Here’s the sound test for the Gateron Red Optical Switch:
Keycap: ABS two-colour injection
Bottom case: ABS bottom case
Backlight: full-color RGB / about 16.8 million colours
Layout: 61 keys
Interface: USB C/ Type-c Wired
Line length: 1.5M
Driver compatibility: Support win/does not support for Mac os
Switch: Gateron Optical Switch
In the box, we have the keyboard itself covered in a plastic cover, plastic keycap puller, metal switch puller, USB Type c cable (braided) and ofcourse user manual.
Geek GK61 has an ABS plastic housing, an internal metal plate that makes it sturdy and gives minimal flex.
Carrying this keyboard anywhere you can is a piece of cake, Geek GK61 only weighs 547g and it has a standard ANSI layout.
The ABS plastic housing has a glossy side finish and matt textured finish at the bottom.
There are no adjustable rubber feet so we have this fixed height for this keyboard.
Replacing the keycaps and switch is really easy for this keyboard. However, since Geek GK61 uses a Gateron optical switch, therefore, no other switches will fit on this keyboard beside an optical key switches
The Gateron Red Optical Switch uses an infrared sensor to register your keystroke instead of a metal contact which is common to most mechanical switches.
By this process it provides much faster response time since the stem on the switch will only block the infrared sensor and doesn’t require to contact any surface or metal like the mechanical switch.
FN + 1 to 0
F1 to F10
FN + – & =
F11 & F12
FN + Backspace
FN + P & [
FN + : & “
FN + ]
FN + \
FN + Q
FN + W / E / R
Another feature of this keyboard that caught my attention is, it has an ONBOARD MICROPHONE that detects sound or music for the RGB lighting.
On the software, you can customize the lighting modes, add macro settings and other shortcut options either saving it thru software or the keyboard itself.