There are many types of computer keyboards. For instance, multimedia computer keyboard, membrane computer keyboard, slim computer keyboard, etc… Different standards, different results. We list the common classification of computer keyboards here.
Classification By Function of Extra Keys
If there are multimedia/internet/office control buttons, we call it multimedia computer keyboard, internet computer keyboard, office keyboard. No extra function control buttons, it is standard keyboard.
These keyboards are usually used with PC, not mobile device.
Classification By Switch of Keys
Membrane keyboard, Dome-switch keyboard, Scissor-switch keyboard, capacitive keyboard and Mechanical-switch keyboard. Laser keyboard, roll-up keyboard are more and more popular.
Membrane keyboard are most popular because of its low price and high quality, takes up more than 50% market. Scissor-switch are the next star. The latest apple wireless keyboard are scissor switch keyboard.
Bucking-spring keyboard, hall-effect keyboard are less seen in nowadays.
Classification By Size
Standard keyboard, laptop-size keyboard, thumb-size keyboard and numeric keyboard.
Standard keyboards are used with PC, laptop-size keyboard come with laptop, not sale alone. Thumb-size keyboard are small enough to be carried to anywhere.
Other Types of Computer Keyboards
Some types of computer keyboards are hard to classify. We list them here: compact keyboard, mini keyboard, slim keyboard. They are not exact enough.