Computer Keyboards โŒจ

These reviews are design analysis with respect to pure function and efficiency (less focus on fashion), and a meta summary of reading thousands of user's comments from amazon and other keyboard forums over 20 years. (If you do touch-type, i recommend Ergonomic Keyboard). [see Touch-Typing, a Relic of Keyboard Design?]

The following are my recommendation, in order of importance:

  1. Mechanical key switches
  2. The key switch must be linear, with light activation force at 45g or less.
  3. Have physical arrow keys.
  4. Full sized function keys F1 to F12, and they should have gaps between groups of 4, and have a gap between the function key row and the number row. (Extra macro keys is a plus.) [see Why Function Keys F1 to F12 Are Useful]
  5. Programable (e.g. make CapsLock do Escape) with Onboard Memory (plug in to any computer to have custom macro/layout. No need to install software.). [see Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory]
  6. Key lable don't wear off. [see Key Label Printing Tech]
  7. Spacebar do not make a loud thud noise.
  8. Has physical media keys. Volume wheel is a major plus. [see Keyboards with Volume Wheel]
  9. No Fn key. Because it's usually hardwired, meaning, you can't remap it, meaning, a dead horse squatting in front yard. [see FN Key]
  10. Short spacebar or split spacebar. So more thumb keys. [see Tiny Spacebar]

Other issues, such as whether it has numerical keypad, how compact it is, how light weight or heavy it is, wired or wireless, what color LED light show it does, is up to you.


cheap and ok

Topre Cult

Hall Effect Switch


misc worthless


lots more misc keyboard. Misc Keyboards