What is a Mechanical Keyboard?

Jeffrey Wagner
March 22, 2017
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What is a Mechanical Keyboard? Well, mechanical keyboards are not your average keyboard. Many PC gamers and coders likes to use to use mechanical keyboards. It’s more easy to use than the average PC keyboard. Moreover, mechanical keyboard used actual switches underneath its keys.

Mechanical Keyboard Sample

Most of the keyboards in the market are made of 3 plastic membranes, rubber dome shaped switches under each keys. If you press any key the rubber switch pushes through a hole in the center membrane to connect the top and the bottom membrane. This creates an electrical circuit that sources an electrical circuit that causes that keyboard to send the input in to your PC.

The design of this keyboard is inexpensive and is spill resistant. Although, it does not give you much physical feedback when you press any key. Which may result in to the way you type. Furthermore, the mechanical keyboard uses definite, physical switches beneath the keys to determine when you push a key.

When pressing any key you press the switch down. While you press the switch down, the keyboard will automatically sends signal to the PC telling that you already pushed the key. This will make your typing easier.

Cherry MX Blue Switches

What is a Mechanical Keyboard and How it Works?

Mechanical Keyboards are flexible than the membrane based keyboards. Although, you have 2 choices in how the keys respond on either rubber or silicon. On the other hand, mechanical keyboards have many different switches types. Some are hard to press, and others have tactile feedback. There are so many choices that you can personally choose from based on what kind of typing style you got.

Not mention that Mechanical Keyboards give its user what kind of option they want from the board. If the keyboard user like to type hard, there are switches that are made to accommodate them. While, if you like to type light and quicker, there are also switches that suites you.

Those kinds of switches will allow you more keystrokes, not like any traditional dome keyboards which do great gamers use. This is described as rollover while the high end keyboards are called the n-rollover.  The “n” in the n-rollover is the maximum number of keys that you press simultaneously.

Indeed, Mechanical keyboards has durable switches, which tends to last longer under any kinds of typing conditions. 10 million keystrokes is the average rating for a membrane before it finally starts to not function well. While the mechanical keys has an average of 50 million strokes. How cool is that? Which means mechanical keyboards may last longer. This keyboard lasts longer, and is a good deal!

Final Thoughts:

Mechanical Keyboard makes you type more quickly and you can choose from different types of keys that you want. If you’re a typist, gamer or a programmer. There are different types of mechanical keyboard you can choose from. From MX Blue Switches to MX Brown switches. Although, the best way to know what actually is right you is to get one! You could also check cheap gaming monitors that would complement your keyboard in GamingGearGuide.com.

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