Yingkeer Y11 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

ZhemJZPublished: December 17, 2017Updated: December 18, 2017
Published: December 17, 2017Updated: December 18, 2017

The Yingkeer Y11 is a great Mechanical Keyboard with some sharp design elements.

This keyboard types and feels great, and has an excellent modern hard-edge perimeter design around the edge of the keyboard. The design is a definite plus, and I like the minimalist blue LED dots for the Caps, Num, and Scroll Lock lights. I do wish the meanings/symbols on those lights were visible in the dark, but those lights are in the same order on pretty much every keyboard so it's not a big deal that they aren't.

There are a few different LED lighting modes on the keyboard which you can access using the Fn key plus one of the Ins, Del, Home, End, PgUp, and PgDn keys. There are also a few gaming key layouts you can access using the Fn key and the numbers 1-5.

This keyboard really is plug-and-play, as you will see in my video review. There is no setup required to get the Function shortcuts along the top working with your default programs, so you don't have to take time with any sort of key mapping. As soon as you plug it in, lights are on and you're ready to go.

The main negative I have with this keyboard is with the LED light modes. I guess I've been spoiled with keyboards that have multi-color LEDs behind every key - this one does not. The keys will stay the same color regardless of what mode you're in. The Function row is always red, the numbers always green, etc. It doesn't negatively impact the performance of the keyboard, but I want to make sure I mention it so you don't feel misled by the claim of LED-lit keys. They are LED lit, they just aren't RGB LED behind every key.

Another small positive is the ability to lock the Windows key, if you're gaming and don't want to bump it. However, that brings a minor negative of there being no indicator of when the Windows key is actually locked, apart from the key literally not working.

While a good keyboard, I prefer my Rottay mechanical keyboard over this one - the LED lights and features are more versatile, and at the time of this video it's the same price as the Yingkeer Y11 on Amazon at $49.99.

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