What are the advantages of using a mechanical keyboard?

What are the advantages of using a mechanical keyboard?

Whether you are an avid gamer or a hard working member of a company, a cherry mechanical keyboard can greatly aid in improving your performance when it comes to interacting with your computer. A cherry mechanical keyboard works differently in several fundamental ways to a traditional rubber-dome keyboard. Firstly, a spring instead of a rubber dome is used to apply upward force on the key, meaning that the force required to press the key is far smoother. When you press a rubber dome switch, there is a force requirement up to the point where the rubber dome gives way, or collapses, and two actuation connectors touch which registers the key press. With a cherry mechanical keyboard, a spring is used to provide smooth and constant upward force. For example, the Qwazar Red Shift uses Cherry MX Red key switches, which have a 45g spring, meaning there is a 45g force required to actuate (press) the key, making it a good gaming mechanical keyboard.

Another key difference between rubber-dome and mechanical key switches is the actuation point, or the point at which the key is registered as being pressed. For standard rubber-dome keyboards, this point is at the bottom of the key press, so when the key is pressed all the way down. For a cherry mechanical keyboard, this actuation point is further up, meaning you don’t have to press the key down as far to register a key press. This means that typing can be faster, and you can have faster reaction times when gaming. Only the best mechanical keyboards use Cherry MX switches.

So what makes a good gaming mechanical keyboard? Well first off, make sure that you have genuine German manufactured Cherry MX key switches if you want the highest quality and highest reliability. Second off, make sure that the keyboard has good build construction. The Qwazar Red Shift is built using a steel back-plate, which ensures that the keyboard is sturdy and can withstand many years of heavy use by gamers. You should also make sure that the other features you want are included in the keyboard, like good backlighting or a good selection of backlighting modes. Also, make sure the cherry mechanical keyboard has a good font selection on the keys, and a good plastic for the keycaps and body, such as ABS. A good gaming mechanical keyboard should have these features. You can also tell the quality of the injection moulding by how smooth the finish on the plastic is. Make sure to weigh up all the features of keyboards you are looking at buying to ensure that you pick the best mechanical keyboard for your needs.

The Qwazar Red Shift has all of the above features and more, making it one of the best mechanical keyboards currently on the UK market. Check out the information pages available on our website, or our amazon listing if you would like more information, and if you have any queries or suggestions please email George Oxley at georgeoxley@qwazar.co.uk.