Durgod Taurus K320 Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 01, 2020 at 08:29 am
Durgod Taurus K320 Picture
7.0
Mixed usage
7.5
Gaming
1.8
Mobile/Tablet
7.4
Office
6.8
Programming
Connectivity Wired
Size
TenKeyLess (80%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a decent mechanical keyboard. This TenKeyLess (80%) keyboard has a great build that's made of solid plastic that doesn't show any noticeable flex. Typing feels great and there are two incline settings that should help reduce fatigue or pain. Also, the keycaps are made of PBT plastic and feel nice to touch. There are macro-programmable keys, and you can reprogram every button in the companion software. Our unit has Cherry MX Brown switches, but it's available in a wide variety of switches and colors. Our unit doesn't have any backlighting, but it's an option that's available depending on the variant you choose.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed usage

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a decent keyboard for mixed use. The ergonomics are only okay, as it doesn't have a wrist rest, but the two incline settings should still allow for a comfortable typing experience. Gamers should appreciate the brown switches, as they have a low pre-travel distance and don't require much force to actuate. Those who work in an office or have roommates will like that the brown switches are quiet enough to not disturb those around you. Also, all keys are macro-programmable and you can reprogram every button.

Pros
  • Programmable keys.
  • Wide variety of switch variants.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • No wireless capabilities.
  • Disappointing companion software.
  • No backlighting on our unit.
  • No wrist rest.
7.5 Gaming

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a decent gaming keyboard. The Cherry MX Brown switches in our unit have a low pre-travel distance and don't require a lot of force to actuate. There are macro-programmable keys, and you can also reprogram every button. While our unit doesn't have RGB backlighting, there are variations with backlighting available. It's available in a wide variety of colors and switches, which may improve your gaming experience. The ergonomics are only okay as it lacks a wrist rest, but typing shouldn't cause any fatigue or comfort.

Pros
  • Programmable keys.
  • Wide variety of switch variants.
  • Great build quality.
  • Low pre-travel with our unit.
Cons
  • Disappointing companion software.
  • No backlighting on our unit.
  • No wrist rest.
1.8 Mobile/Tablet

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a wired-only keyboard and can't be used with a mobile device.

7.4 Office

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a decent office keyboard. Its ergonomics are only okay as it lacks a wrist rest, but the two incline settings should allow for a comfortable typing experience. The Cherry MX Brown switches offer great typing quality and are quiet enough to not disturb those around you. The keys don't need much force to actuate and offer nice tactile feedback. The board is made of durable plastic that doesn't feel cheap or show any notable flex, while the keycaps are made of PBT plastic.

Pros
  • Wide variety of switch variants.
  • Comfortable typing experience.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Disappointing companion software.
  • No wrist rest.
6.8 Programming

The Durgod Taurus K320 is an okay keyboard for programming. It has great typing quality, and the Cherry MX Brown switches are quiet and shouldn't bother those around you. Despite the straight profile, ergonomics are only still okay, as the two incline settings should make typing comfortable and pain-free. While our unit doesn't have backlighting, you can get variations that include RGB or White LED backlight. Also, there are macro-programmable keys and you can reprogram every button.

Pros
  • Programmable keys.
  • Wide variety of switch variants.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • No wireless capabilities.
  • Disappointing companion software.
  • No backlighting on our unit.
  • No wrist rest.
  • 7.0 Mixed usage
  • 7.5 Gaming
  • 1.8 Mobile/Tablet
  • 7.4 Office
  • 6.8 Programming
  1. Update 11/9/2020: We erroneously indicated that there's no onboard memory. The mistake has been corrected.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
1.5" (3.8 cm)
Width 14.1" (35.7 cm)
Depth 5.2" (13.2 cm)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)

The Durgod K320 is a wired, TenKeyLess keyboard that shouldn't take up too much space on your desk. Our unit is space gray, but it's available in other colors as well.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL's build quality is great. It's made of solid plastic that doesn't feel cheap, and it doesn't exhibit any noticeable flex or rattle. The keycaps are made of PBT plastic that feels nice to the touch. The incline feet feel grippy, which should help prevent the keyboard from sliding around. However, the keys and incline feet have some wobble, and there's an excessive amount of grease under the keys, most notably under the spacebar.

6.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
2
Wrist Rest No

The ergonomics are okay. It has two incline settings and doesn't cause any pain or fatigue while typing. That said, there's no wrist rest included.

0
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting No
Color No Backlighting
Brightness Settings
No
Individually Backlit Keys
No

The Durgod K320 we tested has no backlighting, but there are variants available with RGB or white LED backlighting. If you want a similar keyboard with backlighting, check out the Razer BlackWidow Lite.

Design
Cable
Detachable
Yes (Wired Only Keyboard)
Length 5.8 ft (1.8 m)
Connector (Keyboard side) USB type-C

The cable is fairly long and retains a lot of kinks. That said, it's also detachable, and you can easily replace it if it gets damaged or it's not to your liking.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Proprietary Receiver
No
Multi-Device Pairing
No
Battery Type
No Batteries

The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.

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

The Durgod K320 has a few extra features. It has media control hotkeys and a Windows key lock to prevent accidentally minimizing your game. Every key is macro-programmable, but you can only program them through the companion software.

Design
In The Box

  • Durgod K320 keyboard
  • Sample mini mouse pad
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Logo sticker
  • keycap puller
  • User guide

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Cherry MX Brown
Feel
Tactile
Actuation Force
43.6 gf
Pre-Travel
2.14 mm
Total Travel
4.03 mm

The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL we tested has Cherry MX Brown switches, which offer tactile feedback and don't require a lot of force to actuate. If you don't like the feeling of Brown switches, it's also available with Cherry Black, Blue, Clear, Red, Silent Black, Silent Red, Speed Silver, or White switches.

8.0
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL has great typing quality. The Cherry MX Brown switches offer good tactile feedback, and the PBT plastic keycaps feel great to touch, despite a bit of wobble. The keys are more compactly-spaced than other keyboards of this size, but this wasn't noticeable, and it didn't result in an uptick in typos. Typing feels very light and shouldn't cause any pain or fatigue. If you want a full-sized option that offers even better typing quality, then check out the Leopold FC900R.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Quiet

The Cherry MX Brown switches on our are quiet. However, the Durgod K320 is available in a wide variety of switch variants, such as clicky Cherry MX Blue, which will be loud and disruptive to those around you.

Software and Operating System
7.2
Software and Operating System
Software
Software Durgod Zeus Engine
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
Yes
Cloud Sync
No
Backlight Programming
No
Macro Programming
Yes
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
No

Update 11/09/2020: We erroneously indicated that there's no onboard memory. It does have it, and it can save one custom profile. The mistake has been corrected.

The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL mechanical gaming keyboard is compatible with the Durgod Zeus Engine companion software. From here, you can reprogram all the keys and set macros. Unfortunately, while it's advertised as having onboard memory, it doesn't work. Also, custom macros only seem to work as long as the software remains open on your computer. You can have an unlimited number of unique profiles saved within the software. If you want a keyboard with onboard memory, check out the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition.

7.2
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android No
iOS No
iPadOS No

The Durgod K320 has decent compatibility. It's fully compatible with Windows, and everything works as intended on macOS except for 'Scroll Lock' and 'Pause Break'. Also, Durgod Zeus Engine isn't available on macOS or Linux.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Durgod K320 is available in a wide variety of Cherry MX switches and colors. You can see the label of our unit here.

Color Switches Backlighting Notes
White Cherry MX Black, Blue, Brown, Clear, Red, Silent Red, Silent Black, Speed Silver, White -  
Cream White Cherry MX Brown, Red, Silent Black, Speed Silver, White - This is an 88 Key variant and is only available in some markets.
Space Gray Cherry MX Black, Blue Brown, Clear, Red, Silent Red, Silent Black, Speed Silver, White - This can also be found in an 88 Key variant in some markets.
Corona Cherry MX Black, Blue Brown, Red, Silent Red, Silent Black, Speed Silver White LED  
Nebula Cherry MX Blue, Red, Silent Red, Speed Silver RGB  
Nebula S Cherry MX Blue, Red, Speed Silver RGB  
Black Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Red, Speed Silver -  

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Durgod Taurus K320 is a wired, mechanical TenKeyLess (80%) keyboard with a great build that's made of solid plastic and PBT keycaps. All keys are macro-programmable and you can reprogram every key as well. Like many keyboards, it's available in a wide variety of colors and switches, with some models including backlighting. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best RGB keyboards, the best gaming keyboards, and the best mechanical keyboards.

Keychron K8

The Keychron K8 is a better keyboard than the Durgod Taurus K320. The Keychron has wireless capabilities and  RGB backlighting. That said, the Durgod has companion software to set macros, a wider variety of switches to choose from, and optional backlighting in some models.

Varmilo VA87M

The Varmilo VA87M is a better wired keyboard than the Durgod Taurus K320. The Varmilo has a better build quality due to the switches being housed on a metal plate, and it has white backlighting. That said, the Durgod has companion software to set macros, and there are variants with RGB backlighting.

Leopold FC900R

The Durgod Taurus K320 is better than the Leopold FC900R for most uses. The Durgod has macro-programmable keys and has dedicated software. However, the Leopold is better-built and a better choice for office use because it offers a much better typing experience.

Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is a better wired keyboard than the Durgod Taurus K320. The Razer's build is better as it's reinforced with an aluminum plate. It has better software support and RGB backlighting. That said, the Durgod is available in a wider variety of switch variants and colors, some of which include RGB backlighting.

Glorious GMMK

The Glorious GMMK is a better keyboard than the Durgod Taurus K320. The Glorious is a full-sized board with full RGB backlighting and superior companion software. That said, the Durgod has two incline settings and a detachable cable.

Cooler Master MK730

The Cooler Master MK730 is a better wired keyboard than the Durgod Taurus K320. The Cooler Master has a detachable wrist rest, onboard memory, and better companion software. That said, the Durgod has a wider variety of switches available and two incline settings.

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