Keyboard enthusiasts, unite! OnePlus and Keychron have teamed up to bring you the OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro, a mechanical keyboard that’s both hefty and highly customizable.
Weighing in at around 2 Kg, the OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro is a heavyweight—just like you’d expect from a Keychron collaboration.
Thanks to its sturdy base, this keyboard isn’t going anywhere even if you’re a restless desk wanderer.
The kickstand bar on the underside and two physical toggles at the rear add significantly to its comfort and versatility.
The Keyboard 81 Pro is loaded with features, including customizable RGB backlighting, USB-C port, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.
It also offers switchable layouts for Windows and Mac, making it perfect for nearly everyone
Each keycap is made of either regular polybutylene terephthalate plastic or a softer, more durable material that OnePlus has dubbed “Marble-mallow”—depending on whether you choose the Winter Bonfire or Summer Breeze model.
Typing on a Cloud
The OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro is like typing on a cloud—thanks to the unique Marble-mallow keycaps. If the thought of a heavy keyboard with a soft typing experience thrills you, then this beast is definitely your cup of tea!
Customizable to the Brim
Now, this is where things get more exciting. The Keyboard 81 Pro comes with a disassembly tool to switch out keycaps, plates, stabilizers, and even sound-absorbing foam in the base. Talk about having control over your typing experience!
One drawback may be the lack of a dedicated customization app. Instead, you’ll use the QMK-compatible firmware via the VIA app to remap keys, set up macros, and adjust the lighting.
While this might intimidate novices, seasoned users will appreciate the level of control it offers.
Built to Last
Clocking in at Rs 17,999 for the Winter Bonfire model and Rs 19,999 for the Summer Breeze, the OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro might seem pricey.
But given its customizable features and robust build, it’s an investment worth considering, especially for those who appreciate a good, solid keyboard.
The OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro is a Titan in the world of keyboards—not just because of its weight, but due to its seamless blend of power, flexibility, and unlimited customization.