Kemove mechanical keyboard tools and accessories enhance the user experience and make maintenance easier. Here are some popular types:
Key Switches: Mechanical key switches are one of the most important components of a mechanical keyboard, and they play a significant role in determining the feel and sound of typing. Key switches are responsible for registering keystrokes and transmitting the information to the computer. There are various types of mechanical key switches available, each with its own unique characteristics in terms of actuation force, tactile feedback, and sound. Some of the most popular key switches are Cherry MX, Kailh and Gateron. Each of these key switches offers different levels of resistance, which can affect typing speed and accuracy. Ultimately, the choice of key switches will depend on personal preference and what the user is looking for in terms of typing feel and performance.
Keycaps: Keycaps refer to the removable plastic covers that sit atop each key on a mechanical keyboard. They come in a variety of materials such as ABS plastic, PBT plastic, and silicone, and can be molded in a variety of shapes, sizes, and color palettes, from retro to cyberpunk styles. This allows for customization of a keyboard’s looks and feels, as well as increased legibility for the user.
Keyboard feet: Also known as kickstands or risers, are small plastic or rubber pieces that attach to the bottom of a keyboard to raise its height. They can be adjustable, allowing users to choose the best angle for typing comfort. Feet can also help improve typing accuracy by providing a sturdier base for the keyboard. Some keyboard feet are also designed to reduce noise by absorbing the sound of key presses. The use of keyboard feet is a personal preference, but they can provide a small but noticeable improvement to the typing experience.
O-rings: Placed on the bottom of keycaps, O-rings reduce the sound of key bottoming out, making typing quieter.
Keycap puller: A small tool used to remove keycaps for cleaning or customizing purposes.
Keyboard Travel Case: Keyboard travel cases are designed to protect a keyboard during transport. They come in a range of materials, from hard shell plastic to padded neoprene, and can have additional pockets and compartments for accessories and cables. Keyboard travel cases are especially useful for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who may need to take their keyboards to events or LAN parties, or for anyone who needs to transport their keyboard frequently. A good quality travel case will help ensure the longevity of a keyboard by protecting it from scratches, dings, and other types of damage that can occur during transit.
Investing in mechanical keyboard accessories and tools can improve the overall experience and longevity of the keyboard.