Introduction: Best Gaming Keyboards 2023
Gaming keyboards come in all shapes and sizes, but which one is the best for you? In this blog post, we will be comparing some of the most popular gaming keyboards on the market to help you make an informed decision. We will be looking at features, switch quality, build quality and value to determine which keyboard is the best option for you.
So, whether you are a hardcore gamer or just enjoy playing games for fun, we’ve got you covered!
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1- RK Royal Kludge RK61.
We’ve said it before in our best-budget gaming PC guide, but we can’t understand how they’ve managed to sell this keyboard for such a low price. You’re getting replica cherry MX Red Switches which feel great, the keybaord looks great and has decent build quality. This keyboard will always be the contender for the best budget keyboard of 2022.
2- HK Gaming GK61.
If you’re looking for great build quality on a budget, macros keys, and great switches, the slightly more expensive GK61 is our pick. It’s a fantastic choice and you can get it in nearly any style you desire! We especially love the prism pink variety!
3- Logitech G915 Lightspeed
Connecting via Logitech’s advanced Bluetooth system, the Logitech 915 Lightspeed RGB mechanical keyboard has a 1ms response time and is a tough contender for the best wireless keyboard around. With 30 hours of game time on a single charge, 5 dedicated macro keys, and full RGB customizability, the G915 is a fantastic keyboard.
4- SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless
If you don’t have a lot of space, or simply like having minimalistic, smaller keyboards – then The SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini is a fantastic choice. If you’re a tournament player, like to switch between working on a larger screen such as a TV during the day, but want to have a high-quality keyboard for gaming, then the Apex Pro Mini Wireless is an incredible keyboard. Built with the same quality as the Apex Pro RGB Full, the wireless ability really makes for a comfortable and convenient experience no matter how it’s used.
5- Corsair K100 RGB Optical
The K100 is Corsair’s flagship keyboard. It features RGB Optical Mechanical Keyswitches, and “4x faster throughput” vs standard keyboards. It features media controls, as well as a programmable iCUE control wheel which gives backlighting, media jogging, and customizable actions in games and programs vis the Corsair iCUE software. Compared to one of the most popular gaming keyboards, the Corsair K95 Platinum, we think the improvements are a big step up from its predecessor.
6- Razer Cynosa Chroma
Best membrane (quiet) keyboard. Although the Cynosxa Chroma might not have mechanical switches, it boasts the best quality hybrid membrane switches around. This keyboard is aimed at those who have to be quiet whilst typing or gaming, as mechanical switches are known to be very loud.
7- SteelSeries Apex Pro RGB full
The bigger, wired, brother to the Apex Pro Mini – The Apex Pro Full has all the same amazing features (minus the wireless) as the Pro Mini. With fantastic build quality, snappy switches, and the SteelSeries build quality, you can’t go wrong with this keyboard. With a Smart OLED display and wrist-rest, this keyboard is one of the most comfortable gaming experiences around.
8- Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro
The Razer BlackWidow V3 pro is compared a lot to the previous DeathStalker V2 pro. Coming in a multitude of colors, such as Quartz Pink, The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is Razer’s flagship keyboard, and for good reason. It boasts the features we expect from Razer such as a removable wrist-rest, snappy switches, and great build quality. A solid choice when it comes to choosing a gaming keyboard.
9- EVGA Z12
The EVGA Z12 is a spill-resistant keyboard that is full of value. It has 5 fully programmable macro keys and Cherry MX style switches. When it comes to bang for your buck, the EVGA Z12 is hard to beat – with full RGB, media controls, and macro keys, it isn’t shy of features.
10- HyperX alloy origins 60
If you’re looking for a compact keyboard for say, tournaments – The HyperX Alloy is a great choice. It’s a 60% keyboard, meaning it’s missing the Numpad. The mid-tier budget price point means it’s a great choice if you’re constantly traveling with it and worried it may be damaged in transit or at LAN events. With everything you’d expect from a quality gaming keyboard, the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 is a staple in the gaming world.
Conclusion: The Best Gaming Keyboard 2022
So in conclusion, the best overall gaming keyboards are the Logitech 915, the RK Royal Kludge RK61 and the Corsair K100. These three keyboards offer the best features, build quality, and value for money in our opinion. However, if you’re on a budget or looking for a specific keyboard to meet your needs such as a wireless keyboard or one with a lot of macro keys for streaming, then take from our recommendations in those categories.
Thanks for reading! We hope this blog post helped you make a decision on which gaming keyboard to buy. For more gaming hardware decisions, have a look at our other gaming guides, such as if you’re looking for a mouse to compliment your new keyboard – check out our best wireless mouse 2022, or if you’re looking to create a streaming setup, then our budget streaming guide might be just what you need.