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Yunzii AL71 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Yunzii AL71 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Yunzii AL71 Mechanical Keyboard Review

The bottom-line: If you strive for an affordable yet premium mechanical keyboard with programmable RGB lighting, then you may consider the Yunzii AL71 Mechanical Keyboard.

The Yunzii AL71 is a 65% hot-swappable mechanical keyboard that offers a great value for the price. It features a premium design with a CNC aluminum frame and gasket structure, as well as a variety of high-quality components, including poron foam, PBT keycaps, and pre-lubed stabilizers.

 

Pros  Cons
1. Excellent build 1. Heavy weight
2. Great RGB Options 2. Not easily portable
3. Multiple connection modes
4. Customizable keycaps and switches

 

With the sudden surge of interest in customizing mechanical keyboards, the demand of new designs and models of keyboards is an all-time-high. While many users are still loyal fans to well-known brands, the uprising brands are actually producing good quality keyboards. One such product is the Yunzii AL71 mechanical keyboard. This keyboard appears attractive and premium but is far superior in its functionality and unique features. 

 

Key Features

 

Features

Description

Hot-swappable switches

Swap out the switches without the need for soldering. This makes it easy to customize the keyboard to suit your typing preferences.

Gasket structure

Helps absorb vibrations and reduce noise, resulting in a smoother and more pleasant typing experience.

Poron foam

Uses poron foam in the case and switch plate to further reduce noise and improve the typing feel.

PBT keycaps

Durable and resistant to shine. They also have a textured surface for improved grip.

 

Pre-lubed stabilizers

Helps to reduce rattle and improve the typing feel and experience

RGB lighting

  • RGB lighting that can be customized to the user's liking.

 

  • There are a variety of lighting effects to choose from, as well as the ability to adjust the brightness and color saturation.

Multiple connection modes

  • Can be connected to a device using either a wired or wireless connection.

 

  • The wired connection uses a USB-C cable, while the wireless connection uses Bluetooth 5.0

 

 Specifications

  • Form factor: 65%
  • Switches: Hot-swappable
  • Keycaps: PBT
  • Stabilizers: Pre-lubed
  • RGB lighting: Yes
  • Tri-connection modes: Wired (USB-C), wireless (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 310 x 100 x 38 mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • Battery: 4600 mAh

 

The Yunzii AL71 has a 65% keyboard with 71 keys. The gaps in between each keycap allows RGB lighting to pass through and illuminate the keyboard. Additionally, there is a translucent strip on each side of the keyboard, revealing the bright RGB. Furthermore, the AL71 supports three types of connection modes to cater for individual preferences. In addition to a wired USB-C connection, this keyboard also supports wireless connection with two options – via Bluetooth or USB 2.4GHz.

 

An honest review by The KapCo.

Yunzii's keyboards are gaining popularity around the globe with a plethora of satisfied customers. This Chinese keyboard enterprise not only offers quality assurance but has been in the keyboard scene for more than 5 years. We cannot deny their expertise in this area. Till this day, Yunzii produces high quality keyboards in various designs including their top-selling type-writer design and recently launched silicone cat design. Checkout their magnificent keyboards here.

 

What's in the box?

 

Before we go into the details of this mechanical keyboard, let's take a look at what's in the box:

  1. Yunzii AL71 Aluminum keyboard
  2. Instruction manual
  3. USB Type-C cable
  4. Switch and Keycap 2-in 1 puller
  5. 2.4G wireless receiver 

 

1. DESIGN AND APPEARANCE

The design of this sleek yet sturdy keyboard is truly magnificent. It has a smooth matte feel and is remarkably therapeutic to touch. Additionally, because it has a transparent strip on both sides of the keyboard, any RGB lighting can penetrate and shine through, illuminating your setup. There are seven colors that Yunzii offer in their store: Silver, Black, Red, Pink, Green, Blue and Purple. The variety of colors is offered to suit any preference and can easily match your setup. The designs we received were Blue, Green and Purple. All of the colors looked gorgeous with both pastel and striking keycaps.

YUNZII AL71 | GREEKEYS MEDUSA SET

 

      Rear View                                 Top & Side view

 

2. WEIGHT, DIMENSION & MULTI-CONNECTION

If there is any con in the Yunzii AL71 keyboard, it has to be its weight. This device weighs 1.3kg, heavier than the traditional plastic keyboards and other metallic keyboards. This is due to the AL71 being a full CNC aluminum keyboard. The physical dimensions are as follows:

  • Bare weight: 1.3kg
  • Dimensions (without packaging): 350×115×40 mm
  • Weight with box: 1.65kg
  • Dimensions (with packaging): 425×155×62 mm
  • Weight of the full box: 17.6kg
  • Dimensions (full box): 445×330×335 mm

It has 71 keys including a multi-connection method. The tri-connection modes are wired (USB-C), wireless (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth connections. This makes it extremely versatile and you can use any method of preference to connect your keyboard to your desktop setup.

 

 

3. SPECIAL RGB LIGHTING PROPERTIES

Each keyboard comes with 7 different color modes, from gradient color movements to flashing colors to stagnant colors for you to play! Not only does the light shines in between the keycaps but also on the sides of the keyboard. This keyboard is simply breathtaking, and is a must-have for RGB light enthusiasts. To change the RGB mode, simply press Fn + /. You can experience an array of rainbow colors to suit your mood. 

 

Click the picture above for a video demonstration of the RGB lighting.

 

 

4. BUILD QUALITY

People are often concerned about the durability of products from brands that hey have not heard of. This is a reasonable concern, but it is not something that users need to worry about with this product. The build of the keyboard is nothing short of exquisite. The matte casing of the Yunzii AL71 keyboard creates a smooth and comfortable feel. The inner build of the keyboard is made of a high-end gasket structure. Not only does the keyboard ensure durability, but also high quality and comfort.

 

5. PRICE

It is a known fact that most of the times, high-quality keyboards do not come at a cheap price. Superior keyboards are often leaning towards expensive, but is worth due to its quality and performance. We can classify the Yunzii AL71 keyboard as a mid-range keyboard and it is available for $179.98 at The Kapco's Collection. Not only do we offer an exclusive and limited edition designs of the Three Noble Greek Mythology Figures, but also a barebone AL71 kit to fit your favorite designs! Do note that all keycaps that we offer can be used on this keyboard. It is undeniable that the price may still be expensive for some users, but it is worth the price considering what it offers (ergonomic design, excellent quality, multiple RGB modes, Tri-connection feature etc.) Therefore, it is suitable price to pay for its qualities and performance.

 

Conclusion

All in all, the Yunzii AL71 keyboard is one you HAVE to try. It's excellent build, gasket features and pure aluminum attribute provides assurance and durability for users. The remarkable feature of this keyboard is the great RGB options and the multiple connection modes of the device. This keyboard is perfectly customizable and caters to your preference, even when it comes to switches and keycap designs! Although the keyboard is relatively heavy and not easily portable, it serves a good purpose for a sturdy, permanent keyboard for your setup. It is a wonderful keyboard to own and personalize to impress yourself and others.

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