Gigabyte AORUS K9 Optical Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Thanks to Gigabyte, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Gigabyte AORUS K9 Optical Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It features Flaretech’s super responsive RED switches, which uses optical actuation rather than the traditional mechanical switches. This gives you a super low debounce time of 0.03ms and offers unprecedented durability of up to 100 million keystrokes. What’s more it’s fully splash-proof thanks to its Hydrophobic Conformal Coating.

Gigabyte are better known for their motherboards and graphics cards, but they have been producing gaming accessories for some time now with limited success. So when their launched the AORUS brand a few years ago, they hope to revitalize their gaming products to attract potential gamers in this very tough but lucrative market.



For those who are not familiar with Aorus brand from Gigabyte, here’s a little blurb taken from their website.

Enter the Falcon 

AORUS, a premium gaming brand powered by GIGABYTE, delivers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from gaming laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, to many other gaming hardware and gears, offering the most extreme gaming experiences for enthusiasts worldwide!

Team Up. Fight On.

AORUS shares the same passion with gamers who devote their heart and soul to gaming. With AORUS, the pinnacle of our hardware excellence, we are committed to bring a wide array of gaming innovation that delivers ultimate performance and exemplifies the PC’s capability for bringing gamers unprecedented delights. 

AORUS will continue to take parts in global gaming events, connecting with the community and actively listening to gamers’ desires in order to create marvelous products that meet gamers’ genuine needs.


Gamers will understand this. When it comes to gaming, not only are the components inside your rig important, but also the accessories such as the keyboard, mouse and headset. Having a fast and responsive keyboard and mouse is vital, and makes the all difference between being killed and you doing the killing. So when buying these gaming accessories … no expense is spared. You want the best and the most responsive accessories.

So can the Gigabyte AORUS K9 Optical Mechanical Gaming Keyboard give gamers something more than just looks? Let’d find out …

You can buy the Gigabyte Aorus K9 Optical Mechanical gaming keyboard from various e-tailers for around USD $140.


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