January 15, 2019

Keytron K1 Mechanical Keyboard - Mac

I ordered a Keytron K1 87 Mac Mechanical Keyboard from a Kickstarter and it just showed up this past week!
*They changed their name to Keychron at some point.

Features ✔️
Tactile feel
Wireless or wired
Ultra-slim
Mac and Windows layouts available
19 RGB led effects
87 and 104 Key versions available
One key activate Siri
Can be connected to 3 devices with ability to switch between them with keyboard shortcut

Tactile Feel 🖐
The mechanical keys feel nice. They are a good level of clickyness”. It is taking me a little bit to get used to them as I have been using the iPad Pro Smart Folio case mostly lately.

Build Quality 🔨
The visual and physical quality is very good on this keyboard. I would have expected this to cost a lot more than it did.

RGB Lighting 💡
Some people like lights, some don’t. I had the option to get no lights, only white lights, or RGB lights (at different price points). I went full RGB because I am in the camp that likes lights! The lighting effects are really cool. Each key seems to have an LED under it, rather than zones, which is great. The only time this isn’t good is when a key has two rows of text on it (example: Page Down). In these cases, only the top row is fully illuminated.

Media Keys ⌨️
The top row is dedicated to F keys and Media keys. It also has a dedicated key for: Screenshots, Dictation, and Siri.

I am sure I will have more to say about this thing as the weeks go on, but it’s looking good so far. Also, it works well with both my MacBook Pro as well as my iPad Pro. 👍

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The Lighting Effects

Additional Photos


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