Water-resistant mechanical keyboards are nothing new. But if you’re looking for the most bang out of your buck, check out Aukey’s offerings. Available in 87 or 104 keys, the keyboards are affordable yet still offer features such as RGB backlighting and N-key rollover.
The Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is a great way to navigate and control your home theater computer, or any Windows or Mac computer for that matter. The keyboard doubles as a multitouch trackpad. It lasts up to 8 mo. on 2 AAA batteries and works up to 65 ft. away.
If you love the feel and responsiveness of mechanical keyboards but hate their chunky look, check out Hexgears’ X-1. It has an aluminum case, your choice of Kaihua Choc key switches, RGB backlighting, and connects via USB-C or to up to 4 devices via Bluetooth.
If you’re hunting for an affordable all-around LED-lit mechanical keyboard, check out Cooler Master’s new CK552. Take your pick from Gateron’s mechanical switches, then have fun modifying the RGB lighting and macros on the fly thanks to the keyboard’s onboard controls.
Like the Wooting One, the Wooting Two has analog keys, which means its output can vary depending on how deep you press its keys. But this time you get a numpad and four shortcut keys. There’s also a new feature that lets you bind commands to different actuation points.
This clicky mechanical keyboard captures the essence of classic typewriters. It works as a dock for tablets, offers both Bluetooth and wired connectivity, and its clever carriage knob doubles as a volume and backlight brightness control. Coming to Indiegogo June 2018.
Massdrop teamed up with Hasbro to create a unique keyboard inspired by the letter tiles from Scrabble. The colors are spot on, and each letter has its corresponding point value. Features excellent Cherry MX Brown switches, and comes with a few alternative keycaps.
Corsair’s K68 gaming keyboard has a variant that is IP32 dust- and water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about wrecking it with crumbs and spills from food and drinks. It uses Cherry MX Red switches and is available with either all red or RGB backlighting.
Keyboard specialist Matias makes wireless aluminum keyboards in Apple colors: silver, gray, gold and rose gold. The Bluetooth keyboard can connect to up to four devices at once, including mobile devices. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to a year per charge.
Created by a former eSports coach, the Raise is a gaming keyboard designed to split into two for a more comfortable typing position. Each half can also be used on its own, making it a viable option for left-handed users. Each half has four thumb keys and removable palm pads.
NovelKeys‘ Big Switches are individual mechanical keyboard keys. They’re fully functional, but you’d have to find a keyboard big enough to accommodate them. That’s because they’re four times bigger – 64 times by volume! – than regular keys. More on Kotaku.
Spectrasonics spent 10 years refurbishing, tuning, and capturing the sounds of some of the world’s greatest pianos, organs, and synths, and collected them into a digital library you can play with a MIDI keyboard and a computer. If it’s good enough for Stevie Wonder…
An elegant mechanical keyboard with rounded keys, a zinc alloy frame, real leather surface, pillar-style adjustable feet, and full backlighting. Choose from black/chrome, white/copper, or black/copper designs. If you can’t wait, they have a less expensive model already available.