Drevo Durendal Gaming Keyboard Overview
Taking a first look at the Durendal it is a full-size 104-key keyboard, so you have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad. The keyboard itself is black with black key caps. The keyboard has a pretty good feel to it upon picking it up, this this probably because it has an aluminum alloy top plate.
Another thing that I noticed when I first picked up the keyboard was that the wrist rest is permanently attached to the keyboard, there is no way to remove it. It is made of plastic, which makes me wonder how comfortable it will be. Sadly, if I end up not liking the wrist I am stuck with it.
The key caps on this keyboard are ABS double shot keycaps, but they do not have a glossy finish like we’ve seen on many other keyboard, they actually have a more textured look. The function row offers different functions, which is convenient as there are no extra keys on this keyboard.
Removing a few of the key caps we find Outemu mechanical key switches. Our keyboard has the red switches, but Drevo offers this keyboard in blue, black, and brown switch options. The red switches have an operation force 60±10gf and total travel distance of 4.0 mm.
Taking a look at the keyboard from the side we can see how the key rows are laid out. They are already set at an angle, but the key caps on the first three rows angle down, whereas the top three rows angle up. This is a typical design when it comes to gaming keyboards. Using the pop-out feet on the bottom of the keyboard we can get an even more drastic typing angle.
Flipping over to the back of the keyboard we do see those two pop-out feet, but there are also rubber feet on the keyboard and wrist rest, which will help keep everything in place. There are cable channels for the attached USB cable. No braided cable here, just a normal rubber one.