Review of Durgod Taurus K320 Corona Sweet Pink Mechanical Keyboard Limited Edition: For design, stay for experience - VnReview
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Review of Durgod Taurus K320 Corona Sweet Pink Mechanical Keyboard Limited Edition: For design, stay for experience – VnReview


If the eye-catching design is something that catches sight for a moment, then the experience will be what makes you want to stay with Durgod K320 Corona Sweet Pink Limited Edition.

Only in Vietnam, not too long, but Chinese keyboard brand Durgod is constantly "bombarding" the market with quality keyboard products. Recently, Durgod released the Limited Edition Pink Sweet Taurus K320 Limited Edition, a limited edition of the Taurus K320 series. Can this keyboard continue to impress like the Durgod V104s that VnReview once experienced?

>> See more: Quick assessment of Durgod mechanical keyboard V104s: The new power of the village keys?

Durgod Taurus K320 Corona Sweet Pink Limited Edition is now officially distributed by Vietnam Ninza with a listed price of VND 2.5 million. In the article, the writer will abbreviate the product name as Durgod K320 Sweet Pink for readers to follow.

Open box and design: Sweet as adolescence

If the Durgod V104s product case is somewhat simple, not too sophisticated, the box K320 Sweet Pink looks very eye-catching with white, blue and pink tones, and some funny pictures like camera, smartphone or pen box, making the writer suddenly recall the days still sitting in the school chair.

Inside the box there are plenty of accessories included, including a keyboard dust cover, an egg-shaped keycap, a patch for you to arrange more neatly, a sticker of Durgod logo and two wires connect, a two-wire Type-C, a Type-C cord to USB. This is clearly a plus, showing Durgod's thoughtfulness and users can connect to almost every device today, from computers and laptops to tablets, smartphones (Android). Unfortunately, the USB cable is not gold plated, so it may rust over time, the cable is not covered, and the keyboard does not support Bluetooth connectivity.

The first impression of K320 Sweet Pink – as its name suggests – is the sweet pink on the entire keyboard, from case to keycap and connecting cord. The choice of Durgod in pink is not "shy" but gentle, moderate, enough to make any gamer, whether male or female, have to "fall in love".

Like other Taurus K320 keyboards, Sweet Pink version has an 87-key layout – also known as TKL (Ten key less), without numpad keys – this makes work or gaming space become more neat, but regular users will feel a bit inconvenient.

The case of K320 Sweet Pink is made of plastic, slightly rough, good finish, fingerprint-free and feels solid. Although only experiencing the keyboard for a short time, the writer found it not easy to get dirty, so users can feel secure.

Keycap of K320 Sweet Pink is slightly raised over the key case, just enough for the LED light to emit more, not so high as gaming keyboard models make it easy for dirt to get in. Another plus for this keyboard is that it features water-proof and dust-proof, while many other keyboard brands often overlook.

Like our seniors, keycap of K320 Sweet Pink is made of PBT Doubleshot plastic material. The advantage of this plastic material is that it is tougher and more durable than ABS plastic, and does not get shadow after long time of use, but the disadvantage is difficult to produce, causing the keyboard to be pushed up a bit. Durgod's keycap surface beveled quite a lot, creating a good grip on the fingertips.

K320 Sweet Pink supports media functions (play, pause, next, …), users can activate them using the keys Fn and F1 to F7.

The font on keycap looks very neat, more beautiful than V104s, and because it is printed with Doubleshot technology, it will not be blurred, flying characters like iKBC product lines.

The underside of K320 Sweet Pink, apart from the 5 rubber feet, has two additional joints that raise the height of the keyboard, and on each rung also has a rubber base that adds grip. However, it is unclear whether this is a product error, but on the writer's keyboard, when opening the lower joint, this joint has a very loud "creak" sound, making it feel like it is about to break. Next to it are two cable slots and connecting cables.

One plus point is that the connector port on this keyboard uses USB Type-C standard, creating high convenience when plugging in the cable. You won't need to care if you plug in the right way. In addition, it is easy to change cables when malfunctioning because the Type-C USB cable is very popular in the market.

Feeling of typing is smooth, smooth

The Durgod K320 Sweet Pink from VnReview uses the Cherry switch (Cherry switch) of Cherry brand from Cherry which is already familiar. In addition, this keyboard also has a traditional version of Cherry MX Red. The difference between these two switches is that Silent Red only has a receiving point of 1.9mm, a 3.7mm stroke, while for the traditional Red, the key pick-up point is 2mm, 4mm journey. With a pressure of 45g and no clicky like Blue, K320 Sweet Pink is suitable for gamers or office people who love quietness and do not want to disturb people around.

Practical experience, K320 Sweet Pink gives a smooth and smooth typing experience. While this is the first time the writer has experienced the Silent Red switch (the writer uses Cherry MX Silver Speed ​​at the office and Cherry MX Brown at home), it is easy to get used to, whether playing games or typing text. The noise emitted when using is very small, useful for those who regularly work at night.

Beautiful LED light, enough software to use

K320 Sweet Pink only has a single white LED but it suits the keyboard pink well. Thanks to the LED bulb placed on the housing section, the light passes through the character more, it looks "shimmering" even in the morning or evening room. K320 Sweet Pink has a few built-in LED modes that you can switch back and forth on the keyboard, but personally the writer does not take the LED mode seriously because they only cause distraction when used, if available. it also uses only all key modes.

Durgod has a tuning software called Zeus Engine, which users can download right from their homepage. Here, you can change the LED mode or macro key assignments and some other functions.

However, for some reason, right after downloading the Zeus Engine software and installing it, I could no longer use the keyboard with an error that could not install the driver (previously used normally). Removing Zeus Engine software, removing the keyboard driver in Device Manager, rebooting the machine will not fix the problem, but strangely, it is possible to change the LED mode, or the LED mode to interact with the key Press still works normally. This only happens on personal computers at the home of writers using Windows 7, testing on machines at work and colleagues at the office using Windows 10, there is no problem.

summary

Overall, the Durgod Taurus K320 Corona Sweet Pink Limited Edition is a very interesting keyboard. If the eye-catching design is what draws the eye in the moment, then the experience will be what makes you want to stay with this keyboard. Although there are still "nuts" like USB heads that are not gilded or raised with "strange" keyboards, K320 Sweet Pink is really worth considering, especially if you are a "love pink, hate lie".

Plus mark

+ Eye-catching colors, high quality

+ Good typing feeling, low noise

+ Keycap PBT doubleshot does not suffer from ball, flying characters

Minus point

– The connection cable is not covered though, the gold-plated USB connector may rust over time

– No Bluetooth support, an unfortunate absence

– The keyboard lift has a strange sound, creating a sense of uncertainty

Hoan Dang


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