New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 33% Upvoted. All Rights Reserved. hide. save. I’m looking for suggestions for a non-backlit mechanical keyboard other than the Das Keyboard 4 Pro, the Ducky One, and the Logitech K840. share. The “wave” shape isn’t quite so dramatic as the newer Surface Ergonomic Keyboard ($109), so it’s easier to adjust to if you’re coming from a standard layout. Hands-down it's the most comfortable board I've ever owned. It’s delivered just that with the oddly-named “mem-chanical” switches in the Masterkeys Lite L ($57). And for those times when you’re working in the dark, it even comes with backlit keys for comfy viewing. View entire discussion (9. comments) More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community. Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Thanks! If you’ve performed an update recently power cycle your computer to see if it will turn back on. If you’re looking specifically for Mac keys, try the nearly-identical K811 ($94). Cake Day. Here are the best ones available. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Type in the Dark Like a Pro. 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The best backlit mechanical keyboard 2018 is – The Azio Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (MGK1-K) Shop Online: Buy Now . Long Version: I’m debating a keyboard upgrade to something with nice mechanical switches. Firstly, it was one of three keyboards on the list that came with a detachable wrist rest. This thread is archived. The ThinkPad Compact Keyboard comes in a standard USB model for about $70, or a wireless Bluetooth option that’s a little more pricey ($80). You give up the illuminated keys, but keep the rechargeable battery and 60% layout with full function row. Hope you guys can help me out :) 12 comments. By submitting your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though the board has the big, blocky keys of a mechanical design and an interesting slide mechanic in the switches, the activation point still goes through a plastic dome before firing (and incidentally, it’s much quieter than a mechanical board, too). He’s covered industry events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress in person. It trumped the other keyboards on the list due to multiple reasons. Continue browsing in r/MechanicalKeyboards. He spent five years writing for Android Police and his work has appeared on Digital Trends and Lifehacker. The wireless keyboard also comes with a mouse in the package, but it’s not worth much—I’d recommend replacing it with a more sturdy alternative. If you want an alternative to your laptop’s not-so-great keyboard deck, or something to bang out emails on your tablet, the Logitech K810 ($70) is hard to beat. Michael Crider is a veteran technology journalist with a decade of experience. The K810 is designed primarily for Windows, but will work with macOS too. By the way, if you’re looking for something that has the satisfying “click” of mechanical keys but the soft feel of a membrane build, you might also want to check out the Razer Ornata. Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS? If you want the great typing feel of the scissor-switch keys without the somewhat questionable PCs that come with them, Lenovo is more than happy to oblige. save hide report. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Join 350,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. The design is also surprisingly affordable at under $60. The Azio MGK1-K is a fantastic keyboard. 447k. The ThinkPad Compact Keyboard ($70) is basically a copy of the iconic ThinkPad keyboard design—and yes, it does come with the red trackpoint and mouse buttons, standard. 1.7k. Mechanical keyboards, called such because they have individual mechanical switches under each key, are more enjoyable to type on, more durable, … After testing 19 new mechanical keyboards, we found the Varmilo VA87M has the best design and build quality, with lots of switch and keycap options. Also, backlights are integrated into both desktop keyboards and laptop keyboards. I am aware of the Vortex backlit keys but I don't think I care for the legends on them and the fact that the numbers are not lit up. VictSing Gaming Keyboard, LED Backlit Wired Keyboard with Ergonomic Wrist Rest, Quiet Click USB K… Non-Slip Ergonomic and Spill-Resistant Design best. And if black doesn’t match your desktop’s color scheme, there’s a white option too. Final Thought on the Best Backlit Keyboard Buying Guide. The Logitech multi-device setup can shift it from desktops to laptops to phones with ease, so long as everything you’re using has a Bluetooth connection.