When my third cheap-ass $10 keyboard in two months n key refused to work again, I knew I had to find a better sustainable option. At first, I thought

What it's like to own a Keychron K4 with brown Gateron switches

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2021-06-11 08:00:06

When my third cheap-ass $10 keyboard in two months n key refused to work again, I knew I had to find a better sustainable option. At first, I thought I was just having a bad run with keyboards, but when the same keys start to break down consistently, it’s hard to ignore a trend.

Being a programmer and writer means that I spend the majority of my working hours typing. While I’ve managed to survive so far on your typical membrane-based keyboards, there's just something about the clickity-click of mechanical keyboards that eventually drew me in.

The price range of mechanical keyboards usually starts at $100, give or take depending on shipping fees. The option ranges from your usual known brands like Logitech, Corsair, and Razer. However, these brands tend to market their mechanical keyboards to gamers.

While I do play a couple of games of League of Legends here and there, I’m not what you’d consider a hardcore gamer. The point of getting a mechanical keyboard is work-related rather than leisure. I was after something compact, durable, and isn’t going to charge you an extra $100 just because it has LED lights.

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