Quality is always worth it.

Even in an age dominated by smartphones and tablets, desktop machines aren’t extinct. These machines can still be found in businesses and homes because they offer customization and power that other devices haven’t been able to match (yet).

While a powerful desktop is all well and good, you can’t forget about adding some high-quality peripherals, like a keyboard, because your computer’s worthless without a good typing device at your fingertips.

Sure, worthless is an intense way to describe a desktop without a keyboard. But it’s true, and here’s why.

Why Keyboards Are Awesome

Think about this: what good is a TV without a remote? (Just a regular TV, mind you, not a smart one). You could have the biggest, crispest screen in the world… and you’d still have to get up from your comfy seat to turn it on or change the channels.

Without that remote, the TV’s just another piece of tech filling up your space.

In the same sense, it’s no use having a kick-ass computer if you don’t have a quality keyboard to help you get things done. A tower and monitor only get you so far. Sure, a mouse can do a lot for you, but keyboards can do everything a mouse can… and more.

A keyboard’s the thing you touch the most when you’re on your desktop. They’re the only thing you consistently use to write emails, look things up on Google, navigate through your programs if your mouse dies, access the BIOS, use the keypad for calculations, etc. You pound away on a keyboard when you’re busy getting work done, or gaming the night away.

When you’re not touching your mouse, you’re touching your keyboard. Always.

In other words, keyboards are highly valuable additions to your desktop setup, and working without a high-quality one is a big mistake.

Why You Need to Invest in a Great Keyboard

Now that you see how often you use a keyboard, you’re probably thinking it’s time to upgrade.

But you can’t just buy any old keyboard — not all of them are created equal.

If you’ve purchased a cheap keyboard in the past, or used one that came with your full computer package, for example, you know how frustratingly… lame they can be. The more you pound away on them, the more they start to fall apart. Maybe it’s a button here and then a button there that won’t respond very quickly, then they literally start falling off the keyboard entirely. You can’t type at that point, and you’re stuck until you purchase a new one.

If you’re constantly using a keyboard, what’s the point of owning one that doesn’t last as long as your computer does?

Keyboards that are well-engineered and made out of durable materials won’t die on you halfway through your desktop’s lifespan. Exceptional keyboards will last even longer. Though it may seem like you’re putting down a good chunk of money up front when you’re purchasing a keyboard of this caliber, remember that you’re going to end up saving money (and stress) in the long run from having to purchase several keyboards because they all keep breaking.

Investing in a high-quality keyboard won’t be something you regret doing. Your fingers and desktop computer would thank you if they could.