PC & Console Peripherals

Genesis RX85 RGB – gaming keyboard in test

The Polish manufacturer Genesis has been selling PC components and peripherals with a focus on gaming since 2011. Besides chairs, cases, microphones and mice, they also offer mechanical gaming keyboards. We have tested one of them, the RX85 RGB, for you here.

Let us say in advance – the keyboard is only available in the American layout!

Specifications

Key switch type Kailh Brown
Material Plastic, aluminum
Sampling rate 1000 Hz
weight 1009 g
Layout US
Connection USB-A
Features RGB, anti-ghosting, N-key rollover
Scope of delivery Keyboard, manual, palm rest
Price Price not available*

Looks and workmanship

The gaming keyboard reaches us in a visually high-quality cardboard box. Like the keyboard, this is primarily in black and red and thus underlines the product.

In the box we find the keyboard, a magnetic palm rest and a short manual – so everything you need, but nothing more.

The keyboard itself is visually striking due to the red body – whether positive or negative is up to everyone. The outer and back sides are made of red plastic, the rest of black aluminum. Beyond that, the font is striking – a futuristic font, possibly intended to represent the “gamer” look.  Above the arrow keys, the Genesis logo shapes the look. The connection cable is fixed and can’t be replaced.

On the upper right side is a rotary switch for the volume. This can be turned almost silently and with a click you can mute the sound. Next to it are two buttons – one to toggle through the different RGB modes and one to activate the gaming mode – this deactivates the Windows key.

The back is entirely made of the red plastic – only four anti-slip pads complete the overall picture. The top two are attached to the feet, what’s nice here is that both when unfolded and folded, the pads are included.

The elevation changes the ergonomics, we find the angle appropriate and this facilitates typing on the keys which are quite high after all.

In summary – the workmanship is solid, but we are not really convinced by the overall impression. The large amount of red plastic makes the whole thing look a bit like a toy – it seems a bit overdone.  However, this remains a matter of taste.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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