can switch between them. It has backlit features but doesn’t has RGB programable lighting. If your budget is tight and don’t care about the effects of RGB then you can use this keyboard.

Build quality quite good at this price point, This may be a drawback to those who prefer to type at a higher angle, but I’ve found the RK61 to be comfortable and haven’t had any problems with the height in use.

If you are new to mechanical keyboards and want to try out a high quality 60% keyboard, the Royal Kludge RK61 is a great accessible option. Its portability, Bluetooth connectivity, and reliable build make it a great choice for gamers.

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