The keyboard is an indispensable peripheral of any PC system. Despite such an important role, this technology accessory often rarely receives proper attention and investment from users.
Many people spend a large amount of money to build a PC with top-notch configuration, but only use an inexpensive keyboard that lacks functionality. That leads to an incomplete experience.
Here are 5 useful features that a keyboard that wants to bring a good experience needs to have.
To get the perfect input experience, the first thing you need to do is forget about the cheap keyboards with loose, insensitive keys and lack of durability. With this type of keyboard, the wedge under each key press will be a piece of rubber. When you press any key, this rubber pad will touch the circuit board below and then thanks to the elastic return to its original position. The experience of this type of keyboard after a short time of use will be really bad.
Instead, invest in a mechanical keyboard. For this type of keyboard, each key press will be equipped with a separate switch (called a switch), using a spring placed vertically. As a result, the keyboard has all the important factors such as good bounce, smoothness, durability, and especially for fast typing speed.
Has a USB signal port
Desktop USB-enabled peripherals often have two annoying problems: they create a mess of wires, and can make it difficult to plug the connector into the back of your PC. . The USB signal port right on the keyboard allows you to establish a connection quickly and “smart: more. At the same time, you can also connect the keyboard to other peripherals through this port.
The keyboard is equipped with USB Passthrough which means there is an extra USB port so you can plug in other USB devices, even a USB hard drive.
Keyboards with USB Passthrough ports will require you to plug in two male USB power cables. One is for powering the keyboard, and the other is for powering the port forward in case you pair an additional device like a mouse, headset, or USB drive.
Backlight for each key
The backlight for the keys is a small but extremely handy device for any keyboard. When you are forced to use your computer in a dark space, having a backlit keyboard not only provides an aesthetic effect, but also makes typing easier.
If the keyboard is equipped with RGB lighting even more useful. With this type of led, you can customize separate color coding areas for each specific key area, both to help optimize productivity and create eye-catching for a more enjoyable experience.
Spill-proof, water-resistant design
Leaving a cup of coffee or water at the desk is a habit of many people. And when you accidentally swipe your hand and spill a glass of water on the keyboard, it will be a “disaster”.
There are two ways to solve the problem. One is to keep the glass of water away from the desk area. The second is to invest in a keyboard that is water-resistant, or simply spill-resistant.
For example, spill-resistant Lenovo laptops are often equipped with “strategically” located drainage holes, allowing liquids to escape without harming any essential components. However, this also means that you have to let the laptop dry completely before you can use it again.
Waterproof keyboards also exist, but spill resistance is more common.
Has media keys and volume control wheel
Dedicated multimedia keys make it easier and faster to manage and control your media player. Whether it’s players from YouTube, Netflix, or built-in apps like Spotify or VLC… you can simply control them easily without taking your hands off the keyboard.
About the volume control. You can press the volume up/down buttons quickly, but twisting or turning the roller in the “traditional” fashion is certainly much more comfortable and especially accurate.