You're either a mechanical keyboard person, or you're someone who hasn't tried a mechanical keyboard yet. That's just the way it is. Right now I'm typing this on my favorite keyboard ever, and I've gone through a lot of them over the years. That keyboard is the Keychron K6 (opens in new tab), a hot-swappable board that I just adore and now you can get one of your own with 20% off, too.
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The best I've ever used for less
If clicky clacky keys are your thing you need a good mechanical keyboard. The Keychron K6 is one of the best and this example features hot-swappable switches for additional customization options. Put your own keycaps on and you're into a world of possibilities while saving 20% — that's a win!
It's a board that's easy to adore thanks to its wireless and USB-C connectivity, not to mention a 65%, 68-key design that's easy to get used to and comfortable to type on. It's laid out just the way it ought to be, without all of those keys that nobody uses anymore. If you're looking for dedicated function keys and a number pad, you're in the wrong place.
While the keyboard comes prebuilt, that doesn't mean that you can't then go ham on it. This model, like the one I have, is hot-swappable, which means you can rip the included Gateron G Pro Brown switches out and put something else in. You can put your own keycaps on as well, and, if you're feeling fruity, your own custom cable. Or you can just pay the $84 asking price and use the K6 as-is and be more than happy. It's a great keyboard either way.
That's thanks in part to the ability to connect to three Bluetooth devices and switch between them on the fly, not to mention 72 hours of constant battery usage before it needs charging. And that's with the RGB lights turned on. Oh, and there are tons of different modes for those lights as well.
Normally this Keychron K6 would sell for around $105 and now you can save 20% and get it for just $84. For what is undoubtedly my favorite keyboard, that's a bit of a Prime Day steal to be sure.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Why is it when I get offended by an article on iMore, it's always Oliver Haslam? I guess this is intended to be funny? : "You're either a mechanical keyboard person, or you're someone who hasn't tried a mechanical keyboard yet." "Clicky" keyboards are a fetish. Straight-up. Stop being such a pain in the rear about it. They offer no ergonomic improvement, no speed improvement, and certainly no aesthetic improvement over any other keyboard. Those are the long established facts. There is just a certain kind of guy (and yes, it's almost always a guy), who is *obsessed* with them and thinks they are cool. The same thing happened back in the early computing days, and also happened back in the pre-computer days with typewriters. All that is perfectly fine of course, just stop trying to proselytise them on every article, stop shoving them in our faces, stop with the backhanded, coded suggestions that they are "better." Especially stop with all the ergonomic lies. Longer key travel and noisy clicks, is just that, nothing more. It doesn't make it a "better keyboard" and never will. Unless you have the fetish that is.
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