Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron C2 Wired Mechanical Keyboard

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Keychron C2 Full-size Wired Mechanical Keyboard has included keycaps for both Windows and macOS.

Customer Reviews

Based on 310 reviews
73%
(225)
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Jason
Good Bang for the Buck

Overall, my initial impression of the C2 is that it's a high quality keyboard for the price. I've been shopping keyboards for a while now and keep coming back to Keychron because of their design, variety of offerings, and large customer base. Being new to mechanical keyboards, the extra key travel and louder typing sound will take some time for me to get used to.

Likes:
- Quality build with solid construction
- Backlit, with dimmer and multiple lighting effects
- USB C to A adapter included
- Packaging, gives a premium feel
- Customization options (white or RGB LED, Hot Swap or Soldered, wide range of key Caps and switches to choose from). I went with the white LED non-hot swap version.

Dislikes:
- The black shine through keycaps are muddy looking and difficult to read in most lighting situations when backlight is off; to their credit, Keychron has explained this thoroughly on their site.
- LED color is a bit harsh and lowest brightness setting isn't dim enough for me; would prefer a warmer white (typical of that seen with household lighting) and wider range of control over the dimness level. It seems like the lowest setting is around 50%, with 5 levels, a better choice would have been 20, 40, 60, 80, & 100%. Perhaps this is something Keychron can address if they ever decide to bring QMK/VIA support to the C1/C2.
- My typing accuracy took a hit when switching from a standard low profile $20 Dell keyboard; maybe just takes some getting used to.
- Keyboard is louder and key travel is longer than expected. I went with Brown switches, perhaps one of the low profile offerings would have been a better choice for me.
- Some of the keycap label decisions were a questionable step away from the norm.
,- Directional, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn labels missing from numpad which is fine by me
,- Backspace key is almost identical to the Return key
,- Punctuation and special character labels are to left vs above default key label

A
Andrew
Great Keyboard

I bought this keyboard in the 'retro' colorway with brown switches for my work from home set up and it looks and feels great. The quality is great for the price, especially when paired with the wrist rest. This is my first set of brown switches, I was planning on taking them out right away for some Silk Yellows but the feel and sound of the stock brown switches are better than expected.

A
Anonymous
A gorgeous keyboard with a gorgeous sound.

I personally picked the beige model (without backlight), as I normally find lights to be somewhat distracting, and the beige model looked adorable. I must say I'm very happy with the general feel and sound of the keyboard, almost too much. I'm at the point that I'm afraid to play any keyboard-aggressive games like most rhythm games, as I don't want to damage such a nice keyboard. Though even if I did, the hot-swappable switches means I don't have to worry much.

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Tom Whitzer
Absolutely the best keyboard I have ever used!! Love the retro look too!

I recommend this keyboard to anyone!!! I went with the retro look with reds. It feels amazing and sounds fantastic! I will definitely be buying another one someday! I just want to type all the time. If I had this keyboard in college. I would have had no issues writing any of my essays haha.

Key-p up the great work Keychron!!

T
T.K.
Very Good Keyboard

I bought a K1SE for when I work from home and a C2 (non-backlit, non-hot-swappable) for the office. Both were great purchases. The C2 looks great for the office (not flashy) and I really enjoy typing on it. I was very happy to find a full-size keyboard, since I often need the num pad for work. While it is comfortable to use, for me it definitely needs a wrist rest (which I already had).
One of my biggest complaints is the lack of alternative layouts available, either when buying the keyboard or even with the available sets of keycaps. Even having a uniform-profile like XDA would have been enough, but that isn't available for the 100% size. I was able to get keycaps from WASD that work for me.
The keyboard also goes to sleep on me if I'm away for a while like going to a meeting or to lunch. They have a fix for it, but I am not able to try it do to the admin restrictions our company puts on the laptop. I just unplug/plug and it works again. I guess this is coming from the laptop and not from the keyboard (based on the suggested fix), but my previous $10 keyboard never did that, so I'm not sure why this one does.
It also has a click on the right shift button depending on how I hit the key. It seems to be the stabilizer, but since I have the non-hot-swappable version there isn't much I can do about it.
Still, all these are relatively small issues and it feels like at least a four-star keyboard, especially considering it was less than $50 (when I bought it).

 The C2 supports wired mode only

Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight

A FULL SIZE WIRED MECHANICAL KEYBOARD

Engineered to maximize your productivity with most popular full size layout with number pad. The hot-swappable option on Gateron Mechanical switches and Keychron Mechanical switches offers the freedom to easily personalize your typing experience without soldering.

FEATURES

TYPE-C WIRED

With an easy and reliable USB Type-C connection, the C2 is best to fit home, office and light gaming use while connecting with your laptop or PC.

Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight
Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight

SUITABLE FOR ALL DEVICES

Compatible for both macOS and Windows. Keychron is one of only a few in the market that comes with a Mac multimedia keys layout for Mac enthusiasts. For Linux users, we also have a dedicated user group to help with the experience.

*Check high-res layout and keycap size here.

Keychron k2 hot-swappable wireless mechanical keyboard The most funded Kickstarter keyboard with double shot keycaps

Legends Never Fade Out

Engineered with double-shot keycap set allows backlight shine through the legends with a subtle feeling.

Please note that the legends on the black and white color keycaps may look slightly different, as the legends on the black keycaps may look less clear on the black keycaps compared to the white keycaps, read more here.

Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight

Inclined bottom frame makes the C2 more comfortable to crank out emails or write a novel.

Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight

HOT-SWAPPABLE

Hot-swappable means to customize your typing experience without soldering, just pop them in and it’s done.. 

*The C2 Gateron (Hot-swappable) version and Keychron Mechanical (Hot-swappable) version keyboard types support altering switches.
Socket of Gateron (Hot-swappable) and Keychron Mechanical (Hot-swappable) is compatible with almost all the MX style 3pin and 5pin mechanical switches on the market (including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, etc.). SMD-LED compatible switches are the best for showing the backlights.

Mechanical Switch

Durable Gateron G Pro mechanical switch with a 50 million keystroke lifespan to provide an unrivaled tactile responsiveness

Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight
Keychron C2 hot-swappable wired type-c mechanical keyboard 104-keys full-size layout for Mac Windows iOS Gateron switch red blue brown RGB backlight

FULL SIZE LAYOUT

Comes with a 104 keys layout included number pad and that offers convenient access to all the essential keys* for Mac and Windows included a dedicated Siri or Cortana key.

*Num Lock works with Windows OS only.

18 TYPES OF RGB

Engineered with more than 15 types of RGB light and comes with different styles (flashing, breathing, or static white etc) which will match up to your mood.

One More Thing

We are pushing the boundaries to meet the needs of typists, that's why we're introducing the C2 Non-Backlit Version to our Keychron family. 

Different Colorway,
Solid Retro Feel

Outfitted the C2 Non-Backlight version with retro-inspired color scheme looks as good in the office as it does in the game room.

Comes with a firm and smooth typing feel similar to that of the Gateron Mechanical switches, the C2 Non-Backlit Version shares the same switch compatibility as the C2 Gateron version keyboard.

*Socket of C2 Non-backlit Version is compatible with almost all the MX style 3-pin and 5-pin mechanical switches on the market (including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, etc.).

Frequently Bought Together (Add-on)

SPECIFICATION

Number of Keys: 104 keys
Version: Gateron / Gateron (Hot-swappable) / Keychron Mechanical / Keychron Mechanical (Hot-swappable)
Switches: Gateron Mechanical / Keychron Mechanical
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Frame Material: ABS
Keycap Material: Double-shot ABS
Keycap Profile: OEM
Layout: ANSI


*Socket of C2 Non-backlit (Hot-swappable) and Gateron (Hot-swappable) are compatible with almost all the MX style 3-pin and 5-pin mechanical switches on the market (including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, etc.). 

CONNECTIVITY


Backlit Types: 18 (Exclude Non-Backlit version)
Backlit: Adjustable 4-level RGB backlit (Exclude Non-Backlit version)
System: Windows/Android/Mac/iOS
Connection: Type-C cable
Compatible System: macOS/Windows/

PHYSICAL UNIT


Dimension: 435.6 x 130mm
Height incl. keycap (front) 30mm
Height incl. keycap (rear) 40mm
Weight: About 829g / 29.2oz
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃

PACKAGE CONTENT

1 x Keyboard
1 x USB-A to USB Type-C Cable
1 x Keycap Puller
1 x Switch Puller (For Hot-swappable version only)
1 x User Manual 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 310 reviews
73%
(225)
22%
(67)
2%
(7)
1%
(2)
3%
(9)
J
Jason
Good Bang for the Buck

Overall, my initial impression of the C2 is that it's a high quality keyboard for the price. I've been shopping keyboards for a while now and keep coming back to Keychron because of their design, variety of offerings, and large customer base. Being new to mechanical keyboards, the extra key travel and louder typing sound will take some time for me to get used to.

Likes:
- Quality build with solid construction
- Backlit, with dimmer and multiple lighting effects
- USB C to A adapter included
- Packaging, gives a premium feel
- Customization options (white or RGB LED, Hot Swap or Soldered, wide range of key Caps and switches to choose from). I went with the white LED non-hot swap version.

Dislikes:
- The black shine through keycaps are muddy looking and difficult to read in most lighting situations when backlight is off; to their credit, Keychron has explained this thoroughly on their site.
- LED color is a bit harsh and lowest brightness setting isn't dim enough for me; would prefer a warmer white (typical of that seen with household lighting) and wider range of control over the dimness level. It seems like the lowest setting is around 50%, with 5 levels, a better choice would have been 20, 40, 60, 80, & 100%. Perhaps this is something Keychron can address if they ever decide to bring QMK/VIA support to the C1/C2.
- My typing accuracy took a hit when switching from a standard low profile $20 Dell keyboard; maybe just takes some getting used to.
- Keyboard is louder and key travel is longer than expected. I went with Brown switches, perhaps one of the low profile offerings would have been a better choice for me.
- Some of the keycap label decisions were a questionable step away from the norm.
,- Directional, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn labels missing from numpad which is fine by me
,- Backspace key is almost identical to the Return key
,- Punctuation and special character labels are to left vs above default key label

A
Andrew
Great Keyboard

I bought this keyboard in the 'retro' colorway with brown switches for my work from home set up and it looks and feels great. The quality is great for the price, especially when paired with the wrist rest. This is my first set of brown switches, I was planning on taking them out right away for some Silk Yellows but the feel and sound of the stock brown switches are better than expected.

A
Anonymous
A gorgeous keyboard with a gorgeous sound.

I personally picked the beige model (without backlight), as I normally find lights to be somewhat distracting, and the beige model looked adorable. I must say I'm very happy with the general feel and sound of the keyboard, almost too much. I'm at the point that I'm afraid to play any keyboard-aggressive games like most rhythm games, as I don't want to damage such a nice keyboard. Though even if I did, the hot-swappable switches means I don't have to worry much.

T
Tom Whitzer
Absolutely the best keyboard I have ever used!! Love the retro look too!

I recommend this keyboard to anyone!!! I went with the retro look with reds. It feels amazing and sounds fantastic! I will definitely be buying another one someday! I just want to type all the time. If I had this keyboard in college. I would have had no issues writing any of my essays haha.

Key-p up the great work Keychron!!

T
T.K.
Very Good Keyboard

I bought a K1SE for when I work from home and a C2 (non-backlit, non-hot-swappable) for the office. Both were great purchases. The C2 looks great for the office (not flashy) and I really enjoy typing on it. I was very happy to find a full-size keyboard, since I often need the num pad for work. While it is comfortable to use, for me it definitely needs a wrist rest (which I already had).
One of my biggest complaints is the lack of alternative layouts available, either when buying the keyboard or even with the available sets of keycaps. Even having a uniform-profile like XDA would have been enough, but that isn't available for the 100% size. I was able to get keycaps from WASD that work for me.
The keyboard also goes to sleep on me if I'm away for a while like going to a meeting or to lunch. They have a fix for it, but I am not able to try it do to the admin restrictions our company puts on the laptop. I just unplug/plug and it works again. I guess this is coming from the laptop and not from the keyboard (based on the suggested fix), but my previous $10 keyboard never did that, so I'm not sure why this one does.
It also has a click on the right shift button depending on how I hit the key. It seems to be the stabilizer, but since I have the non-hot-swappable version there isn't much I can do about it.
Still, all these are relatively small issues and it feels like at least a four-star keyboard, especially considering it was less than $50 (when I bought it).

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