Why choose Mechanical Keyboard for your next Keyboard in 2020?Time: Mar. 2, 2020
If you are an "older" computer user, we remember a time when a cacophony of clicks in a room meant writing when words appeared, on a piece of paper.
Typewriters were, in a way, the original mechanical keyboard, and generations of twentieth-century office workers and writers honed their writing skills. But when the rugged tape machines gave way to computers, another type of mechanical keyboard appeared: the Battlewagon keyboards of the early days of computer use. And they were animals. They used keys that clicked and vibrated, and many of them thought they would last forever.
That is the appeal of today's mechanical computer keyboards: they feel like products designed to last in an era of single-use technology. Even in the 1980s and early 1990s, mechanical keyboards were as common in computer configurations as floppy disk drives, because the people who created and used them knew what writing could and should be.
Unfortunately, with the explosion of the personal computer market in the 1990s and early 2000s, robust mechanical cards became irrelevant because manufacturers were looking for cheap mass market methods to attract tens of millions of people to their machines and online. Writing, the most basic computing activity, has become something that you and your fingers could support and not enjoy with a lower computer.
Fortunately, the keyboard quality pendulum has changed direction in the last decade. The mechanical keyboards are usable again, even the popular alternatives to the low-cost aircraft provided. They cost more, but are much more robust than an ordinary model. And keyboard manufacturers now manufacture them in many versions to serve most of the major subcategories of buyers: productivity-oriented users, players, ergonomics and more.
Today, mechanical keyboards are definitely a product worth investing in.