When we want to buy a mechanical keyboard, when we go to Taobao Search, we may see a confusing keyboard: mechanical keyboard. The difference between their product names and mechanical keyboards is only two more words, which is very easy to confuse, and one feature is very cheap. From our search results, there are a large number of such keyboards in the price range from 39 yuan to 69 yuan. If they are small white users, they may be misled.In fact, they are essentially a thin-film keyboard, but why are they called robotic keyboard? Do they really feel like mechanical keyboards? Let's borrow a black Jue mechanical keyboard to see what it really looks like.Why did you choose the black lord keyboard? Mainly because it is representative in the form and price of this kind of mechanical hand keyboard (49 yuan), which will be discussed in detail below. Since it's a mechanical keyboard, of course we need to compare it with another rapoo's real mechanical keyboard. Does it really have the feel of a mechanical keyboard?Let's first look at the appearance. In the appearance design of today's mechanical keyboard, the suspended key cap and the shape with surrounding edges are two mainstream styles. From the results of hundreds of Taobao searches on dozens of pages, the vast majority of mechanical hand keyboards are suspended keycaps, the upper cover is a flat cover plate, and the keycap part is suspended. This is the first step in their attempt to create a sense of "machinery".In order to avoid generalizing, I would like to explain that the upper cover plate of the keyboard is made of plastic, but there are also many mechanical touch keyboards made of aluminum alloy.(the upper part is heijue mechanical keyboard and the lower part is leibozhen mechanical keyboard, all of which adopt suspended key cap design)Next is the second step of blacklord's attempt to create a "mechanical sense": key cap. The suspended key cap design mentioned above actually includes the design of the upper cover plate. Not only that, they even imitate the specific key cap.First of all, we should pay attention to the height of the key cap. From rapoo's key cap to blacklord's key cap, the height is almost the same, which is the height of the OEM key cap. We found a LANGTU mechanical feel keyboard for reference, and the height is also about the same.(rapoo key cap on the left, heijue key cap on the middle and LANGTU key cap on the right)After installing the keyboard, it looks very similar at first glance. For students who don't understand the mechanical shaft at the bottom, they can't distinguish the two.(the upper part is heijue mechanical keyboard, the lower part is leibozhen mechanical keyboard, and the internal structure can be seen from the transparent shaft cover of the mechanical shaft)In terms of the material of the key cap, heijue adopts ABS material, two-color injection molding process and skin like treatment, which is the same process as many mechanical keyboard key caps. To be honest, the process of the key cap is OK, which is more durable than the general screen printed key cap.The next step is the third step of blacklord's attempt to create a "mechanical sense": the stroke of keys. Taking the four mechanical axes of green, black and black tea as an example, the trigger stroke of the key is between 2-2.2mm, which is generally longer than that of the membrane keyboard. I don't know the specific value of the key stroke of the keyboard, but compared with the conventional thin-film keyboard, such as Logitech's most classic office keyboard k120, the stroke of the keyboard will be longer.(very classic Logitech k120)Next is the fourth step of blacklord's attempt to create a "mechanical sense": light transmission. "Everything can be RGB" has become a major development direction of DIY manufacturers. Even the power cord can make RGB lights. Black Jue keyboard is several monochrome lights. It is certainly impossible to make RGB at such a low cost. If there is a light, you can have one more selling point on the publicity page. From the actual effect, I can only say that it is general.(in fact, it shows a faint red light. It can be seen from the space bar that the number of lamp beads is not large)It's reasonable. From the appearance, the keyboard of blacklord is really similar to the real mechanical keyboard, no matter from the upper cover plate, the material of the key cap to the height of the key cap. If you only ask me with a picture, I probably can't see whether it's a true or false mechanical keyboard.If it imitates the appearance of the mechanical keyboard, then blacklord succeeded. However, note that I want to say here, even if its appearance imitates to 99 points and pulls out the key cap, it is still a thin-film keyboard.Back to the original question, is its feel the feel of a mechanical keyboard? Unfortunately, it still feels like a membrane keyboard, although it has light transmission and a little longer travel than office membrane.Anyone who has used mechanical keyboard and membrane keyboard will clearly know where the core of the difference between the two is the difference of key structure. In short, the feel of the mechanical shaft is caused by the extrusion and separation of the metal sheet driven by the up and down movement of the shaft core, while the feel of the membrane keyboard comes from the elasticity of the rubber pad under it, so the feel is naturally fundamentally different.Next, let's talk about another important issue: cost. The reason why the mechanical keyboard can be sold so cheaply is that it does not really use the mechanical shaft. The mechanical shaft is almost the most expensive part of a mechanical keyboard. How much does it cost? From Alibaba's wholesale stores, gaoteqing axis costs 50 cents and jiadalong yellow axis costs 0.96 yuan, almost one yuan, on the premise that you wholesale more than 10000.Jiadalong axis is probably second-class in the axis body. 104 axis bodies cost about 100 yuan, Gaote axis can only be third-class, and 104 axis bodies cost about 50 yuan. We haven't seen better axes such as cherry and Kaihua. Of course, manufacturers' purchase price will certainly be lower than this, but this can explain the problem. Think about the cost of the optical axis body, which is almost fifty-one hundred. The cost of a whole keyboard is not low.So you still have your reasons. Now let's talk about the fifth step of blacklord's attempt to create "mechanical sense", that is, the naming of goods. The name of mechanical keyboard and mechanical keyboard can really mislead Xiaobai users. Even players who have played some mechanical key discs must be confused when listening to this name for the first time.These businesses must be able to lure many users by using the low price strategy. Think of a small white user who has just heard a friend's Amway and has a vision for the mechanical keyboard, but is not very familiar with the market pricing. As a result, he turned around and bought a thin film keyboard because of his name. That must be a bad experience.summarySo I don't think the black barons should call it "mechanical feel keyboard" and "mechanical appearance keyboard" is more appropriate.Let's think about it: why do manufacturers call the "mechanical feel" keyboard? Because the feel of the mechanical shaft is the soul of the mechanical keyboard, and the cost of the mechanical shaft accounts for most of the whole keyboard, so many manufacturers actually use the film shaft to play the edge ball of the mechanical keyboard.When we play mechanical keyboard, what are we playing? Or which part can best represent a mechanical keyboard? That is undoubtedly its mechanical axis. I know that many players like to play keycaps. Good PBT, thermal sublimation, and even keycaps made by manual DIY are also very expensive. They can also bring better hand feel and appearance, but the mechanical keyboard is called mechanical keyboard , because of the unique hand feeling brought by the mechanical shaft, which can not be given to us by the membrane keyboard.