Interestingly enough, even though Bloody has been around for a long time now, they may have been better known as A4Tech, a Taiwanese company producing computer hardware and electronics.
I this review, we’ll be taking a look at the B820Rs features, its sleek design, and performance while working and/or playing. Let’s get right into it!
- Connector: USB
- Key Style: Optic switch
- Key Response：0.2ms
- Anti-Ghosting Key：100% Anti-ghosting key
- Gaming Keycaps：8 convex silicon keys
- Hotkey：Multimedia Hotkey
- Space-Bar: Screw enhanced space-bar
- Backlit：Customize RGB Animation
- Backlit Brightness: Adjustable
- Memory Backlight: 6 Free driver RGB lighting modes
- Key Lifetime: Up to 100 million keystrokes
- Report Rate: 1000Hz/1ms
- Company Website: http://www.bloodyusa.com/index.php
At a Glance:
The gunmetal aluminum alloy panel is also built to last as it provides more resistance to corrosion than your normal keyboard panel because it has advanced nano-coating over the OCB part of the keyboard, which protects it from wet-air or caustic chemicals, helping to prolong the life of the keyboard. Bloody also installed a smart water flow system which are strategically placed channels and holes for drainage, ensuring liquids exit efficiently.
Other aspects of the keyboard that caught our eye, and when plugged in, was the RGB Lighting when activated. The effects give you a warm welcome of what is to come in regards to it. The B820R has 6 preloaded effects that range from waves of light coming from left to right, pulsating effects, solid lighting, and even what looked like an animation of a bird flying. It doesn’t stop there as you have self-customization of the RGB lighting effect and can make it your own when it comes to showing off your new toy or for ambiance while playing competitively.
You can't necessarily tell how responsive the keys are when the timing is .2 ms compared to the conventional .30 ms response time of general keyboards. If you can tell the difference, then you're a different breed of nerd! It also boosts LK sound creator technology, which lasts longer than most metal switches after months of use. The sound of the creator system is very strong and hard to ignore.
Touching base, again, on the RGB lighting effects, after you have setup your preset selections using FN and “0-9”, you’ll be able to share those presets with your friends so they see what you customized! The sky's the limit as to what you can create using the RGB lighting functions for the B820R. It also has a very easy to use brightness adjustment setting which are the up and down arrows of the keyboard while utilizing the FN key.
The B820R is also 100% anti-ghosting and also has full key rollover to ensure all of your button mashing from playing fighting games every night or if you’re writing an article or story, of which we tried both and, yup, registered a whole lot of keys at the same time.
- Sleek look
- Great customization in regards to the RGB lighting
- Nice gunmetal panel finish.
- Spill resistant
- Light in weight
- Great response time
- Keys are a bit bulky
- Keys strike too deep for general writing
- Keystrokes are loud in sound
Honey's Final Verdict:
In addition to this, and while we love the response time of the keys, they are indeed very loud. Almost makes you want to switch out keyboards just to get your writings finished and to escape the sounds of the keys strokes.
With that being said, the B820R gives you a very nice and pleasant nostalgic feeling from when computers were first being produced. For those who love the nostalgic feel, this keyboard is right up your alley. To give more glamour or incentive to purchase his lovely looking keyboard, would be the lighting effects and presets it has. Already programmed with 6 preset lighting effects, you're able to customize the effects for a more elaborate and unique sequence that will suit your gaming needs as far as looks.
The effects are beautiful to look at but, of course, while gaming they are the last thing you pay attention to.
About the lighting effects, and aforementioned, you have 6 preset effects which include a wave of colors moving from left to right, solid Orange, Red, Green, and Yellow. Although for some reason, I was unable to figure out how to keep those colors in place after a few seconds, they would always revert back to the Orange lighting?! But I could've been missing something very obvious.
Other than the nice customization of the backlighting of the keyboard, the fast response that almost seems unnoticeable, and the sleek design with nice key texture, is definitely a keyboard to consider having if you want to dress up your PC gear to look unique, or want to switch it up and try out something new. Again, hardcore gamers for PC will need to get there fix somewhere else, but this is also a great beginners keyboard to get if you're barely getting into PC gaming.