I was wondering around YouTube the other day and I can see that a lot of developer types appear to be switching to mechanical keyboards. This is something that interests me because I’m over 40, my fingers are knackered, I work long hours and I often get pains in my fingers from typing. Anything that can make my life easier has got to be a good thing.
If you haven’t heard of a mechanical keyboard, it’s basically a kind of retro kind of keyboard type whereby the keys have little tiny springs, as opposed to rubber domes (as used by most modern keyboards).
There appears to be quite a lot of people swearing by these mechanical keyboards and they’re having all sorts of debates about whether or not to use MX Cherry reds, blues or browns. I very nearly bought a mechanical keyboard yesterday but in the end I decided against it. They’re certainly not cheap. Many of them are around the 200 dollar mark.
Anyway, if you are interested in improving your typing speed, looking after your fingers or even if you just have fond memories of typing on a Commodore 64 in the 80s - then maybe this is something worth looking into. On the other hand, maybe it’s a rip off.
So, I was just wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts on this.