Now I have received their newest keyboard – Drunkdeer G60 model which is 60% keyboard with Hall Effect Switches and the Rapid Trigger feature. It’s priced at only $99, which is a huge difference to the $175 price tag on Wooting 60HE and $180 SteelSeries Apex Pro. But is it a good value for money?
Spoiler! Yes, it’s a pretty good keyboard, definitely get it if you want a budget keyboard with Rapid Trigger.
DrunkDeer Software – Antler
The Drunkdeer keyboard’s software is very easy to use. Once it’s plugged in to the PC, you just open web browser and go to https://drunkdeer-antler.com/ and connect.
Inside the software you can easily change things such as:
- Rapid Trigger Mode (All Keys) – Triggered once pressed, reset once released. Continously active and instantly deactivate perform an immediate accuracy in FPS games
- Turbo Mode – Utilizing Turbo Mode can significantly minimize input latency. Once activated, the lighting effect will become static, and the keystroke tracking feature will be disabled.
- Set Action Point – Set the point to activate a keypress
- Enable Keystroke Tracking – Once activated, any keystroke will be tracked, and multiple keystrokes can be tracked simultaneously
- Key sensitivity setting – Sensitivity determines how far you need to release or press a key to deactivate it or to reactivate it
- Set RGB lights – on and off and lots of different modes.
- Remap keys
DrunkDeer G60 Specs
- 60% Layout – 61 Keys
- G60 Dimensions:
- Height: 30 mm
- Width: 290 mm
- Depth: 102 mm
- Weight: 530g
- Cable: USB-C Charging Cable
- Wired detachable USB-C cable
- Cable Length: 1.5m
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
My favorite things about Drunkdeer G60
- Trigger key travel can be adjusted between 0.2 to 3.8mm.
- Hall Effect Switches feel very smooth, even better than Wooting’s
- Input lag (keyboard single key press latency) was around 4-5ms in my tests
- Comparing it to Wooting 60HE as an average gamer you really can’t tell much of a difference between them
- Plays great with OSU
- Quality is really good at that price
- Solid web based software
DrunkDeer G60 Cons
- The switches come unlubed out of the box
- Print quality of keycaps is very average
- Case is made out of plastic
G60 Sound Test
I’ve been using this keyboard as my main for the last 2 weeks. It’s very comfortable and feels very smooth when first using especially if you haven’t used a keyboard with Hall Effect switches before.
It’s definitely a great budget keyboard if you’re looking for these features. There are some compromises made like the plastic case, unlubed switches and average keycaps print quality, but that can be somehow expected at this price.
For $80 you get a Rapid Trigger keyboard that feels really good to game and type on.
DrunkDeer G60 vs Wooting 60HE
|Hall-effect (Gateron Lekker)
|Hall Effect Switches
|DrunkDeer Antler Software
|Rapid Trigger Feature
|Adjustable Key Travel
|0.2 to 3.8mm
|0.2 to 3.8mm
|Key Sensitivity Setting
|USB-A to USB-C
|Input Lag (Single Key Press)
|Low (around 1.8-2ms)
|Yes, since 2023
|Unlubed out of the box
|Keycaps Print Quality
|ABS plastic case
Does Rapid Trigger give you a competitive edge in games?
Rapid Trigger feature can potentially provide a slight competitive edge in gaming by offering dynamic key actuation points, allowing for more precise and rapid responses in fast-paced gameplay.
The customizable trigger sensitivity and low latency contribute to enhanced control and quicker reaction times, which can be particularly advantageous in competitive gaming scenarios, such as first-person shooters and rhythm games like OSU where split-second actions can make a significant difference.