Cherry MX Switches now sold individually

Good news for everyone who wants to build his very own mechanical keyboard: The switches from German manufacturer Cherry are now also sold individually and within so called developer kits. Construct your own Mechanical Keyboard The individually sold switches are especially appealing for experimenting and trying out. There now is a cheap way to test …

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New Razer Low-Profile Switches

Razer introduces a new product: a mechanical keyboard case for the Apple iPad Pro. The device comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a metal kickstand and backlight illumination. It’s available now at RazerStore.com and will cost $169.99 in the U.S. or €189.99 in the EU. The most interesting thing about the device lies beneath its surface: the …

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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 an All-In-One PC and most of the …

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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, can feel quite differently. So, which switches …

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