Why mechanical switches

Why mechanical switches

The world is divided into two, those who use a mechanical keyboard and those who don’t. A mechanical keyboard is not just a more expensive option for geeks. It is a unique typing experience that can be tailored to different needs. Whether you want to type quietly in a library or loud enough to wake up the neighbors, there’s a switch for you. Whether you want to feel like you need to practice your finger muscle or like you’re typing on marshmallows, there’s a switch for you. Mechanical switches come in many different styles, such as Alp, Topre, and IBM buckling spring, with the most common being MX switches.

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These switches have different flavors for the user to choose from depending on their preference. There are three main sorts of feedbacks that exist in switches, clicky, tactile, and linear. Linear is quiet and soft; the keystroke goes all the way down with no bumps. Tactile gives you a bump but is still pretty quiet; clicky is the loudest and has a noticeable bump when pressing down.

Clicky vs tactile vs linear switch


Harrington, J. (2020, September 17). Linear vs Tactile vs Clicky Switches: A Helpful Guide. Retrieved October 05, 2020, from https://switchandclick.com/2020/02/04/linear-vs-tactile-vs-clicky-switches-a-helpful-guide-with-an-infographic/