Much different from the standard keyboards, gaming keyboards are designed especially for gamers, keeping in mind the capability required to control and manipulate all that is happening on the screen. With a limited number of keys, the gaming keyboard, also known as a keypad, is designed in a more ergonomic fashion by arranging the keys on a small, auxilary pad. In the gamer world, the keys and the style of using a keyboard is called WASD.
If you are a gamer and on the hunt for the perfect keypad to beat your friends in the next game, we have drawn up the following list that might just fit the bill:
1. Logitech G710+
Best functioning in the world of gaming keyboards and their plain industrial look makes these the best when it comes to classic gaming.
2. ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro
A produce from the Germans, the Ryos offers tons of lighting options and illuminations. You can save all your hard work in a 2MB USB drive and switch PCs easily.
3. Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark
When it comes to appearance, we love the G910. And appearance is not all; the 9 programmable keys, dedicated media control, two wrist sets seem like a lot to expect at that price.
4. SteelSeries 6Gv2
This keyboard comes in two versions: cherry red and cherry black, both of which are considered as the best switches in gaming. The unique design and the extra huge keys have made it an immediate favorite in the online gaming world. And it doesn’t even cost you a ton load of money!
5.Mechanical Keyboard HAVIT Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard
For those who need more membrane control, Topre can safely be your best bet. Its extra grippy rubber feet and ultra smooth switches should ideally allow this keypad to be at the top of our list, but it gets pulled down by the sheer hole it will drill in your pocket.
6. Das Keyboard 4 Professiona
Created for those who are interested in games that involve typing. The stylish design and the dedicated playback controls are this keyboard’s highlights. Combine it with a thick metal alloy faceplate and we have a winner.
7. Thermaltake Poseidon Z
Rated highest in the affordability section, Poseidon is still ruling the cheap keypads market for the last two years. With a full numeric pad and backlit keys, this one is suggested for those who are just feeling out their gaming antenna.
8. G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB
While the mouse bungee and the swappable keycaps are a definite highlight of this game keypad, KM780 is certainly a prized catch thanks to its robust set of features. And, of course! Macros, a wristrest, and a USB Passthrough are definite good-to-have features in a keyboard that are not too terribly expensive.
9. Redragon K552 KUMARA
If you are looking for the best in the market at a reasonable price, the K552 wins the race hands down. The Cherry MX Green switches look-alike, made in-house, come with minimal resistance and are its USP. We’d term K552 as a quality keyboard that doesn’t pinch your pocket.
10. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
An excellent build quality combined with the Fast Cherry MX Speed switch, the Corsair K95 is at the top of our list; and for obvious reasons too. The extra set of textured keycaps, RGB lighting, a metal volume wheel, and the detachable wristrest makes it worth all the money it might cost you.