A keyboard is like a weapon for every programmer. A good keyboard can improve your productivity a lot and a badly designed one can make you tired fast during your hours-long coding session and ruin your workflow.
But it’s not possible to find a perfect keyboard which is suitable for everyone. Some people want a quiet typing experience and some want a loud and clicky experience. Some prefer RGB lighting and some people don’t…
Before buying any keyboards, you should always check the technology used in the key switches. Currently Cherry MX switches are the most popular ones in the market.
But it has different variations
Cherry MX Red has a light feel with quiet typing experience.
Cherry MX Black is also quiet but it feels kinda heavy.
Cherry MX Brown has a quiet and medium feel with tactile typing experience. Which makes it a good blend for both gamers and programmers.
If you want something louder like me, then Cherry MX Blue is for you. It’s loud, heavy and clicky. Perfect for typing. Click here to simulate what it feels like to type on a keyboard with Cherry MX Blue keys.
There are other switch mechanisms out there. But these are the most popular ones. So you can go to any sites like Amazon and find keyboards with your preferred switch mechanism and other optional features like backlighting, programmable keys or wireless functionality with a decent amount of reviews and then buy it.
But here are few suggestions…
It’s a great wireless mechanical keyboard by Logitech with six programmable G-Keys and a tactile typing experience. You can customize those G-Keys using the Logitech Gaming Software to make your workflow better. It also has RGB lighting. But the problem is this is kinda expensive.
It’s a wired mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches. Which gives it a clicky and loud typing experience. It has a volume knob on the top right corner with dedicated media controls and the keys are programmable. But it doesn’t have any backlightings. Which can be a deal breaker for many of you.
It’s a minimalist wireless keyboard with scissor switch mechanism. Which gives it a quiet typing experience. It also has a unique dial on the top left corner, which can be used in many ways from controlling volumes to switching between different tools in photoshop and many other applications. So if you want something quiet, you can go for this one.
It’s a minimalist wireless mechanical keyboard by WASD. As the name suggests it is specifically designed for coders to improve the typing experience. It also has a Cherry MX switch mechanism. You can also choose different key types depending on the experience you want. It has backlighting with no branding on the top to give it a clean and minimal look. And it’s also both mac and windows friendly.
It’s a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue, Red and Brown switches. Like the previous you can choose the keys depending on the experience you want. It has great looking RGB lighting with multiple color modes. But it’s not that flashy and looks minimalistic.
If you want something cheap or budget friendly you can go for keyboards like Cooler Master CK530 which also has MX Blue switches and RGB lighting. That’s it for this article. Thanks for reading. If you have any other suggestions… then please comment down below.