[Customer] My Dukharo 66 - having a good battery life
The battery lasted me a full week on the 2,4Ghz mode and I by default charge my keyboards usually on Fridays. So, the actual battery backup is definitely over a week.
Upon opening the package, I had the following contents inside the box - The Dukharo 66 keyboard (white in color), a dust cover for the keyboard, a keycap and switch puller combo, the USB dongle/adapter, and a keyboard cable (bright white in color).
Please kick off with the unboxing experience and the packaging contents. The item arrived well packaged, with an extra bubble wrap layer on the top. Upon opening the package
A keycap and switch puller combo, the USB dongle/adapter, and a keyboard cable
The Keyboard is the standard 65% size format. The board has triple connectivity with wired, Bluetooth, and 2.4Ghz (adapter is there in the box). The adapter sadly does not have a slot on the board at the bottom or a separate place so that you do not lose it. Although not a big deal for me I do miss the slot sorely. Build quality is great with solid construction. It has the USB port on the top left and there is a switch at the bottom to turn off and on the keyboard. It has an orange volume control with click functionality for mute/unmute toggle. The wheel is plastic with an orange metallic finish on the top and the has a smooth scrolling operation.
The stabs are yellow in color and seem to be lightly lubed, but I am not sure of this. Sockets are all south facing so the interference with Cherry profile keycaps should not be there. The only exception is that the first row sockets are all north facing though (might be due to the PCB layout or some limitation due to the USB port). The best thing about this board is the availability of the feet at the bottom making it height adjustable. This in my opinion is lacking for a lot of boards forcing the user to use it at the default typing angle.
The board comes with a foam base and has PCB foam too. I can say that the sound profile was good while typing owing to the build quality. I sadly don’t have professional equipment or a proper Mic to capture all the audio properly to post it up. I have tried the board with the following set of switches - KTT grapefruit, Boba U4T’s, TTC bluish whites, and lubed Gateron browns. I found the sound profile more thoccy and enjoyable with the Bobas and TTC bluish-white switches.
Coming to keycaps I tried the board with both XDA profile (XDA 9009 colorway from KpRepublic) as well as Cherry profile Akko silent Keycap set. With the XDA profile, I had no issues whatsoever with interference and it was great to type on. For the Akko’s I am not sure if I felt any interference on the number row(since they are the only north-facing sockets on the board), but I am quite imperceptive to interference so I might be wrong here.
Coming to wireless connectivity both in Bluetooth and the dedicated dongle, it was a great experience. Never experience any drops or packet loss. Bluetooth pairing took a couple of tries and post that it was great. Latency felt like on other Bluetooth keyboards and I did not feel any difference for casual FPS gaming. With the dedicated dongle it felt like using the board on wired mode, with the dongle too I did not experience any packet loss.
The battery lasted me a full week on the 2.4Ghz mode and I by default charge my keyboards usually on Fridays. So, the actual battery backup is definitely over a week. There is software for the keyboard which I am yet to explore and since I don’t use the RGB modes on any of my boards did not get around to the software. But do be aware that since I don’t use RGB mine lasted for over a week but with the RGB on your mileage may vary.
My experience with keyboards is from modding and using the following boards - SK61, GK61(2 of them), SK68, K2V2, K6, and the Tofu 65. Overall, I am very happy with this board and the build quality delivered. I am using it for a week now and rate it around a 4.4(out of 5).