The best budget mechanical keyboard is less than $60 for Black Friday

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At iMore, we love Keychron keyboards and one of the best entry points into the world of mechanical keyboards is available with a 20% discount to mark Black Friday.

The Keychron V1 is a great option for anyone looking to purchase their first mechanical keyboard, due to its high-quality case, hot-swappable switches, and compatibility with Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Reduced from $75 to $59.99, this Black Friday deal should appeal to anyone who is looking to buy their first mechanical keyboard and get involved in the hobby.

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Keychron V1 wired mechanical keyboard|$89$59.99 at Amazon

Keychron V1 wired mechanical keyboard| $89 $59.99 at Amazon

This customizable keyboard is the perfect entry-level option where you can start replacing keycaps, switches, gaskets, plates, foam, and more to your heart's content. The best keyboard you can find for under $60.

The Keychron V1 is a wired mechanical keyboard and comes with Keychron's K Pro Red switches. The linear switches will provide a lovely typing experience, and you'll immediately fall in love with the mechanical feel. I love mechanical keyboards, and one of my favorites is the Keychron Q1 Pro, which is also available with a discount for Black Friday if you want a more premium option.

Keychron Q1 Pro Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard |$219$175 at Amazon

Keychron Q1 Pro Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard | $219 $175 at Amazon

The Keychron Q1 Pro is an epic 75% layout keyboard with an aluminum chassis, Bluetooth, hot-swappable keys, and Mac compatibility. This one is 20% off and now just $175 in Amazon's Black Friday sale.

So, if you're looking for a mechanical keyboard this Black Friday, you've got multiple Keychron options to choose from and trust me, you won't be disappointed. Still not convinced? Imagine a world where you can open up your keyboard and adjust the internals to make the typing experience match your exact preferences. Whether you want a clacky sound or a smooth, silent feeling, Keychron keyboards have you covered.

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