Hey guys, at present we now have not one however two keyboards from Drevo to evaluate. Drevo proceed to develop and replace their peripheral vary at a gentle tempo. Their merchandise cowl a variety of worth factors and take a specific goal on the gaming market with some productiveness added for when it’s wanted, and we shall be wanting on the Tyrfing V2 and Durendal to see what players (and others) can anticipate from these two keyboards.
I’ll begin the evaluate separating the 2 keyboards, then deliver them collectively once we get to the decision.
- 1 Drevo Tyrfing V2 Specs & Options
- 2 Drevo Tyrfing V2 Nearer Look
- 3 Drevo Durendal Specs & Options
- 4 Drevo Durendal Nearer Look
- 5 The Drevo Tyrfing V2 and Durendal 104 Key Keyboard Evaluation: The Verdict
Drevo Tyrfing V2 Specs & Options
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Drevo Tyrfing V2 Nearer Look
The Tyrfing V2 is not any stranger to us right here at Play3r, beforehand reviewed in it’s tenkeyless design Drevo have launched a full 104 Key model for people who favor a numeric keypad included. The field is sort of unassuming and useful, except for the hanging logos.
Oops it appears when sending out for the packaging for the complete measurement keyboard, the sting info was not up to date.
Fortunately the main target was delivered to the underside of the field the place loads of element concerning the keyboard is included alongside a wireframe illustration of the keyboard.
Unpacking the contents from the principally cardboard packaging there was no pointless plastic use (only a plastic bag for the keyboard and the alternative switches), though an alternate for the luggage can be nice. We get the keyboard with the detachable braided cable hooked up, a like/dislike booklet to immediate you to go away suggestions, a wire keycap puller, alternative switches all the identical Pink’s as included with the keyboard, a consumer guide and a sticker.
Giving the keyboard a brushed metallic prime plate actually provides it a pleasing look and a sense of a top quality construct.
Beneath the keyboard, we now have the all the time welcome detachable cable with the good plastic securing clip that got here with the TKL model, the cable channel additionally provides you the choice of three routes for the cable. Rubber ft on the entrance to cater for each flat and angled typing modes, sturdy rubber tipped legs permit for an angled typing profile and will these not be wanted they’re flanked by two extra rubber caught on ft for maintaining the keyboard nonetheless on the desk.
I do like a very good steep typing profile, right here we see the legs in motion offering a cushty angle for people who choose the keys tilted upwards in the direction of the again. Right here we first see the switches mounted instantly onto the highest plate which helps maintain the keyboard general measurement fairly minimal.
Popping off a keycap we get a great take a look at the Outemu switches used on this board, on this case I’ve been supplied with pink switches which ought to behave equally to their Cherry counterparts. However this isn’t all, we will go deeper.
Okay, I’ve to confess at this stage, I’m a bit apprehensive concerning the slightly crude and easy device offered for the subsequent degree of keyboard surgical procedure, the fairly uncommon, replaceable change.
Clamping the metallic claw onto the highest and backside of the change a agency pull upwards releases it from the circuit board. Usually these can be soldered in place, this serves a few functions, defective or worn out switches could be changed which is unbelievable, secondly they are often changed with a unique change sort corresponding to Blue or Brown switches. Drevo do advise that they can’t assure compatibility with any switches not bought from them, in order that must be checked earlier than grabbing something totally different.
And right here we have now the Tyrfing V2 powered on in all it’s glory, the black prime plate absorbing a good bit of the sunshine bleeding to provide the keyboard a premium look, the RGB wanting brilliant. The important thing prime legends are just a little unusual and a considerably gamer design, nevertheless utilizing regular Cherry suitable caps these can be modified to style.
As with their different keyboards, Drevo provide configuration software program providing a good bit of customisation together with particular person key task. A number of profiles could be saved for people who like customized layouts for various duties.
Programmable macros are all the time a welcome sight, these can ease duties in additional than simply video games, repetitive administration and improvement duties could be assigned a single key to chop down on time losing.
An RGB keyboard wouldn’t be full and not using a lighting configuration device with plenty of color choices and lighting modes.
So there we have now the Drevo Tyrfing V2 104 Key keyboard, now we transfer onto the Durendal.
Drevo Durendal Specs & Options
Drevo Durendal Nearer Look
For the Durendal we once more have a practical field, this time although extra consideration has been paid to promoting the precise product on the field with a full color photograph displaying precisely what’s inside.
Beneath the additional element continues with one other photograph of the keyboard as an alternative of a wireframe picture, particulars in numerous languages to assist inform anybody choosing the field up of what to anticipate.
Drevo have once more used principally cardboard packaging, within the field we have now a key cap puller a guide, a suggestions booklet and naturally the keyboard itself with a completely hooked up wrist relaxation.
Beneath we now have fairly a snazzy design accompanying the extra helpful options. The unbraided cable has routing channels nevertheless this cable isn’t detachable, which is a disgrace. The profile ft are sturdy and rubber tipped and there are a number of pads across the keyboard and on the wrist relaxation to cease it sliding across the desk. The wrist relaxation itself is definitely a part of the highest place and isn’t detachable with the plastic wrist relaxation space screwed onto the metallic plate from the underside.
The angled typing profile is just not as steep because the Tyrfing, leaving much less distinction between flat and angled. Right here we will additionally see how thick the plastic prime overlaying is on the wrist relaxation which doesn’t increase up very excessive contemplating it’s proximity to the primary keyboard. My typing fashion might not be capable of make use of the wrist relaxation or the profile.
The Durendal has been supplied with brown switches and though they’re mounted onto the highest plate, they don’t look like detachable. The highest plate can also be extra of a plain metallic look so would go well with anybody not wishing for a brushed end.
Plugged in and lit up, we once more have nice RGB and minimal mild bleed. This keyboard is certainly not for minimalist followers, it’s a good bit greater across the edges and the non detachable wrist relaxation means this keyboard instructions a good quantity of desktop actual property.
Curiously Drevo provides totally different software program packages for his or her keyboards with just a few sharing the identical system. The Durendal shares a software program platform with the Blade Grasp regardless of having extra similarities to the Tyrfing V2. I need to observe that when launching the Statistics reporting module which works with the Blade Grasp I discovered it unsupported on the Durendal.
Every thing else is supported although, even the batch processing supervisor.
We nonetheless get a terrific Macro supervisor too.
A number of profiles are once more out there on the Durendal.
Lastly we have now the RGB Configuration display which hyperlinks again to different profile and administration screens to assist select color layouts to accompany them.
The Drevo Tyrfing V2 and Durendal 104 Key Keyboard Evaluation: The Verdict
It has been fascinating to evaluation these two keyboards aspect by aspect, they need to be unimaginable at a technological degree however include some hanging variations.
The Tyrfing V2 104 key’s in fact an expanded model of the tenkeyless mannequin which could clarify the totally different software program. It does nevertheless have some very fascinating options not included within the Durendal presents entry to a extra updated software program answer though it lacks some options obtainable for different fashions.
- Very competitively priced correct mechanical keyboards
- Nice construct high quality on each
- Detachable switches on the Tyrfing V2
- Outemu switches can really feel a bit mushy in comparison with the competitors
- Typing angle not nice on the Durendal
- Fastened wrist relaxation not adjustable on the Durendal
- Primarily cardboard packaging is a plus.
- An alternative choice to the plastic luggage used can be welcome, however any discount to plastic waste is a step in the correct path.
Each keyboards on the time of writing can be found for round £55 which is nice worth for a full mechanical keyboard. Being a price range mannequin the switches are all the time going to be a less expensive sort and the Outemu switches on each can really feel just a little mushy however are undoubtedly higher than non mechanical switches. The remainder of the elements are implausible high quality although, very strong construct together with robust keycaps, the legend fonts are perhaps not the perfect however they’re legible.
The variations between the 2 make me need to advocate the Tyrfing V2 over the Durendal, primarily as a result of having replaceable switches, a know-how usually reserved for premium priced keyboards, will probably be enjoyable discovering out if totally different branded switches might match. Apparently the unique Tyrfing V2 TKL version didn’t have replaceable switches. I’ve to ask why they haven’t included this options on each keyboards.
The design of the Durendal didn’t go well with me very nicely, I might need the wrist relaxation to a minimum of be adjustable, if not removable. A replaceable cable would additionally profit this keyboard significantly. Lastly the typing angle didn’t go steep sufficient for me to be snug.
The software program variations between the keyboards can also be puzzling main me to really feel Drevo might consolidate the keyboard chipsets to permit even higher worth for cash.
With the variations between the keyboards I’ve to award in another way so firstly the Tyrfing V2 104 Key Keyboard grabs itself a Gold award and a Design award, the minimalist design and the detachable switches provides the keyboard a potential longevity not seen at this worth level.
The Durendal grabs a bronze award for it’s good worth and nice construct high quality, nevertheless it’s lacking some options that may make it stand out as a lot because the Tyrfing V2.
Because of Drevo for sending a pattern of the Tyrfing V2 and Durendal 104 Key Keyboards in for assessment.