In addition to knowledge, programadores they have a work tool to focus on: they need the best keyboard to be able to carry out their work in the most efficient way. It is true that in the sector there are no specific keyboards for programmers as such. although yes It is true that some models are considered the best keyboards for programmers.
The list that we are going to offer you will not be eternal; it would be impossible to have so many models on the market. But with which we are going to expose you in the following article, we believe that can meet the needs of this group of professionals who spend hours in front of the keyboard. Let's move on to the list in question.
There are many keyboards on the market, but not all have the same characteristics. Likewise, we could also say that in the price section there are also abysmal differences. But For programmers, the important thing is to make as few mistakes as possible in the lines of code. -a simple failure can ruin a job of hours or days-, as well as keep your fingers and wrists safe, two parts of their body because without them they could not carry out their trade.
Therefore, they will need Keyboards with a good position on the desk, with keystrokes that don't bounce off your fingers and therefore don't cause them to go wrong too often; that is to say: a productive and 'healthy' tool.
Table of Contents
- 1 Corsair KG60 – designed for gaming, useful for hours of typing
- 2 Keychron K3 v2 – we raise the bar with a more compact keyboard and no numeric keypad
- 3 HHKB Professional Hybrid Type-S – the keyboard designed for programmers and writing professionals
- 4 Logitech MX Keys Advanced – ergonomic model of one of the kings of peripherals
- 5 Logitech MX Mechanical Mini for Mac – the ideal keyboard for those who code from an Apple computer
Corsair KG60 – designed for the Gaming, useful to type for hours
The first option we offer you is the model Corsair KG60, a keyboard that a priori is designed for Gamers -gamers-, can also be a good alternative for programmers, as well as for editors or writers. It has long-travel keys, backlight of the same in case we usually stay late at night working to overtake.
It's also a full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad, an aspect many programmers will surely appreciate. Of course, if you are one of those who like to have your work space free of cables, we must tell you that this Corsair KG60 uses a USB cable. Of course, his resistance is assured since his body is made of brushed aluminum.
Keychron K3 v2 – we raise the bar with a more compact keyboard and no numeric keypad
We continue with our list of the best keyboards for programmers. And we stand on the model Keychron K3 v2, a very slim design keyboard, with two-tone keyboards -not backlit- and with a fairly pronounced path to safeguard the bounce in our fingers.
Also, tell you that this keyboard Keychrono K3 v2 it is low profile. This means that you won't need a wrist rest and you won't notice a difference if you're used to laptop keyboards. Also, its body is designed in aluminum and for lovers of minimalism, the keyboard works with Bluetooth technology. Of course, be prepared to pay for a keyboard that exceeds 150 euros.
HHKB Professional Hybrid Type-S – the keyboard designed for programmers and writing professionals
We arrive at the keyboard that every programmer -and writer in general- would like to have. What's more, those who have it have named it that way: keyboard for programmers. If you want to put a fault -it does not have many more- it is the high price that you must pay for the HHKB Professional Hybrid Type-S, a compact keyboard -60 percent of a normal keyboard-, with Topre capacitive keys.
Don't expect a keyboard with lights or a number pad. It has a rather 'vintage' design, but it doesn't need much more to be the ideal keyboard to spend long hours in front of the screen typing code. Also, this keyboard has two types of connection with your computer: via USB cable or wireless Bluetooth connection. Therefore, you will have both user profiles happy.
It is available in several colors, although perhaps the most beautiful -in our opinion- is snow white. Of course, you should keep in mind that its layout is in english -there is no version in Spanish-, although this is easily correctable.
Logitech MX Keys Advanced – ergonomic model of one of the kings of peripherals
Another of the best keyboards for programmers could be this Logitech MX Keys Advanced. A full keyboard, with a built-in numeric keypad and a very laptop-style keyboard, but with an ergonomic design that fits perfectly with your fingers.
This Logitech is one of the options that writers claim the most for its great equipment compatibility, as well as for its perfect response and its sober and elegant finish. In addition, compared to the last two options that we have offered you, it is really cheap –does not exceed 100 euros– and it connects via Bluetooth connection and its keys are backlit.
Logitech MX Mechanical Mini for Mac – the ideal keyboard for those who code from an Apple computer
The computer sector is dominated by computers under the Windows operating system. However, more and more programmers are opting for Mac -Apple- computers. And one of the best options on the market for these users is the Logitech MX Mechanical Mini for Mac. It is a compact peripheral, which works under Bluetooth connection and its mechanical keys are backlit and smart. What does the latter mean? Well, the keys will light up when you bring your hands closer to the keys and their degree of illumination will depend on the ambient light of the situation. In addition, we must add that they are silent, something to take into account if we work in the office with more people around.
You won't need a wrist rest on this keyboard either thanks to its low profile, but you will need a numeric keypad if you use it a lot.
Also this keyboard can be used with both a Mac and an iPad or iPhone. What's more, the Logitech MX Mechanical Mini for Mac has special keys for use with Apple computers. Its internal battery -charged through a USB-C port- can last up to 15 days and with the backlight off it can reach 10 months. Logitech offers this keyboard at a price of more than 120 euros; that is, an amount very consistent with what Apple offers in its equipment and accessories.