5 Things to look for when buying a Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

If you are looking to play your games on your PC, then you are probably looking for a small mechanical gaming keyboard. With many brands and companies out there, it could be hard to choose which one is the best for you. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of what to look for, check out the different types of keyboards below; 

Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

These are the best to use in any gaming setup. They are built with high performance and are super durable. The general housing is simply great. The basic mechanism behind the functionality of these keyboards is spring and lever. This makes the key super bouncy and hence great responsiveness. 

Dome Keyboards

These come with hybrid buttons. They set a folding mechanism beneath the keys that press the membrane down when the keys are pressed. Despite their high price, they are one of the most used these days. However, they could be pricey than membrane but inexpensive compared to wireless keyboards.

Membrane Keyboards

These are made of pads that are pressure-sensitive. They are quieter and are a great option if the sound is a problem for you. However, they are not suitable for heavy use. If your gaming consists of extreme keyboard use, you should probably check out the different types of mechanical keyboards.

Things to Consider When Buying a Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Here are some factors you should pay attention to when shopping for a mechanical keyboard;

The Price

If you are on a budget, then price is definitely a major factor to consider. Mechanical gaming keyboards come with different looks, feels, features, performance, and of course, different prices. Most premium-priced keyboards come with premium features and are durable. However, this is not to mean that more inexpensive ones are of low quality. You can still land an affordable small mechanical gaming keyboard with great features. 


This is generally the size and the setup of the keyboard. It could also be the design and style. Make sure you check how many keys the keyboard has and what keys they are. Some keyboards only have letters without the numbers and vice versa. Determine what your requirements are before making the purchase.

You also want to keep in mind your gaming station, the available space, and how you envision the setup. Keyboards come in different sizes and shapes. Get the one with the particular layout that would suit your station, space, and needs.


When it comes to colors, it just doesn’t refer to colors. If you hear talks of red and/ or blue keyboards, it actually refers to a type of (membrane) keyboard. In mechanical keyboards, the keys are named with the stem color, feel, and click sounds.


Well, most people don’t take this into account but it actually matters. Depending on where your play station is; in the bedroom or it could even be in the living room. Don’t overlook the appearance. You might want everything to blend in with the décor. Or maybe, you don’t want it to be the center of attention in your living room. In the end, the whole play station setup is on display, it doesn’t need to be too flashy and ‘blingy’. A simple LED keyboard would be great.