Why your next gaming keyboard might be capacitive

Go out and ask people what their ideal gaming keyboard is. Give it a try. They will most likely tell you to get something with a light switch. What about RGB lights? Yes, some of them. Extra software to program the keys? why not. You might not be told to buy a keyboard with capacitive switches, though.

“What is a capacitive switch?”, I hear you ask. To be honest, I don’t fully understand the mechanism myself, but in a nutshell, it utilizes a high-quality rubber dome to create a tactile sensation, which in turn pushes down a spring that presses against a pair of capacitive contact pads on the keyboard PCB. Essentially, a dome pushes down a spring that pushes down on two pads – get it? No? Neither do I, but here we are.