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!
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If you want to be the best, you must use the best! Keyboards play a key role in your gaming setup, be it for moving around your favourite map on Call Of Duty, or firing off your Ulti on LoL! Why settle for second best? Get yourself a mechanical keyboard and feel the difference for yourself!
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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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- Xclio K-1000 Mini Compact Spill Resistant Multimedia USB Keyboard ,78Keys, White, PC/MAC£4.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- V7 Numeric Keypad, USB Wired, 19 Keys, 3 Multimedia Quick Access Hot Keys, Low profile, BlackWas: £8.99£7.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 Black Quiet Touch Keys USB PC/MACWas: £8.78£7.91£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- CHERRY KC 1000 Wired Keyboard, Laser Etched Keycaps, Black, USBWas: £9.89£8.69£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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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- Kensington K97006UK Thin Folio Exact Bluetooth Keyboard (Removable) & Stand in Black for iPad Air/Air2/iPAD4£23.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These bundles are the ideal value purchase when requiring a matching wired mouse and keyboard together. Providing all the functionality of a modern keyboard and available in a range of different styles according to your requirements.
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- Xclio GK100 Combo Backlit 4D Mouse + Backlit Membrane RGB Keyboard, USBWas: £9.98£7.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Rapoo NX1720 Wired Keyboard/Mouse Combo Set, Black, Full-Size, USB Powered, Spill-Resistant, Ambidextrous DesignWas: £14.48£11.99£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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Learning a new piece of software or need a reminder every now and then? Perhaps you'll discover something new with these range of keyboards from Logickeyboard, Editors Keys and Blackmagic Design.
These keyboards can be used for their original purpose, but will help you work around the varying software that the industry thrives on.
Pro Audio Keyboards are also available.