Alex Cocilova for PC World:
Most run-of-the-mill keyboards are rubber-domed, a simple and inexpensive design where the key hits a raised bump and squishes it down (you'll feel the slight squishiness when you type) to register a keystroke. Here's the problem: rubber-domed keyboards require a complete depress, or “bottoming out,” to register. That extra effort over an entire workday can lead to hand fatigue, or worse.
I’m typing this on a buckling spring UniComp keyboard based off of the original IBM model. I love it. Mechanical is the way to go for the best typing experience, even though they tend to be bigger, heavier, and more expensive.
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