When it comes to buying a keyboard , most people simply buy the one they like best aesthetically, or the one that suits their budget. However, this does not mean that you are buying the best keyboard according to your needs , so in this article we are going to give you the keys to get it right when buying the best keyboard that suits what you need.

In this article we will not go into budgets or aesthetics, but exclusively in terms of functionality to try to discern what type of keyboard is best for each user according to their specific needs. Also note that what we are going to put here is not a universal law written in stone, but our personal advice after many years of experience , but they are not infallible despite everything.

Which keyboard should you buy?

In order to choose the best keyboard for you, you must first be clear about your needs. So the first thing you should do is ask yourself these questions:

Are you going to use it mainly to play? To write? Mixed use?
If it is to play, what kind of games?
How many hours a day will you spend using the keyboard?
How much space do you have on the table?

The best gaming keyboards to play

Everyone with a bit of a hardware idea will tell you that the best keyboards to play with are mechanical. But of course, within the ten keyless keyboards there are many types, and there are even keyboards with hybrid switches, not to mention keyboards with membrane switches with some very interesting and high-quality gaming characteristics. So what type of keyboard to choose?

It is true that mechanical switches have greater durability and give us a greater sense of control in pulsations, two ideal factors if you are going to use them to play. However, depending on the type of switch the result may be one or the other. Therefore, we are going to put our recommendation here.

For general gaming use, the recommendation is Cherry MX Red / Brown switches , or even MX Speed if you are an advanced user or only play MOBA type games. If you like MMO games, you may want to consider keyboards that include additional keys for macros , as they really are very useful when it comes to taking advantage of this type of game.

In any case, the recommendation that we are going to give you here is that you look for a quality keyboard, with Cherry switches if possible and from a recognized brand, because you will appreciate it in terms of durability. And a gaming keyboard with good quality membrane switches is better than a mechanical or hybrid of dubious reputation . Today the high-end membrane keyboards have little or nothing to envy the mechanics. It will also obviously depend on your budget, of course.

The best keyboards for typing or mixed use

If the main function you are going to give the keyboard is typing, then you will be more interested in going for a keyboard that has scissor switches because they are the fastest for these purposes, and in fact although they are not the best for gaming they are also perfectly Valid for this (we have been playing hard with a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard for years without any problem).

However, we also tell you that this type of keyboard is not the best in terms of durability, so if the use you are going to give it is rather mixed (playing and typing) the best option we can recommend is a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Speed ​​LP switches . They are the fastest mechanical switches of all, and being low profile makes you less tired of writing with them than full size switches.

Of course, membrane switch keyboards again play a good role in both areas. They are not the best at anything, but they are good for everything, as long as we insist, they are of good quality.

Do you spend a lot of time on the keyboard? How much space do you have on the table?

If you have plenty of room on the table, we will always recommend a full-size keyboard because they are more comfortable in the long run. Now, if the width of your table is reduced or if you use the keyboard exclusively to play, perhaps a keyboard in TKL format will be useful because eliminating the number pad in the right area saves a lot of space and, in fact, gives us more freedom of movement for the mouse.

However, we also tell you that this type of keyboard is not the best in terms of durability, so if the use you are going to give it is rather mixed (playing and typing) the best option we can recommend is a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Speed ​​LP switches . They are the fastest mechanical switches of all, and being low profile makes you less tired of writing with them than full size switches.

Of course, membrane switch keyboards again play a good role in both areas. They are not the best at anything, but they are good for everything, as long as we insist, they are of good quality.

Do you spend a lot of time on the keyboard? How much space do you have on the table?

If you have plenty of room on the table, we will always recommend a full-size keyboard because they are more comfortable in the long run. Now, if the width of your table is reduced or if you use the keyboard exclusively to play, perhaps a keyboard in TKL format will be useful because eliminating the number pad in the right area saves a lot of space and, in fact, gives us more freedom of movement for the mouse.

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