When it comes to gaming keyboards, the best ones are often mechanical keyboards. The real question is which one is best for you. Reviews Radar rounded up some of their favorite gaming keyboards and put them to a test in order to create this buying guide to help you make better choices.
If you love to play games on your PC and you need a sturdy and affordable gaming keyboard, the most satisfying way of fulfilling your desire is by using mechanical keyboards. If you’ve never used one before, you will be amazed at the amount of work that you can get done using one. It’s a huge step away from the cheap non branded keyboard that comes with your PC. Here are some of the best gaming keyboards that you can buy from the market today.
- Logitech G413
It features Romer-G switches, which is a bit similar to Cherry MX and currently ticks all the boxes in the right places for a keyboard that can be used for work and for play. It’s attractive and quite appealing to a wide audience, as it comes in both silver and black designs in a more subtle desk setup.
- SteelSeries Apex M500
The SteelSeries Apex M500 with its blue backlighting and stylish customization looks great on the outside and does the job perfectly well when brought out to bear. It features a robust design with blue backlighting but no dedicated macro button. SteelSeries Apex M500 might not offer you all the customization that you need for gaming but it is a pretty good keyboard for gamers.
- HyperX Alloy FPS
Is another mechanical keyboard that is worth giving a shot. This is the company’s first foray into gaming keyboard and we must say – it is a solid effort worth commending. It’s a basic gaming keyboard but it features a bezel-less design that makes it easy to use for small spaces while also making room for your number pad. This single color red key back lighting keyboard with no extras for macros or media is strong and quite affordable. It comes with a braided USB cable that is removable and a drawstring for easy LAN party transportation. If you like to charge your devices while playing your game, there is a USB port that can be used for that as well. This gaming keyboard comes with spare key caps in the box for WASD and 1234 keys for an extra grip of the keyboard during use.
- Cougar 700K
If you had found yourself disappointed with the lack of media and macros keys on the previous gaming keyboards reviewed above, then you will like Cougar 700K. Built on the red Cherry MX switches along with multimedia keys and extra buttons for your gaming macros, you will instantly fall in love with this keyboard the moment you unbox it. It has a split space bar that can be used for spacing while the other half can be assigned to an alternative macro. As good as this keyboard is, it is not without its faults. Its angular design divides opinion greatly and some of the keys are changed from their usual position.
- Corsair Vengeance K70
With a USB pass through, back light and Multimedia, this gorgeously built Vengeance K70 has a brushed metal top with Cherry MX Red switches which are fully backlit and has a set of contoured keys for the commonly used WASD. The Corsair Vengeance K70 was not produced with any extra macro keys and might not be suitable for game players who rely on shortcuts.It also lacks a surround around but this works in its favor as it gives the keyboard that industrial look. Taking good care of this keyboard is a must.