Mechanical Keyboards and YOU!
ack in a time known as the 1980s, keyboards were powerful artifacts which contained great power. These powers were the durability of a possible 20 million or more keystrokes per key, dual plastic injected keycaps so the lettering never wore off, true N-Key Rollover, and substancial weight so as to not move around the desk while typing heavily. Then something changed... the industry changed. Mainstream peripheral production ushered in an era of crappy keyboards the equivalent of carnival prizes. Cheap, plastic, and short lived these keyboards commonly furnish our homes. Some might ask: what happened to the legendary keyboards of old? The answer is that they're still around! Even better there are a few companies that have taken up the task in continuing production of mechanical key switch keyboards. I own two of these keyboards personally and the difference between mechanical switch and rubber dome membrane is night and day. Responsiveness to typing is hightened by most mechanical switches having tactile feedback and a "clicking" noise that is often associated with older keyboards. Believe it or not there was once a membrane technology that had fantastic qualities in durability, but these keyboards are known to have something called Buckling Spring key switches. They are membrane keys, but there is a spring mechanism that drives the action to the membrane instead of your finger driving the action. This extends the life of the switch... yadda yadda. There will be a review of my ABS M1 and Filco FKBM87M/EB shortly. Stay tuned