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When I tell people I prefer using mechanical keyboards, I often hear that they’re too expensive. Even people in tech circles have told me they can’t find a quality mechanical keyboard for a decent price. Is $28 decent enough for you?
That’s how much the Keychron C3 Pro is going for on Amazon right now. It’s a sale price that could change, but the keyboard was still only $35 when it released in September. Since September 21, I’ve been using the budget clacker as my primary keyboard, and it has kept up with my busy workload—writing about 17 articles for Ars Technica and more emails than I care to recount. Expensive mechanical keyboards often come with all sorts of perks worth obsessing over, but the C3 Pro proves that sometimes, cheap is good enough. Mechanical keyboards don’t have to be a luxury peripheral.
Meet the C3