Keyboards without Numeric Keypad

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This page is a list of high-end compact keyboards. They starts at $80 to $150 or more.

For cheap one ≈$20, see: Keyboards Without Numeric Keypad, Under $30.

In the following, i list them roughly starting from better ones, in my opinion, with consideration of the price too.

Cooler Master

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard SGK-4000-GKCL1-US
“Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard” amazon 3608×1064

This is made by the company Cooler Master, a reputable company, known in gaming communities.

Features:

Cooler Master makes several models. You pick the key switch, and there's also full-sized version. Cooler Master Mechanical Keyboards

Filco Keyboard

Filco is the brand name of the Japanese company Diatec. It known among keyboard enthusiasts for its high quality keyboards.

Filco Ninja Majestouch-2

Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless NKR Linear Action Keyboard FKBN87ML EFB2
“Filco Ninja Majestouch-2” keyboard. amazon

The Ninja Majestouch-2 series features key labels in front of the keys.

This keyboard also features true N-key rollover. (See: What's Key Ghosting, N-key Rollover?)

Filco makes many different models of compact keyboards. Different colors, different Cherry MX mechanical key switches, and some has the key labels printed in front of the keycap instead of on top. Just search amazon.

Filco make several models, with different key touch feel.

For detail, see: Guide to Computer Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms.

Filco Ninja Majestouch-2

Filco Camo Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless keyboard
“Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless” Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless

Filco Majestouch Minila

This is a great one, because of the short spacebar, and more keys for thumb.

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Filco Majestouch Minila. The 6 dip-switch in the back lets you change keys. Filco Majestouch Minila

Good points:

Note: The keys are less staggered than a standard PC keyboard. Compare the layout carefully to see this, especially the { A S D F} and {Z X C V} row.

Bad points:

The keyboard includes 6 dip-switches at the back that lets you configure some keys.

There's also a Bluetooth version. amazon

Matias Mini Tactile Pro

Matias mini tactile pro mechanical keyboard for Mac
“Matias Mini Tactile Pro keyboard for Mac Mechanical keyboard” amazon 1960×1060

ALPS Mechanical key switches, high quality keyboard, designed specifically for Mac. For detail, see: Matias Mini Tactile Pro Keyboard.

Noppoo Choc Mini NKRO Keyboard

noppoo choc mini keyboard 48893
“Noppoo Choc Mini 84” Noppoo Choc Mini 84

Noppoo is a Chinese company. They have this model with switches.

It features full NKRO over USB, but only 6KRO for Mac. 〔➤ What's Key Ghosting, N-key Rollover?

KBC Poker, Ducky

KBC Poker keyboard 2
KBC Poker 2 keyboard, with engraved labeling.

See: KBC Poker Keyboard, Ducky Keyboard

Cherry G84 4100 Keyboard

Cherry G84 p1 by Phaedrus2401
Cherry G84 4100 Keyboard

Cheapos

Keyboards Without Numeric Keypad, Under $30

Alternatives

There are lots others. See for example:

Here's some others. Some are laptop-style shallow flat keys. Some don't have dedicated function keys.

If you are a programer, i do not recommend keyboard without dedicated function keys. 〔➤ Keyboard: What's the Use of Function Keys?

If you type a lot, i don't recommend laptop-style shallow keys. 〔➤ How Many Keystrokes Programers Type a Day?

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