Differences among Keychron keyboards

ModelK1K2K3K4K6K8K12C2
Keys87 or 1048484100688761104
BacklightWhite or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight optionsNon-Backlit, White or RGB backlight optionsWhite or RGB backlight options
LayoutTenkeyless or Full size75%75%96%65%Tenkeyless60%Full size
ConnectivityWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWireless or wired modeWired mode only
Compatible SystemMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/AndroidMac/iOS/Windows/Android
KeycapsProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OSProvided for both Mac and Windows OS
Number of Multimedia/Function keysTwelveTwelveTwelveTwelveTwelveTwelveTwelveTwelve
Switch typeGateron low profile MechanicalGateron MechanicalLow profile Gateron Mechanical or low profile Keychron OpticalGatoron Mechanical or LK OpticalGatoron Mechanical or LK OpticalGateron Mechanical or Keychron OpticalKeychron Mechanical/Gateron Mechanical/Keychron Lava OpticalGateron Mechanical
Hot-swappable optionNoNoYes for Hot-swappable version with low profile Optical switchYes for Hot-swappable version with Gateron switchYes for Hot-swappable version with Gateron switchYes for Optical version and Hot-swappable version with Gateron switchYes for Hot-swappable versionYes for Hot-swappable version with Gateron switch
Connect up to 3 devicesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Charging PortUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Anti-ghostingNKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 5KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired) and 6KRO (Wireless)NKRO (Wired)
Design latency13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode) and 30ms (Wireless mode)13ms (Wired mode)
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At Keychron, we were motivated by the desire to create a wireless mechanical keyboard that is wireless, versatile - like a Mac layout compatible with Windows - and affordable, we’ve penetrated these core concepts throughout our product line while providing settings to meet individual needs.

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