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What is a 65% Mechanical Keyboard?

Updated Jan 5, 2021 by Keybumps
65% mechanical keyboard layout diagram
65% Keyboard Layout

A 65% keyboard is a term used to describe a specific layout and size of mechanical keyboard.

The 65% layout is compact and has no fuction row keys, navigation keys or numeric keys when compared to a full size 104-key keyboard.

The 65% keyboard layout is similar to the 60% mechanical keyboard layout, except with the key addition of arrow keys, making the 65% layout a perferred choice for mechanical gaming keyboards, over the smaller 60% keyboard that has no arrow keys in its layout.

Examples of 65% Keyboards