Looking for the all-time best wireless mechanical keyboards?
In this buying guide, we’ve tested and reviewed all of the absolute best ones, check it out below.
Mechanical keyboards are without a doubt the king of the desktop typing device. However, if you’re building a home theater or some other setup where a wired keyboard would be a hindrance, a wired mechanical keyboard might not seem feasible. Even when it comes to smaller tenkeyless (TKL) mechanical keyboards, they are almost always wired.
In this list, we’ll outline the key features of wireless mechanical keyboards and which ones we think are the best given its price.
The Best Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboards
Our Top 3 Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboards
Keychron K1, K2, K6, and K8 – Packed Full of Features in Different Sizes and Layouts
Keychron is a company that has led the frontier of Bluetooth mechanical keyboards with a focus in being compatible with Mac and Windows. Their keyboards are the first to include Mac-specific keycaps.
All of the Keychron mechanical keyboards have the option of choosing between optical or mechanical switch, depending on whether you want to be extra responsive in gaming or with the feel of a mechanical switch.
They are also switch between Windows and Mac with a toggle switch on the left side of the keyboard. This makes it extremely easy to switch between operating systems. The function row of the keyboards, if there is one, is the same as the Mac function row.
Every one of their keyboards also has Bluetooth 5.1. The K4 is the only one that currently offers Bluetooth 3.0, but that will be upgraded soon to 5.1.
The Keychron K6 and K8 have hot-swappable options, which is super convenient for switch between switches without desoldering and soldering.
They are always innovating and coming up with new designs.
Some complaints that Keychron have received on their keyboards is that they’re too tall. However, with many of the updates, only the K4 remains uncomfortably tall to type on after long periods of time.
The Keychron K1 is a low-profile mechanical keyboard available in TKL or full-size. It’s perfect for the office worker who doesn’t want to lift up his arms too high and is used to using a regular membrane or laptop keyboard.
The Keychron K2 is a 75% mechanical keyboard. It has a function row, dedicated arrow keys, some nav keys, and of course all of the other features that Keychron boards offer. It is regular-profile, and Keychron recently made an update to the case to make it slightly angled.
The Keychron K4 is a 96% mechanical keyboard. It’s basically all of the full-size keyboard functions smushed into a tenkeyless width. Quite amazing, I must say. Right now, this one is the only one that is BT 3.0 and not inclined in the case angle. An update is coming soon though, so be on the lookout.
The Keychron K6 is a 65% mechanical keyboard with no function row, but it does have dedicated arrow keys. It’s super compact and convenient to use. Alongside this, it has hot-swappable options too, so you can switch your mechanical switches without desoldering.
The K8 is the same as the K6, except that it is tenkeyless. It uses a standard layout, which means keycaps are extremely easy to find and replace on the K8.
Logitech G915 TKL – Best Low-Profile Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
The Logitech G915 TKL is a new up-and-comer. It has the option to connect through Bluetooth and through a dongle for fast connectivity and improved performance for gaming.
It’s a low-profile mechanical keyboard with dedicated volume wheel and media keys.
It’s a super-clean mechanical keyboard with a beautiful brushed aluminum top plate. The whole case is extremely sturdy and durable. Also, it looks good. Like, really good.
It’s also available in the full-size version if you absolutely need the number pad too.
Many people who have used this keyboard say that it’s absolutely worth the price, although it looks quite steep. The performance upgrade that you get from the Lightspeed wireless dongle is amazing and can actually perform well in fast-paced games, unlike Bluetooth.
Alongside this, it uses a floating keycap style design with RGB effects that can be customized through Logitech’s software, the G hub. This means it shows off the lights extremely well. The legends are doubleshot shine-through.
If you’re looking for a low profile keyboard that excels in games, Bluetooth or dongle connectivity, with dedicated volume controls, you won’t find anything else like this on the market.
Epomaker SK61S – An Optical Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
The Epomaker SK61S is an optical hot-swappable and Bluetooth wireless mechanical keyboard. It’s got optical switches, which are great for gaming due to the decrease latency compared to mechanical switches.
Alongside this, optical switches are also water-resistant, so if you do spill some water on your keyboard, do not fear. It’ll be okay.
The keycaps are made of PBT plastic, and it does have RGB lighting, although the keycaps do not have shine-through legends.
The Bluetooth is extremely easy to use via different keyboard combinations to connect.
It’s also a very affordable mechanical keyboard as well. It’s available in different colors with different colorways of keycaps as well and four different switch options.
The USB-C cable it comes with is braided silver and quite fancy. Also, the optical switches are hot-swappable and can be changed with having to worry about metal pins getting bent or whatever. Optical switches pop in and out without any finagling.
Unfortunately though, there really aren’t that many optical switch options out there. Gateron probably makes the only optical switches available.
Kemove Shadow/Snowfox – Hot-Swappable and Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
The Kemove Shadow and Snowfox are 60% mechanical keyboards with Bluetooth, Mac and Windows compatibility, and hot-swappable sockets. It’s an action-packed keyboard that’s available for a budget price.
The keyboard can connect with up to 3 devices using Bluetooth 5.0. It connects very quickly without any problems at all.
The hot-swap sockets are 3-pin, and can fit most, if not all, mechanical switches if you’re willing to clip off the little side plastic legs of 5-pin switches.
Mac and Windows compatibility uses a switch toggle on the back to interchange between them. The USB-C port is also on the back, allowing easy charging or to use wired as your main mode of connectivity and for gaming.
The keycaps are made of shine-through PBT plastic. They’re nice to use and in OEM-profile, which is standard of most stock mechanical keyboards.
There is a white version called the Snowfox and a black version called the Shadow. They come with Gateron switches, which are super smooth ad budget-friendly. But if you don’t like Gateron, then just buy your own switches and push them in. Because it’s that easy.
Royal Kludge RK61 – Best Budget Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
The Royal Kludge RK61 is the best Bluetooth mechanical keyboard for people on a budget. The cost is half of most of the others on this list.
It doesn’t have full RGB, but it does have blue backlight. The keycaps are double-shot ABS plastic, but they feel textured and slightly more oil-resistant than matte coated ABS keycaps I’ve worked with.
The on/off switch is on the bottom of the keyboard, and the USB-C charging port is in the center back of the board. The location is not the best, but it’s meant to be a charging port. It can also be connected through wire for long-term gaming.
There are no adjustable feet on the back. The RK61 is available in black or white with your choice of switches.
Redragon K530 – Best White Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
The Redragon K530 Draconic is Redragon’s first 60% mechanical keyboard. They are well-known for their budget keyboards such as the K552 and the K582.
The K530 is a 60% Bluetooth mechanical keyboard. It is available in black or white with Redragon brown switches, which are dust and water resistant with the box design. The switches are also hot-swappable with other Redragon switches or Oetemu switches. They do not fit mechanical switches from Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, ZealPC, or the like.
The Bluetooth is easy to connect using toggles on the side rather than key combinations. The keycaps are ABS plastic with glossy walls and textured tops. They are shine-through with an assortment of RGB lighting effects and colors to pick from. The software is easy to use.
The best part are the stabilizers. Despite being budget-friendly, the stabilizers sound absolutely amazing. No rattle whatsoever.
Logitech G613 Lightspeed – Perfect for Gamers
G613 has saved some space by getting rid of the USB cord and focuses on its sleek overall design. The wireless keyboard has an extra row of macro keys and a huge wrist rest.
There is no backlighting but there are media buttons and volume control has separate high low buttons rather than the regular roller.
This wireless keyboard uses Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G high-end mechanical switches which are robust just like Cherry MX, but not as comfortable. They are more responsive and will last longer.
The wireless keyboard is versatile enough for gaming and office use. There is no backlighting and setting up individual profiles isn’t vital. However, if you use it for playing games that require different macros, it’s just perfect. The drawback is the G613 isn’t completely wireless. It can connect via wireless dongle or Bluetooth.
The AA batteries last up to 18 months for this full-size keyboard which is well-suited for a living room setup.
Corsair K63 – A Bluetooth Beast
Corsair K63 is the first wireless Keyboard by American computer peripherals and hardware company, Corsair Components. It is a Bluetooth, wireless keyboard available in the colors blue, ice blue, and black.
The wireless keyboard comes with Cherry Red MX switches, and a mere 1ms response time in 2.4GHz mode. The layout of the K63 is exquisitely designed. Although it doesn’t have the number, the Tenkeyless design enables it to get accommodated into any sized setup, and the Bluetooth connection works with pretty much any device. You will find easy to activate media keys along the left and right side of the board. You do miss out on the volume control button in Corsair K63, but it won’t bother you in daily use. The wireless keyboard has hardened keycaps with LED beneath each cap which is a value-added feature if you are fond of that cool white style.
Battery life is about 15 hours and you can extend it up to 25 hours if you reduce the brightness. If you use Corsair’s CUE Software to adjust functions – you will be able to assign keys and launch other applications.
The biggest pitfall of this wireless keyboard is that you will need two dongles if you are using a wireless dark core mouse. The typing experience is not as comfortable as it is in the case of other mechanical keyboards. Moreover, the wireless keyboard by Corsair is quite expensive.
Anne Pro 2 – Compact & Robust
Anne Pro 2 is an amazing 60% keyboard that feels compact and well built. You will love how sleek and minimal it looks on your desk. Each and every key is fully programmable and comes with fully customized RGB lighting. It is available in three different types of variants with Gateron, Cherry MX, and Kailh switches. All these switches offer different feedback and travel, giving you different options according to your preference. However, the compact size comes with the compromise of lacking bigger size keys, which can cause fatigue when you are typing or gaming for long sessions. Also, the lack of arrow keys is another thing that can bother some users.
Anne Pro 2 provides amazing customizable RGB lighting feature and the ability to reprogram macro keys. However, there is an absence of incline settings and palm rest makes it ergonomically poor. Nevertheless, the size is not too large, so you might not feel the need of inclination or palm rest.
Note that some users have complained about receiving faulty accessories like USB cables, but that can be an issue on the sellers’ end.
Check out our full hands-on review of the Anne Pro 2 here.
Velocifire VM02WS – A Budget-Friendly Wireless (good for office)
There is nothing fancy about VM02WS when it comes to design. It gives out the retro keyboard look with a thick plastic frame. If it had a wired version, it would look exactly like the old-style keyboards that you used to see in the offices. Still, it will be suitable for professionals who prefer a classic appeal to their keyboards.
It comes in 104 keys ANSI layout without any extra button or keys. This model features soft and rounded font on the keycaps with secondary characters on the top for a better backlighting effect. You can access multimedia and backlight functions via keystroke combinations of a function key. There is no advanced programming feature on this keyboard.
It is a pretty tall keyboard, so gaming or typing for long sessions can seem a bit tiring. It comes with anti-slip pads on the four sides of the keyboard sufficient to prevent the keyboard from skidding while on the desk. Surprisingly, you will also find two tilt adjustment feet, which is great for comfortable typing experience.
It comes with low noise brown switches with soft tactile bump providing great typing experience. The no-cable design gives you data range up to 26 feet, which is great if you like to sit at a considerable distance when playing a game. The battery can be recharged and work for more than 150 hours in a non-backlit mode, once you recharge it to its full capacity.
Want a more in-depth review of the VM02WS? Check out our unboxing and full review here.
The Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 is a dual operation keyboard, offering both wired and wireless connection. It offers easy access to smartphones, laptops, PCs, and tablets. It can be perfect for people who don’t like to use different keyboards for every gadget they use. This one goes well with all. Its smaller size means that the keyboard is lightweight and takes very little space on a desk.
It is extremely portable as you can easily fit it into a small backpack. Also, its smaller size provides it a more ergonomic feel. The outer frame is made of matte plastic with solid construction. Also, the steel mounted mechanical switches feel amazing when you work on this keyboard.
You have the option of Brown and Blue Cherry MX switches. Both are amazing in their own way. Even though it comes with ABS keycaps, the keyboard has a standard layout, which means you can replace these keycaps easily if you are not satisfied or want to play with its settings.
What’s more, is that this keyboard can remember up to 5 devices for Bluetooth connection. Alternatively, you can plug the keyboard with its USB cable, which allows you to use this keyboard when you are running out of battery.
Note that Filco also has a TKL version of this keyboard which you can check out here.
Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard vs Wireless USB Dongle
The mechanical keyboards above connect using one of two wireless technologies – either Bluetooth or via a wireless USB dongle. For most people’s uses, Bluetooth is the superior technology because it’s more versatile and doesn’t require a small dongle to keep track of.
With Bluetooth technology, a receiver is typically already built into most devices such as your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. There’s no need for plugging a receiver into the device in order for it to sync with the keyboard.
This is a huge advantage when you want to use your mechanical keyboard with multiple devices, as there’s no physical dongle you need to move around between devices.
Of course, most desktop computers don’t come with a Bluetooth receiver, so that maybe something you need to purchase separately.
If you have a wireless mechanical keyboard that requires a USB dongle to be the receiver, you’re going to be more limited in your uses. You’ll be fine with laptops and desktops, but most tablets and smartphones do not have a USB port that you can tap into.
One thing you should note before you take the plunge on a wireless mechanical keyboard is you aren’t going to get NKRO or even 6KRO over a wireless signal, so if using complicated shortcuts is something you do often, you should check out our best mechanical keyboards instead.
Be sure you keep the above differences in mind when choosing the best wireless mechanical keyboard for you!
What to Look For in Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboards
Here are some factors that you need to consider while buying a wireless Bluetooth mechanical keyboard.
Battery life is an extremely important factor when it comes to wireless keyboards. You will find both AA and AAA battery options. Even though both the batteries give 1.5 volts of output, AA is considered better because of its higher storage capacity. So, choose the right keyboard depending on your usage.
There are numerous designs and layouts available. It can be a foldable model, mini, full-sized, or even with a touchpad. No matter which one you pick, make sure that keys are arranged perfectly. It gives you much faster-typing speed and you won’t need to get accustomed to the layout when you switch from a standard layout. Also, make sure the position of the keys has enough spacing so that you don’t feel tired while using it for long sessions.
Not every Bluetooth keyboard will be compatible with your gadget. While some keyboards will work with Windows version some only work with iOS or some other smartphone version. It is always best to check if the keyboard you are buying is compatible with the device you are intending to use.
If you are working on a desk all day, then portability might not be a big issue. However, if you are someone who needs to carry your keyboard with you, wherever you go, it is a very crucial factor. Note that Bluetooth connectivity and longer battery hours contribute to making a device more portable as you can travel with it without worrying about charging it frequently.
It always feels good when you get something extra. Even though the inclusion of accessories can increase the price of the keyboard to a certain extent, you should consider them if your budget allows it and you would like to keep something handy. It is always better to have an extra USB cable so that you can have both wired and wireless options, just in case you run out of battery or your Bluetooth connectivity seems a bit buggy.
The less is the interference the better. With Bluetooth connections, interference in the connection is pretty obvious. It can happen when other devices in your room are also using the same frequency (2.4 GHz). Even a microwave can cause such interference. So it is best to pick the Bluetooth keyboard that is integrated with technology like AHF that can minimize the interference.
Different Bluetooth Standards Explained
Bluetooth as evolved continuously since its inception in 1994. The most recent update, Bluetooth 5.0, has started gaining traction in the electronics market, but some earlier versions are still popular among users. Here are the most commonly used Bluetooth versions that you should be well aware of when you buy a Bluetooth keyboard.
This was the most basic version upon which other versions were built. v1.2 is the most stable version in the 1.x series. However, this series is quite limited if you compare it to other Bluetooth versions. They support data transfer at the rate of approx 1 Mbps with 10 m of maximum range.
The 2.x series came with an enhanced data rate (EDR), which expanded the potential of the rate of data transfer to up to 3 Mbps. Moreover, Bluetooth v2.1 introduced secure simple pairing (SSP), which overtook the pairing process. Bluetooth v2.1 is still popular in the electronics market. It is great for low-speed microcontrollers, where you don’t need speed more than 2 Mbps.
Bluetooth multiplied the speed and can achieve up to 24 Mbps. However, the increased speed was the result of data being transferred over a WiFi connection. Devices that come with Bluetooth v3.0 + HS label are the type that can route data through WiFi and achieve this speed. Only Bluetooth v3.0 version is pretty standard and is limited to only 3 Mbps. Nevertheless, it supports some other features like better streaming and power control.
Bluetooth v4.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy
The Bluetooth 4.0 series is divided into three different category –
- High speed
The classic version is similar to v2.1+EDR and High energy is similar to v3.0 + HS. The 4.0 version is the real low energy version. This version is focused on very low power applications. Its range lies below 50m and the data rate comes down to 0.27 Mbps, which is a great way to save power consumption in low power gadgets. It is mostly used by peripheral gadgets that work on batteries and don’t need high rates of data transfer.
This version is also best for mechanical keyboards as these come in low power devices. Low power consumption allows your keyboard to remain charged for a longer period.
Now we’ll provide some more details on each wireless mechanical keyboard listed above.
Having reviewed all the major wireless keyboards, you can pick your keyboard with more confidence.
With improvements in technology, wireless keyboards are increasingly becoming favorite among users because of its portability and ease of use. Also, there are numerous options in terms of layout, design, keys, and switches, or even construction material.
Yes, you will need to pay a bit extra when compared to standard wired keyboard, but if you can, it’s worth the consideration.