Review: Simple Yet Sophisticated Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

I'm old school. I prefer a mechanical keyboard, like I had on my original IBM PC and my original Mac in 1984. Vinpok has a modern-day equivalent that is state of the art. The Taptek (starting at $109) from Vinpok is impressive. First, it is ultra slim at just 16mm thick. The Taptek supports iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. And you can pair with up to three devices at once and toggle between them.

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The keyboard is great to type on, and feels full size even though it's quite compact. The base has a nice heft to it and rubber pads so it stays put. The multiple colors and levels of backlighting are pretty cool, including pulsating rainbow patterns. There are nineteen patterns in all and it's fun just trying to choose one! It supports a wired mode so the backlight can stay on permanently, or wireless where it preserves battery life by turning off the lighting when not in use.

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Pros

  • Ultra slim (16mm thick)
  • iOS, Android, Mac and Windows compatibility
  • Multiple levels of RGB LED backlighting
  • Toggle between three devices
  • Nice heft

Cons

  • No feet to tilt the keyboard to a different angle

Final Verdict

If you want a compact mechanical wireless keyboard, the Taptek from Vinpok is a colorful and substantive solution.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.