Originally Posted by bazh
Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
Capacitive? No, rubber dome.
Otherwise all those Chiclet keyboards should be reporting the same durability as a Topre.
If Razer were using capacitive switches they would be reporting 30 million+ actuation durability, this thing doesn't even come with a durability spec.
it's rubber dome.
Actually capacitive switch like Topre have rubber dome in it. The dome is in fact what create the tactile feel in Topre switch.
The point of mechanical switches is they use springs (in different kinds) to have the feedback. Which is what makes them more ergonomic compared to cheap rubberdome/membrane ****
A perfect example of how vague the terminology we're dealing with really is.
What makes mechanical keyboards better is the reliability of the mechanism and the actuation point halfway down the keystroke, you can still type reliably with a light touch, where the traditional contact pads on rubber domes require you to smash every key all the way to the bottom, and they become unreliable relatively quickly.
Tactile feedback is nice (for typing, blues can prevent rapid double taps, and I just think feedback on browns is unnecessary), but really just a side benefit of the mechanism.
It would be really great if Topre could be made without the rubber dome. I think a pure linear keystroke is better for gaming, but the a capacitive switch is theoretically the most durable type of actuation mechanism possible.