Keychron K2 Clicks With Me
I wrote about the Keychron K1 for My Typing Needs. The
P key stopped working on the keyboard. I asked for a replacement from the manufacturer and they agreed. I found there was a new keyboard coming from them called the K2. It has the red, blue and brown Gateron switches. I was interested in this and requested a switch to it. Again, the manufacturer agreed to my request. They shipped me a Keychron K2 Mechanical Keyboard with the clicky Blue Gateron switches.
I am typing this article with the new K2.
It is different from the K1. The Blue Gateron switches are a lot like the Cherry switches in that they require a fair amount of violence to activate and have a loud and distinct sound to the keys. Unlike the low profile Fraly’s of the K1, this feels like a true mechanical keyboard. There is a pleasure to banging on your keyboard which is something that I seem to do. The feel of the keys activating and the sound of the keys make it an experience I am familiar with.
I love the keyboard. It is pretty and the feel is perfect. The macOS compliant function keys, the orange
esc key, the full size arrow keys are all things which make the keyboard shine.
Like the K1, the K2 pairs with three devices through bluetooth. It has a wired and bluetooth option. The K2 works with macOS and Windows, it even ships with extra Windows keycaps.
Like I wrote in my review of the K1, I am not fond of the backlighting of keyboards. So, I have that turned off.
I am enjoying typing on this and can recommend it heartily if you are looking for a reasonably priced mechanical keyboard.
Comment on the Support Provided by the Manufacturer
The support provided by the manufacturer was excellent. They agreed to the exchange and acceded to my request for a switch from the K1 to the K2. They were prompt and detailed in their responses and it was a pleasure doing business with a responsive customer service representative. I am impressed.
I heartily recommend the K2.
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