Besides launching new smartphones and wearables, OnePlus also brought a new TV and a new keyboard. Both of them will be available in the Indian market later this year.
OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro
OnePlus’ mechanical keyboard, called the Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro, is the first product under the OnePlus Featuring brand. It’s a new “co-creation platform” designed to enable OnePlus to collaborate with users and third-party partners. So you can wait for more products under this sub-brand. The first collaboration of the program is this customizable mechanical keyboard created by OnePlus and Keychron.
The OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro is very similar to the Keychron Q1 Pro mechanical keyboard. It has 81 keys with built-in RGB light effects. Also, it has a CNC-machined aluminum case.
The #OnePlusKeyboard 81 Pro is not only a new addition to our ecosystem, but also the first product to come out of our OnePlus Featuring co-creation platform.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) February 7, 2023
The keyboard supports Bluetooth 5.1 and can also be connected via a USB-C port. With a built-in 4000mAh battery, it can last for 100 hours at the lowest RGB brightness.
The keyboard has two types of switches — the more tactile “Winter Bonfire” and the linear “Summer Breeze. ” The “Winter Bonfire” keycaps are made of PBT plastic, while the “Summer Breeze” keycaps are made using what OnePlus calls “marble glue.”
The keyboard adopts a notebook layout (lack of a numeric keypad) and supports hot-swapping—that is, users can replace the key shafts by themselves.
Unique to the OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro are the three-position switches on the back, borrowed from OnePlus smartphones. It features rotary knobs that can be customized to trigger various functions.
OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro will go on sale in April. The manufacturer has not yet disclosed the price. For comparison, the Keychron Q1 Pro is priced at $199.
OnePlus TV 65Q2 Pro
Next up is the OnePlus TV 65Q2 Pro, the successor to 2019’s OnePlus Q1 Pro. As its name suggests, the OnePlus TV 65Q2 Pro increases the diagonal size from 55 inches to 65 inches. It features a 4K QLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR, and 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The TV has a built-in 70-watt Soundbar that simulates 2.1-channel audio and has a 30-watt subwoofer. The speakers are Dolby Atmos-certified and tuned by Danish audio company Dynaudio.
The OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro runs Android 11-based Google TV and uses the OxygenPlay 2.0 interface to control the TV with a OnePlus smartphone through OnePlus Connect 2.0.
The OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro will be launched on March 10, priced at 99,999 Indian rupees ($1,211).