6. Razer Pro Type Ultra – Quietest mechanical keyboard
Refining the experience of the Razer Pro Type, Razer’s Pro Type Ultra offers an improved experience that’s ideal for office workers.
Why? One of the big changes is the introduction of Razer’s silent mechanical switches, which utilise sound dampening foam to provide the same clicky sensation without the accompanying clack – well, in theory anyway.
In reality, the noise feedback is far less noticeable than most other mechanical keyboards in our chart, but it’s not silent, especially if you’re a fast typer. But, if you insist on using a loud mechanical keyboard in a shared workspace, the Pro Type Ultra is a solid choice.
That’s not the only selling point of the keyboard though; the silent switches will last 80 million clicks, the individually backlit keycaps are slightly concaved to guide your fingers during keypresses, and it’s lined with a fingerprint-resistant soft-touch coating, all resulting in a luxurious typing experience.
There’s also an equally luxurious leatherette wrist rest to rest on, making typing over hours of work a less fatiguing experience. It’s much plusher than others in our roundup, that’s for sure!
When it comes to connectivity, you’ve got Bluetooth, wired (via USB-C to USB-A) or Razer’s Hyperspeed 2.4GHz wireless technology. You’ve got the option to connect to up to three different Bluetooth devices, ideal for multi-device use, but it’s not as smooth or fast a switching process as what Logitech offers with its range.
The dongle for Razer Hyperspeed connectivity is stored within the keyboard itself – a very handy touch – allowing for plug-and-play support on PC and Mac, though it’s worth noting that the keys and functions are tailored to Windows, not Mac, users. You can also use the dongle to connect to Razer’s Pro Click Mini mouse for a tidier, reliable wireless experience.
While the combination of wireless functionality and backlit RGBs can come at a cost to overall battery life, Razer still manages to squeeze up to 207 hours via its Hyperspeed connection and a slightly longer 214 hours over Bluetooth.
It’s undoubtedly a premium mechanical keyboard, but if you’re looking for something that feels like a mechanical keyboard without the ultra-loud clickity-clack, the Pro Type Ultra is a solid option.