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How To Choose The Best Mechanical Keyboard
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In this article ill show you how to choose the best mechanical keyboard. Most people don't know that they are many different types of keyboards and yes they do matter! When it comes to comfort during long typing sessions or durability so that you never have to buy another keyboard again, the mechanical keyboard is the best for these two options.

What is a Mechanical Keyboard?

A Mechanical keyboard is known for being loud and "clicky" when typing, but you wont have to worry with the advanced mechanical keyboards coming out today. Each key on the keyboard has its own switch mechanism compared to the membrane keyboard or scissor switch (keyboard found in laptops). This leaves us with a more durable keyboard with the life expectancy from 20 million to 50 million keystrokes compared to membrane and scissor switch (20-30 million keystrokes).

Why choose a Mechanical Keyboard?

During long typing sessions the mechanical keyboard was found the most comfortable on the fingers because of the feedback. The keyboard helps you move from key to key during keystrokes and most people found that they can never go back to other types of keyboards after using a mechanical one. Most gaming peripheral manufacturers such as Razer and Steel Series make high end mechanical keyboards that come fully back-lit for gaming in the dark. So how do I choose the right one?

Affordability

Gaming keyboards such as the Blackwidow from Razer and the Steel Series 7G keyboard are great if your looking for a higher end keyboard. These are priced from 130 (blackwidow) and the Steel Series 7G ($150). However, if your looking for a more affordable mechanical keyboard, most Logitech brand keyboards are mechanical and are priced from the $30 to $50 dollar range. These logitech brand keyboards probably wont last as long as the gaming keyboards above, but will still do its job in comfort for long typing sessions.

Comparing Brands

The three keyboards that I do recommend if your willing to spend the extra money is the daskeyboard, the steel series 7g, and the blackwidow razer. These all come fully equipped with life expectancy well over 50 million keystrokes and additional usb ports and audio out/mic-in ports.

The daskeyboard is good but stay away from the blank version of the keyboard unless your a pro at typing and have memorized every single key on the keyboard (I would get frustrated with it!). The Blackwidow Razer does have backlighting if your looking for a keyboard with it

And lastly, the Steel Series 7G is the most expensive out of the group ($150) but is made for pure gaming with no windows key built into the keyboard. The only upside of this compared to the Blackwidow is that is has a detachable wrist rest which the daskeyboard keyboard also dosent have.


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