Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 RGB Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 RGB Keyboard Review

Introduction

The second part of our look at the new peripherals from the Sound BlasterX arm of Creative is the Vanguard K08 keyboard. An RGB Mechanical Gaming keyboard it ticks all the boxes that you would expect to find on a list of 'things that modern keyboards should have'. In our review of the Siege M04 mouse we found it to be an excellent suite of hardware let down by the software, so hopefully the Vanguard K08 continues the excellent hardware trend whilst righting the software wrongs.

Technical Specifications

Keyboard usually have little to shout about in their technical specifications and the Vanguard K08 doesn't have any at all beyond those found on the reverse of the packaging. It's an RGB keyboard with Omron switches, a supplied wrist rest, dedicated media and macro keys and a USB pass through. Otherwise it's business as usual so let's take a closer look.

Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 RGB Keyboard Review  
Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 RGB Keyboard Review  

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Most Recent Comments

16-03-2017, 07:02:25

Excalabur50
Nice review Brian but don't hold your breath waiting for the software updates as Creative are notoriously slow with their updatesQuote

16-03-2017, 07:59:48

tolagarf
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
Nice review Brian but don't hold your breath waiting for the software updates as Creative are notoriously slow with their updates
I concur! I've had enough of Creative products and I refuse to buy them, unless they function without software (like my speakers).Quote

16-03-2017, 08:41:34

SPS
Sounds weird having a soundblaster keyboardQuote

16-03-2017, 09:13:38

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Sounds weird having a soundblaster keyboard
Yup naming fail and pricing fail.

Would have been cool if they had actually fitted a reasonable USB sound card into the keyboard with headphone/mic for non USB headsets though.Quote

16-03-2017, 09:19:46

Warchild
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yup naming fail and pricing fail.

Would have been cool if they had actually fitted a reasonable USB sound card into the keyboard with headphone/mic for non USB headsets though.
You know what. That would be a smart idea. Considering they have USB sounds cards. It could be connected by passthrough and embedded in the head of the keyboard.Quote
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