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Tayumpee
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Aug 23, 2018
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Just got my Keycool 84 2S in today.
RGB is all presets. For solid colors, your options are red, green, blue, yellow, purple (lavender), cyan, and white, and none (off). Everything else -as far as I can tell- is just some kind of typical rainbow effect. I am very happy with just being able to set it to white. There are 5 brightness levels, and the LEDs are as bright as the DREVO Gramr 84, and much brighter than its predecessor: the Keycool Hero 84.
The build quality is just as good as the original Keycool Hero 84, which makes it leagues better than the DREVO Gramr 84. Just like the original, the housing is solid plastic with a metal plate on the inside for weight. In contrast, the Gramr 84 chassis can be flexed in your hands and weighs less, though this shouldn't really affect normal operation...
The cable is detachable mini-usb, and comes with a transparent plastic bracket that can be inserted onto the plug body for security; it basically prevents damage from yanking on the cable.
I can't particularly tell the difference between the Gaterons and Cherry MX, so I see no problem. The included keycaps give it a hollow sound when bottoming out, but I will be replacing those with shine-through keycaps from Aliexpress.
I'm very happy with it, I think I'll buy another.
EDIT: Found out one more thing. The original Keycool Hero 84 and similar keyboards like the Noppoo Choc Mini had a numpad mapped as function keys under 789. It was a terrible numpad and we all hated it. Unfortunately, if you wanted to use a standalone numpad on the side, numlock on the external one would cause the functional numpad on the board to activate, so you couldn't use a standalone numpad with the Keycool Hero 84. The Keycool Hero 2S fixes this problem by completely removing the numpad feature. Thank. God.
Aug 23, 2018
diersa
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Aug 23, 2018
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i thought the cable was micro USB, judging from the third pic... but that's okay as long as they provide the cable.. mine hasn't arrived yet
Aug 23, 2018
Tayumpee
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Aug 23, 2018
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It is mini-usb and the cable is included. Mini-usb is much more robust than micro in terms of... not breaking the port when you yank it, so I believe it's the better option.
Aug 23, 2018
Zyrophr
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Aug 23, 2018
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Thanks for the review sir! Can't wait to receive mine, it should be here soon!
Could you share the important keymaps to know ? Such as switching RGB presets, etc...
EDIT : Or at least somewhere where I can find the bindings haha
Aug 23, 2018
Tayumpee
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Aug 23, 2018
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To be honest with you, I have no idea what the RGB keybindings actually do. For me to get the solid color, I did the following until it worked:
-Fn+\| or Fn+Pause -Fn+Esc until it turns solid red -Fn+Home to change color
Aug 23, 2018
DarknessAngel
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Aug 24, 2018
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Could you post a link for your keycap set?
Aug 24, 2018
Tayumpee
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Aug 24, 2018
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