Why Your Next Keyboard Should Be Mechanical

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Whether you're into coding, writing or gaming, a mechanical keyboard can make a huge improvement to your output. Boasting individual mechanical switches underneath each key, they provide a higher level of reliability, are more durable and can even help with RSI. Plus, they just look and sound so cool. This video breaks down all the reasons mechanical keyboard are worth your time.

The video below comes from our friends over at Kotaku. It explains why a good-quality keyboard is so important in the digital age while simultaneously showing off a dizzying array of mechanical models: some built, some bought. For more information about mechanical keyboards, check out our Lifehacker 101 guide.

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    I'm waiting on a mechanical version of the Logitech keyboards with the LCD screens in built. Main reason I haven't changed my old g510 out yet is because of that.

      What do you use the screen for? I have a G15 that also has a screen, but I stopped using it years ago.

      BTW Logitech's new G910 has a feature where you dock your smartphone in it to use as a screen.

        In game states and clock, as well as independent tools like timers and such, much easier to push 2 buttons on the keyboard and start a timer than open an application on the PC.

        I checked out the G910, the "dock" is nothing more than a plastic stand for your phone, no charging, no integration. There's a companion app for your phone, but from all reports, it's pretty crappy.

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