Best Gaming Keyboard 2019

We review the top 5 mechanical keyboards from Logitech, HyperX, Razer and Corsair to find the best gaming keyboard ​2019 has to offer. We put in hours of testing and research and, beer spilling (more on this later) and have finally settled on the 5 best keyboards for gaming. This buyers guide is constantly updated to provide you with the top gaming keyboards available on the market ​for 2019.

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Best Overall

Pros:
  • Very durable (bomb proof)
  • Keys are well positioned
  • Removable keys + comes with removal tool
Cons:
  • A little loud
  • No media controller
  • Uses 2 USB ports (fairly common)

This advanced keyboard is equipped with a full set of function keys including light controls, media controls, and game mode settings. The backlighting of the keyboard is available in either silver or gray. Because of the single-color back lighting, the Logitech G413 Carbon does not offer lighting playback.

It’s incredible durability, however, compensates for the single light color. It has a brushed aluminum-magnesium alloy top and a durability of 70 million key presses. With a light build, a weight of 2.4 pounds, and equipped with a 6-foot cable, it offers the most mobility in agile game play.

See the full Logitech G413 Carbon Review

This advanced keyboard is equipped with a full set of function keys including light controls, media controls, and game mode settings. The backlighting of the keyboard is available in either silver or gray. Because of the single-color backlighting, the Logitech G413 Carbon does not offer lighting playback.

Best Budget

HyperX Alloy Elite Review

Pros:
  • Nice looking design
  • Readily visible keys
  • Comfortable wrist rest
Cons:
  • Lacks specified macro keys
  • Absence of multicolored lighting
  • No lighting playback technology

The HyperX Alloy Elite is a keyboard that is intended to last. The key caps are titanium-colored to ensure this promised durability. It is also a keyboard that keeps the gamer in mind. The provided wrist rest gives you the best possible comfort while gaming, ensuring the best gaming performance possible.

See the full HyperX Alloy Elite Review

While the HyperX Alloy might have a couple drawbacks, its lighting and comfort are enough to ensure that you have an optimal gaming experience.

Best Razer Keyboard

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

Pros:
  • USB 3.0 passthrough
  • A comfortable wrist rest
  • Lighting playback and programming technology
Cons:
  • The thin keys could cause players to miss the keys while in the middle of games
  • Lacks a media bar
  • RGB lighting isn't great

The keyboard is fantastically durable, which is what makes it one of the best gaming keyboards. The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 brags of an 80 million keystroke durability, which makes it perfect for intense nights spent gaming.

It is also fully equipped with multi-colored back lighting. Therefore, lighting playback is entirely an option with this keyboard. Furthermore, the keyboard is designed which each gamer’s comfort and preferences in mind. The keyboard comes with a wrist rest to improve comfort while playing.

The BlackWidow also comes in a variety of colors and styles including Cherry MX Blue, Quartz, Razer Green, Razer Orange, and Razer Yellow.

See the full Razer BlackWidow V2 Review

 

The keyboard is fantastically durable, which is what makes it one of the best gaming keyboards. The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 brags of an 80 million keystroke durability, which makes it perfect for intense nights spent gaming.

Gaming Keyboard Under $100

Corsair K70 RGB

Pros:
  • A strong, tested durability
  • A very quick response time during game play
  • Multicolored lighting
Cons:
  • The lamented durability of the LED light
  • Uses 2 USB slots
  • Lacks USB ports (model number depending)

Alongside the multicolored lighting, the K70 RGB offers light programming. Light programming not only looks cool, but can help when playing your best game because due to key color coding, making the important ones easier to find when they are needed.

See the full Corsair K70 RGB Review

Waterproof with a high-end build quality, speed and durability that the Corsair K70 RGB offers, the keyboard stands up as a worthwhile purchase for any gamer.

Best MMO Keyboard

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

Pros:
  • Anti-ghosting technology
  • 6 programmable G-keys
  • Keys feel great
Cons:
  • Software takes a while to understand
  • Wrist rest clips snapped on my keyboard
  • 2 USB cables required

The keyboard features anti-ghosting technology, which helps to ensure the utmost accuracy when you are playing by allowing multiple key presses.

To ensure accuracy even further, the keyboard allows for hardware macros, multi color back lighting and lighting playback. This way you can color code the power keys you will need to play for the most successful games.

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is also designed for durability. Much like the Corsair K70 RGB, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum has a frame that is made of anodized brushed aluminum that is aircraft-grade and I haven’t broken one yet.

See the full Corsair K95 Review

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is also designed for durability. Much like the Corsair K70 RGB, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum has a frame that is made of anodized brushed aluminum that is aircraft-grade. This allows for not only durability but lightness.

If we Had to Choose?

In competitive gaming, hardware performance is critical, and in all honesty any of the gaming keyboards will perform well in during game play. However, if you had to make me choose I would go with the Corsair K70, it’s a great gaming keyboard in terms of quality and key accuracy… However, I could be slightly biased having owned one for 2 years (which has never let me down even after spilling a beer over it!).

If you’re on a super tight budget checkout the Redragon M711 Cobra which is a great mouse for the price but don’t expect Razer, Zowie or Logitech build quality. If you don’t want cable all over your desk than check out the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED, it’s an amazing mouse and is best used with the mouse pad, it performed so well it was not noticeable the mouse was wireless.