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Are Low Profile Keyboards Worth the Extra Cost?

Love them or hate them, we cannot deny the fact that low profile keyboards are becoming more and more common in the modern-day and age. When reviewing the amazing Cooler Master SK621, we quickly realized that it is quickly becoming a trend and a trend that is not going anywhere either.

However, today we want to do something different. We want to shed light on whether low profile gaming keyboards are worth it or not.

Considering how they are slowly taking over the market with companies like Corsair and Cooler Master already releasing them and many other microbrands having them on the kick-starter as well. The movement has started, and it is not going to be stopping any time soon.

We believe that these keyboards are certainly worth the extra cost. But we want to explain to you with reasons why. Therefore, that is exactly what we are going to talk about here.

They Are Easier to Carry

If you are always on the go like I am, I can assure you that having a keyboard that I can easily carry with me is nothing short of a blessing. These keyboards are extremely slim, and the best part is that if you do have a proper backpack, they will fit in with your laptop without any issues that might be a problem.

Another concern that most people did raise is that the low profile keyboards could have dubious build quality. However, that is no issue. Most of them are built with a solid combination of plastic as well as aluminum; making the overall experience so much better.

They Look Great

I will be honest, ever since I start l laying my eyes on the low profile mechanical keyboards, especially the ones that have chiclet styled keys, I am in love. These keyboards are so good when it comes to aesthetics, and the best part is that they do not sacrifice practicality, at all. You can actually use them for pretty much any purpose and they will work just fine.

Granted, you might find them a bit hard to get used to, but in all honesty, if you are resilient, and you spend your time learning the keyboard, it is going to become a lot easier than you might think. Needless to say, these keyboards are slowly taking over the market, and they are only going to get better and better.

They Are Available in Wireless and Wired

Another reason why I would suggest spending the extra money on these keyboards is that they are actually available in wired and wireless options. A single keyboard can work with wire, and wirelessly too. I know it sounds like a gimmick, but having a wireless low profile mechanical keyboard is something many typists would love to have.

Why? Because it makes the typing experience so much easier. You can actually take the keyboard pretty much anywhere you want and work using it without running into any issue. Most come with really good battery lives as well, so you really do not have to worry about much, to begin with.

When it comes to ease of access, these keyboards are hard to beat.

They Take Less Desk Space

If you are someone who does not have a lot of space on their desk or you generally prefer a cleaner desk, then you can definitely benefit from low-profile keyboards. Thanks to their low profile and slim nature, using these keyboards is actually a great experience as you no longer have to worry about managing cables, or adjusting your keyboard so you can make space for something else.


Drawing a conclusion from what we know so far about low profile keyboards and our overall experience with the keyboards is not that difficult, to be honest. Having used so many options, it is actually is safe to say that these keyboards are great for almost all the purposes you have for them.

Whether you are a gamer or a writer like me, you will have a great overall experience, and I can assure you that you will not run into any issues, either.


Bill Wilson

Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.