Are mechanical keyboards worth it? 🤔
On boxing day in 2015, I got the Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Keys Mechanical Keyboard (not actual link) and I was so excited.
It was also the same year I graduated from Huddersfield university 🎓
4 years later, I treated myself to a second Corsair keyboard as the first was unable to make comeback from a bad coffee spill (oh so typical) ☕💀
Next up - introducing the costly frosty 💰⛄ Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard (actual link). It has Cherry MX keys, a detachable palm rest and dedicated volume scroll.
I always experienced intermittent issues with frosty ⛄ where at times it would just stop working - never figured out why but have kept it. The cable is also pretty bulky with two USBs to connect - not ideal.
My current (and favourite so far) is the Ducky One2 SF 65% RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (not actual link) and I particularly love the almost-secret alt keys - it's different. The USB Type-C cable is detachable and keys are Cherry MX.
P.S. I sprayed the keyboard via air can shortly before the image below was taken, will need a proper clean soon 🧹
Mechanical keyboards are usually expensive, often loud and awkward for portability (of course more so the big 'uns).
I spend a lot of quality time on a daily basis with ducky 🦆
It's genuinely improved my productivity levels and typing skills.
Whilst they last longer than your average Joe regular keyboard - from my experience, I appreciate the visual colours and sound the keys produce when pressed.
Future wise, I recon I'll stick with the smaller mechanical keyboards - desk space usage is good too.
Do you find value in using a mechanical keyboard? ✨