LEOBOG K81 Review (Page 1 of 4)

LEOBOG K81 Review

By: Jadon Lee
March 22, 2024

For the past while, I have been frequenting a Starbucks near my current workplace for a regular coffee. It has gotten to a point where most of the employees now recognize me and know my order. An interesting evolution in my relationship with this Starbucks location is that they have begun to serve me free coffee for most of my visits, which is quite often, I might add. For reference to the frequency of the free drinks, in the month of February, I visited Starbucks about three to four times a week. Throughout the whole month, I had only paid for a single drink. You may be asking if I just happen to be getting the same barista serving me each time, but the interesting part is there are several employees that offer the drink for free. To this day, I still have no clue why they offered such kindness to me, but I do appreciate it. You know what they say, things are always better when they are free. I can always appreciate a product with a competitive price tag, especially when it is free. Today, we have the LEOBOG K81 to review. While it is not free, this keyboard claims a surprisingly premium design at a decent price point. Will the design perform as it is intended, or is LEOBOG just using marketing to promote their product? Keep reading to find out!

Our review unit of the LEOBOG K81 came tightly wrapped in a DHL-branded plastic that covered many layers of bubble wrap underneath. The box was shipped to us here in Calgary, Alberta from Shenzhen, China via DHL Express. The shipping process was decent. Unfortunately, the wrapping was a little too tight and any damage during shipping transferred directly to the box, as seen with some bruising in the corner. Nonetheless, I was not worried about the condition of the product itself, as the impact made on the box was small.

The LEOBOG K81’s box design is very aesthetically pleasing, utilizing the same color theme as the specified keyboard. In our case, we got the Mint Sea Salt color scheme for the keyboard, and the packaging matches perfectly. Much of the sleeve over the box is mint in color with white and green accents. There are some nice mint leaves and what I assume to be salt cubes. The front of the box displays LEOBOG’s logo on the top left, the name of the theme underneath in Chinese and English, and three connectivity modes below. The back of the sleeve displays an image of the layout of the keyboard as well as similar information to the front of the sleeve. The actual box is like the sleeve in layout, but replaces the theme with the product name being “K81”. Additionally, the front of the box displays a black render of the keyboard. The back of the box displays another render alongside some specifications in Chinese.

Before we continue, here are the specifications for the LEOBOG K81, as specified by the manufacturer’s website:

Layout percentage: 75%
Number of keys: 81 Keys
Case Material: PC
Structure: Gasket Mounted
Connectivity: Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz Wireless, Type-C Wired
Anti ghosting: Yes
Battery: 3000mAh
Led: Yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Dimensions: 33.5 x 14.2 x 4.5cm

Out of the box, you will receive the LEOBOG K81 keyboard with a cable, extra feet, extra switches, and user manuals. The keyboard was wrapped in a plastic bag and was topped with a plastic cover to prevent any surface scratches. The quality of the packaging was fitting my expectations, as there was nothing exceptional, but it did the job adequately.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. A Closer Look - Disassembly and Internals
4. Conclusion