Speaking of mechanical keyboards, I believe many users are more familiar. Compared with the traditional membrane keyboard, it has the advantages of good key feeling, long service life, no collision of all keys, and replaceable keycap shaft body, which can bring users a better use experience and playability.
For the current mechanical keyboard, it is generally made in terms of keycaps, shaft bodies, and backlights, and the homogeneity of each product is more serious. However, recently I found a Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard, which uses PBT material original side-engraved keycaps, with side-engraved dynamic RGB lighting, making people feel that the design is very novel, I started to experience it for a while, and I will share the use experience with you below.
Before starting the experience, let's briefly understand the appearance design of the Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard. In addition to the Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard, it is also equipped with Type-C cable, key puller, shaft puller and original tea shaft*4, which can be more convenient for users to freely replace keycaps or shaft bodies.
In terms of appearance, the Heijue AK992 side engraving is not much different from other mechanical keyboards, and the biggest difference is that there are no characters on the top of the keycaps, which is still fresh for people who are used to traditional mechanical keyboards.
The Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard adopts a compact key layout with 98 columns, and adds 1 knob key, with a total of 99 keys, supporting all keys without conflict, making it more convenient to use. In the absence of turning on the lights, with a pure black color scheme, it will give people a sense of mystery.
A circular volume knob key has been specially added in the upper right corner of the keyboard, which not only facilitates users to quickly adjust the volume, but also realizes play/pause after pressing, which is more convenient for users to quickly control according to their needs.
There is also a three-stage slide switch at the upper left end of the fuselage, which can quickly switch between 2.4G connection, wired connection (A) and Bluetooth connection (BT), which is faster to use than many ways to switch modes using keyboard combinations.
There are also 4 status indicators on the left side of the numeric keypad, which can facilitate users to quickly understand the current working status of the keyboard.
The keycaps of the keyboard are made of PBT material, and the surface texture is delicate, which can bring a more comfortable feeling. Among them, the keycap adopts the original side engraving design, and the character is engraved on the front of the keycap, it is said that no matter what sitting posture, there is no need to worry about not being able to see the character, what is the actual effect? I will share it with you in detail later.
The back design of the keyboard is simple, in the middle position near the rear end is the Type-C interface, using a separate three-way cable design, which can not only charge the keyboard, but also use it with the Type-C data cable to become a wired keyboard, which is more convenient for users to quickly disassemble or store as needed.
The Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard is also equipped with adjustable footrests, with a dual-stage adjustment design, which can bring 3 different input angles, which is convenient for users to freely choose according to their needs, plus multiple rubber anti-slip pads at the bottom, which can make the keyboard more stable.
Heijue AK992 side engraved mechanical keyboard is very simple to use, supporting Bluetooth 5.0, wireless 2.4G, wired a total of three connection modes, only through the left side of the three-mode switch key can be quickly switched, can meet the needs of users in a variety of different use scenarios.
For daily use, it is more convenient to directly choose to connect through Bluetooth, if you play games, it is still recommended to choose 2.4G connection, the receiver is factory paired, and it will be directly inserted into the computer USB interface to be used normally.
Of course, if you have higher requirements for transmission delay, you can also directly change the Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard into a wired keyboard in seconds through the Type-C data cable, bringing a more stable and delay-free experience.
In the end, what is the actual experience of using the Black Lord AK992 side engraved mechanical keyboard? The biggest difference is that it will be different when looking at the characters, and you may feel a little uncomfortable when you first start using it, but you feel good after getting used to it, especially even if you are reclining on the seat, you can still see the characters clearly and maintain normal typing.
For users who choose mechanical keyboards, cool RGB dynamic lighting effects are essential. Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard adopts RGB full-color lighting, built-in 18 dynamic RGB lighting effects, and the color display is uniform.
By removing the keycaps, you can see that the internal backlight design is slightly different from other mechanical keyboards, and the RGB lamp beads are placed close to the front, which can be more conducive to illuminating the characters on the side.
In addition to cool lighting effects, Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard also presets 3 sets of custom lighting modes for FPS, LOL, and 37 keys, which is more convenient for users to quickly choose according to their needs.
The Black Lord's AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard adopts the Black Lord's custom AS axis, which can effectively eliminate the spring shrapnel sound, and has a red shaft and tea shaft options. Among them, the red axis is linear axis, and the trigger pressure is small; The tea axis is a paragraph axis, and the trigger pressure is slightly higher. This one in my hand is equipped with a tea shaft, the sound is quieter when pressed, the buttons rebound vigorously, and all upgraded to factory shafts, which can bring a higher feeling, whether it is office or games, it can be easily adapted.
Among them, the shaft body adopts a full-key hot-swappable design, and the shaft seat can be compatible with 99% of the three-pin/five-leg shaft body on the market, which is more convenient for users to freely DIY keyboard according to their needs.
In terms of battery life, the Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard has a built-in 4000mAh large-capacity battery and built-in low-power module, which can bring a longer battery life experience. In wireless connection mode, it can be used for about 200 hours when the lights are turned off, and it can be used continuously for about 40 hours after turning on the full light, and the battery life is still relatively strong. And even if the battery is dead, it can be used while charging or directly through a wired connection.
Through the experience of using the Heijue AK992 side-engraved mechanical keyboard, its biggest feature is the new PBT side-engraved closed keycap design, which allows users to still see characters clearly in various sitting postures, which can bring a more novel perspective experience. In addition, it also supports GASKET structure, three-mode connection, dynamic RGB lighting effect, and full-key hot plugging, which can meet more different needs of users. For this kind of side-engraved mechanical keyboard, combined with a comfortable sitting posture when working and typing, it can bring a good use experience; But if it is a game, because the sitting posture cannot be too casual, in fact, there is basically no difference from other mechanical keyboard experiences.
If you are tired of the traditional design of mechanical keyboards and want to experience different perspectives and experience feelings, you can try the newly designed side-engraved mechanical keyboard.