How to choose the perfect gaming keyboard
Using a keyboard designed specifically for gaming makes for more rapid and accurate key strokes, with many gaming keyboards including additional functions such as macro keys, media playback and RGB lighting. You have two main choices to make, between rubber dome keyboards and those with mechanical switches
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Rubber Dome Keyboards
Rubber dome keyboard are cheaper and often quieter than mechanical keyboards, but provide very little in the way of feedback.
These more expensive keyboards feature individual mechanical switches under each key, providing more tactile feedback. Mechanical keyboards are also much easier to clean and typically last much longer than rubber dome keyboards.
To allow for the many types of game and user, mechanical keyboards are available with different types of switch, which are colour coded to set them apart. They feature different operating forces to use them, have various degrees of travel and noise levels related to these other factors. The below table shows the common types.
|Red||Silent Red||Speed Silver||Black||Silent Black||Brown||Blue|
|OPERATING FORCE (CN)||45||45||45||60||60||55||60|
|TOTAL TRAVEL (MM)||4||3.7||3.4||4||3.7||4||4|
(0 SILENT, 10 NOISY)
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