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RAKK ILIS Mechanical Keyboard Review

RAKK ILIS Mechanical Keyboard Review

General impressions of the OLD RAKK Emblem(the man with a headset) have been fairly unfavourable. The customers felt that it wasn’t gamer-y sufficient for his or her style. A few of which, deferred their buy due to the unappealing emblem regardless that their lineup is likely one of the greatest for the finances. RAKK responded with a brand new emblem alongside a launch of a wave of merchandise starting from mechanical keyboards, followers and gaming chairs.

The Triple “H” emblem that’s shaped triangularly has a historical past to it. The “H” is definitely Baybayin for letter “K.” Therefore, the three H for KKK. As a fast Filipino historical past implies, it’s the image for Katipunan. RAKK provides its personal definition for KKK as “Kalidad. Kisig. Kasarinlan” which means High quality, Magnificence and Independence.

Rakk’s presence out there has been constantly rising as they carry on enhancing their product line. What makes them in style and trusted by others is that they really take heed to the suggestions of shoppers, mkb fanatics, and reviewers. Their worth oriented choices lets the plenty expertise premium options on a finances that may sometimes value them extra on different recognized manufacturers.

Fast Change Information

Right here’s a fast information on mechanical switches. The highest three common switches which are included within the desk are Gateron, Cherry and Outemu. Every change has their very own model of Clicky, Tactile and Linear switches that are repsented by a colour. On this information you possibly can see that every colour is an equal of the opposite and that they differ from the “actuation force.” Actuation pressure refers back to the quantity of drive that you must exert when urgent down a key for it to register.

A tactile suggestions is what you are feeling whenever you press the important thing downwards. The tactile suggestions is an indicator that you simply’ve efficiently registered a keystroke. Clicky refers back to the audible suggestions or the sound that you simply hear whenever you press a key. Linear signifies that you gained’t really feel any “click” or “bump” when registering a keystroke.

Blues are usually meant for typing and is a superb change for first time customers of a mechanical keyboard. Browns have the identical tactile suggestions with blue however it usually requires a decrease actuation pressure to register a keystroke and it doesn’t have any audible suggestions. Pink switches doesn’t have each the Tactile and Clicky suggestions, as an alternative it has a linear really feel just like membrane keys however with a extra clean and constant really feel, contemplating that membranes put on down extra time.

Unboxing and First Impressions

RAKK ILIS Mechanical Keyboard Review

Rakk Ilis’ packaging has an easier look in comparison with the modern packaging of the Kimat XT.2. Ilis is dubbed because the “Premium” mechanical keyboard from Rakk’s lineup. A glamour shot of the keyboard is proven together with its highlighted options on the proper aspect.

The packaging solely accommodates the keyboard, now for a “premium” mechanical keyboard from Rakk, you anticipate some freebies and equipment to return together with it. However don’t be disillusioned simply but because the equipment are saved behind the keyboard. The Rakk Ilis additionally has a spill drain situated on the backside a part of the keyboard.

RAKK ILIS Mechanical Keyboard Review

At first look, you’ll discover the the arrow key column is lacking. The Rakk Ilis is sporting a TK(96key) compact format, it’s the other of TKL the place the numpad part is omitted. This format was made widespread by Cooler Grasp’s Quickfire TK. Cooler Grasp has launched one other TK format underneath the Grasp Keys lineup.

The Rakk Ilis comes with both Outemu Blue switches or Gateron Yellow switches, ours got here with blue ones. Outemu Blue variants have a hot-swap function that the Gateron Yellow variant doesn’t have. The keycaps sport a generic mechanical keyboard font which will flip you off. Nevertheless, these keycaps are UV Coated Double-shot ABS keycaps which are extra inflexible and sturdy in comparison with different mechanical keyboards even from top-tier manufacturers similar to Razer, HyperX and Logitech.

The keycaps makes use of an OEM profile which have totally different heights per row for ergonomics. The flip stands are capable of elevate the keyboard excessive sufficient to offer a extra ergonomic typing expertise.

One of many Rakk Ilis’ spotlight is the detachable prime cowl which modifications your complete look of the keyboard. Eradicating the highest cowl exposes the switches because it has a floating keycap design. The bare look has an analogous vibe to the Tecware Phantom TKL.

The plastic cowl has six magnets that snap on the keyboard body when hooked up. It additionally makes it safe, stopping unintentional drops when carrying the keyboard utilizing the body. Eradicating the magnetic cowl can also be a comfort relating to upkeep as its simpler to wash. You may also avail one other cowl for Php 250.

At a look you’ll be able to’t discover any Rakk branding on the keyboard apart from the Rakk keycap on the higher proper aspect. A delicate Rakk branding is current on the prime a part of the magnetic body. One other Rakk textual content could be discovered together with the keyboard.

The keyboard could be toggled between TKL mode(arrow keys) or Numpad mode. Urgent the Rakk key modifications modes between the 2 and is indicated by the lighting. The keyboard is in TKL mode if 1, three, four, 5, 6, +, – and Enter’s lighting are turned off.

The LED indicator for the Numlock, Capslock and Scroll lock keys are situated on the prime left between the ESC and F1 keys. The positioning because of the TK format makes the indicator ineffective as it’s onerous to note at first look due to the brighter lighting of close by keys and is worsen by its floating design.

Software program

The Rakk Ilis makes use of the FineTuner software program to customise lighting and create macros profiles. The default touchdown web page exhibits an image of the Ilis and clicking a sure key enables you to change its setting. Do observe that the present lighting impact won’t mirror on product picture.

The Ilis has 16 lighting presets the place you can too management the path, velocity and brightness. Whereas it has many presets in comparison with mechanical keyboards of the identical worth level resembling Redragon, Tecware and Ajazz, it nonetheless lacks per key RGB customizability that Razer, Logitech, HyperX and Corsair has.

The Gaming mode tab lets you choose keystrokes that will probably be disabled if gaming mode is toggled on.

The macro tab allows you to create your personal macros to your hearts want. The power to switch the enter delays of every keystroke is a function that’s often discovered on premium manufacturers.


Efficiency. The Rakk Ilis presents one thing new to the desk. Rakk was capable of present a compact keyboard with out compromising the performance of a full sized 104-key keyboard. The compactness is an area saver particularly if desk area is a priority. For FPS players, this measurement is a value-add since there’s more room for mouse motion, particularly when doing flick photographs.

Construct High quality.  Whereas the Outemu switches are frowned upon by some lovers, the CIY capacity and the choice to have a Gateron Yellow variant are the keyboard’s saving grace. The aluminum prime plate, double shot abs keycaps and the spill drain for the keyboard are worth added options that present general sturdiness of the product making it on par with different premium manufacturers.

Performance. The power to shortly change from TKL to numpad mode is handy and provides you effectivity in productiveness. Although you do need to get used to with the important thing spacing particularly in the event you’re utilizing it in TKL mode. Extra over, toggling the Numlock key whereas in TKL mode permits you to override its setting and turns again to Numpad mode.

Bundle. The “bundle” that’s included with the Ilis aren’t the equipment, however the options it offers with out that model premium. The “make it your own” facet of the keyboard provides the proprietor limitless prospects to customise it because of the removable body and CIY perform(for the Outemu blue variant).

Worth.  The Rakk Ilis is priced at an SRP of Php 1,995 for the Outemu Blue variant and Php 2,395 for the Gateron Yellow switches, making it the third costliest keyboard in Rakk’s lineup subsequent to the Kali and Kimat XT 2 respectively. The pricing immediately competes with the Tecware Phantom, Rantopad MXX, different Redragon keyboards(too many to say) and even their very own Kimat XT.LE. The benefit that this keyboard brings is its worth when it comes to sturdiness and aesthetics. Furthermore, its worth could be additional maximized if the consumer decides to take benefit on its customizability with an added choice to buy one other cowl for Php 250

RAKK ILIS Mechanical Keyboard Review

Rakk Ilis’ compact type issue and its comfort to modify from totally different modes(TKL or Numpad mode) are its promoting factors, nevertheless, it takes some time to get used to with the format. Typically occasions I discover myself urgent the mistaken arrow key as a result of I’m used to the hole between the left management key and left arrow key with TKL and normal format keyboards. Fortunately, utilizing the keyboard with our with out the body doesn’t impression the typing expertise because the body doesn’t add to the general peak of the keyboard.

Rakk markets the Ilis as a “premium” mechanical keyboard with the “ability” to customise it to your personal liking because of its removable body and CIY function(for the Outemu blues). With all of its options particularly the double shot keycaps, a uncommon format and an improved software program, the Ilis is certainly a premium mechanical keyboard for its worth. The expertise that the Rakk Ilis offers could be very shut on what you’ll expertise with premium manufacturers with out breaking the financial institution. When you’re in search of a compact mechanical keyboard to compensate in your small desk area or for additional mouse area for FPS players with out sacrificing the performance of a full sized keyboard, then the Rakk Ilis is an choice that it is best to contemplate.

All of that stated, Rakk enforces the Ilis with a 1-year guarantee and we award it with our Beneficial and Greatest Worth Award!

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