Keychron, already known for affordable mechanical keyboards that work easily with both Mac and Windows, turned some heads when it came out with a high-quality, highly customizable Q1 mechanical keyboard a few months ago. Now, in case that didn’t get you to try the mechanism, the Hong Kong-based company is coming out with a new sleek Keychron Q2.
Keychron Q2 mechanical keyboard: smaller but equally customizable
As with the Q1, the new Q2 is aimed at creators and anyone who wants a premium typing accessory that isn’t too big. However, the new one is a bit smaller, using a 65% schedule rather than a 75% Q1.
With Q2 you won’t get a dedicated numeric pad, navigation keys (not to be confused with arrow keys) or function order. Q1 has a row of functions. Both now have a multifunction button, while the Q1 did not originally have one.
Like the Q1, the Q2 has a fully customizable design. You can adjust and replace each component to get the kind of typing experience – the tactile feel of the keys and their volume – that you prefer.
Other suitable specifications
Keychron produces the Q2 model from 6063 CNC machined aluminum. To make the device durable, customizable, the company includes dual seals, a hot-swappable key design, twist stabilizers, RGB support, OSA PBT key caps and QMK / VIA support.
The company said that switching from ABS to PBT keys gives you a more durable typing set. And adding a new programmable button in the upper right corner gives you another way to customize certain features, such as adjusting your computer’s volume or zooming your screen.
And, as with Q1, Q2 has a simple, dedicated switch on the back of the keyboard that lets you quickly switch between Mac and Windows keyboard layouts.
Keychron gave PBT keyboard covers a gloss-free design and fitted keeb RGB lights facing south for backlighting.
You can get an elegant keeb in three color schemes: dark blue, carbon and space gray.
The keyboard is priced at $ 189, although it is currently reduced to $ 179. You get several shopping options on the Keychron website, including a fully assembled keyboard (with or without a button) at the full price or a barebones version that costs $ 149.
Price: $ 149 boneless, $ 179 fully assembled
Where to buy: Keychron
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