The Rapoo V500Pro checks all the right boxes when it comes to the basic features that would appeal to gamers.
It has multi-RGB backlighting with each key lit individually. It is a full-size keyboard with a numpad and of course beneath the keys are the wonderful Cherry MX Blue switches.
That being said, it takes one glance to tell that this keyboard is one of the uber expensive premium ones. The plastic body with the metallic top doesn’t seem very distinguished. After all, it is a budget friendly mechanical keyboard.
The layout is fairly standard, with the keys being spaced well enough to not cause any discomfort.
The font on the keys is unique. But what is awesome is that this being a mechanical keyboard, one can switch the keys to their liking, maybe when the text wears off or maybe you just want a change, Rapoo’s got you covered.
Software – Rapoo V500PRO Review
On the top-right, you can find the backlit VPro logo, while each row of keys is lit in a different colour.
The backlight colour, however remains static and preset, and can’t be tinkered around with. There’s no accompanying software that we could find, which is a plus as you don’t need to install any extra stuff, making it more convenient.
On the other hand it also means that you’ll pretty much have to stick to the default settings.
What about the Cherry MX blue? – Rapoo V500PRO Review
The keyboard feels quite comfortable and nice to use, with the Cherry MX blue switches making that satisfying clicking sound every time you press a key.
However, the blue switches are popular for being extremely loud, so you might need to be wary of anyone who might be disturbed sitting next to you. For gaming, I personally prefer blue switches as they give a better feedback, but that’s subjective.
Even for other work, especially typing, blue switches are amazing as they prevent accidental keystrokes.
Final Verdict – Rapoo V500PRO Review
On the whole, the keyboard doesn’t give you much to complain about. It’s a simple, no-frills, plug-and-play mechanical keyboard. At a price point of INR 3999, it’s extremely affordable, especially for a keyboard that comes with Cherry MX Blue switches.
Infact you might even get a hefty discount at some of the retail shops in places like Nehru Place (Delhi). Or maybe wait for the next grand sale on Amazon/Flipkart but hey, do not expect the keyboard to stay in stock for long!
For anyone looking to get into PC gaming or wants to try out Cherry MX keyboards, this is the perfect choice as it lets you the best of mechanical gaming keyboards without being harsh on your pocket.