Drevo Durendal Gaming Keyboard Review

Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using the Drevo Durendal for the past few weeks now as my main keyboard. So not only was I gaming with the keyboard but I was using for daily tasks like posting news on the site and writing reviews and e-mails. Lets first talk about the switches on this keyboard. This is the third keyboard we’ve reviewed with the Outemu mechanical key switches. While these switches are definitely better than non-mechanical switches and hybrid switches, if you are used to using Cherry MX switches you can definitely tell a difference in quality. Another thing I noticed with this keyboard is that there is definitely a sort of ringing sound when typing hard. I’m not sure if this is from the vibration on the metal contact on the switches or what, but it is definitely audible.

Drevo Durendal Gaming Keyboard

As far as design goes this keyboard feels pretty good and the aluminum top-plate definitely makes it feel like a high-end keyboard. The floating key design looks pretty good as well. The one thing about the design that I did not like was the wrist rest. It is plastic, which is not all that comfortable and it cannot be removed so you are stuck with it. The keyboard does have per-key RGB lighting, but it is pretty dull compared to other keyboards we’ve reviewed.

Devo does back this keyboard up with software. Their Power Console software allows you to remap keys, create macros, change lighting effects, and more. It is pretty easy to use, but the issue I have with it is that you have to register and create an account with Drevo to even use it. I really have’t seen customization for gaming devices that requires you to sign in just to use it. It is really limiting in my opinion to have things setup this way and forcing people to give them your e-mail etc.

The big saving grace of this keyboard is its price. It is currently selling at our favorite online retailer for only $49.99. You would be hard pressed to find another full-size mechanical gaming keyboard with RGB lighting at this price. So keep in mind this keyboard does have its faults, but if you are looking to save some money it could be the thing for you. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Drevo Durendal Gaming Keyboard a 7 out of 10 score.

rating7 10

– Price
– Outemu mechanical switches feel pretty good overall
– Aluminum top-plate

– Switches have a sort of ringing when typing hard
– Wrist rest is not removable
– You have to sign-up to access the software
– RGB lighting a little dull

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