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The Keychron K6 Pro Review – How good is it and for who would this be for?

The Keychron K6 Pro is a 65% wireless mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable switches. It is available with Gateron G Pro Red switches, which are linear switches that are known for their smooth and quiet operation.

The K6 Pro has an aluminum frame and double-shot PBT keycaps. It also has RGB backlighting that can be customized with via websoftware tools.

The K6 Pro can be connected to up to 3 devices via Bluetooth or wired connection. It has a battery life of up to 310 hours on a single charge.

Here are some of the features of the Keychron K6 Pro:

  • 65% compact layout
  • Hot-swappable switches
  • Aluminum frame
  • Double-shot PBT keycaps OSA Profile
  • South Facing RGB backlighting
  • Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Wired connectivity via Type-C L Shape Cable to Type A
  • Up to 310 hours battery life (Approx)
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS as well as Linux.
  • Compatible with mobile devices via Bluetooth connectivity.

The Keychron K6 Pro is a good option for those who are looking for a compact, wireless mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable switches. It is a popular choice for both gamers and typists.

Here are some of the pros and cons of the Keychron K6 Pro:

Pros:

  • Compact and portable design.
  • Hot-swappable switches.
  • Aluminum frame.
  • Double-shot PBT keycaps.
  • RGB backlighting.
  • Long battery life.
  • High quality build.
  • Ergonomic Support.
  • Compatible with most to all devices via wired or Bluetooth.
  • QMK/VIA Support.

Cons:

  • No shine through keycaps.
  • No wrist rest included.
  • QMK/Via not compatible via Firefox works best with Chrome.
  • Straight facing Type C Cable will not go in must use the L Shape Type C cable  due to the design. (this might be different from different cable brands we tested it with a Keychron Q6 Type C Cable. as there is slight knotch on the side of the port on the K6 Pro)

Overall, the Keychron K6 Pro is a good option for those who are looking for a compact, wireless mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable switches. It is a popular choice for both gamers and typists.

Our take on this keyboard was great to play with the default Keychron K Red switches. We installed Redragon Panda switches and others and all compatible with this keyboard. Very easy to change as it comes with a keycap and switch puller straight out the box along with screw driver to modify the keyboard itself (Warranty may be voided).

Is there a need to modify? Not really it’s perfect right out the box. Unless you want to customize it with quieter keys or THOCKY sounds. Problem on our end cant find decent foam (hunt continues on that one). Tape mod wise have not tried it but since its a small compacted keyboard shouldn’t be hard with painters tape.

Who is this for well as mentioned above more gamers and typist, otherwise we used it just fine even if it doesnt show function keys funny enough there is a Fn key 1 and 2 Fn2 being that for the function road so hitting Fn2 with number 2 bascially hits F2 (use F2 for renaming files instead of right click and rename).

Working in the dark at night. The RGB on the keyboard are south facing.


~image source: Keychron.com

What does this mean. Well its hard getting keycaps that are for South facing RGB boards. although the reason behind this is that the keycaps are thicker and of higher quality build and you can feel the difference as much as it is a preference learned to use this in the dark at first you’ll get used to the keyboard and its layout of keys besides the character keys A-Z of course.

In the dark its hard to see even with RGB which just shines around the keycap but its not impossible to use and you may want to use low lighting in the room or your monitor might be bright enough to use if you like me working or gaming late night.

With this in mind the keyboard is very solid quiet enjoyed it its not my favorite  which im two minded which one really is between the Q series range but that’s for another day.

What i do find great is its small enough to carry with the laptop when one is out although my overall preference is just using the keyboard on the laptop in general.

Connecting to a iOS device like we did was simple and easy and worked quiet well no specific software drivers needed on the iPad Air or the iPhone 11 when testing. Have not tested the multiple device set up as this was not something we’d delve into.


~image source: Keychron.com

Overall from the pros and cons its a solid piece for any user weather its gaming or typist or even work.

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