The Velocifire TKL02WS is a budget tenkeyless keyboard that can go wireless with the flip of a switch.
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Let’s dig into our review of the Velocifire TKL02WS.
With so little known about Content switches, I certainly did not know what to expect with the Velocifire TKL02WS.
However, I can reassure you that the Content browns provide a better sound and feel than Outemu switches; it was pretty interesting to see the similarities and differences given the lack of information out there on Content switches.
This keyboard would be great for a programmer, or for someone working from home. The tenkeyless size gives you ultra-functionality while still being compact, and the Velocifire TKL02WS has a simple, professional design.
If you are the kind of person who likes to put your keyboard in different lighting modes or have a unique aesthetic, the Velocifire TKL02WS is definitely not for you.
This keyboard only has the options of “off” or “on” for its white backlighting.
With the ability to connect to your computer by Bluetooth, a detachable USB cable, and no ringing sounds while typing, the Velocifire TKL02WS stands as a great budget keyboard option.
In our recent article: The Best Mechanical Keyboards Under $50 , we ranked the Velocifire TKL02WS in the second spot.
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In The Box
While unpacking the Velocifire TKL02WS, you will find that there are a few additional items that will help you get the keyboard charged and connected to your device.
The Velocifire TKL02WS comes with:
Detachable USB-C cable: A relatively short, simple black USB-C power cable is included with the Velocifire TKL02WS. Thankfully the cable is detachable because it is a little hard to use given its length (I ended up using one of the longer ones I already had).
Bluetooth USB attachment: The Velocifire TKL02WS has USB capabilities, and it comes with a USB dongle to plug into your device to connect to the keyboard.
Keycap puller: As with most mechanical keyboards, the Velocifire TKL02WS comes with a keycap puller so you can easily remove the keycaps if needed.
The Velocifire TKL02WS has a simple, clean-looking, plastic build.
As a budget keyboard, I would expect the keyboard to be pretty flexible, but it doesn’t bend much while typing which is nice.
While there is an option to get this keyboard in white, I have the black colorway and I think it looks super sleek and professional. The only branding is on the front left of the case, a little Velocifire logo.
The Velocifire TKL02WS has white backlighting, without any modes to adjust the brightness or produce effects (can only be turned on or off).
The lighting is subtle and a little dull, which definitely a deterrent for those who like to have more flair to their desk space.
You aren’t going to get bright colors or moving designs with the Velocifire TKL02WS, but that is definitely factored into its affordable price.
Sitting at a slight incline, the Velocifire TKL02WS maintains a comfortable typing angle and has kickstands to adjust if needed.
However, on my Velocifire TKL02WS, the keyboard is a little uneven and moves little with use which is kind of annoying.
The Velocifire TKL02WS also comes in a Mac-compatible version if you would like to pair it with an Apple device. I like how they give the option to choose between different keyboards for different systems, but it would have been nice if there was an onboard function to do so.
The detachable USB cord is a great feature of the Velocifire TKL02WS because you can use the device via Bluetooth and transport it super easily. But for some reason, the USB-C cable included is a little short, so it might not work with your set up.
The USB port is located in the middle of the backside of the case.
Made from ABS plastic, the doubleshot injected keycaps on the Velocifire TKL02WS are surprisingly nice. Keycaps made from ABS plastic tend to be less desirable due to their lower quality (PBT keycaps are more expensive and better quality), but the ones on the Velocifire TKL02WS aren’t flimsy at all.
The keycaps have a little texture to them, which will help resist sheen, but the fact that the keycaps are set slightly down into the case makes them likely to collect dust and hair.
The legends are easy to read in a nice, simple font. There are secondary legends on the function keys to denote additional functions.
With any budget keyboard, I typically have low expectations for the stabilizers. It is rare to purchase a keyboard at any price point and have perfectly smooth typing immediately.
Unfortunately, the Velocifire TKL02WS is no exception, the spacebar and larger keys rattle quite a bit on this keyboard.
Interestingly, the switches on the Velocifire TKL02WS are Content brown switches. This was my first time trying these Cherry MX-style switches out.
The Content switches are supposed to be equivalents to Outemu switches, but I think they produce a better typing experience than Outemus.
The Content browns are slightly more tactile and less rattly than Outemu browns.
They produce a pretty nice sound quality, it is crisp and there is no ringing. The Content browns aren’t as loud as Outemu browns, but I still wouldn’t recommend this keyboard for office use as the typing sounds might get annoying to those around you.
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
The most coveted feature on the Velocifire TKL02WS is its Bluetooth capabilities. It is really helpful to be able to connect to devices wirelessly, especially if you transport your keyboard often.
The Velocifire TKL02WS comes with a Bluetooth dongle, which is a little USB attachment that you plug into your computer.
On the back of the Velocifire TKL02WS case, there is a switch to go into the wireless mode, and once you flip that the devices should connect.
The process to go wireless is extremely easy, and having this Bluetooth feature makes the Velocifire TKL02WS stand out from other budget tenkeyless keyboard options.
If you are looking for an affordable tenkeyless keyboard, the Velocifire TKL02WS is definitely worth checking out.
The Bluetooth capacity alone on the Velocifire TKL02WS distinguishes it from most budget options, but the nice tactile Content switches are another reason to give this keyboard a try.
Remember to keep in mind that the design of the Velocifire TKL02WS is uncomplicated, with only black or white coloring and white backlighting. You are not going to be able to produce flashing, colorful lights on this keyboard, it is truly a no-fuss design.
The downsides of this keyboard are the slight rocking of the keyboard (which may be just on the one I received) while typing and the rattly stabilizers on large keys.
With any budget keyboard, there’s bound to be at least a few minor setbacks. However, I think the Velocifire TKL02WS is still a fantastic keyboard to give a no-frills, simple typing experience.
Be sure to check out the Velocifire TKL02WS if you are interested!