“As an old brand, Rapoo has been constantly bringing new products in recent years. From every generation of products, we can see that Rapoo is changing a little bit, and it is also growing up slowly. This year, the V860 series will be launched in three models, including 104, 87 and 61. The 61 keyboard is the first 60% small keyboard launched by Rapoo. In addition to 60% collocation, this mechanical keyboard of Rapoo is equipped with cherry original MX shaft body, thickened PBT material key cap, and adopts narrow edge simple design style in appearance. Although it is relatively simple, it is simple and practical.”
▼ packing boxes are colored hard paper boxes, it has black and blue color. On the front, there is a keyboard overlooking the icon, the upper left corner marked with the LOGO of Rapoo, the lower part introduces the carrying is cherry MX axis, I got the blue axis this time.
▼ Packaging is on display inside, it’s standard to have a keyboard unplug, the keyboard is protected by plastic bag.
▼ accessories are more simple, it’s a standard to have a key puller and a paper instruction. After having the key puller, it’s more convenient to change the key cap later.
▼ Pro V860-61 is 60% rows with column that is used by the keyboard keys are arranged on the classic 61 key Settings, relative to 104 rows with column also retain only the keyboard of main functional areas, in addition to the above function F (by Fn + number keys you can realize the function of F), and on the right side of the scratchable latex, the direction key, digital keys area is also not retained. It doesn’t affect the alphanumeric keyboard’s basic input function, but it’s also minimized in size, making it user-friendly for small desktops and portable devices.
▼ Power cables are designed for fixing and don’t support separation of keys and wires, it’s a pity that the length of cable is 78.7 inches, it’s enough for normal use.
▼ Keep the right button area for common functions, it does’t keep the direction button for some small groups of users.
▼ Left key area has no F key area, it’s no different from normal keyboard, but there’s no function characters on the side of the key cap.
▼ character craft of key cap is radium engraving, it’s safe to have a long time for characters, it can’t shed, it’s more obvious to have a dichromatic character on your hand.
▼ From the side of the keyboard, it keeps the standard R height. First-time users can get used to it instantly.
▼ the bottom cover is ABS plastic, the surface is matte, it’s good for quality, we can choose power cable, it’s possible to choose according to the actual use, the middle part is brand sticker, it has some authentication marks.
▼ There are 4 pieces of rubber foot stick at the bottom of keyboard with raised texture on the surface, it’s good to have anti-slip, it’s a pity that we can’t support paragraph bracket regulation, the height is fixed.
▼ In terms of shaft body aspect, it is cherry MX blue shaft. Blue shaft is also the most representative shaft of mechanical shaft, triggering pressure of 50cN, key path of 0.08inch, with light pressure and quick rebound. It has a straight up and down paragraph feel, which is more obvious is when the keyboard hit the shaft issued by the “click” sound. At the same time, you can see the steel work built in, so that the design can better feedback the shaft feel.
▼ It adopts satellite axis design for big keys, it’s the mainstream of keyboard, the advantage of satellite axis is that the press pressure is uniform, it can’t be loose after using for a long time, and the touch of keys is more stable. In general, the satellite axis of the keyboard with large keys feel a little bigger, and Rapoo did a good job of tuning.
▼ Surprisingly, empty shell keys are used with the blue axis, the space keys of the general blue axis keyboard are with the green axis, it’s rare to use the blue axis, the keys feel a little soft, quick and sensitive rebound.
▼ Key cap is made of PBT, through thickening process, it can be seen from the inside of the key cap that the work is solid, the edge is smooth and the closure of the outlet part is obvious.
▼ 60% of keyboard with V860-61 is more practical for small desktops and I like to have a small keyboard. On the pro’s blue shaft handle, it is relatively light, the green axis buttons can be described the moment is to press the keys like step on one foot deep in the snow, and then like a broken after surface with a layer of crispy thin ice sank to brush an automatic exactly the kind of feeling, a specialized rebound quickly, the shaft body straight on straight down the feel is very clear. Blue axis is also very suitable for code words, but the key crisp key sound is more obvious.
▼ It has a blue light on Caps button, it’s the only light display on the keyboard, it’s convenient for users to identify upper and lower case.
▼ It won’t take up too much space on the desktop because of the small size of 61 keys, putting it on the desktop gives the desktop more space, the black of the keyboard is also a good match for other peripherals on the desktop.
The final summary
Rapoo V860-61 mechanical keyboard, as the 60% of its first launch, has done a good job in the details of workmanship and the basic skills of key adjustment. It adopts the classic design without too many decorative details and is simple and neat. The shaft used is the original cherry shaft, after fine tuning, the keys feel stable; Shaft key feedback touch high degree of reduction; PBT material with the key cap, durability is also a good guarantee.
Of course, the keyboard itself also has a flaw on one aspect, such as not the key line separation design, the space key still used blue axis, resulting in soft hand, which cannot switch on the function to achieve the direction of the key.
From all of the above, Rapoo 61-key keyboard is equipped with cherry MX shaft body and PBT key cap, but the price is about 23 dollars, compared with the price of 20 dollars of other shaft body mechanical keyboard, this undoubtedly has a very high cost performance. In the later stage, Rapoo can consider to launch wireless multi-template small-size keyboard matching, which can provide more personalized options in appearance and key cap color matching, and also enable better sales of products and more choices for consumers.
I am looking forward to Rapoo in the future to launch more excellent products.