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What's So Great About Mechanical Keyboards

There’s been a lot of talk on Kotaku about mechanical keyboards over the past six months, talking about customizing them, building them and making them pretty. We put together a little video to explain why many of us are so smitten with those clicky keys.

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In the video you’ll hear me explaining how important keyboards are in this digital age and why the rest of the world is starting to pick up on what keyboard communities like Geekhack and the mechanical keyboard sub-Reddit have been going on about for years.

You will also see many, many keyboards, just about all of which were bought or built by me. It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. How could I be out of control with so many keyboards laying about?

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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DISCUSSION

Xeroth
AyanamiReign

That... Didn’t really tell me why they’re any better. They look nice and make clickier sounds?
My cheap, quiet keyboard does the job. Though I did go OOooo when I saw the Chroma ones. Don’t think I could justify the cost however.