Thermaltake Argent K5 Speed Review
Published: 4th March 2021 | Source: Thermaltake | Price: |
With a deep keyboard and a supplied wrist rest the box is definitely on the large side, although it gives Thermaltake an opportunity to show you a clear product shot as well as highlight all the features of the Argent K5, including support for the Razer Chroma technology if you happen to be running Razer products but not their keyboard.
Within the box we have a wrist rest which is neither magnetic nor clips on to the keyboard itself. Additionally Thermaltake provide you with a set of alternate keycaps alongside a key puller, should you prefer to have your FPS keys different to the rest.
The K5 itself is as similarly large as the box, finished in a brushed aluminium top, although the numpad area has a plastic backing for reasons we'll show you in a moment.
The font on the keycaps is slender and modern, a strange choice on an RGB keyboard. Usually the font is very heavy to allow maximum light penetration but the Thermaltake goes with a very light font indeed. The majority of keys have secondary functions, and these are clearly marked. The star of the show is the Cherry MX Speed switches with their famous silver cross stalks.
On the right hand side you can see yet more of the dual-function keys, as well as dedicated media keys and game and lighting mode buttons. On the right hand side we have a heavily knurled metal scroll wheel/volume wheel, that has a separate mute button on the right hand edge.
Connectivity is handled by three cables, a USB Type-A for the keyboard, one of the USB 2.0 pass through, and a 3.5mm jack for the audio pass through. The cable is very thick and heavily braided.
The feet on the underneath offer two different heights. The central foot raises the rear a tiny bit, whilst this photograph shows the Argent K5 raised up to its full height. It's nice to have a choice dependant upon your preference.
As to why the right hand side is plastic backed instead of the brushed aluminium of the rest, it's all to do with having the wave design and yet also needing to keep the keys at a uniform height. Only you can decide if the aesthetic wave is something you like, or if the all black numpad area is too heavy a price to pay.