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Why are the price of mechanical keyboards much more expensive than ordinary keyboards

Why are the price of mechanical keyboards much more expensive than ordinary keyboards?

A mechanical keyboard is a type of keyboard, each of which has a separate “axis” to control. According to the classification of the micro switch, the mechanical keyboard can be divided into a tea shaft, a green shaft, a black shaft and a red shaft. Because the keystrokes are strong, the typing feel is more comfortable than the normal keyboard.

The price of mechanical keyboards on the market ranges from 400-800 yuan, and the good ones break through thousands of dollars, which is very expensive compared to membrane keyboards. The reason is mainly due to the following points:

First of all, because the mechanical keyboard is relatively small, the sales of the individual models are much smaller than the ordinary keyboard. This means that the cost of developing a mold is the same, each keyboard has to share more costs, and the cost of a single keyboard is much smaller because of the huge sales of the membrane keyboard.

Secondly, only the rubber membrane is needed with the membrane keyboard, and the mechanical keyboard needs to be priced with each axis. Among them, the green axis and the black axis are relatively cheap, the tea shaft is slightly expensive, and the red axis is the most expensive. The price of an axis is about 0.3-1.5 yuan. Considering that a standard keyboard requires 104 buttons, the price will naturally go up.

Finally, the cost of developing a mechanical keyboard will be much higher than that of a membrane keyboard, and the raw materials will be more elaborate than the membrane keyboard, and the cost will be higher.

The above are just a few of the main reasons that affect mechanical keyboards. Although the mechanical keyboard feels good, it is not necessarily suitable for every user. Finding your own keyboard needs can help you choose a keyboard that suits you.

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