Trendy, compact, sensible, hybrid – that’s how we’d describe and sum up Cherry’s KW 9200 Mini keyboard. It has nearly every part going for it besides the value and some different minor particulars.
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Dès 85 €
Finest Costs As we speak: Clavier Cherry KW 9200 MINI
Cherry is a model that for the initiated wants no introduction.
For these of you who haven’t heard of this producer, you must know that it’s famend for having developed and patented the Cherry MX switches used for a lot of keyboards, and for creating tech equipment (microphones, headphones and mice, amongst others).
On this article, we check out the KW 9200 Mini, a hybrid scissor-switch keyboard with a small footprint and three-way connectivity. Let’s check out what it appears like, its capabilities and worth for cash. It would simply be the one you’ve been in search of.
Carrying case included
This Cherry exterior keyboard lives as much as its ‘mini’ title by measuring simply 295.49 x 129.03 x 15.86 mm; its small measurement means it could simply discover a place in your backpack or purse for that matter, in addition to in your desk, and observe you wherever you go.
It’s discreet when it comes to its measurement, but additionally when it comes to its type: it’s merely black on a pink background, as are the USB-A outputs and the storage pouch. It makes an affect, however it’s not too eye-catching.
Don’t get me flawed, though this color scheme is harking back to a gamer’s type, the keys are usually not backlit (which is a disgrace).
What we actually like concerning the design is that the black keys don’t present fingerprints.
On the again, you’ll discover two toes to boost it up, three glides to maintain it from slipping off surfaces, a dongle (inserted in its port) to offer a 2.4 GHz radio connection, a USB port for its cable, an LED to point the state of the battery, and at last the facility button.
To attain this small measurement, Cherry has disbursed with the numeric keypad and moved the FN key to the underside right-hand nook close to the path arrows, so that you just don’t get misplaced when altering keyboards (from full to compact).
Lastly, Cherry has supplied a comfortable, recycled plastic case so that you can retailer it neatly or take it with you.
Hybrid connection (dongle, Bluetooth and wired)
Quiet, comfy typing
To sum up using the KW 9200 Mini, we’d say it’s easy and efficient, nothing extra. The truth is, this workplace keyboard comes with no software program to offer further capabilities. Its solely particular options are its smaller measurement and its connections/compatibilities.
Nonetheless, we should stress that we vastly appreciated the truth that it may be used with Home windows and Chromebook computer systems, and even Android machine, in response to the model. You probably have a Mac, you’ll should adapt because the Cmd key isn’t there.
Lastly, we welcome the truth that it may be paired with as much as three gadgets concurrently. This can be a main benefit, and a really sensible one when you usually change from one related machine to a different. In our take a look at, this was a bit difficult, however solely at first.
For those who’d fairly keep away from the two.4 GHz waves and connections with the dongle and Bluetooth 5.0 low latency, you then’ll be happy to know that there’s the wired methodology. Its cable is another, but additionally means that you can make up for the (sudden) lack of battery energy. It’s a great size (over a metre), which is lengthy sufficient to be optimum in all circumstances.
You gained’t be coping with a loud scissor keyboard, so your typing will probably be fairly quiet, at about the identical noise stage as that of a laptop computer’s built-in keyboard. That is as a result of sort of keyboard: this can be a chiclet (rubber) keyboard fairly than a mechanical one, and its keycaps are manufactured from ABS plastic (which is softer and extra sturdy). So don’t fear about utilizing the Mini within the workplace/residence, in a prepare carriage, a café or a public library, you gained’t disturb the individuals round you.
The keys are spaced far sufficient aside to present you a brief, exact, even keystroke that’s the identical as on a standard keyboard. It’s fast and simple to adapt.
The Cherry KW 9200 Mini rounds off its record of excellent factors with an extended battery life, together with the absence of backlighting. This keyboard can final you many weeks with out recharging. Nonetheless, even when it runs out of energy (as indicated by the LED), it gained’t abandon you, as you’ll be able to depend on its USB-C/A cable. Simply plug it into your PC or a backup battery and also you’re again in enterprise!
Value and availability
The Cherry KW 9200 Mini keyboard prices about $65/£70 and is offered within the US from Amazon, and within the UK additionally from Amazon.
In our opinion the value is a bit too steep for a easy machine with no software program customisation. As compared, the Logitech K380 and K480 are presently priced equally. Then again, it’s value noting that Apple’s Magic Keyboard, unique to be used with Macs, is costlier.
Cherry has provide you with an outstanding mini-sized workplace keyboard, perfect for travelling. It’s bought every part: design, consolation, connections, compatibility and battery life. However, there are just a few minor disappointments, reminiscent of the shortage of backlighting to be used in low-light environments, the shortage of a macOS model with the Cmd key, and the excessive value.
Admittedly, it’s a great machine, however it’s a easy one with no further capabilities, which makes it exhausting to justify its value, regardless that it’s decrease than the Magic Keyboard, for instance.
295.49 x 129.03 x 15.86 mm
USB-C to USB-A
Bluetooth, wired and encrypted 2.4 GHz radio connection by way of dongle
This text was initially revealed in French on Tech Advisor French Version.