Evaporate K9 Review

Evaporate K9
BrandPurple Magic Bell Anime
ReleaseNovember 22, 2022
CompatibilityPS5 / XSX / NS / PC
Dimensions14.6″ x 7.1″ x 1.3″
Weight4.4 lbs
Cable3 m


The Evaporate K9 is made of ebony as well as black walnut, teak, and more. The inner parts are made of aluminum and stainless steel. The metallic components comprise 10-20% of the build.

The K9 has mechanical switches, namely a combination of OMRON and Gateron. The tech savvy may be interested in knowing that the trigger stroke is 1 mm, the total stroke is 3 mm, the operating pressure is 50 gf, and the lifespan is 40 million reps. As for compatibility, PlayStation and PC compatibility is achieved through a Brook PCB.


The buttons are wood on the outside and metal on the inside. Take heed as the buttons are overly sensitive. For example, you may rest your fingers on them and then trigger them.

With a bit of adjustment, you should be able to avoid accidental presses and instead enjoy how responsive the buttons are, giving you speedy inputs and hopefully better gaming results. By the way, there are seven function buttons.

The surface of the K9 is not irritable to the wrists. The K9 is suitable for both desk and lap play, the latter of which is because of the width. Furthermore, the anti-slip pads should not dig into your legs.


The ebony of the K9 is hard & dense, adding to the resiliency of the controller, and the same applies to the black walnut. No wonder the latter is often used for furniture! The teak is hard too, and it is known for being resistant to rot.

Regarding compatibility, the Brook PCB is the Universal Fighting Board plus the UFB-UP5 attachment for PlayStation 5 compatibility. Brook boards are also known for their negligible input delay.


Visually, the K9 is a work of art. With the ebony, you get pleasant streaks of brown, and it can look glossy. The black walnut is what gives that rich, chocolate-like shade of brown. The teak adds a bit of gold to the mix, and it should age finely to a darker brown over time. Also, the attack buttons being black and the rest being brown is a cool touch.


Any collector of artisanal fighting game controllers should highly consider the Evaporate K9 and its counterparts.

  • Quality wood
  • Desk & lap play
  • Diverse compatibility
  • Sensitive buttons



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