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Bloody B820R RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

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KeyDominator 1 Software

The KeyDominator 1 software can be used to assign macros to any key as well as modify the lighting effects. Because David Ramsey has already extensively covered the macros in his reviews of the Bloody Gaming B830 and B840 keyboards, I’ll just briefly go over the RGB customization options.

The KeyDominator software was less than intuitive to use, and Bloody Gaming does not provide any sort of manual with the keyboard or online. If you’ve never customized your keyboard before or programmed macros, I would recommend a more usual friendly brand.

The B820R can be set up to use any color in the RGB spectrum, as well as a number of animations. Animations for the full keyboard include a breathing effect, static (no animation), a wave, and a random pattern.  For individual keys, it is possible to have keys change color when pressed, create a “meteor” effect (LEDs light sequentially in a row) and a ripple effect.

It is possible to change the color of each individual key, but you cannot change the color of each individual key when pressed (it applys to all) and the meteor and ripple effects just cycle through all the RGB colors. All things considered, this was a bit of a letdown, and it honestly limits the customization possibilities. You can set your own custom presets and bind them to FN+1 through FN+0 keys. 


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1 comment

  1. David Ramsey

    The pop-up menu titles for this review need to be updated to match the hardware…

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