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TOP 5 GAMING KEYBOARDS: 2021 EDITION

Gaming Keyboard

When it comes to PC components & peripherals, the keyboard is probably the one that is mostly overlooked. Sure, a regular office keyboard would do the work just fine, but unlike a gaming keyboard neither is it durable nor is it comfortable for long gaming sessions. Furthermore, a gaming keyboard offers a lot more features than a regular office keyboard cannot provide.

However, with so many options out there in the market right now, it’s easy for newcomers to get confused about which gaming keyboard to buy. That’s why we have rounded up the five best gaming keyboards that you could consider for your next purchase.

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NOTE: The gaming keyboards that are mentioned here are just our recommendations, and are mostly based on the features that they offer at their specific price range. Also, the prices of the gaming keyboards that are mentioned here are based on the offline market prices, which are subject to changes, so please keep it under consideration.

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A GAMING KEYBOARD

  1. Switches: The kind of switches required by you. There are mainly three types of switches: Mechanical switches, rubber dome switches, and scissor switches. These switches have different noise levels, feel, and sensitivity, so it’s important for you to know which one is the most suitable for you.
  2. Design: The design of the keyboard depends on the purpose of its use. A standard keyboard that generally consists of 104 keys is designed for regular use. A gaming keyboard has several multi-media keys and other special kinds of switches that are specifically designed for gaming. While an ergonomic keyboard is designed to reduce wrist strain and to provide maximum comfort.
  3. Size: The size of the keyboard depends on your personal preference and the amount of space you have.
  4. Wired or Wireless: Whether you want a wired or wireless keyboard is again a personal choice.
  5. Price: The amount of money you are willing to spend on your keyboard.

GAMDIAS HERMES E3 RGB MECHANICAL KEYBOARD (Budget segment keyboard)

Price: –₹ 3500 – ₹4000
Gaming Keyboard
credits – gamdias.com
Switches:GAMDIAS certified mechanical switches
Connectivity:Wired
Dimension:291 x 101 x 41 mm
Illumination:Full RGB
Wrist Rest:No

Kicking off our list is the Gamdias Hermes E3 Mechanical Keyboard. It is a compact and portable keyboard that comes with GAMDIAS certified mechanical switches (blue), which gives this keyboard a clicky and tactile feel. Plus, you get 16.8 million RGB immersive colors and 19 chromatic lighting effects that make this keyboard all the more enticing. Overall, this could be a perfect gaming keyboard for you if you are under a strict budget.

PROS: –

  • 60% keyboard size, which makes it a great choice for portability.
  • Mechanical blue switches
  • Comes with a detachable Type C cable

CONS: –

  • It makes a lot of noise due to the mechanical blue switches, so it is not an ideal choice if you are looking for a silent experience.

HYPERX ALLOY ORIGINS CORE TENKEYLESS MECHANICAL KEYBOARD (Mid-range segment)

Price:- ₹ 8500 – ₹ 9000
credits – pixalatedgamer.com
Switches:Cherry MX Red
Connectivity:Wired
Dimension:35.81 x 12.95 x 3.56 cm
Illumination:Full RGB
Wrist Rest:No

Hyperx alloy origins is a durable mid-range option due to its superior build quality and comfortable typing experience. It offers a trio of mechanical switch options which includes Hyperx Aqua switches, Hyperx Red switches, and Hyperx Blue switches and each of them are super responsive. Apart from it, you also get 100% anti-ghosting, N-key rollover functionalities, three onboard memory profiles, and fully customizable RGB backlighting as well.

PROS:-

  • Responsive switches
  • Great build quality
  • Full RGB backlighting

CONS:-

  • No wrist rest included

LOGITECH G512 RGB MECHANICAL KEYBOARD (mid-range keyboard)

Price:- ₹ 8100 – ₹9000
credits – ign.com
Switches:GX blue, GX red, or Gx brown
Connectivity:wired
Dimension:46.1 x 4.2 x 18 cm
Illumination:Full RGB
Wrist Rest:No

Logitech G512 has a superb build quality all thanks to its extremely strong and durable 5052 aluminum-magnesium alloy body. It offers three mechanical switch options, which include the GX Blue (clicky), GX Brown (Tactile), and GX Red (Linear). Each of these GX switches is extremely responsive and is comfortable to work with. Also, the RGB of Logitech G512 is fully customizable and is compatible with Logitech’s LIGHTSYNC technology as well.

PROS:-

  • Responsive keys
  • Great build quality
  • Full RGB backlighting

CONS:-

  • Lack of illumination for the secondary functions of keys
  • No wrist rests

RAZER BLACKWIDOW V3 MECHANICAL KEYBOARD (high-end segment keyboard)

Price:- ₹ 10800 – ₹ 12000
Gaming Keyboard
credits – rtings.com
Switches:Razer Green mechanical switches or Razer yellow mechanical switches
Connectivity:Wired
Dimension:45.9 x 18.2 x 4 cm
Illumination:Full RGB
Wrist Rest:Yes

Razer Blackwidow V3 is a full-sized gaming keyboard that offers two different variants in terms of switches: You can either choose the Razer Green mechanical switches for a more clicky and tactile experience or you can choose the Razer yellow mechanical switches for smoother keystrokes and lower sound profile. Apart from it, you get a multi-function roller wheel as well which allows you to tweak everything from brightness to volume.

Some of the additional features of this keyboard include up to 5 onboard memory profiles, Cable routing options, N-key roll-over, and gaming mode option.

As far as backlighting is concerned, you get full RGB backlighting with individually lit keys, which are customizable through the Razer Chroma software.

PROS:-

  • Excellent build quality
  • Customizable RGB
  • Responsive switches

CONS:-

  • The size of the keyboard is very large

CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 MECHANICAL KEYBOARD (High-end segment keyboard)

Price:- ₹ 14000 – ₹ 14899
credits – pcgamer.com
Switches:Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Silent, or Cherry MX Speed
Connectivity:Wired
Dimension:43.79 x 16.59 x 3.89 cm
Illumination:Full RGB
Wrist rest:Yes

CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical keyboard offers a smooth and comfortable experience, all thanks to its premium Cherry MX switches. Furthermore, you get to choose the kind of switches you want to use on your keyboard, which makes this one a lot more favorable. The options available are Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Silent, and Cherry MX Speed. The build quality of this keyboard is also great and the detachable soft-touch wrist rest is super comfortable as well for long gaming sessions. Apart from it, you get fully customizable RGB backlighting which can be controlled through Corsair’s iCUE software. Some additional features of this keyboard include three onboard memory profiles, Textured and contoured keycaps, and 100% anti-ghosting with full-key rollover.

Overall, CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Keyboard could be a perfect choice for you, if you are willing to pay the price.

PROS:-

  • Great build quality
  • Options to choose from various switches
  • Responsive switches
  • Customizable RGB

CONS:-

  • Too Expensive

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Written by Diptoman Saha

Hi, I am Diptoman Saha, pursuing my content writing career on the side with higher studies. I have been a tech worm and a die-hard gamer for as long as I could remember and helping many with modern electronic queries.

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