If you are in the market for a super cool keyboard, then you may want to hold out a little longer for this one from OnePlus. Yes. You heard that right. A keyboard. From OnePlus. It’s an unusual move (to make a computer peripheral) for sure. The OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro, as it is called, is a mechanical keyboard that promised a lot of style and unique features.

OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro

The OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro is for gaming, creative, and everyday use. It features hot-swappable co-created switches capped with soft-touch Marble-mallow keycaps.

The keyboard further touts a double gasket mount for a softer rebound and dampened audible sound. Though it is by no means a silent keyboard. I hope it isn’t because what’s a mechanical keyboard without some form of clickety-clackety?

Further customization of the keyboard is enabled by open-source firmware. Open-source firmware like QMK and VIA offers real-time control without reflashing the firmware, allowing customizing the RGB lighting effects, remapping of keys, and whatnot.

OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro

As for workflow goes, there is a customizable rotary dial that you can customize to fit your creative workflow.

In addition, the keyboard inherited a feature from its flagship smartphones: the slider switch. The keyboard supports both wireless (Bluetooth) and wired (USB-C) modes which are selectable with the iconic OnePlus slider switch around the back of the keyboard. The slider also lets you switch off the keyboard when not in use.

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The keyboard is compatible with Windows and Mac, as well as Linux. There is a switch alongside the slider to let you switch between Windows and Mac.

OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro

Rounding up the feature list is a CNC-machined aluminum body with a built-in keyboard stand that is unlike anything we have seen before.

OnePlus will start taking pre-orders for the keyboard in April. Pricing is TBA. Meanwhile, you may sign up to be notified when the book is open.

OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro

Images: OnePlus.

Published by Mike

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