Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards 2023

All of the clack with none of the cable

Updated: Jan 12, 2023 4:26 pm

We’ve tested some of the best mechanical keyboards here at WePC, and we love the enhanced tactility, sound, and overall feeling. most of the keyboards we use in the office are mechanical and many of us have one at home. Even though they’re generally more expensive than their membrane counterparts, the tactility, build quality, and overall typing/gaming experience makes it more than worth it for us.

However, in this day and age, the idea of tethering the keyboard to the PC with a cable is a parochial, almost archaic concept. Luckily, the increases in efficiency, efficacy, and reliability of both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless communication protocols mean that noticeable latency for wireless gaming mice, headsets, and of course keyboards is a thing of the past. So, with that in mind let’s have a look at the best wireless mechanical keyboards of 2023, and think about what must be considered before pressing that all-too-tempting ‘buy’ button.

How we test

IF we are able to get our hands on the products, we spend a few days using them in the office for general use, gaming, and everything in between. Occasionally we’ll also steal them away back home to see how they integrate into a more realistic pre-existing setup, instead of the more clinical office conditions.

After this, we do various objective tests to see how they stack up against the competition, all while considering the price to certain how good of a value for money proposition the wireless mechanical gaming keyboard is overall. We then take a day to write up a full review so you know what you’re getting for your money and whether you should consider getting the product in question in the first place.

Things to consider

Given that it’s easy to spend upwards of ~$200 on a wireless mechanical gaming keyboard, you’ve got to be sure you’re throwing your money to the right company. Additionally, you’ve got to consider what features you need for your specific use case, things like form-factor, layout, switches, and keycaps all matter here. So we’re going to cover each of these aspects for you below before getting to the reviews, so you can consider the right considerations before picking your pick.

Form factor

this is often confused with layout, but they are distinctly different aspects of keyboard design. Form factor referees to the size and amount of keys the keyboard has. They are typically split into four main sizes:

  • Full-sized: The classic keyboard size. It comes with the full row of function keys and a Numpad
  • TKL or tenkeyless. Identical to full-size, sans numpad.
  • 65%. This is one of the form factors currently gaining a lot of traction as numpads begin to go out of style. This form factor removes the numpad, and squeezes everything together, often compressing the arrow keys to avoid wasting space. Additionally, sometimes the Function keys are present, and sometimes they are not, you’ll have to make sure to check on a board-by-board basis for this one.
  • 60%. This is the most compact of the mainstream form factors. No numpad, no arrow keys, no function row. Just the absolute essentials to actually use a computer. These are often preferred by gamers as you lose no gaming functionality, but gain a large amount of additional desk space.

If this is hard to visualize, worry not, we’ve created an infographic that shows the sizes relative to each other. You can view this right below.

keyboard size comparison 2


this determines the shape of certain keys and the default bindings of some of them, like the ‘@‘ key and the ‘£‘ key. There are a few different region-specific layouts, but the two you need to worry about are ANSI vs ISO. ISO is the standard for the United Kingdom and most of Europe, whereas ANSI is what you’ll find in the Americas. To find out which one you’re using have a look at the infographic below.

ANSI layout vs ISO layout 1

The choice is mostly personal preference as you’ll probably be most comfortable with the layout you’ve grown up with. However, we strongly recommend going for an ANSI layout as there are far more options in terms of keycaps as it’s more widely used. Speaking of keycaps…

Keycaps: PBT vs ABS

PBT and ABS refer to the type of plastic used for the keycaps and they have very different physical characteristics that are easily noticeable. Overall, we prefer PBT plastic as it lasts longer without fading and the material has a more pleasant texture to it. We’ve written a full PBT vs ABS guide for you if you’re curious to know the specifics.


You’re going to have a preference when it comes to switches. Everybody does – it’s that innate feeling that one particular type of switch feels ‘right.’ While it’s probably not worth abandoning an otherwise perfect keyboard for, if you can find the wireless mechanical keyboard of your dreams, check to make sure it’s available with the kind of switch response you’re looking for.

All about the click? Then blue style switches are your bag. Value the tactility of a blue-style switch but also value the idea of not enraging coworkers, roommates, or significant others? The brown-style switch stays relatively silent but has a nice bump. Pro gamers will want to stick with red-style switches as they have the lowest actuation force of the bunch, and no bump, this allows them, to reach the actuation point, and reset, all far quicker than these types of switches.

Cherry MX is the company most people are familiar with, and, although they aren’t the be-all and end-all, they are a great place to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of each switch type. We’ve listed the specs alongside some visuals below so you can get an idea of it. Note that these are very generalized designs, and as you delve into the world of mechanical keyboards, you’ll find limitless variations of the default designs from Cherry MX. IF you’re after a full rundown, we’ve written some vs pages about the different types of switch you can read below.

mx blue gif 1

Blue-style switches

This gif shows the travel of the Cherry MX Blue switch. You can see the build-up of pressure needed for the slider to overcome the tension on the leaf and slam down to the bottom of the housing, this is also the point at which the keystroke is registered. You can see the ridge on the side of the slider that creates extra resistance.

Cherry MX Blue specs

  • Actuation force: 60cN
  • Pre-travel: 2.2mm
  • Total travel: 4.0mm

Brown-style switches

here we see the brown switch’s operation. Note the similar bump to the blue-style switch, however, the slider is fixed as with the red style. This prevents the clicking sound. They have a higher actuation force than reds, but less than blues, making them an ideal middle ground.

Cherry MX Red specs

  • Actuation force: 55cN
  • Pre-travel: 2.0mm
  • Total travel: 4.0mm
mx brown gif
mx red gif

Red-style switches

here we see how the MX Red switch operates, you can see here the linear and smooth movement of the stem. Note the absence of the ridge on the slider that was present on the Blue switch, the smooth angle instead of the ridge means the press feels the same through the whole keystroke. This is what we mean when we describe ‘linear switches’

Cherry MX Red specs

  • Actuation force: 45cN
  • Pre-travel: 2.0mm
  • Total travel: 4.0mm

Wireless keyboards connectivity: Bluetooth or 2.4GHz

Both of these offer imperceivable levels of latency, so in terms of response times, it doesn’t matter. However, if you want to use the keyboard with devices other than your PC, Bluetooth is the way to go as it’s far more commonly integrated into various devices. For ease of use with a PC, 2.4GHz is better as the included dongle makes setup far easier than pairing a Bluetooth keyboard.


These days, it’s practically impossible to buy a peripheral without having to download the accompanying software package. If you buy a Razer gaming mouse, you need Synapse 3, if you buy a Corsair gaming keyboard, you need iCue, an Asus ROG headset? You’re going to need Armory Crate.

These software packages can be annoying as they typically eat a lot of RAM, and are often poorly optimized. It shouldn’t be a deal-breaker over the quality of the keyboard itself, but it’s worth some consideration as you’ll need it to mess with macros, lighting, or other fun settings.

It’s worth noting here that not all these picks have software packages, for example, Keychron keyboards don’t have their own software, with everything controllable via macros. Difficult to remember macros, granted, but macros nonetheless.

The best mechanical wireless gaming keyboards

So, with the considerations considered, let’s have a look at the best of the best for 2023.

Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless Lightspeed

Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless Lightspeed