Vissles V84 wireless keyboard review

Vissles V84 keyboard

Vissles has launched a new wireless keyboard in the form of the V84, so how does it stand up to the rest of the keyboard market?

Typing Experience

The typing experience on the Vissles V84 is solid. However, if you’re not used to a 75% TKL keyboard (like me) it’ll take some adjusting.

I have big hands, which automatically puts me at a disadvantage when it comes to using smaller keyboards. The keys aren’t where they usually are, there’s less space in between some of them and — most importantly — there’s no number pad.

While this took quite a bit of adjusting, once I got the hang of it I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how comfortable the typing experience on the Vissles V84 can be.

The switches on this model are linear, which makes for some smooth and seamless typing while I’m working, writing an essay or just about anything that isn’t gaming.

Gaming on this keyboard is…fine. I find myself smashing the keys rather than pressing them while I’m trying to sprint forward in Destiny 2.

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RGB

There’s a few different RGB settings built into this keyboard, but quite honestly they’re all pretty disappointing. For instance, it’s impossible to make the keyboard white. The closest I’ve gotten is a light pink, so if you’re trying to match it to a white setup….you’re just out of luck.

A software for the keyboard is also apparently included, but I haven’t actually been able to download it, so I’m not sure what’s up with that.

Features

The Vissles V84 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and allows you to switch between up to five devices at once, and also includes a USB-C cable for wired connections.

It also comes with both Mac and Windows layout keys and the ability to switch between the two layouts if you prefer one over the other, which — admittedly — is a nice option, albeit one that I don’t see myself using.

The main reason I don’t see myself switching between the two layouts is simply because of the fact that there are so many macro commands involved with this keyboard that it’s entirely overwhelming and pretty unnecessary. There are so many keybinds that I feel like I have to have the user manual next to the keyboard at all times to remember them.

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Should you buy?

Here’s the thing: the Vissles V84 retails for almost $120. Browsing Amazon for a short period, I came across the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition TKL and the Razer Huntsman Mini 60% both for just under $80.

While I’m not saying any of these keyboards are better or worse than one another, there are certainly cheaper options and some with more significant features.

If you’re looking for a fantastic gaming keyboard, I would keep looking. But if you’re looking for a keyboard for productivity, I would still venture to say you can find a cheaper option, but the Vissles V84 isn’t terrible.


The Click received a complimentary review unit of this keyboard from Vissles.

Vissles V84

$119
7

Comfort

7.0/10

Features

6.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • Smooth typing
  • Plenty of connection options

Cons

  • Lighting options are very poor
  • Gaming doesn't feel great
  • Too many commands to learn