Best 40% mechanical keyboards

40% mechanical keyboards are the most compact format available for sale, except for some keypad models. Unlike 60% keyboards, here not only functional keys are sacrificed, but also arrow keys and numeric keypad at the top. A combination of letter keys with Fn is used to enter numbers and special characters. Their ergonomics and minimalism … Read more

Best low profile mechanical keyboards

Low-profile keyboards are devices with thin keys. Switches on such models have a lower actuation point, approximately 1 mm. This significantly increases typing speed, which is why they are primarily used by programmers and copywriters. Low-profile keyboards are also used in gaming, but much less frequently than traditional models. The small key travel often leads … Read more

Best 80% TKL mechanical keyboards

Mechanical TKL keyboards (“ten keys less”) are models that do not have a numeric keypad on the right side. They are more ergonomic, take up less space on the desk, and still include all important blocks: arrows, navigation, F1-F12, and numbers. TKL or 80% keyboards are great for typing text. There are also shortened models … Read more

Best 65% mechanical keyboards

Mechanical keyboards 65% belong to the compact class. Their main difference from the full-size ones is the missing number block on the side and the F1-F12 keys on the top. They are replaced by layers, which are activated by key combinations. Compared to the 60% keyboards, they have a few extra system buttons and control … Read more

Best 100% full size mechanical keyboards

100% mechanical keyboards contain all the keys you need to work. There is a numpad, F1-F12, arrows, navigation block and additional keys. Some manufacturers, such as Corsair, equip them with buttons for macros. The American standard ANSI has 104 keys, the European ISO has 105. Full-size models weigh more than 1 kg and require a … Read more

Best 75% mechanical keyboards

The 75% size keyboard is a good balance between a full-size and an ultra-compact keyboard 60%. It has no numpad, the rest of the keys are tightly spaced, with no empty space separating them. Arrows and system commands can stand in a single row to the right or go into the main unit. This compactness … Read more

Best 60% mechanical keyboards

The 60% format keyboards contain 61-62 keys and are ultra-compact. The size is a little more than half of a full-size keyboard. Therefore, they can easily fit in a backpack or a bag and take up little space on the table. Their peculiarity is the absence of F-keys, numpad, arrows and system functions block above … Read more