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21 Keyboards That Your Fingers Will Thank You For

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I like to invest in things I use every day.

Things like shoes, headphones, and wallets. I spend a lot of time at my computer — usually seven hours a day. The keyboard is something that everyone uses daily, but not many upgrade from the one that came with their computer. Keyboards are things I think people should invest in more, particularly mechanical keyboards. Mechanical keyboards use special switches in each key that can give you better tactile feedback. They last a lifetime; many of the switches inside mechanical keyboards are rated to endure over 50 million keystrokes. You don't have to be a gamer or a writer to appreciate the tactile feel of mechanical switches. If I'm going to spend seven hours a day in front of a computer, I want the experience be enjoyable.

There are many different types of keyboard switches. And they all suit different tastes.

Do you like a tactile bump when you've pressed a key, or do you prefer a click sound? Are you a gamer and need to do quick double taps? Maybe you just enjoy your laptop keyboard and want to have that experience on your desktop. There's a keyboard for everyone.

1. The Logitech Washable K310 Keyboard ($80)

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Logitech / Amazon

Ultra durable and easy to clean!

2. The AULA Unicorn ($70)

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Aula / Amazon

Mechanical gaming keyboard with six backlight colors. Uses a generic key switch that is loud and clicky!

3. Adesso Foldable Mini Keyboard ($16)


Waterproof and flexible!

4. The Topre Type Heaven ($155)

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Topre / Amazon

The key switches on this board are considered by some to be the best. They are electrostatic capacitive switches that are a touch-typist's dream. They are rated to last 50 million keystrokes.

5. A USB Typewriter ($699)

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Ever feel frustrated that a typewriter keyboard that you can plug into your phone or desktop didn't exist? Well, now it does.

6. The Oree Board 2 ($190)

Each board is cut from a single piece of wood to preserve the pattern of the grain across the shell and keys.

7. The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard ($68)

The natural-arc key layout mimics the curved shape of the finger tips.

8. The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 ($26)

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Integrated touch pad for those who have a TV-connected computer.

9. Kinesis Freestyle 2 ($105+)

For when you want to split your keyboard and angle them as you want.

10. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard ($49)

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Microsoft / Amazon

Thin keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows tablets, and Windows Phone.

11. The Ducky Shine 4 ($159)

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The Ducky 4 uses what are called "red" key switches. This means they have no tactile feel when you depress them and they make no "click" sound either.

12. The Apple Wireless Keyboard ($50)

If you enjoy the feel of typing on laptop-style keyboards, then the standard Apple keyboard will work well for you. There are a few companies that make accessories just for this board to increase the functionality of it. If you like what you see there, I would recommend looking at my tech minimalist post to find similar things.

13. The Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard ($14)

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Anker / Amazon

Like the look of the Apple wireless keyboard but don't want to drop $50 on it? This is a good alternative.

14. The Rosewill Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($80)

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For those who prefer a more practical look, Rosewill makes a keyboard that has limited frills. This particular keyboard uses "brown" key switches, which means they have a tactile "bump" when you depress the key, but not any click. They also offer this board with different types of switches including blue (tactile/clicky), red (not tactile/not clicky), black (harder to depress than red, not tactile/not clicky).

15. The Das Keyboard 4 Professional ($169)

Das Keyboard

Disclaimer: I personally type on this keyboard at home and have been using it for over a year now. The build quality is great and you get extra functionality without the gaudy lights or show that some other boards have. It comes in either Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches. If you do a lot of typing, blue switches give a tactile bump and click when they are depressed, which many typists enjoy.


Get into the mechanical keyboard game without having to spend over $100! The switches in this keyboard are clicky and tactile. So make sure you, or whoever you live with, doesn't mind the click sound.

17. The Monoprice Enthusiast Backlit Full Size Keyboard ($60)

If Monoprice's standard keyboard doesn't have enough flair, its "Enthusiast" version should. It also comes in a red switch version, which has no click and no tactile bump.

18. The Logitech Wireless Wave ($42)

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Logitech / Amazon

Don't like charging or replacing batteries in your wireless keyboards? This keyboard-and-mouse combo features batteries that will last three years for the keyboard and two for the mouse.

19. The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard ($30)

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Use one keyboard for multiple computers! Skip all the Bluetooth pairing hassle and keyboard swapping.

20. The Vortex Pok3r ($130)


The Vortex Poker 3 is one of the more compact mechanical keyboards you can buy. It has an aluminum bezel and programmable macro keys.

21. Maybe you just like your standard MacBook laptop keyboard. Why not jazz it up with a MixedDecal keyboard skin? ($22)

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