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Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Keyboard Review


Aorus Thunder K7 is the first mechanical keyboard that comes with detachable Macro keys. Featuring superior cherry MX mechanical key switches, it provides an ultimate user experience. Some of the ultimate features of this great looking keyboard are anti-ghosting multi key press capability, AORUS macro engine, dynamic volume and backlit illumination control and more. The detachable macro keypad is another plus.
Available for $149.99, this keyboard is getting attention of the users for its affordable price and amazing features.

Let’s have a close look at its features:


The first impression when you see Aorus Thunder K7 is amazing! Simply amazing! The design of the keyboard is truly mesmerizing. It comes in a large box and the box includes a keyboard, keypad, detachable wrist rest, detachable keyboard cable and user manual. AORUS is a multi-configuration keyboard. The company breaks these into 4 configurations:

1) Standard : Keypad on the right, 2) Gaming: Keypad on the left, 3) 80% stand-alone: no keypad use at all 4) 20% Macro Gaming: using keypad only

Aorus Thunder K7


Cherry red mechanical key switches of Aorus Thunder K7 provide superior tactile feedback and an optimized actuation force of 45g. They are the heart and soul of the keyboard. The red switches are linear and do not have any tactile or audible feedback. The software that can be downloaded from AORUS’s website allows you to set up profiles for different games with different key bindings and 100 custom macros. The default profile lighting is blue and has a breathing effect to it. You can control the enabling and disabling of profiles, the LED breathing effect and the on/off functionality of AORUS selectable profiles indicator light. One can adjust the LED lighting per key. Each key glows evenly and the scroll wheel also glows a gentle blue and adjustable as well.

Aorus Thunder K7

Exclusive features

There are many features that make this keyboard apart from other upper-end mechanical boards. Apart from being affordable, it has anti-ghosting functionality, wheel-based volume and backlighting controls and detachable number pad with macro keys. The keyboard provides anti-ghosting across all zones of the keyboard. With the capability of being able to input multiple keystrokes at once, it dominates among the other mechanical keyboards available in the market today. There’s an intuitive wheel based volume and backlit key-cap illumination control that offers hassle-free adjustments. The detachable pad can be used as a number pad or a macro keyboards. Also, the 20 keys are fully customizable.

Aorus Thunder K7


Using the Aorus macro engine software, one can setup five individual profiles for up to 20 keys on the detachable pad. Each profile can be color-coded. Also, the detachable pad can be connected to right or left side of the keyboard, making it easy for both lefties and righties. The keys on the keypad are slightly different and the enter key is the second from the right on the bottom row. All the keys can be programmed via Aorus Macro Engine Software.

Aorus Thunder K7

A quick look at Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Keyboard :

Specifications Details
Dimensions 454(L)* 257(W)*45(H) mm
Weight 1500g ± 10%
Cable Length 2.0m ± 10%
Supporting OS Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8
Certificate CE, FCC, BSMI
Interface USB 2.0
Activation Cherry Red Mechanical Switch
Peak Force 45g
Programmable macro keys 100
Warranty 2 years
Cost $149.99
Available At Amazon.com


  • Looks cool
  • Volume scroll on keyboard
  • Comfortable
  • Macro profiles on macro pad


  • Expensive
  • Cherry MX Reds not for typing enthusiasts

Final Words

Though there’re many options available for mechanical keyboards, but Aorus Thunder K7 keyboard is a good choice. It stands out from the crowd for its amazing set of features. All-in-all, the keyboard is quite impressive and the finish on the keys is quite nice. This keyboard featuring anti-ghosting full N-key rollover across every zone is a solid performer. The Cherry MX Red keys, plethora of macro keys, detachable keypad are some of the other noteworthy features.

If you want to purchase it, you can get it today from Amazon.com at the best prices on the web.

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