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Love Keychron keyboards? Behold the company’s first mouse!

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The new Keychron M1 Mouse is billed as slim, lightweight and customizable.
The new Keychron M1 Mouse is billed as slim, lightweight and customizable.
Photo: Keychron

Over the past several years, Keychron has gained justifiable fame for its affordable mechanical keyboards, which appeal to a variety of users. Now it plans to release its first mouse, the M1 (not to be confused with Apple’s world-beating Silicon chipset).

Keychron said its M1 mouse comes with the “strongest, most competitive grade” sensor chip available — as well as a raft of RGB light effects.

Keychron M1 mouse

The new Keychron M1 Ultra-Light Optical Mouse weighs just 68 grams and features a slim, grippy design for comfortable, all-day use, Keychron said. The mouse sensor should appeal to gamers, who need precise cursor movements. The sensor is rated for 16,000 dots-per-inch (DPI), considerably higher than the average Bluetooth mouse.

Like many of the company’s mechanical keyboards, the M1 is customizable. You can program the device’s buttons however you’d like with macros or custom functions. Along the mouse’s side, an RGB light bar can be customized with five light effects pre-programmed into its onboard memory.

Ease of use

Keychron promoted the fact that users can customize the M1 without any drivers or software to install. Two dedicated buttons on the bottom of the mouse control lights and DPI setting. Just clicking the buttons adjusts settings; no need to access the computer.

Connectivity is simple, too. A lightweight, braided USB-C cable connects the M1 to a computer. The cable comes in black or white to match the M1’s color options.

The Keychron M1 mouse comes in black or white colors.
The Keychron M1 mouse comes in black or white colors.
Photo: Keychron

Is this just the beginning of Keychron’s expansion?

Founded just four years ago, Keychron has become a major player in keyboards. And judging by early indications, the M1 mouse looks like it might be an ideal choice Keychron fans as well as newcomers to the brand. The device will certainly go nicely with any Keychron keyboard.

The only problem so far is that you’ll have to wait to get the M1. Keychron has not offered a release date, saying only that the mouse is “coming soon.” You can sign up for email alerts on the product page to be among the first to know of its availability.