I’m a touch typist who loves a good, “clicky” keyboard. For a while I’ve been intrigued with the TKL or ten keyless models that only have 61 keys without the number pad attached. This allows for portability, since some laptops just have terrible keyboards (I’m looking at you, 2016 and newer MacBooks). I also game very lightly with Overwatch and CSGO my go to when I need to let out some steam, so when the ACGam AG6X mechanical gaming keyboard came my way, I definitely wanted to try it.
What is it?
The ACGam AG6X is a mechanical, 61-key, backlit, wired gaming keyboard.
- USB wired
- 61 key US Layout
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- White backlit design
- Anti-ghosting design that lets you perfectly execute up to 105 commands at the same time
- Blue Gaote/OUTEMU switches
- Compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux
- Size: 11.5 x 4.05 x 1.57 inches
- Weight: 1.25 lbs
What’s in the box?
- 1 x ACGAM gaming keyboard
- 1 x keycap puller
- 1 x driver CD
- 1 x user manual
Design and Features
The ACGam AG6X wired gaming keyboard is made of aluminum and ABS plastic. Overall it has a nice solid build, and the quality feels pretty good when typing on it. The key switches are OUTEMU blue, which is a Cherry MX blue clone. They are one of the most “clicky” and loud key switches when it comes to mechanical keyboards. A keyboard with blue switches is definitely not something you want to bring to your workplace, unless you hate your co-workers next to you. 😀 Here’s the usb-c port that connects to the keyboard and PC usb port.
The AG6X gaming keyboard comes with software for Windows only. Here you can adjust the back light design, and choose from multiple styles: snake marquee, ripple, wave, breathing, reactive and solid modes. There is also an option to record macros, for gaming, or anything you need multiple key combinations for. I didn’t use that feature but seems cool to have it available.
What I like
- Compact design
- Very tactile feedback
- Good construction
What needs to be improved
- The white backlight is a bit yellow. Bright white would be more pleasing
- I find it tough to use a 61-key layout since the function key needs to be pressed to use arrow keys
Overall I really liked typing with the ACGam AG6X gaming keyboard. I like how sturdy it felt and the response time during game play was pretty good. The blue key switches are a bit too loud for me, however, but that’s a matter of personal preference. I think this would be a great keyboard to bring over a friend’s place or a LAN party to game, as it’s so small and portable!