Mechanical keyboards are about so much more than just a clicky sound when you press the button. Mechanical keyboards are a gateway to personalization and customization in your keyboard. You want to get started in that world? In a place where you can switch the key caps whenever you want and set the lights exactly how you want? Start with the Royal Kludge RK61 Bluetooth mechanical gaming keyboard on Amazon. Clip the 15% off on-page coupon and you'll get it for $38.24. The keyboard regularly sells for around $45, but you could argue it sells much higher than that since it often jumps in price as high as $80. The variation in price is because keyboards like this are usually built internationally, but today's deal is fulfilled by Amazon and shipped with Prime.
Now you can take your obnoxiously loud typing with you everywhere! The battery lasts up to 10 hours and has 360 hours of standby time. It works with any Bluetooth device, including tablets or smartphones. The blue switches are loud and satisfying.
The Royal Kludge keyboard has a lot going for it as a great starter mechanical keyboard. For one thing, it's wireless and uses Bluetooth. That means you can use this keyboard with any Bluetooth device, including smartphones and tablets. In fact, the advanced chip inside not only gives you an extremely responsive low latency connection, but you can connect up to three different devices. Easily switch between each device to maximize your productivity. Once paired, the keyboard can be switched to a wired mode, too.
The keyboard only has 61 keys. And that's on purpose. The ultra compact design makes it great for travel and makes it work well with smaller devices like smartphones. It's also good for gaming because it means more room for mouse movements.
The mechanical switches are Outemu Blue, which means they will be very clicky sounding. There's a lot of tactile feedback with blue switches, so you'll really feel this keyboard working.
It has an 800mAh rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 10 hours with 360 hours of standby time. It recharges in just three hours. While the backlighting is a single LED, there are 17 different dynamic modes you can choose from. You can also adjust the brightness and the glowing speed.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.