Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the drebbel blade master it’s a gaming keyboard with some pretty cool features that you may not have seen before and Keeping Up with the theme of giving back to you guys I am gonna be hosting a giveaway for this keyboard as well you’ll find a link located down in the description below. Let’s discuss this Drevo Blademaster Review in details.
Drevo Blademaster Review
So make sure you guys check that out because you’re not going to want to miss out on entering to win this keyboard but for now let’s go ahead and check this thing out starting as always with construction and design the drebbel Blademaster is an 87 key 10 keyless mechanical keyboard with an exposed switch design over a fingerprint-resistant metal backplate now immediately out of the box I was surprised by just how heavy it was the blade master really feels solid and gives a real feeling of quality to it right out of the box the blade master is currently only available in 10 keyless variants they have a regular version that you see here and there’s also a wireless pro version aesthetically the board has a clean design there is some Java branding illuminated in the space bar as well as some other branding on the back plate just below the space bar but I think they did a good job and making it look pleasing enough to the eye and speaking of pleasing you can’t look at the blade master and not notice the beautiful RGB light bars that wrap around the entire keyboard in terms of lighting the blade master is pretty impressive the lights are nice and vibrant and they get plenty bright so much so that I’ve been keeping mine set to about 10 out of the 15 different brightness levels the clear switch bodies on the guitar on RGB switches do a really great job at accentuating the lighting and they provide an overall great looking lighting experience unfortunately the software that controls the lights falls a little bit flat for me on the surface the DREV Opower console software looks clean and it’s easy enough to navigate however creating custom profiles is a little bit clunky at first as it took me about 10 minutes just to set the keyboard to a simple rainbow wave pattern the software is a vast improvement for jevo however as they used to only have onboard controls on their keyboards and seeing them take the step to have a unified peripheral control system is a positive step frustrations aside the software does offer a large amount of preset lighting effects and it also allows you to layer them as well and you can save up to three profiles under the keyboards memory the blade master uses gather on RGB switches and it’s available in blue red brown and black varieties I chose to get mine in the brown switches as I haven’t personally tried get around Browns yet I used gather on reds recently for the first time and was pretty impressed by just how smooth they were the gator on Browns much liked my experience with the Reds was surprisingly very smooth you’ll notice that they don’t feel as bumpy as cherry Brown do which some people may or may not like GAD around also seems to have less key wobble than Cherry’s do ultimately GATT Iran has continued to impress me with their quality and feel and either way it’s a step up from the out EMU switches that dravot’s used in the past and because it’s one of my videos I can’t leave you guys without a sound test so here are the GATT Iran Browns with the drebbel Blademaster the key caps on the Blademaster are made of ABS plastic and they have a nice smooth texture to them and I appreciate the clean looking font but my one gripe here is that the secondary characters on the board are not illuminated and it just seems like kind of a careless omission at this point with RGB keyboards these days in terms of extras the Blademaster doesn’t bring too much to the table there’s no included wrist rest dedicated media keys or USB pass-through Trevo does include a nice wired key cap puller which are much nicer than the cheap plastic ones that most keyboards come with and it does include a brush for dusting in between the switches what really makes the blade master stand out is what drebbel calls the genius knob this dial located on the left side of the board can be mapped out to any number of functions to augment your gaming and productivity in this regard the Drobo software performed really well and mapping the functions was super easy the knob has four commands that you can set you can turn the dial forwards backwards do a single tap or double tap it’s a neat concept but one that I feel like ultimately falls flat for ultra gaming competitive applications for productivity like video editing for example I think it’s awesome as you can find all kinds of commands for color correcting really whatever you want and having a dial is actually very useful for a lot of these applications but for competitive gaming which is really what it’s marketed for to really make use of these commands you have to completely remove your left hand from the keyboard which in my mind totally removes its usefulness why not just use macros bound to one of the other keys around your hands already for MMOs and other less fast pace games it’s a pretty neat addition but I certainly don’t see it giving you a competitive edge in a battle royale one thing I think is really cool about the blade master is the inclusion of the dip switches on the underside of the board now these let you change the way the keyboard is programmed for the actual layout so you can change it from Cordy to more typist friendly layouts like Dvorak or colemak mode for example it’s just really cool because you don’t typically see this feature on gaming keyboards overall I feel like Java really knocked it out of the park with this keyboard even though I feel like the genius knob doesn’t necessarily revolutionize gaming its utility isn’t lost on me and even without the knob the blade master is a super solid keyboard that radiates quality just as much as it does it’s beautiful lighting is a great keyboard all around it’s not too often that I’m surprised by a keyboard these days but the blade master really won me over so much so that I think it might earn a place on my desk for a while well that’s it for the review guys let me know in those comments down below what you think about the blade master and particularly that genius knob on the side do you think that it’s actually pretty useful or maybe a little bit gimmicky.
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