Havit Mech and Mouse Combo

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We’re looking at the Havit Mechanical gaming keyboard and mouse combo today, and this is currently going for only $35, which is obviously a very attractive price. So the keyboard is mechanical, featuring clicky blue switches and it’s an ergo mouse with a max of 4800DPI. There is also a slightly more expensive Havit combo on Amazon, and as far as I can tell the only difference is the added wrist rest on the keyboard. So let’s see if this combo offers good bang for buck, as it is one of the cheapest mech and mouse combos you can find.

Starting with the keyboard, it is a full-sized board that features rainbow backlighting with 21 different lighting modes. The top casing is made of aluminium alloy, so it actually feels quite sturdy, and there is not too much bend in the frame. The switches used here are Jixian switches, which you will also find on the Pictek TKL. These switches have a similar feel to Outemu blues, and the actuation force feels about 60g. They are rated for 50M keypresses and actually feel really good for budget switches. You get that tactile feedback accompanied by the click sound. The stabilisers are decent, pretty much what you would expect from a budget keyboard. I was actually quite impressed with the space bar, and it isn’t as rattly as the other big keys. This is a big plus. The metal ping is not bad at all, and this keyboard offered a good typing experience. Good for gaming too, it’s just a little challenging for me using a full-sized board with my low mouse sens.

So if you’ve used similar budget keyboards, you’ll be familiar with this Fn layer. On the F row there are media controls as well as some quick access. The RGB modes sit on the Nav cluster, and there is an option to switch the backlighting On or Off. We have control over the speed and brightness via the arrow keys, and then there is also an option to change the direction if the mode allows it. You got your windows lock funtionality, and a cool little bonus feature is the ability to record your own static lighting profiles. These are saved on 1 to 3, and by pressing Fn + Esc you can go into recording mode. There are also some prerecorded modes on 5-7 – an FPS, RTS and typing mode.

The bottom of the keyboard features two rubber feet, and the fold outs give the board an ergonomic angle. Would’ve been nice to have some extra rubber feet, as the keyboard does slide around easily, especially on the left. It didn’t impact general use for me though. We have the OEM profile and standard ANSI layout, so keycap customisation is easy.

I really like the look of this keyboard. The board has a raised key profile, so it’ll be easy to clean. The top casing has a sleek matte black finish, with the Havit logo between the arrow keys and Nav cluster. A nice little silver accent runs around the frame. I would’ve preferred the screws to be hidden, but not the end of the world. The keycaps are 0.8mm ABS and are double shot so the legends won’t fade easily, but of course ABS keycaps do tend to develop shine over time. I like the font, as it isn’t stylised too aggressively, and the RGB looks quite good. There are 6 fixed colour zones, so obviously not full RGB. While the backlighting is not going to blow you away, it looks quite good and you should be able to use this keyboard in the dark. Plenty of modes to choose from as well, which is nice.

The mouse has an ergo shape and is quite big and heavy. 130g, L: 12.7cm, W: 6.3cm, H: 4.2cm. The shape feels comfortable though, with a gradual inward curve on the left and finger grooves on the primary buttons. It has a matte finish, and the sides have a liny textured pattern. The mouse features 7 programmable buttons, including a DPI and RGB button in the middle. Each DPI level is assigned a colour, and when changing the DPI the mouse will briefly flash that colour. The DPI ranges from 800 to 4800, and just note that these levels are fixed and cannot be altered. I usually play at 400, so I had to use 800 and just lower my sens in game. There are 7 backlighting modes, and you can control the speed by using the software. The clicking experience is decent, although there is a fair bit of pre-travel on the primary buttons. The LOD is also pretty high at 4-5 DVDs, and it was a bit of a mission using this mouse for CSGO. But as a casual gaming and office mouse, it is more than adequate, so I’m not going to place this mouse under a microscope. It’s not meant to be an enthusiast mouse, and does what it sets out to do. And again, I really like the shape and it fills the hand nicely.

So in conclusion, I think this is very good value for $35. I was especially impressed with the keyboard. I’d happily pay $35 for the keyboard only, so the mouse almost feels like a bonus. But as a combo, this is a good entry-level setup that won’t break the bank.

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