Keychron says it’s the most funded keyboard on Kickstarter and it’s easy to see why: their K2 mechanical keyboard has almost every feature you could ask for from a mechanical keyboard and then some more, like a USB-C port for charging, backlight, your choice between wired or wireless operation, the ability to switch to the Apple, Windows or Android layout when moving between devices, included keycaps for both Windows and Mac operating systems and more.
The fact that the keyboard offers wireless Bluetooth connectivity cannot be stressed enough because the vast majority of mechanical keyboards have wired operation.
As a Mac user, the pain of using a Windows-specific keyboard is real — that’s why it’s great that the K2 is specifically designed to be used with a Mac thanks to the macOS media keys such as keys for media controls, brightness, Mission Control and Launchpad.
Every K2 keyboard comes with three specific keycaps for Mac and Windows, respectively.
The K2 is a compact keyboard, striking a perfect balance between being a full-size keyboard with 104 keys and 87 keys. The color keycaps com with a gray combination. Plus, that orange ESC key gives the K2 a particularly striking look.
The K2 can be ordered with either a four-level single color backlight or a full RGB array that offers a plethora of different lighting modes. The built-in 4,000mAh battery gives you fifteen hours of use with the single-LED model and ten hours of use with its RGB counterpart.
You can connect up to three different devices to this keyboard, and easily switch between them with a quick keypress — no need to manually pair and unpair every time you move between devices. The keycaps have a curved profile and are positioned at a six-degree angle to offer the most comfortable typing experience.
Mechanical keyboards are all the rage among PC gamers and the K2 brings that particular clickety-clack experience and tactile switches to your Apple universe. If you’re fed up with Apple’s keyboard problems and want something different but are tired of waiting for Apple to make it happen, it’s a viable alternative worth investigating.
We will be taking a closer look at the K2 once our review sample arrives.
In the meantime, you can lear more about the K2 keyboard by visiting the Keychron website.
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