OnePlus 81 Pro Keyboard review
On heavy duty
The OnePlus 81 Pro also has hot-swappable switches so you can yank any of the switches and replace them as you see fit. The Keychron India website is quite active and affordable so getting started even as a novice should be easy. However, if you want to open this aluminium case and mess with the insides, it is easy to unscrew. This is a gasket-mounted keyboard and it has 10 installed and 4 gaskets in the box so you can add more sound dampening if you want. It’s nice to see OnePlus actually throw in these extras for the modding community.
Inside the box, you get one Type-C to Type-C cable (with a Type-A to Type-C adapter), one switch and keycap puller, one hex key, two extra screws and a set of Mac/Windows keycaps.
The typing feel is sublime. There’s barely any resonance from key presses and it feels factory lubed out of the box. The RGB light is also south-facing so you can see where your money went. These are not like CherryMX red switches. They do have a bump but also a stronger rebounding force and the PCB stabilizers are not at all flimsy so typing this review feels a lot more enjoyable than most gaming keyboards. You’ll have to use more force than Cherry red switches but these custom switches are better for typing in our opinion. Each keystroke and rebound sends a sensory confirmation that your key is registered and it’s quite satisfying to type.
There’s also a Unified Keyboard Holder which is essentially a kickstand to raise the height or prop up the keyboard vertically when you’re not using it. It’s frankly the smartest solution to creating more desk space when you’re not using your keyboard and we love it. The kickstand is also tightly integrated with the keyboard so it doesn’t slip or lose its adjustment. We’ve been using this keyboard for around two months now and it’s hard to go back to other keyboards.
A premium typing experience like no other, this is a must-have if you’re a writer with deep pockets
|Color:||Dark grey/Light grey|
|Number of keys:||81|
|Layout:||ANSI (US) Fully Assembled|
|Switch face:||South-facing RGB|
|Compatible system:||Mac/Windows/Linux/Android OS/iOS|
|Bluetooth working time (RGB):||Up to 100 hours (Lowest brightness)|
|Charging time:||Around 5 hours|
|Charging port:||USB Type-C|