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Mechanical Keyboards Explained

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For many writers and gamers, nothing beats an old-fashioned “clicky” keyboard. But the keyboard’s feel depends on what sort of mechanical switches are used in the keys, and there are a number of different types. Even the vaunted Cherry MX switches come in several different color-coded varieties. Alex Cocilova, writing for PCWorld, explains the differences in available switches — including required actuation force, noise, and multitasking performance. If you’ve been considering a mechanical keyboard, be sure to read this first.favicon follow link

 

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Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-01-22 10:03

Thanks!

I love those keyboards (I have around 4-5 of the clicky kind alone), so all information is interesting.

By the way, I *finally* found a portable keyboard for my iPad which is somewhat Clicky. I wrote this:

http://ereaderjoy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/logitech-wired-keyboard-with-lightning.html
JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-01-28 10:36
It's funny. I could never type very well until I got a Powerbook with it's silent short throw keys. It finally stopped me from trying to type like I was on an old unpowered manual typewriter. Needless to say I never went back!