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OF­FICE USE FILCO Ma­jestouch Con­vert­ible 2

There’s no way around this: the Ma­jestouch Con­vert­ible 2 is ex­pen­sive for what you get, which doesn’t in­clude pre­mium fea­tures such as back­light­ing. How­ever, it is a proper me­chan­i­cal key­board, with Cherry MX Brown switches: one of the best choices for tac­tile typ­ing, with­out a dis­rup­tive amount of noise.

The best part is that this is one of very few me­chan­i­cal key­boards with wire­less ca­pa­bil­ity. You can still plug it in via a Mi­cro USB ca­ble for stan­dard desk use, but should you need to move it else­where (or if you just want to keep your work space as tidy as pos­si­ble), it’s easy to switch to Blue­tooth in­stead.

POR­TA­BLE USE BAKKERELKHUIZEN Ul­traBoard 940 Com­pact

Its name might be long, but this lovely Blue­tooth board is eas­ily small enough to chuck in a bag and break out on flights and train rides. It has the rough di­men­sions and scis­sor-switch key de­sign of an ul­tra­portable lap­top, so it’s comfy to type with, and the pair of USB pass-through ports are an ex­cel­lent touch that’s al­most un­heard of on por­ta­ble key­boards.

What’s more, whereas most key­boards are limited to pair­ing with one de­vice at a time, the Ul­traBoard 940 Com­pact Key­board can han­dle up to five at once, and switch­ing be­tween them is quick and easy.

GAM­ING RAZER Black­Wi­dow Chroma V2

If you want the best of the best for your gam­ing PC, the Black­Wi­dow Chroma V2 is ex­actly that. This is partly thanks to its cus­tom Razer Yel­low switches, which feel just as good if not bet­ter than the more es­tab­lished Cherry MX equiv­a­lents, and partly to the bona fide wealth of fea­tures it’s been show­ered with.

This ex­tends from stan­dard stuff such as RGB light­ing to rarer gems that in­clude dis­crete pro­grammable macros, a re­mov­able padded wrist rest, and both USB and au­dio con­nec­tions for gam­ing head­sets. It’s all here, mak­ing the Black­Wi­dow Chroma V2 an en­vi­ably com­plete pack­age.

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