I have used quite a few mechanical keyboards and always have enjoyed using 60% boards.   Nowadays there are so many options on the market which make making a decision tough.  So I have compiled a list of 60% mechanical keyboards which I hope you find helpful.

GK61 Hot Swappable Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $60

G61K keyboard

GK61

At only $60, the GK61 includes quite a lot of features that you don’t find on many keyboards at this price.  There are many switch options to choose from and they are hot swappable.  They do provide a lot of switch choices compared to the competition with Gateron Optical Black/Blue/Brown/Red and the Gateron Optical Silver/Yellow, the latter being a $5 up charge.

Pros:
  • Hot swappable optical switches
  • Optical switches for fast response times
  • RGB
  • Braided USB C cable
  • More switch choices (Gateron Optical Black/Blue/Brown/Red/Silver/Yellow)
Cons:
  • Optical switches make switch choices limited
  • Software may have a learning curve
  • ABS keycaps
  • No Bluetooth

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DIERYA DK61E Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $55

Dierya DK61E

Dierya DK61E

The Dierya DK61E is very similar to the GK61.  They both feature hot swappable optical switches, RGB lights, and USB C plug in.  Unlike the GK61 they provide better PBT keycaps which tend to hold up to wear and shine more so than ABS plastic.  Switch choices are limited to Blue/Brown/Red.

Pros:
  • Hot swappable optical switches
  • Optical switches for fast response times
  • RGB
  • Braided USB C
  • 2 additional variety switches included in purchase
Cons:
  • Optical switches make switch choices limited
  • USB C is oddly ‘L’ shaped
  • Switch choices limited to Gateron Optical Blue/Brown/Red.
  • No Bluetooth

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Dierya DK61 Pro Bluetooth 5.1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $60

Dierya DK61

Dierya DK61

The Dierya DK61 Pro is just like the Dierya DK61E except that it also includes Bluetooth 5.1.  Besides that there are no other visible differences between the keyboards.

Pros:
  • Hot swappable optical switches
  • Optical switches for fast response times
  • RGB
  • Braided USB C
  • 2 x additional variety switches included in purchase
  • Bluetooth 5.1 w/1900mAh battery
Cons:
  • Optical switches make switch choices limited
  • USB C is oddly ‘L’ shaped
  • Switch choices limited to Gateron Optical Blue/Brown/Red.

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KEMOVE Snowfox Bluetooth 5.1 Mechanical Keyboard – $90

KEMOVE Snowfox

KEMOVE Snowfox

The KEMOVE Snowfox is a recently released 60% Bluetooth 5.1 mechanical keyboard.  It comes in 2 colors, white and black, and offers a decent amount of switch options which include Black/Blue/Brown/Red.  Unlike the GK61 and Dierya keyboards (this keyboard is also sold by Dierya), the switches used in this keyboard are mechanical switches rather than optical.  This will allow you to try a wide range of switch choices (Zealios, Kailh, Gateron, Cherry, Holy Pandas, etc.) that are available on the market.  It also includes a larger 3000mAh battery for longer wireless sessions.

Pros:
  • Hot swappable mechanical switches
  • RGB
  • Matching color braided USB C cable
  • PBT keycaps
  • Adjustable feet
  • Bluetooth 5.1 w/3000mAh battery
  • 3 x additional variety switches included
  • Available in black and white
Cons:
  • White still has black accents
  • USB C is oddly ‘L’ shaped
  • Pricier than the other keyboards

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SK61 RGB Mechanical Keyboard – $75

SK61

SK61

The SK61 keyboard is hot swappable but is not wireless.  It uses Gateron Optical switches rather than mechanical switches.  While the keycaps are PBT + ABS material they are not shine through so the RGB lighting is not visible within the keycap, but around the keycap.  Even though the lighting might not be as visible compared to the other boards the keycap color combo and font choice is much nicer in my opinion.

Pros:
  • Hot swappable switches
  • Keycaps color combo and font choice are nice
  • Braided USB C cable
  • Available in 2 different colors
Cons:
  • Uses Gateron Optical switches so third party options are limited
  • Additional switches to test not included
  • No Bluetooth

Notes: Based on the pictures it looks like they include DSA profile key caps which you may or may not like.

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Ducky One 2 Mini – RGB LED – $99

Coming in at just under the $100 price point is the Ducky One 2 Mini RGB keyboard.  It is available in both black and pure white with double shot PBT keycaps.  It allows 2 additional angles for maximum comfort and is connected via USB C.

Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White Edition

Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White Edition

Pros:
  • Black and white versions available with the latter being pure white
  • 2 additional angles of adjustment
  • Doubleshot PBT keycaps
  • Many switch options available (Cherry Black/Brown/Blue/Red/Silver/Silent Red ($+5) and Kailh Box White/Speed Pro Burgundy/Speed Copper
  • Fn key not located all they way in the bottom right (personal preference)
  • A few additional colored keycaps included
Cons:
  • Not hot swappable
  • No Bluetooth
  • Expensive compared to others
  • Hard to find

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KBParadise V60 GTR Front Print 60% Mechanical Keyboard – $89

KBParadise V60

KBParadise V60

The KBParadise V60 is one of the few, if not the only keyboard on this list that is not RGB.  It does include some slick front printed keycaps, although they are ABS.  It does not look to have any adjustability, but does include many switch options.  If you opt for the Gateron Clears the price is $89, and is +$10 if you choose to go with Gateron Blue/Brown/Black/Yellow/Green/Red.

Pros:

  • Front printed keycaps

Cons:

  • Not hot swappable
  • Not USB C from what I can tell
  • No RGB
  • No Bluetooth
  • Expensive compared to competition

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