Best mechanical keyboards equipped with low profile keycaps
Low profile mechanical keyboard is a concept that has existed for a long time, or frankly, since mechanical keyboards began to become popular in the 80s of the 20th century. At that time, the low profile Cherry switches didn’t have an industrial design like now, it was hardly compatible with keyboards produced outside Japan. So have you ever wondered what low profile keycaps are, why they become so popular now? Which kinds of low profile keyboards should you have if you are looking to try this trend? Let’s find out here!
What are low profile keycaps?
Low profile keycaps are dedicated to all the profiles in which the keycaps are shorter than others. In the past, Cherry used to make a lot of low-profile keycaps sets such as Cherry M7, Cherry M9,… . But they did not leave much of an impression because of the dominance of other popular keycaps. Therefore, information about these types of keycaps from Cherry is quite rare and you can hardly find an intact set that works well easily.
However, with the return of low profile mechanical keyboard, this type of keycap also gets back to the market with lots of models from different manufacturers. They gain people’s interest due to its easy-to-use characteristic. They are compatible for most of our needs from gaming to typing. If you are thinking about getting a new mechanical keyboard with low profile keycaps, don’t miss out this list.
Filco Majestouch Stingray
Filco is not the first company producing keyboards with Cherry MX low profile keycaps, they are one of the most successful companies installing this switch to their product. And, they can make them transparent, but they did not do that. They want to remove all unnecessary details and only focus on the user’s typing experience and the durability of the product.
The thinness of the Filco Majestouch Stingray is also ideal with only 16mm and 22mm, which makes it easy to mistake it for a regular office rubber keyboard. We also need to compliment Filco for making such a sophisticated keyboard using low profile keycaps. Indeed, the ergonomic ladder design on previous Filco mechanical keyboards has been preserved on this keyboard, making the typing experience very comfortable.
Stingray also supports quick locking of Windows key as well as comes with a series of key layout switches that make it easy to use.
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keycaps
This is the first mechanical keyboard using the Cherry MX low profile keycaps with two options: Red RGB and RGB Speed. They are mostly identical, but the Speed one is faster and more responsive than the other. And, they are both 35% lower in height than the traditional Cherry MX profile. So you won’t feel numb if you have to work for hours with this profile.
This Corsair K70 keyboard is made from Aluminum, including a soft wrist rest for user comfort. It comes with low-profile keycaps and adjustable RGB LEDs. This is a full-size keyboard but very thin (29mm high) in comparision to the standard one. The keyboard is designed specifically for gaming, so it has a moderate bounce, sensitivity and accuracy.
It also supports NKRO function, 100% anti-ghosting, Macros and comes with FPS and MOBA keycaps. Multimedia keys and a volume wheel located on the top of the keyboard frame are very handy. It has a USB port, headphone port.
Logitech G815 RGB Mechanical gaming keyboard
Logitech G815 is the latest mechanical keyboard with low profile keycaps from Logitech, released at the same time as the G915 series. The keyboard is made up of the low-profile switches called GL switches in three variants: clicky, tactical and linear variants.
This keyboard is ultra thin with a height of 22mm. It supports RGB backlighting and effects in key clusters, so it’s easy to use Logitech HUB Software. And, people usually use those keycaps for gaming, it has special features such as Anti-ghosting, Macros, NKRO, Window lock keys.
It has a USB connection that allows easy connection to a mouse, headset, speaker, flash disk or battery charger. People use high-quality aluminum alloys (specialized for aircraft) for the keyboard body and cover. Overall, this is a mechanical keyboard using low-profile keycaps with excellent configuration and quality.
There are lots of mechanical keyboards using low profile keycaps. Thanks to the lower in height than the other profiles, these keycaps provide us with better performance and experiences. That’s why low profile keyboards are becoming a trend now with massive brand-new models from various keyboard companies. Besides those keyboards in this article, you also can easily find other ones at different prices. Why don’t you get one for yourself now and experience one low profile keyboard.
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