Best Mechanical Keyboard Under $50 (9 Budget Picks for 2023)

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On a budget—but wanna click, clack, and thock? Good news! There are several GREAT budget-friendly keyboards! ⌨️ I’ve personally typed on dozens of budget mechanical keyboards, and I have 7-9 different options for the best mechanical keyboard under $50. Here are my top recommendations: BUT, my recommendation depends on what you plan on using it … Read more

The 9 Best Low-Profile Mechanical Keyboards [2023]

Want to experience the glorious pleasure of typing & gaming on a mechanical keyboard–but don’t wanna strain your wrist & fingers? 🥲 I’ve typed on 30+ mechanical keyboards, and I’ve chosen 5 SOLID options for the best low-profile mechanical keyboard award. Here are the main factors I considered: Since there’s no “one clear choice” for … Read more

How to Lube Keyboard Switches: A Simple and Fast Guide

How to Lube Keyboard Switches

If you want your keyboard sounding and feeling it’s best, here’s how to lube keyboard switches: I’ve personally lubed over 1,000 switches, and while the process can seem a bit daunting at first, you’ll find it’s simpler (and more fun) than you think! We’ll dive deeper into the lubing process, and share my favorite tips … Read more

How to Build a Custom Keyboard: An Easy DIY Mechanical Keyboard Guide.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll teach you how to build a custom keyboard that looks, feels, and sounds like a million bucks. I’ve built several keyboards (#NerdAlert), and I’m adding some little-known tips & tricks that’ll make this process easier and faster. Warning: Building keyboards is fun and addictive. Even if all this seems overwhelming … Read more

Keyboard Sizes: A Simple Guide & Sizing Chart

Keyboards are just like people–they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Keyboard sizes range from full-sized all the way down to compact keyboards that literally only have letters. Each size has its own set of features and benefits! The most common keyboard sizes are: (and less common keyboard sizes are 96%, 65%, and 40%). … Read more

Why Are Mechanical Keyboards Better? 7 Pros and Cons (for typing and gaming)

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You’ve heard about them from your computer nerd or gamer friend, but why are mechanical keyboards better? When I (accidentally) purchased my first mechanical keyboard, I noticed a few things immediately: I had no clue what a mechanical keyboard was–and wasn’t expecting it to be that different than my Apple Magic keyboard. But I was … Read more

Keycap Profiles: A Simple Overview and Comparison.


Believe it or not, the profile of a keycap makes a HUGE difference when it comes to typing experience, comfort, and speed! Let’s dive into more details, and explore common keycap profiles (and what that means for your typing or gaming). What do we mean by “keycap profiles?”  Answer: the shape of the keycap when … Read more

ANSI vs ISO: A Simple Breakdown of Keyboard Layouts

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ANSI vs ISO: These acronyms refer to the two most common layouts for computer keyboards. But which layout is better? Which layout does your keyboard have? Check out the details & graphics below to compare the differences between ANSI and ISO (and JIS)! Note: This post focuses on ANSI, ISO, and JIS layouts (physical keyboard … Read more