Last Updated on December 5, 2023
Are Mechanical Keyboards Easier to Type on? Is typing using a mechanical keyboard much easier and more fun than using other types of keyboards?
Mechanical keyboards are now a must-have product for a more accurate, comfortable, fast, and more precise typing experience. Mechanical keyboards can provide a much more enjoyable typing experience compared to other types of keyboards currently available.
Are mechanical keyboards easier to type on?. Of course typing with a mechanical keyboard feels much easier and more precise. This is because of the use of switch components that are installed individually on each key which makes the typing feel similar to one key to another. The mechanical switches on the mechanical keyboard are also much easier to operate and have a faster and more accurate feedback response.
Mechanical keyboards also have features that other types of keyboards on the market don’t have, these are Anti Ghosting and N-Key Rollover which allow mechanical keyboard users to type faster, more accurately, with precision, and avoid mistakes while typing.
Here are some reasons why mechanical keyboards are so much better than other types of keyboards
Mechanical keyboards are indeed being loved. The proof? Many manufacturers are starting to compete to release their mechanical keyboard products. When we hear about mechanical keyboards, usually what we imagine is the word “expensive”. Yes, mechanical keyboards are quite expensive.
The cheapest price on the market for the device is around $50. For membrane keyboards, generally that amount of funds can be used to bring home a keyboard with abundant features.
Perhaps, seeing the high price, there are still many who ask whether the mechanical keyboard is worth buying or not. For that we will give some reasons why mechanical keyboards are worth using!
1. Undoubted durability!
Durability or so-called resilience is one of the things highlighted by a mechanical keyboard. Every mechanical keyboard uses metal and plastic mechanical switches. The mechanical keyboard also feels heavier and sturdy, because the switches used are high-quality switches. If cared for properly, a mechanical keyboard will last a very long time.
For example, a mechanical keyboard can endure 50 million clicks or more, while a membrane average only 10 million times. There are still many old mechanical keyboards that are approximately 30 years old that can still be used, one example is the IBM Model M with PS/2 connector.
2. Sound Feedback (Clicky)
Mechanical keyboards have enough feedback to make sound. Yes, sounds like that are produced because of how the switches in the mechanical keyboard work.
Most mechanical switches on the market have a working mechanism where the switch will accept input from the keycaps that you press even if only half-press, and after reaching the midpoint of the switch, a “clicky” sound will be heard and that means you have pressed the key.
Each switch also has a different feedback sound. This can be taken into consideration when buying, again depending on individual tastes.
3. More Accurate, Convenient, and Reduces RSI Risk
Yes, typing on a mechanical keyboard will indeed provide a more accurate sensation. That’s because each keycap is spaced a few millimeters apart which isn’t usually found on membrane keyboards. Also, each keycap on a mechanical keyboard has a slightly curved shape so that when typing is more comfortable.
Not to mention the pressure sensation when pressing the mechanical keyboard feels different, when you press the mechanical key, the keycaps will quickly return to their original place and you can simply press half the distance, which means you don’t have to spend a lot of energy when pressing the keycaps. Some people who use mechanical keyboards reveal that the risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), a disease that occurs when you type too much, will be much reduced if you use a mechanical keyboard.
4. Easy Maintenance and Customization Options
Easy to maintain? Of course, you can remove all the keycaps on the keyboard, which will make it easier for you to clean the dust that is stuck between the keycaps or on the keyboard body. Not only that, the use of removable keycaps is customization. You can replace your keycaps with more interesting ones. Like changing the color of the keycaps in certain parts or even all the keycaps on the keyboard.
Some of the mechanical keyboards on the market have a very attractive LED backlight. Not only lit, the LEDs also have their respective types. Like, the keycaps will only light up if you press them, or the LED lights that turn on around the keyboard. Typing with a mechanical keyboard will feel more “FUN” by using this feature. But don’t worry, if you’re one of those people who don’t really like LED backlights, there are also plain mechanical keyboards that don’t have LEDs
So, Are Mechanical Keyboards Easier to Type on?
It’s definitely easier to use a mechanical keyboard for typing. The use of mechanical switch components on a mechanical keyboard can provide a more precise and accurate typing experience. The mechanical keyboard also has a heavier weight with a more solid build quality so that when you type, the mechanical keyboard does not shift easily so you can find a more comfortable typing position.
The mechanical switches on the mechanical keyboard can provide instant and very responsive typing feedback. In addition, the typing sound produced by the mechanical switch can make you feel more excited when pressing the mechanical switch button on your mechanical keyboard.
Kizaru is a fan, collector, and has a huge addiction to mechanical keyboards. Kizaru has a collection of dozens of mechanical keyboards that come in different sizes and use different switches. He also frequently contributes to various forums that discuss keyboards such as Reddit and GeekHack.