Have you ever noticed the typing sound in the office? Some of your colleagues must use mechanical keyboards in the office, or you are using a mechanical keyboard now. Has the typing sound produced by the mechanical keyboards bothering you? Or have your colleagues complained about your typing sound?
Typing is the most basic computer activity. No matter what kind professions you are in, you need to type somehow. I have collected some reasons that drive most people to use a mechanical keyboard in the office or for work. Here share these great ideas with you. You are very welcome to share your reasons with us.
Why use a mechanical keyboard for work?
Optimized Typing Experience
With a mechanical keyboard, the typing experience has been optimized a lot. Before using a mechanical keyboard, most people don’t think typing as an enjoyable activity. Actually, most time people have ignored their typing experience, due to the heavy work task or typing on a laptop or a membrane keyboard not giving much reaction to the fingers.
The condition starts to change since they use a mechanical keyboard. I use a mechanical keyboard every day, so I gonna to talk about my own typing experience.
When I type on a mechanical keyboard, I can realize my typing feedback. My fingers and brain get signals and reaction. So my fingers seem to be more nimble. My typing precision becomes much better than before. My typing speed is improving. Most importantly, my hands and fingers won’t be so tired like before.
Most people will discuss that their typing becomes more efficient on a mechanical keyboard. If you can type a lot and quickly on a mechanical keyboard and your fingers and wrists are not easy to get tired, naturally, the typing will be more efficient. The efficient is an aggregate.
However, the switches are the key reason that the typing gets efficient. There are different kinds of mechanical switches. They all have unique and outstanding characteristics. The black and red switches are linear. The feedback is not so noticeable.
From my view, brown switches are truly appropriate for use in an office. The brown switch mechanical keyboard is tactile and very quiet. The fingers get feedback when each keystroke is pressed.
The sound is one of the vital elements when you choose a mechanical keyboard in the office. You must consider your neighbor. Thanks to my very nice colleagues, they never complain about the typing sound from my brown switch mechanical keyboard. Actually, I have asked them if the sound had bothered them. They told me sometimes they hardly notice it.
You may prefer the blue switches. They have “clicky” sound feedback, which could be a little noisy in an office. If you don’t want to buy a new mechanical keyboard or change the switches by yourself. You can add O rings to your blue switches in order to dampen the sound, then you also can use the blue switch mechanical keyboard in the office.
Related reading: The Best Typing Switch for Mechanical Keyboard
What do you need to consider when you select a mechanical keyboard?
Besides, the type of switches and the sound are discussed in the above. There are other points for your reference when you select a mechanical keyboard for office.
Office Friendly Design
Besides, the sound of the switches should be in your consideration. You also need to consider the design. For an office environment, you need to choose a compact design. From my experience, TKL 80% compact design is the best choice. The full-size layout will occupy too much space. Some people may not be used to typing with a 60% layout keyboard, because you need to remember some shortcuts.
Related reading: How to choose a mechanical keyboard in size and layout?
Wireless or Wired
Everything gets wireless now. Too many cables make the table look a mess. It’s time to minimize your cables, getting a wireless mechanical keyboard.
A mechanical keyboard can stand for over 50 million keystrokes. It won’t get broken easily. Some people can use a mechanical keyboard for years, and it still works fine. You won’t need to worry about a broken keyboard affecting your work performance.
Should I use a mechanical keyboard in the office?
To summarize all, if your profession involves heavy typing work, mechanical keyboards are definitely worth exploring.
If you are a person who pursues a positive change, a mechanical keyboard is your next change.
|Switch||Brown Switch||Brown Switch||Brown Switch||Brown Switch||Brown Switch||Brown Switch|
|Connector Type||USB 2.0||USB 2.0 (Wireless 2.4 GHz)||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0 (Wireless 2.4 GHz)||USB 2.0|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz||1000 Hz||1000 Hz||1000 Hz||500 Hz||1000 Hz|
|Cable Length||150 cm||150 cm||180 cm||165 cm||50 cm||165 cm|
|Product Weight||1.42 pounds||2.2 pounds||2.65 pounds||2.2 pounds||2.7 pounds||1.54 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.4 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches||14.4 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches||14.3 x 5.4 x 1.6 inches||14.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches||14.5 x 7.7 x 1 inches||11.7 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches|