The HHKB Professional Hybrid Type-S is a well-built, compact keyboard with quiet Topre switches and a unique layout, and the new Snow colorway is pristine. But it’s pricey for such a niche product.
This accessibly priced keyboard challenges what you should expect from an “entry-level” custom mechanical keyboard.
The Melgeek Pixel offers the most customization of any mechanical keyboard that I’ve seen to date — but only because it’s made of legos.
The Roccat Vulcan II Max is a full-size wired keyboard with optical switches and bright, beautiful RGB lighting that looks fantastic paired with the included silicone wrist rest.
The Corsair K100 Air Wireless RGB offers an incredibly thin form factor with a genuine mechanical keyboard feel. It comes at a high price, but is feature rich and feels great to game on.
The IRISLabs JRIS65 is a fantastic barebones mechanical keyboard kit for the price of $165 and it’s a great option for any newcomer to the hobby.
SteelSeries new Apex 9 TKL and Apex 9 Mini keyboards feature hot-swappable optical switches with adjustable 2-point actuation.
The Akko ACR Pro Alice Plus is a mainstream interpretation of the highly coveted Alice layout that features a fantastic gasket-mount design and a boat load of accessories.
Logitech’s G715 TKL wireless gaming keyboard is pretty, well-built, and great for typing. But it's also quite expensive.
The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro is an attractive, well-built low-profile gaming keyboard with plenty of features and connection options.