Motospeed Inflictor CK104 RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard - Otemu Blue Switch - Various Colour Options, £33.92 (Silver), £35.14 (Red Or Rose Gold) @ Gearbest EU Warehouse
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Motospeed Inflictor CK104 RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard - Otemu Blue Switch - Various Colour Options, £33.92 (Silver), £35.14 (Red Or Rose Gold) @ Gearbest EU Warehouse

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Found 4th Feb
(Can see it mentioned on HUKD already but not the EU/Silver option?). Deal link takes you to the Chinese options, EU options here: gearbest.com/key…d=3

Also known as the Aukey KM-G3, which seems to get good reviews.

Unboxing and review: youtube.com/wat…Jq0 (at 5:44 he mentions the Chinese clone Otemu Blue Switches - a bit stiffer and louder than the Cherry MX Blue switches). Close-up of Switch inside the button at 6:21.

Another more in-depth review: youtube.com/wat…GcY

Reviews on Amazon: amazon.co.uk/pro…ful

You can also buy the Silver variant of this keyboard with "Red Switch"es at £38.87, assume it comes from China as there's no EU option, unsure it has RGB backlit from the illustration though other pics imply it does? gearbest.com/key…tml

Review here says se7ensins.com/art…40/

"Each key's location is very convenient, which makes for easier key binding, particularly MMORPGs and other games that utilize a large number of keys. The Inflictor's key layout improved my MMORPG experience significantly as each key was closer to my hand's usual position.

...(it has) consistently felt responsive and I've never had a problem inputting commands across all of the games I've played while using the Inflictor. Each key uses Outemu Blue mechanical switches which aids in responsiveness while giving a truly mechanical feel. Each switch has a lifetime of 50,000,000 presses.

The Inflictor also doesn't suffer from ghosting as it has full n-key rollover support. Any number of key combinations can be used without experiencing ghosting while using the Inflictor...it also features a Windows key lock to avoid accidentally tabbing out of games by pressing the Windows key.

Though the Inflictor does not have a hand rest, it does have anti-slip pads at the bottom, in conjunction with its weight, almost eliminates keyboard movement completely.

...few come close to the intuitive and competent MOTOSPEED Inflictor CK104. From its minimalist design, sleek and modern appearance, and its responsive, tactile keys and functions...the Inflictor is truly a keyboard designed with gamers in mind."

21 Comments

Original Poster

● Multi-color backlit makes it a very amazing shining mechanical keyboard.
● All new design mechanical blue switches, provide a tactile and clicky feedback.
● Compared with the green switches, the red switches has good pressure, suitable for both game and office.
● Humanized design: add a series of shortcut function keys cooperated with FN key.
● Great for typists, programmers, etc.

Brand: Motospeed
Model: Inflictor CK104
Type: Keyboard
Features: Gaming
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Color: Gold,Red,Silver

Interface: Wired
Connection: USB2.0
Keyboard Lifespan ( times): 50 million
Response Speed: 3ms
Anti-ghosting Number: All
Power Supply: USB Port
Cable Length (m): 1.6m
Suitable for: PC

Product weight: 0.850 kg
Package weight: 1.085 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.70 x 12.80 x 3.50 cm / 17.2 x 5.04 x 1.38 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 47.30 x 16.40 x 7.00 cm / 18.62 x 6.46 x 2.76 inches

Package Contents: 1 x Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Keyboard

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Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Feb

Original Poster

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You can also buy the Silver variant of this keyboard with "Red Switch"es at £38.87, assume it comes from China as there's no EU option, unsure it has RGB backlit from the illustration though other pics imply it does? gearbest.com/key…tml

http://gloimg.gearbest.com/gb/pdm-product-pic/Electronic/2016/07/09/goods-img/1482477594857244025.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Feb

bet whoever was testing it was glad to get to 50,000,001 presses, only joking hot from me.

*makes the deal more cool*

Original Poster

This keyboard comes in a variety of clones apparently, wonder what else is out there. (Edit: here's some amazon.co.uk/s/r…tor ).

Amazon reviews suggest this is also the Aukey KM-G3 (which seems to get great reviews from what I can see).

And Gearbest's Live Chat is a bit user un-friendly - almost gave up a few minutes of nothingness, then realised after a while it puts you in a queue. Most people probably assume it's broken and close the chat window!

After 15 minutes of waiting about, I was told to submit my query via Ask A Question, sigh. The other pictures for Silver suggest it is RGB?

Edit: This keyboard is discussed here reddit.com/r/M…or/

and cheap mechanical keyboards in general here reddit.com/r/M…ie/
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Feb

Original Poster

This one may well be another clone, looks almost identical though the backlighting colours look more basic, at £32.56 MantisTek® GK1 Blue Switch 104 Keys Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard banggood.com/Man…tml
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 14th Apr

Original Poster

Maybe I'm over-thinking it, the pic with the red illumination is just one of the colours (illustration with the Silver option)

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Anyway, the Banggood clone of this is cheaper
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Feb

Did you ever get this keyboard in the end? How is it?

Original Poster

Spark

Did you ever get this keyboard in the end? How is it?

No, I didn't, but I was looking for a cheap mechanical keyboard at the time. Amazon Warehouse saved the day and I purchased a Havit HV-KB378L RGB Otemu Blue keyboard for just over £20, to replace my ailing Logitech G510s. German though (moved the Z and Y). Not strictly RGB as we know it, as there's only seven colours.

A lot of these Chinese keyboards are clones anyway, not sure if there's copies of the Havit. Here's the UK version amazon.co.uk/Mec…5KP

I was using a Logitech G510s till recently and complained bitterly when the keys started to wear away after 18 months. Logitech said they couldn't send replacement keycaps (wouldn't have wanted them anyway!) but offered a new keyboard up to the value of £100, as the G510s has a 3 year warranty.

So I found myself with an G610 Orion Red (Logitech had no Brown switch G610-s left) warranty replacement keyboard weeks after buying the Havit one. I actually thought I'd just have to bin the G510s and start again! Ultimately I kept the Havit as I like the look and feel of it.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd May

Original Poster

This looks similar to many of the Chinese 'boards out there, even the Red Dragon K557 (think the Red Dragon keyboards are well-reviewed)?

I'm pretty sure I saw a HUKDer mention this one: amazon.co.uk/Eas…FGD

£24.89 at the end of March on CamelCamelCamel uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Eas…FGD

Might be worth bookmarking if you like it and you're not in a hurry

There's quite a few no-name tenkeyless Otemu Blue keyboards on Amazon now for £20-odd.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd May

Thans for these links, they're super useful. I think you're right and a lot of these keyboards are exactly the same. The mouldings on them look identical in some cases. I think they work like the Korean monitors and Chinese tablets where companies buy the boards in bulk and then just stick their own name on them.

I have a Corsair K65 atm but it started playing up yesterday after less than 3.5 years. I'm quite annoyed because I've taken good care of it as well. I'm probably going to try to fix it and if I can't then I'll pick one of these Chinese boards up since clearly brand names are no guarantee with this stuff sadly.

I think this is another clone of the same board as well.

ebay.co.uk/itm…956

Amazon have the 81 key version on special today with Prime however I ideally would want a 104-key tbh.

amazon.co.uk/Wat…Z7/

Original Poster

Spark

Thans for these links, they're super useful. I think you're right and a … Thans for these links, they're super useful. I think you're right and a lot of these keyboards are exactly the same. The mouldings on them look identical in some cases. I think they work like the Korean monitors and Chinese tablets where companies buy the boards in bulk and then just stick their own name on them. I have a Corsair K65 atm but it started playing up yesterday after less than 3.5 years. I'm quite annoyed because I've taken good care of it as well. I'm probably going to try to fix it and if I can't then I'll pick one of these Chinese boards up since clearly brand names are no guarantee with this stuff sadly.

You should get in touch with Corsair - not sure about the Warranty on the K65? Doesn't hurt to get in touch and see if they say Yay or Nay - even if, say, the Warranty is 3 years, 3.5 years is still not a great lifespan for such a supposedly hardy, well-made, and expensive, keyboard and they should be reasonably sympathetic.

That's what I should have done first!! (contacted Logitech about a Warranty claim!).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd May

louiselouise

You should get in touch with Corsair - not sure about the Warranty on the … You should get in touch with Corsair - not sure about the Warranty on the K65? Doesn't hurt to get in touch and see if they say Yay or Nay - even if, say, the Warranty is 3 years, 3.5 years is still not a great lifespan for such a supposedly hardy, well-made, and expensive, keyboard and they should be reasonably sympathetic. That's what I should have done first!! (contacted Logitech about a Warranty claim!).



Exactly, that's what's annoyed me, the thing is made out of plate steel for Christ's sake and wasn't cheap either. It really should last longer than just a few years. The warranty is only 2 years though so I doubt I would get very far with them tbh.

I've been looking at this one which seems like yet another rebrand of the keyboard from this thread. It really is tempting at £30 with next day delivery and Amazon's warranty.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…S77

Original Poster

That one's the E-blue EKM737, can't find English reviews of it anywhere - tried Google image reverse search and didn't find clones, though I'm sure there will be some. Can't see it on ebay or aliexpress, must be new as it was only added to Amazon's inventory a few days ago (?).

Weird that the tenkeyless is the same price as the 104-key version - the LED surround is unusual and could look good, too (might be the way the picture is taken? it almost suggests it has a lilac-y LED surround).

Edit: Can see the E-Blue K727 keyboard all over Youtube, no sign of the 737 being reviewed yet. The K727 comes with Kailh switches, not sure about the 737 windowscentral.com/e-b…iew

The 737 is also on the E-Blue website (seems to be in Czech, Polish, Slovakian) translate.google.co.uk/tra…xt=

the E-Blue website blurb says "Blue LED lights highlight the side of the keyboard." so it seems the 737 is lit around the outer edge of the keyboard. No mention of the switches used, other than "blue tactile switches".
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd May

louiselouise

That one's the E-blue EKM737, can't find English reviews of it anywhere - … That one's the E-blue EKM737, can't find English reviews of it anywhere - tried Google image reverse search and didn't find clones, though I'm sure there will be some. Can't see it on ebay or aliexpress, must be new as it was only added to Amazon's inventory a few days ago (?).Weird that the tenkeyless is the same price as the 104-key version - the LED surround is unusual and could look good, too (might be the way the picture is taken? it almost suggests it has a lilac-y LED surround).Edit: Can see the E-Blue K727 keyboard all over Youtube, no sign of the 737 being reviewed yet. The K727 comes with Kailh switches, not sure about the 737 http://www.windowscentral.com/e-blue-mazer-mechanical-keyboard-reviewThe 737 is also on the E-Blue website (seems to be in Czech, Polish, Slovakian) https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.e-blue.cz%2Fprodukty%2F17-klavesnice%2F272-mazer-mechanical-ekm737&edit-text=the E-Blue website blurb says "Blue LED lights highlight the side of the keyboard." so it seems the 737 is lit around the outer edge of the keyboard. No mention of the switches used, other than "blue tactile switches".




I might just bite the bullet on it and send it back if it's crap tbh. I've contacted Corsair regarding an RMA for my currently broken keyboard and I'm just waiting to hear back from them.

It must be at least a reasonably decent product though because The Source sell it, albeit for $90 plus tax, and they're like the Canadian equivalent of Maplin.

thesource.ca/en-…510

EDIT: Looks like the switches are Kalih Blues.

reddit.com/r/M…rd/


Edited by: "Spark" 22nd May

Original Poster

I would add it as a Deal but no-name mech keyboards tend to go freezing on here X)!

Original Poster

Spark

It must be at least a reasonably decent product though because The Source … It must be at least a reasonably decent product though because The Source sell it, albeit for $90 plus tax, and they're like the Canadian equivalent of Maplin. https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computers-and-tablets/computer-accessories/keyboards/e-blue-ekm737-mazer-fps-backlit-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/p/108064510EDIT: Looks like the switches are Kalih Blues. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5vq6gf/can_i_remove_kalih_switches_on_my_keyboard/

That's around £50 in our money. Saw it come up on my search, but hadn't heard of them before. I'd go for it if you have no luck with Corsair.

louiselouise

That's around £50 in our money. Saw it come up on my search, but hadn't … That's around £50 in our money. Saw it come up on my search, but hadn't heard of them before. I'd go for it if you have no luck with Corsair.



I lived in Canada a few years ago so The Source used to be one of my go to places when we needed a pair of headphones or a USB drive etc.

The first thing Corsair wanted was a copy of the invoice and mine is dated 2014 so I doubt they're going to jump at providing a replacement to me tbh. I'm not sure that it's the no-name keyboards that are the problem on here, it's the US layout. A lot of people are really attached to the UK format and after using an American keyboard at work for quite a while, I can definitely sympathise.

Spark

Exactly, that's what's annoyed me, the thing is made out of plate steel … Exactly, that's what's annoyed me, the thing is made out of plate steel for Christ's sake and wasn't cheap either. It really should last longer than just a few years. The warranty is only 2 years though so I doubt I would get very far with them tbh. I've been looking at this one which seems like yet another rebrand of the keyboard from this thread. It really is tempting at £30 with next day delivery and Amazon's warranty. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06ZZYJS77



​I know this is probably posted a while ago but did you purchase the horsky keyboard ? I'm tempted also. oO

Original Poster

There's a Question posted on there a few days ago too (about the Horsky/E-Blue K737 keyboard Spark mentioned amazon.co.uk/gp/…S77 ):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/-/Tx2VSELQ4AIMEKD/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza?asin=B06ZZYJS77

What brand are the switches?
asked by George R. on 24 May 2017

Hi,
Please be informed that the switches is manufactured by XINDA, one of main (keyboard switch) manufacturers in China.
Horsky Official SELLER answered on 25 May 2017

There's a review here of a keyboard (not the same one) that uses Xinda switches http://www.jayceooi.com/granvela-z-77-keyboard-review/

This MANSHE K800 Keyboard seems almost-identical to the Horsky Keyboard (slightly different shape of metal base) and has reviews, also Xinda switches https://www.amazon.com/Multicolor-Mechanical-Keyboard-Switches-Replaceable/dp/B01MZAPVGF

One review of the MANSHE (nice name, fnar) says: "The switches are Xinda and they are lighter than other budget keys like Outemu and Kailh. They can be changed and this keyboard includes a key-cap/switch remover so that you can put other switches in that you prefer. Cherry MX, Kailh, Outemu and other brands should be able to fit in this board."

I'd never heard of Xinda so can only go by what I'm seeing from reviews. This reviewer makes a passing comment on them http://www.gamingclarity.com/keyboard-reviews/mechanicaleagle-z-77/

"Xinda switches...are a cheaper MX knockoff that has been phased out in budget boards...I haven’t used Xinda switches and can’t comment on them."
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th May
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