Full size keyboards

Hello all,
Just wanted to say and start this new rabbit hole of keyboards. My wife seen Taeha Types videos and fell in love with the sound of keyboard. She’s old school and like the whole click keys. She love the different colors and themes. The only thing she ask is that it’s a full size keyboard since she uses the number key a lot.

Now on doing research for switch and themes it’s hard to find a full size keyboard. I know must users like the whole 60 / 70 /80 % keyboards. Is there a certain site that deals with full size keyboards that are done?

If not then building a full size kit for her. Any help would be great for a newbie to this hobby.


Ahoy and welcome!

Full size is probably one of the hardest sizes to find customs in, despite otherwise being the most popular layout on Earth. That said, it has been getting more love lately. The first brand that comes to mind here is Keychron - they actually have a selection of full size mechanical keyboards with varying levels of plug-and-play customization options. Here are their normal-profile / MX-compatible ones from least to most expensive:

  • C2 - $55, wired, pretty basic but a totally decent prebuilt - hotswap & rgb available

  • V6 - $90 fully assembled, QMK/VIA compatible, different cap profile (also available barebones for less), hotswap

  • K10 - $114 for hotswap rgb version, wired & wireless, comes with nice G Pro switches

  • Q6 - $205 for fully assembled no-knob version, QMK/VIA compatible, different cap profile, all-metal enclosure

They also have some low-profile options that include a full-size version in the K5.

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Full size isn’t the only way to have a numberpad. The 1800 layout has a full numpad but it’s a lot more compact. Take a look at the Keychron K4 Pro for example.

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thank you guys for the info. I was looking at the Keychron’s after I posted my message. She likes the layout but the sound she doesn’t like. Now she wants me to find her the panda switches. Guess she like the sound of those.

I think I am going to build my own just need to figure out which switches to get. Guess I will be going to youtube and listening to the different kind.

Is there a certain youtube that tried different switches sounds? I see drop . com has a lot of things I want… I guess I just need to find a kit I like. I notice some smaller keyboards have a number pad next to them but connected a different way. Is that a USB connection as well?