Let’s start with the Lenovo Y Gaming keyboard first. It has khail red switches other than the more conventional cherry mx switches. It is a cheaper alternative while the tactile feeling is similar. The keyboard has hard plastic which has very little flex. This is a surprise as many keyboards at this price range are cheaper in quality. There is a removable wrist rest that has a crosshatch pattern which is also on the spacebar. For connectivity, it has a 1.8m braided cable USB which is rather stiff and is hard to put underneath the desk. On the right side of the keyboard are a headphone jack, microphone jack and a USB port. Sadly the USB is 2.0 so don’t expect crazy speeds.
On the top right, there are the media keys and on the left are the brightness control, profile switching and windows lock button. On the far left side, there are six macro keys which is a great thing for possibly FPS games like CSGO. These keys are tactile also. When typing on the keyboard, feedback is satisfying and actuation distance is pretty good. One annoying thing is about the spacebar and not the switch underneath. The spacebar will give of squeaking noises as your thumbs jump up and down. The khail red switches do not sound really loud at all. To set the keyboard profiles, users need to go to Lenovo’s website to download the software.
The Lenovo Y Gaming mouse is a bit rather large and angular which can cause problems for some. The build material feels too plastic-like. On the side it can catch some fingerprints. The supposedly thumb rest will most likely not help users as this mouse is quite large. You can alter the weight with small circular weights. The mouse DPI starts at 200 to 8200 and polling rate goes up to 1000hz. The side buttons are in awkward places which will be hard reaching for those with small hands.
Overall, the Lenovo Y Gaming keyboard and mouse are ok. They didn’t wow us all. It’s a decent attempt in trying to jump into gaming peripherals.