Hey folks! I thought we’d take a look at some of the recent arrivals at The Keyboard Company, including new mechanical keyboards, new accessories and more. Let’s get right into it!
Filco Mechanical Numberpads
The coolest new addition in my eyes are the Filco numpads. These tiny mechanical numpads are the perfect choice for anyone that has a Tenkeyless (TKL) or smaller keyboard, as they allow you to use the numpad for spreadsheets or calculations, without taking up valuable desk space when you don’t need them. If you have been considering a TKL keyboard but you don’t want to give up the ability to enter numbers quickly, this is the perfect accessory.
The numpads are available in three varieties: white with tactile switches (Cherry MX Brown), white with silent soft linear switches (Cherry MX Silent Red) and black with silent soft linear switches (Cherry MX Silent Red again). The layout of the numpad doesn’t change between American and European keyboards, so these numpads can be used with any keyboard on the market without issue.
Just plug it in using the provided detachable USB cable alongside your original keyboard, and you can type in numbers and mathematical symbols with speed. There’s even a row along the top that gives you easy access to Escape, Tab, Equals and Backspace — awesome!
- Filco Majestouch TenKeyPad 2 – White – Cherry MX Silent Red
- Filco Majestouch TenKeyPad 2 – Black – Cherry MX Silent Red
- Filco Majestouch TenKeyPad 2 – White – Cherry MX Brown
Filco Flag Keycaps
This is a brief one, but still pretty cool. Filco have made their own national flag keycaps, with options for the UK and USA. The US get a cool Stars and Stripes keycap to replace Caps Lock, while the Brits get the Union Jack on either Caps Lock or Tab. These keycaps are inexpensive and a ton of fun, so check ’em out.
- Filco Stars and Stripes USA Caps Lock Keycap
- Filco Union Jack UK Caps Lock Keycap
- Filco Union Jack UK Tab Keycap
Das Keyboard 4 Professional UK for Mac
The Das Keyboard is one of the first mechanical keyboards to kick off the trend in the West, making its name with gloriously unlabelled keycaps and a stylish design. Things have moved on quite a bit since then, and now Das are producing the Das Keyboard 4. The Professional version of the keyboard comes with fully labelled keycaps, and this particular model has a UK layout and Mac legends, making it the perfect upgrade for iMac, Mac Pro or MacBook user.
The keyboard has gold-plated Brown switches and dedicated media controls including an oversized volume knob in the upper right. The keyboard is also a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hub, allowing you to conveniently connect mice, gamepads, SD card readers and USB storage drives. This is a gorgeous keyboard that’s fun to type on, and it’s well equipped too.
That’s all we have time for this week! We’ll be back soon with a closer look at Varmilo’s latest keyboards at the Keyboard Co, including some gorgeous models made of aluminium and magnesium. Until then, farewell!