Choosing a Gaming Keyboard – The Best Tippy-Tappies for your Pew-Pew Games
No matter what your budget, style, or favorite kind of game, there’s a gaming keyboard out there that’s right for you.
1. Best wired gaming keyboard: HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Keyboard
This is a great full-size RGB keyboard. With linear switches, fantastic aesthetic, and a tough, durable build that will put up with hours of use without budging on your desk. Three custom key layouts and an adjustable tilt angle will let you make it a more comfortable keyboard for you to use. With no wireless option, this gaming keyboard can be ready to go just as soon as you unpack it and plug it in. But if you’re looking for those customization options, they are definitely there.
2. Best wireless gaming keyboard: Logitech G915 TLK Lightspeed
With durable mechanical keys, a customizable LED background, slim profile, and a dedicated gaming mode, this has it all. It has super fast wireless connectivity, and responsive keys, perfect for gaming. With forty hours of game time between charges and low battery notifications with plenty of warning, your keyboard will never be a mid-game concern ever.
3. Best keyboard-mouse combo: Razer Turret Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
The Razer Turret comes with a built in retractable magnetic mousepad and magnetic docking mouse, making this a one-stop shop for your keyboard and mouse needs. A hassle free wireless connection, forty-three hour lifespan between charges, and rugged design will keep you in the game for as long as you want. And the wrist rest will make sure you’re physically comfortable for as long as the game lasts.
4. The best keyboard on a budget: G.SKILL KM360
Quality mechanical gaming keyboards exist for less than two hundred dollars. If you’re more interested in your gaming keyboard working well than having a certain aesthetic, you can’t do better than the G.SKILL KM360. Compact, portable, durable, this is a keyboard with basic features, but it uses those features beautifully and will hold up like a tank. And while it doesn’t have all of the flash and pizzaz of some other keyboards, ergonomic keys, very bright white LED backlighting, and n-key rollover will make gaming more that doable. Custom rainbow backlight animations are cool and all, but the reason you’re at your desk is to game. The rest is just distraction.
5. For extra help with dexterity: Corsair K100 RGB Optical
Highly responsive keys, dedicated media keys, dedicated macro keys, and a volume wheel, the Corsair K100 has a ton of little additions that make it a thoughtful, premium gaming keyboard. It’s also one of the larger keyboards, so if you have big hands or just like having a lot of space to spread out, this has you covered. A wrist rest will help you stay comfortable through long gaming sessions, and the keyboard itself feels satisfying to type on.
What kind of gaming keyboard do you use? Did any of our picks make it onto your wish list? Do you prefer a keyboard will all of the bells and whistles, or do you just want keys that are responsive? Let us know in the comments!