60 Percent Keyboard
Not everyone needs a numpad. Not everyone requires a cluster of navigation keys. If you’re collecting dust on a portion of your keyboard, it may be time for you to consider a 60% keyboard. Here are our favorite compact typing peripherals.
Best For Purists:
Ducky Channel One 2 Mini
HyperX Alloy Origins 60
Razer Huntsman Mini
Not Quite 60%:
RK ROYAL KLUDGE RK61
Choosing the right 60% keyboard
The one question anyone has to ask before buying a keyboard of this size is should you buy a 60 percent keyboard? The answer is “yes,” so long as you don’t mind losing arrow keys, the numpad, F keys, and the navigation cluster. It’ll save plenty of space on your desk, but may not be for everyone.
60% is about as compact as we’ll likely get before a keyboard becomes too useless for typists and gamers. Our top recommendation goes to the Ducky Channel One 2 Mini from the company that caters to keyboard purists. You’ll find plenty of enthusiasts — many of whom enjoy building their own keyboards — using Ducky keyboards. It’s also one of our top picks for best mechanical keyboards and best keyboards.
Razer Huntsman Mini is about as good as you can get for a 60% mechanical gaming keyboard. It’s brilliant with optical switches, colorful RGB lighting, and support for the company’s superb software. If you need something a little more value-orientated, HyperX has you covered with the Alloy Origins 60.
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