Mechanical keyboards are among the most sought after peripherals in the gaming market. With a vast array of products offering multiple choices in the type of mechanical switches, their usage is spread out quite a lot. Mechanical switches offer durability, faster response times and a very satisfying press/rebound feel of the keys when pressed. All that is good but the thick cable that comes with these keyboards can be a little off-putting for some who want a minimalistic setup. A few years ago, a wired connection for keyboards that require precise response and feedback was a necessity. However, we’ve come a long way and wireless connections have witnessed tremendous improvements over the years.
Say your job involves you using the computer a lot and typing for a large portion of the day. Sure, you have a top of the line wired mechanical keyboard at home but commuting with that can be a hassle. Be it that or any other reason, there is no reason why you should not be looking to get a wireless mechanical keyboard for yourself. Therefore, we went ahead and gathered 5 best wireless mechanical keyboards perfect for you regardless of what your tasks are. So wait no longer and read on ahead to find just what you’ve been missing out on.
1. Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
- Multiple Device Connectivity
- 30 hours of battery with RGB turned on
- Very attractive design with extra macro keys
- Variety of switches make it an optimal choice for all sorts of users
- Boasts an expensive price tag
Switches: GL Clicky, Linear and Tactile | Form-Factor: Full Size | Back-lighting: RGB | Wrist-Rest: N/A
Logitech has always been one of the biggest and most innovative PC peripheral manufacturers in the world. They have always looked to out-do everyone else and sit at the top of every industry they take part in. The Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless is a product beyond compare. Logitech really hit the nail on the head with this product. You can tell this particular product was produced after careful thought processes and a lot of time was invested in it. The G915 is the king, there can be no doubt about that. This keyboard contains the most features out of any wireless keyboard while being not compromising on its aesthetics at all.
The G915 is one of the most stunning pieces of equipment we have ever laid our eyes on. This beauty is only 22mm thin and is extremely light. We were surprised how light this keyboard was even after you consider that it is slightly longer than the average keyboard due to the inclusion of the extra “G” macro keys. The keyboard is made from extremely high-grade material. Metal, aluminium, and plastic are the key components of most of its build and structure. You also get full RGB in this keyboard as well as dedicated media buttons. The keys are not very protruding but are rather flat. All in all, this is the best looking Wireless Keyboard we have on the list and it is just gorgeous. We would have liked Logitech to include for us a wrist rest for this keyboard at the high price we pay for this keyboard but sadly that was not the case.
This is the first Logitech keyboard that comes out in different switch variants. So, now even Logitech is offering much higher flexibility and options. You can get the product in GL clicky, GL tactile or GL linear switches, as per your preference and need. If you prefer less noise from clicking go for the tactile variant if you want the typewriter feel, go for the clicky one and the linear one offers a smooth mix.
Next in line is the fantastic Logitech app that can be downloaded for their website. Through the app, you can control all the features and truly make proper use of this beast. You can change colours of RGB and their effects and even customize and make some of your own. You can assign macro settings to the extra “G” keys provided. You can also make multiple onboard profiles. The Logitech G915 Lightspeed can also be connected to multiple devices through Wired, Wireless and Bluetooth mode. The battery life specified by the company is about 30 hours on full brightness but it can get higher and lower depending on the overall use and the brightness/ effects of lighting used.
All in all, this is the king, we said that earlier and it is easy to see why. You get the maximum amount of features possible in the market today. But this does come at a high cost. The G915 Lightspeed does not come cheap as it is priced at $250. You get your choice of switches as well so this keyboard is perfect for everyone, from gamers to just typers or editors. This is the most premium wireless mechanical keyboard in the market at this time.
2. Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Makes it ideal for gaming as well as typing
- Six programmable G keys
- Comes with an integrated wrist-rest
- Comes with no back-light
- Wrist-rest can not be detached
Switches: Romer-G | Form-Factor: Full size (104 key) | Back-lighting: N/A | Wrist-Rest: Yes
Folks familiar with Logitech’s peripherals should see it as a no surprise that we’ve chosen another keyboard by Logitech to be our second best. Lightspeed is Logitech’s wireless technology which provides ultra-fast response times (1ms) with no hiccups. This keyboard uses Romer-G switches which are silent switches, have tactile feedback and need a force of 45g for key-actuation. The key-press life of switches is also good at 70M presses.
It also includes an integrated wrist-rest for comfortable use although it is not detachable. It uses a full-size form-factor providing dedicated media buttons and six dedicated macro buttons in case the user wants to customize the button functionalities. This feature not only makes this keyboard attractive for gamers but also professional typists looking for a comfortable typing experience.
Logitech has included two AA batteries providing a tremendous battery life of 18 months which makes it one of the most attractive wireless mechanical keyboards. When the battery reaches 15%, both the battery LED status on the keyboard and Logitech software warns the user. The package also includes an extender USB cable to use with the wireless receiver. The keyboard weighs around 3.2-lbs with two AA batteries included which is a bit on the heavier side. Logitech provides a 2-year official warranty for the keyboard.
This product also suits typists, as the Romer-G switches are tactile. You can never go wrong with wrist-rests and luckily, Logitech provides you with one with the G613. It is fixed with the keyboard and that, sadly, somewhat limits the flexibility. But that’s a minor issue for everything else the G613 Lightspeed has to offer. Its switches provide very satisfying feedback with almost no debouncing. This makes it ideal for gamers and typists alike, thus making it a viable option across the board.
3. Filco Majestouch Convertible 2
- Black Pad Printed ABS KeyCaps
- Can be connected with 4 devices at the same time
- There are no media keys
- Not quite as durable as one would like
- Wireless connection is sometimes unstable
Switches: Cherry-MX black | Form-Factor: Full size (104 key) | Back-lighting: N/A | Wrist-Rest: N/A
Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 is a premium product mainly targeted at typists. This keyboard has a solid build quality and comes with Cherry-MX black switches. Black switches are great for both gaming and typing due to the high actuation force. However, some people can feel a bit of pain in fingers after using the keyboard for a long period of time. The keyboard can be used with any supported Bluetooth device such as a smartphone etc.
There are three modes in this keyboard, the USB wired mode to connect with a computer, the Bluetooth mode while using battery power, and the Bluetooth mode while using USB power. A maximum of four devices can be connected at the same time and toggled in between by using toggle-keys. There are no dedicated media keys or macro keys to aid in media functionalities or customization.
The font used is very small which could have been improved. The keyboard provides around 6 months of battery timing when used for five hours a day. After that, simply change the batteries and you’re good to go. Of course, battery life can vary depending on usage. It also has a power-saving feature that turns the keyboard off after thirty minutes of no activity. The package includes a key-cap puller if the user wants to replace the key-caps with aftermarket ones. Some extra key-caps are also included in the box if the user damages some key-caps during use. However, the user has to buy the wireless dongle as it is not included in the package. The keyboard weighs around 2.65-lbs which is fine for a full-sized keyboard. It comes with a 1-year official warranty which is a bit low for a premium-priced product like this.
This is one of the only wireless mechanical keyboards which feature Cherry MX black switches, so if you are a fan of these switches then this keyboard will serve you well. However, Cherry MX black switches are stiffer than other linear switches and that makes them an arguable choice for typing. It lacks the aesthetics that you’d want out of a gaming keyboard however, that is not necessarily bad. Users working in the office might appreciate the simple look as it will give off a more professional feel.
Drevo Calibur 71-key RGB mechanical keyboard is a stunning keyboard with jaw-dropping aesthetics that comes with Outemu switches in four switch colours: red, brown, blue, and black. The keyboard comes with a 60% form-factor which means it neither has the numeric pad nor the function keys. It offers astonishing RGB back-lighting with a total of seven lighting styles that can be customized using the software. This miniaturized keyboard might not be as durable as others but is a very good companion for commuting.
A minimalistic look is not all this Drevo Calibur keyboard as to offer as it also provides 100% anti-ghosting with N-key rollover. This allows the user to press multiple keys simultaneously although a wired connection is necessary to use this feature. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity and a USB cable is also provided for wired connectivity. The keyboard can also work with supported Bluetooth devices.
Drevo Calibur 71-Key RGB mechanical keyboard uses a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery which lasts four days with an average use of five hours daily, though the user can not check the battery status, as no LED is dedicated for this functionality. The sound and feel of the Outemu switches were very similar to the Cherry-MX switches we tested however there was some consistency issue in the switches. The lightning styles were beautiful and lively, giving a sweet impression. There are no alternative media keys on the keyboard like other compact keyboards which use some letter keys for numeric and media keys. The package includes a key-cap puller for their replacement and two stickers by the company. It is a lightweight keyboard, thanks to the compact design, weighing about 1.2-lbs and comes with a 1-year warranty which is fine at such a price.
If you want a cheap wireless keyboard having mechanical switches while providing great looks then this might be an intriguing product for you because you won’t be able to find such features at this price range. With the small size that this keyboard sports, you miss out on having dedicated macro and media keys. However, a very attractive bonus for this keyboard is that it can easily be used for travelling. We did want a more generous battery life but given its price, we can settle for what it offers.
The Velocifire TKL71WS is the latest Wireless Mechanical keyboard released by the company. The product is one that features pretty solid performance along with a great durable build. Velocifire has opted to go for Content Brown Switches instead of Cherry or Outemu switches for this particular keyboard. This essentially makes them sound less tactile and more silent than the Blue switches. These are primarily for the use of a wider range for users in our opinion.
The first thing that we will say about the keyboard’s build is that it stays true to former designs offered by Velocifire. The build and design/layout is very similar to their other wireless keyboards. But this particular product has one main selling point. It’s far smaller because it only has 71 keys. This basically means there is no num pad etc. It also has backlighting in a very vibrant ice blue colour. There is red lighting on the sides too. This is a very unique design feature that we probably have not seen a lot of if any. The side lighting is sort of besides the point as it is not conspicuous enough to really catch the eye. I would not call this an aesthetic god of keyboards as it is mostly compact and bland until the light kicks in. All in all, as far as aesthetics go, this one is a compact yet stylish keyboard, which can be used in almost any kind of setting honestly.
The keyboard offers connectivity both in wired state and wireless. It can also be charged whilst being used in wired mode. There is also a quick charging mode available. It would take about 3 to 4 hours of charging to fully charge the TKL71WS. The battery timing on this keyboard is also pretty neat. You can get over 3 days worth of use with one full charge. Of course, this all is depending on the use and amount of lighting, etc. The TKL71WS offers wireless connectivity in the form of a USB dongle. It utilizes this USB 2.0 dongle at a 2.4 GHz wireless connection. Plug and play are easily available for this keyboard. There is no Bluetooth connectivity, only wireless dongle connectivity. The keyboard also comes with an extra set of keys and key removers. The extra set of keys could be used to modify the look of the keyboard as they are Blue.
Finally, this is a keyboard that could be used for gaming but it is definitely not built for that due to its combination of a “normal-ish” look and Content Brown switches. It is a keyboard that finds a balance between all forms of users. You get a little bit of everything, from lighting for gamers to an executive look for office users and portability for others. Couple that with solid battery life and an acceptable price tag, and you get yourself a very considerable option in the wireless market. Check out the full review of the TKL71WS for further details.