A good keyboard can help you to victory in gaming. Some cheap models only support a small number of simultaneous key presses which can actively impede you as you try to play. If you’re wanting to play at your best, then you may want to follow in the footsteps of the pro-gamers at the top of their game. The website prosettings.net has analyzed the settings and setups of more than 1500 pro-gamers and collected a list of the top 5 gaming keyboards.
Note: All prices are in US Dollars from Amazon US for new models offered by official sellers and are correct at the time of writing.
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro
The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro, available for $62.99, is a tenkeyless “ultra-minimalist” keyboard that’s available with either Cherry MX Red (linear) or Blue (clicky) mechanical switches. The cable is detachable for portability, but the keyboard is not wireless. It’s built with a steel frame to ensure durability and sturdiness and weighs 816 grams.
Tip: “Tenkeyless” means the keyboard doesn’t have a Numpad.
Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard
The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard, available for $118.99, is a tenkeyless keyboard with GX Blue (clicky) mechanical switches. As with the Alloy FPS Pro, the 1.8-metre cable is detachable for portability, but it is not a wireless keyboard. The keyboard has RGB backlighting, programmable F-keys, and weighs 1.28 kg.
Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2
The Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2, available for $150.76, is a full-size keyboard for which you can choose the Cherry MX: Red, Brown, Blue, Speed, and Silent mechanical switches with RGB backlighting. The frame of the keyboard is made from brushed anodized aluminum. A passed-through USB Type-A port is available on the back of the keyboard. A detachable wrist-rest is optionally included and brings the weight of the keyboard up to 1.25 Kg.
Tip: If you can’t find the version with the switches you want on Amazon you can purchase them directly from Corsair here.
Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2
The Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 keyboard, available for $120.03 has a tenkeyless design and uses Razer’s own Green (tactile & clicky), Orange (tactile & silent), or Yellow (linear & silent) mechanical switches with RGB backlighting. The cable is detachable for portability, but the keyboard is not wireless. A detachable wrist-rest is included and brings the weight of the keyboard up to 1.24 Kg.
The Xtrfy K2-RGB keyboard, available for $140.29, is a full-size keyboard using Kalih Red (linear) mechanical switches. The RGB backlighting and macros are entirely controlled through the keys on the keyboard as there is no configuration or driver app. The keyboard only comes in Nordic, German, and UK layouts. No US layout is available, so American users may notice some keyboard differences. The keyboard weighs 1.56 Kg.