Now the mechanical keyboard is not something new, and the numerous mechanical keyboards on the market are really dazzling, and the opening of a bunch of mechanical keyboards in Jingdong is also endless. Today, take everyone to see what the mechanical keyboard is, how to choose a mechanical keyboard.
01 What is a mechanical keyboard?
The mechanical keyboard is a type of keyboard. From the structure, each button of the mechanical keyboard has a separate switch to control the closure. This switch is also called “axis”. According to the classification of the micro switch, the mechanical keyboard It can be divided into traditional tea shaft, green shaft, white shaft (discontinued), black shaft, red shaft and self-developed shaft body of some manufacturers. It is precisely because each button is composed of an independent micro-motion, so the button has a strong sense of paragraph, resulting in a special feel for game entertainment, so the price is generally higher than the membrane keyboard.
The mechanical keyboard can be divided into a traditional tea shaft, a green shaft, a white shaft, a black shaft, a red shaft, and a Romer-G and an optical shaft. It is not commonly seen on the market today as the red axis, the tea axis, the green axis, the black axis, and the white axis. Different shafts mean different pressure grams and trigger distances. In short, different axles have different feels.
Red axis Pressure grams: 40 Trigger: 2.0mm; Tea shaft Pressure grams: 60 Trigger: 2.0mm;
Green axis Pressure grams: 60 Trigger: 2.4mm; Black axis Pressure grams: 80 Trigger: 1.5mm;
White axis Pressure grams: 100 Trigger: 2.2mm.
The most likely people have heard about the green axis and the black axis, the green axis typewriter, the black axis diamond finger, and the difference is the feel, let’s talk about these differences.
Red axis: the trigger method of straight up and down, we also call it the linear axis, which is the shaft body with the lowest operating pressure. It is very suitable for users with large input and large input, especially female users, and the sound is moderate, but it lacks ” The sense of paragraphs, and people can not feel the unique typing feel of the mechanical keyboard, and even after many users experience it, the typing feel is similar to that of the membrane keyboard.
Tea Shaft: There is a unique “paragraph feeling” when typing and pressing (the passage is slightly lighter), but the feel and sound are “meat”, the pressing force is small, and the noise generated is moderate, which is very suitable for general and input. The user, especially for the first time to contact the mechanical keyboard, and want to experience the unique feel of the mechanical keyboard, but also afraid of the angry white people around the people, a tea shaft mechanical keyboard is a good choice for you.
Green axis: for two-stage trigger, there is a unique “paragraph sense” (the strongest paragraph feeling) when typing and pressing. The simple description is: after pressing halfway, to continue pressing, the pressure will be increased and the pressure will be increased. A crisp sound is emitted, so the green axis can be said to be the main shaft body with the most “mechanical keyboard” features. The typing sound of the cymbal has both a sense of rhythm and a feeling of joy for the user, comparable to the thrill of a typewriter. The downside is that the sound is too brittle, and it is easy to have a great impact on the people around you.
Black axis: Typing and pressing are more laborious (similar to the red axis, no paragraph), not suitable for ordinary users, especially female users or users who need a lot of input. In general, the black axis is used in the game, because of its straight up and down triggering mode, short keystrokes, so it can be triggered faster.
White axis: It has been discontinued, not to say.
All in all: the red axis is the lightest and the sound is small; the tea shaft sounds slightly louder and has a slight paragraph sense; the green axis has the strongest paragraph and the sound is the loudest; the black axis is the most strenuous and the sound is small.
Recommended index: Tea Axis > Green Axis > Red Axis > Black Axis (only for personal opinions, please analyze according to your own situation)
03 key cap
Common key caps are generally ABS, PBT, POM key caps.
The key cap of ABS material is more in all materials. Of course, the main reason is that the process is mature and cheap, and the ABS material key cap can be seen from ordinary keyboard to high-end goods. The ABS keycaps are available in a variety of colors and can be made translucent to suit the needs of the backlight, which is beyond the reach of other materials. The key cap made of this material is the softest than other materials. It is not very hard and has a mild touch. It has certain resistance to oil, but it is not as good as POM and PBT.
POM materials have fewer keycaps than ABS and are a durable and simple material. Whether it is durability or firmness, POM is better than ABS, and its anti-oiling ability is multiplied. At least two or three years will not cause oiling problems (the oil will vary from person to person). The feel is between PBT and ABS.
PBT material, it should be the more reliable and excellent keycap material at present, no matter the anti-oiling, hardness is first-class, anti-corrosion and anti-oxidation effect is also very good, claiming to never oil. In addition, it is easy to decompose when exposed to water in a high temperature environment. It is because of this characteristic that a shop specializes in the use of boiled water to color the PBT keycap, and the color of the keycap after dyeing does not fall off naturally.
All in all, your budget determines the material of the keycap. You can buy it without worrying about it, but if you really want to buy it well, you should pay attention to PBT.
04 Unconventional keyboard
There are a lot of things mentioned above, but they are all common mechanical keyboards on the market, and there is another unconventional mechanical keyboard. The difference is that the general-purpose mechanical keyboard is the same overall, except for the added function keys, the same 87-key or 104-key layout, and the overall keyboard position is unchanged. Instead of a conventional mechanical keyboard, the keyboard will be integrated to a certain extent. In the end, the number of buttons may be extremely small. The keyboard layout is QWERTY/COLEMAK/DVORAK, which is different from the conventional one.
In general, this type of unconventional keyboard is targeted at a small number of special users. If a keyboard enthusiast wants to try it, it takes a while to learn and adapt.
05 Advantages and Disadvantages and Purchase Proposal
1. The most important mechanical keyboard is the shaft. The mechanical keyboard has a longer life than the ordinary membrane keyboard. The good mechanical keyboard has a life span of 10 years or even 20 years.
2. After the mechanical keyboard has been used for a long time, the change of the button feel is small, and the film cannot be reached.
3. The keys of the different axes of the mechanical keyboard are different, and the film has a single touch.
4. The mechanical keyboard can achieve no conflicts above 6 keys, some mechanical keyboards can be full-key without conflict, and there are fewer conflict-free membrane keyboards with more than 6 keys.
5, you can replace the key cap, to facilitate personalized DIY.
1, the price is high, because the cost is higher, most of the market is not cheap, of course, the top is not capped.
2. Although the keyboard has a long life, it is poor in waterproof and dustproof, so you need to be careful when using it. However, at present, major manufacturers have already conducted research on this issue and have improved, but still need to pay attention.
1, the first time you touch the mechanical keyboard, please get started with the tea shaft, get used to fast, overall balance.
2. If the environment allows, the user who has the requirement for input can start the green axis. After all, the typewriter is not white, and it is really cool to beat it up. Again, the environment is allowed to start.
3, the black axis is carefully entered! For most people, the black axis is not a good choice. In terms of the author’s own black axis experience, the typing is too heavy and too tired. Due to the straight-up triggering method, the author is not very comfortable.
4, the most simple, the shaft to see the cherry is finished, the key cap author feels indifferent, because after all, you can buy it yourself, please refer to your own needs.