What is keyboard – how many types are there?

In this article, we have explained in detail what is a keyboard, how many types are there? And which is the best keyboard for Android? Today in this article you will know all these things, that too in Hindi. We all know that since the advent of computers and smartphones, there has been a big change in our lifestyle.

We use smartphones and computers to complete our work, run social media, do some work online or search for something, and in such a situation we need a keyboard and without it, we cannot do typing.

Yes, we also get the option of writing by speaking on many keyboards, which you can use to write in any language like Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, French, Chinese, Afrikaans, etc. But for this you have to do some setting, then you will also write the lyrics.

Nowadays, very advanced and smart keyboards have also started coming, such as ergonomic keyboards which are specially designed keeping in mind the office work of the employees, which make their typing easy to a great extent. They are definitely a bit expensive, but if you look at their features, they are worth the money.

Apart from this, some other keyboards also come which are used for playing games, programming, or in large institutions. If you are thinking of doing software development work, then such advanced keyboards can prove to be very useful for you. So let’s know till A to Z…

What is the keyboard?

As its name suggests, it is made up of two words keyboard, In other words, it is a type of board in which numbers, letters, and some special symbols are made. A keyboard is an input device with the help of which we do the work of writing sentences on a computer or smartphone.

Apart from this, we get to see keyboards in the form of virtual or physical.

Types of keyboard

There are mainly 8 types of keyboards, whose names are as follows:

  • USB keyboard
  • Multimedia keyboard
  • Gaming Keyboard
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Ergonomic keyboard
  • Mechanical keyboard
  • QWERTY keyboard

USB Keyboard

This commonly used keyboard comes with a USB cable that connects to our computer’s USB ports 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, or 3.2. If you want, you can also connect it to a mobile with the help of an OTG cable.

Multimedia Keyboard

It is a one-of-a-kind keyboard specially designed keeping this in mind multimedia. With the help of this keyboard, you can play, pause, stop, next track, previous track, volume up or down, and control all these functions of any song, video, or game directly from the keyboard itself.

Gaming Keyboard

Such keyboards are specially designed for gamers, in which some additional keys are given such as G1, G2, G3, G4 and G5, these are called multimedia keys. In gaming keyboards, Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) color lights are placed under the buttons, which is good to see.

Gaming keyboards have a very special type of button called the ‘windows lock key’. By pressing this button, the function of ‘Windows key’ gets disabled, that is, it stops working. Gaming mode is terminated by pressing the Windows key while playing the game, so it must be locked.

In the gaming keyboard, some additional macro keys like M1, M2, and M3 are placed on the top side, which you can change according to yourself and determine its function with G1, G2, G3, etc. keys. This means you can give the function you want to give to these keys, then on pressing them, they will do the same thing which you have decided.

Virtual Keyboard


We also know it by digital or software keyboard. Its name is virtual because we cannot take it from one place to another. We get to see virtual keyboards on the internet or on the display of our smartphones.

When we go to login for net banking on any government website like the ‘online SBI’ portal, then at that time a good example of the virtual keyboard is seen on our computer screen itself.

Talking about mobile phones, all the inbuilt keyboards in them are actually virtual. Apart from this, the virtual keyboard is also provided in some antivirus software like Kaspersky.

Wireless Keyboard

A wireless keyboard is one that does not have any kind of USB wire, but a small dongle is given to connect this keyboard to the PC, which works as a receiver with the help of radio frequency (RF). Apart from this, a battery is also required to power the wireless keyboard.

For your information, let us tell you that WiFi, Bluetooth and Infrared technology work only on radio frequencies.

Ergonomic keyboard

This is a special type of keyboard specially made in V shape keeping in mind the heavy office work. People who type with two hands use an ergonomic keyboard because its design is such that it does not cause pain, fatigue, or muscle tension in the hands.

Mechanical keyboard

Let us tell you that the mechanical keyboard is not at all different from the ordinary, but it is very comfortable to use and makes your typing simple. People also buy these keyboards to play games.

There is a difference between the keys inside the buttons of ordinary and mechanical keyboards. Inside the simple one, there is a silicon membrane, in which all the keys of the keyboard buttons are fitted together, which is connected to a circuit board. On the other hand, all the keys of the mechanical keyboard have separate key switches (switches) and springs are attached to each key, which is easily pressed during typing.

If any button of the mechanical keyboard is pressed even a little, then you feel it’s pressing and the letters are also written because its ‘key switches are made of high-quality plastic. Overall, the typing experience on this keyboard is buttery smooth.

The most popular switch the mechanical keyboard comes under the name Cherry MX and its blue-colored switch is very tactile. The blue switch of Cherry MX is pressed with a light touch and its pressing is felt immediately, that is, we get the feedback of the button being pressed immediately. But it makes a very clicky sound, which means it makes a very loud rattling sound.

The blue, red, and green switches make a more clicky sound while typing, while the orange and yellow ones make less noise.

QWERTY keyboard

This is also a simple keyboard but the QWERTY keyboard is designed according to the Roman script alphabet in which the top row has 6 keys in the order of ‘Q, W, E, R, T, Y’.

Full Form of keyboard

In fact, there is no full form of a keyboard, but some people have made its full form on the basis of their imagination.

Which is the best keyboard for Android?

Although there are many keyboard apps for Android available in the Play Store, the following 3 apps are among the top best for smartphones. Using these, you can also do swipe and voice typing.

  1. google indic keyboard
  2. Gboard
  3. microsoft swiftkey keyboard


It is concluded from the above article that there are basically only two types of keyboards, first virtual ie virtual and second physical. Wireless, mechanical, ergonomic, gaming, and USB come under physical keyboards.

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