We have already tested some peripherals from the Polish manufacturer SPC Gear. As the gaming division of SilentiumPC, SPC Gear has quite a diversified portfolio. Now we have the GK630K, a TKL keyboard with Kailh Brown switches. The SPC Gear GK630K promises to be an affordable but high-quality gaming keyboard, and we’ll find out for you.
|Dimensions||400 x 190 x 50 mm|
|Case||Aluminum plastic case|
|Key Rollover||Full key rollover|
|Multimedia keys||Separate multimedia keys|
|Lighting||One RGB LED per button|
|Extras||Free programmable buttons|
|Lifetime||70 million keystrokes|
Packaging and contents
SPC Gear doesn’t care much about packaging, keeping the GK630K a budget keyboard – and that’s fine. The keyboard comes in a cardboard box printed from the outside, and has the 1.8-meter detachable cable along with the obligatory paperwork and keycap remover.
The cable is sleeved, i.e. covered with braided fabric, which again makes the keyboard look more premium. The length of the cable also speaks for itself, as does the USB-C port. That’s right, the SPC Gear GK630K has a USB-C cable included.
Design and workmanship
Practical instead of high-end or fancy design. The GK630K is just plain and that’s fine, it’s meant to function as a gaming keyboard, not win any beauty awards. Nevertheless, the keyboard has an aluminum case on the front, which firstly gives it more weight and secondly a more premium feel. The keycaps on the Kailh switches are, of course, made of plastic and have a slightly curved surface so that fingers can rest in them better. Otherwise, the keyboard is largely restrained and logo-free. There is only a lettering on the right side.
However, the TKL (TenKeyLess) design means that some sacrifices have to be made. Dedicated multimedia keys are not found on the GK630K, but can be freely configured via the software and the function key. This is common for notebooks, for example.
The underside is equipped with rubber pads for a secure stand. These are also found under the fold-out feet. Since the keyboard is only slightly tilted towards the user, the feet are also necessary. Due to the high keys, the hands can rest better on the keyboard with the feet folded out.