Layouts & Sizes
Keyboards come in many different sizes. There's a lot of reasons to choose one size over another but it mostly boils down to your preference. Consider the following:
How do you use your keyboard?
If your work requires a lot of data entry, you probably want to stick to a board that has a dedicated number pad. If you mostly use your keyboard for gaming, maybe a smaller board with easy to reach keys is a better option. Consider what keys you use the most when choosing a size.
How customized will your keyboard be?
If you plan to customize your keyboard a lot, smaller keyboards with less switches and keycaps may be cheaper. However, less standard sizes often have uniquely sized keys. Choosing a keyboard with a smaller-than-normal right shift key can make finding keycaps difficult.
Which size fits your needs best?
Maybe you want a small keyboard you can easily carry with you between work and home. Maybe you have a giant desk and the biggest keyboard you find won't take up too much room. Maybe you just like the way a compact keyboard looks because it's cute. At the end of the day, pick whichever size fits your needs best.
- 100% | Full-Sized
- 96% | Compact Full-Sized
- 80% | TenKeyLess
- 75% | Compact TenKeyLess
- 65% | Compact
- 60% | Mini