N key rollover is supported with all of our mechanical keyboards, even with USB ports
As the keycaps of mechanical keyboard can be removed, you can clean a mechanical keyboard easily by removing the keycaps.
Cons of mechanical keyboards
Mechanical keyboards use more expensive materials and technology, so you will need to spend more than you normally would for a membrane to get one.
The sound volume of mechanical keyboard depends on the switches that are used, such as blues as they can be loud. So if you’re in a location with other people, they will hear you typing away, unless you have the door closed, or if you’re talking on a mic. Again, some typists don’t mind the sound and even enjoy them.
Weight while this is a pro for some people, this can be a con for others those who move their keyboards around while its traveling or move from different desktops.
While mechanical keyboards can be used out of the box, it will be also fun to customize it with different keycaps and switches. However, customizing it may require some DIY skills.
Which one you should use?
As you see both keyboards have their ups and downs, and each one meets the different needs of many users. Not one keyboard is for everyone. If you’re on an budget and doesn’t care about how the keyboard perform or using this with an laptop on the go, use with something as simple as an tablet, use with your home theater PC, or in your home office working and talking on the phone a lot with your job, traveling an lot etc., then a quiet membrane keyboard would be good enough for you, as you won’t have to worry about the size and the weight of the keyboard. Students will benefit from the flexibility of a high quality membrane keyboard, as it can be used to write assignment or game, and is much affordable.
Now if you are a heavy user who uses the keyboard all the time, typing out a story, articles, coding or even a fast typist, a mechanical keyboard would be a very good choice for you. Even gamers will benefit from using one with their gaming due to the quickness that is required at times. The weight will be handy as the last thing you want your keyboard to do is movie around on your desk as you try to frag another player with a rocket launcher, causing you to mistakenly strafe into a wall and shoot yourself in the face. There are ways to make the mechanical quieter by using O-rings if you wish to still use one in the home office, so that still an option, even outside the office.
The best thing you should is find an place that will let you try out the different keyboards and find one that fit your needs, as that’s what important, to find out what works best in your fingers. And you can also figure out which mechanical switches that you feel work best for you.
Admin’s Note: After having genclaymore to review our HV-KB378L mechanical keyboard last week, we invited him again to compare the membrane keyboards and mechanical keyboards, and give us recommendations about who should use membrane keyboards and who should use mechanical keyboards. Editings are made. Feel free to learn more about all the membrane keyboards and mechanical keyboards we have to offer.
What do you like about membrane keyboards or mechanical keyboards, and why? Please feel free to leave the comment.