Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 02, 2020 at 08:05 am
Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro Picture
8.1
Mixed usage
8.9
Gaming
9.1
Mobile/Tablet
7.2
Office
8.4
Programming
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Compact (60%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro is a great wireless, mechanical keyboard. This compact board is an amazing choice for gamers, as it features customizable RGB backlighting, macro-programmable keys, and the Gateron Brown switches on our unit offer a very light experience. However, if you don't like the feel of the Brown switches, you can also get this keyboard with Red or Black switches, which are quiet and linear, or Blue switches, which are loud and clicky. Unfortunately, the companion software isn't very user-friendly, as setting macros and customizing the backlighting can be annoying to figure out.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed usage

The Dierya DK61 is a great keyboard for mixed use. It's an excellent gaming keyboard, as the Gateron Brown switches on our unit offer a light and tactile experience. It's also available with Red, Black, or Blue switches. It's an outstanding choice for use with your mobile devices. You can connect to it via Bluetooth and it can be paired with up to three devices at once. Also, the compact design is light and easy to carry around. It also has full RGB lighting and macro-programmable keys which, along with the great typing experience, makes this a great choice for programmers.

Pros
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • RGB backlighting.
  • Macro-programmable keys.
  • Gateron Brown switches offer great typing quality.
Cons
  • Unintuitive companion software.
  • Bluetooth prone to lag.
  • No incline settings or wrist rest.
8.9 Gaming

The Dierya DK61 is an excellent gaming keyboard. The Gateron Brown switches on our unit offer a light and tactile gaming experience. Also, the PBT plastic keycaps feel good to touch and feel stable overall. There's RGB backlighting and programmable macros, but they can only be customized in the companion software, which can be difficult to use. Also, the keyboard lacks any incline settings or a wrist rest and can cause fatigue.

Pros
  • RGB backlighting.
  • Macro-programmable keys.
  • Gateron Brown switches offer great typing quality.
Cons
  • Unintuitive companion software.
  • No incline settings or wrist rest.
9.1 Mobile/Tablet

The Dierya DK61 is an outstanding keyboard to use wirelessly. It can connect over Bluetooth and be paired with up to three devices at once. Also, the light and compact design makes it very easy to carry around in your bag. Unfortunately, we did notice some inconsistencies with the Bluetooth connection, resulting in cases of extreme lag.

Pros
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • Gateron Brown switches offer great typing quality.
  • Light and compact.
Cons
  • Bluetooth prone to lag.
7.2 Office

The Dierya DK61 is a decent keyboard for office use. The ergonomics are mediocre, as it lacks both a wrist rest and any incline settings, which may result in wrist pain or fatigue. On the upside, the Gateron Brown switches provide a great typing experience.

Pros
  • Gateron Brown switches offer great typing quality.
  • Brown switches are quiet.
Cons
  • No incline settings or wrist rest.
8.4 Programming

The Dierya DK61 is a great keyboard for programmers. There are programmable macros and customizable RGB backlighting, but they can only be modified in the companion software, which isn't very user-friendly. Typing with the Gateron Brown switches feels great due to the light, tactile feedback. Unfortunately, the keyboard has no wrist rest or incline settings, which can lead to fatigue or pain.

Pros
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • RGB backlighting.
  • Macro-programmable keys.
  • Gateron Brown switches offer great typing quality.
Cons
  • Unintuitive companion software.
  • Bluetooth prone to lag.
  • No incline settings or wrist rest.
  • 8.1 Mixed usage
  • 8.9 Gaming
  • 9.1 Mobile/Tablet
  • 7.2 Office
  • 8.4 Programming
  1. Update 10/19/2020: Corrected a spelling mistake in a test result.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
1.5" (3.8 cm)
Width 11.5" (29.2 cm)
Depth 3.8" (9.7 cm)
Weight 1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)

This is a compact (60%) keyboard that takes up very little space on your desk.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. Its frame is made of solid plastic that shows no signs of flex. Keycaps are made of PBT plastic and feel good to touch, but there's a bit of wobble on some of the larger keys. The small support feet are made of rubber, which should prevent the board from sliding around as you use it.

6.0
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
0
Wrist Rest No

The Dierya DK61's ergonomics are mediocre. There's no detachable wrist rest or incline settings, meaning you can't adjust the keyboard's high profile, which may cause strain and fatigue with use.

10
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color RGB
Brightness Settings
Yes
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes

The Dierya DK61 has outstanding RGB backlighting. Each key is individually lit and there are presets available within the board itself, including one that responds to ambient sound as a result of the built-in mic. Unfortunately, customizing the layout of the lights within the software isn't user-friendly.

Design
Cable
Detachable
Yes (Wired Mode and Charge)
Length 4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Connector (Keyboard side) USB type-C

This wireless keyboard charges via a braided USB-C cable, and you can use it as it charges.

10
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Proprietary Receiver
No
Multi-Device Pairing
3
Battery Type
Rechargeable

This keyboard has superb wireless versatility. It can only connect via Bluetooth as opposed to a proprietary receiver and it can be paired with up to three devices at once. On the other hand, we noticed that the Bluetooth connection can result in high levels of lag and seems to happen most when switching from wired to wireless.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Hot Keys
Macro Programmable Keys
All
Extra Controls
No
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad No
Windows Key Lock
Yes

The Dierya DK61 has a nice amount of extra features. All keys are macro-programmable, but only through the companion software, which is unintuitive and not user-friendly. It also features media hotkeys and a Windows Lock key.

Design
In The Box

  • Dierya DK61
  • User manual
  • Keycap puller
  • 2x extra switches (Brown and Red)
  • Switch puller
  • Cable

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Gateron Optical Brown
Feel
Tactile
Actuation Force
37.9 gf
Pre-Travel
1.89 mm
Total Travel
3.07 mm

Update 10/19/2020: We corrected a mistake in the spelling for the Gateron Optical Brown switches.

Our unit uses Gateron Brown switches, which offer nice tactile feedback and feel very light, as they don't need a lot of force to actuate and have a low pre-travel distance. That said, if you don't like the feeling of Brown switches, you can also get this keyboard with Gateron Blue (clicky), Black (linear), or Red (linear) switches.

8.0
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

This keyboard's typing quality is great. The PBT keycaps feel nice to the touch and the alpha-numeric keys are very stable, with only some of the other keys, such as "\" having a noticeable wobble. Despite its compact size, typing feels easy and natural, requiring little time to adjust. On the other hand, there are no incline settings or wrist rest and the high profile of the keyboard may fatigue to your wrists over time. Also, the Bluetooth connection can be unreliable at times, with some instances of lag being so bad it renders the keyboard unusable. This seems to happen most when switching from wired-use to wireless.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Quiet

Our unit uses Gateron Brown switches, which have quiet tactile feedback and shouldn't disturb those around you. This keyboard is also available in Linear Red and Black switches, which are still quiet, and Blue switches, which are clicky and loud and aren't ideal for an office environment.

Software and Operating System
8.0
Software and Operating System
Software
Software Kemove Driver
Account Required
No
Profiles
4
Onboard Memory
Yes
Cloud Sync
No
Backlight Programming
Yes
Macro Programming
Yes
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
No

The Dierya DK61's companion software, KEMOVE Driver, offers great features. You can set macros and program the backlighting from the software, although neither of these experiences is very user-friendly. Unfortunately, the software isn't compatible with macOS or Linux.

8.5
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Partial
iPadOS Partial

The keyboard has excellent compatibility. It's partially compatible with macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, as the 'Pause Break' and 'Scroll Lock' buttons don't work. Also, the companion software, KEMOVE Driver, is only compatible with Windows.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Dierya DK61 can be purchased wired or wirelessly in a wide variety of switches. You can see our unit's label here.

Model Connection Switch
DK61E Wired-only Gateron Blue, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, Silver
DK61 Pro Wired/Wireless Gateron Blue, Brown, Black, Red

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Dierya DK61 is a wireless, mechanical compact (60%) keyboard with a great build and PBT plastic keycaps. It can pair with up to three devices, unlike the similar Obinslab Anne Pro 2, which can be paired with up to four devices. Every key is macro-programmable and the RGB backlighting can be customized with the companion software, unlike similar keyboards that require you to do the customization on the boards themselves, such as the Keychron K6. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best RGB keyboards, the best gaming keyboards, and the best mechanical keyboards.

Obinslab Anne Pro 2

The Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is a slightly better keyboard than the Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro. The Obinslab has a better build quality and can be paired with up to four devices. That said, the Dierya has media hotkeys and a Windows Key Lock.

Ducky One 2 Mini

The Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro is a better keyboard than the Ducky One 2 Mini. The Dierya can be used wirelessly over Bluetooth and has companion software available to customize the RGB lighting and program macros. That said, the Ducky has two incline settings and a slightly better build.

Razer Huntsman Mini

The Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 is a better keyboard than the Razer Huntsman Mini. The Dierya can be used wirelessly over Bluetooth and paired with up to three devices, including smartphones or tablets. That said, the Razer has two incline settings and its software offers more features.

Ducky Mecha Mini

The Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro is a better keyboard than the Ducky Mecha Mini. The Dierya can be used wirelessly over Bluetooth and has companion software available to customize the RGB backlighting and set macros. That said, the Ducky's build is much better as it's made of aluminum and has one incline setting.

Razer Huntsman

The Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 is a better keyboard than the Razer Huntsman. The Dierya's compact size takes up less space on a desk and it has wireless capabilities. On the other hand, the Razer has a Numpad, two incline settings, and superior companion software.

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