Gaming peripherals are one of the most popular segments of the market these days. Dozens of companies on every continent are actively competing for a piece of the market share, leading to the availability of a great variety of products for consumers. As the size of the gaming market itself constantly expands, the gross income of almost every reputable company increases even though the competition constantly expands. The only issue that companies have these days lies on innovation – the sheer number of products and limited design possibilities makes it very difficult for manufacturers to truly differentiate from their competitors.

Today we are having our very first look at a product from 1STPLAYER, a company originating from China. 1STPLAYER is relatively unknown to the US/EU but they have a very strong presence in Asia and boast impressive manufacturing capabilities. The company recently decided to expand into the EU and the US. Although, for the time being, 1STPLAYER has an official distributor only in the UK and Ukraine, their products can also be easily found for sale online in the US.

The product that we will be reviewing today is the Bullet Hunter MK6 mechanical gaming keyboard. In terms of features, the Bullet Hunter MK6 probably does not have any unique ones that we can point out in this introduction, as several competitive products sport similar, or even identical, features lists. However, the pricing of the Bullet Hunter MK6 is extremely aggressive for a programmable mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting, as it is currently retailing for less than $65.

Packaging and Bundle

We received the Bullet Hunter MK6 in a simple, all-black cardboard box with very little artwork to speak off. The box is by all means very basic and is meant only to provide some protection to the keyboard during shipping. Considering the weight of the keyboard, it probably is a little undersized as well, but we did receive our sample safely over intercontinental shipping.

 

Inside the box, we found a CD with the keyboard’s software, a very basic user’s manual, one plastic keycap puller, one metallic switch puller, and a few spare mechanical switches.

The 1STPlayer Bullet Hunter MK6 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
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  • Ro_Ja - Monday, July 01, 2019 - link

    It looks like my Redragon K557- has similar design, ugly looking keycaps, replaceable switches, even the software has uncanny similarities.

    I also own the HyperX Elite Mx blue and red and I.gotta say the outemus feels better to type on imo.

    Red outemus are somewhat lighter than the reds too,.
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  • CU - Monday, July 01, 2019 - link

    I agree. I have the Redragon K550 and the software looks the same. Reply
  • Cellar Door - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    Same with browns as well, however I had a switch die on me after only 3 months of use - so they are cheap for a reason. Reply
  • CU - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    Had mime for over 1.5 years without issue. May have just got a bad switch, it happens. Reply
  • Opencg - Friday, August 09, 2019 - link

    If you are a gamer I recommend the outemu brown switches. They have a significantly higher actuation point making them feel much more responsive in game compared with the reds. Reply
  • Ro_Ja - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    It's just a bad switch. Switches on my keyboard hasn't died yet and it's over a year old already. Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    also looks a lot like the E-Element Z-88 (104 key version), with the silver ring around the top, removable switches etc. And the font. Who actually makes all these boards? Reply
  • Opencg - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    I have the e-element tenkeyless. It is a VERY good keyboard. Uses otemu switches instead of cherry. the base is metal the whole thing is just super solid and stands up to daily use often over 12 hours. Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - link

    well I certainly agree with that. I have one each of 104 and 81 key :) Love the minimalistic look and the price. Just wish there was a way to control the lighting in software. They tout the ability to control it without software as a feature, and it is, but it'd be nice to have the option to create and store some profiles on my PC.

    there is this if one feels adventurous: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comme... Not sure I do. My 104 key version is pre swappable switches, and perhaps a completely different model as far as firmware is concerned
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  • snarfbot - Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - link

    I have a z-88 as well, its a fine keyboard for the money. Only complaint is the hideous typeface on the keys. Reply

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