The Best Keyboards With Blank Keycaps for 2022
Find the best keyboard with blank keycaps and supercharge your typing skills.
One of the latest trends in keyboards in the developer's community has been the keyboards with blank keycaps. You will rarely see them in the wild, but once you do they will keep your eyes on them. I've bought one of those to learn to touch-type 2 years ago, I told the story in my article on my website. But being a mechanical keyboards enthusiast, I wanted to share some of the best keyboards with blank keycaps on the market, so you can join the crew.
First of all, they may seem silly at first look but there are some positive views on them. The main thing about them is that you will be forced to touch-type and learn it properly, and that is a very healthy thing to do for your wrists. No other keyboard will teach you to type properly like them. Besides the healthy side, they will make look cool and more hackerish in your office! There are also some downsides you should consider before purchasing one of these, you will almost always need to have your both hands on the keyboard, typing with only one is tricky. Also typing passwords at the begging can be tricky until you get more comfortable with your typing skills.
1. Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate
Das Keyboard is a brand you should be familiar with if you are into keyboards, they some of the best quality keyboards on the market. Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate is made of the highest-quality materials and has a robust construction you can feel. Featuring high-performance and gold-plated mechanical key switches lasting up to 50 million keystrokes. Buy this and you will hardly ever need to change a keyboard. Currently offered with MX Brown and MX Blue switches. Available with Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Blue switches.
2. Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional (HHKB) Hybrid
Happy Hacking Keyboard (HHKB) has been around for almost 3 decades, designed by Japanese computer scientist and pioneer Eiiti Wada to optimize typing efficiency. HHKB is featuring 60 keys layout and a very solid built quality to last a lifetime. The latest Hybrid version has a few new features for modern users, like multi-device Bluetooth connectivity, keymapping, and a USB-C port. A very important difference from all other keyboards are switches, HHKB is using Topre switches which are superior in durability and feel over Cherry MX switches. I've been using this keyboard for the last 2 years and never looked back.
3. Filco Ninja Majestouch-2
Another big name in the keyboards industry is Filco know for quality and design, which in this keyboard Ninja Majestouch-2, Filco did an interesting approach to the blank keycaps. Moving the letters from the top to the bottom of the key, where technically you get the best of both worlds. Ideal for someone who's not sure about going full blank at the moment. The keyboard its self is very well built as you would expect from Filco, featuring a ten-keyless layout and full spectrum of MX Switches: Blue, Brown, Black, Red.
4. iQuinix F96 Knight
The F96 Knight by iQunix ticks many boxes, which more advanced users and keyboard nerds will enjoy. For start, the whole fuselage of the keyboard is made from solid aluminum, which will feel as solid as it gets. Dual-connection modes, wired or wireless, so if you run out of batteries you'll still be able to type. Cherry MX switches and PBT keycaps, the keycaps are printed at the bottom of the key, as we saw previously with the Filco keyboard, which I find as a nice solution both functionally and aesthetically.
5. LessonBoard Pro
LessonBoard Pro is ideal for typist learners! Marking blank only the letters and no special characters, it is perfect to start learning touch-typing without spending too much on professional keyboards like the ones above. It is a full-size layout with colored keys according to the finger it should be pressed by.
Bojan Vidanovic is a computer programmer and tech geek. Love making internet products, blogging, learning, reading, calisthenics and fitness enthusiast.