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.
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.
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.
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.
- Minimalist, ultra-slim design
- Sturdy build
- Brown switches offer great tactile feel without clickety noise
- Pairs with three Bluetooth devices, and offers wired connection
- Backlight patterns cannot be customised