Keyboards

What an ideal keyboard would look like for me.

Goals: maximize comfort, speed, reliability. Minimize latency.

Latency:

Components to keyboard latency are:

  • Port type
  • Debounce
    • optical, capacitive and hall effect switches don’ require debounce
  • cables reporting
  • switch travel
    • Choc switches are 1.5mm actuation. Choc minis are 1.2mm
  • scan matrix
    • Direct wiring can make scan matrix not required.
    • Does this actually speed up things or is it possible that a matrix can be sufficiently fast?

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