The AUKEY KM-G9 is an entry-level TKL mechanical keyboard that's surprisingly well-built for its price point. It features mechanical Outemu Blue clicky switches, which have good tactile and audible feedback, but the noise might be too much for some. It's very similar to the Redragon K552-RGB in design, but it lacks RGB backlighting. Unfortunately, the AUKEY lacks software for customization options and can't have programmed macros, but on the upside, it's a decent option if you're looking for a straightforward mechanical keyboard.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is sub-par for gaming as it lacks the ability to create macros and doesn't have compatible software. Also, it doesn't have any backlighting, which might impact people who play games in a dark room or later at night.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is a wired-only keyboard that isn't designed to work with mobile devices and tablets.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is passable for the office. It's sturdy and well-built, but its ergonomics aren't the best as it lacks a wrist rest. Also, with clicky switches, it might be a bit loud to use in an open area with coworkers surrounding you.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is sub-par for programming. Its ergonomics are just okay and it might not be the most comfortable keyboard to type on for hours. Also, you can't set macros or connect it to multiple devices.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is very affordable for a mechanical board, but it comes at the expense of some features you would find on higher-end products. It lacks backlighting, customization software, and the ability to set macros. This TKL keyboard is better suited for people on a budget looking to see if they like the feel of mechanical switches. See our recommendations for the best mechanical keyboards, the best wireless keyboards, and the best keyboards.
The Redragon K552 KUMARA RGB is almost identical to the AUKEY KM-G9, although it's slightly better as it features full RGB lighting, while the AUKEY doesn't have any backlight. Other than that, these two keyboards are pretty much the same.
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a better gaming keyboard than the AUKEY KM-G9. It features unique switches that let you adjust the pre-travel distance to your preference. It also has full RGB lighting and has a full-size design. On the other hand, the AUKEY has a TKL layout and is very well-built for its price point, but doesn't have as many features.
The AUKEY KM-G9 is pretty different than the SteelSeries Apex 3. While both keyboards are very affordable, you have to choose between the mechanical clicky switches of the AUKEY or the RGB lighting and the rubber dome switches of the SteelSeries. Also, the SteelSeries is a full-size keyboard with a NumPad, and it comes with a nice wrist rest.
The Ducky One 2 Mini V1 is a far better keyboard than the AUKEY KM-G9. It has full RGB lighting, all its keys are programmable, and it's better built. It also offers one of the best typing quality we've tested. On the other hand, the lack of dedicated arrow keys on the Ducky might be a deal-breaker for some, and the AUKEY has them.
The Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is a superior keyboard than the AUKEY KM-G9. It's available in a wider variety of switches, is better built, has full RGB lighting, and has customization options inside its software. The Obinslab can also be used wirelessly via Bluetooth and offers a better overall typing experience. On the other hand, people who have a need for dedicated navigation arrows might prefer the TKL layout of the AUKEY mechanical keyboard.
This keyboard has a surprisingly well-built design for its price. This board is very similar to the Redragon K552-RGB. It's made from a mix of solid metal and plastic components. The board doesn't have any flex and the keys feel stable, although they're made from doubleshot ABS plastic.
The ergonomics of this board are pretty standard. It's a straight board that has only one incline setting. Although it's very similar to the Redragon K552-RGB in design, the feet on the AUKEY have a sharper angle, which some may prefer.
Unfortunately, this keyboard doesn't have any backlighting, although the keycaps are made in a way that light could shine through. If you want a keyboard with full RGB backlighting, consider the Keychron K8. If you want white backlighting, check out the Logitech K845.
This keyboard is wired-only. The cable should be long enough to reach your desktop and it feels decently durable thanks to the rubberized coating.
Since this keyboard is wired-only, it can't be used wirelessly.
Like most keyboards, the AUKEY KM-G9 has hotkeys for media controls and you can lock the Windows key by pressing Fn + F11. This will prevent your game from being accidentally minimized by hitting the Windows key.
This keyboard has Outemu Blue switches that are fairly similar to Cherry MX Blue switches. It has a very snappy feeling right before the actuation point, and just like most blue-like switches, they're very clicky and loud.
The typing quality offered by this board is decent. Some people may prefer the sharper angle of the keyboard feet, which might be a bit less fatiguing. The keys are fairly stable and the clickiness of the switches offer good tactile and audible feedback.
Due to the clicky switches, typing on this keyboard is quite loud and won't be the best option for an open-office environment.
This keyboard doesn't have any customization software available. If you prefer a more compact board with customization software, check out the Redragon Dragonborn K630 RGB.