Keyboards Guide debuts Top Gaming Keyboard Ranker
Stock a room full of today's top gaming pros and you'll find that all of their keyboards have mechanical keyswitches. Why?
By: Keyboards Guide
Most would say, or type, yes! The most compelling reason to use these high-tech offerings is their superior responsiveness. Unlike cheaper, membrane keyboards, mechanical keyswitches don’t require a full keypress to actuate. Sure, this reduces muscle fatigue, but the real advantage is how rapidly your muscle memory develops when there is less key to press.
And Cherry MX keyswitches continue to dominate the gaming keyboard landscape. What keeps them on top? Superior responsiveness and reliability is a big part, but it’s the wide range of choice they offer today’s discerning gamers that keeps them current:
Cherry MX Red switches: linear travel with no tactile feedback, very popular for double- and triple-tapping experts
Cherry MX Black switches: similar to the Reds but with a higher activation force, reducing the number of misclicks
Cherry MX Blue switches: the clickiest of the bunch with immediate tactile feedback to train muscle memory
Cherry MX Brown switches: the hybrid starter switch that provides minimal feedback
These four keyswitch options dominate our 2014 Top Gaming Keyboard Ranker and today’s top keyboard manufacturers continue to offer their top models in ANY of these keyswitch flavors. As an example, the Cooler Master Storm Quickfire ships with your option of Blue, Brown, Red, or Green keyswitches.
Does choosing what type of keyswitch you have underneath the keycap sound a little hardcore to you? Maybe it is a little. But when you start manually adding in O-rings to dampen your key depth that’s when you’re hardcore. Welcome to the expanding world of competitive gaming.
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