Tech Review: Aula Gaming Keyboard Review
This is a review of my new “Aula LED Back Lit Gaming keyboard.” I bought this off Amazon and paid $36.99. I used the free shipping option and it took about a week to receive. I think that Aula is a Chinese company and don’t sell their products locally here in the states…or at least not anywhere that I’ve seen. I’m not really into PC gaming but I do a lot of sound and image editing work on my computer. I needed a decent back lit keyboard that looked good and was also functional. Some of these gaming keyboards can cost upwards of $100 to $200 and I didn’t want to pay that much. Like I said it’s from China so all the instructions are in Chinese but it’s a pretty straight forward type of keyboard.
UPDATE as of 6/10/2016 I had to officially retire my Aula Gaming Keyboard. It started having problems with keys not registering when I pressed them and disconnected from my PC altogether. It eventually got to the point where it was unusable so I had to buy a new one. The Aula Gaming Keyboard lasted less than three years but being a blogger I do probably use my keyboards a lot more than the average person. To see the review of my NEW UtechSmart Saturn Marquee Gaming Keyboard Click Here.
So far the keys feel decent and are much quieter than my last keyboard. I like the way the keys feel although they seem to be a deeper set of keys than what I am use to. There were two main reasons for my purchase of this Keyboard. I needed a back lit keyboard because of the way the room is lit and the limited space on my desk to position a desk lamp. The Aula gaming keyboard works great for what I need it for though I wish the lighting in the keys was a little bit brighter. There are 3 modes of lighting for the keyboard; Low, High, and Pulse.
It looks great on my desk but it takes some getting use to with the some of the key positioning, mainly the “Enter” key. It is much smaller on this keyboard than what I am use to so sometimes I hit the back slash key instead on accident. Also, I didn’t think having a cord attached to my keyboard again would bother me that much but I already miss my wireless keyboard in that aspect. I think it just takes some getting use to. As for a gaming keyboard there is no extra software that comes with this keyboard. It is simple USB plug in and use. You are able to change out the W,A,S, and D keys with some optional clear keys that they have provided for you but that is pretty much the extent of your customization options.
Another great feature is that the LED lights go off when the computer goes into sleep mode and come back on as soon as you touch a key and wake the computer back up. All in all this is a pretty simple but functional keyboard. It definitely adds some style to my desk and works great for what “I” needed it for. The keyboard its self feels well made and actually weighed the same as my old keyboard that held 2 AA batteries. As for a gaming keyboard it’s probably not going to meet the demands of a hardcore gamer when it comes to customizing. I recommend it if your a casual PC gamer or anyone that just wants an inexpensive back lit keyboard.