Keyboards nowadays can be illuminated from inside, which comes in handy especially if you are an advanced user. Both keyboards built into computers and external ones these days may support the backlighting feature. The backlit keyboards could be connected to the PC or a laptop via a wired USB connection, or better through a wireless connection via a Bluetooth and powered by batteries. Illumination aids in the usage of the keyboard in dark environments. For some gaming keyboards, only the keys may be backlit, without any lighting around the keys. Many gaming keyboards these days are designed to have an aesthetic as well as functional appeal, with multiple colors, and color-coded keys to make it easier for gamers to find command keys while playing in a dark room. Many keyboards not otherwise illuminated may have small LED lights in a few important function keys, or elsewhere on the housing if their function is activated. Here we compare two budget multimedia keyboards namely the Zebronics Transformer and the Redgear Blaze 3 with their pros and cons.

Zebronics Transformer Keyboard Review

 

 

  • Zebronics Transformer keyboard has a metallic top and a thick plastic base which makes them very strong.
  • The keycaps are raised from the surface and it has tactile membrane keys which make for a smooth typing experience. A factor to keep in mind that this is not a metallic keyboard.
  • Zebronics Transformer has sufficiently long connector cables.
  • It has decent rubber padding on the bottom that stops it from sliding on the desk and adds to the comfortability.
  • The keyboard provides a windows lock button and RGB light brightness control buttons.
  • It comes with a unique feature sure to please the gamers in that the W, A, S, D and the arrow keys are interchangeable.
  • The Zebronics Transformer errors come as usual. The input getting stuck once in a while at least 4 times in 24 hours on average.
  • The problem with typing arises when the keys are not equally tactile. That happens with this keyboard. Pressing the spacebar is hard and after a while, it would start getting annoying because the space bar doesn’t always register.
  • It only has three color combination as far as the backlight is concerned and has no effects but can’t really expect much in that department at this budget.
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  • Software synchronization is also not possible.
  • Although marketed as a backlit keyboard, only the key gaps are visible with the backlight. The key labels are not backlit

This is recommended only if it comes to you around 1000 rs. For the price ranges above 1500, you will find better alternatives.

Redgear Blaze 3 Keyboard Review

  • Considering its low price the build quality is pretty good and it comes with some decent premium features. As is the case with many other keyboards of this price range, the raised keys will give you a mechanical keyboard vibe while typing although it is a normal membrane keyboard.

  • Coming to the backlit feature, the LEDs are very good indeed giving the Redgear Blaze 3 keyboard a premium feel.
  • The inscriptions on the keys are transparent so that they can be easily visible in the backlit LED’s . So you need to turn on the LED’s all time in order to use this keyboard. Otherwise, you’ll face difficulties seeing the letters.

  • TheLED’s of the Num Lock indicator, the Caps lock indicator and the windows lock indicator are too bright.
  • You cannot change the LED color for these 3 LED indicators and point directly at your face. This can be very troublesome at night time.
  • Compared to the Zebronics, go for this model if you are more into Gaming or are going to use it for a long time in a day.

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