I need help choosing a mechanical keyboard.
July 9, 2014 11:08 AM Subscribe
I am super hard on keyboards. I have killed 2 fancy ergonomic ones and more cheap keyboards than I can count in the past 4 years so I have decided to splurge on a nice mechanical keyboard, that can hopefully stand up to my destructive ways, well that and I really like the clicky clacky sensation when I type that you don't seem to get on modern keyboards.
I have read various forums & even an old question on the green and all I have done is confuse myself so looking for some suggestions.
posted by wwax to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Things I am looking for in a keyboard.
I am a fast touch typer and type a lot, so I need keys I don't have to slam down to get to register as I am prone to a little arthritis in my fingers and wrists, but not so soft it misreads.
I also like to game in my off time, a lot of different MMOs so something good for gaming.
From what I've read think what I'd want is a Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches for typing and a Black for Gaming which means I'd probably want a Cherry MX Red as it's kind of a mix of both. At least I think that's right, if I've misunderstood what I've read feel free to correct me.
I rather like clicky, don't mind if the keyboard is a little noisy, as I actually kind of miss the audio feedback when typing and find myself typing hard to try and get that same effect on my cheap ass keyboards.
Oh and it has to have little legs so I can prop it up, my current keyboard is held up with altoid tins, due to stiffness in the wrists I find a flat keyboard hard to type on.
Under or around $150 great, under $250 is OK if it's like a life changing typing experience that will make me see God.
I've looked at Model M's and probably used the originals back in the day not sure how'd they'd go for my needs.
So assuming my calculation of Cherry MX Red switches matching my needs what makes & models would you recommend. Or should I go a whole other direction?