For years there have been predictions about the downfall of desktop PCs due to people’s migration to mobile devices, but things in the tech world are never that simple. A great number of users is still attached to more traditional hardware equipment whose quality largely determines their overall productivity.

Among the tools that contribute to excellent working or gaming experience, mechanical keyboards have emerged as a solution capable of improving one’s typing speed and accuracy to a surprising extent, at least compared to some models usually shipped as a part of traditional PC equipment.

This is mostly because of the fact mechanical keyboards are designed to suit the needs of those who spend long hours using a keyboard and if you are one of them, you will certainly know the difference.

 

How it works

As opposed to traditional keyboards made of a single membrane, mechanical keyboards use physical switches located under the keys to send direct signals to a PC and thus provide immediate tactile feedback.

Demonstration:

 

These keyboards include three sets of plastic membranes, all of which work together to provide instant response to pushing a key and improve accuracy even when multiple keys are pressed.

The advantages of such a design are multifold: their technical properties improve typing speed and accuracy, they’re adjusted to the extensive use and usually last longer, and they don’t create unnecessary pressure for your fingers and wrists. The benefits for those whose daily typing habits exceed those regular PC users have are, therefore, obvious.

 

Which Model To Choose

Mechanical keyboards have been around for years and for many people they’re not quite an innovation. This mostly goes for gamers, who are typically the target of notable providers such as Logitech, Razer, Corsair, etc. and who are most likely to see the difference.

In the last few years, these companies have rolled out multiple models and they keep improving their offer. Currently, some of the best ones you can get are the three described below.

 

Das Keyboard Ultimate

Das Keyboard Ultimate

image credit: daskeyboard.com

 

One of the most well-known and still most widely used mechanical keyboards is Das Keyboard Ultimate Model S, which is one of the models that started the general keyboard craze.

This one keeps receiving convincing positive reviews and definitely offers notable value for the price of $139 dollars.

 

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

image credit: razerzone.com

 

Razer is one of the major mechanical keyboard providers that targets true gaming professionals.

Razer Mechanical Switch is adjusted to the needs of extensive gaming and is designed to withstand 60 million keystrokes, meaning it would certainly last much longer than many other keyboard types. Depending on the model, your upgrade will cost between $100 and $160.

 

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB LED

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB LED

image credit: corsair.com

 

Another top choice is Vengeance K70 RGB, which is an improved version of K70, a model some gamers are already familiar with. It includes multicolored backlighting and improved anti-ghosting to make sure 100% accurate gameplay at the price of $169.99.

 

Outro

If you’ve decided it’s time for you to switch, buying any of these models is certainly a good deal. Of course, there are many other providers that offer much more competitive prices, but if you’ve set out for maximum performance, you can be sure these three would do the job.

 

For more, check “The Ultimate Guide to Mechanical Keyboards” video by JayzTwoCents below:

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Posted by Dan Radak

Dan Radak is a marketing professional with eleven years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites.

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