A Pleasant surprise
The Redragon K552 Kumara’s Beautiful design, Blue Switches and ridiculously low price makes it a front runner for the budget conscious gamer.
Redragon K552 Review
Redragon has been around for years now, The company came a long way since its early days. And you are probably here trying to find out if the K552 is any good. Right? If you answered yes to that question then you are at the right place! I have used the Redragon K552 Kumara among many others for years now and can tell you all about it including how it preforms in comparison to other top keyboards.
I will also go over every little detail you have to know before making a purchase and I am sure you will be able to know for sure if the K552 is the right keyboard for you by the end of this article.
So without further ado lets dive right into the review!
If you have read any of my other reviews you know Gaming performance is my top priority and I always start with it. I am happy to say the K552 is a great performer and its tenkeyless design is ideal for those of you playing with low sensitivity settings like myself. In addition to the compact design the K552 features custom mechanical switches which are supposed to mimic the iconic Cherry blue switches. I own several Cherry blue switch keyboards and I honestly can’t tell the difference between them.
That’s why I always recommend the K552 to gamers who are looking for Blue switches on a budget.
For those who don’t know anything about Blue Cherry switches they are very loud and I would only recommend the K552 to gamers who like that tactile bump and loud click sound.
Overall the K552 is a great performer and It works great in RTS, MOBA and shooter games, highly recommended to the budget conscious gamer who is looking for unbeatable price to performance ratio (See Lowest Price).
Gaming keyboards these days are very over the top and companies such as HyperX and Razer are taking design to a whole new level. With that being said I am a fan of rather simplistic designs and I really like the simple Tenkeyless design of the K552 Kumara.
Its functional, Compact and allows for flawless gameplay. I have mentioned before the mouse bumping into the side of the keyboard problem the K552 eliminates but it also eliminates the “Distraction problem” you have many modern keyboards.
Some keyboards today took RGB lightning to a ridiculous place and I really can’t play when my keyboard keeps flashing and “dancing” in various colors.
Overall I really like the simple/compact design of the Redragon K552 Kumara and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great simple yet functional design.
The Keyboard is made out of various high quality materials and the base is made out of some very sturdy aluminum but as with any other budget friendly keyboard you can’t really escape the inevitable plastic! With all kidding aside you will always get some plastic in and goaming keyboard regardless of price, the question is what is the plastics quality and is it sturdy enough to endure long term abuse.
When I first got my K552 I was surprised by how sturdy the chassis was and the keycaps were also made out of high quality plastic which reminded me of the plastic the Razer Blackwidow ultimate is made out of.
With that being said the keycap’s plastic is a little flimsy and I wouldn’t recommend it for aggressive players. All in all the Redragon K552’s build quality pleasantly surprised me and its one of the best mechanical keyboards you can get in that price range.
Special Features and Specs
The K552 packs a lot of features for its relatively low price. The K552 comes with 87 keys which are all “anti-ghosted” and 12 multimedia keys it also features an aluminum base which will keep the keyboard in place even in the most hectic gaming situations! Hell the K552 even features my beloved “Gaming mode” which essentially means you can turn off the WIN key when gaming.
As you can probably tell the K552 packs a lot of features for its relatively low price (See Lowest Price) and I am sure you will love it if you choose it as your new feature rich keyboard!
The K552 is somewhat water resistant or as the company refers to it the keyboard is “Splash Proof” From my tests you can really spill anything on the K552 in moderation and it will keep working just like it used to.
I spilled coffee on it water and even coca cola and it is still working! With that being I have heard some stories where people submerged the keyboard and it didn’t work as well as it used to. That is to be expected and I believe most of us will not decide to give the K552 Kumara a bath.
Overall the K552’s “Splash proof” design is a great addition to the keyboard and a must have for the “Careless gamer” 🙂
My Gaming Experience
If you have read any of my other reviews you know I like to share more own gaming stories and this review is no exception. I have tested the K552 with dozens of games, however we don’t have time for all of them so I will focus on some of the most popular.
To start things off I played a lot of Fortnite Battle Royale with this keyboard and I can tell you it feels great to have a keyboard small enough so I don’t constantly bump my mouse into it! In addition the keys are super responsive and I can quickly swap between the building keys and quickly build to gain that essential high ground.
The Redragon K552 Kumara also performs in League Of Legends and the Q,W,E,R feel extra special to me, maybe its in my head 🙂 CS:GO is also great with this keyboard and I personally didn’t get any pinky fatigue from crouching for too long with this keyboard.
With all of that being said playing Starcraft 2 and other RTS games felt a little weird with the tenkeyless design. I really prefer traditional keyboards when playing these games.
Overall the K552 Kumara is a great performer and an insane Moba/Shooter keyboard!
How it compares to other keyboards
When it comes to its relative performance the K552 really is king! Sure its not a Razer or HyperX but it still gets the job done in style! From my experience this keyboard is the ultimate mechanical keyboard on a budget and absolutely nothing comes close if you are looking for a keyboard in this price range.
As you can probably tell I really love this keyboard and I honestly believe you won’t get anything better when it comes to this price range.
- Blue mechanical switches
- Tenkeyless design which keeps the mouse from bumping into the keyboard
- Aluminum base that keeps the keyboard in place even when participating in hectic battles
- I really love the Bad-ass font!
- Water-resistant/Splash proof
- And above all a ridiculously low price for what you get!
- Keycaps could be a little thicker
- The switches sound could be a little annoying if you don’t really like that classic mechanical switch sound
From its waterproof design to its aluminum base and 87 key anti ghosting the K552 is one of the best keyboards I have ever tested in that price range. Playing games such as Fortnite, Lol and CS:GO is a joy and I couldn’t recommend it enough for any budget friendly conscious gamers out there. WIth that being said RTS games may not perform as well on Tenkeyless keyboards and I wouldn’t get this keyboard if you are looking for a quiet keyboard.
All in all the K552 is a must buy in my books and one of the finest pieces of hardware by Redragon!
Choose the Redragon K552 If
You are a budget conscious gamer looking for one of the best mechanical keyboards in the market period!
Don’t Choose the Redragon K552 If
You don’t like the iconic mechanical switches sound/noise.
And that’s it give yourself a pat on the back you have made it to the end of this article, As you can probably tell I am a big fan of this keyboard and I highly recommend it. With that being said I always suggest my readers to go to amazon, read more customer reviews and make the decision for themselves!
I hope you liked this review and that you now know what you need to do!
And as always good luck on everything that you do and have a great gaming day!
Cya in the next one!
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Thanks for this review! It was very helpfull for me, now i am really sure to buy one.