Once you have your ideal gaming computer built, there’s still a lot of other things to think about. You’ll need a monitor, mouse, keyboard and other devices to bring it all together. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be looking at high quality keyboards. If you’re looking to purchase a mouse as well, maybe even one to be paired well with this keyboard, you can refer to our mouse reviews article here. When we say high quality, we mean highly rated and durable products to maximize value with your purchase. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Razer Blackwidow Chroma
Razer is known for its unique designs and incredible quality, and that’s exactly what they delivered with the Blackwidow Chroma. It comes with a responsive keyboard, a beautiful design, Razer Synapse to customize the glow and options. This is perhaps one of the best gaming keyboards on the market, seeing as it has an abundance of features into a keyboard that isn’t even incredibly big. Its ease of macro creation makes this keyboard great for all of you MMO addicts.
- Razer Synapse software is easy to understand but lets you adjust everything
- The RGB lighting is great
Logitech G Pro
The Logitech G Pro keyboards have always been considered high quality, and a lot of gamers use them. It’s very compact, which is perfect for gamers who move their setups a lot, or even gamers or computer users who just want to save some desk space.
Cutting down on space always comes with some sacrifices. In this case, it’s the number pad. Now, not everybody makes use of the number pad, but some people use them daily. If you’re one of those people, you should avoid this keyboard. If you don’t mind not having no number pad, then this is a perfect option for you.
Logitech put a great amount of detail into this keyboard. The keyboard offers “game mode,” which completely shuts down buttons such as the Windows button, which commonly interfere with games if you accidentally press it while playing. It also comes with great key lighting and a great quality braided Micro USB cable.
- Extremely responsive buttons
- Great design and lighting
SteelSeries Apex M500
While the SteelSeries Apex M500 may have a basic design for a mechanical keyboard, it does exactly what it’s supposed to, and it does it quite well. It comes with CherryMX switches, a great design, vibrant blue backlighting and it all comes with easy to use customization software.
The Apex M500 also doesn’t take up very much space due to its simplistic design. Gaming keyboards can be very bulky, typically much bulkier than needed, but the M500 measures out at only 17.3 by 5.4 inches. You won’t have to worry about feeling cramped, due to its very narrow borders and spaced out keys. You won’t have to spend too much more money to purchase one of the higher priced keyboards on this list, but if you don’t want all the extra features, this keyboard is perfect for you.
- High quality CherryMX keys
- Unique design
Corsair K95 Platinum
The Corsair K95 Platinum comes with all the features you’d need in a keyboard. It also has a beautiful design and it’s incredibly responsive. It has RGB profiles that you can customize and save, and it has 8MB of storage, allowing you to store these profiles locally and easily switch between them.
The Corsair K95 may be a very powerful device, but it’s also extremely comfortable too. It comes with a rubber wrist rest that you can flip to give you either a textured or smooth feel. It’s fairly large, unlike some of the other keyboards on this list. It comes with six programmable buttons on the left side, which you can use to set up macros or other things to help you in your daily usage.
- Slimmer than the older models
- High quality RGB lighting
HyperX Alloy FPS
The Alloy FPS is HyperX’s first gaming keyboard. It’s definitely a basic keyboard, but it still comes with a lot of great features. It has an almost bezel-less design, which makes it smaller which is always nice, because it will take up less space on your desk. It also come with spare key caps for the WASD and 1234 keys which will give you an extra grip while gaming. While it may be a basic keyboard, it’s still a decent deal.
- Replacement key caps included
- Customizable red backlighting