THE BEST KEYBOARDS FOR…
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.