Dashain and Tihar are near and if you are looking for an upgrade for your gaming station, look no further. Today we are going to review Fantech K613L Fighter II. This keyboard will light up your mood and your next battle-station desk. Without being sidetracked, let’s jump right into the keyboard.
The keyboard has a gamer aesthetic with minimal design. Fantech has gone a long way with the design of the keyboard. The metallic aluminum back-plate gives it a sturdy finish and a satisfying sound of the keycaps bashing. It has a 1.5m long braided cable. The keyboard overall has a plastic finish, the back has two adjustable height stand. Rubber-feet are included in the back so that it doesn’t slide on the desk while typing and gaming.
Keycaps are made from ABS plastic with double-shot injected plastic. The legend on the keys will fade away and have a glossy shine over a longer period. The keyboard uses floating keycap architecture where the key is placed 6mm above the key switch. The keys need 45g of actuation force. It uses membrane switch with faster rebound time; average Nepali people will learn to get used to it over some time.
The keyboard has an RGB lighting mode with three switchable color patterns and breathing mode. It has 4 steps of brightness including on and off. It has 25 keys anti-ghosting feature. Overall the keyboard looks better and surely looks like Fantech made this keyboard for the gamers.
Inside The Box:
Comparing with its predecessor, the Fantech K612 and K611 with all the key look similar to some minor changes, nothing much. The Fantech K611 and K613 have identical body, but all the keyboards use the same key-switch and key-cap. The build quality is noticeably better for each generation where K613L tops the pack.
Overall the keyboard seems nice for gaming rather than typing. The fast rebound membrane key-switch is better for gaming and has a better response for your fast-paced games. It would be better to include cable management tracks to manage long cables. RGB lights with a single breathing mode look a bit bleak, and needs more animation. The key-switch needs to be upgraded to rubber-dome rather than simple membrane. Companies like CoolerMaster and Logitech use the semi-mechanical scheme and include Cherry MX compatible stem to the rubber dome, which allows the user to customize their keycaps.
In Fantech defense, even with those flaws, they have created good gaming keyboard that will satisfy people looking for a keyboard with fancy backlight and a gamer aesthetic. The keyboard costs 3,200 Nepalese Rupees, but you can find a better option as the product can be found anywhere in the country. Above all, this keyboard is a good option if you are looking to buy a membrane gaming keyboard.