The Aukey KM-G12 gaming keyboard is a cheap mechanical that delivers the fundamentals.
The Corsair K60 RGB Pro is a basic gaming keyboard with a decent price for the build, but its mechanical switches look distracting.
Corsair’s K100 premium gaming clacker shifts to optical-mechanical switches, ups the polling rate to 4,000Hz, (thanks to a multi-threaded SoC), and adds a customizable iCue control wheel.
Update HyperX’s Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard sports in-house switches, but what makes it great is a fine-tuning of the basics and excellent aesthetics.
The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro wireless gaming keyboard boasts a premium build and features, but it’s expensive and software dependent.
The Logitech G915 TKL wireless mechanical keyboard has a slim and sturdy frame and the option to easily switch between two types of cable-free connections. But it’s very expensive.
Kailh Silent Box Red are some of the lightest mechanical keyboard switches you can find. The quiet, linear switches lead to fun gaming but accidental inputs, too.
The Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk is a divisive gaming keyboard that will appeal to a very specific audience, but probably won’t find a lot of love otherwise.
The Redragon K580 Vata gives you an RGB mechanical gaming keyboard without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, you'll miss out on things like onboard memory for multiple profiles.
The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 gaming keyboard has the bold looks players deserve. Its linear switches are allies on the battlefield, but the broad keycaps may tire your fingers.
With dual wireless connectivity options, the ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II lets you easily switch between multiple devices, including your PC, Raspberry Pi, media center and tablet.
With a striking white build that also caters to RGB fans, the Roccat Vulcan 122 Aimo will brighten up any gamer’s setup. But the distance between the keys and the high price are drawbacks.
With a 96 hour battery life with lighting, and 1,080 hours without it this could be the perfect mechanical keyboard for those looking to eliminate those pesky cables.
The IOGear HVER Pro X is built for speed and bling while targeting budget shoppers. But it does those things with varying degrees of success.