6 layout types of mechanical keyboards

Making the Switch to Mechanical Keyboards – And Never Looking Back

6 layout types of mechanical keyboardsLaptop keyboards simply cannot match that satisfying and predictable ‘clicks,’ as produced by mechanical keyboard. When you are typing up the storm for hours on ends, the types of keyboards you use does make a difference.

According to Mech Type, mechanical keyboard has significantly longer life span than the membrane type. The non-mechanical keyboards only last just 5 million key presses, compared to upwards of 70 million registered clicks.

So if you are an avid typist , it can be a good investment to have a good mechanical keyboard that you can rely on.

I myself have made the switch to wireless mechanical keyboards years ago and haven’t looked back.

Like most tools, there is no single best mechanical keyboard in the market. Only what is right for you and your purpose. For instance, having a numeric keypad is a must for accountants for quickly inputting series of numbers.

Another hype to avoid is thinking a keyboard marketed as gaming keyboards to have a significant advantage over non-gaming mechanical keyboards. There are many back-lit mechanical keyboards that will have minimal input lag even compared to high-end gaming keyboards. The most important factor is how comfortable you feel when using it, so make sure to try out as many mechanical keyboards as you can at your local retail stores.

This article from University of Massachusettes at Amherst is a good read to get an introduction on mechanical keyboards.

One factor people often underestimate about mechanical keyboards are their decibel level. If you work in a quiet work environment, the noise level produced is a factor to consider.

typing on unsatisfying rubber dome keyboards

There are many types of switches to consider and it would be wise for you to research them before you decide on your next purchase.

The most common types are called ‘rubber dome,’ and these tend to be the cheaper types that has short lifespan.Consider Topre, which has an elegant tactile feel to it. Another good switch type that is popular now is Cherry MX that has a good balance of options, durability and feel.

Below is an excellent infographics for those in the market for a new mechanical keyboard.

mechanical keyboard buyers guide infographics

Best Multiplayer Mobile Apps That Can Be Played Over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

father and son playing mobile games together

Mobile multiplayer games are a great way to bond with friends. Whether the game is simple and free, or advanced for a fee, games over wifi and bluetooth are becoming increasingly fun and available for Android and IOS systems. These six games are optimal for either system, and are capable of multiplayer mode on wifi or bluetooth.

1. Spaceteam – Get Together With Friends to Save Your Spaceship

Spaceteam involves navigating your way through complicated predicaments during space travel with teamwork. With friends you can maneuver your spaceship in order to do damage control and attempt to get to safety. This game can be hectic, but is bound to get your energy up with your friends. The best part is that Spaceteam is completely free.

2. Real Racing 3 – Push the Pedal Against Friends On Facebook

Real Racing can be played on wifi or bluetooth, but also requires you to log in through Facebook to complete. You can race against your friends in real-time or even race your best time and leave it to your friends to beat that time later on. This is another free game for you and your friends to enjoy on Android or IOS. Continue reading

How to Retrieve Your Forgotten Wi-Fi Password

In order to protect your wireless internet connections from being tampered by unauthorized sources; one is required to input a WAP key, which is the password that is needed for securing wireless networks. In general, once you get your system hooked on to the Wi-Fi wireless router, one is asked to key in the security password or the WPA code. However once the code has been accepted, the password is automatically remembered by the system. So it is not needed to reenter the password once again. Continue reading

Our Top Recommended Free Wireless Network Monitoring Softwares

Almost everybody uses the internet these days and we are all basically connected to each other through the World Wide Web. Many companies have monitoring applications that manage and handle the network as well as monitor it for issues. Some administrators monitor their networks as a way to keep their security up and to know what is going on within it. Free wireless network monitoring software exists for those who want to manage their system and constantly check it without any cost. The following are highly recommended. Continue reading