The original Keychron K2 was, and still is, one of my favorite third-party Mac accessories. Keychron K2 version 2 subtly builds on the original’s legacy.
The most noteworthy outside design difference between the original K2 and the updated version is the inclined bottom frame. Instead of a flat resting area, the updated version features a wedge design that provides an angle for typing even when the feet incline is disengaged.
While a lot of Apple users probably opt for the Magic Keyboard or even Magic Keyboard alternatives, some of us prefer the clickity-clack of a mechanical keyboard, such as the Keychron K2 V2. Personally, I've always preferred the feel of a mechanical board over Apple's offerings, but I never jumped into the rabbit hole because it is a bit overwhelming. However, if you're a Mac user, then the Keychron K2 is a good starting point for the big and beautiful world of mechanical keyboards.
People may not think pounding away on a keyboard can be considered fun, but with an all-remote work environment, it is the little things that make life better. Tapping away on the clicky Keychron K2 took me back to the 80s and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of tall keys that stand proud and distinct. The sound, reaction to my finger presses, and perfect layout was enjoyable.
I decided in the end to go for a K2, which is a full size "tenkeyless" keyboard. Essentially a cut down keyboard without the number-pad on the right hand side. This keyboard comes with red, blue and brown varieties of Gateron switch.
I have to say that I haven't had a proper mechanical keyboard since my Amiga in the early nineties so I needed to do quite a bit of research to figure out what these switches were. Here's a quick list if you are wanting to know.
The wireless connectivity with up to 3 devices, compatibility with multiple operating systems, and the long battery life all make the Keychron K4 a fantastic general purpose mechanical keyboard. Combine that with the starting price tag of just $69 ($79 as configured here) and you’ve got a VERY generous first step into the world of Mechanical Keyboards.