Are you a PC gamer? Do you have the gaming Keyboard that can give you an edge while playing? if not then we have a list of top 10 gaming keyboards for the year 2017. Following are the top 10 gaming keyboards which are designed with a touch of sophistication in the physical appearance, play style, button mapping, key customization, lighting patterns and more. Check it out.
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Top 10 Gaming Keyboards
01: Topre Realforce RGB
The Realforce RGB, which comes with high-quality (and thick) PBT keycaps, is equally primed for gaming thanks to Topre’s clever software which allows you to change the actuation (or distance you have to press keys before they register) depth from 1.5mm (for gamers with fast reflexes) to 2.2mm and 3mm (for improved typing accuracy). The result is a hugely versatile keyboard that suits whatever task you’re doing at the time.
02: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum packs in 8MB of memory dedicated to storing profiles, you don’t have to worry about using the same computer through to the end of its career. This keyboard is not only back-lit by up to 16.8 million colors, but it’s the perfect travel buddy too, made better by its military-grade aluminum finish, including the wrist rest. The simple arrangement of a single row of six macro keys keeps this QWERTY neat and organized without a whole lot of unnecessary reaching involved.
03: Razer Ornata
The new switches in Razer Ornata are basically combo of mechanical and membrane keys. The result is a grand typing experience with shorter keys, the tactile feel of the green switches from the Blackwidow X Chroma and a loud audible click. Just like its other products, the Ornata features a fully customizable, per-key back-light and it comes with a plush pleather wrist rest too.
04: SteelSeries Apex M800
The M800’s individually-lit keycaps are easy on the eye and the M800’s six left-positioned macro keys help you fire off spells and switch weapons in a snap. The Apex M800 feels different to type on than just about every other keyboard out there. That’s because of its incredibly responsive QS1 key-switch featuring 1.5mm key travel and 45cN actuation force. Its low travel and linearity lend it a similar feel to Cherry MX Reds, but with less effort to strike each key.
05: Cherry MX Board 6.0
Cherry’s flagship MX Board 6.0 features a lower profile than other gaming keyboards like the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma, making it perfect if you prefer to type and game using a wrist rest. Cherry’s MX Red switches under the keys lend the MX Board 6.0 fast response times, but because the keys are positioned fairly close together they’re excellent for typing too. Housed in an eye-catching aluminum chassis, the MX Board 6.0 certainly doesn’t feel cheap and its blood-red key lighting is deliciously ominous. It’s a mechanical keyboard that’s also suited for the office.
06: Logitech G810
Sporting Logitech’s own Romer G switches, which aren’t quite as squishy as Cherry’s various switches, the G810 possesses a snappier feel than other gaming keyboards whether typing or gaming. Logitech has followed up its Orion Spark G910 mechanical keyboard with the G810, which arrives with a refreshingly grown-up feel.
07: SteelSeries Apex M500
Like the Logitech G810, the Apex M500 eschews unnecessary bells and whistles in favor of clean design and bare essentials. While it’s lacking media keys, macros and other such extras, it benefits from a compact design that wastes no space. Tailored towards e-Sports, its minimal leanings are refreshing and it looks great sat on a desk, accompanied by the right monitor and mouse of course.
08: Division Zero X40
The X40 is one of the hardiest, most rigid keyboards around, thanks to its swappable aluminum panels. Known primarily for its brand of professionally-geared keyboards, the X40 stems from Das Keyboard’s latest Division Zero gaming line. With the option of silent or clicky, tactile keys, the Division Zero X40 takes advantage of Das’ own custom Alpha-Zulu switches. Other functions include an arrangement of five programmable macro keys, LED back-lighting, USB pass-through and even a gaming mode designed to disable that pesky Windows key when you’re in your zone. Making this a deal you can’t ignore.
09: Cougar Attack X3 RGB
Cougar’s Attack X3 was one of the better affordable mechanical gaming keyboards of recent times thanks to its rugged aluminum body. Its successor, which is also forged from a block of aluminum, is every bit as robust and is once again available with Cherry MX Black, Brown, Red or Blue key switches depending on your typing preference. Its durability is aided by a braided cable, which sports two USB connections which are used for input and lighting. Features include N-Key rollover, a 1,000Hz polling rate and rubber feet on the bottom that prevents slipping.
10: G.Skill Ripjaws KM570
The RipJaws KM570 brings a solid basic feature set, one that includes N-key rollover (allowing multiple keys to be pressed simultaneously, only-the-fly macro recording to any key), and Cherry MX Red key-switches with a 45-gram actuation force and 2 mm actuation point, all at a reasonable price. Its affordable nature means you’ll only get red back-lighting, rather than full-RGB, and you won’t find any programmable macro keys here either. Still, for the full Cherry MX experience at this cost, we’re prepared to let that slide.