AFX MK0217 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard £39.99 with code AFX20  at PC World. Online/Instore
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AFX MK0217 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard £39.99 with code AFX20 at PC World. Online/Instore

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Edited by:"Chaz_UK"Found 3rd Sep 2017
Got one of these yesterday to replace my Corsair K30 non-mechanical keyboard and it's a smart keyboard.

Comes with optional wrist rest if you want it and feels solidly built with some nice weight and no flex at all.

DISCOUNT CODE - 20% off the marked price. Enter code AFX20 at checkout. Hurry Ends Soon!Enter code AFX20 at checkout for home delivery orders. For reserve and collect orders, discount will be applied in store. Offer ends 05/09/17. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Uses KaiHua red switches if anyone is knowledgeable on mechanical keyboards. and this matters to you.

Go get one if a full RGB, mechanical keyboard interests you at under £40 in store.

Some of the RGB modes:

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michaeljb9 m ago

What are the kaihua reds like, I hear they are half way between cherry …What are the kaihua reds like, I hear they are half way between cherry reds and Black's for actuation force, what's your take?


As this is my first mechanical keyboard, I have no way to pass judgement Vs the others sadly but it is far better than my old, mushy, dome capped Corsair K30.

Never realised how more responsive mechanical keyboards were.

Not much help am I?
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What are the kaihua reds like, I hear they are half way between cherry reds and Black's for actuation force, what's your take?
Original Poster
michaeljb9 m ago

What are the kaihua reds like, I hear they are half way between cherry …What are the kaihua reds like, I hear they are half way between cherry reds and Black's for actuation force, what's your take?


As this is my first mechanical keyboard, I have no way to pass judgement Vs the others sadly but it is far better than my old, mushy, dome capped Corsair K30.

Never realised how more responsive mechanical keyboards were.

Not much help am I?
Chaz_UK21 m ago

As this is my first mechanical keyboard, I have no way to pass judgement …As this is my first mechanical keyboard, I have no way to pass judgement Vs the others sadly but it is far better than my old, mushy, dome capped Corsair K30.Never realised how more responsive mechanical keyboards were.Not much help am I?

It was worth asking just in case you had. Posting the deal is more than helpful by itself
Uuummm.... might get myself one. Thanks
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?srcid=3&cmpid=comp~Become&awc=1599_1504429601_dba1e3196389b1c7f262d061bf83a308&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC~47868&awid=47868

Don't know whether to just get the cheaper one...
how bright is the back light on this?
chrisredmayne1 h, 25 m ago

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/computer-accessories/mice-and-keyboards/keyboards/afx-firefight-k01-gaming-keyboard-10147100-pdt.html?srcid=3&cmpid=comp~Become&awc=1599_1504429601_dba1e3196389b1c7f262d061bf83a308&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC~47868&awid=47868Don't know whether to just get the cheaper one...


It's not mechanical
Space bar has broken on my g105 so perfect timing. Work from home so local pick up suits me as I need it asap
Can you individually colour the keys on this or is it just set colours / patterns
chrisredmayne2 h, 52 m ago

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/computer-accessories/mice-and-keyboards/keyboards/afx-firefight-k01-gaming-keyboard-10147100-pdt.html?srcid=3&cmpid=comp~Become&awc=1599_1504429601_dba1e3196389b1c7f262d061bf83a308&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC~47868&awid=47868Don't know whether to just get the cheaper one...



Does not seem to be a mechanical model, cannot see it listed in specs.
Leery247 m ago

Can you individually colour the keys on this or is it just set colours / …Can you individually colour the keys on this or is it just set colours / patterns


Yeah, halfords do spray paint pretty cheap.
Horrorwood14 m ago

Yeah, halfords do spray paint pretty cheap.

I meant with the rgb lights but thanks for the reply
Bully1 h, 36 m ago

Does not seem to be a mechanical model, cannot see it listed in specs.

Hm, can someone confirm that this indeed is a mechanical one, (relatively) comparable to the likes of Cherry MX?
drdoom2k43 m ago

Hm, can someone confirm that this indeed is a mechanical one, (relatively) …Hm, can someone confirm that this indeed is a mechanical one, (relatively) comparable to the likes of Cherry MX?

It is mechanical, but uses kaihua switch's, specifically the kalih reds, I've never used them so cannot give an opinion
michaeljb17 m ago

It is mechanical, but uses kaihua switch's, specifically the kalih reds, …It is mechanical, but uses kaihua switch's, specifically the kalih reds, I've never used them so cannot give an opinion


Thanks, might be worth trying out - Cherry MX's run at almost double the price.
Amazing keyboard
drdoom2k7 m ago

Thanks, might be worth trying out - Cherry MX's run at almost double the …Thanks, might be worth trying out - Cherry MX's run at almost double the price.

Obviously trying is the only way to know if they're any good, but the reviews on YouTube seem to suggest they're heavier then cherry reds but lighter than cherry Black's, if thats of any help.
first mechanical, it like night and day playing games although crouch jumping is a lot harder now, lots of optiosn to cust colours, key colours, frequency and brightness. just picked one up impressed so far. keys arent too loud for me
Cold as OOS everywhere (within 50 miles of me) and they won't deliver.

Another wild goose
Carlisle have one in stock just now.
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techno1228 m ago

Cold as OOS everywhere (within 50 miles of me) and they won't …Cold as OOS everywhere (within 50 miles of me) and they won't deliver.Another wild goose


Still in stock near Thurrock/Romford way.

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techno121 h, 21 m ago

Cold as OOS everywhere (within 50 miles of me) and they won't …Cold as OOS everywhere (within 50 miles of me) and they won't deliver.Another wild goose

Two left on eBay. Be quick.
TRAMP_K1LL3R8 h, 5 m ago

It's not mechanical

It has flashing lights still thought that's all that mattered
live2giveuk2 h, 16 m ago

first mechanical, it like night and day playing games although crouch …first mechanical, it like night and day playing games although crouch jumping is a lot harder now, lots of optiosn to cust colours, key colours, frequency and brightness. just picked one up impressed so far. keys arent too loud for me

Hi thanks for the feedback. You've convinced me to take the plunge. Quick question. Can you make up custom rgb colour combinations. For example. Can you make it so wasd light up a different colour to the rest of the keyboard.
Thanks again.
chrisredmayne10 m ago

It has flashing lights still thought that's all that mattered

Hah. Not for us gamers this ones definitely worth the extra.
chrisredmayne20 m ago

It has flashing lights still thought that's all that mattered


I guess so but for gaming, mechanical is the way to go
Edited by: "OK_XD" 3rd Sep 2017
yes you can it tell you in the instructions
I went and got the last one of these at my local today.
I didn't, however, get any software with the keyboard, however... how do I change the mode of the LEDs?

I have 2 modes by pressing FN and Print Sc - 1 is a wave of all colours, the other just lights up WASD and R...
Halp
Does it have a volume control?
dz11 h, 47 m ago

Does it have a volume control?

No. But don't worry about it. There is volume control on the side of your brand new AFX gaming headset. While stocks last
Voted hot as it looks like you're getting a lot for your money.

My first mechanical has been a mixed bag (Outemu Blues). Sure, it looks good (solid metal base and upper, has RGB lighting and all that)...but in operation, nearly four months in, the N key is smudged, already (I'm sure others will follow suit).

The E key seems to like repeating itself whilst typing, for no apparent reason, on and off, and slows my touch-typing speed.

Wondering if you get what you pay for with these Cherry MX-clone keyboards?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Sep 2017
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DJRhys9 h, 0 m ago

I went and got the last one of these at my local today.I didn't, however, …I went and got the last one of these at my local today.I didn't, however, get any software with the keyboard, however... how do I change the mode of the LEDs?I have 2 modes by pressing FN and Print Sc - 1 is a wave of all colours, the other just lights up WASD and R...Halp


Function + insert, delete home and end Also change the modes and brightness if you haven't figured it yet.
What mechanical switches is it?
Nice but if you don't need the backlit keys there one from Amazon for £29.99

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Got one for the office. Can't really compare it to other mechanical keyboards as it the first one I've used regularly but it's so much better than all the domed capped ones I've used, even my quite expensive gaming one.
Edited by: "markquail" 4th Sep 2017
Code doesnt work for me?
inspireme9 h, 0 m ago

Code not working for me


Try ordering from the Curry's website, if you already did that, order from the pc world website. That's what happened to me but it worked by ordering in a different website
TRAMP_K1LL3R17 m ago

Try ordering from the Curry's website, if you already did that, order from …Try ordering from the Curry's website, if you already did that, order from the pc world website. That's what happened to me but it worked by ordering in a different website



yea order from currys, pcworld not working for some reason.
whitedynamite2 m ago

yea order from currys, pcworld not working for some reason.


Yup Curry's worked for me ;), not sure why pc world was not working
I picked this up today, and was very surprised by the quality... both the packaging and keyboard itself seems to be high quality... lots of weight to it and the keys feel very nice. Well worth the money! The instruction book is just ridiculous though as you cannot see what buttons it is telling you to press for the settings without a magnifying glass! Overall very pleased with this !
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