Review of the Best Gaming keyboard
Whether you're after a speedy keypress for fast-paced games, or you simply want to make the humdrum task of typing a little more enjoyable, this guide will help you find what you need. There is a lots of crossover with the best mechanical keyboards featured on this list, but we're also included a couple of less expensive, but still high quality membrane variants too. The switch type is arguably the most important choose is to make when picking your new gaming keyboard. Cherry switches are the most common, and most recognizable, but there are host of alternative switches, as well a bunch of upmarket switches to choose from.
When shopping for the best gaming keyboard, it's hard not to be confused by all of the options and switches available on the market right now. Some keyboards use standardized switches like the Cherry MX or Kailh, while other companies create their own. Generally speaking, a mechanical keyboard is better for gaming, but might not be for everyone. Taking your needs into consideration when looking for the best keyboard for gaming, it's important to take the built quality, your presence when it comes to switches, and how comfortable the keyboard is for long gaming sessions into account.
While the "best gaming keyboard" very much depends on each user's situation, there are a few board recommendation I can make. All of my favourite gaming keyboards have a few thing in common: mechanical keys, streamlined designs and RGB lighting. ( RGB lighting is not strictly necessary, but it's one of those things that's surprisingly hard to give up after you've had it for a while. It helps make your keyboards feels like it's uniquely yours.)
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 might look like any old, standard fare gaming keyboard and it absolutely is, but that's also exactly why it's the best. Corsair's mainstay gaming keyboard has been refined over the years to give us this quintessential PC gaming peripheral. Rather than adding superfluous marco keys and an elaborate frame, the K70 focuses what important with a sturdy aluminium body, 104 accurate and responsive key switches, media shortcut buttons with a volume wheel, and full per-key RGB illumination.
One of the current best mechanical keyboards that won't make too much of an impact on the wallet is the Aukey KM G-12. This cheap mechanical keyboard sells for around $50 has per-key RGB lighting, high-performance Outemo blue key switches and software for performing the lights and remapping keys. But, spending more will get you things like discrete media controls, higher-quality switches and construction, a wrist rest and more. Don't know membrane from mechanical switches? Head to the buying advice section below. Also, if you think any other mechanical gaming keyboard belongs here, let me know in the comments.
Is a gaming keyboard worth it?
From my experience, a gaming keyboard doesn't enhance your capabilities to play better. It's worth it if you like the fancy lights, need more keys and want some stats to be shown on your keyboard but it's not worth it if you hope on enhance gaming ability I would say.
Why is a gaming keyboard better?
Some gamers prefer mechanical keyboards because they truly feel they improve their gaming. These gamers also claim that is easier to double tap-faster with black switches. However, other gamers think mechanical keyboards inhibit their gaming.
How much should I spent on a gaming keyboard?
Between $100 and $140 is generally the sweet spot for gaming keyboard. This is where you'll find models like the Corsair K70 or the Razer Black widow Unlimited 2016, these keyboard have mechanical switches, monocolored blacklighting and a full range of keys, including a numpad.
What is the fastest gaming keyboard?
The Apex M800 model from the esteemed minds at SteelSeries is one of the fastest mechanical keyboards you can buy(thanks mainly to its QS1 keyswitch featuring 1.5mm key travel and 45cN actuation force).
All of my favourite gaming keyboards have a few thing in common: mechanical keys, streamlined designs and RGB lighting. ( RGB lighting is not strictly necessary, but it's one of those things that's surprisingly hard to give up after you've had it for a while. It helps make your keyboards feels like it's uniquely yours.)