Bloody B830 Mechanical Keyboard Review


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Bloody B830 LK Optic Overview

The Bloody B830 LK Optic keyboard basically a ten-keyless (TKL) version of the Bloody B840. It’s available in two versions: orange-backlit keys with a gold-toned aluminum upper plate, and the version we reviewed, with rainbow-style lighting (each row of keys lit in a different color) and a black-toned aluminum upper plate.

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

As with the previous Bloody keyboards, the sleeved USB cable is permanently attached to the rear of the keyboard. There are no USB pass-through ports. The entire top of the keyboard is covered with a screwed-on aluminum plate, the top surface of the plate is coated with a textured black finish, with the edges showing brushed aluminum.

Bloody’s proprietary infrared key switches have standard Cherry MX stems and a backlight LED at the top of the switch. A raised rim around the key switch provides some protection against liquid spills.

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

The B830 keys are backlit, but each row is a static color. In our review sample the colors orange, green, and blue are used; the side panels are lit with orange. 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. Although our review sample came with a black-finished top plate and differently colored LEDs, a version of the B830 is available with a gold-tone top plate and orange backlighting on all keys.

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


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