[Article] Tentang Mechanical Keyboard

Mengapa mechanical keyboard mahal ?

Ya, memang mechanical keyboard agak mahal, tapi coba bayangkan berapa kali kamu ganti keyboard seumur hidup ? Kenapa tidak memilih yang terbaik ? Sekali lagi mahal itu relatif

Quote:Apa istimewanya mechanical keyboard ?

Pada mechanical keyboard, mechanical keyswitch (pengendali tuts) didesain sehingga setiap tekanan akan terdaftar sebelum kamu menekannya sampai kandas, sehingga kamu hanya perlu memakai tenaga yang dibutuhkan untuk mengaktifkannya, tidak membuang-buang energi yang tidak perlu. Dengan banyaknya jenis keyswitch yang dapat kamu pilih sehingga nyaman bagimu, karena setiap keyswitch memiliki “rasa” yang berbeda jika ditekan. Lebih jelas baca di sini.
Sekali anda memakai MECHANICAL / CAPACITIVE KEYBOARD, selamanya anda tidak akan mau untuk memakai keyboard biasa – Your fingers will thank you.

Quote:Kenapa harus menggunakan mechanical keyboard ?

Alasan terbaik untuk memakai mechanical keyboard adalah mechanical keyboard memiliki feel yang sungguh berbeda dengan rubber dome pada umumnya, dan cenderung lebih baik, meningkatkan kesenangan penggunanya sewaktu mengetik, dan terutama membuat penggunanya menjadi lebih efisien dalam gaming/typing. Tidak ada kata kembali abis cobain mechanical keyboard. kairxa@kaskus.co.id

Quote:Apa yang perlu diperhatikan dalam membeli mechanical keyboard ?

” Nobody has the exact same criteria but these come up time and time again in reviews and discussions. “ 

  1. Switch – Clicky or Quiet, Tactile or linear ? – Switch merupakan hal yang paling penting dalam menentukan pilihan. Tidak ada switch yang sempurna bagi semua orang, oleh karena itu tidak ada salahnya untuk mencoba semua switch satu per satu. Anda akan merasakan fantasinya. Perbedaan berbagai macam switch mechanical ada di atas, mau lebih lengkap klik di sini
  2. Build Quality – Ini sangat subjektif, it’s your choice ! Jangan mudah percaya dengan review yang bilang jelek, dan sebagainya. Jelek bagi orang lain belum tentu jelek bagi anda, semua pilihan ada di tangan anda.
  3. N-Key Rollover Capability – Rata-rata keyboard mechanic mampu mendeteksi 2-8 keys secara bersamaan, hal ini mungkin berguna dalam penggunaan sehari-hari. Tetapi ingat jari anda hanya ada 10, pilihlah dengan bijak.
  4. Features – Keyboard mechanical yang high-end, hampir sama sekali gak ada fitur istimewanya (nothing special). Mau cari fitur macro, usb hub, multimedia button, dan sebagainya ? -> Gaming Keyboard
  5. Price – Terakhir dan paling penting, bijaklah dalam memilih keyboard ini. Anda yang memilih anda yang menentukan, kami di sini hanya memberikan saran dan sedikit racun yang tidak mematikan

What is a mechanical keyboard ?
A mechanical keyboard is a keyboard built with high quality, typically spring activated, key switches. These key switches vary based on the keyboard’s application or user preference.
Mechanical keyboards raise the bar in every way. A mechanical keyboard’s switches, framing, functionality, type print methods, key construction, PCB board, LED lighting (sharpness, brightness, adjustability), and a slew of other features are far superior compared to traditional rubber dome keyboards. Most of these improvements boil down to one thing – feel.
Mechanical keyboards simply feel better than rubber dome keyboards.

Source : mechanicalkeyboards.com
Quote:What’s the difference between the switches ?
Quote:Cherry MX Black Switches

Spoilerfor Cherry MX Black:
Type : Linear Switch
Link : Datasheet
Tactile : No
Clicky : No
Actuation Force : 60g (40g-80g overall) (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Cherry MX-Black switches are linear (non-tactile) switches, these are considered one of the best switch types for gaming. When gaming, having a tactile bump does absolutely nothing because you’re going to be bottoming out anyway. So these give you a very smooth feel. The actuation and release points are at the exact same position as well. So games that require a lot of double tapping become easier than on any other keyswitch. However, most people don’t enjoy typing on them that much do in part, to their linear nature.
If you’re a person who tends to hit a wrong key every so often while gaming, these will be beneficial in that the high actuation force will help prevent many of those accidental presses.

Cherry MX Brown Switches

Spoilerfor Cherry MX Brown:
Type : Tactile Switch
Link : Datasheet
Tactile : Yes
Clicky : No
Actuation Force : 45g (55g Peak Force) (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Cherry MX Brown switches are considered a middle ground between typing and “gaming” switches. They have a light, tactile feel half way through the key press that lets you know the switch has activated. This gives you an indication of what you can release the switch. The switch is considered a middle ground because the reset point & actuation point are close enough together than you can “float” at that point, enabling you to double tap faster.As a note: this switch actually has a peak force of 55G, it is 45G at the point of actuation. This is due to the design of the Cherry switch itself.

Cherry MX Blue Switches

Spoilerfor Cherry MX Blue:
Type : Tactile & Clicky Switch
Link : Datasheet
Tactile : Yes, precise
Clicky : Yes
Actuation Force : 50g (60g Peak Force) (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Cherry MX Blue switches are the best cherry switch for typing. The tactile bump can easily be felt, and the resistance is similar to your average keyboard.Although many people find them just fine for gaming, some don’t like the fact that the release point is above the actuation point. This can cause some trouble with double-tapping. This is usually the case with someone who has experienced other mechanical switches before hand.

As a note: this switch actually has a peak force of 60g, it is 50g at the point of actuation. This is due to the design of the Cherry switch itself.

Cherry MX Red Switches

Spoilerfor Cherry MX Red:
Type : Linear Switch
Link : Datasheet
Tactile : No
Clicky : No
Actuation Force : 45g (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Cherry MX-Red’s are another switch that can be considered a “gaming” switch. It’s essentially a lighter version of the MX Black, requiring less force to actuate. Some people do not find this switch that good for typing or gaming because it is so light, but others rave for this fact. Light or Stiff is always a matter of preference. This switch was hard to find; and was reported as EOL, but it is still in limited production with a higher than average MOQ leading to higher cost to board makers. Marketed with high demand, boards with this switch are becoming more common, but are generally more expensive as well.

Cherry MX Clear Switches

Spoilerfor Cherry MX Clear:

Buckling Spring Switches

Spoilerfor Buckling Spring:
Type : Tactile & Clicky Mechanical Switch
Link : Patent
Tactile : Yes, very precise
Clicky : Yes, loud
Actuation Force : 65g-70g (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 2.3mm to actuation, 3.7mm to bottom

Buckling springs are pretty straightforward once you see them in action. After pushing the key down a certain distance the spring buckles under pressure, causing the hammer at the bottom to hit a membrane sheet and create an electrical contact. The buckling of the spring also provides tactile feedback and a satisfying click as it hits the shaft wall. And you might also notice through the force diagrams that this is the only mechanical switch where the tactile and audible feedback correspond to the exact moment the switch actuates.

White Alps Switches

Spoilerfor White Alps:
Type : Clicky & Tactile Mechanical Switch
Tactile : Yes
Clicky : Yes
Actuation Force : 60g-70g (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 3.5mm

White Alps are one of the most common Alps switch types. These are far more popular than the Black switches due to more pronounced tactility, and the lower force requirements of some versions. Like the Black Alps, White Alps are much easier to bottom out on compared with other mechanical keyswitch designs.There are also a variety of White Alps-like switches of varying quality. Some, like the SMK Monterey, are considered very pleasant to type on..

Topre Switches

Spoilerfor Topre:
Type : Tactile Capacitive Switch
Link : Patent
Tactile : Yes
Clicky : No
Actuation Force : 30g, 35g, 45g, 55g depending on model (Force Diagram)
Key Travel : 4mm

Topre switches are somewhat of a hybrid switch, and are capacitive by nature. The Topre mechanism uses a spring underneath a rubber dome, and the depression of the spring causes a change in capacitance between the underlying capacitor pads. With this change in capacitance; the switch activates.Topre Switches are considered some of the finest switches available, as they offer a very enjoyable typing experience with a quieter experience compared to a Cherry MX, Alps, or Buckling Spring switch. The reason is Topre switches have the smoothest force gradient even compared to Linear switches like MX-Reds and MX-Blacks.


Posted on June 30, 2013, in Keyboard Gaming and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Terimakasih infonya sangat membantu.

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