Bloody B945 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

hey what’s going on guys its brain being here again and in this video we’re gonna be taking a look at another gaming keyboard this one’s got some really interesting unique design choices going on we’re gonna be taking a look at the bloody B 945 so let’s go ahead and just take a look at this thing the bloody gaming B 945 is a mechanical keyboard with the really cool refreshing design the B 945 has the exposed switch design that has become sort of the industry standard these days.

Bloody B945 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

Bloody B945 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

But what’s really cool about it is that it has the number pad on the left side of the board I’m a huge fan of this design because it has multiple advantages first it gives you the ability to have your mouse a lot closer just like you would with a 10 keyless keyboard what I really like is that not only do you get the Mouse proximity but you can use the number pad as a macro pad which basically is 18 extra macro keys you of course also have the number pad for productivity usage as well but you’ll have to get used to having it on the left side the board itself feels solidly built it has a little flex when mashing down on the keys but definitely not the worst that I’ve seen the board has an aluminum top plate that is kind of an industrial design with the somewhat large metal screws popping out of the top plate as for branding there’s a not to intrusive bloody logo located over the Aero cluster which is fine by me you can also see the bloody logo located next to the  LED indicators but again it’s not too in-your-face or obnoxious the bloody be 945 comes with a metal detachable wrist rest that has a nice rubberized coating with a really cool bumpy texture that feels incredible admittedly I was a little skeptical of such an unusual design when I opened up the box but the texture combined with the coating makes for a really nice feeling I also like that the wrist rest is nice and wide which is perfect for any hand size a lot of the times I end up with my wrist resting on the desk anyways because the wrist rest is just too short as for the lighting the B 945 is an RGB keyboard it uses bloody zone light strikes switches which I’ll talk a little bit more about later but these switches do a really good job at providing nice bright vibrant colors there isn’t really any light spillover in between the keys which is good if you like a clean look to your keyboard but if you want Mac’s RGB it could be a little bit of a bummer the board comes with six board lighting presets which range from your standard color wave to a weird flapping bird animation but I’ll give them credit for having something original there’s also some pretty cool looking light panels on either side of the board for some ambient lining as well the keyboard is controlled via bloody ski Dominator software in the software you can configure up to 10 lighting profiles which can be either static or even custom animations the software gives you the ability to create any animation you can think of it does take some time to program it though as you do have to do it frame by frame like I mentioned the b9 for five uses bloody zone light strikes switches which they manufacture in-house these switches come with two varieties the brown switch which is a linear switch and orange which is clicky and tactile like their name implies the light strikes switches our optical meaning that they use light to register keystrokes rather than metal on metal connections optical switches are certainly becoming more mainstream due to their responsiveness and longevity because they don’t suffer the same wear and corrosion as traditional switches bloody switches have a three millimeter total travel and a 1.5 millimeter actuation distance much like the Romer jeez I think that the one point five millimeter actuation distance is the perfect blend of speed and functionality as you won’t have as much issue accidentally hitting keys in terms of performance the LK switches are really tight they have a pretty interesting design that is a mixture of what looks like a traditional switch with a stabilizer this makes these switches have almost zero key wobble making them feel super solid I have the opportunity to test out both the linear and clicky switch the linear switches are silky smooth and are by far my favorite the clicky switches also feel really solid and they do have a nice crisp click to them overall it’s nice to see a new take on mechanical switches and even nicer to have them actually feel good to use considering the Cherry designs we use today were created in the 80s it’s nice to see a company introduce new ideas and it’ll be interesting to see if there’s any industry adoption of this design in the future of course you  guys know I wouldn’t leave you without a sound test so here’s a sound test of both the linear and clicky LK switches the key caps on the b9 45 are made from ABS plastic and have a nice minimalistic font the characters are mostly well illuminated with a few only partly illuminated you can see some of the lines created in the molding behind the lighting it’s not too distracting unless you’re really looking for it but I do think that they could be a little bit  better in terms of use though I am a fan of the smooth texture and the angled bottom sides look pretty cool without making them feel weird the switches are also Cherry MX ki cap compatible so you can still have plenty of access to custom key caps in terms of extras the  b9 45 comes with the wrist rest that we talked about earlier in addition they do give you two different sets of eight key caps in qwe ras d and f the first set is a set of clear key caps which look pretty cool especially when you’re playing in the dark the second set are silicone coated reddish-orange caps that have an angular design as well and I imagine that that’s so that you can easily identify them by touch the board also has full n key rollover and a nano coated PCB for added spill resistance the keyboard doesn’t have any dedicated media keys or volume scroll wheel but it does give you media control via the function key you also won’t find any USB or audio pastor which would have been pretty nice to have as for some other basic details the board has four orange  LED indicators for their respective functions located over the number pad and the cable is nice and braided and feels like it’s a nice quality the underside of the board has four thick rubberized pads in two rubberized extendable legs that keep the board nice and sturdy and in place during use overall the B 945 is a really cool keyboard with some interesting design happening as a reviewer and a lover of keyboards that’s done close to a hundred keyboards by now at this point it’s refreshing to see a keyboard that reimagines the standard designs and tries something new I really love the idea of having the number pad on the left side of the board and the LK switches are really great the key caps could be a little bit nicer in terms of their luminance and the software while not super user-friendly does give you a ton of options I always love having extras come with a keyboard and bloody made sure to include some great extras with this one at one-hundred and forty nine ninety nine the B 945 is gonna cost you a pretty penny the designs not gonna be for everyone  but the quality of the switches and the utility of the left sided number pad make this board something that I would definitely recommend.

This Bloody B945 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review (Updated) article show you the advantages and disadvantages and also explains the features and performance of this product.

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