How Did It Perform
The Mazer K727 is a well made keyboard with its aluminum plate and double-shot keycaps. The lack of height adjustment however, a feature that has come standard on almost every modern keyboard is very much needed. Also, the lack of proper customization software makes it feel as if something is missing. The LED behaviour can be customized via Fn-key shortcuts but an option to adjust these via software would be welcome. At its price point however, I do see how some sacrifices had to be made in the name of costs.
Other than that the keyboard performs flawlessly with the Kailh red switches registering every key stroke with that satisfying mechanical sound. As with every gaming keyboard, the K727 has the ability to disable the Windows key and has N-Key Rollover via USB but it takes that step further by offering input rate adjustment options and per-key diodes instead of just multiple HID input device so it will still be NKRO compatible even on non-Windows devices. The LED’s are nice and bright but can be turned down or completely off if you so desire. The use of different LED colors per line is an odd choice, but it certainly makes it unique compared to other tenkeyless backlit keyboards in the market (especially at that price).
- Light weight
- Doubleshot keycaps
- NKRO via USB (per key diode)
- Easily replaceable standard keycap set
- Four-switch options available
- No height adjustment
- Lack of proper software
- Lack of macro programming
- Single LED color per line