In this guide, we look at 21 of the best gaming keyboards on the market. We rated and reviewed some of the top gaming keyboards at various different budgets to help you make your decision easier.
Having a high-end gaming computer is essential to getting the most out of your PC gaming experience. However, if you pair your gaming PC with a cheap keyboard or mouse, you’re really limiting your ability to play your favorite games at a high level.
For a lot of games—especially non-multiplayer games, or older games—having a high-end keyboard is not going to be essential. However, if you’re playing any of today’s top eSports titles, or first-person shooters, your keyboard could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
And, if you’re going to go all out on your gaming computer, why not get a keyboard to match the quality of your system?
In this guide we’ve taken a look at 21 of the best gaming keyboards currently available. These keyboards are specifically designed with gamers in mind and will help you take your experience to the next level.
The guide is broken down into price category so that if you’re working with a specific budget, you can easily find which gaming keyboard is best for you.
While there aren’t a ton of options for gaming keyboards in the $150-$200 price range, the ones that are available are the cream of the crop.
For starters, you have keyboards like the Corsair Vengeance K95 and the Lobera Supreme, which are heavy-duty, high-end, RGB-friendly options that will suit most gamers needs.
Then you have the Corsair Gaming K70 LUX which is the most affordable option in this price range and comes close to matching both the K95 and the Lobera Supreme in features.
And, finally, you have the Mad Catz STRIKE7, which is the most expensive option in this price range, but comes with an LCD screen, a bunch of separate dedicated programmable keys, and just a general extreme feel to it.
So, if you have a big budget and you’re looking for a keyboard on the higher end of the spectrum, these options are probably for you.
Gaming Keyboard Comparison Chart (Click “Read Review” to Expand)Just a step down from the $150-$200 price range, the $100-$150 price range actually has some very competitive offerings. In fact, accept for a few minor differences, a few of the keyboards in this price range are on par with the keyboards listed above.
All but the Rosewill RK-9000V2 listed below come with RGB backlit keys and every option in this price range has mechanical switches.
The real difference between these keyboards and the ones listed above are that these options, as a whole, don’t contain as many programmable keys and don’t have quite as big or durable of build qualities.
But still, there are options like the Razer BlackWidow Chroma and the Logitech G910 that are just as well built as the options above.
Ultimately, if you don’t quite want to spend top dollar for the four keyboards listed in the $150-$200 price range, the keyboards below represent a similar quality at a more affordable price.
Gaming Keyboard Comparison Chart (Click “Read Review” to Expand)If you’re dead set on getting a mechanical keyboard but you don’t want to spend over $100 you are in luck. In fact, even if you want to get an RGB backlit, mechanical gaming keyboard, you can grab one for under $100.
With options like the Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate, the Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum, and the Logitech G710+ (among others) this price range is packed full of really awesome keyboards for the price.
So, if you’re looking for a solid—but affordable—gaming computer, the options below should present you with something you can work with.
Gaming Keyboard Comparison Chart (Click “Read Review” to Expand)Don’t want to pay more than $50 for your keyboard? No worries! There are a handful of solid gaming keyboards you can get if you are working with a tighter budget.
And, there are even a few options in this price range that will land you a mechanical keyboard with backlit keys.
Not bad for under $50!
Of course, you shouldn’t expect the same overall quality of some of the more expensive options on the market, but if you just need something that will allow you to play your favorite games, but that is a step above your basic keyboard, then these will get the job done.
And, I should not that of the options below, be sure to check out the Cooler Master Devastator II, as it is a keyboard-mouse combo for a very affordable price. So, you can kill two birds with one stone by going that route.
Gaming Keyboard Comparison Chart (Click “Read Review” to Expand)
Not everyone will need a $200 gaming keyboard. Not everyone will need backlit keys. Or, maybe you do prefer mechanical keys and a cool lighting setup? Maybe you like having dedicated programmable keys and need something that brings that to the table.
Your budget will also be a big determining factor in the keyboard you’ll be able to get.
Fortunately, if you know your budget and you have a general idea of what you are looking for in a keyboard (or even if you don’t know what you’re looking for) the guide above should direct you to the best gaming keyboard for your needs.