5 Tips For Choosing The Best Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard in 2018
What is a tenkeyless keyboard you ask? it is a keyboard which doesn’t have a number pad on it. Gamers use these tenkeyless keyboards. These keyboards make your typing experience better than a standard keyboard because you will be able to adjust your typing style.
Before you decide on getting this type of a keyboard, you need to know how much you want to spend and then do some research on the price in the market. One way of picking the best console that is in your price range is to decide why you want a tenkeyless keyboard in the first place.
Will a high-end switch be better for your needs or do you need to settle on a cheaper model? Will you need the number pad or not? Do you want a backlit keyboard and how long do you intend to use it? These are some of the critical questions you need to ask yourself before you decide on spending your money to buy this mechanical keyboard.
The price of the tenkeyless keyboard will depend on the hardware and features. Remember to do some research either online or by asking your family or friends for recommendations.
The tenkeyless keyboards come in 3 sizes: 75% which doesn’t have only the numeric keypad, 60% which doesn’t have the navigation keys, i.e., the Function key row, Home and the arrow keys. The 40% tenkeyless keyboard is usually the smallest and doesn’t have the number row.
Once you know the purpose for which you want to buy one, it will be easier to determine which size to purchase.
New gadgets are coming out every day. Technology advancements keep happening. Don’t be confused by all the new features that are coming out. It might be expensive to buy a new keyboard, but it might not be what you need. It might not serve you the way you hoped it would.
If you already have a tenkeyless keyboard, you are in a better position to review the new ones that are coming out and decide whether you need to make the switch. But if you are a first time user, you should take your time and don’t get blinded by the latest trends.
Some tenkeyless keyboards have extra keys that you might not necessarily need. You want to make sure that you buy a keyboard with the keys you will use more often; otherwise, you will keep struggling to find them. That will lead to time wastage and frustration at the same time.
- Feel and Pitch of the Keyboard
Even though two keyboards might look the same, usually they are never identical. There is a difference in the spacing of the keys which will have an impact on the way that you type. When you try to type fast, the performance might be slow due to that spacing.
If possible, test the keyboard before you purchase it, to have a feel of how your typing experience will be once you buy.
Here is a bonus video explaining if Tenkeyless keyboard is right for you: