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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Black Friday Deals 2020

Once again it is time for the big Black Friday Week! The Black Friday refers to the Friday following Thanksgiving, this year it will be on November 27th. Many stores offer countless sales to lure in customers. But also in online-retail, Black Friday is nowadays well-established. Amazon celebrates…

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 BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed was announced on 25 May 2021. The keyboard expands the BlackWidow V3 family with another option. BlackWidow V3 Mini: The New 65% Keyboard Originally, the BlackWidow V3 was available in three different versions: The standard BlackWidow V3 with cable, the wireless BlackWidow…

Roccat Pyro

The Roccat Pyro is a mechanical keyboard introduced in May 2020, together with the membrane keyboard Roccat Magma. Mechanical Keyboard for under $100 Roccat claims that the “Pyro is one of the most feature-packed mechanical gaming keyboards for under $100”. Is it true? It comes with a robust…

Corsair K70 RGB TKL

The Corsair K70 RGB TKL is a compact mechanical keyboard packed with many features. It is available since April 2021. Keyboard for Professional Gaming and More The keyboard was built from ground up for competitive players. In this context, the keyboard’s polling rate of 8,000 Hz is advertised,…

Corsair K65 RGB Mini

With the introduction of the Corsair K65 RGB Mini, the company is finally joining the 60% keyboard market in 2021. 60% Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches The keyboard features a 60% form factor which means that it has about 60% of the keys of a full-size keyboard.…