Yes, the Dygma Defy and Raise are mechanical keyboards!
A mechanical keyboard is distinguished by the use of individual mechanical switches for each key, as opposed to the rubber dome switches found in many traditional or membrane keyboards. Here are key characteristics that make a keyboard mechanical:
- Mechanical Switches: Made up of several moving parts, provide a tactile and audible feedback when pressed.
- Individual Switches for Each Key: Each key has its own dedicated switch. This design enhances durability and allows for the customization.
- Switch Variety: Different types of switches, each offering unique characteristics such as tactile feedback, audible click, or linear keystrokes.
- Durability: Mechanical switches are designed to last for millions of keystrokes, while membrane switches typically only last for tens of thousands of keystrokes.
- Typing Feel: Mechanical keyboards provide a distinct typing feel. Users often appreciate the tactile feedback and audible clicks that contribute to a satisfying typing experience.
- Key Rollover and N-Key Rollover: Mechanical keyboards often feature key rollover, allowing multiple key presses to be registered simultaneously.
- Customization: Users can replace keycaps with different materials, colors, or profiles to suit their preferences.
If you want to delve deeper about the switches you can use, don't hesitate to watch this video:
Or check out the Ultimate Guide to mechanical keyboard switches!
Don't forget, at Dygma's store, you can discover an extensive sets of extra switches perfectly tailored to meet your keyboard's needs!