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Bloody B840 LK Optic Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Bloody B840 LK Optic Overview

The Bloody B840 LK Optic keyboard is what Bloody calls a “full light strike gaming keyboard”. It’s a standard 104-key layout with only the addition of a Fn key at the right of the space bar. There are no dedicated media control or macro keys. While the keyboard is mostly plastic, there’s a surprisingly thick aluminum upper plate that covers the entire top of the keyboard.

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The back of the keyboard contains only the product label and fold-out feet.

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As with the previous Bloody keyboard, the sleeved USB cable is permanently attached to the rear of the keyboard. There are no USB pass-through ports.

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Bloody’s proprietary infrared key switches have standard Cherry MX stems and a backlight LED at the top of the switch. This image also shows the thick pale gold-colored aluminum plate that’s secured to the keyboard with hex-head screws. This plate adds a welcome amount of heft and rigidity to the otherwise all-plastic keyboard.

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Bloody provides 8 bright orange, rubberized replacement key caps for all your gaming needs.

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Unlike some of Bloody’s keyboards, which light each horizontal row of keys with a different color, the Bloody B840 uses orange(!) LEDs for all keys as well as the side panels. You can turn the lights off, set them to three different intensities, and invoke a “breathing” mode, but that’s it as far as lighting effects go.

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Let’s check out the utility software in the next section.


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