The prevalence of wireless mechanical keyboards seems to rise with every passing month. What was once a limited market with few options just a couple of years ago has blossomed into a fast-growing niche with many popular brands hopping on the Bluetooth bandwagon.
Today I am reviewing the Akko 3084, a 75% mechanical keyboard with genuine Cherry MX switches, dye-sublimated PBT keycaps, steel backplate and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 3.0. Continue reading
You may be familiar with Cooler Master as a manufacturer of gaming related products and peripherals. Despite mechanical “gaming” keyboards often receiving a bad reputation among enthusiasts, Cooler Master has actually released a number of highly regarded mechanical keyboards over the years.
They have a new product releasing soon, the Cooler Master SK621, which is the first release from their new SK600 line of wireless mechanical gaming keyboards available in Full Size, TKL or 60% layout. The SK621 wireless mechanical keyboard is unique in many ways. It’s Cooler Master’s first wireless mechanical keyboard to hit the market, with connectivity provided by means of Bluetooth 4.0 and detachable USB Type-C for wired charging. Continue reading
After starting my research for keyboards to rank on this list I quickly discovered the market for wireless mechanical keyboards is akin to a barren wasteland. There seems to be a solid demand, but the supply of quality mechanical keyboards with some form of wireless connectivity just isn’t there yet. Wired mechanical keyboards are somewhat of a small niche themselves (though growing rapidly). Computer and tech enthusiasts willing to pay the premium to own one are almost always looking for the best performance possible, which admittedly isn’t usually offered via wireless devices. This is especially true for PC gamers who require a reliable connection with low latency and no added input lag. Wireless options are mainly coveted for their convenience and portability.
Still, more choices for a good wireless mechanical keyboard with low input lag, durable build quality and reliable Bluetooth connectivity is something the mechanical keyboard community would welcome with open arms. Since I’m currently on the hunt for one of my own I thought I would share what I’ve learned from my research. We’ll be examining five of the best currently available wireless mechanical keyboards to see if we can find a viable keyboard or two that will please casuals and enthusiasts alike.
I don’t even own one myself, though I hope to remedy that in the near future. (Update: I have now tested the Anne Pro and TADA68 Pro discussed below.) Continue reading
Today Massdrop added a listing for a 65% wireless (Bluetooth 4.0) mechanical keyboard from a brand called Keywalker. The keyboard has 68 keys in a compact form factor similar to the TADA68 Pro. It includes dedicated arrow keys while only being one column wider than a typical 60% form factor mechanical keyboard. The switches are Cherry MX in either tactile (brown), clicky (blue), or linear (red/back) variants. Continue reading