Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards are getting more and more popular, for gaming as well as typing. With their rise in popularity, the amount of manufacturers and keyboard models has grown too. The market is more complex now and it’s not that easy anymore, to find the best mechanical keyboard for your needs. Mechanical-Keyboard.org was created to offer guidance in this matter. Here you will find a basic introduction to mechanical keyboards and their advantages, current news and an overview of the best mechanical keyboards. Additionally, there are various guides to answer frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards.

Mechanical Keyboard vs Regular Keyboard

What is a mechanical keyboard? At first glance, a mechanical keyboard doesn’t look so different than a rubber dome or scissor switch keyboard. It’s probably a bit bigger and less flat, but apart from that, it looks pretty much the same. The big difference lies inside the keyboard. While regular keyboards use rubber domes inside of each key, mechanical keyboards use mechanical switches. Mechanical switches wear out way slower and have a much higher expected lifespan. More about the differences and advantages of mechanical keyboards vs regular keyboards can be found in our article about the advantages of mechanical keyboards.

Top Mechanical Keyboards

The mechanical keyboard toplist offers an overview of the top mechanical keyboards and their reviews. Mechanical-Keyboard.org collects reviews and opinions from experts and tech magazines. It uses a unique algorithm to aggregate and evaluate these reviews and calculate a single score. This score makes an easy comparison of different mechanical keyboards possible.

Guides / FAQ

Mechanical Keyboards have a lot of advantages over casual membrane keyboards. Their switches for instance have an expected lifespan of 30 to 100 million key strokes. That’s way more than any membrane keyboard can offer. Further facts worth knowing can be found in this guides section.

Buying Guide: Best Mechanical Keyboard 2021

A mechanical keyboard is the clear first choice for both gaming and working. As a result, the range of available mechanical keyboards grows with each passing year. This trend is no surprise, considering the clear benefits a mechanical keyboard provides. The goal with our website is to offer…

Switch Types

After finally deciding to go for a mechanical keyboard, another question usually comes up very soon: Which switch type do you want to use? The switches are probably one of the most important parts of the keyboard. Two keyboards from the same model, but with different switch types,…

How to Clean a Mechanical Keyboard

Every keyboard, mechanical or not, should be cleaned on a regular basis. For one thing, obviously no one wants to work with a messy keyboard. For another thing, dust and grime can affect the functionality of your keyboard. A regular cleaning therefore supports a long lifespan of your…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mechanical Keyboards

The feel of a keyboard is strongly determined by its switch technology. Most of the keyboards use one of the following three concepts: Membrane / Rubber Dome If you don’t know which type of keyboard you have, you probably got a membrane keyboard. The keyboards you get for free when buying…

News

The most recent news about mechanical keyboards: Announcements of new keyboard models, upcoming trends, new switch types and news from the manufacturers.

N-Key Rollover explained and how to test it

When diving into mechanical keyboards, you will come across the terms key rollover and n-key rollover sooner or later. In this article, we will explain the meaning of those terms and tell you everything you need to know. Key Rollover: Definition The term key rollover denotes the number…

Size Matters: Small Gaming Keyboard

The keyboard is, besides the mouse, the most important tool of a gamer. A single input error can easily decide the outcome of a game. If you play for victory, you therefore should carefully choose your gaming keyboard. For quite some time, the trend was to cram as…

Buying Guide: Best Mechanical Keyboard 2021

A mechanical keyboard is the clear first choice for both gaming and working. As a result, the range of available mechanical keyboards grows with each passing year. This trend is no surprise, considering the clear benefits a mechanical keyboard provides. The goal with our website is to offer…

Razer Huntsman V2 introduces Analog Optical Switches

In June 2018, Razer introduced their optical gaming switch and started the Huntman line with it. About two and a half years later, the second generation of Huntsman keyboards is now presented. The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is, just like its predecessors, excellently prepared for gaming. The keyboard…

Mechanical Keyboard Reviews

The most recent entries in the keyboard list: Ranking based on mechanical keyboard reviews. Read the reviews and read more about the technical specifications, the used switch types and the available features and equipment.

Razer Huntsman V2 / V2 TKL

The Razer Huntsman V2 is an opto-mechanical gaming keyboard with rich feature set. A Short History of the Razer Huntsman Series Razer started to use optical switches back in June 2018 and immediately had big success with it: The Razer Huntsman became one of the most sold gaming…

Cherry MX 10.0N

The Cherry MX 10.0N was introduced in September 2021 with a suggested retail price of 149.99 Euro. Keyboard with really low profile The keyboard is built with flat keycaps and with Cherry MX low-profile speed switches. As a result, the Cherry MX 10.0N is really slim. Moreover, it…

Cherry G80-3000N RGB / RGB TKL

The Cherry G80-3000N RGB, released in September 2021, is a remake of the G80-3000 from the 1980s. The Classic: Cherry G80-3000 The Cherry G80-3000 has a long history. Its first version was released in the end of the 1980s and it is still produced and sold today in…

Cooler Master SK652 / SK653

The Cooler Master SK652 and SK653 are flat keyboards featuring a standard form factor with numpad. Both were introduced in summer 2021, they succeed the Cooler Master SK651. Cooler Master SK652 with Cable The SK652 is a flat keyboard for gaming or work. It supports Windows and Mac…