In this article, we’re going to look at the Top 3 Best Keychron Keyboards – 15 Tested Of 2022. We made this list based on our own opinion, research, and customer reviews. We’ve considered their quality, features, and values when narrowing down the best choices possible.
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So, here are the Top 3 Best Keychron Keyboards – 15 Tested Of 2022.
#1. Keychron K8
The best Keychron keyboard we’ve tested that connects wirelessly is the Keychron K8. It’s a great office keyboard available in a TenKeyLess (TKL) size, so it has all the same buttons as a full-size keyboard, but it lacks a numpad. There’s also a 96% model available, the Keychron K4, though it doesn’t feel as well-built. As for the K8, you can get it in several configurations. The unit we purchased has RGB backlighting, an aluminum frame, and Gateron Brown switches. You can also get it with white backlighting, a plastic frame, and Gateron Red or Blue switches. There’s also a hot-swappable version available with any Gateron or Keychron Optical stock switches.
Unfortunately, it has high latency, so it’s not ideal for gaming. Also, it has full RGB backlighting, but when set to pure white lighting, it looks blueish. The keycaps are also ABS plastic, meaning they’re prone to showing the oil shine buildup from fingers, but they still provide a great typing experience. That said, the build quality on our unit is excellent because the aluminum frame feels solid, and the keys are stable. It connects to devices either with its USB-C cable or with up to three devices over Bluetooth, which is great. Altogether, this is the best Keychron keyboard with a wireless connection that we’ve tested and one of the best Keychron keyboards overall.
#2. Keychron C2
The best Keychron keyboard we’ve tested with a wired connection is the Keychron C2. Keychron only makes a few wired keyboards, and this one is a full-size version of the Keychron C1, which is TKL. Since it lacks wireless capability, it doesn’t have multi-device pairing like the Keychron K8, but it’s more affordable. Even though it’s wired-only, you can still connect it with certain mobile devices because it has a USB-C to USB-C cable, and it comes with a handy USB-C to USB-A adapter if your computer doesn’t support USB-C.
This keyboard is available with several Gateron or Keychron mechanical stock switches in either a standard or hot-swappable version. The Gateron Brown switches on the unit we purchased provide a great typing experience. They feel light, but their pre-travel distance is longer than on other keyboards. Overall, the keys feel stable, and the spacing between them is good, so most users will find it very comfortable. In terms of backlighting, there are available variants without backlighting, with white backlighting, or with RGB backlighting. Unfortunately, this keyboard has a fairly high profile and doesn’t come with a wrist rest, meaning that you may experience wrist fatigue. However, Keychron does offer wrist rests separately on their website. If you’re looking for a versatile, all-around Keychron option with a wired connection, this is the keyboard for you.
#3. Keychron K3
The best Keychron keyboard for mobile use we’ve tested is the Keychron K3. It’s one of their low-profile keyboards, alongside the Keychron K1 and the slightly smaller compact 65% Keychron K7. Low-profile keyboards feel different than standard ones since they have a shorter pre-travel distance, meaning that actuation is quicker. If you don’t like that, the Keychron K2 (Version 2) is similar, and there are even more compact options with regular switches like the Keychron K12 and Keychron K6. It’s available with Low Profile Gateron Brown, Blue, or Red switches, and there’s a hot-swappable version with Keychron Low Profile Optical switches instead. Like other Keychron keyboards, you can get it in either white or full RGB backlighting versions.
Typing on our unit with Low Profile Gateron Brown switches feels good, but the keys slightly wobble. Also, the key spacing is a bit cramped, and the ABS keycaps are slippery. That said, wrist fatigue shouldn’t be as much of a concern because of the low profile. It’s excellent for on-the-go use because it’s well-built, small, and has a multi-device pairing feature to connect with up to three devices. We tested the original version, but Keychron has released an updated version with adjustable feet. Besides select tests, like ergonomics, our review should be valid for the newer version. If you’re looking for a mobile keyboard, this is the best Keychron keyboard for your needs.