Mechanical or Membrane Keyboard?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by ToxiC_PaiNt, Jan 19, 2016.


Mechanical or Membrane Keyboards

  1. Mechanical

  2. Membrane

  3. Both

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  1. Raijin likes this.
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    The ones I linked specifically reduce key travel by 0.4mm. But I'm sure you can find clear ones that reduce by 0.2mm if you prefer that. Anyways the current price for these on Amazon is ridiculous...$18 USD for a set? Ugh. Was way cheaper when I bought them.
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  3. ItsPixelz

    ItsPixelz Member

    Mechanical keyboards are the best, I love the clicking sound, it's somewhat satisfying. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
    Membrane keyboards look cool and work well but I just prefer mechanical since I'm already used to them.
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Just got with the mechanical stealth keyboards, all the loveliness of mechanical without the noise. And if that's not quiet enough for you, you can also add the o-ring kit so they won't bottom out, thus eliminating another potential sound from the keyboard. :)

    But, once you go with mechanical, you'll probably never be able to go back to membrane again. It's addicting. hehehe
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  5. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    Typically a gamers choice is mechanical so this isn't exactly the best place to get a good poll over the two :joy:
  6. AAcat

    AAcat Member

    That's a silly question with a obvious answer :rolleyes:
  7. noj11

    noj11 Member

    Good to know about the Chroma Stealth - that really makes me want it more now! I have not tried the MX Blue switches on any keyboard - I work in an office environment and while I wanted to try them, I read that they were the loudest and I was worried about disrupting my co-workers. Likewise, I didn't do blue at home and now want stealth to minimize the sound even more because I get feedback through my desk mic (even after tweaking sensitivity) and also share an office with my wife - so sound reduction was really a factor in my decision.
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  8. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    BlackWidow Stealth - the job and marriage saver.
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  9. shadygunz

    shadygunz Member

    mech for gaming, membrane for typing
  10. noj11

    noj11 Member

    QFT - Razer needs to adjust their marketing to make sure the "gamer boyfriends/fiances/husbands" are included in the stealth target demographics. ;)

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  11. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    Or girlfriends/wives, just sayyinng girls can game too
  12. Mat_Cauthon

    Mat_Cauthon Member

    Hmm, I really do like the feel of mechanical keyboards, but I love how quiet membrane keyboards are. What I think would be perfect would be a quiet mechanical keyboard.
  13. Definetly mechanical. Once you get used to the sound there is no turning back.
  14. TechtonicTech

    TechtonicTech Member

    dunno if this would be the right thread but is there anything that i can use to change the resistance on certain keys?
  15. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Resistance as in the amount of force it takes to push down a key and activate it? Sadly, there isn't. That's a spec built into the mechanical switch itself. What keyboard do you have? For Razer, the Stealth version of their products have less 'resistance.'
  16. TechtonicTech

    TechtonicTech Member

    right now im with a blackwidow chroma. but i just want to change the feel for a few keys to make it easier when im playing certain games
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  17. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member know what, go buy yourself a cheap pack of thick, soft o-rings and install them on the keys you want to modify. Technically they wont reduce the actuation force, but they will shorten the overall travel distance and soften out the tap which you might find to be nice. If you like them, you can buy nicer ones and if not, you can always remove them.
  18. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    Does the razer stealth edition of a keyboard still have the normal feel of a mechanical but just less sound or is it a more membrane keyboard feeling?
  19. Drag-On

    Drag-On Member

    The orange keyswitches on the Stealth keyboards are not clicky like the green switches but they have a more tactile feel than membrane keyswitches.
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  20. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    I imagine this may not be a popular view, but I prefer the short travel distance of membrane keyboards.
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