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AORUS Thunder K7 Keyboard Review

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jake in




Bold styling; Detachable numpad; Several ergo combinations; Dedicated lighting and volume; Backlighting; Macros


No USB or audio ports; Lack of cable routing grooves; Hard wrist rest; Expensive
Pricey, but a great example of unique and smart features coming together for consumers who want something special.
by Jake
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Specifications and Package

Below are the features and specifications of the AORUS Thunder K7:

Superior CHERRY MX Mechanical Key-Switch
Utilizes Cherry RED mechanical key-switches that provide the ultimate user experience during frenzied gaming sessions or prolonged multi-touch keyboarding. Cherry™ RED key provides superior tactile feedback and an optimized actuation force of 45g. Reduced key actuation distance of 2mm improves keyboard response time while remaining whisper silent during operation.

Absolute Anti-Ghosting Multi-Key press Capability
Utilizing the revolutionary Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design, Thunder K7 provides Anti-Ghosting across all zones of the keyboard. Dominate the competition with the amazing advantage and versatility of being able to input multiple keystrokes at once. Never be hindered again on the battlefield as you twist, weave, and decimate your enemies through the unparalleled freedom of Absolute Anti-Ghost technology.

AORUS Macro Engine
Except the standard number mode, the 20% keyboard supports another 5 gaming profiles. With 20keys, you can program up to 100 sets of macro on the go.

Dynamic Volume & Backlit Illumination Control
Intuitive wheel based volume and backlit key-cap illumination control for easy hassle-free adjustments during intense gaming sessions

Non-Slip Wear-Resistant UV Coated Keycaps
Thunder K7 keycaps are equipped with a Non-Slip Rubber-Teflon finish to prevent accidental slip-ups during intense gaming sessions. The keycaps are then applied with a wear-resistant UV Coating to provide that extra level of comfort and protection

2 Meters Cotton-Braided Cord with 18K Gold-Plated Connector
Connector cord braided with cotton for increased durability, 2 meter length for optimal desktop placement compatibility. Gold plated connectors for optimum signal transfer quality

  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Activation: Cherry Red Mechanical Switch
  • Switch life: 50 million times
  • Key Profile: Standard
  • Travel distance: 4mm to the bottom
  • Pre-travel: 2mm to actuation point
  • Peak force: 45g
  • Weight: 1500g ±10%
  • Dimension: 454(L)* 257(W)*45(H) mm
  • Cable length: 2.0m ±10%
  • Colour: Black

The AORUS Thunder K7 comes packaged in a very large black and blue box, following the corporate colour scheme of the company (Gigabyte, specifically), as well giving an indication of the styling and lighting effects of the K7 itself (more in that in a bit).

Inside the box is a very minimal accessory package: some basic documentation, though there’s no software disk; you’ll need to visit AORUS’s website for the download.

There is a cable for the numpad to use as a standalone, but that’s about it.

Let’s take a closer look at the keyboard itself.

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