Best Wireless Keyboards 2024

Your keyboard is one of the most important parts of your PC; it's the main way you interface with your computer. While wireless peripherals have gotten a bad rap in the past, they've recently caught up to wired peripherals in terms of connectivity and latency, especially for non-competitive gamers.

The best wireless keyboard for you depends on how and where you plan to use it, and what you plan to do with it. Wireless keyboards come in all sizes (from mini 60 percent layouts to full-size with extra macro keys), switch types, and aesthetics.

Whether you're a couch-bound console gamer trying to chat on your PlayStation 5 or a productivity-focused coder trying to clean up your workspace, there's a perfect wireless keyboard out there for you — and these are the best wireless keyboards we've personally tested.

If you're looking for a great keyboard that's not necessarily wireless, check out our list of best gaming keyboards.

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The Best Wireless Keyboards You Can Buy Today

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Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard

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Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: ROG NX Snow (Hot-Swappable)
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: 96%
Size: 14.84 x 5.16 x 1.57 inches / 377 x 131 x 40mm
Weight: 2.23lbs / 1012g

Reasons to buy

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Hot-swappable
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Excellent battery life
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Improved linear switches
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Sturdy build

Reasons to avoid

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96 percent layout is pretty cramped
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Only one layer of programmability
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Annoying Armoury Crate Software

Asus' ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless is just about everything you want in a wireless gaming keyboard — it's speedy, responsive, and reliable while gaming, customizable, and it gets up to 1,500 hours of battery life over a low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection. It has a 96-percent layout, which means it's relatively compact (it measures just 14.84 x 5.16 x 1.57 inches / 377 x 131 x 40mm), without sacrificing the 10-key numberpad. 

The ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless is sturdily-built, with an aluminum alloy top plate and double-shot PBT keycaps. It does have a plastic chassis (necessary, according to Asus, for reliable wireless connectivity), but it's got multiple layers of sound-dampening foam inside to minimize case ping. It comes with Asus' second-gen ROG NX Snow linear mechanical switches, which have an actuation force of 45g and are stable, smooth, and quiet. It's also got a hot-swappable PCB, so you can swap the NX Snows out for the switches of your choice. 

This keyboard is wireless (naturally, that's why it's on this page), with both low-latency 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Asus says it will get up to 1,500 hours of battery life over 2.4GHz wireless with the lighting turned off, which is fantastic (though this number drops precipitously with the lighting turned on). The ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless isn't quite as fancy as its pricier sibling, the Asus ROG Azoth, but it's close — and it's $70 cheaper. 

Read: Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless Review

Best Full-Size Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is the best full-size wireless keyboard we've tested (Image credit: Future)
Best Full-Size Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Razer Green (clicky) or Yellow (linear)
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: Full-size
Size: 17.7 x 9.8 x 1.7 inches (450.7 x 248.4 x 42.3mm)
Weight: 3.1 pounds (1,423g)

Reasons to buy

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Doubleshot keycaps feel premium, resist smudges
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Satisfying multi-function dial and media keys

Reasons to avoid

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Finicky when battery is very low
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No macro keys

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is our favorite wireless keyboard for gaming because it offers you a full-size, full-height mechanical switch experience, plus all the features you’d expect in a premium gaming clacker. That includes high-end doubleshot ABS plastic keycaps that felt good during testing and looked good too, resisting smudges notably better than rivals and the keyboard’s aluminum top plate. You also get a cozy, plush leatherette magnetic wrist rest and four onboard memory profiles. Unfortunately, you’ll need the software to use any RGB besides the 7 effects stored in the keyboard’s memory. And there are no macro keys, like the Logitech G915 Lightspeed on this page, its top rival, offers.

The BlackWidow V3 Pro can connect with a wireless dongle, via its included charging cable or through Bluetooth, which lets it pair with up to 3 additional PCs. Battery life varies based on backlight brightness and effect but can range from 5-25 hours with lighting and reach 192 hours without. And at 3% battery life, the BlackWidow V2 Pro can get wonky, with delays in registering keypresses and issues with the software finding it. 

But ultimately, the BlackWidow V3 Pro delivers everything you’d expect from an expensive, top-of-the-line gaming keyboard, except a mandatory cable. There's also a newer BlackWidow V3 Mini model, although it doesn't bring as much to the table for its price as its larger sibling.

For more gaming recommendations, with or without cables, see our Best Gaming Keyboards page. 

Read: Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro review

Best Budget Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Redragon Vishnu K596 is a great wireless gaming keyboard for those on a budget (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Budget Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Outemu Red
Backlight: RGB
Type: Tenkeyless
Size: 15 x 6 x 1.5 inches (381 x 152 x 38mm)
Weight: 3.64 pounds 1.65kg)

Reasons to buy

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Very attractive price
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Includes wrist rest
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10 programmable G keys
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Volume wheel and media buttons

Reasons to avoid

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Design feels a bit unpolished
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Side lights suck up battery when in wireless mode
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Heavy

Redragon isn’t exactly a well-known gaming brand in the U.S., but it’s hard to argue with the $70 price of the K596 Vishnu. This 2.4 GHz wireless gaming keyboard packs RGB, dedicated macro and media keys, a metal volume rocker, linear switches and even a wrist rest (albeit a hard plastic one) all into a tenkeyless package. And that's at well less than half the price of the more well-known competition.

The K596 Vishnu also feels solid and was comfortable to use while gaming and typing; although, the plastic used for the shell does look a bit cheap. There’s also some funkiness going on with the design, like the fact that F1-F8 are labeled as secondary media controls, despite there also being a bank of dedicated media buttons directly to their right. 

The second bank of programmable G keys are also oddly narrow and jammed up. And there are light bars on either side of the keyboard that, while look cool, are only going to drain your battery faster while you’re gaming without the USB-C cable plugged in. You can turn these off by hitting Fn and the Pause button repeatedly, but that’s a pain. The extra lights should default to only turning on when the keyboard is plugged in via a cable. The Vishnu is also heavier than competing wireless keyboards.

Still, despite its oddities and minor flaws, this is one heck of a keyboard for $70, when you consider Logitech’s G915 TKL costs more than three times as much and doesn’t include a wrist rest. If you’re after a compact, colorful wireless gaming keyboard on a budget, the K596 Vishnu easily earns a top spot in the pantheon.

Read: Redragon Vishnu K596 review

Best Low-Profile Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Corsair K100 Air Wireless RGB is a great low-profile wireless keyboard (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Low-Profile Wireless Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: Full-size
Size: 17.3 x 6.15 x 0.67 inches (439.42 x 156.210 x 17.03mm)
Weight: 1.72 pounds (780.18g)

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly thin design
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Cherry Ultra Low Profile switches feel great
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Highly customizable and programmable
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Tri-Mode Connectivity
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Dedicated media, profile and lighting keys

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
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Non-removable keycaps show oil and shine quickly
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Flat key profile can lead to typos

Corsair has created something unique with the K100 Air Wireless RGB. While there are still some areas for improvement (like the shine on the keycaps), this is the thinnest mechanical gaming keyboard I’ve seen from a large gaming brand, and Corsair has nailed the execution. 

At just 11mm thick at its thinnest point, it’s immediately reminiscent of the chiclet keys of yesteryear, but it manages to deliver an impressive mechanical keyboard typing and gaming experience. At $279, it’s unquestionably expensive but succeeds in being the most feature-rich and satisfying gaming keyboard in its class.

Read: Corsair K100 Air Wireless RGB review 

Best Optical Switch Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro has low-profile optical switches (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Optical Switch Wireless Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Razer Low-Profile Optical (Linear or Clicky)
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: Full-size
Size: 17.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches (437 x 139 x 26mm)
Weight: 1.7 pounds (776.5g)

Reasons to buy

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Low-profile optical switches are speedy
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Surprisingly comfortable to type on
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Attractive, minimal design with premium touches

Reasons to avoid

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Could last longer on a charge
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Feels a little mushy

Razer’s DeathStalker V2 Pro is a totally different animal from its predecessor, and that’s a good thing. It’s an attractive low-profile keyboard that has basically all the features you need — connectivity, customization and pretty lights, plus a surprisingly decent typing experience and an excellent gaming experience. It’s not exactly, as Razer claims, “built like a tank,” but it’s pretty durable for how small, slim and lightweight it is.

Read: Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro review 

Best TKL Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Wireless is a great compact, optical-switch keyboard (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best TKL Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: SteelSeries OmniPoint 2.0
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: TKL
Size: 14 x 5.04 x 1.65 inche (355 x 128 x 42 mm)
Weight: 1.65lbs (747g) without cable

Reasons to buy

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Highly customizable
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Soft-touch magnetic wrist rest
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Attractive but a little generic-looking
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Excellent gaming performance

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Feels hastily launched
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Buggier than usual

SteelSeries' Apex Pro TKL Wireless borrows the Apex Pro Mini’s sturdy, minimal, and more generic-looking chassis design, adding the company's updated, highly customizable dual-actuation OmniPoint 2.0 optical switches. The keyboard also packs plenty of premium features like an aluminum alloy top plate, double-shot PBT keycaps, bright per-key RGB, and a detachable magnetic wrist rest. The Apex Pro TKL/Apex Pro TKL Wireless’ roomier layout allows for dedicated media keys and a customizable OLED smart display. Also, unlike its predecessor, it comes in both wired and wireless versions.

The Apex Pro TKL Wireless is an excellent, highly customizable gaming keyboard in a TKL layout, which is much less restrictive than the Apex Pro Mini’s 60 percent layout — but we’re still holding out for an update to the full-size SteelSeries Apex Pro to rival Razer's excellent DeathStalker V2 Pro.

Read: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Wireless review

Best Wireless Keyboard for Productivity

The Akko 3098B is a great productivity keyboard (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Wireless Productivity Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Akko CS Jelly White, CS Jelly Pink, CS Jelly Blue (3098B) or Akko TTC Silent Red V3 Switches or TTC Princess switches (3098N)
Backlight: ?
Type: 96%
Size: 15 x 5.3 x 1.6 inches (382 x 134 x 40mm)
Weight: 2.4 pounds (1.1kg)

Reasons to buy

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Classy Design
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Fantastic ASA Keycaps
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Hot-Swappable Switches
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2.4-GHz, 3 Bluetooth Profiles, and Wired Connectivity

Reasons to avoid

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Default switches lack clicky option
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Software issues
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RGB Could Be More Customizable

A typist’s dream, the Akko 3098B combines the company’s comfy, ASA keycaps with a compact, 96-percent layout and the ability to hot-swap in your favorite switches if you don’t like the defaults. The curved surface of the keycaps made it easier to feel our way around while touch typing and the default CS Jelly White switches are the best linear switches we’ve ever used. 

The keyboard also has a classic, retro terminal look that made us feel like we were hacking into the Pentagon mainframe from Matthew Broderick’s house. Once we upgraded to our favorite clicky switches, it felt more like we were finishing a story on deadline in the newsroom of the Daily Planet. If you want a touch of modern flair, you can turn on the vibrant RGB lighting that lies beneath the keys. 

All nostalgia aside, the Akko 3098B comes loaded with features, including the ability to connect via 2.4-GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 / 3.0 or USB-C. Switching between entry methods takes a single keystroke and less than a second so you can easily use this keyboard with your desktop, a laptop, a Raspberry Pi, your tablet and your phone at the same time. 

The Akko 3098B’s 96-percent layout makes it nearly the same width as a tenkeyless model, but with almost all the keys of a full-size keyboard, including the numpad and arrow keys. Two sets of flip-out feet let you adjust the height to your liking.

Akko also sells an identical looking keyboard for $20 more under the model name 3098N. The 3098N just uses a different controller card inside, different client software and has a different selection of switches, but is otherwise the same.

Read: Akko 3098B / N Wireless Keyboard review

Best Portable Wireless Keyboard

The Keychron K3 is great for traveling (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Portable Wireless Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: Gateron low profile mechanical or Keychron Optical
Backlight: RGB
Type: 75%
Size: 12.05 x 4.57 x 0.87 inches (306 x 116 x 22mm)
Weight: 0.87 pounds (396g)

Reasons to buy

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Attractive slim design
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Swappable switches
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Mac and Windows-centric keycaps included
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Pretty backlighting

Reasons to avoid

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Slim shell means short battery life
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Exposed key design is not ideal for travel
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Travel pouch is $25 extra

You’ll have to spend extra on Keychron’s $25 travel pouch (or find something else to protect the keys), but the Keychron K3 offers a lot to like for typists on the go. With its appealing looks, attractive backlighting, svelte frame, and hot-swappable low-profile switches, there's a lot to like about the Keychron K3. It's easily the best portable low-profile mechanical/optical keyboard we've used in terms of comfort, looks, and versatility. The fact that Keychron was able to keep things this thin while retaining the ability to swap switches is especially impressive.

That said, battery life, as well as overall frame rigidity are compromises you'll have to make in favor of the slim package. If there’s room in your backpack for something taller, the Keychron K2 gets better battery life and feels like it’s built tougher — so it's worth considering exactly how much portability you need before buying. 

Read: Keychron K3 review

Best Portable Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Asus ROG Falchion NX is good for gamers on the go (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)
Best Portable Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Specifications

Switches: NX Red, Brown or Blue
Backlight: Per-key RGB
Type: 65%
Size: 12 x 4 x 1.5 inches (30.5 x 10.1 x 3.9cm)
Weight: 1.14 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Smooth switches
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Adjustable feet
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Double shot PBT keycaps
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Touch Panel
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Can connect wirelessly

Reasons to avoid

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Touch Panel is sensitive
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Clunky RGB software

The Asus ROG Falchion NX packs just about every feature you could need from a gaming keyboard into as small a space as possible. Thanks to its arrow keys, navigation keys, innovative side touch panel and wireless macro recording capabilities, you don’t have to worry about losing functionality with this board, despite its 65% frame.

This board also boasts Asus’ in-house NX switches, which we thought felt noticeably smoother than Cherry MX switches in our review. They also proved a touch louder during our testing, but they should still be a suitable alternative for anyone exhausted with Cherry’s (and its clones’) dominance over the switch market. Red (linear), brown (tactile) and blue (clicky) options are all available here.

This board does have per-key RGB lighting, although customizing it means navigating Asus’ clunky Aura Creator software. Making up for that, though, are other premium features like double shot PBT keycaps and the ability to connect over both a USB-C to USB-A cable and 2.4 GHz wireless.

Add in the side touch panel’s ability to hold up to five gesture based actions, and that makes this an extremely viable board for all sorts of use cases, which isn’t something you can always say about 65% keyboards.

Read: Asus ROG Falchion NX review

Wireless Keyboard Shopping Tips

Mechanical or not? If you’re a gamer and/or will also be doing a lot of writing, a mechanical clacker will be the best wireless keyboard for you. Keyboards with mechanical switches are also usually more durable — although membrane models often hold up better to spilled liquids.

Backlighting / RGB: The least-expensive wireless keyboards won’t likely have backlighting, which is OK if you always use your keyboard in a well-lit space. But if you work or game late into the night and don’t want to (or can’t) switch on overhead lights, a keyboard with backlit keys is what you should be looking for. A single light color will get the job done, but RGB backlighting lets you change things up.

Pick your switch: Not all of the best wireless keyboards will use mechanical switches. But for those that do, you’ll have plenty of switch options, depending on the model you choose. Many gamers prefer linear switches (often labeled as red or brown) because they make it easier to mash the same buttons repeatedly in quick succession. But, this kind of switch often results in more mistakes (often repeated letters) when typing. 

Those who type for a living usually prefer “clicky” switches with a tactile bump (often labeled as blue, white, or green) that you can feel when the switch actuates. But clicky switches are usually noisy, which can bother other people nearby (or even the person typing or gaming).

There are dozens of other switch types, including optical-mechanical and membrane. The latter tend to have a mushier feel but are much better at surviving things like spilled drinks. The type of switch that’s best for you depends on personal preference and your use cases and needs. So whenever possible, get an inexpensive switch tester to try out different options, or try to find a keyboard you’re considering in a store to get a feel for it before buying.

Full-size, tenkeyless, or smaller? Tenkeyless keyboards ditch the number pad, while 65% models often eliminate navigation keys, and 60% boards also usually cut the arrow keys. While some will want every possible key, others prefer a smaller keyboard to save space on their desk, or something that's smaller for easier travel.

Bluetooth or 2.4GHz: If you want a wireless keyboard that you can use with smartphones and tablets, opt for a Bluetooth keyboard. Most laptops and many desktops these days support Bluetooth. So these are good if you want to use your best wireless keyboard with multiple devices.

That said, if you're only going to use your keyboard with a PC or Mac, and you plan on gaming, you'll want to go with a 2.4GHz connection. A 2.4GHz connection uses a USB dongle, so you'll need a spare USB port — but pairing is a lot simpler and the latency will be reduced drastically when compared to Bluetooth.

It's also handy to have a keyboard that works when plugged in via USB, even if you plan to be wireless most of the time. If you can plug the keyboard in and use it while you're charging, you won't have to worry about downtime.

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