The Ncore Retro mechanical keyboard is a new exciting keyboard for the computers that lets users simulate the experience of typing on an old fashioned typewriter but with all the modern convenience of a computer. The keyboard connects via USB and has a full layout of 104 chromium-plated and LED lit keys including number pad and function keys.
But this Ncore Retro Mechanical Keyboard looks like a typewriter plus has the function keys and keypad of the 104-key US layout. The round keycaps are chromium-plated and laser-etched, plus the switches beneath are rated at 70 million keystrokes so this keyboard is going to last a long time. The manufacturer says they went with Kailh White switches because they are the closest to the feel of a classic manual typewriter with an audible click.
Mechanical keyboards emulate the feel of vintage keyboards and typewriters by using physical switch mechanisms, which are miniaturized and designed to handle electronic signals. Each discrete key unit has a click component, spring, and tactile element that work together to create an amazing experience. If you want to learn more, look at Go Mechanical Keyboard’s introduction page. Although the Ncore keyboard is designed to be retro, others exist that field a modern aesthetic. If you don’t want to compromise your desk’s futuristic look, read through this list of mechanical keyboards for all budgets. In any case, a mechanical keyboard will improve your daily typing experience. Go out and get one!
The keyboard is available now through ThinkGeek.