Introducing HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Photo Review)

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Introducing HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Photo Review)

If you search for mechanical gaming keyboard in the market, you’ll notice most of them are black or dark color, including ours. However, not everyone is fan of black, some people, like Apple mac users, female gamers, or office workers may prefer something different. So today, HAVIT released HV-KB389L RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, a complete white mechanical keyboard that comes with Kailh Brown Switch and powerful features. (Update: After the release of the white version, we have receive many request for the black version, so we released a black version as well. Please visit the link to learn more about it.)

The Look

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard does not have the same aggressive design like other gaming keyboards, however, if you lift up the keyboard, you can tell it is more than an ordinary keyboard, because it has a weight of 1.2 kg (about 2.64 pounds), almost as heavy as the metal covered HV-KB366L mechanical keyboard. And unlike HV-KB366L or HV-KB378L, which are covered with metal plate, the HAVIT HV-KB389L is completely made of hard plastic, allowing a warmer touch and feel.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Overview

Side of HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and HV-MP830 mouse pad and HV-MS672 mouse

HV-KB389L, featuring the enormous HV-MP830 mouse pad, and the HV-MS672 mouse

 

Gold plated plug and ferrite bead

Gold plated plug and ferrite bead

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a pure white keyboard, which is a rare feature in the mechanical keyboard market. Although it is white, you can put more color on it by customizing the LED backlit, which makes the keyboard like a canvas that you can design on.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Backlits

Besides the RGB LED backlit of the keys, there’s a strip of LED light around the keyboard, display one of the 7 color as you choose. You can customize the lights so that the keyboard looks more colorful and better go with your decor.

Blue Side light of HV-KB389L

Red side light of HV-KB389L

RGB backlit of HV-KB389L keyboard

RGB backlit of HV-KB389L keyboard -2

Updates:

Here are some photos of the black version we recently released

hv-kb389l mechanical keyboard black hv-kb389l mechanical keyboard black on desk backlit in the dark side backlit

The Lights

The backlit system of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is one of the most complicated, yet the most fun to play with one among HAVIT keyboards. Generally there are 6 Backlit modes (Not include the sub-modes under the Interactive mode):

Interactive mode:
The lights change as you type. There are 4 interactive modes: Single Key Lighting mode, Ripple Mode, Zone Lighting mode, and Typing Speed mode.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard Ripple Mode

Breathing mode:
The lights changes regularly. You can either change the color or just keep one color.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard Breathing Mode

Always On mode:
Keep one color and keep it stay On.

HV-KB389L Always On Mode

Marquee Mode (Wave Mode / Flowing Mode):
Color changes from side to side like waves.

HV-KB389L Marquee Mode

Side Backlit:

There are 7 color of the strip of light around the keyboard

HAVIT HV-KB389L Side Backlit

Backlit Configuration Mode:

The backlit of each key can be customized, and there are 3 profiles to store different backlit configurations.

Backlit Configuration

Here’s a complete video showing different backlit settings of the keyboard, which also features the clicking sound of the keyboard:

The Switch

While all of our previous mechanical keyboards use Outemu Blue Switch, the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first HAVIT keyboard that uses Kailh Brown Switch.

In the specifications, Outemu Blue Switch (HV-KB378L) requires 60±15g of operating force, and travels 4.0±0.2 mm in total, while Kailh Brown Switch (HV-KB389L) requires 50~60g operating force, and also travel 4.0 mm in total.

In practical, the biggest difference between Outemu Blue Switch and Kailh Brown Switch is that Kailh Brown Switch does not have a noticeable tactile bump half way pressing a key like Outemu Blue Switch does, so it is more “straight forward”. Also Kailh Brown Switch does not come with the clicky sound like Outemu Blue Switch does, making it a quieter switch. Besides these differences, Outemu Blue Switch and Kailh Brown Switch both only require a few operating force to press, therefore you can expect the same clear and crispy typing experience on the HV-KB389L keyboard.

Kailh Brown Switch of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Kailh Brown Switch of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Switch, Keycaps and Keycap remover

Switch, Keycaps and Keycap remover

The Features

One of the great things about HAVIT HV-KB389L is that as a feature-rich keyboard, it also users to perform all the features without installing extra software or drivers. Here are some of the features of the keyboard.

N-Key Rollover

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is by default N-key rollover, allowing users to press several keys at the same time without conflicting with each other (ghosting). This is a helpful feature for fast typists or hardcore gamers, because they type as if they are pressing several keys at the same time, and will cause conflicts on some other keyboards.

Keys of HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard

The HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard is by default N-key Rollover

Macro Programming

Macros help users to combine several keystrokes into one, but most of the programmable keyboards in the market, including our Lammergeier keyboard, require software to program the macro keys. With the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, you can program the 5 macro keys (Y, U, I, O, P) on the keyboard itself.

macro keys of keys of HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard

When in Macro Management mode, the 5 macro keys will light up

Simply press FN+F12 to enter Macro Management mode, when the macro keys lights up, press FN + the macro key you would like to program, and then perform the keystroke sequences you need, and when you’re done, press FN+F12 again to exit Macro Management mode.

Multimedia

Open music player, play or pause, volume up or down – these are simple multimedia commands we perform almost every time we start our computer. Instead of doing them by searching for the buttons on the screen and click them with mouse, you can now simply press the multimedia combination keys on the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (FN+F1~F6). It will be very helpful if you listen to the music or watch video often.

Conclusion

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard not only comes with a different color, it also comes with brand new switch and features. If you are tired of the dark color that most keyboards out there use, or if you simply want a powerful mechanical keyboard, the HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard would be the right one for you.

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Introducing HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Photo Review)

If you search for mechanical gaming keyboard in the market, you’ll notice most of them are black or dark color, including ours. However, not everyone is fan of black, some people, like Apple mac users, female gamers, or office workers may prefer something different. So today, HAVIT released HV-KB389L RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, a complete white mechanical keyboard that comes with Kailh Brown Switch and powerful features. (Update: After the release of the white version, we have receive many request for the black version, so we released a black version as well. Please visit the link to learn more about it.)

The Look

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard does not have the same aggressive design like other gaming keyboards, however, if you lift up the keyboard, you can tell it is more than an ordinary keyboard, because it has a weight of 1.2 kg (about 2.64 pounds), almost as heavy as the metal covered HV-KB366L mechanical keyboard. And unlike HV-KB366L or HV-KB378L, which are covered with metal plate, the HAVIT HV-KB389L is completely made of hard plastic, allowing a warmer touch and feel.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Overview

Side of HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and HV-MP830 mouse pad and HV-MS672 mouse

HV-KB389L, featuring the enormous HV-MP830 mouse pad, and the HV-MS672 mouse

 

Gold plated plug and ferrite bead

Gold plated plug and ferrite bead

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a pure white keyboard, which is a rare feature in the mechanical keyboard market. Although it is white, you can put more color on it by customizing the LED backlit, which makes the keyboard like a canvas that you can design on.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Backlits

Besides the RGB LED backlit of the keys, there’s a strip of LED light around the keyboard, display one of the 7 color as you choose. You can customize the lights so that the keyboard looks more colorful and better go with your decor.

Blue Side light of HV-KB389L

Red side light of HV-KB389L

RGB backlit of HV-KB389L keyboard

RGB backlit of HV-KB389L keyboard -2

Updates:

Here are some photos of the black version we recently released

hv-kb389l mechanical keyboard black hv-kb389l mechanical keyboard black on desk backlit in the dark side backlit

The Lights

The backlit system of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is one of the most complicated, yet the most fun to play with one among HAVIT keyboards. Generally there are 6 Backlit modes (Not include the sub-modes under the Interactive mode):

Interactive mode:
The lights change as you type. There are 4 interactive modes: Single Key Lighting mode, Ripple Mode, Zone Lighting mode, and Typing Speed mode.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard Ripple Mode

Breathing mode:
The lights changes regularly. You can either change the color or just keep one color.

HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard Breathing Mode

Always On mode:
Keep one color and keep it stay On.

HV-KB389L Always On Mode

Marquee Mode (Wave Mode / Flowing Mode):
Color changes from side to side like waves.

HV-KB389L Marquee Mode

Side Backlit:

There are 7 color of the strip of light around the keyboard

HAVIT HV-KB389L Side Backlit

Backlit Configuration Mode:

The backlit of each key can be customized, and there are 3 profiles to store different backlit configurations.

Backlit Configuration

Here’s a complete video showing different backlit settings of the keyboard, which also features the clicking sound of the keyboard:

The Switch

While all of our previous mechanical keyboards use Outemu Blue Switch, the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first HAVIT keyboard that uses Kailh Brown Switch.

In the specifications, Outemu Blue Switch (HV-KB378L) requires 60±15g of operating force, and travels 4.0±0.2 mm in total, while Kailh Brown Switch (HV-KB389L) requires 50~60g operating force, and also travel 4.0 mm in total.

In practical, the biggest difference between Outemu Blue Switch and Kailh Brown Switch is that Kailh Brown Switch does not have a noticeable tactile bump half way pressing a key like Outemu Blue Switch does, so it is more “straight forward”. Also Kailh Brown Switch does not come with the clicky sound like Outemu Blue Switch does, making it a quieter switch. Besides these differences, Outemu Blue Switch and Kailh Brown Switch both only require a few operating force to press, therefore you can expect the same clear and crispy typing experience on the HV-KB389L keyboard.

Kailh Brown Switch of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Kailh Brown Switch of HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Switch, Keycaps and Keycap remover

Switch, Keycaps and Keycap remover

The Features

One of the great things about HAVIT HV-KB389L is that as a feature-rich keyboard, it also users to perform all the features without installing extra software or drivers. Here are some of the features of the keyboard.

N-Key Rollover

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is by default N-key rollover, allowing users to press several keys at the same time without conflicting with each other (ghosting). This is a helpful feature for fast typists or hardcore gamers, because they type as if they are pressing several keys at the same time, and will cause conflicts on some other keyboards.

Keys of HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard

The HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard is by default N-key Rollover

Macro Programming

Macros help users to combine several keystrokes into one, but most of the programmable keyboards in the market, including our Lammergeier keyboard, require software to program the macro keys. With the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, you can program the 5 macro keys (Y, U, I, O, P) on the keyboard itself.

macro keys of keys of HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard

When in Macro Management mode, the 5 macro keys will light up

Simply press FN+F12 to enter Macro Management mode, when the macro keys lights up, press FN + the macro key you would like to program, and then perform the keystroke sequences you need, and when you’re done, press FN+F12 again to exit Macro Management mode.

Multimedia

Open music player, play or pause, volume up or down – these are simple multimedia commands we perform almost every time we start our computer. Instead of doing them by searching for the buttons on the screen and click them with mouse, you can now simply press the multimedia combination keys on the HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (FN+F1~F6). It will be very helpful if you listen to the music or watch video often.

Conclusion

The HAVIT HV-KB389L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard not only comes with a different color, it also comes with brand new switch and features. If you are tired of the dark color that most keyboards out there use, or if you simply want a powerful mechanical keyboard, the HV-KB389L Mechanical Keyboard would be the right one for you.

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2 Comments

  1. Beckham Carver 14/10/2016 at pm12:38 - Reply

    If possible, please create software for this product, it is #1 new seller on amazon so I know you have enough money. I bought this keyboard purely for orange back lighting but there is no way to make it purely stationary orange.

  2. beverly medley-mccall 28/07/2016 at am2:08 - Reply

    I am glad someone realized that the light color is preferred by most of us women AND that it is much easier to see for those of us that are beginning to need reading glasses!

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