UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
UNBOXING AND ACCESSORIES
- Bluetooth: 3.0
- Battery: Lipo 2000 mAh
- Switches: Kailh Speed Bronze
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
- 16.8M Colors RGB Backlight
- USB Passthrough Port
- Multimedia Keys: Support w/ FN Key
- Type-C Braided Cable
- Removable Top Cover (3 Colors)
DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY
The Lam-Ang Pro is a TKL form-factor board where the Numpad is not present and the materials used here are mostly plastic and the only steel I saw here is the plate itself. The design has a non-floating keycap design where the switches aren’t visible due to the top cover and I’m surprised that they even added a volume wheel and extra buttons (above the navigation keys) on a very compact size board. The keyboard itself is very minimal and sleek.
The keycaps used here are ABS Double-shot OEM profile backlit keycaps with the standard OEM non-seamless font (where the legends have gaps on them while seamless has no gaps). The keycaps used here are standard bottom row profile which has a 6.25u spacebar.
The back of the keyboard, we have four rubber feet along with two flip up feet for height adjustment and it has a rubber tip to keep the keyboard in place. You can also see the wireless switch here located at the technical certification of the board.
The top area of the board is where the type-c port on the off middle area while on the left is where the USB pass-through (it also has a blue LED so you can easily connect flash drives and any USB devices like a mouse on dark environments).
Upon removing the keycaps, you can see the screw points so you can swap out the top cover to any colors you want. The screw points are bit thin so have caution when screwing them back. After removing the screws, you need to gently pop out the plastic clips which clips the top cover on to the keyboard itself (have caution in popping them out, the clips itself are a bit thin). Take Note: When swapping the top cover, please remove the rubber buttons (near the volume wheel) and the plastic indicator LED as well and transfer on to your desired top cover.
The Rakk Lam-Ang Pro uses SMD LEDs where the LEDs are mounted on the PCB itself. The only downside is that the lighting is not vibrant as other boards like a 2-pin mounted LED but it is a good
The sockets use here are Kailh hotswap sockets, they are better than the old Outemu hot-swap sockets found on the Rakk Ilis because the sockets are bigger and better which can accommodate different kinds of switches
USER EXPERIENCE AND CONCLUSION
SWITCHES AND STABS
The switches on the unit we have are the Kailh Bronze Speed switches. These are clicky switches, where you can feel the click when the key actuates and produces a click sound where most clicky switches are known like Cherry MX Blue Switches from Cherry. The actuation force is 50g (65g bottom out) and a bump point of 1.4mm
The keycap material used here
They use Doubleshot which means these two plastics that are molded into each other. The result is that a key legend will not fade or chip off like UV/Laser Printed ones.
Keycap profile used here are OEM, they are slightly taller than Cherry keycap profile which the most preferred one by mechanical keyboard enthusiast.
SOFTWARE, LIGHTING AND OTHER FEATURES
The Rakk Lam-
SOFTWARE LINK: Rakk Lam-Ang Pro Finetuner Software
The Rakk Lam-Ang Pro performs well and replaces my old daily driver which is the TADA68 with Gateron Browns. It would take time getting used to the TKL form factor again but what made me switch to this is the wireless and hotswap feature of the board.
I am no fan of clicky switches due to the loud noise it produces and I like tactile switches more because of less strain and fatigue when typing and gaming.
This is where the hot-swap feature comes into the picture, Rakk doesn’t offer different types of switches aside from the clicky ones (Box White and Bronze Speed switches by Kailh). You can easily swap out the switches on this one and replace with your preferred switch.
Aside from the hot-swap, the Rakk Lam-Ang Pro is also wireless with 2000 mAh battery inside. I have the flexibility to use the board in wired or wirelessly and having multiple devices allows me to switch to different devices easily with FN + (Q/W/E) Key.
Gaming wirelessly is decent and didn’t feel much delay when playing games especially MOBA and FPS titles. I’ve been using this keyboard for more than 36 hours already and it is still fine (coming from a full charge) but ran to some issues like there is a slight delay in registration when you just have turned on the BT/Wireless function and double key presses are noticeable when the battery is very low. Rakk has implemented an auto-shutdown feature when the board is idle for around 3-5 minutes to save battery life and it will turn on again as soon as you press a key on the keyboard. Expect the 1st click to be a turn-on feature and might not register on the 1st click (I have experienced this during when I startup my PC).
Distance is not the best out there, but it is decent enough for normal keyboard use and the Bluetooth receiver must be closer not be obstructed to get the best connection possible and not experiencing delays when using the keyboard.
I must say I’m quite impressed
With all that said and done, I am giving the Rakk Lam-Ang PRO the Lason-Worthy Award and the LAG Gold Award. It is too good to be ignored for its features and the price currently in the market right now which will be hard to compete on.