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The Best Mechanical Numpad for Laptops and Tenkeyless Setups

The Mechanical Numpad or Numeric Keypad

A mechanical numpad makes data entry a breeze. However, the recent popularity of smaller, more portable laptops and mechanical keyboards in “tenkeyless”, compact or mini sizes has left the numpad by the wayside.

Smaller keyboards have the benefits of portability, and allowing you to keep your mouse hand closer to your keys. By adding one of the best mechanical numpads from our selection, you can have the best of both worlds, a modular mechanical numpad for when you need it, and all of the benefits of a smaller keyboard or laptop when you don’t.

Not to mention it feels nothing short of amazing to clack away on a mechanical numpad. Adding a mechanical numpad to your setup is an excellent battlestation upgrade.

The 8 Best Mechanical Numpads for Laptops and Tenkeyless Setups

Number Mechanical Numpad Rating
1 Filco Majestouch FKB22MB Mechanical Numpad 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
2 Jelly Comb Mechanical Numeric Keypad 5 Stars (5 / 5)
3 Genovation Controlpad CP24 Mechanical Keypad 5 Stars (5 / 5)
4 ABKO Hacker K522 Mechanical Gaming Numpad 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
5 Cherry G84-4700 Mechanical Keypad 5 Stars (5 / 5)
6 Kinesis USB Numeric Keypad 4 Stars (4 / 5)
7 Goldtouch PC USB Mechanical Numeric Keypad 4 Stars (4 / 5)
8 Realforce 23U/23UB Mechanical Numpad 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Cherry G84-4700 Mechanical Numpad

5 Stars (5 / 5)

cherry g84-4700 mechanical numpad

Available Here

Cherry is easily the most recognizable name in the mechanical keyboard industry. They’ve created one of the best mechanical numpads in the Cherry G84-4700 Mechanical Keypad. This is an almost fully customizable mechanical numpad. The software to program the keys is available on the Cherry website.

This is a very slim numpad, it is only about 4 inches long. The Cherry G84-4700 uses Cherry’s low profile mechanical switches.

cherry g84-4700 best mechanical numpads

The top 4 keys are relegendable, so you are able to label them with your own custom text.

  • Cherry MX ML Low Profile switches
  • 21 keys, all programmable and 4 relegendable
  • Slim design
  • N-Key rollover

Filco Majestouch FKB22MB Mechanical Numpad

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

filco fkb22mb majestouch mechanical numpad

Available Here

Filco is a well known brand to mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. The Filco Majestouch FKB22MB is a great choice for a mechanical numpad. The Cherry MX Brown switches are quieter than the Blues but still provide a satisfying bump, in place of a loud click.

This mechanical keypad does support N-Key rollover, meaning if you hold two or more keys down at once, it will repeat only the last key you held down.

Much like the Jelly Comb (below), the layout of these keys make them easier to type with. The keycaps curve to better align with your finger tips.

filco fkb22mb majestouch mechanical numpad side view

Unfortunately, this mechanical numpad does not support ALT codes.

With that said, it is still a great keypad and that is why it is on our list of the best mechanical numpads.

  • Cherry MX Brown Switches (tactile, but not clicky)
  • 22 keys
  • Num Lock, Backspace, Esc, Tab keys
  • N-Key rollover

Jelly Comb Mechanical Numeric Keypad

5 Stars (5 / 5)

jelly comb mechanical numpad

Available Here

The Jelly Comb Mechanical Numeric Keypad is perfect for those wanting a simple, functional and clicky mechanical numpad. The braided USB cable is an excellent touch, making it more durable if you intend to travel with it often. Cherry MX Blue switches are incredibly durable as well.

The ergonomic layout of the keys make them easier to type with. The keycaps curve slightly as you move down each to row to better align with your finger tips.

jelly comb mechanical numpad side view

This mechanical numpad is plug and play for Windows machines, Mac users may need software like Karabiner. Unfortunately it cannot perform ALT codes.

If you wish to swap the keycaps, standard Cherry MX keycaps will work for most keys, the “0” key may need slight modification.

The overall design will mesh well with many popular mechanical keyboards and peripherals, and with no major drawbacks it is easy to list this keypad as one of the best mechanical numpads.

  • Cherry MX Blue Switches (clicky)
  • 22 keys
  • Num Lock, Backspace, Tab, Parenthesis keys
  • Braided USB cable
  • Sleep/Wake-Up function
  • No N-Key rollover
  • White version available

Genovation Controlpad CP24 Mechanical Keypad

5 Stars (5 / 5)

genovation controlpad cp24 mechanical keypad

Available Here

The Genovation Controlpad CP24 is a fully progammable mechanical numpad that uses Cherry MX Black switches. It also comes with a removable cable which makes it easy to travel with.

If you’re looking for a highly customizable keypad, this is the best choice. It will allow you to program any character or function to any key. It will even allow you to program 2 things to the same key using 2-level programming. Don’t worry, the keypad comes with software that is intuitive and simple to use to help you program it exactly how you’d like it.

The keys are relegendable, meaning you can place paper, or photo prints under the clear plastic to label them however you’d like. It also comes with a bitmap and PDF template to easily design and print your own key labels if you decide to do that.

genovation controlpad cp24 programmable mechanical numpad

This keypad may cost a bit more than others but it is easily one of, if not, the best mechanical numpads you can get if you’re looking for a custom solution and quality hardware.

  • Cherry MX Black Switches (tactile, but not clicky)
  • Easy-to-use software for programming
  • 24 keys, 2-level programming for 48 key equivalent
  • Programmable, relegendable keys
  • Removable wire for portability
  • Low power consumption
  • N-Key rollover

ABKO Hacker K522 Mechanical Gaming Numpad

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

ABKO Hacker K522 mechanical gaming keypad

Available Here

The ABKO Hacker K522 is essentially the same as the Jelly Comb mentioned above. It has Cherry MX Blue switches, and is a great, clicky mechanical numpad. If you find that the Jelly Comb is out of stock, this is the best alternative.

This numpad does not support ALT codes.

  • Cherry MX Blue Switches (clicky)
  • 22 keys
  • Num Lock, Backspace, Tab, Parenthesis keys
  • Braided USB cable
  • Sleep/Wake-Up function
  • No N-Key rollover

Kinesis USB Numeric Keypad

4 Stars (4 / 5)

kinesis usb mechanical numeric keypad

Available Here

The Kinesis USB Numeric Keypad is a basic mechanical numpad that uses Cherry MX Brown switches. It does include a USB 2.0 hub and some extra dedicated keys, which are a plus. It does support ALT codes.

Unfortunately it is not compatible with Macs.

  • Cherry MX Brown Switches (tactile, but not clicky)
  • 21 keys
  • Not Mac compatible
  • Integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub
  • Tab, Backspace, Equals, and Esc keys

Goldtouch PC USB Mechanical Numeric Keypad

4 Stars (4 / 5)

goldtouch mechanical numeric keypad

Available Here

The Goldtouch PC USB Mechanical Numeric Keypad is a simple mechanical numpad with extra functions/characters mapped to each key with Shift/Fn. These extra functions make more complicated tasks easier to execute quickly, without having to revert back to the main keyboard.

This mechanical numpad is plug and play for Windows, although some users have had issues with the “00” key not functioning correctly.

  • Cherry MX Brown Switches (tactile, but not clicky)
  • 22 keys
  • Num Lock, Esc, Backspace, Tab, Shift/Fn keys
  • No N-Key rollover

Realforce 23U/23UB Mechanical Numpad

4 Stars (4 / 5)

topre realforce 23u mechanical numpad

Available Here

If you prefer Topre switches to Cherry MX switches, then this is the mechanical numpad for you. It is a bit pricey but it seems to be the only option for Topre users.

It can be customized with 4 DIP switches to set keys to different settings. Those settings are:

  1. Switch 1 off: Tab=Tab, BS=BS, Shift=Shift and “=” = “=”
  2. Switch 1 on: Tab=Cut, BS=Copy, Shift=Paste and “=” = BS
  3. Switch 2: 00=00 or 00=000
  4. Switch 3: NumLock independent/system
  5. Switch 4: Standard/no application

The keycaps are black on black creating a clean and modern style. It would go well next to blank keycaps, if you currently use them.

  • Topre Switches (tactile, but not clicky)
  • 23 keys
  • Customizable keys
  • N-Key rollover

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