raymate wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41 am
Yes no membrane, I like the ones such as "POKR3R" and "WHITEFOX" "MAGICFORCE" preferred switches for me are cherry brown, but I'm really looking for a cheaper alternative even copy of said keyboard, its running on a Pi so dont real want to use a keyboard that costs more than the Pi itself really, but mechanical normally means more cost
W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:36 am
Before I can even try to give a recommendation, I'd need to know what you mean by "mechanical". There are a lot of membrane keyboards out there, some even relatively small, but these days "mechanical" usually means mechanical key switches rather than membrane contacts...and I've never seen a small keyboard with mechanical switches (though I've love it if someone can point to one).
I think your search is doomed. The least expensive mechanical key switch keyboard I know of is the Unicomp, and that costs $85. I'd be very surprised to see such a keyboard for less than the cost of a Pi. I'd also be very surprised to see one that has a key pitch less than the standard spacing. You *might* be able to find a mechanical keyboard used for less than a Pi, but keyboards and mice are things I generally avoid on the used market and it might be difficult to find one with a USB interface if it's old enough to go back to when mechanical keyboards were common.
What you might want to do is investigate the better grades of membrane keyboards. For instance, I find that the Logitech K-120 isn't bad, but it is full sized.
On the whole, I think your requirements are mutually exclusive.