OnePlusannounced the company’s first mechanical keyboard “Keyboard 81 Pro” on the 7th (US time). Reservations are scheduled to start around April, and the price is undecided.
A mechanical keyboard that achieves a soft feel and a satisfying keystroke sound with a double gasket design. As a dedicated key switch jointly developed with Keychron, two types of Winter Bonfire (tactile axis) and Summer Breeze (linear axis) are available, and hot swap is also supported.
In addition, the Summer Breeze switch model uses Marble-mallow keycaps that emphasize tactile sensation. The material used for wristbands and charging cables is used, and it is said that you can get smooth typing and excellent tactile experience. In addition, Winter Bonfire is equipped with a PBT keycap.
The chassis is machined from CNC aluminum and has a keyboard holder on the bottom that functions as a tilt and vertical stand. As a design unique to the OnePlus series, it also has a Bluetooth and USB switch that mimics the alert slider (switch for silent mode, etc.) of a smartphone, and an Esc key with a logo. There is also a rotary dial on the upper right.
In addition, QMK and VIA key mapping and RGB LED effects can be customized. The OS supports Windows / macOS / Linux / Android / iOS, and the connection is wired by USB Type-C and wireless by Bluetooth 5.1.
The number of keys is 81. It also has a built-in 4,000mAh battery.