Originally Posted by Joeteck
Anything moving (to me) is mechanical. My reply was not stupid, was based on what I consider mechanical. Personally I prefer the dome rubber type over a switch type. Less moving parts, and less to break if your ruff on your gear. For one its much lighter and two, its a stupid keyboard. Chances are, you're gonna break it, drop it accidentally or spill something in it...
If you are the type of person who constantly spills fluids onto the keyboard, then we can't argue with you.
Mechanical switch is far more durable than rubber dome as the rubber material deteriorates and affect greatly the firmness of the key stroke. Mechanical keyboard behave the same up until the switch fails. Not to mention mechanical switch allows more keystrokes than rubber dome before failure.
Note that individual mechanical switches can be replaced with basic soldering skill. Compatible Keycaps are widely available for purchase if you grind out the letter prints on the caps. In the long run mechanical is cheaper to own. IF u don't constantly spill things around.
You are not gonna break keyboard switches by dropping it.
This is the wrong place to praise about your love toward typical membrane keyboards. Edited by pitashen - 2/18/11 at 12:47pm