If you are like me, you make money from your computer. So anything that can make your computer work smarter, better, or faster is a good investment. That’s why we would like to talk about mechanical keyboards. The right keyboard can help you type faster and with less mistakes. The trick is finding the right one.

There so many to choose from but one website has proven itself to help find the best one for you: MechType

A good mechanical keyboard not only looks great, it should work amazing. These are the cream of the crop as fare as keyboards go. MechType is a cutting edge service that breaks down what’s what with mechanical keyboards. You can get details on options like:

  1. Solid build quality
  2. Durable PBT keycaps
  3. Switches from a well known brand (Cherry, Matias, Topre, etc.)
  4. Attractive design,
  5. Reliability
  6. Performance

There is so many options to choose from having a quality site help you learn and compare is incredibly helpful. Some prices are as low as $75 and others are $300. Find out what the difference is. Also Mechanical keyboards are not just for gaming anymore. The improved quality and typing will help bloggers, designers, and business people a like.

MechType’s MX switch line is categorized into types by stem color:

  • Cherry MX Red – Made its debut in Japan in 2008. Has since become the go-to gaming switch. The MX Red is a linear (no tactile feedback), non-clicky switch with light actuation force (45g). Favored by the PC gaming community for its fast response and high performance in FPS games that depend on quick reaction times.
  • Cherry MX Blue – Generally considered the best switch for pure typing performance. Tactile switch that also provides a clear audible feedback (clicky), meaning you can both hear and feel when a key is actuated. On the light side with a 50g actuation force (60g peak). Cherry clicky switches have hysteresis, meaning the point of actuation is at a lower position than the key release point. Too much hysteresis could cause problems for games that require a single key to be pressed quickly in rapid succession.
  • Cherry MX Black – Another “gaming” oriented switch. Basically a heavy version of the Red. Linear, non-clicky with an actuation force of 60g (80g peak).
  • Cherry MX Green – Same specs as the Blue (tactile and clicky), but with a heavier actuation force of 60g (80g peak). This switch is typically used for the space bar.
  • Cherry MX Brown – Non-clicky, light tactile bump switch with an actuation force of 45g. A relatively quiet switch good for general use; not specifically targeted to any one task.
  • Cherry MX Clear – Non-clicky, tactile bump switch with medium stiffness. Slightly heavier version of the Brown (55g actuation force with a tactile force of 65g) with a larger, more apparent bump. After actuation Clears peak out at a very heavy 95g. This makes the switch harder to bottom out.

You can even contact MechType for questions or comments about guest posting opportunities, advertising, product review samples, submissions to the mechanical keyboard list, or general site inquiries.

We really liked the Mech List, this breaks down side by side about 30 of the top mech keyboards to easily see what options will be best for you.

The primary goal with this list is to collect as many keyboards as possible that make use of mechanical switches and are currently available through the retail market

If you haven’t yet, make sure and go over to www.mechtype.com and find the right mechanical keyboard for you!

 

 

Posted by Charles Yarbrough

Charley has been working as a webmaster since 1998. Since then, he has had his hands in thousands of websites and has helped millions get online through a company he partially owns called Web Host Pro.

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