There is a massive range out there from a couple of quid to well over a hundred and I think I have gone and overwhelmed myself (not the first time when looking to buy something new!)
Originally had been thinking of spending a bit more than basic, to get something a little nicer than standard that may be better for gaming, but also just more enjoyable to type on. I probably spend half the working day tapping away on the keyboard, which is why I have started looking at maybe treating myself to something nicer, that will also last longer. This is led me on to mechanical keyboards.
I can't really see myself use macros that frequently, but can see the benefit of a backlit keyboard. However, if this is going to be a keyboard to last me years, and I am using it everyday for work, then I'm sure I will learn where all the keys are in no time.
Noise isn't an issue, as I work in an office on my own, and when I game on the big screen I either have the volume well up or headphones on.
It would seem that Cherry MX Blue based keyboards are the choice of the typist, Blacks the choice of the gamer, with Browns being a very happy mid ground for both. Realistically I will spend more time typing on it than gaming, but if I am going to splash out, it may as well be good at both.
Yesterday I was thinking of spending £20 on a simple keyboard, and today have been looking at the Filco, BlackWidow and DasKeyboard which are all £100 more than that!
Is anyone using a mechanical keyboard, and if so how do they find it? If not what are you using, and have you compared it to one?
Edited by gamingdave at 16:58:13 08-03-2012