As always, there is a host of keyboards for the gaming enthusiast to choose from. Fortunately, choosing the right keyboard for your needs doesn’t mean breaking your wallet. Many excellent models are very affordable, with some even coming in at under $100. Below we’ll take a look at some of the best gaming keyboards that fall under that mark which, as you’ll discover, don’t skimp on features even though their prices are low. (more…)
The idea for illuminated mechanical keyboards has been around since the 80’s, backlit mechanical keyboards have been surging in popularity with the emergence of affordable LED lighting, as well as RGB LEDs. Most new keyboards released today only come in LED backlit models, so the trend is here to stay. (more…)
Maybe,there are many reasons why you would want to buy a mechanical keyboard, one of the most common reasons why people buy mechanical keyboards is because of the high quality. Mechanical keyboards rarely get broken, and they have a nostalgic effect, taking your thoughts back to the mid 90’s. (more…)
If you spend hours working on your keyboard every day, it’s important to find the keyboard that suits you best. Here we look at 5 of the best keyboard options available under 200$ for Mac users.
We have all sorts of keyboards in this round up, from wired keyboards (for those fed up with searching for new batteries every few weeks) to ergonomic solutions to help you avoid RSI, as well as the best gaming keyboards for Mac, and some pretty stylish offerings that give Apple a run for its money. (more…)
Mechanical keyboards and membrane keyboards
The difference between mechanical keyboards and membrane keyboards lies in the switches beneath the keys. Mechanical keyboards are designed to mimic what typing feels like on a typewriter. Mechanical switches have been known to last much longer than the traditional membrane switches, as well as allowing users to type faster and more effectively, and resulting in less typographical errors. (more…)
Mechanical keyboard is the product that most users have a major concern on the gaming peripherals market, a lot of people will regarded mechanical keyboard as an artifact, also there are a lot of people who have many distressed about the purchase of mechanical keyboard , for example, to decide which axis of mechanical to chose. (more…)
A unresponsive keyboard key is almost always the result of debris hampering the key’s movement. It’s important to repair this using keyboard safe cleaning materials. Occasionally, a loose connection or software issue can cause issues with keystroke recognition. Here I’m going to show you how to fix a unresponsive keyboard key.
1.Turn off your computer ,Unplug the keyboard and.
2.Turn the keyboard upside-down. You can also hold it at an angle, as long as part of the keyboard is pointing towards the floor.
3. Shake the keyboard carefully. Let the crumbs shake out to the floor or table.
4.Check the keys again. See if they are working.
What to do if it doesn’t work? do something new:
Step1. Use any tool that can get underneath the key cap to pull it of gently. Using something that makes this cap to pull it of gently. Of course, a keycap puller is okay and best for you.
Step2. Check to see if there is anything inside the keycap that can jam the key
Step3. Pressed down the switch underneath the key ,it leaves the mechanism open to things such as dust,sweat or any other small particle or substance. Blow into it,or use a form of compressed air and fire it at the keycap while it’s pressed down.
Step4.Okay,and then,put your keycap back on,you will see it is resetting correctly and making the correct noise.
Is mechanical keyboard essential to your workflow? Maybe not. You can get your typing tasks done with any old keyboard. But if you’re looking for a comfortable, precise, and satisfying typing experience, nothing beats a mechanical keyboard.
Here is a list of 8 most popular mechanical keyboards on the market.
The Rosewill RK-9000 is currently available at Newegg (“Rosewill” is Newegg’s house brand). This is a solid, Filco-like quality, full-size layout, plate-mounted Cherry MX keyboard with 6-key rollover over USB. They are currently available with Blue, Black, Brown and Red switches.
The Das Keyboard is a very popular American-made Cherry MX keyboard which is available through the Das Keyboard website as well as various retailers. It is plate-mounted and very solid although the two main complaints people have with this board are the glossy finish which can be difficult to keep clean and the numpad section which sticks out further than the rest of the board. It is available in three models: Professional (lettered, with blues, Ultimate (blank, with blues) and Silent (lettered, with browns). The keycaps are lasered ABS.
The Filco Majestouch is one of the most popular Taiwan-made Cherry MX keyboards available. It is made by a company called Costar, is available via multiple sources in Asia, and The Keyboard Company currently owns distribution rights for Europe and the USA. It is plate-mounted, very solid and available in both tenkeyless* and full-layout forms with black, blue, brown and red (limited edition) Cherry MX switches. The keycaps are pad- printed ABS.
CODE Mechanical Keyboard
The CODE keyboard is a series of mechanical keyboards designed with programmers and developers in mind. It sports a clean, minimalist design. The pleasant (and adjustable) white LED backlighting is great for those of us who often find ourselves in dark, low-light work environments (such as server rooms). In addition, the keyboard can switch between three keyboard arrangements: QWERTY (the most common), Dvorak, or Colemak.
SteelSeries 6GV2 Mechanical Keyboard
This keyboard has some useful features that can be useful for all customers. It has special media controls, so you can manage the overall function of this keyboard easily. This product also has gold plated mechanical switches, in order to help you use this keyboard easily. This mechanical keyboard has durable metal inner chassis that can be used to improve the durability of this device. You will be able to use this device for a long time when using this mechanical keyboard.
Razer BlackWindow Mechanical Keyboard
It comes with programmable keys and also 5 additional gaming keys. These keys are very useful to help you get access to your favorite function keys easily. This device has mechanical key architecture that can provide comfortable experience for all users. This keyboard also has convenient volume control and also media playback, so you can enjoy your time when using this incredible keyboard today. There are many good reviews that talk about all benefits from this keyboard.
Logitech’s first entry into the mechanical keyboard market was a successful one. The G710+ uses brown switches which are a crossover between a light actuation and a subtle feedback. With G keys on the top and side you have 9 programmable options that are less intrusive than other options on the market.
The G710+ also features dual zone backlighting. This means you can adjust the brightness of your WASD buttons to be brighter or softer than the rest of your keys.
Overall the G710+ is a good deal at just under $100 and certainly a K70 or Blackwidow alternative option that will appeal to many.
Happy Hacking Keyboard
It was first introduced in 1996 by Japanese IT company, PFU Limited. Since then, the keyboard has managed to gain a loyal fan base.
In the quest to make a small-form-factor keyboard, the designers of the HHKB removed the arrow keys, function keys, and several other keys such as Caps Lock, Backspace, and Insert. Instead, these keys are coupled together with other frequently used keys. For example, the Backspace key shares the same key as the Delete key, and Caps Lock is combined with the Tab key. You can use the “missing” keys by pressing the Fn key along with the key that it shares.
The Happy Hacking Keyboard’s design results in an ultra compact 60-key keyboard, often referred to as a 60% keyboard (because a full-sized keyboard has 104 keys).
Cherry MX is a German-made brand of key switches that are manufactured for mechanical keyboards. In my opinion they make the highest quality mechanical keyboards out there. They cater to both gamers and typists alike, and their quality is superb! After trying a variety of comparable options, I highly recommend keyboards made using their key switches. They currently have 4 main types of key switches you can buy: Black, Red, Blue, and Brown. Here are the differences, according to the manufacturer, between the 4 different types of switches. Then later on I will discuss my opinion on which is the best to use in different circumstances.
Cherry MX Red and Cherry MX Black
Most popular mechanical switch with gamers because of low actuation force and linear construction. They are very easy to press down (only 45cN actuation force) and are built in a linear way – this means you will not feel the actual “switch” when pressing down a key. These switches are very light to use, so you can have the best reaction times in FPS games. They feel more “classic”, so the switch from regular keyboards is not that hard. A great choice of keys for CS:GO! As for Cherry MX Black,are very similar to Cherry MX Red, but higher actuaction force needed. This means that pressing a key is slightly harder than on Cherry MX reds which comes in handy when you need to avoid hitting other keys by accident during heated battles. Cherry MX black switches are linear with no feedback when pressing down the key. These switches also are awesome for FPS games like CS:GO as you can react a little bit quicker with linear switches.
Cherry MX Blue and Brown
Both the Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches actuate about halfway through a key press. For this reason, touch typists like Cherry Blue and Brown because the keys don’t have to be fully depressed to register a press.The difference between these two key switches is that the Blues have a sound click actuation as well, but the Brown is silent without the clicks. In my opinion,these keys are best made for typists.
So what switch is best for game?Maybe you already have some thoughts.I kept the keyboard with Red switches (CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard). Almost half a year has passed, and this setup has worked extremely well for gaming and typing. My fingers don’t get fatigued, the noise level is acceptable, and the keys feel very responsive. I highly recommend it based on my experience.
The idea for illuminated mechanical keyboards has been around since the 80’s, backlit mechanical keyboards have been surging in popularity with the emergence of affordable LED lighting, as well as RGB LEDs. Most new keyboards released today only come in LED backlit models, so the trend is here to stay.
Backlit keyboards offer a great advantage if you have to work in dark rooms, or would just like some brightness on your keys to help you see them better.
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
This mechanical keyboard is geared toward gamers. The keys deliver tactile feedback and are fully programmable, featuring on-the-fly macro recording. The keyboard also offers 5 levels of backlighting. the Black Widow Ultimate is a great buy for PC gamers and will blend in nicely with your existing setup.
Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid-i Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Cooler Master’s gaming peripheral brand, CM Storm, gets a new member of the family with the Quickfire Rapid-i.The QuickFire Rapid-i features complete LED backlighting, powered by a 32-bit ARM processor that allows it to have unique lighting effects such as responsive lighting upon keypresses (instant response and trailing effect) as well as the ability to light up individual keys and save them across 4 different profiles. The built-in processor allows all profiles to be easily set and activated directly from the keyboard without the use of any software.
Corsair Strafe RGB
RGB keyboards can be expensive, and often times cheaper keyboards skimp on some of the coolest lighting effects. With the Corsair STRAFE RGB, you get the best lighting effects around at a relatively affordable price! It’s an awesome looking keyboard that doesn’t break the bank, which is why we named it our best RGB backlit mechanical keyboard. We did a Corsair STRAFE RGB review you can check out for more details and images of this mechanical keyboard.
After trying nearly all the sub-$100 backlit mechanical keyboards on the market, I have to say that the HAVIT HV-KB366L is the best cheap RGB backlit mechanical keyboard you can find. You can usually find this keyboard for $90 or less, and the RGB LEDs are some of the brightest I’ve seen. What also helps is the reflective aluminum top housing, raised switches, and clear switch casing. All of this adds up to some of the most impressive backlighting you’ll find on a mechanical keyboard.
Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
G610 Orion keyboards deliver a pure gaming experience. Long-life Cherry MX switches are standard in gaming keyboards. Use Logitech Gaming Software to customize lighting and F1-F12 key macros.
Use Logitech Gaming Software to choose your level of customization with the ability to select and personalize each individual key light. Light up keys to keep track of spells and other commands. Logitech Gaming software can also synchronize light patterns with other Logitech G devices.