Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 18:55
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Just like with the HV-KB366L the HV-KB378L scored high in our review but again not all is perfect. So although the Outemu blue mechanical switches offer good tactile and audible feedback (perhaps even more than the ones used in the HV-KB366L), the available RGB colors and modes are quite impressive (individual key illumination is perhaps the greatest addition) and the keyboard features good build quality levels (thanks to the aluminum top enclosure) I just don’t know whether or not the fixed wrist rest is something people will like. Personally I’ve always attached wrist rests to the keyboards I use so I don’t really mind but many seem to do so only on rare occasions so I imagine that for them this could be a hindrance. The glossy plastic pieces is also something some people will like while others not so much and I have to admit that I belong to the latter category (I prefer matte or rubber coated surfaces).
As expected really from a manufacturer like HAVIT their products are aggressively priced and so currently you can get the HV-KB378L RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard for just USD69.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for 69Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). In some areas I do prefer the slightly lower cost HV-KB366L model (smaller size without any large plastic parts) but overall the HV-KB378L offers a better bang for your buck and since it’s priced extremely well it too gets our Golden Award.
- Good Build Quality (Aluminum Housing)
- RGB Key Illumination (5 Brightness Levels & 10 Modes/Effects)
- Individual Key Illumination
- Outemu Blue Mechanical Switches (Tactile Feedback - 50M Actuations)
- Full Anti-Ghosting
- Wrist Rest
- Price (For Some)
- No USB Ports (For Some)
- Fixed Wrist Rest (For Some)
- Glossy Top Plastic Pieces (For Some)