Razer Ornata Expert
Not everyone prefers mechanical models, and for those people, the Razer Ornata Expert is worth a look. While it uses similar rubber dome technology to more budget-friendly choices, it still offers considerably more precise tactile feedback.
- Medium-height keycaps
- 10-key rollover
- Overpriced for a membrane option
From one of the most beloved manufacturers among PC enthusiasts, the Glorious Modular is based on the immensely popular Cherry Brown mechanisms, which deliver light tactile feedback and make little noise, and can even be replaced if you ever need a change.
- Sandblasted aluminum faceplate
- Detachable braided cable
- Customizable rgb effects
The main selling point of the EpoMaker NLZ is its use of Plum 35-gram electro-capacitive mechanisms, which are as different from traditional switches as mechanical technology is from membrane, in both feel and functionality.
- Makes almost no noise
- Adjustable actuation distance
- Relatively expensive
An affordable price and low key height make the Kensington Slim a convenient and easy-to-use choice for those on nearly any budget. Its membrane construction provides below-average travel distance and minimizes the amount of noise made.
- Wired and wireless versions
- Dedicated media controls
- Keycaps aren't replaceable
Abko K935P V2
Quite a bit different from most others, the Abko K935P V2 features non-contact capacitance technology that many users claim provides a far superior experience to traditional switches, which may be due to its consistent force curve and 45 grams of resistance.
- Waterproof construction
- Compatible with cherry mx keycaps
- Programmable hotkeys
Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2
The manufacturer of the Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2 is commonly known for their high-end gaming products, and this reasonably priced mechanical option lets you choose between clicky and silent as well as tactile and linear action to fit your needs.
- Individually backlit keys
- Programmable macros
- Magnetic wrist rest
If you don’t mind making a little noise, the Havit KB395L is worth a look thanks to its special edition Kailh Light Blue mechanisms that make a distinct clicking sound, have only 3 millimeters of total travel, and require 70 grams of force to actuate.
- Minimizes accidental keystrokes
- Thin and lightweight
- Well-priced for a mechanical model
Durgod Taurus K320
Offered in several understated yet premium designs, the Durgod Taurus K320 also lets you choose from nine high-end Cherry switches. Of particular note are the Speed Silver and Silent Red options, which have a short travel distance and sound-deadening O-rings, respectively.
- Tenkeyless layout
- Removable type-c cable
- Angle of feet is adjustable
Utilizing uncommon and advanced optical technology, the Razer Hunstman boasts an actuation distance of exactly 1 millimeter, along with either a clicky or linear action, so skilled users can time their key presses perfectly and keep mistakes to a minimum.
- Programmable rgb lighting
- Offered with or without number pad
- 60-percent model also available
While it’s offered with a variety of premium switches, the version of the Drop Alt with Kailh Speed Silvers is a good choice for the most talented typists, in part because it registers each keystroke after only 1.1 millimeters and has an RGB backlight for use at night.
- Requires 50 grams of force
- Offers no tactile resistance
- Takes up minimal desk space