Redragon is widely recognized as a manufacturer to develop high-quality gaming keyboards for an affordable price. Most of their keyboards are under the $50 mark. Since it’s so affordable, many people have bought it already, and therefore there are loads of positive reviews of it around the internet. Another good thing to know is that most of the time they’re selling their keyboards alongside with Redragon gaming mice already included in the price. It’s a good perk if you’re looking for both or just wish to have a spare mouse lying around.
Redragon asura k501 USB gaming keyboard review
Redragon is known for developing most of their gaming keyboards in the same color scheme: a mix of red & black. The ASURA K501 is no exception. While it’s mostly covered in black, there are customization buttons on the side and top which stand out as they’re painted Ferrari red. It’s a good choice for a color scheme because it will fit just right into most gaming gear setups.
- Looks high-end
- LED colors are vivid and crystal clear
- Remappable arrow and WASD keys
- 8 programmable macro buttons
- Not a mechanical keyboard
Design And Button Layout
Redragon ASURA K501 is loaded with 104 keys. Which means it also has a numpad and 12 multimedia keys. That makes it also capable of convenient everyday use. 8 keys are programmable to your liking. You can bind simple stuff like singular spell casts to complicated multi-event macros with these buttons. It’s possible to choose from two input speeds to trigger the key events.
The keys have a neat 7-color LED backlighting. Brightness and pulsing rates are customizable, so you could create exactly the colorscape you are looking for.
The WASD and Windows arrow keys are interchangeable. While most of the gamers are used to WASD keys, we know some people using arrow keys for movement. Suppose it’s just a matter of habit. Of course the windows key itself can be disabled during gaming.
Build Quality And Lifespan
The Redragon ASURA K501 is made of decent quality plastic and definitely feels firm. It is specially designed for PC gaming and will survive minor bumps and bashes. The keys are also water resistant so you don’t have to throw the keyboard away right after you spill some soda or other beverages on the keyboard by accident.
The cable connecting to your PC is braided and about 6ft long. It is of high quality and won’t get tangled easily. The keyboard is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. You can take it out of the box and plug in to play at once. It’s simple as that.
Simply put, this keyboard is outstanding for its unbelievably low cost. The competition on the gaming keyboard market is getting bigger every year and to stay on the picture, keyboard manufacturers have to lower the prices, while not taking any shortcuts in quality. Unfortunately, the LED lighting on this keyboard can’t be switched off and you can’t pick a certain color for backlighting. Other than that, the Redragon ASURA K501 is an excellent keyboard for your everyday and gaming use.