Among the formats in which we can find keyboards for PC , leaving aside their distribution and language, we have mainly three: the conventional full format, the TKL (which lack a numeric pad) and the 60% keyboards, the most compact possible and even without the function keys. If you are looking for one of these keyboards, in this article we are going to tell you which are the best 60% keyboards on the market.
You should know that 60% keyboards have a fairly specific use (generally games), since they lack function keys, cursors and numeric pad, so they are certainly not “for all audiences”. You should also know that you can find dozens of OEM models that emulate other more famous keyboards, but as you can imagine, their quality leaves a lot to be desired and in this list we are going to show you only the best. That said, let’s go.
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2
This is probably not only one of the best 60% keyboards on the market, but also one of the best known (if not the most). The HHKB Pro 2 is designed with a minimal, no-frills design for users looking for a 60% keyboard and nothing more. It weighs only 530 grams and incorporates two UBS Passthroughs for connecting other devices.
As a good gaming keyboard, it has full N-Key Rollover anti-ghosting technology and incorporates Topre-type mechanical switches, with great sensitivity and that thanks to its square design of the mechanism prevents the “dancing” of the keys when pressed and due to wear and tear. weather. These switches have a lifetime of more than 30 million keystrokes.
Razer Huntsman Mini 60%
The well-known manufacturer Razer also has its own 60% keyboard model, the Huntsman Mini 60%. Unfortunately, this keyboard cannot be found with a layout in Spanish (only QWERTY in English) but it is still one of the best on the market. In this case, Razer integrates its usual Chroma RGB lighting and has Razer Purple switches, optical with infrared technology and with an actuation point of only 1.5 mm, making it one of the 60% faster keyboards on the market too.
Ducky One 2 Mini
Ducky Channel is a manufacturer well known for the excellent quality of their keyboards, all of them with original Cherry MX switches (in the case of this model it has MX Red, linear and without clicky sound). This keyboard has RGB lighting configurable from the keyboard itself without the need for software and provides an excellent quality of materials, because in addition to the original Cherry MX Red switches it is made of 85% PBT plastic and double-layer PCB to provide it with greater resistance and durability.
Anne Pro 2
This is one of the best 60% wireless keyboards, and it’s highly regarded (for some reason) by programmers. It has a Full N-Key Rollover anti-ghosting function, dual Bluetooth and USB connection (USB-C in this case) and incorporates Gateron switches that we can choose between the Red, White and Green models.
HHKB Hybrid Type-S
The Happy Hacking Keyboard Hybrid Type-S is the highest-end model of this prestigious brand. It incorporates silent Topre switches with capacitive activator (tactile response), allows connection by Bluetooth or USB (USB-C) and the manufacturer sells it as ideal for developers, authors, journalists and other professionals related to typing. As you will see, the keys do not have any typeface, they are completely programmable and it is obviously intended for users who type without looking at the keyboard.