In the custom keyboard scene, a full-size keyboard with a numpad is not easy to come by, especially if you want a specific set of features. For that reason (among others), getting a separate numpad can be a good idea, such as these from Glorious and Keychron.
Out of the two numpads, the Glorious GMMK Numpad is the decidedly higher-end option with a $130 (about RM615) price tag. Not only does it work wired and wirelessly, it also has a programmable slider and rotary knob. Besides that, it uses a gasket mount system too with an aluminium case and hotswap PCB.
As for the Keychron Q0, it is much more affordable. Here in Malaysia, the fully assembled model with switches and keycaps goes for RM289, while the barebone version is priced at RM269. For that kind of money, you’re also getting an aluminium numpad with a hotswap PCB, though it doesn’t have wireless support.
If you’re keen to get either one of these numpads, stay tuned for our full review of the Glorious GMMK Numpad and Keychron Q0!