The LEOBOG K81 is a 75% Wired & Wireless Hot-swappable Mechanical Keyboard designed for efficiency and style. With its compact 81-key layout, dynamic RGB lighting, and versatile connectivity options (Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4GHz, Type-C), this keyboard offers a seamless experience for tech enthusiasts.
Engineered for a quiet and stable typing experience, the K81 features dual layers of noise-dampening cotton, a Poron foam switch pad, and a silicone pad. Its gasket-mounted structure within the F68 chassis ensures stability, eliminating wobbling during intense typing sessions.
Equipped with LEOBOG Ice Crystal Switches, the K81 boasts a 35gf actuation force, 1.8mm actuation distance, and 3.7mm total travel. These switches guarantee an impressive 60 million keystrokes and operate at a swift 1,000Hz polling rate.
Connectivity is a breeze with options like a non-detachable USB-C cable, Wireless 2.4GHz, and Bluetooth 5.0. The sturdy hard plastic base and transparent shell contribute to the keyboard’s durability, while the key RGB illumination and multifunctional knob enhance both its design and functionality. The LEOBOG K81 is a compelling choice for those seeking a premium and versatile mechanical keyboard.
- Highly customizable
- Multiple switch options
- Dedicated media controls
- Aluminium construction
- PBT Double-shot keycaps
|Polycarbonate Plastic Gasket Mounted
|USB Polling Rate
|1000Hz (1ms) / 125Hz (8ms) for Bluetooth 5.1
|Full Key (NKRO) with 100% Anti-Ghosting
|Ice Crystal Linear Switch
|PC/PBT Pudding Shine-through Keycaps
|Dynamic RGB Lighting
|Bluetooth 5.0 / 2.4Ghz / Type-C Wired
|Number Onboard profiles
|Up to 5
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The keyboard comes in a branded packaging depending on the version you’ve chosen with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the keyboard and accessories are protected by cardboard and plastic.
The packaging includes the below:
- 1x K81 Keyboard
- 1x 2.4G Dongle
- 1x Type-C Cable
- 1x 2-in-1 Keycap/Switch Puller
- 1x Blister Dust Cover
- 1x User Manual
Design & Performance
Compact yet robust, the LEOBOG K81 measures 33.5×14.2×4.5cm (LxWxH) and weighs approximately 1.1kg. The gasket-mounted keyboard combines portability with durability, featuring a transparent shell, sturdy plastic base, and subtle curves. The 75% layout incorporates convenient media buttons, ensuring ease of use. N-key rollover and NKRO contribute to uninterrupted typing.
The customizable frame, available in various colors, adds a personal touch to the K81’s design. Our Mint Salt-colored review sample comes equipped with LEOBOG Ice Crystal switches and pudding-style keycaps, enhancing visual appeal with vibrant RGB lighting.
Hot-swappable switches, customizable in various ways, make the K81 stand out. The LEOBOG Ice Crystal Switches, with a 35gf actuation force, 1.8mm actuation distance, and 3.7mm total travel, respond quickly even to light presses, promising an impressive 60 million keystrokes. PBT double-shot keycaps and dynamic RGB illumination further elevate the overall aesthetics.
Connectivity options abound with wired, 2.4GHz wireless, and Bluetooth 5.0, allowing seamless connection to up to three devices. The USB-C port, slightly off-center, aligns to the left, accompanied by a switch for connectivity modes. A recessed area conveniently stores the 2.4GHz USB dongle when not in use, enhancing the K81’s practicality.
Performance-wise, the keyboard delivers dampened and quieter keystrokes, thanks to dual layers of sound-dampening foam and its gasket-mounted design. Sturdy, well-spaced keys emit a muffled click sound, ideal for gaming. The slightly curved keys facilitate precise key presses, complemented by a multifunctional knob for added functionality.
In daily use, the K81 proves more than satisfactory, achieving an 80 words-per-minute (WPM) score in our typing test. The plate-mounted stock stabilizers impress with minimal rattling or tick sounds, making them among the best we’ve experienced. The hot-swappable PCB supports both 3-pin and 5-pin switches, allowing for future switch customization.
Powering the K81 is a 3,000mAh battery with no official rating on longevity. During our two weeks of usage, we haven’t encountered any low battery warnings, indicating reliable battery life for daily tasks.
LEOBOG K81 Review Verdict
The LEOBOG K81 stands out for its impressive customizability and unique transparent design. Featuring an extensive array of compatible switches, customizable RGB lighting, and quick performance, it’s a top pick for enthusiast gamers seeking a 75% layout gaming keyboard.
It’s portable design, complemented by media control buttons, adds to its allure. The only drawbacks lie in the absence of dedicated software or a USB passthrough, which may be considerations for some users.