I’m a fan of “clicky” keyboards, my favorite being an old IBM PS/2 keyboard years ago. The trend seems to be towards thinner, lighter keyboards like the Apple Magic Keyboard and the Microsoft’s Surface Keyboard. Now don’t get me wrong, these are very nice keyboards. If you want a minimalistic keyboard that looks like it was designed to sit next to your Macbook, Surface, etc. and has no cabling clutter, you could certainly do worse. However, if you are wanting to enhance your typing experience, then look at Das mechanical keyboards. Not only are these built like a tank, keyboarding is very precise, and fast. Yes, they are much noisier if you get the “clicky blue” vs. “clicky brown” version, and you probably should have a private office or sound-dampened cubicle. Otherwise, your office mates or family may toss both you and your keyboard out before you are able to convince them of why such a noisy keyboard helps to improve you words-per-minute and general appreciation of time spent in front of your computer.
Oh, did I forget to mention that these keyboards cost between $130 – $170 US? I choked with I saw the price also, but if you have enough points saved up on your credit card, it’s easier to stomach.