Keychron Keyboards Article Review - July 2020

 

Want a wireless mechanical keyboard? The Keychron K8 has you covered. —— by Patrick Kansa @Knapsack    June 22, 2020

 

 

This latest offering is in that compact vein, but offers something I’ve not tried out – bluetooth connectivity. Meet the Keychron K8.

To be fair, the Keychron K8 isn’t just a wireless keyboard – you can also use it via the wire, which is a handy bit of flexibility if you ask me. It’s also a platform for flexibility in what, exactly, is under your keycaps. They’ve got mechanical options (in three variants) but they also have optical switches (for even faster response times), and a platform that can – in the correct build – allow for hot-swapping of the switches within the keyboard. So you can really customize what you want.

 

 

 

Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard —— by Scarlet Bell @gbatemp    Mar 5, 2020

 

 

All in all, the K2 is everything I wanted in a tenkeyless keyboard and more. Sleek, portable, and an overall joy to use, it's a keyboard that would find a home in any office or on any desk. It's stunning, with a build quality and battery life to match. Whether $89 is a good price is something I can't really decide for another person, but I can tell you this is something I've had no issue recommending to friends and family. It really just ticks all the right boxes. 

 

 

 

Keychron K4 Keyboard Review —— by Shaqil Hossain, Ryan Lim, Yannick Khong @rtings.com    Jun 29, 2020   

 

                           

The Keychron K4 is an overall decent wireless mechanical keyboard for most uses. It's a keyboard that can be configured with your preferred type of switches. Our unit is fitted with LK Optical Brown switches, which provide a good amount of tactility without producing much noise, making it a good option for use in quiet office settings. It's well-built, it has backlighting, and since it's a Bluetooth keyboard, it can be used with a wide range of devices. You can choose to have a plastic or full aluminum frame, and there's also an option with full RGB backlighting. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any programmable keys, doesn't come with a wrist rest, and there's no customization software. On the bright side, it has a multi-device pairing feature that lets you pair up to three devices at the same time, and it comes with keycaps for Windows and macOS.

 

  

Keychron K6: Our In-Depth Review —— by Jake and Betty  @switch & click

 

 

The K6 is absolutely packed with features and Keychron has made it possible to customize many parts of the keyboard including the base, backlighting, and switch type. The keyboard has both Bluetooth wireless and wired options. In addition, you can also choose if you want a keyboard with a hotswappable PCB, which means you can swap out the switch to whatever type you want.

Mac users, this is your time to rejoice. Like the K2, this keyboard will have full compatibility with Apple products. There is a sliding button located on the side of the keyboard to activate whether the keyboard will be used with an Apple or Windows computer.



 

Keychron K1 v4 Review —— by Zit Seng  @zitseng.com    June 27, 2020

 

 

The Keychron K1 v4 is an excellent minimalist ultra-slim Bluetooth mechanical keyboard that is sturdy, well-built, and comfortable to type on. The new brown switches is great for those who want a that tactile bump without clickety noises.

Pros:

  • Minimalist, ultra-slim design
  • Sturdy build
  • Brown switches offer great tactile feel without clickety noise
  • Pairs with three Bluetooth devices, and offers wired connection

Cons:

  • Backlight patterns cannot be customised

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