Having a keyboard especially designed for your gaming experience isn’t just a fancy whim, but a necessary and affordable one. We would even add that such a keyboard is a must-have even if you’re not a gamer, because a silent and lit keyboard is obviously more comfortable to use for anyone, but let’s focus on how various keyboards on the current market fare for the gaming experience, specifically. Compared to 2012 and 2013, the gaming-oriented hardware market has definitely evolved a lot, and today you can find awesome products to help you on your gaming quests. Hopefully, at the end of our short review list, you will be able to decide for yourself what the best gaming keyboard for your personal preferences is.
1. The Razer Blackwidow 2014 Tournament Edition Black Essential Mechanical Keyboard
This is a not very cheap, but not expensive either choice of a basic mechanical gaming keyboard. You can buy it in online stores at only a bit over $50-$55 and it’s truly the best if you want to spend under 100 dollars. It has fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, in order for you to be able to cast even your most complicated key combo during your game play. Its mechanical switches are designed optimally for computer games, in order to have the ideal responsiveness for that. Responsiveness is very important in a real-time computer game, where even a low FPS rate can make the difference between winning and losing. All these features, and its reasonable price, make this a strong candidate for the best gaming keyboard in our view.
2. CM Storm Devastator – LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle
This is the lowest price entry on our list in the search for the best gaming keyboard. This can be good news for some and bad news for others, but if you’re a bit suspicious of low priced hardware, you shouldn’t be in this case. Since it’s not a mechanical keyboard, it’s quite normal for a LED-operated keyboard (with a mouse included in the pack as a bonus) to be not as expensive as a mechanical version. Another bonus for this pack from the Cooler Master brand is that you can find it in various color versions – red, blue and so on. We can think of few cooler things than a colored backlit, wireless and quiet keyboard and set. This budget version keyboards can be found online for under $30.
3. Corsair K95 Cherry MX RGB Brown Mechanical Keyboard
This is a upper-class choice for the best gaming keyboard you can get, if you’re willing to spend a little more money on it. You can buy it online for a little over $180, and it’s compatible with your PC. With the help of a programming savvy buddy, you could adapt it to be suitable for a Mac too. The great thing about this one is that it’s highly customizable, you can set the color for each key separately, while choosing from over 10 million colors, and you can set the desired reactiveness to typing for each one as well. You can even send a wave of color in ripples all across your keyboard, or just across the keys you want. We will stop the rant here, but this one is definitely the best gaming keyboard if you have the funds for it.
4. Logitech 920-003371 G105 Keyboard
This version from Logitech has dual blue backlighting and 6 fully programmable G keys, and it’s the best gaming keyboard you can find at around $50 (at least in this fall 2014 sale). A nice thing about this entry is that it comes with an anti-ghosting system, to eliminate any potential interference with other keyboards in the vicinity. You can also program new macros while you’re in mid-game, and you can instantly access the volume control functions, as well as the pause-resume functions.
We hope you found something you like on our list and that you’re one step closer to obtaining the best gaming keyboard for you. Have fun!