The Ultimate Guide to your First Mechanical Keyboard

10 simple questions that will make finding your first mechanical keyboard a breeze.
purpose

1) Pick your mechanical keyboard's primary use.


cash

2) What is your mechanical keyboard budget?


os

3) What is your primary Operating System?


key_pad

4) Do you prefer fullsize keyboards and / or use programs like spreadsheets that require a numeric keypad (10 key)?


ear

5) Are you sensitive to noise or will you be using the keyboard near individuals sensitive to noise?


force

6) If you're currently using a membrane keyboard (98% of keyboards), describe the force required to activate the keys.


backlit

7) Do you want a backlit mechanical keyboard?


caps

8) Describe your preference in stock key caps.


usb_ports

9) Do you require built-in USB ports?


kro

10) Not including 'modifier' keys like CTRL and Shift, how many keys will you need to press simultaneously?