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Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse review: Feels cheap

Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse review: Feels cheap

Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse

The Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse has a lot going for it, but it somehow doesn't quite add up. Based on its looks, you'd expect Logitech MX Master performance. But you get something that tries to be both for work and gaming and doesn't actually feel that good in your hand when trying to do either.

Quick specs

  • 1x USB-C to USB-C, 1x USB-A to USB-C, 1x receiver extension, 1x USB-A receiver, 1x USB-C receiver
  • 1,000Hz polling rate
  • 80 hour battery life, 800mAh battery
  • DPI range: 100 to 26,000

While it looks like the Logitech MX3, the Keychron M6 is actually much lighter. It weighs just 78g, which is closer to gaming mice such as the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2. You have to put your expectations aside for a more solid-feeling work mouse, though. You can still use it as a work mouse, and the MX Master-inspired design lets you rest your thumb comfortably. The side buttons are also within easy reach. The side scroll wheel scrolls left or right, and can also be configured to do other things, such as changing the mouse sensitivity (DPI).

Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

The main scroll wheel of the M6 can be toggled for infinite or tactile mode by pushing a button below the wheel. The tactile mode is pretty noisy, while the infinite scroll isn't as heavy as the Logitech version. I'd really wanted to like it, but scrolling just doesn't feel as good. Also, lifting the mouse up will actually trigger the scroll wheel. Tactile mode is better, but you'll have to deal with its clacky sound. At the bottom are switches for 2.4GHz mode and Bluetooth. The mouse comes with two 2.4GHz adaptors — one for USB-A and the other for USB-C.

Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

One good thing about this mouse is that you can configure its buttons via Keychron's software. You can change pretty much all the keys, and even record macros. Battery life is good, I've been using it for around one and a half weeks now, and there's still about 30% left. Keychron rates it at around 80 hours, so depending on your usage, that's around two weeks of use. I've also tried it in Bluetooth mode on my MacBook Pro 14, but the sensor stops tracking, though the buttons still work. I had to turn the mouse on and off to get it to somewhat work for like 10 seconds before it stopped tracking. I eventually gave up, and used the 2.4GHz adaptor instead. It's likely this issue can be fixed with a software update, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Posts on Reddit from two months back reported similar issues.

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At around S$65 (US$49), the Keychron M6 Wireless Mouse is both a hit and a miss. It has great performance, features, but it somehow doesn't feel like it all comes together. The build quality also doesn't feel quite as premium as Keychron's keyboards. At least that's how I feel about this mouse, but it may be different for you. Get it from Shopee or direct from Keychron.

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Good features, but feels cheap

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