Full travel vs. low travel keyboards: What’s the difference?

Not sure if you should spring for a full travel keyboard or a low travel one? Don't sweat it, we're here to help.

I hate to state the obvious, but it needs to be said. Keyboards are important. In fact, I'd argue they're the most important peripheral of them all, as they allow us to communicate with our computers. Whether you're working or gaming, chances are you spend a great deal of time typing on a keyboard. But if you've ever read a keyboard review and found yourself by confused by terms like low travel, travel distance, mushy keys, bottoming out, and so on… don't worry, you're not alone. If you're looking to upgrade your keyboard or to better understand the jargon, I've got you covered. Read on to learn more.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

By Ashley Biancuzzo

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?