Work From Home: Choose One Nice Keyboard to Create the Work-From-Home Atmosphere
Do you want to enhance your efficiency when working from home? One of the best ways to do this is to find the perfect keyboard that could promote a more precise typing experience. But not all keyboards are created equal, and some just don’t make the cut. So what keyboard is perfect for your fingers and wrists and can enhance your productivity levels? Enter mechanical keyboards.
A mechanical keyboard provides tactile feedback compared to other types of keyboard. This gives you more control when you’re typing while providing you with more precision and accuracy. In addition, this type of keyboard is also more durable than regular keyboards, which gives you the reliability you need for your work. It can also withstand long periods of use while providing utmost comfortability, so for workaholics, typing all day won’t put too much strain on your hands and fingers.
Many people who work from home often focus on building the best and most powerful computers for their workstations. But often, they neglect buying a good keyboard, which could impact the quality of work they produce. Don’t make the same mistake! In this article, we will discuss the best work-from-home keyboards, so you don’t have to waste your time and effort looking for them.
How Do I Choose the Right One?
With all the keyboard options available, it can be challenging to find the right one. Unfortunately, there’s no secret formula when it comes to choosing the best keyboard for you. However, you can narrow down your choices by asking yourself several questions:
- What tasks do you do on a daily basis? Do you type documents or work with numbers?
- Do you need to program your keyboard to perform specific shortcuts that could help you increase your efficiency?
- Do you enjoy hearing feedback from your keyboard when you type?
- Do you play games in addition to working?
- Do you enjoy building and creating your own device in your free time?
While these questions may not point you to the right keyboard immediately, they can help you determine what type of mechanical keyboard you need. For example, if you don’t like hearing feedback noises when you type, you need a mechanical keyboard with linear switches since it produces less noise. If you work with numbers a lot, you might consider getting a separate Numpad or a Full layout keyboard.
When choosing a keyboard, the most important thing you need to remember is to check the features and see if they work for you. While mechanical keyboards can surely increase your efficiency, you still need to work on a few customizations to make them work for you. This could mean remapping the keyboard and creating shortcuts you usually use, understanding mechanical switches, and choosing the best one that compliments your work.
We understand that choosing a keyboard can be a daunting task. That’s why we created this list for you. We have chosen the best work from keyboards, so you don’t have to do it yourself anymore. So, without further ado, here are the best mechanical keyboards to increase your efficiency while working from home.
The Best Work From Home Mechanical Keyboards
Best All-Around Keyboard: Epomaker TH96
If you’re just making the switch to mechanical keyboards, the Epomaker TH96 is a great start. It’s a 95% keyboard, including most of the crucial keys you need for work. At the same time, it has a scroll wheel on the top right, allowing you to assign an action to it for maximum efficiency. For example, do you need quick access to volume control? The scroll wheel can help you.
In addition, this keyboard provides an excellent typing experience that can lessen wrist and finger strain. It uses an MDA and MDA V2 key profile for more ergonomic typing. This means that you can type all day without worrying about soreness and pain. It’s also created with workaholics in mind because the keycaps are waterproof and abrasion and dust resistant. So, typing all day won’t wear down your device quickly.
Oh, did we mention it comes in wired and wireless connections? So, if you ever need to work outside your home, you can easily pack your keyboard and connect it to your laptop via Bluetooth. It’s also compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS, allowing you to use it with different devices.
Lastly, you can easily remap your keyboard with QMK/VIA software. This means you can change what your keys do to create a more personalized work experience for increased efficiency.
Best Work and Play Keyboard: Epomaker TH80
Epomaker TH80 may be a gaming keyboard, but don’t be fooled! This mechanical keyboard can definitely step up your efficiency at work. Unlike the TH96, this only has 80 keys, removing many unnecessary keys that only take up space. This means that it’s more compact and easier to get used to since only the essential keys are left for you to use.
The look may not be for everyone, especially if you’re looking for something minimalist. But if you’re looking for something fun that could spice up your home workstation, this is an excellent choice. It comes with a variety of RGB effects that you can easily switch depending on your mood. We know that work can sometimes be boring, but with a keyboard with customizable RGB lights, you can incorporate some fun into it.
Furthermore, this keyboard is hot-swappable, meaning you can change the switch depending on what you want to use. This allows you to change the switch if you’re gaming or working. However, this can be a lot of work. But if you enjoy tinkering around, then this wouldn’t be much of a problem. It also comes with Gateron Pro switches, so you know you’ll get the best performance you can have in a mechanical keyboard.
Most Stylish Keyboard: Ajazz K840T
Who says keyboards are boring? Well, not with Ajazz K840T. This mechanical keyboard comes in two cute and fancy colors: Peach Pink and Lime Green. So, if you’re heavily invested in making your home office the most aesthetic room in your house, this keyboard will definitely bedazzle your space. Apart from its color, the keycaps are also unique, thanks to their round shape and shine-through design.
Enough about its design. What we love most about this keyboard is that it provides a stable and firm typing experience that you need to increase your efficiency. It uses PU leather for the bottom case, so you know it’s sturdy no matter how hard you press the keys. It also comes in red and blue switches, which are linear and clicky, respectively. This means you have the option to choose if you want something that gives clicky feedback or if you prefer a more quiet keyboard.
This mechanical keyboard also comes in wired and wireless connections, with the wired one offering N-key rollover. It is also compatible with both Windows and Mac devices, so there is no need to worry about using different keyboards if you both have these devices.
Sleek and Compact: Epomaker NT68
If you want a clean and simple workspace, this keyboard is for you. It has a low-profile version that comes in black or white keycaps. The design may be sleek and simple, but its performance is powerful and reliable. It comes in three switches: blue, brown, and red. Plus, it’s hot-swappable, so if you don’t like the original switch you bought, you can easily swap it for something more fitting for your needs.
Unlike other keyboards with a universal layout for Windows and Mac systems, the Epomaker NT68 comes in both Windows and Mac versions. For Mac users, the keyboard layout wouldn’t be a hassle since it comes with the function keys you need to easily navigate your system.
Since it’s compact, it only has 68 keys, which may seem too little for some users. But don’t fret; it has all the crucial sections you need to work effectively, so that wouldn’t be much of a problem. And if you don’t like its sleek design, you can always go for the regular profile, which has a more lively and colorful design.
Cutest DIY Keyboard: Epomaker Mini Cat 64
Cat lovers, rejoice! If you like to take on a little bit of challenge, the Epomaker Mini Cat 64 is for you. This DIY keyboard is inspired by Bongo Cat from the popular website bongo.cat. While many cute keyboards’ designs heavily rely on its keycaps, this keyboard has a cat shape case design, so even if you decide to use the plainest keycaps, you’ll still get an adorable keyboard.
Just a reminder, the Epomaker Mini Cat 64 is a DIY keyboard kit. So, when you purchase it, the keyboard kit only comes with a USB cable. You have to buy the switches and keycaps separately to build a full-functioning keyboard. This means that you have the freedom to create any design you want. You can use different colors if you like. Work-wise, this keyboard can be remapped, allowing you to design the functionality of your keyboard for maximum efficiency.
Upgrade Your Mechanical Switches: Epomaker MMD Holy Panda Switch Set
Upgrading your work-from-home space doesn’t only mean buying a new keyboard; it could also be upgrading your old switches to a new one. If you're tired of your old switches, why not try the Epomaker MMD Holy Panda switches?
If you’re unfamiliar with the Holy Panda, this switch comes from mechanical keyboard users who combined the Panda linear housing with the tactile stem of the Halo switch. This combination resulted in a powerful tactile switch that can easily be felt with a gentle push with a smooth linear feel after every press. This idea inspired us here at Epomaker to create the MMD Holy Panda switch at a more affordable price.
And we didn’t stop there. We also created it in two different actuation forces: 62g and 55g. The 62g offers the same feel as the holy panda. But for users who don’t enjoy the heavy typing experience, the 55g version is made for you. It offers the same smooth and tactile feel, minus the heavy force.
Coiled Cable to Match Your Keyboard: Epomaker Macaron Cable
Another way to level up your work-from-home experience is to get a keyboard cable that compliments the overall look of your workstation. The Epomaker Macaron cable comes in six colors: pink, red, yellow, light blue, light mint, and light purple. This allows you to easily match your keyboard design and computer setup. In addition, the cable has all the features you need from it: USB 2.0/3.0 compatible with a USB-C connector cable, 4-conductor, and 61-gauge. The best part? We follow a strict collection of durable tech flex-like and PP double-sleeves raw materials, so you have a reliable and powerful cable that lasts long.
Additional Functionality: Epomaker NEXT TIME Skyline 20% Numpad Kit
If you need an extra hand at work, extra keys might help. The Epomaker NEXT Time Skyline 20% Numpad kit allows you to have a handy Numpad when your keyboard doesn’t have one. It comes with a hot-swappable PCB, allowing you to use different switches depending on what you want to use. Lastly, it includes software that has macro recording, allowing you to assign a series of numbers to a command.
Work From Home Keyboards at Epomaker!
If you’re looking for the best work from keyboards, Epomaker has got you covered. Our wide range of keyboards, keyboard accessories, switches, and DIY kits can cater to your work-from-home needs. Feel free to browse our selection so you can find the best keyboard for you!