For most uses, the Keychron K6 is a good wireless mechanical keyboard, and it's essentially a compact version of the Keychron K4. Its small design and ability to pair with up to three devices over Bluetooth make it a very good choice for using with your smartphone or tablet. Despite the long pre-travel distance of the Gateron Brown switches, they feel great to type on, and surprisingly, the keyboard doesn't cause any fatigue. It has excellent build quality and full RGB backlighting that you can customize directly on the board. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any macro-programmable keys and no companion software to customize the board to your liking.
The Keychron K6 is a good keyboard for gaming. It has great latency, full RGB backlighting, and provides a great typing experience. The Gateron Brown switches on our unit are light to press, but their long pre-travel distance makes the keyboard feel a little less responsive. There's also no customization software or macro-programmable keys.
The Keychron K6 is very good to use with your smartphone or tablet. It can be used wirelessly over Bluetooth and can be paired with up to three devices. Its compact design makes it easy to carry in your laptop bag.
The Keychron K6 is good for office use. Even though it doesn't have a wrist rest, ergonomics are still okay since it has two incline settings. Also, despite its compact design, it doesn't cause much fatigue over time as it feels light to type on. The Gateron Brown switches on our unit don't make a lot of noise and shouldn't disturb those around you. However, it could get a lot louder if you get the keyboard with clicky switches.
The Keychron K6 is very good for programming. It has impressive typing quality as the switches are light to press and give satisfying tactile feedback. It also doesn't feel cramped to type on and isn't tiring to use, despite having a compact design. Unfortunately, while it has full RGB backlighting, there's no companion software to customize it, and there aren't any macro-programmable keys either.
The Keychron K6 is okay for use with a home theater PC. You can use it wirelessly via Bluetooth, and it pairs with up to three devices simultaneously. It also has full RGB backlighting, so you can easily use it while watching a movie or gaming in the dark. However, it doesn't have a trackpad, which means you need a dedicated mouse to navigate the user interface.
Update 01/04/2021: We upgraded the build quality score because we discovered there are two versions of this keyboard: one with a plastic frame and the other with an aluminum frame. Our unit has the aluminum frame.
Its build quality is excellent. It's made of plastic with an aluminum frame that feels very solid, and all keys feel quite stable. Unfortunately, the keycaps are made of ABS plastic, which feels rather cheap and attracts oil from your fingers, making them feel rather slippery.
The ergonomics are reasonable. It has two incline settings, which can help in preventing fatigue. Despite the small size, it doesn't feel cramped to type on. The feet are very sturdy, but they're also prone to sliding around when force is applied.
The Keychron K6 has outstanding RGB backlighting. You can control the colors and lighting effects directly via hotkeys. However, the backlight isn't that bright and isn't that noticeable in a mildly-lit room.
The Keychron K6 comes with a short detachable, braided USB-C cable.
The Keychron K6 has wireless capabilities. You can use it over Bluetooth, and it pairs with up to three devices simultaneously. It has a rechargeable battery and can be used wired while charging.
The Keychron K6 doesn't have too many extra features. It lacks dedicated media controls, function keys, and macro-programmable keys. That being said, it does have media hotkeys and navigation keys. It's mentioned in the user manual that you can remap the keys through third-party software, but we haven't tested this. The media hotkeys are on the numbers row, but if you prefer something with a dedicated function row, then check out the Keychron K2.
The unit we did our tests on has Gateron Brown switches. If you don't want the Brown switches, it's also available in Red and Blue, which are linear and quiet, and clicky and tactile, respectively. The switches don't require a lot of force to actuate, which makes typing feel light. However, the pre-travel distance is quite long, making the keyboard feel less responsive. If you'd prefer a keyboard that feels faster and more responsive, check out the Drop ENTR.
The Gateron Brown switches we did our tests with provide a great typing experience. The switches feel light and give nice tactile feedback. Also, it doesn't feel tiring to type on, which is nice considering how compact the keyboard is. That said, the ABS plastic keycaps feel slippery and cheap.
Our unit of the Keychron K6 with the Gateron Brown switches is quiet, but your experience may vary depending on which switch you get.
The Keychron K6 has impressive latency, and most people shouldn't notice any delay when gaming. If you want a compact board with even lower latency, check out the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed.
Unfortunately, the Keychron K6 wireless mechanical keyboard doesn't have software support. It mentions in the user manual that you can remap the keys through third-party software, but we haven't tested this. If you'd like a barebones keyboard with dedicated customization software, check out the Glorious GMMK PRO.
The Keychron K6 has excellent compatibility. It's fully compatible with Windows, and on macOS, only the screen brightness buttons don't work. Bluetooth doesn't work with Linux, so we had to use the keyboard plugged in. Also, F3 and F4 don't work on iOS and Android.
We tested the Keychron K6 with an aluminum frame, RGB backlighting, and Gateron Brown switches. There's a variant with a plastic frame, which you can get with white or RGB backlighting. You can also get the keyboard with Gateron Blue or Red switches, LK Optical Brown, Red, or Blue switches, or hot-swappable switches, so you can put in whichever switches you prefer.
The Keychron K6 is a compact and wireless keyboard that makes for a very good companion for use with your cellphone or tablet. It can be used wired or wirelessly over Bluetooth and can be paired with up to three different devices. This is a smaller version of the Keychron K4 but with full RGB backlighting, while the K4 only has a white backlight. There are two incline settings, unlike the Keychron K1, which has none.
The Keychron K8 is a larger version of the Keychron K6. The K8 is a TenKeyLess (80%) keyboard, while the K6 is 65%. Both keyboards are available with Gateron or Keychron Optical switches. If you plan on using it for gaming, the K6 has lower latency, although you have to it wired.
The Ducky One 2 SF and the Keychron K6 are both 65% keyboards, but the Ducky is wired, while the Keychron is wireless. The Keychron can be paired with up to three devices at once, which is great for multitasking. On the other hand, the Ducky has macro-programmable keys and onboard memory, which the Keychron lacks. Both keyboards are available in a variety of switch options. Unfortunately, the Ducky's latency is high, even higher than the Keychron's Bluetooth latency, making it less ideal for fast-paced games.
The Keychron K6 and the Keychron K12 are nearly identical wireless mechanical boards, but the K6 is a 65% compact, and the K12 is a 60% compact. The K6 has dedicated navigation keys, including arrow keys, which the K12 lacks. Also, the K6 has lower latency, making it a better choice for casual gaming than the K12.
The Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is a better wireless keyboard than the Keychron K6 overall. The Obinslab has much better latency, giving you a faster gaming experience. All of its keys are macro-programmable, and the keyboard is compatible with the ObinsKit software for easy customization. You can also pair it with four devices over Bluetooth. That said, the Keychron has dedicated arrow keys, which the Obinslab lacks, and its ergonomics are a bit better, thanks to the two incline settings. However, you can only pair three devices over Bluetooth at a time.
The ASUS ROG Falchion is better than the Keychron K6 for gaming. The ASUS has much lower latency whether used wired or wirelessly, and it comes with a polycarbonate cover case to protect the keys when traveling with it. You can set macros to any key on the ASUS, including to the touch panel on its left side, and you can customize the RGB backlighting. If you're looking for a wireless board to use with more than one device at once, the Keychron has Bluetooth and can pair with up to three devices. You can get the Keychron with Gateron or LK Optical switches, or you can get the hotswappable variant.
The Razer Huntsman Mini and the Keychron K6 are compact keyboards meant for different uses. The Razer is a wired keyboard with macro-programmable keys, and it's available with either linear or clicky switches. On the other hand, the Keychron is a wireless keyboard meant for office uses that's available with a variety of switches, and there's even a hot-swappable version that you can buy.
The Keychron K6 is a more versatile keyboard, and the Corsair K65 RGB MINI is a better gaming keyboard. The Keychron is a compact 65% keyboard that you can use wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth, and you can wirelessly pair up to three devices. It has ABS keycaps, two incline settings, but no companion software for customization. It's available with tactile Gateron Brown, linear Red, and clicky Blue switches. The Corsair is wired-only but has better latency, PBT keycaps, a Windows Lock key, and all its keys are macro-programmable either onboard or using the companion software, which is compatible with Windows and macOS. It's only available with linear Cherry MX Speed switches.
The Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 and the Keychron K6 are two very different keyboards. The Razer is a wired model made for gaming. It feels more comfortable overall and has macro-programmable keys. It also comes with the Razer Synapse 3 software to help you customize it to your liking. On the other hand, the Keychron is a wireless keyboard that's very good to use with mobile devices. You can pair it with up to three devices over Bluetooth and it has a more compact size, making it easy to bring it with you on the go.
The Keychron K6 and the Corsair K70 RGB TKL are two very different keyboards designed for different uses. The Keychron is a wireless compact 65% keyboard, and you can connect it with up to three devices at once via Bluetooth. It's available in tactile, linear, and clicky switches, while the Corsair is only available in linear. On the other hand, the Corsair is a wired-only TKL keyboard designed for gaming; it has much lower latency, macro-programmable keys, and the Cherry MX Speed switches on our unit have a low pre-travel distance.
The Keychron K1 and the Keychron K6 are both well-built, mechanical keyboards with RGB backlighting and multi-device pairing capabilities. The main difference between them is their switches: the K1 features low-profile switches and the K6 has standard ones. Also, if you play video games often, the K6 may be a better choice due to its much lower latency over both a wired connection and Bluetooth.
The Keychron K6 and the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed are 65% compact wireless keyboards, but they're designed for different uses. The Keychron is designed for office use, while the Razer is designed for gaming. You can set macros to any key on the Razer, and it has incredibly low latency and a Windows Key lock button. Both boards can pair with up to three devices via Bluetooth, but the Razer also has a proprietary receiver, which the Keychron lacks.
The Keychron K6 is a good prebuilt keyboard for office use, while the Glorious GMMK PRO is a barebones keyboard suited for many uses. The Keychron is a 65% board that you can use both wired and wirelessly, and it's available with Gateron Red, Blue, or Brown switches. On the other hand, the Glorious is a wired 75% board that doesn't come with any switches or keycaps, so you can get any ones you prefer. Unlike the Keychron, the Glorious comes with customization software, so you can remap the keys, set macros, and customize the RGB backlighting. Both have dedicated navigation keys and arrow keys, but the Glorious has a dedicated F-row and a programmable rotary knob.
The Corsair K55 RGB PRO and the Keychron K6 have many differences, but the Keychron is better overall. The Keychron is a compact 65% mechanical keyboard available with tactile Gateron Brown, linear Red, and clicky Blue switches. You can use it wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth, and you can wirelessly pair up to three devices. It also has full RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys and two incline settings, but it lacks a wrist rest. On the other hand, the Corsair is a membrane keyboard with rubber dome switches that are very quiet but feel heavier and have a longer pre-travel distance. It has an included wrist rest and one incline setting. It also has companion software for customization, dedicated media keys, and all its keys are macro-programmable. Unfortunately, while it has RGB backlighting, it's only zone lit.
The Keychron K6 and the Fnatic miniSTREAK are both mechanical gaming keyboards with RGB backlighting. The Fnatic is an excellent choice if you prefer TKL wired keyboards and want the option to set macros to any key using dedicated software. It's available with two different linear switches: Cherry MX Silent Red and Kailh Speed Silver. On the other hand, the Keychron is a good choice if you like compact wireless keyboards and don't mind finding third-party software to remap the keys. Also, the Keychron has lower latency, and it's available with Gateron linear Red, clicky Blue, or tactile Brown switches.
The Corsair K55 RGB PRO XT and the Keychron K6 are very different keyboards, but the Keychron is a more versatile keyboard, while the Corsair is better for gaming. The Keychron is a compact 65% mechanical keyboard that you can use wired or wirelessly over Bluetooth. It's available with tactile Gateron Brown, linear Red, or clicky Blue switches. It feels better built and has two incline settings, though it lacks a wrist rest and has no companion software for customization. It also has RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys. On the other hand, the Corsair is a full-size keyboard with rubber dome switches. It only has one incline setting but has an included wrist rest and lower latency. It also has companion software that's compatible with both Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, while it has full RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys, it only has five customizable lighting zones.
The Keychron K6 is a 65% compact wireless office board, while the ROCCAT Pyro is a full-size wired gaming keyboard. The ROCCAT has an included wrist rest, a volume control knob, a Windows Key lock button. Also, you can set macros to all the alphanumerical keys on the left side of the board, and its latency is much lower than the Keychron's. However, the ROCCAT is only available with linear TTC Red switches. On the other hand, the Keychron is available with Gateron Red, Blue, and Brown switches. You can use it wirelessly via Bluetooth, and you can pair it with up to three devices at once.
The Drop ENTR is a better keyboard than the Keychron K6. The Drop feels better-built, and its Halo True switches have a short pre-travel distance which makes it feel more responsive. You can also lock the Window Key on the ENTR, unlike on the Keychron. However, the Keychron is better for mobile devices thanks to its outstanding wireless versatility and compact size, and it has full RGB backlighting.
The Keychron K6 and the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad 2021 are compact keyboards but designed for different uses. The Apple is for use with iPad Pro and iPad Air only, so it can't pair with any other devices, especially since it doesn't support Bluetooth, and it can only pair through the Smart Connector. It uses low-profile, scissor switches that feel responsive and fairly light, but they require some force to get over the tactile bump. On the other hand, the Keychron can pair with up to three devices at once via Bluetooth, and it's compatible with many operating systems. It's also a mechanical keyboard that's available with a few different switch types.
The Keychron K6 is a 65% compact mechanical board, while the ROCCAT Magma is a full-size membrane board. If you prefer a wireless option, the Keychron is a better option, and it can pair with up to three devices at once. Also, it's compatible with many operating systems, including Android and iOS. It's available with Gateron Brown, Red, and Blue switches. On the other hand, if you prefer a wired non-mechanical board, the ROCCAT uses rubber dome switches. You can set macros to any key on the left side of the board, and you can set an Easy-Shift[ button to give you a second layer of controls.
The Keychron K6 and the ZSA Moonlander are both office boards but with very different designs. The ZSA is a fully split, mechanical board with an outstanding number of incline settings, a wrist rest, and you can remap many of the keys. On the other hand, the Keychron is a straight mechanical board with no wrist rest, and since it doesn't have customization software, you can't set macros or remap any of the keys. However, it's wireless, which makes it compatible with more operating systems than the ZSA.