Here's the list of the best gaming keyboards we have tested in our labs until now. The list includes all types of keyboards such as mechanical, membrane and also the hybrid ones.
The STRAFE RGB is the best mechanical gaming keyboard we have used at our labs. There, we said it. The bright RGB LEDs and the minimalistic design further enhances the aesthetics of the keyboard. Apart from a few extra features such as dedicated multimedia keys and a physical polling rate control switch, enthusiastic gamers can pick the STRAFE RGB over the K70 RGB. Or if you’re not ready to hop onboard the RGB bandwagon yet, you could simply pick up the normal STRAFE RGB.
The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB sits right between the sweet spot of both the K95 RGB and the K65 RGB while providing the familiarity and feel of the Vengeance K70. Although we found most of the lighting effects to be a distraction while gaming, being able to illuminate desired keys across different colours was impressive. Needless to say, this one’s a keeper.
The Isku FX has to be one of the most feature rich membrane keyboards that you can find on the market today. With an elaborate design that has a mix of both glossy and matte surfaces and well laid out keys, the Isku FX has everything covered as far as gaming is concerned. The keyboard for example has multi colour backlighting which can be easily configured. The thing that most gamers will find much more interesting it the addition of quick thumb buttons below the spacebar. These thumb buttons allow for easy switching between three differently configured profiles, other than that, a direct “Rec” button placed on the top of the function keys provides an easy way to record macros without even opening the software and the onboard keyboard memory has to be thanked here for making this possible. It’s the wrist rest of the Isku FX that impressed us the most and the reason for that being its size and design which adds a level of comfort while gaming or even typing for that matter.
The ASUS Strix Tactic Pro is certainly not a cheap keyboard and is just a thousand bucks shy of our all time favourite mechanical gaming keyboard - the Corsair Vengeance K70. But it must be noted that the K70 doesn’t feature elaborate macro options and profiles and is made for FPS gamers and you’ll have to go for the much costlier Corsair Vengeance K95 if want macro functionality anywhere close to the Strix Tactic Pro. All in all, the ASUS Strix Tactic Pro is a gem when it comes to setting up and using macros and is aimed mostly at MMO gamers. If you are someone who is looking for a premium mechanical gaming keyboard, needs to configure and use multiple shortcuts for games and can stomach the high price, then the Strix Tactic Pro is a wonderful option to consider.
The QuickFire Tk is a compact mechanical keyboard available in Cherry MX Red, Blue and Green key switches. The keys light up in three modes through five brightness levels and also supports no key rollover so each and every single keystroke will be registered. The keyboard is quite durable and doesn't flex at all even with rigourous typing. Quite a worthy option to buy if you're looking for a subtle mechanical gaming keyboard.
The G510s comes from the highly popular G-series gaming keyboards from Logitech and still stands quite worthy of a serious gaming keyboard. Although it's a non-mechanical keyboard using the regular membrane switches, gamers who prefer such type of keyboards can go for it without any second thoughts.
At about 11.5k, the Ttesports Meka G1 illuminated is a very expensive keyboard minus a few important features required on a gaming keyboard. Yes, it's a mechanical keyboard and we absolutely liked its build quality and simple yet functional design. But the price that the Meka G1 asks for is steep and you can definitely consider some other mechanical keyboards from a bit lesser price segment.
The Poseidon Z has very bright LEDs and the light is visible very well even during day time. Rather than using Cherry MX Blue switches on the previous Poseidon, the Poseidon Z uses Blue Kailh switches that feel almost close to the Cherry ones. It also has a small form factor for a keyboard and serves you well for typing as well.
Playing FPS games was a breeze with all key clicks registering, no matter how quick we kept hitting the keys. Overall, we think the Circle Gaming Adroit X7C is suited for both gaming and typing, selling for a good price. The rubber feet at the bottom don’t offer much resistance and the keyboard tends to move forward with pressure on the wrist rest. Both the gaming and typing experience on the keyboard is satisfactory since it sits right in the middle of a mechanical keyboard and a membrane keyboard. If you’re on a tight budget and want to pick up a fancy keyboard with hybrid keys then you could pick up the Adroit X7C selling at around Rs. 3000.
This gaming mouse and keyboard combo has a great design with a decent build quality and adequate features. To sum it up, the Cooler Master Storm Devastator combo is one of the best cheap gaming combos we've come across in a while. We would suggest gamers who have a medium to low budget for a decent gaming keyboard and mouse combo to go for it since this package deal costs only Rs.3100
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