Best Gaming Keyboards 2019
Having a solid gaming keyboard is essential for any PC player’s set-up, as – just like with a great gaming mouse and sexy SSD – it can give you a competitive edge over your in-game nemeses (mwa-ha-ha). Customisable, versatile and often crammed with cool features, the best gaming keyboards have everything you need and more to help you master whatever PC title you set your mind to… the only question is, which one should you choose?
CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard
Unique and sensational features are abundant in this savvy CORSAIR keyboard. An intuitive joystick control, complete with click buttons, allows you to play your PC games as you would on a gamepad, while integrated touchpad features boost your performance to the next level, featuring advanced Windows 10 gesture support. What’s more, comfortable contoured keycaps and a 20-key rollover make typing a dream – whether you’re chatting with your teammates or executing an awesome kill on PUBG.
That’s not all. With Bluetooth wireless, you can connect this keyboard to your PC, compatible smart TV and more, navigating your digital doodads with the ultimate ease. Convenient hotkeys for media playback and navigation make it easy to use your tech with just a simple click, while an aluminium volume roller with press-to-mute functionality ensures autonomous audio control. With so much to offer, we definitely think this one’s worth a closer look.
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Cherry MX Brown
Ultra-accurate gameplay, hardware macro and awesome lighting features are the Corsair Gaming K95’s bread and butter. Become boss-level at your favourite games with its 100% anti-ghosting and full-key rollover functionality – ensuring that every key press translates perfectly to onscreen action – while benefiting from its dazzling mechanical key switches. This keyboard also looks and feels amazing, with 19-zone LightEdge functionality supporting sophisticated animations and lighting effects, while contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel while you play. Check it out… you won’t be sorry.
Cooler Master MK850 Gaming Keyboard
Make your competitors quake in their boots with the MK850 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – packed with features and perks that’ll give you the edge in-game. Sleek Cherry MX switches ensure that your keys are extra durable and, with their low actuation force (of just 45cN), require very little pressure to register your commands. Moreover, its nifty Precision Wheels help you to adjust your volume, change colours, dial in your DPI and more, while exclusive Aimpad technology grants you all the analog powers of your favourite peripherals. You’ve got everything you need to perform at your peak.
You’ll be winning in comfort and style, too. With a magnetic wrist rest and per-key RGB backlighting, this keyboard is both functional and fashionable – an epic combination. What are you waiting for?
EG Palladium Aluminium Keyboard
Unique looks and ultra-desirable specs make the EG Palladium a definite one to watch. Enjoy premium gaming features such as 19 anti-ghosting keys, multi-function FN key combinations and a 10-million keystroke life cycle, all of which set you up to dominate whether you’re questing, fighting, spell-casting, or simply deciding which wall colour to go for on The Sims 3.
And those are just its key-based features. Its ergonomic design and heavy metal chassis ensure that the EG Palladium feels both satisfying and strong to the touch. It won’t shift an inch during even the most frenzied battles, and it’ll look good doing it. With a striking white design – complete with dynamic backlighting options – this keyboard is set to make your existing rig even more eye-catching. We’re keyn.
Razer Ornata Chroma Mecha-Membrane Gaming Keyboard
We know, we know. You shouldn’t judge a keyboard by its awesome LED lighting features. That being said, the Razer Ornata Chroma cannot helpbut turn heads. With 16.8 million customisable colour options to choose from, along with interactive in-game effects, it was seemingly made to stand out… while, conversely, to conform perfectly to how you play. Fully programmable keys with macro recording ensure that you can tweak the Razer Ornata Chroma to your exact style of gameplay, while its mid-height keycaps – which support faster actuations – help you to perform at your peak.
But our favourite bit? This keyboard combines the soft feel of a membrane rubber dome with the crisp, effective click of a mechanical switch, ensuring that you’ll perform better – and in more comfort – than ever before. Now we seethat as an absolute win.