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UK Keychron K2v2 Bluetooth RGB Backlit Hot-Swap Tactile Aluminium Mac/PC Keyboard

K2-C3H-UK

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What's new on K2v2

  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Inclined bottom frame
  • Dedicated caps lock backlight

K2 is a super tactile wireless or wired keyboard giving you all the keys and function you need while keeping it compact, with the largest battery seen in a mechanical keyboard.

£99.00 (£82.50 ex VAT) 

UK Keychron K2v2 Bluetooth RGB Backlit Hot-Swap Tactile Aluminium Mac/PC Keyboard - K2-C3H-UK

WIRELESS AND WIRED MODES
The K2 can be used with the latest Bluetooth 5.1 or with a cable. Connect with your phone, laptop or iPad. Connect the keyboard wirelessly with up to 3 devices at once and switch between the screens via fn + 1/2/3 (not f1). You can also use our type-C cable to connect the keyboard to your devices.

HOT-SWAPPABLE
Hot-swappable means to customize your typing experience without soldering, just pop them in and its done.
The socket of K2 (Hot-swappable) keyboard is compatible with almost all the MX style 3pin and 5pin mechanical switches on the market (including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, etc.). SMD-LED compatible switches are the best for showing the backlights.

DEDICATED TYPING EXPERIENCE
The K2 is designed to fit your dedicated typing experience. No matter what you like, linear, clicky or a little in between, weve got you covered with three Gateron switches options (Blue, Brown, Red). With a lifespan of 50 million keystroke lifespan we want to make sure that you experience same feedback for every keystroke.

SUITABLE FOR ALL DEVICES
Compatible with all operating systems from Mac to Android to Windows. K2 is one of the few mechanical keyboard featuring Mac layout media keys. It allows you to use all the same media keys as conventional macOS. Every K2 keyboard comes with additional specific keycaps for Mac and Windows, respectively.

COMPACT YET POWERFUL
K2s 85 key design by retaining all the essential function keys like Page Up/Down, Home, End, and Screen capture (cmd+shift+4) which are important for your productivity. With N-key rollover (NKRO on wired mode only) you can register as many keys as you can press at once without missing out characters.

18 TYPES OF RGB
Engineered with more than 15 types of RGB light and comes with different styles (flashing, breathing, or static etc) which will match up to your mood. Simply press the lightbulb key or fn + right arrow to achieve it.

LARGEST BATTERY
The K2 can last up to 240 hours typing (backlight off) with a 4000 mAh big battery.

  • Switches: Gateron Brown tactile switches
  • Backlit: Adjustable 4-level RGB backlit
  • System: Mac/iOS/Windows/Android
  • Battery: 4000mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
  • Connection: Bluetooth and Type-C cable
  • Top Case Material: Aircraft-grade aluminium

UK Keychron K2v2 Bluetooth RGB Backlit Hot-Swap Tactile Aluminium Mac/PC Keyboard - K2-C3H-UK

Part Number
K2-C3H-UK
Connection
USB & Bluetooth
Cable length
1.25 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
85
Switch Type
Hot-swap Gateron Brown
Length
317 mm
Depth
129 mm
Height
41 mm
Weight
1 kg
Compatible
Mac and PC
Gross Weight
1.1 kg

UK Keychron K2v2 Bluetooth RGB Backlit Hot-Swap Tactile Aluminium Mac/PC Keyboard - K2-C3H-UK

  Alex  18/04/2022
Much more solid than I thought it was going to be. It's a hefty little thing! My first proper mechanical keyboard, and it feels really nice to type on. I got Gateron Browns and they're a little loud but other than that they seem great. I'd heard horror stories about the keycaps, and maybe my standards are lower than the kech keys community, but they feel really nice to me.
Layout is a bit cramped, but I appreciate having the home, end keys etc. I came from a full size keyboard and I'm not missing the numpad, and I am glad I went for the K2 to get the function row and some navigation keys. However, placing your fingers on the arrow keys is really difficult for me for whatever reason, perhaps some sort of bump like the j and k keys would help with that. I'll probably get used to it in time.
Backlight is a bit weak, but I'm not really too fussed about that. It's bright enough to see the keys clearly. I wish I could disable the lighting key so I could just have a consistent backlight and not have to cycle through all the bizarre RGB options to get back to solid lighting if I accidentally hit the light key instead of delete. Also the way the light shines through the orange escape key looks pretty terrible. At least with the blueishwhite colour.
I was a little worried about the height at the bottom of the keyboard, but it's actually been really comfy for me. I've never used a wrist rest though, so maybe I'm used to it.
  Amar  06/01/2022
SUMMARY: Great build quality, but you may want to replace the switches, and the layout makes some keys difficult to hit. Battery life and some design details could be better.

BUILD QUALITY
I've been very impressed with the overall quality. The fact that most of the body is plastic doesn't seem to matter: the weight and the outer aluminium frame make this feel like a solid product. My only minor gripe is that the sliders on the side of the keyboard can't be moved with the flesh of your finger despite their nubby texture; you have to push their edge with your nail.

It may be worth noting that while the photos may make you expect a retro design, the keyboard actually looks very modern. It's a slightly blueish grey, and the escape key is fluorescent orange. Very nice, just may be different from what you expect.

SWITCHES
I wanted a tactile switch and so got the Gateron Browns, but chose the hot-swappable version to keep my options open, and am glad I did. I first added o-rings to make the keys quieter, which also helped make them feel less plasticky. However, the main issue is that they are too light: you can't completely relax your hands on the keyboard without inadvertently depressing keys (they only require 44g of force to overcome the bump; for comparison, a MacBook keyboard has a tactile force of about 67g). This did not feel comfortable and made my hands feel tired, and I worried it might give me RSI. I ended up replacing the switches with Zilents v2 67g (tactile force ~63g), and am extremely happy with the feel now. I'd give the keyboard 4 stars after this upgrade.

The keyboard comes with a key cap puller and a switch puller, which I think aren't listed on the product page. But the switch puller doesn't work well on the top row of switches because they're too close to the edge of the frame.

LAYOUT
The keyboard is a great size: compact while offering all the keys you need. However, like most 75% keyboards, a problem is that there are no gaps between the groups of keys, so you can't feel where you are. I hadn't realised how much this would affect my performance. For a long time, my hand couldn't easily find the Return key, because it's not at the edge of the main block. I still struggle with the Delete key after 5 months. I think next time I'd try the Keychron Q1, which has gaps between blocks.

BATTERY & BLUETOOTH
I haven't been impressed with the battery life. The keyboard went to sleep quite often, so I turned this feature off, but then it needed charging about once a month, even with the LEDs off and even if I fully turned the keyboard off at the end of each day. For comparison, the Matias Laptop Pro keyboard only requires charging about twice a year. On the plus side, the Keychron K2 reconnects to Bluetooth much faster than the Matias. The short battery life is exacerbated by the fact that you won't notice when the battery is low, because it's only indicated by a tiny light on the side of the keyboard. I never noticed it in time even though I was looking at the side every day to turn the keyboard on and off. There also seems to be a bug where after switching between different bluetooth pairings, the keyboard sometimes freezes and you have to turn it off and back on. I've now switched to using it via USB.
  Shams  24/08/2021
Great feedback and fast responses from the keyboardco team.
This is the ISO version with the two tones grey double injection moulded keycaps OEM profile.
Solid build quality and fast consistent connection via Bluetooth 5.1 or USB-C (keyboard side is usb-c device end is standard USB so will need a dongle of wire connecting to a Mac).
Consistent stabilisers and switches. Looks, feels and sounds good.
By far the best value 75% hot swappable mechanical Bluetooth keyboard for Mac on the UK market.
Compact but not crowded key spacing. Standard OEM is nice but as with all 75% Keyboards you may struggle with some of the right side keys when it comes to keycap upgrades. But the stock are great. Mixing the stock with HK Gaming Puddling keycaps works perfectly fine.
Easy and clean to swap out switches and perform maintenance and basic mods.
Doesnt sound too hollow not too much rattle or echo for office use (Using Browns).
Full mac Function row and legends are nice. Works well with Karabiner software for full customisation.
Suitable for typing, gaming or programming with no issues.
Height issues with the K2 v1 addressed with the V2. Still quite tall but a basic wrist rest fixes this easily and its not ridiculously high stock. Improved Bluetooth over V1 also.
Battery life is solid, no issues there at all even with max brightness and constant RGBsolid colour back lighting (has multiple options for both).
Aluminium frame can survive a few knocks if you are transporting it tofrom work.
Foam (foam mod) and dust cover come included as do switch puller and keycap puller (nice touch) also the windows alternative keys come in the box for windows users.
Works well with MaciOS, windowsandroid or Linux (tested with Ubuntu and Kali) (will need to reconfigure a few things depending on use case).
For the price K8 V2 for TKL or this for 75% K6 65% for the price nothing comes close for Mac in UK market. Keyboardco great at answering questions about the boards too.
  CvrPaddyCvr  23/03/2022
Awesome keyboard, well worth the wait!

Seen this keyboard recommended by many online, keyboardco where the only people I trusted ordering from however it was out of stock at the time. Fast forward a wee while later and I finally have it. By far the nicest keyboard I've used (mostly corsair, razer, logitech etc) and the most versatile. Went for hotswap gat browns and couldn't be happier, have used cherry browns most of my life (12+ years).

Once the kb was in stock it came within 1 day. Couldn't be happier, will definitely be getting all my keyboard stuff from here moving forward.
  Adam  12/11/2021
Really nice keyboard & great customer service from The Keyboard Company.

I went for the RGB version with hot swappable brown switches. The typing experience is great, Bluetooth connectivity is reliable & it's quick & easy to connect between different paired devices.

My only criticism would be that the RGB isn't very bright compared to other wireless RGB keyboards, in fact it's not even as bright as Keychron's own example video claims. In fairness though, bright RGB is always going to be a tradeoff against battery life, so in the grand scheme it's not a big deal & the keyboard is still worthy of 5 starts imo.
  Brian L  04/11/2021
Are you looking for a Mechanical Keyboard which has the same functionality of a TKL, is UK-ISO with RGB and is in-stock from a UK distributor? This is the only reasonable consumer decision you can take. Thank you for the smooth service KBC. Thank you.
  narny  29/10/2021
My first mechanical keyboard bought to foster my goal of learning to touch type. Very pleased - it's a quality product. Had to choose switches based on listening to YouTube videos. Found the Gateron Browns to be less tactile than I'd anticipated, but they've grown on me on I'll probably stick with them.

Best part of the purchase was the Keyboard Company. Really fast delivery and I'll definitely use them again.
  JV  11/10/2021
Great keyboard.

Feels sturdy, types cleanly (I went for browns), and a nice range of features without being over the top.

Minus 1 star for the keys - they're not great at all. PBT replacements are on the way.
  sugabear  30/09/2021
I'm a graphic designer...only used apple keyboards up until now...they have been fine but wanted to see what all the fuss was about with this mechanical malarkey...K2 V2....not bad at all...nice to type on and I dig the the sound...I find it calming while I get my creative on. Good work.
  AshX  07/09/2021
This is my first foray into mechanical keyboards, and I thought it was going to be 50/50 in terms of whether I would like it. Well, the simple answer is that I really like it and probably would never go back to a chiclet keyboard. It is far more comfortable on my fingers and I find I mistype less often. I'm still getting used to it somewhat, but I am delighted with it overall. The keyboard seems well-made, tactile and works perfectly with my Mac. I don't think anyone dipping their toes into the water will regret this keyboard. If it is your first mechanical keyboard, give this one a try.
  Lucas S  13/08/2021
This is my first TKL mechanical keyboard, switching from a Logi G513. I chose hot-swappable brown switches in case I didn't like the switches however, they are perfect for now. The switches aren't too loud but also not too quiet.

I also chose the RGB backlight and find it rather dim compared to other keyboards. It can be difficult to tell whether caps lock is engaged or bluetooth is connected in sunlight. The backlighting is only really effective in a very dark environment. The caps lock light turning red isn't enough so I have had to turn on a indicator within my OS.

The keyboard company has been very helpful with my purchase and provided a couple replacement keycaps for chipped keycaps that arrived with the keyboard.

Sourcing keycaps will be an issue if you are on UK ISO and K2 as it is such a unique size. I am happy with sticking to the Keychron keycaps but since it seems they are just painted I may look elsewhere for more keycaps.

The keyboard is very nice to type on and is a good size for portability and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a good macOS mech keyboard.
  Tony H  30/07/2021
This is my first mechanical keyboard and I'm very statisfied with the experience of ordering and with the quality of thekeyboard. It takes a little getting used to but it's nothing a little time and practice won't cure. As mentioned in previous reviews, the UK layout and 75% size makes sourcing replacement keycaps tricky but it's not anything anyone should worry about out the box. The ABS caps on this keyboard are perfecrtly fine so you've got plenty of time to do LOTS of research online :)

 

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