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Elevate Gaming with The Mechanical Keyboards

Mechanical Keyboard

In today's laptop designs, developers Produce slim and sleek designs. Contrary to mechanical keyboards, which are robust designs with slightly heavier materials and tactile appearance. This leads developers to expose mechanical keyboards solely. Away from the laptop’s elegance but close to gamers' hearts. Are they satisfied with their eagerness for customization to accomplish the best gaming experience and looking for a mechanical keyboard? Here we familiarize them with their unique construction, and what makes them an ideal choice for you. 

Mechanical key switches

How Does a Mechanical Keyboard Work? 

Mechanical Keyboards use a metal spring for rebound instead of rubber. This allows for a relatively stronger rebound, giving the keys a slim, raised profile and a distinctive clicking sound in many models. The metal spring also has a relatively longer lifespan compared to rubber and ensures quick responsiveness. There are various levels of spring height and type in the keys depending on the keyboard type. These three types are the most common: 

  • Linear: Video Gamers Preference.

  • Clicky: versatile use.

  • Tactile: Distinctive sound and relatively high-profile buttons.

Gaming Keyboard set up

Why are Mechanical Keyboards Good for Gaming?   

Regardless of touch screens and motion-responsive inputs, nothing surpasses buttons, knobs, and keys. Regarding mechanical keyboards, every click brings a sensory effect that takes you to the optimal gaming experience. In addition to the aesthetic appeal added by RGB lighting and the distinctive sound when pressing the buttons, quick response and smooth, error-free handling are also important factors in enhancing performance during gameplay. 

Durability of key switches


Almost all keyboards have long lifespans. What would ruin a keyboard other than dust or a random coffee spill? A mechanical keyboard can withstand 30 to 70 million presses per key, and some high-quality keyboards can reach up to 100 million presses. In contrast, a regular keyboard only withstands 5 to 20 million presses. As for accumulated dust over time or heaviness in some keys due to frequent use, you can overcome these problems in a mechanical keyboard by disassembling, cleaning, and replacing the keys with new ones. 

Mechanical Vs. Membrane Keyboard
Source: HP

Mechanical Keyboards Noise

What About the Noise?

Despite widespread beliefs that mechanical keyboards are noisy or have a high sound, many are unaware of the relatively quiet mechanical keyboards available, which offer the same desired performance. Do you find some preferences in a keyboard you like, but its sound is loud? Look for techniques to reduce the sound, or perhaps we will cover them in upcoming blog posts. 

Mechanical Key Switches customization

Customization Options 

If you choose a customizable mechanical keyboard, you can select each key individually. Distinguish the keys with contrasting colors or different levels of actuation. The most likely customized buttons replace the four directional indicators on the left side of the keyboard, often the ASDW keys. If you're unsure about the right type, here's a quick guide to the most popular types of keys. 

  • Low-Profile: Thin, flat buttons, like laptop keys with relative prominence.

  • Optical: Relatively fast response.

  • Silent: With built-in rubber caps that muffle clicking.


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