World’s slimmest mechanical keyboard looks perfect for Mac lovers

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The Keychron K1 is a thing of beauty.
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Mac lovers looking for relief from Apple’s new butterfly keyboards may have found a new hero in the Keychron K1, which is supposedly the world’s slimmest mechanical keyboard ever.

The Keychron K1 looks like a hybrid of Apple’s Magic Keyboard crossed with a modern mechanical keyboard. It’s so small you can carry it anywhere and it looks so good you won’t be embarrassed to be hauling around your beloved keyboard.

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Apple’s new butterfly keyboards on the MacBook Pros have come under fire from fans for being harder to type on. The Keychron K1 could be the perfect answer. Despite being just 18mm thin, Keychron is made with self-contained switches that increase productivity and provide a better tactile feel. Best of all, it costs less than Apple’s Magic Keyboard.

Keychron comes in two different sizes: 87 keys for $84, and a 104 key version for $94. You can get it in either Mac or Windows format with black or space gray finishes and either a single LED backlight or RGB backlight.

For Mac users, there’s a dedicated key for Siri. It also comes with a dedicated screenshot button so you don’t have to hold down “cmd + shift + 4”. With its wireless capabilities, you can connect to three devices at the same time. Just push a button and you can switch from typing on your Mac to your iPad or iPhone.

After raising enough money on Kickstarter last year, Keychron is finally available to the public. You can order one from Keychron’s website with units expected to ship later this month.