Let me introduce to you my pride and joy!

The Novatouch uses electrostatic capacitive switches. These feature a rubber dome and a conical spring. When this spring is compressed, the keyboard registers the key press. The spring then bounces back to a normal position. You can get different resistant domes to make the switch require more or less force to register a key press. This is known as the actuation force.

For the Novatouch, the keys have a 45g point of actuation. This means that the switch requires 45g to register a key press. Here is a diagram to explain it, courtesy of Cooler Master.


This set up is my absolute favourite!

But since CoolerMaster have now discontinued the Novatouch, it’s back in it’s box waiting for the right time to dig it out.

I’m using a Clueboard for now