Keyboards are a vital peripheral for PC users, and regardless of your budget it's important to pick the right one. The most important consideration is what sort of feel you want. For instance, most cheaper keyboards use dome switches mounted on top of a membrane, giving very little tactile feedback. Therefore, touch typists and gamers may want to consider choosing a keyboard with mechanical switches as these provide much greater tactile feedback. Mechanical switches are available in different grades, such as black, brown and blue to name just a few, each with its own set of characteristics. Once you’ve chosen the switch type, Scan offers a wide range of keyboards in a huge variety of colours, styles, including backlit and RGB-illuminated keyboards. Scan further offers specialist keyboards for professional workstations, which are optimised for specific applications.
Mechanical keyboards are renowned for the quality, consistency and longevity of their switches – they're rated for tens of millions of presses, so they'll never tire of gaming before you do. There's a wide range of excellent switches to choose from, and many keyboards come with extras such as backlights, media control and macro switches. Invest in a mechanical keyboard, feel the difference and never look back!
The keyboard is the main interaction from the user to the computer aside from the mouse. Keyboards feature more than just the simple letter and number keys, advanced features include keys that short cut to specific functions within the computers operating system and installed programs. Advanced keyboard controls to look out for include shortcut keys such as volume, back/forward, sleep, standby and print for example.
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These keyboards feature wireless technology and allow the keyboard to be free of any cables. The keyboard itself is powered by batteries with the connectivity to the computer via an included wireless USB dongle or Bluetooth.
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These keyboards can be used with desktop PCs, laptops and even tablets as long as they've got a Bluetooth wireless connection. Their wireless designs save on desktop clutter, they're small enough to sling in a bag, and they start at less than £10 - so they're ideal accessories.
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- Apple Magic Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard + Apple Magic Mouse 2 Bundle£119.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These wireless bundle keyboard and mouse packages are ideal for when replacing both devices at the same time. The advantage being that the one USB wireless receiver (included with the bundle) is set up for both the keyboard and mouse bundle. A wireless setup for both the mouse and keyboard ensures a clutter free desk of cables and the freedom to move them around.
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