The NuPhy Air75 V2 has undergone significant internal and external upgrades compared to its predecessor, but these changes may only be noticeable to gamers or typists. Here at AppleInsider, we are no strangers to reviewing NuPhy keyboards, and we have been consistently impressed with their build quality and the level of customization they offer. The last “Air” keyboard we reviewed was the NuPhy Air96 back in April of 2023. We were impressed by how it defied traditional mechanical keyboard design while still offering excellent battery life and connectivity strength.
The Air75 builds on the success of its predecessor by upgrading the keyboard’s materials both inside and out. Despite these enhancements, the keyboard remains thin and lightweight while maintaining strong connectivity and solid performance.
Similar to the previous generation, the NuPhy Air75 V2 offers a comfortable typing experience with a compact design, supplying users with essential keys and media controls. Measuring 12.5 x 5.2 x .58 inches and weighing 1.51 pounds, the keyboard is light enough to be easily transported and can be placed over a MacBook Pro’s keyboard for added comfort and convenience.
The Air75 is primarily made of aluminum with the bottom casing constructed from ABS plastic. It is a 75% keyboard, meaning it does not have a number pad, but the keycap material has been upgraded to double-shot PBT, increasing its durability.
Underneath and beside the keys is an RGB-LED backlit system that provides essential information based on specific colors. The keyboard also features multi-layer kickstands, translucent panels on the back, and switches for programming and connection toggling.
The Air75 supports multiple connection options, including 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.1, and wired USB-C connections, with a USB-C to USB-A cable included in the box. With a 4,000mAh battery, the keyboard offers up to 220 hours of usage with lights off and 35-57 hours with lights on.
The keyboard is hot-swappable, allowing for easy switches replacement without soldering, and is compatible with four different types of NuPhy switches and Gateron switches. Additionally, the RGB-LED lights can be customized with multiple modes and effects, providing a comfortable and customizable typing experience.
In conclusion, the NuPhy Air75 V2 is a great addition to the Air family, offering customization, an excellent typing experience, and a lightweight and compact design. However, it may not be suitable for individuals who do not have a specific need for backlit keyboards or serious gaming application. Despite this, the keyboard delivers a comfortable typing experience with ASMR-sounding switches, and it remains an impressive addition to the NuPhy lineup.