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AOC Agon AGK700 Review: Clicky and Clunky

The AOC Agon AGK700 feels durable, from its braided cable to its quality, clicky Cherry switches. It has helpful features like USB passthrough and easy-to-manage onboard profiles. But at $180, it’s overpriced, considering its overall layout, keycaps and the competition

AOC raised some eyebrows this year when it announced it’s growing its presence in the gaming space beyond monitors and into smaller peripherals, namely mice, RGB mouse pads, headsets and keyboards. The AOC Agon AGK700, as well as the lower priced AOC Agon GK500, enter a crowded market of clackers claiming to be the best gaming keyboard. The AGK700 steps up to the plate as the power hitter, boasting a bulky look, premium Cherry MX Blue switches and commanding a high, $180 price tag.

AOC did some things right with the AGK700. At this price, we’re happy that AOC remembered to include a decent wrist rest, dedicated media keys, USB passthrough and even a macro bank. But there’s room for improvement among many of its features. And, as we mentioned, the competition was already stiff before AOC joined in.

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