Do you want to know what are the 10 best keyboards for gaming in 2022? Are you looking for a cheap gaming keyboard for your PC? The keyboard is probably one of the least glamorous computer peripherals, but for all gamers it is one of the most essential elements of all. This is the selection of the best price-quality keyboards of the moment. Not to be missed.
Before you start choosing the best option, you should ask yourself these questions:
- Do you really need a keyboard to play games? In other words … Are you a gamer? A fan of video games? Or do you only play occasionally? If you only play a few times a week, you may be more interested in a good wireless keyboard. They are more versatile and tend to be cheaper.
- Do you need a keyboard to work? You can choose better options. We give you a few: The best mouse and keyboards to work at home.
- How much money can you spend? There are quite cheap gaming keyboards (for less than 30 euros you have interesting options) … but if you want to know what is good in this world, maybe you should spend a little more than 100 euros.
- Does the sound of the keys bother you? Many keyboards for video games make a lot of noise… you should know this beforehand. And take that into account when choosing the best Cherry MX key combination.
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What do we have to take into account before buying a good quality-price gaming keyboard?
We must be careful to choose a keyboard with good features and functionalities. We update our guide to the best gaming keyboards of 2021.
1.-Membrane keyboards vs mechanical keyboards
Membrane keyboards are usually cheaper and present in low-end models, while mechanical keyboards are usually more expensive. Membrane keyboards work by an electric current through two soft plastic membranes.
Mechanical keyboards work by placing a mechanical switch under each key. The latter option feels better and works more reliably, but is considerably more expensive. For gaming, you should get a mechanical keyboard.
Cherry MX keys are an industry standard. They come in a good variety of colors, but the most common are red, brown, and blue.
- Red keys are quiet and responsive to a light touch
- The brown keys are quiet, but sturdy
- The blue keys click and are sturdy.
Most gaming keyboards do everything, and many of them have extra keys to assign macro functions, making them ideal for FPS, RTS or MOBA. But where these keyboards are really interesting are to play MMOs: the least, have 6 extra keys, but they can go up to 18 (they are more expensive and very large).
3.-Is it worth it to be enlightened?
Well, the truth is that it increases the price of the keyboard a lot, especially if they have RGB colors. The usefulness of your purchase must be highly valued (aesthetic reasons).
- For less than 100 euros you will usually find membrane keyboards or old mechanical models.
- For between 100 and 150 euros you will find the best options for quality price.
- For more than 150 euros you will find the premium range with RGB lighting.
What are the best keyboards for gamers in 2021?
1.-SteelSeries Apex Pro and Razer Huntsman Elite: the two best options as a keyboard to play (wired). Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro the best wireless option
1.1-SteelSeries Apex Pro
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features: OmniPoint switch technology guarantees 100 million keystrokes; Smart Display with OLED and internal storage that shows quick information about the game; made of unbreakable aeronautical aluminum alloy; 16.8 million illumination colors per key; QWERTY (UK)
A real beast that only has one problem: the high price, more than 200 euros. And that the keyboard is QWERTY (UK)… it doesn’t have a «ñ» key, but if you put it in Spanish, you will be able to use it without any problem.
The build quality is tremendous in aluminum, the brightness of the keys spectacular and the response of the keys from another planet. It has wrist rests. It has an OLED screen to display information and it is really comfortable.
It is compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4 and with the SteelSeries Engine software you will be able to guard the keyboard to your liking.
1.2-Razer Huntsman Elite
Interface: Wired – Keyboard Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: Razer Optomechanical Switches, Optical Drive to maximize your APM, all of this can be programmed and customized with Synapse 3, wrist rest, local hybrid memory and storage on the cloud
The best thing about this gaming keyboard is that its optomechanical switches give you tremendous reaction speed. Razer has managed to create a mix of mechanical switches with optical sensors.
There is no faster keyboard at the moment. You are going to need two USB cables to use their full potential. It’s kind of noisy… and it’s quite expensive, but it has the latest technology.
1.3 Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro: the best wireless option
Interface: 2.4 GHz wireless and bluetooth – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features: With Razer HyperSpeed (connects up to 3 devices via Bluetooth) Includes detachable USB C cable to charge while you play. RAZER GREEN green mechanical switches; Multifunctional digital controller and 4 multimedia keys. With transparent casing and amulecas rest.
A truly complete wireless model. With everything you can ask for in a gaming keyboard … but it is somewhat expensive. You could already imagine it being wireless. Can also be used corded.
It is linked via bluetooth with up to 3 devices or through its wireless receiver. Latency is very, very low (better via wifi than bluetooth).
With Razer Synapse 3 software you can reassign functions, set macros for any key, and customize the RGB backlighting on each key.
Do you hit? It comes with ABS covers, which are prone to glare, and some keys don’t work on macOS. The software is only available on Windows.
2.-Corsair K95 RGB Platinum – The best mechanical keyboard for gaming
Interface: Wired – Keyboard Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: Cherry MX Speed, Brown, RGB Multi-Color Backlight, Spanish QWERTY, Key Backlight with Light Edge, 8MB storage with lighting playback and macros hardware
If you want the best of the best, and you can spend a little more, this is the model you are looking for. Has it all. Its manufacturing quality is really good, it is a fairly large and very comfortable keyboard.
It has dedicated multimedia controls, USB transfer port, metal volume wheel, and beloved RGB lighting. You will find 6 special keys for macros and you can use the CORSAIR iCUE software to control the lighting, with sophisticated macro programming.
3.-Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features:
If you are looking for a gaming keyboard with a tremendous design and good functionalities, this model is what you are looking for. The pity is that the keyboard is not in Spanish. You will find the Titan Switches instead of the typical Cherry Mx. Its lighting is really good, and typing on it is a blessing. It is a bit expensive.
4.-Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
Interface: Wired – Keypad Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: Advanced lighting control, macro programming, CHERRY MX switches with authentic gold contacts with ultra-fast 1.2mm actuation and a force of 45 g of light.
Fast and a tremendous response rate is the best thing about this gaming keyboard. It features Cherry MX switches with an ultrafast 1.2mm actuation and 45g light force. The perfect keyboard for first person shooters, but not for long typing sessions.
The only problem is choosing the best keys:
- Cherry MX Red: Smooth and fast
- Cherry MX Blue: Preciso y audible
- Cherry MX Brown: Tactile and quiet
- Cherry MX Speed: Fast and highly accurate
We stick with the Cherry MX Brown or the Cherry MX Speed.
5.-Corsair K63 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Interface: connection via USB – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features: 100% CHERRY MX mechanical key switches. QWERTY Spanish; red LED backlight; Specific multimedia and volume controls.
It has Cherry MX Red switches, RGB lighting and practical multimedia controls. It lacks a numeric keyboard.
Comes with replacement keys. The keys do not make a lot of noise, for those of you who prefer a silent keyboard and it has a fairly compact size. The construction is plastic but the keyboard feels very solid.
The lighting is only red (it can be dimmed or turned off). One of the best options for less than 100 euros.
6.-Mars Gaming MCP118 (Keyboard, Mouse and Gaming Pad): the cheapest gaming keyboard
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes (3 modes) – programmable keys: No – Features: 15 function keys and Anti-ghosting. With 350 x 250 x 3 mm mouse pad and 4000 DPI optical sensor mouse.
The cheapest gaming keyboard in our selection. Not only do you have a good keyboard, it also comes with a mouse pad and mouse. You can’t ask for more for this price.
The lighting is simple but good. The keys don’t make a lot of noise and the mouse works quite well, it even lights up. The mousepad is perfect for gaming: it is quite large.
Why is it so cheap? It is not a mechanical keyboard. It is perfect to start in the world of gaming, but it is not mechanical. Keep that in mind. Mouse sensitivity can be changed (1000/1800/2800/4000 DPI).
7.-Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 MX Silent
Interface: Wired – Keyboard Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: Cherry MX Silent RGB Key Switches, RGB Multi-Color Dynamic Backlight, Removable Soft-Touch Wrist Rest, Key Sets for FPS and MOBA, Protection against null pulsations with simultaneous detection. QWERTY Spanish.
A keyboard that has very good characteristics. It’s a mid-range gaming keyboard with Cherry MX, RGB lighting, or macro keys. It is a very quiet keyboard thanks to the Cherry MX Silent built with Gold-Crosspoint contacts, gold-plated contact closures and pressure resistant metal alloy springs.
The workmanship could be improved a bit and you have to use two USB cables. It is also perfect for writing for long hours. It has a mix of features that is hard to match with other keyboards. If its price were a little lower and the metal fabrication … it would be perfect.
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: No – Features: Romer-G mechanical switch, USB passthrough connection, function keys (FN) control volume, play and pause, track skipping, mute , turn lighting on or off, activate game mode
A keyboard with a really good design and some keys from another planet for a really reasonable price. It has Romer-G mechanical switches, and the only drawbacks that can be put is that it does not have specific keys to control the multimedia part and that the USB pass-through connection is USB 2.0.
8.-Razer Ornata Chroma
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys : No – Features: Gaming keyboard with mechanical membrane, ergonomic wrist rest and RGB chroma backlighting, i customizable Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
A keyboard that unites the best of both worlds: mechanical and membranes. The result is a great experience. Razer’s mechanical membranes combine the cushioned feel of rubber domes with the well-defined tactile feel of a mechanical switch that allows for rapid actuation of each key and a loud audible click.
Like its other products, the Ornata features a fully customizable backlight, and has a really cuddly ergonomic wrist rest.
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features: Romer-G mechanical key switch, aluminum top case, additional USB cable, additional 12 keys
A simple and understated gaming keyboard. Its design is very simple and straightforward, but really striking with its aluminum alloy in the upper case. It doesn’t sound too much, its Romer-G pads are really good and it will allow you to type really fast. LEDs are only red.
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Interface: Wired – Keyboard Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: Ultra-fast responsive Romer-G mechanical key switches, i customizable RGB lighting, easy-access multimedia control
With excellent Romer-G mechanical keys with ultra-fast response capacity, and a very good feeling when you have it in your hands. A very solid offer even to work on Windows and MacOS since it offers keys for both systems. It has an easily accessible multimedia control. Its design is minimalist and the only downside that you can put is that it does not have USB pass-through ports.
Interface: wired – keyboard backlight: Yes – programmable keys: Yes – Features: long-lasting LED backlight, six programmable G-keys, game mode selector, easy to install.
The cheapest model but probably more than enough for most gamers. It may look like a mechanical keyboard, but there is a membrane underneath those keys, so the feel is really squishy when you play them. And its characteristics are not so bad, it has up to six programmable macro keys. It’s a low-cost keyboard, but it’s a safe value. It has the keyboard in Spanish.
Corsair Gaming K95 – Mechanical keyboard
Interface: Wired – Keyboard Backlight: Yes – Programmable Keys: Yes – Features: 18 G Keys with up to 108 Macros, 100% Null Touch Protection with 104 Key Detection on USB, 100% Cherry MX RGB Switches Mechanical NET.
Like the Corsair K70, this model is a tremendous gaming keyboard. The single-row arrangement of six macro keys keeps this keyboard organized simply. The software can be a bit ‘clunky’, but if all you’re doing is assigning macros, you may not even need it. It has 8MB to save profiles. It has 16.8 million colors and is made of military grade aluminum, so it is very resistant.