Mechanical keyboards: Everything you need to know

Hayden walks us through everything you need to know before buying a mechanical keyboard.

Switches: 0:23
Design: 7:50
Extra features: 9:23

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14 thoughts on “Mechanical keyboards: Everything you need to know

  • July 17, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I have experience with the old IBM Model M keyboards (the best for typing, no doubt about that) and with Cherry red/black, I don't have any experience with Cherry blue. You can type fast with Cherry red and I never have accidental keypresses while typing. Like with Cherry blue you don't have to bottom out the key, the only difference is that you don't get tactile feedback. The tactical feedback helps many people with typing, according to those people. But you do hear more sound.
    I recommend you guys to check out Tom's Hardware for more information on the switches:

    I don't need a volume-roller though I would like it, I just use a global hotkey for that (ctrl-alt-arrow).

  • July 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Can you do a review on Gigabyte's $40 mechanical keyboard with cherry mx red switches? It's called the Gigabyte – FORCE K83

  • July 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    great review i like it. Anyways a $150 keyboard is way to expensive for some countries , for example in my country romania $150 is almost half of the salary for 1 month so most of people from low-tier countries needs to choose a lower price range keyboard . Only the rich persons can afford expensive stuff. RGB lights in a computer are not a must , just a fancy show off feature . I'm glad that im not a kid to wish so badly RGB effects even im a fan of UFOs with RGB and aliens :).

  • July 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I've been using some cheaper Mechanical Keyboards (around the $40 to $50 mark, which are more affordable) from China with MX Blue clone switches and I have been very happy with the cheaper knock offs but the original Cherry MX is still the King 😉 if you have the cash..

  • July 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Oh Yea.. As an aside I just got my left wrist fixed surgically for Carpal tunnel and I'm gonna tell you it is THE WORST… They want to do it with a block while you are awake and because of the opioid "Crisis" they want to give you a couple aspirins and send you off… EFF THAT… MAKE THEM PUT YOU OUT AND IF YOU GET NO GOOD PAIN MEDS ,THEN DON"T EXPECT TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT… I'm getting my right done next week but I told them flat out that I could find a doctor who would be happy to take my money for the job… So yea even though my carpel tunnel didn't come from typing wrist rests are SERIOUSLY important…

  • July 17, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Corsair K70 with blues is still the King for me

  • July 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    OH GOD The Pain from TYPING LOL… I wish I sat at an Air conditioned desk, Key Stroking all day.. LOl…

  • July 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Keyboards are so subjective it's imperative to get to test them out beforehand if you're willing to dole out over 100 euros for one. I've tried several mechanical keyboards and for some odd reason I just can't grok them and I'm still using a Rapoo E9270P since Logitech stopped making the ultra X premium. I can use something else for a while but to really get used to something different requires an effort. I never touch the windows keys or any extra buttons besides the original layout from the stone age. Wireless is a plus and the keyboard should be quiet. The old IBM one is for battling with a zombie horde.

  • July 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    "This is like, every gaming keyboard between 2005 and 2012 look like this garbage."
    -Hayden Dingman

    Just brilliant, haha.

  • July 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    You dont like the razer keyboard? Ill take it off your hands for free!

  • July 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    So basically, brown are the quietest with feedback?

    guess that's me. I hope the new corsair low profile keyboard uses them, or similar.

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