Here are the most popular mechanical keyboards. If you’re thinking of buying a new keyboard, I suggest you take a look at this mechanical collection before you do.
There are a lot of different types of keyboards, the most popular keyboard of 2012 is the mechanical keyboard. The mechanical keyboard uses a Mechanical-switch, which is a real switch underneath every key. Depending on the construction of the switch, such keyboards have varying response and travel times.
I love this keyboard; it’s small, the keys are easy to press, and they’re located right next to each other – no unnecessary spaces. Although it will take some time to get used to all the keys placement.
- Noppoo Choc Mini 84 Mechanical Cherry MX Blue Switch keyboard
- German original Cherry MX mechanical switches
- USB connection NKRO (N-key rollover) conflict-free typing performance
- 84 keys,POM key cap,Cap LED light,Multi-Media Keys over QWEASD section
- Location swap for Left Ctrl / Caps lock function,WIN key lock function
- Tactile, high-speed keys: Quiet mechanical keys deliver gaming-grade responsiveness and superior tactile feedback without noise distractions
- Adjustable dual-zone backlighting: Adjust the brightness of WASD/arrow keys independently from the rest of the keyboard so you can easily find any key?even in low light
- 6 programmable G-keys: Configure up to 18 unique functions per game, including single keypresses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts
- High-performance gaming keys: 110 anti-ghosting keys and 26-key rollover help you make the right moves with flawless precision; one-touch media keys let you instantly control volume, mute and media playback
- Compatibility: Works with Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating systems
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Mechanical Blue CHERRY MX Switches
- Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
- Extra key-caps bundled (with key puller)
- Laser-marked keycaps
- Anti Ghosting
- NKRO in PS/2 mode
- Removable braided USB cable with cable routing
- German-engineered, gold-plated, mechanical key switches (Cherry MX Brown). Designed to withstand 50 million key strokes
- Special Media Keys: sleep, brightness +/-, mute, volume +/-, eject, play/pause, next and previous track
- Laser-etched inscriptions on keys to resist fading
- Two-port USB 2.0 hub allows for syncing and charging iPhone, iPod and USB compatible devices
- Extra long 2-meter (6.6-Feet) USB cable with two USB connectors: one for the keyboard, one for the USB hub
- Blue LEDs for Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock
- Full n-key rollover (anti-ghosting technology) with a PS2 adapter, and 6 keys with USB. Great for fast typists and gamers alike.
- KVM switch compatible
- Gold plated switches
- Extreme anti-ghosting
- Features SteelSeries Media Controls
- 18K-Gold plated mechanical switches and USB connectors
I’ve used this keyboard in the past and I have to say that it’s a decent keyboard, however it requires a bit too much force to push down the keys. Which isn’t a big problem while gaming, it’s just a bit tiring. The problem comes into place when you start to type. I usually type pretty fast and with this keyboard it becomes harder to press down the keys – the faster you go. It’s still a solid keyboard and has been working great in light rooms, there’s no backlight.
- Mechanical Key Architecture – For superior tactility and faster response
- Fully Programmable Keys + 5 Additional Gaming Keys – With On-The-Fly macro recording
- 10 Customizable software profiles – With On-The-Fly switching
- Mechanical Key Architecture for superior tactility and faster response,USB Wired
- Mechanical Key Architecture for superior tactility and faster response
- Fully Programmable Keys plus 5 Additional Gaming Keys with On-The-Fly macro recording
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