Redragon K552 Gaming Keyboard

Last updated: June 27, 2019

If durability is your top concern, you can't go wrong with the Redragon K552 Gaming Keyboard. Not only is it built with metal switches, but you'll also get resistance against splashes. The 12 multimedia keys make it easy to access everything you need quickly.

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Product Details

In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the Redragon K552 Gaming Keyboard placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Performance-driven gaming keyboard Delivering Pro Features in a Compact 87-keys space-saving design at a serious affordable value! The Redragon K552 KUMARA RED LED Backlit Version isn’t your average mechanical gaming keyboard. Not only is it over-engineered and built to take a beating, it also has great ergonomics and a space saving design delivering a pure, fluid gaming experience. No matter how long you type or how intense your gaming marathons are, you are always comfortable. The RED Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a Solid Aircraft-grade Aluminiumand ABS construction, plate mounted keys, double-shot injection moulded keycaps, high-end switches with mechanical ultra-last springs, crisp and bright adjustable RED LED backlighting. High-Speed USB cable with gold-plated corrosion free USB connector for a reliable connection which will stand up to fast hardcore gaming. One Tough Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Perfect for whatever battle you might face. The Redragon K552 Mechanical Keyboard has Plate mounted keys! This high-quality build technique integrates a metal plate between the switches and the PCB. This process makes for a rigid and sturdy keyboard platform that is built to last. The Custom mechanical switches Outemu (Cherry Blue equivalent) are designed for longevity with greater durability and responsiveness. The Mechanical Keys offer medium resistance, audible click sound, and crisp, precise tactile feedback for ultimate Gaming performance. The Redragon K552 keyboard comes with RED LED backlighting for all 87 keys and 10 user adjustable brightness levels. The Double-shot injection moulded keycaps offer crystal clear uniform backlighting and lettering that doesn’t scratch off.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Cheap and reliable aren’t always used in the same sentence but the Redragon K552 is just that. It is affordable, built like a tank and designed exclusively for gamers.
Cheap and reliable aren't always used in the same sentence but the Redragon K552 is just that. It is affordable, built like a tank and designed exclusively for gamers, The key feel is superior and for those who type and code along with gaming
This one is particularly durable and is even splash-proof! Imagine that. If you’re on the clumsier side, this will save you a lot of trouble later on down the road. It features 87 non-conflict keys as well as 12 multimedia keys.
It is durable and water-resistant design.
- Heavy
This keyboard is built to withstand the greatest amount of rough-housing that a hardcore gamer could provide, with ABS and metal making up its exterior. Also, has a splash-proof design.
Looks wise it’s similar to most other compact options and has beautiful red LED lighting shining through. The complete anti-ghosting was something that we liked a lot. The Abs keycaps & the finish overall felt pretty good to use. The gold plated USB is a plus point as well.
We love that it is cheap, compact and has great features that measure up to the greatness of most mechanical gaming keyboards out there. With a 50 million clicking lifespan for each button, it’s pretty durable.
It boasts mechanical keys which are defining for the pro gamer who wants real performance on their gaming keyboard.
Tenkeyless design which keeps the mouse from bumping into the keyboard.
Redragon is a pretty straightforward keyboard, the case is a little unique as well, the keys and switches are sunken in a high profile case, I’m not the biggest fan of this design.
Sturdy, solid design feels like it’ll last for a long time
It feels solid – heavy base and a good build.
Good entry-level budget friendly gaming keyboard.

What reviewers didn't like

It is heavy as a brick. In fact, of all the keyboards we have reviewed thus far, this is the heaviest of the lot but that’s a good thing because it speaks of the durability.
The K552 because of its portable nature only packs in 87 keys. Basically, it misses out on the entire NUMPAD section. This may be an issue for some who use the NUMPAD for combos and other in-game controls, It is heavy as a brick.
The Blue switches can be quite loud.
- Heavy
The downside is more to do with durability as many users have mentioned that after prolonged use for a year or 2 some keys tend to stop registering or register as double or triple clicks instead of just the 1. Another small blip we would say is the lack of a wrist rest which is important considering that the design is quite compact.
We do love the features of this keyboard except for the backlighting. The fact that you cannot customize the backlighting and add other preset keys to your software gaming keyboard is what’s lacking.
The switches sound could be a little annoying if you don’t really like that classic mechanical switch sound.
The cable is non-detachable so a little more annoying to travel with the Redragon K522.
Compact design omits numpad and limits accessibility.
Features and customisation are limited.
Software for macros can take a minute to understand but it’s easy to use after you understood it.
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