After a month using Keychron K4 for my work-from-home companion, I have decided to sell the keyboard. I have no issue with the K4 by far, I am very satisfied with the mechanical experience that K4 provided. But considering the space of my desk which I currently use as an emergency working space is quite limited, thus I have to reduce the size of working peripheral. Especially when I rarely use the Numpad.
As a replacement, I choose to acquire the older brother of K4, Keychron K2. Comparing to K4 (96%), K2 is more compact since they got rid of all the Numpad which makes the sizing is only 75% of the normal keyboard should be.
When my K4 only using the firm plastic as a frame, this K2 using aluminium frame for the sturdy impression. The switch remains the same, using the Gateron Red which I like since there is no other option available in the marketplace.
After a week using the K2, I have to admit that I need more time to adapt with the compact layout. I still have to familiarize my fingers with the layout. I often mistype some of the button, such as enter, backspace, and arrow button which sometimes really irritating. Especially when you have to type the official letter or something like that.
Even though I have some issues with the K2, I still really like the experience and it intrigues me to try another version of Keychron, like the K6 or the newest version of K1. Personally, I want to buy the K8, but I don’t have the plan to buy directly. I rely on the local seller to procure and sell it in the local marketplace.
PS: One of the good things of Keychron is, if you are not satisfied with the experience of using the keyboard, you could easily sell it in the local marketplace. There are buyers that could buy your used-Keychron with the good price (some of them could buy higher than what you expense when you bought it in the first place).