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Mech Keyboards By mike on 5th April 2021 05:43:45 PM

Mech Keyboards

Candidates with brown switches (tactile not too clicky) and numpad;

  1. Sharkoon Skiller Mech SGK3 (Kailh Brown, US)
  2. Keychron K1 104-keys
  3. Das Keyboard Prime 13 (US)
  4. Das Keyboard 4Q smart RGB MX Brown US

Pros and cons

  1. Sharkoon Skiller Mech SGK3 (Kailh Brown, US)
    • +Relative cheap
    • +Good overall reviews
    • +Best Cherry key imitations on the market
    • +Great value for buks
    • +/- Coloured Background light
    • +No software required
    • -Wired
    • -Not very classic look.
  2. Keychron K1 104-keys
    • +Low profile keys
    • +Ergonomic
    • +Light weight, but aluminium frame
    • +Both wired as bluetooth (up to 3 devices at once.Note the BT might induce some lag during gaming, should not be relevant during office work)
    • +Classic no nonsense look
    • +White background light (coloured model available too)
    • +No software required
    • =Mid range priced
    • -No keybard tilt
    • -Keys reported slippery
  3. Das Keyboard Prime 13 (US)
    • +Cherry MX keys
    • +Full n-key roll over (NKRO) / anti ghosting over USB (without PS/2)
    • +Aluminium frame
    • +Amazing reviews
    • -Wired only
    • +Wired with 2x USB2 hub (mouse dongles anybody?)
    • +Slick design
    • +White background light
    • +No software required
    • =Older model, mid range priced
  4. Das Keyboard 4Q smart RGB MX Brown US
    • +Cherry MX keys
    • +Full n-key roll over (NKRO) / anti ghosting over USB (without PS/2)
    • +Aluminium frame
    • +Amazing reviews
    • -Wired only
    • +Wired with 2x USB3 hub (mouse dongles anybody?)
    • +Slick design
    • +Coloured background light, fully configurable
    • -Software required
    • -Top range
    • = Two alternative, see links below

Links

  1. https://en.sharkoon.com/product/SKILLER+MECH+SGK3#specs
  2. https://www.rtings.com/keyboard/reviews/keychron/k1
  3. https://www.daskeyboard.com/p/prime13-mechanical-keyboard/
  4. https://www.daskeyboard.com/p/4q-smart-rgb-mechanical-keyboard/
  5. Alternative (no backlight) https://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-professional/
  6. Super slick (no backlight) https://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-ultimate/

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