MK Typist Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Mechanical Keyboards Inc Typist Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Kailh BOX White thumbnailKailh BOX White
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red



The interface your fingers deserve.

The MK Typist A is the evolution of typing. If the IBM Model M had a great-grandchild, it would be the MK Typist A. The Typist combines rock-solid construction, brilliant tactile and audible feedback, clean styling, and durable keycaps (see: Model M) with modern advancements users expect and didn’t know to expect (see: 10 different key layouts) from a mechanical keyboard in 2018.

For first time mechanical keyboarders

In both features and price, the MK Typist is designed to be the “no-excuses, stop typing on a cheap membrane keyboard now!” input device. If you spend any significant amount of time typing, you owe it to yourself to type on a quality device. The MK Typist A is that device. It is plug-and-play ready for Windows + Mac and features Industry leading switches, construction, and keycaps. If you don’t fall in love with the Typist, send it back to us within 30 days for a full no-questions-asked refund.

For enthusiasts

We covered the must haves: PBT Double Shot caps, three switch options that cover all major tactile and audible preferences, clean aesthetics, USB Type C connection, and the rock-solid construction you expect from MK. Then we focused on giving hardcore typists something special – dip switch activated key layouts featuring all the most respected alternative ANSI formats including: Norman, Workman, Dvorak, MiniMak, and more.

Three Best-in-class Switch Options

  • Typist A: Kailh Box White Switches for high audible and tactile feedback.
  • Typist B: Cherry MX Brown Switches for moderate audible and tactile feedback.
  • Typist C: Cherry MX Silent Red Switches for minimal audible and linear feedback.

Details and Specifications

BrandMechanical Keyboards Inc
SizeFull Size
Physical LayoutUS QWERTY
Logical LayoutANSI
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes
Dimensions17.32" x 5.51" x 1.61"
Weight2.87 lbs
Cord Length60 inches

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  • Wonderful keyboard! I have had this keyboard for about 2 months, and it works great! Really sleek, and great key caps.

  • This keyboard is pretty great. Switches keycaps build = nearly perfect.

    I really enjoy typing on this keyboard. I ordered mine with the silent reds and it feels great to type on. Not to mention that its great in the office because its much quieter than other keyboards i've used, including ones with key dampeners. The keycaps feel premium, almost as great as the Vortex Poker keycaps, just not as smooth on the top side, but that's a good thing as i'm not a fan of really smooth tops (think code/wasd keyboard abs caps). The combination of the keycaps, switches, and build almost make it feel like a topre keyboard, but w/o the bump since these are red switches.

    All in all, great build, great quality, and awesome typing experience, just like the name says, this is for the typist!
    Would be awesome to see these boards with some backlighting, doesn't have to be RGB,

  • This is the perfect keyboard for work (office environment). Absolutely silent, no RBG, simple, clean and professional design. This was exactly what I was looking for.

    Top notch quality keyboard. I was very surprised about the build quality when I received it. Even after coming from an expensive topre keyboard and Ducky Shine 5. I've been told that this keyboard was manufactured by Ducky, though it seems to be of better quality than Ducky's own keyboards. The spacebar does NOT rattle like the Ducky I have. Keycaps have a nice rough surface to them. The keycap puller is a nice extra to be included!

    The only minor complain is that the space around the USB C port seems to be small, so if you have a thick USB Cable, it is a tight fit.

    Please continue to make this keyboard!

  • I just picked one of these up for work and I am very happy with the purchase. Went with the Brown MX Cherry's because I wanted a nice tactile feel but didn't want to piss off my co-workers with a really clacky switch. I like how the keyboard is well made, sturdy, and has a nice overall feel. It has a detachable USB-C cable which is nice, and can be set at three different heights with the fold out legs. The fold out legs have a nice rubber pad at the bottom which helps keep the keyboard in place. It also has some nice macro keys such as a calculator key and volume control keys.

    It took a while to get used to since I've been typing on a membrane pad at work for years. I use a Ducky One 2 TKL with Silver MX Speeds at home and I feel like the quality of the MK Typist matches Ducky. The key cap set on the MK Typist is different than the One 2, its less smooth but not in a bad way. Both keyboards have double shot keys so they are very similar.

    If you are looking for a non-descriptive, no frills keyboard that just works, then this is the one for you. Have used it for two weeks now at work for 8-10 hour days and have zero complaints.

  • I needed a keyboard for work. I looked for a long time and never found anything that really matched what I wanted. except for this keyboard! It's amazing!

  • Very solid keyboard that is a pleasure to type on. Much more solid feeling than the Corsair Strafe RGB Silent (also has the same Cherry Red Silent switches). The keys on this MK Typist board feel solid and have no ringing when pressed. This is the perfect keyboard for a professional office environment. Quiet, professional looking, with some useful features (I like the calculator key especially). The PBT doubleshot keycaps feel great.

    My only dislikes on the board are the fake LED dot on the capslock key (the capslock LED is over on the upper right) and the placement of the indicator LEDs. When seated and typing, the LEDs are hidden behind the top row of the tenkey group. I can only see the LEDs if I sit up and look over the keys.

    Minor nitpicks. An overall great board!

  • I was looking for a mechanical keyboard to fit my needs for weeks. I needed something that was low profile enough to bring to work without attracting attention of my I.T. department. I strongly feel I found the perfect keyboard for my needs! It feels amazing and has excellent stability and build quality. I really like the fact that there is no brand labeling, the key font and symbols are professional(in my eyes), and USB-C is awesome! The addition of macro and various layouts is a big plus. As someone that's used this keyboard at a terminal all day for over a month, I approve this keyboard for work!!!

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