PC Keyboard Reviews ⌨

These reviews are design analysis with respect to pure function and efficiency (less focus on fashion), and a meta summary of reading hundreds of user's comments from amazon and other keyboard forums online.

Basically, i do not recommend non-ergonomic keyboards. Those who prefer non-ergo keyboard do not Touch-Type, which is alright. [see Touch-Typing, a Relic of Keyboard Design?]

However, non-ergo PC keyboards are pretty much all the same. As long as you have mechanical keys, which type of switch mechanism does not matter that much. The keycap quality and other issues, are not very significant.

Of these flat keyboards (which i don't actually use since 2006) [see How to Avoid Emacs Pinky], the qualities that gets high rating for me are:

  1. Full sized function keys F1 to F12. (Extra macro keys is a plus.) [see Why Function Keys Are Useful]
  2. Mechanical keys [see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms]
  3. Programable. e.g. set capslock to switch to last window.
  4. Onboard memory. (so, plug in to any computer, you have your macro/remap/customization. No need to install software.)
  5. Driverless programable. (just press keys to remap keys or record macro. No need to install software.) [see Keyboard Firmware]
  6. Key lable don't wear off. [see Keyboard Key Label Tech]
  7. Short spacebar. So more thumb keys. [see Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards]
  8. Spacebar do not make a loud thud noise.
  9. Has physical media keys. Volume wheel is a major plus. [see Keyboards with Volume Wheel]
  10. No Fn key. Because it's usually hardwired, meaning, you can't remap it, meaning, a dead horse squatting in front yard.

Other issues, such as whether it has numpad, how compact it is, how light weight or heavy it is, wired or wireless, what color LED light show it does, what mechanical switch it uses, is up to you.

For ergo/split ones, see Ergonomic Keyboard Reviews

Wireless

Logitech G613 keyboard a2a0d-s355x176
Logitech G613, wireless
wooting 1 keyboard b6763-s367x170
Wooting
tomoko keyboard water resistant 80514
Tomoko
Tesoro Excalibur SE keyboard 10995
Optical Switch
CM MasterKeys PBT b638a-s437x143
CM MasterKeys PBT
CM MasterKeys Pro L 40060-s354x177
CM MasterKeys Pro
unicomp model m keyboard 25675
Unicomp
HAVIT thin keyboard 7a497
HAVIT Keyboard
vortex 75 percent keyboard 52592
Vortex Race 3
vortexgear cypher keyboard f447e-s453x138
Vortexgear Cypher
Leopold fc660c keyboard 72579 m
Leopold FC660C
happy hacking keyboard professional 2 type s
Happy Hacking
KBC Poker 3 keyboard 1 Vortex KBC Poker 3 logitech g910 keyboard 12 02457
Logitech G910
logitech g810 keyboard 75293
Logitech G810
logitech g710plus keyboard
Logitech G710+
Logitech G513 keyboard 9349b-s330x190
Logitech G513
code keyboard 104 key
CODE
Filco Camo Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless keyboard
Compact
Matias mini tactile pro keyboard Mac 455ca
Matias Mini Tactile Pro
Corsair strafe rgb keyboard
Corsair
Never Buy Razer

Keypads

Elgato Stream Deck keypad 46802
Programable Keypads
truly ergo keypad 20180325-s245x255
number keypads

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