I’ve only been more satisfied with one other low-profile mechanical keyboard, the Hexgears X-1 from the Kono Store. I am not a huge fan of linear switches since I prefer the thunk of tactile models or the crispness of clicky switches. I have a Hexgears X-1 with clicky Kaihua Choc white switches, and it will always be my first low-profile love.


I’m not saying low-profile mechanical keyboards are going to displace bigger, bulkier numbers any time soon. I will always go back to my large metal monsters in a pinch. But if I am heading to a convention, a show, or a coffee shop and need something more than a basic laptop keyboard, something slim and sleek like Cooler Master’s SK621 has a good chance of making it into my backpack.