Mobile device maker OnePlus threw a curveball today. amazing announcement (opens in new tab) It is said that it is preparing to enter the mechanical keyboard business.There are a number of eyebrow-raising claims about this keyboard that have been shared In a community post by OnePlus Product Manager Percy (opens in new tab)First, there’s the vague promise that the new OnePlus keyboard will “bring something new and exciting.” Second, it provides solutions that “help you be more productive (or become a better gamer).” Hopefully OnePlus isn’t expecting too much, but we won’t have to wait too long as the official announcement is scheduled for December 15th.
Due to the nature of many teaser announcements, there aren’t many specifics or tech specs to share today. Apparently, the keyboard was conceptualized with the help of community her members participating in the OnePlus Open Ears Forum (OEF). Emerging products are therefore designed to address the wants and needs of these community users. Percy’s blog post outlines some of the direction statements drafted from the OEF and gives us an idea of what features might be present in the product shown on the 15th.
In summary, the new OnePlus mechanical keyboard is designed to cater to many community member preferences, including:
- Promoting an organized desk
- Provides a discreet ergonomic solution
- Keyswitch selection provides a wide range of choices for keyboard feel
- Affordable offer
In addition to the above, OnePlus is also trying to ensure that its upcoming mechanical keyboards are suitable for all work environments and long lasting. OnePlus’s Percy has boldly stated that his company’s keyboard design addresses the concerns and directives above, improving both productivity and gaming where his previous mechanical keyboards failed to please his users. I’m here.
From the bullet points and statements above, you can reasonably expect some of the following features: Compact and low-profile design, multi-platform wireless and/or Bluetooth connectivity, and a wide variety of mechanical switch options. I’m not sure how meeting any of these needs would make the OnePlus keyboard “new and exciting” or improve productivity or gaming compared to the competition. Like the integrated touch controls and game controls so users don’t need a mouse (desk cluttered?), given the OnePlus community profile, this will appeal to mobile gamers and Android desktop mode users. There is likely to be.
Hopefully, the keyboard isn’t too mobile-centric, which appeals to average PC users and web readers. tom’s hardware likewise. The only other hint about the new keyboard is a link provided by Percy that shows OnePlus working closely together. Keycron and (opens in new tab) in this project (see below).
While waiting for OnePlus’ announcement, turn around and check it out. tom’s hardware A guide to the best wireless keyboards. Keychron’s understated K3 tops that list as our favorite travel keyboard, and we’ve loved some of the company’s other offerings over the past few years. We’ve picked the perfect partner for your keyboard. We will let him know the details within 10 days.