Enjoy the feel of a mechanical keyboard without the limits of wires with this handy guide
If you’re hunting for a wireless mechanical keyboard, you may think you’ll only have a handful of options to consider — it’s a niche of a niche, right?
Not exactly. The subcategory has exploded in recent years. As more people discover the efficiency and satisfaction of mechanical keyboards combined with the convenience of wireless setups, manufacturers have rushed to meet ever-growing demand with an impressive array of products.
Don’t worry. We’ve already done the searching for you. This list of the 16 best wireless mechanical keyboards (in our opinion) runs the gamut of manufacturers, layout types, switches, and more. Unless otherwise specified, each keyboard in this list uses a Bluetooth connection and also works via wire. That means you can connect them to all kinds of different gear without needing to worry about different standards or extra equipment on either end. Let’s get started!
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The HHKB Professional Hybrid is the result of a keyboard design philosophy that began more than two decades ago. It shrinks and subtly refines the standard keyboard layout to focus on the needs of daily typists, and this latest version features Bluetooth wireless support for up to four synced devices. Plus, replaceable batteries mean failing internal energy stores won’t diminish your productivity even decades later. The HHKB’s capacitive switches offer a refined and satisfying key press beloved by writers, developers, and typing enthusiasts of all stripes, and the Hybrid Type-S upgrade option makes them ideal for quiet typing. Click the button below to explore the full HHKB line.
If you like a stripped-down look from top to bottom but don’t want to sacrifice the satisfying feel of mechanical switches, the Keychron K3 is an excellent choice. Keychron opted for extra slim switches in making the K3, which means each key sits lower than a traditional mechanical keyboard. You also have your choice between Gateron mechanical switches and Keychron optical switches — the latter option is even hot-swappable in case you want to slot in something else down the line.
The Logitech G915 is an excellent choice for when you want a wireless mechanical keyboard without any compromises on the full size experience. Its 100% layout means it features roomy arrow keys and a number pad (you can also opt for a tenkeyless variant if you prefer). The G915 boasts Logitech’s Lightspeed Wireless tech, which offers esports-worthy input times when wirelessly synced via its included USB dongles. Its low-profile body gives the RGB lighting even more space to shine, as well.
Speaking of RGB, if you prefer to trust your wireless mechanical keyboard needs to the undisputed champs of gamer-friendly lighting solutions, you need look no further than the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro. It boasts its own low-latency solutions for ensuring high-end gaming performance when wirelessly connected via Razer’s USB dongle (which also reduces battery consumption), and you can even use the same dongle to connect a supported Razer mouse. The included leatherette wrist rest is a nice bonus as well.
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One of the joys of getting into mechanical keyboards is finding all the different looks they offer, and Akko’s 3098B series is an excellent example. We’ve picked out the Akko Ocean Star 3098B here for its tones that imitate the sea's deep blues and white spray, but many more options are available to fit all kinds of aesthetics. Whatever colors you pick, you get a 98% layout keyboard that offers all the essentials in a smaller space, complete with Bluetooth and 2.4ghz connectivity along with the usual option for wired USB play.
If your wireless mechanical keyboard dreams include kicking back on the couch while keeping perfect control of your devices, your rig has arrived. The Corsair K63 with gaming lapboard combo builds out a mobile control center right in your lap — just add a mouse to take advantage of that cloth pad. The tenkeyless Bluetooth/2.4ghz/USB keyboard is usable on its own if you’re stationed at a desk, then it clicks right into the lapboard when you’re ready to park in front of the TV (or wherever else you play and work).
The Epomaker TH80 is a small board that makes a very big impact, with a slick 75% layout comprised of 80 keys as well as a handy volume control dial. Epomaker builds in upgraded Gateron Pro mechanical switches with each board, but they’re also hot-swappable for easy customization. South-facing LEDs and a range of built-in RGB effects make its bright and cheerful look all the more enticing. The TH80 can connect over 2.4ghz and Bluetooth as well as USB.
The Varmilo VA87M is a favorite among keyboard lovers, but there’s one problem: you have to plug it in. Enter the Varmilo VB87M, a collaboration between the manufacturer and Drop to bring the beloved board into the realm of Bluetooth. It comes with a selection of attractive color options for the body, caps, and switches, and it even features built-in support for full Mac functionality. With 10.8 thousand users requesting a restock after its initial run, it’s likely only a matter of time before Drop re-opens sales.
Did You Know? The HHKB layout repositions the Control key to make it easier to execute frequent commands without leaving the home row. Click here to learn more.
A high-end wireless mechanical keyboard with looks to match its capabilities can be a pricy proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. The aluminum body and rounded keycaps of AZIO Cascade go a long way toward setting it apart as a premium proposition. At the same time, its pre-lubed switches and sensible 75% layout mean it will be a productivity boon the moment it hits your desk. You can even choose the shorter Cascade slim design to save on vertical space.
There’s nothing especially fancy about the Kemove Shadow DK61, but sometimes a small, sleek, and black keyboard is just the right thing for your setup. It comes with a range of switch options from Cherry, Kailh, and Gateron and is easy to customize out of the box with hot-swappable support for both 3- and 5-pin switches. Included remapping software lets you change up functions for the 61 keys and also customize the RGB lighting to suit your tastes.
The Anne Pro 2 has a number of thoughtful touches that set it apart from its wireless mechanical keyboard competition while keeping its footprint small. For instance, the Caps Lock key functions as a “Magic Fn Key” when double pressed, allowing easy access to media player controls and beyond. The lower right modifier and menu keys work as normal when held and as arrow keys when pressed once. Plus, the Anne Pro 2’s sleek white design will fit in just about anywhere.
While Bluetooth can be a boon, sometimes you just want to plug in a dedicated dongle and get to work. In that case, the Velocifire VM02WS is your wireless workhorse of choice. The full-sized keyboard comes complete with a number pad, and its option for pre-installed, sound-dampening o-rings will mean your co-workers won’t have anything to complain about even if you bring it into the office. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy the feel of typing on the included tactile switches.
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Durgod Fusion is built for folks who want a keyboard that looks like it was just unplugged from an ‘80s home computer yet still functions with all the modern conveniences. Its chunky plastic body with a retro logo is immediately striking, but it quickly proves it isn’t just a gimmick with a 40-day battery and support for 2.4ghz wireless as well as Bluetooth and USB-C wired connections. If the beige and orange aesthetic isn’t to your liking, you can also opt for a funky white, blue, and yellow look or a smooth operating white, black, and red.
Love your Macbook or iMac, but aren’t quite so enamored with its keyboard? Matias Laptop Pro was built from the ground up to be the ideal wireless mechanical keyboard for Mac users, whether you plan to do lots of on-the-go computing or just want to be able to stretch out a bit more with your permanent setup. Matias took the beloved Apple Extended Keyboard II as the source of inspiration for this design, and it includes all the Mac-specific functions you need — though it’s also compatible with PC or other devices for when your Mac isn’t handy.
You aren’t seeing a typewriter retrofitted to function with modern electronics, but the creators of Qwerkywriter would be very pleased if you thought of it that way. This keyboard features specially designed keycaps with a round top, a functioning cast-metal carriage return bar, and dual knob encoders for scrolling and controlling your volume. Is it the most practical wireless mechanical keyboard on this list? No. But it is without a doubt one of the most fun. You can even pop a tablet into its included tray for the true 21st-century typewriter feel.
If none of those options are hitting you just right, you could always make one yourself. The modular nature of mechanical keyboard parts and the massive community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts mean you can find everything you need to build your ideal keyboard. Combine a body, switches, and keycaps to make the board of your dreams, then consult with online guides to bring the whole thing to beautiful, wireless life. It won’t be easy or quick, but it will be yours.
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