“So what’s so cool about mechanical keyboards, anyway?”
That was the first thing that came to mind when I met my old coworker on his first day, clacking away on his light up keyboard. I was already the type (no pun intended) to appreciate the nicer desk things and had an AZIO MK Retro keyboard myself that I bought from Amazon for a decent price. Why was his keyboard just so much cooler? It had a feel to it that just made everything else I typed on feel… well… cheap.
We like cool cars and flashy shoes and a lot of us make sure we always have the latest smartphone in hand. So why aren’t we just a little more discerning when it comes to our keyboards? These are all things that we use every day and we use our keyboards just as much as we do our phones and other devices. I was first introduced to the hobby a few years back and it opened up a whole new world for me. Within a few months, I got myself some nice chunky credit card debt (which I will try to teach you to avoid) and a shiny new keyboard and then another… and another.
So why am I starting TheKeeblog? Starting out in this hobby, I didn’t have any real resources. I didn’t know what was good and what I would regret buying later. Before I started putting money in toward achieving my “endgame” keyboard, I realized that I spent a whole bunch of money on things I would end up reselling anyway. My goal with this blog is to build a single resource where beginners can learn about mechanical keyboards and to show the web what this hobby is all about.
That in mind, I definitely won’t shy away from posting about ready-built or manufactured keyboards here as well. In truth, not everyone will get into building a custom board and the purpose of this website is to create a resource for all things keyboard.
Please feel free to send an email if you have any suggestions on what you want to see! Or just say hi 🙂