Gaming keyboards are often built to last and are rigorously tested to ensure that each key can withstand the years of use and abuse it will endure. Keyboards are a personal preference, as are gaming keyboards. A good gaming keyboard can make a difference when you’re in the heat of the moment.
The best mechanical keyboards offer not only additional key travel, but also a range of actuation forces and tactile response that can be tailored to your needs and preferences. You might prefer a quiet keyboard, but there’s also something to be said for the strong and crisp Cherry MX Blue keys. We’ve tested various keyboards to find the best one and help you choose the one that’s right for you.
The best RGB keyboard with many functions
The Motospeed Mechanical Keyboard CK108 features a high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum frame that feels immediately superior to its plastic counterparts. In addition to a solid frame, the Motospeed mechanical keyboard has very comfortable keys and a magnetic rubber “soft touch” wrist rest that can be easily snapped into place.
The main focus and attraction of this keyboard is the switches. These are OmniPoint adjustable mechanical switches that SteelSeries says make the Apex Pro “the world’s fastest mechanical gaming keyboard.” These switches are arranged across the main part of the keyboard (not the numeric keypad, etc.) and allow you to adjust the actuation level in the SteelSeries Engine software, key by key.
We also love the lighting customization options of the Motospeed CK108 mechanical keyboard as you can set not only basic themes but also layer effects on it. For example, you can use a default multi-color keyboard, which then reacts with different waves of color as you type. This is one of the best and most customizable RGB lights we’ve seen on every gaming keyboard we’ve tested.
Best overall gaming keyboard
If you’re willing to pay a high price for your gaming keyboard and want only the best, the Corsair K100 RGB is probably your best option. This is a premium gaming keyboard with all the features a gamer could ask for. An aircraft grade brushed aluminum frame, USB pass-through connectivity, handy multimedia and macro buttons, easy profile change, and decent RGB lighting. If you’re looking for a fast, snappy, high-quality, and customizable keyboard, the K100 is a great choice.
The most customizable keyboard
If you like the idea of a mechanical gaming keyboard but don’t know what to do with the keyswitch options, the Glorious PC Gaming Race GMMK might be for you. This is a fully modular keyboard that allows you to change keyswitches yourself even when plugged in. In addition to its modular structure, the GMMK is also an advantage for other reasons: a solid aluminum frame, intelligent or software-controlled lighting, macro functions and more make this keyboard very attractive.
The most stylish gaming keyboard
It might not be to everyone’s taste, but we think the Roccat Vulcan 122 AIMO is one of the most stylish and fun gaming keyboards we’ve seen. This keyboard features ultra-light raised keys and a clear switch box, giving it a truly stylish look that bleeds in plenty of light day and night. The Roccat Vulcan 122 AIMO is a hidden gem of a keyboard not to be overlooked. It offers much better build quality than other Roccat keyboards we’ve tested and is packed with cool features that are great fun to play with.
Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard
This Corsair K57 RGB keyboard uses Corsair’s Capellix LED technology to ensure you get powerful, bright lighting when you need it, but in the most energy efficient way possible. We really enjoyed our stay with the Corsair K57 Wireless Gaming Keyboard. There is no commitment in any area. It is comfortable, powerful and offers many functions. It is fully programmable and easy to use. Incredible battery life means it keeps going, and triple connectivity options make it easy to take it with you wherever you go.