Nice keebs. Amazing customer service. Glad to have supported a local.
Satisfied with customer service! Found slightly unpolished/unsanded markings on keycaps and was slightly unsatisfied initially, but Tempest agreed to fully replaced the keycaps I had issues with. 10/10 service and aesthetics, highly approve. Will be back for kirin v3 when it rolls out. :DD
In love with this amazing keyboard that i’ve bought from tempest. Decided to self collected it , met a helpful and knowledgeable sales guy named ben! After everything , he decided to deliver it to me instead as it came up with some issues. Going through the extra mile for their customers. Appreciate his help. Keep it up bro!
Hui Kuan T.
Well built keyboard and good after service! Thank you!
Very satisfied with the purchase. The keyboard arrived really promptly. Customer service was really help you too. Thank you Tempest team!
Even thou it’s pricey but no regrets! Loving it & great service too!
Great keyboard! Wish there was a way to know if the battery was ending though.
the keyboard arrived as described, and props to the customer service team who kindly changed my order when i contacted them after accidentally ordering the wrong colour keyboard :-) the keys feel amazing so far and i'm really happy with the quality of the product and packaging.
XIU HUAN Y.
The box royal were too heavy for me, and the friendly staff at Tempest offered to switch to my preferred box browns at no extra cost. I love the profile and the color theme of the Tempest Kirin v2. The keycaps are of superior quality and my typing experience is significantly improved with the minimal wobble on the keys.
One of the best keyboards I have used thus far. Switches are buttery smooth, stabilisers feels amazing. Nice sound profile. Good for gaming and productivity
Next day delivery with no issues whatsoever. Definitely recommend
This feature rich keyboard is close to perfect but could be a bit better. It promises a hotswap-able pcb board, BT connection and RGB lighting. Did it deliver? Yes. (and it's pretty) the kalih switches are also a plus, not needed to lube or clean. So what are my complaints? Bluetooth connectivity is iffy if you have a router around. (not sure what can be done about that) Also the case could be better/sturdier/thicker. For its price to features ratio, you kinda get what you pay for. The convenience of having a highly customized and unique mechanical keyboard without needing to break out the soldering iron. Oh also customer service and aftersales service was on point.
Great Service! The staff at Tempest are knowledgeable on keyboards and their recommendation of a mechanical switch for me was perfect. Loving my Kailh Box White switches so far!
The best wireless TKL keyboard with mechanical switches! (after 2.5 months of everyday use). It is the keyboard without compromises! The writing on the keyboard is a joy! (Box White, programming). The keypress is exact without any rattling or tilting, very smooth. Switches are better than MX blue (shorter, more smooth tactile point, more resistant at the bottom). The keyboard has a great sound. It reminds in a good way of a typewriter. It is not too loud for everyday use. (mouse click is louder) The build quality is excellent. The keyboard is sturdy, nothing bend, creak or squeak. I checked the internals (PCB, plate) and it pushes the impression even higher. The design is modern, clean, and decent. PBT keycaps are high-quality. The BlueTooth connection works flawlessly without any connection drop (BT4 adapter), lags, or delays. Details that will please you: * Braided USB cable. * Travel case and plastic cover against dust. * The support is quick and helpful. The top case was creaking from the beginning. They solved it quickly. * Nice backlit modes. * Keyboard shortcuts (media buttons, calculator) through Fn + Fx * Switching between more computers. Minor things: * Opaque keycaps - light is going just around (I don't mind). * Keyboard settings are too easily accessible (Fn+key). * Can't disable the Caps lock. I was finding the perfect keyboard (no budget limit) for a long time. There are no comparable wireless alternatives in the market. The few other keyboards always have a downside(s). The price is good for what you get.
Excellent support After-sales support is excellent. Had some problem with my keyboard but their support help to facilitate the return and sent me a repaired unit within a week. Super responsive live chat and always there to help. recommended.
Kailh Box White switches Decided to go with the Kailh Box Switches as they did not have Cherry MX Blue in stock which I was using previously. Found that the click is slightly different but not in a bad way and was pleasantly surprised. Rest of the keyboard works perfectly as well.
Hotswappable is the in thing Never thought I needed a hotswappable function until I tried this keyboard out. Now my keyboard is mostly gateron yellow but still has cherry red in WASD. Swapping out the switches is so damn easy unlike other brands where you cannot do so. Local company support is good also, any question can just ask them and their service reply really fast. Thumbs up to Tempest.
First mechanical kb :) Have never bought a mechanical kb before and stumbled on this local company. The staff were knowledgeable and even asked me to go down to their showroom to try before buying. Decided to purchase the Kirin v2 with Kailh White switches after a long time chatting with them online. Delivery was super fast and the keyboard feels great to type on. Well done you guys!
Thoughtful staff They helped me to pick out the right keyboard for my girlfriend’s birthday as I know almost nothing about it. Easy to understand after chatting with them on their live chat and they even offered to help me write a card with a special message for her. Really went the extra mile and my partner is enjoying the keyboard so far. Thanks Tempest!!
Bluetooth, doubleshot PBT, TKL Was in search of a traditional TKL layout with Bluetooth capability and only found a few brands before coming by Tempest. It is an honest keyboard and does what it is meant to do. Typing feels good and gaming feels better with the Gateron Yellow. The heavier spring does make it feel much like I’m actually typing on a keyboard compared to using Cherry Reds previously. Bluetooth working perfectly for me and have not felt a drop in connection yet. Would recommend to people getting their first mechanical keyboard.
Keyboard looks great and is a joy to type on for long hours. Got the Kirin v2 (gateron yellow version) recently and it feels really nice and smooth to type on. Keys feel really stable and the Bluetooth works well with no issues.
QUALITY KEYBOARD As I’ve owned the Kirin v1 and really enjoyed what it had to offer, I just had to find out what’s new about the Kirin v2. After about a month of usage, here are my thoughts: Pros: 1. Keys feel really steady and tight, significantly lesser wobble than the other keyboards I have in my arsenal. Probably due to the lubed stabilizers and cherry profile (means its lower and closer to the back board) 2. Insane battery life – I used the keyboard wirelessly for a week and it’s still going strong (the cable is still in the box btw) 3. Keycaps – I have sweaty palms which I think causes some other keycaps to go shiny and glossy over time. These supposedly will not shine due to being doubleshot and we’ll see how it goes after a few months :D Cons: 1. Where’s the battery indicator?? I guess with this insane battery life they forgot to indicate how to know when to charge the keyboard. 2. No choice for white casing, would have loved to get a white based keyboard with this colorway – will look SO much better imo. Overall: Can’t really complain much, it’s an excellent keyboard with great functionality aside from some minor issues (like no obvious battery indicator).
Super fast delivery! Tbh, really impressed by their fast delivery and logistics service. If only the other stuff I order online can have such fast delivery…hahaha
Great Upgrade! I have owned a few mechanical keyboards over the years from various brands, mainly for gaming. What I really like is the new hotswap function in the Kirin v2 as I no longer have to purchase an entire keyboard after a while, I can just change out to other switches. A great upgrade and super thoughtful on the nice keyboard bag to make it more portable.
Lightweight & Portable Keyboard quality does feel good despite its weight which makes it perfect for bringing the keyboard to work. Battery life is not bad as well. Can last me a whole week in the office without charging.
Make more colors available! Love the keyboard but would like it if there are more color options for the default set. Had to purchase the doubleshot ABS keycaps to match my overall setup and ended up loving it even more.
Tactile bump feels so good Last time only used cherry browns so decided to upgrade and support local. Cherry browns really feels like a linear switch compared to the box royals!! There is also a lot less shaky feeling which makes the typing more stable. Even though the royals are heavier, I still enjoy typing on it a lot.
Excellent build quality Was introduced to this keyboard by my friend, no regrets so far. Feels great to type on and surprisingly light even though it looks abit bulky. No rattle on the spacebar which is a big plus for me.
Next day shipping is a lifesaver. My previous keyboard suddenly decided to stop working one WFH day... I ordered the Kirin v2 and got it within 24 hours. Not sure if this applies to everyone but that is damn fast la especially during this CB period where everything is delayed!
Awesome Service! Decided to give my review on the Kirin v2 after the excellent service I have experienced from Tempest. Walked into Aftershock PC’s showroom one day with the intention to pick out a keyboard for home use. To cut the long story short: The staff there were very patient and managed to simplify a lot of things I had trouble understanding (such as the differences between switches and different keycaps). Isaac was very accommodating and helped me to pick out the right keyboard for everyday use (I mainly use a keyboard for work with some light gaming now and then). Happy to have supported a local brand in these tough times and loving the keyboard so far! Keep it up guys!
Amazing keyboard for it's price. Been using the Kirin v2 for about a month now before deciding to write anything. Compared to the other brands out there where you pay above $150 for doubleshot ABS and cherry switches (that's about it), this really different. The doubleshot PBT really feels much better and has not shine a single bit. The Box royals are one of the most tactile switches I have felt out there which is to my liking. Addition of Bluetooth is amazing for me to switch between my laptop and desktop at home. Honestly, for both programming and gaming, I really do like my keyboard a lot compared to those gaming brands out there! I do hope Tempest do offer lubing services for their switches in the future though, just a thought ;)
Finally, the right one. [Product received 7th Aug 2020] Firstly, I would like to apologize to the folks over at Tempest for this delayed review, been rather drowned in testing this keyboard What I like: - Although ABS, the build quality feels solid, doesn't creak when I am jamming away during those intense sessions - Keys don't feel wobbly, likely due to the Cherry stabilizers they are using. - Got the Gateron Yellows variant and they don't feel heavy, they feel a tad bit close to the Cherry Reds but still sits right at home with me. - RGB options give you total of 19 profiles, and they are indeed nice, I personally don't have an active preset to conserve battery, again, no complains here. - Pairing multiple devices is simple and quick, and switching between paired devices is a mere 1-3 second wait. - Battery life is great, at the time of this review, I have only charged it once, the 2700mAH battery is really holding up well. - It is light and portable, doesn't occupy a large footprint on your desk. - Platform compatibility What I might have liked more: - A different color variation for keycaps for the Kirin V2, I notice that it gleans towards PINK even with the addition of the 6 keycaps. - A software to map your keys and perhaps control RGB lighting. Things to note: Not sure if this is normal, but I encountered instances where BT connection breaks when I switch to and from a profile. I would recommend this KB to anyone that wants to use it for both work and play. P.S my missus approves!
Great follow up to an already awesome Keyboard. Received my keyboard today. Loved the Kirin V1 so thought I'd give the second one a shot as I liked the fact that it had hotswappable switches and its somewhat future proof. Upon unboxing the new keyboard, I immediately noticed the nice EVA carrying case, definitely a good edition to keep my spare Kirin V1 and also as an option when I want to move my keyboards around. The quality of the case is great and it feels premium. Overall, I like the build quality of the keyboard. A few things that stood out to me: - I love the recessed USB-C port, it gives the keyboard a cleaner look. - RGB options are good - I love the fact that you don't need drivers and everything can be controlled on KB. - The new stabilizers are great, definitely an improvement over the previous ones and much less wobble, smoother travel. - The keycaps are now doubleshot PBT, they feel great but I feel that the legibility of the fonts on the previous default keycaps were a bit better. - The included USB-C cable feels cheaper than the one included in V1. It works perfectly fine but the braid is slightly thicker and feels less premium. - Switching from Bluetooth Mode to USB mode works perfectly. Bluetooth 5.1 works super well with the Macbook Pro, so switching from working to gaming has never been simpler. - I went from MX Reds to Gateron Yellows - Both are great switches, I probably prefer the MX Reds but since they are hotswappable I can't wait to try different switches. Overall, a great upgrade.