February 2024

Gaming Keyboards: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of gaming keyboards rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 7 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 108 gaming keyboard endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

63 gaming keyboards were endorsed in total, only 22 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 Feb 2024, Asus ROG Azoth takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed gaming keyboard with 6 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 6 recommended it as the '#1 gaming keyboard' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking gaming keyboards start at $27.08 (Roccat Magma) and go up to $249.99 (Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro). Median gaming keyboard costs $130.21 (Razer Huntsman v2 Analog).
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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Tom's Guide
Rtings.com
T3
GamesRadar+
PCMag
Digital Trends
Laptop Mag
Tom's Hardware
PC Gamer
TechRadar
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Asus ROG Azoth
The Asus ROG Azoth gaming keyboard is a highly customizable and durable keyboard with hot-swappable ROG NX mechanical switches, extensive RGB lighting, and multiple connectivity options, making it a versatile choice for gamers who prioritize a solid and stable typing experience.
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- $130
Corsair K70 RGB TKL
The Corsair K70 RGB TKL is a highly customizable and versatile gaming keyboard with per-key addressable RGB lighting, a compact size, and extensive customization options through Corsair's iCUE software, making it suitable for gamers, programmers, and content creators who prioritize speed, responsiveness, and personalization.
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- $192
Corsair K100 RGB
The Corsair K100 RGB keyboard is a high-end gaming keyboard with customizable lighting, programmable keys, and a sleek design, making it a great option for gamers and power users.
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Razer Huntsman v2 Analog
The Razer Huntsman v2 Analog gaming keyboard is a customizable and sleek keyboard with joystick-inspired analog input, full RGB backlighting, and versatile connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for gamers and power users.
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SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
The SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL is a high-quality gaming keyboard with customizable OLED display, RGB lighting, and SteelSeries' new and improved OmniPoint 2.0 adjustable mechanical switches, offering extensive customization options for a personalized gaming experience.
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Logitech G915 TKL
The Logitech G915 TKL is a premium wireless gaming keyboard with low-profile GL mechanical switches, customizable RGB lighting, programmable keys, and stable wireless connectivity, making it an excellent choice for competitive gamers.
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Corsair K70 Pro Mini
The Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless keyboard is a highly customizable and durable 60% form-factor mini keyboard suitable for gamers and heavy typers, offering Cherry MX Red or Speed switches, hot-swappable PCB, and full RGB backlighting that can be customized using the iCUE software, with three connectivity options: USB-C, Bluetooth, and Corsair's proprietary Slipstream wireless technology, making it a versatile device compatible with various operating systems.
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HyperX Alloy Origins 60
The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 is a compact and ultra-slim gaming keyboard with proprietary linear switches, robust customization options, and a detachable USB Type-C cable, making it a reliable and stable option for gamers and typists who want a responsive and comfortable typing experience with extensive customization options.
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- $230
Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro
The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro is a customizable and durable mechanical gaming keyboard with two switch options and extensive RGB lighting and programmable key options.
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MSI Vigor GK71
The MSI Vigor GK71 Sonic is a durable and customizable gaming keyboard with per-key RGB LED lighting and programmable keys, making it a great option for gamers and power users.
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- $177
Logitech G915
The Logitech G915 keyboard is a premium, customizable, and portable option for gamers and professionals, with low-profile switches, extensive RGB lighting and programmable key options, and reliable connectivity.
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Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro
The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is a highly customizable and versatile gaming keyboard with durable mechanical switches, extensive customization options, versatile connectivity options, and compatibility with various operating systems and gaming platforms.
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- $250
Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro
The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro keyboard is a customizable and well-built option for gamers and professionals, with per-key RGB lighting, low-profile optical switches, and stable connectivity options.
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SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless
The SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless keyboard is a highly customizable and responsive keyboard suitable for both gaming and typing, with SteelSeries' proprietary OmniPoint 2.0 switches, per-key RGB lighting, and multiple connectivity options.
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- $27
Roccat Magma
The Roccat Magma gaming keyboard offers customizable RGB lighting, programmable keys, and a detachable wrist rest, making it suitable for gamers who prioritize comfort and customization.
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- $119
Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro
The Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard is a durable and customizable wired gaming keyboard with responsive Titan Switch Optical switches and full RGB backlighting.
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- $190
Razer BlackWidow V4 75%
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- $91
HyperX Alloy Elite 2
The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is a durable and visually striking keyboard designed for gamers who prioritize responsiveness, reliability, and customization options.
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- $160
Razer Huntsman V2 TKL
The Razer Huntsman V2 TKL is a durable and customizable gaming keyboard with Razer's own optical switches, per-key RGB lighting, fully programmable keys, and stable connectivity options, making it a great investment for gamers and heavy typists.
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Razer BlackWidow V3 Hyper
The Razer BlackWidow V3 Hyper is a compact and customizable gaming keyboard with two switch options, per-key RGB lighting, programmable macro keys, and multiple connectivity options, making it ideal for gamers who want a responsive and versatile keyboard.
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Roccat Vulcan II Max
The Roccat Vulcan II Max Gaming Keyboard is a customizable mechanical keyboard with TITAN II Optical Mechanical Switches, extensive RGB lighting options, and programmable keys, making it ideal for power-users and hard-core gamers.
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- $199
Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB
The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB keyboard is a highly customizable and ergonomic keyboard ideal for gamers and professionals who require a personalized keyboard experience, with a split design, extensive customization options, and compatibility with multiple operating systems.
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#15 $27.08 Roccat Magma
#8 $79.99 HyperX Alloy Origins 60
#23 $90.99 HyperX Alloy Elite 2
#21 $118.80 Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro
#2 $129.99 Corsair K70 RGB TKL
#4 $130.21 Razer Huntsman v2 Analog
#7 $139 Corsair K70 Pro Mini
#25 $139.99 Razer BlackWidow V3 Hyper
#24 $159.99 Razer Huntsman V2 TKL
#6 $160 Logitech G915 TKL
#11 $177 Logitech G915
#5 $189.99 SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
#14 $189.99 SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless
#22 $189.99 Razer BlackWidow V4 75%
#3 $191.82 Corsair K100 RGB
#27 $199 Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB
#1 $199.99 Asus ROG Azoth
#12 $229.49 Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro
#9 $229.99 Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro
#13 $249.99 Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro

We ranked Asus ROG Azoth #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Asus ROG Azoth as #1.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

The best gaming keyboard overall

Outstanding typing experience
Speedy and responsive
Flexible OLED display and control knob
Smaller design still offers plenty of functionality

Will be difficult to swap keycaps
One of the most expensive decks on the market

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PCMag

Best Gaming Keyboard With Hot-Swappable Keys / Editors' Choice

Highly compact footprint for the key count
Ultra-stable key switches with box stabilizers
Includes comprehensive starter tool kit for keyboard tweakers
OLED panel for adjusting media/volume or simple animations
Per-key RGB key backlighting

Pricey for a sawed-off keyboard
Delete-key placement less than optimal
Armoury Crate software is a heavy install

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Digital Trends

The best premium gaming keyboard

Multipurpose OLED display
Sublime typing experience
Gasket mount design
Switch stabilizers
Switch lubing station included

North-facing PCB can present keycap issues
Stock NX switches aren't the best

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Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Keyboard for Typing

Very sturdy build
Sounds and feels like an enthusiast board
Comes with a whole box of accessories
OLED display is attractive, versatile
Excellent battery life

Armoury Crate is the worst!!!!
Keycaps are a little slippery
Only one layer of programmability

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PC Gamer

The best money-no-object wireless gaming keyboard

Outstanding build quality
Great typing experience
Solid, speedy wireless
Useful OLED display

How much?!
Damned Armoury Crate

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TechRadar

Brilliant compact gaming keyboard that's easy to upgrade

Excellent build quality
Great performance
Easy to upgrade

Very expensive
No dedicated macro buttons

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We ranked Corsair K70 RGB TKL #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best TKL gaming keyboard

Gorgeous design
Authentic Cherry MX key switches
Handy tournament features

Expensive
Media controls have a learning curve

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Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Gaming Keyboard

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T3

The most customisable TKL gaming keyboard

Per-key RGB lighting
Tournament Switch
Detachable USB cable

Expensive to buy
Day-to-day typing takes getting used to
Slightly larger than the most compact TKL keyboards

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GamesRadar+

The best TKL gaming keyboard

Wide range of switches available
Incredible speeds
Portable and convenient

-TKL design does limit dedicated macro keys

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Digital Trends

The best TKL gaming keyboard

8,000Hz hyper-polling
Distraction-free tournament mode
Durable keycaps

No wrist rest is included

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Laptop Mag

One of the best mechanical keyboards for a seasoned gamer

Excellent build
Speedy key response
Great Build quality
Very customizable

Takes getting used to

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend gaming keyboards.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of gaming keyboards, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Corsair K100 RGB #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Corsair K100 RGB as #1.
Critic endorsements:
T3

A high-end keyboard that feels super-premium

Beautiful build and design
Dedicated media keys
Some great extra features

Very expensive for the features
Not wireless

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PCMag

Best Gaming Keyboard for Serious Streamers

Extra macro buttons, with Stream Deck support
Useful iCue control wheel
Comfortable wrist rest
USB Passthrough

Stream Deck support limited to extra Macro keys
Corsair OPX Optical Switches are an acquired taste
Very expensive

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Laptop Mag

The best overall gaming keyboard

Premium attractive build
Comfortable typing experience
Blazing fast key inputs
Tons of functionality and customization options

Pricy
OPX keys need getting used to

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TechRadar

The optical-mechanical gaming keyboard to buy

Maxed out features
Stable keycaps

Very expensive
iCue woes

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We ranked Razer Huntsman v2 Analog #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Razer Huntsman v2 Analog as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best gaming keyboard with optical switches

Oh-so smooth linear opto-mechanical switches
Great wrist rest comfort and ergonomics
Quiet typing
Tidy design
Detachable USB-C cable

No media keys
Although comfortable, wrist rest has a handful of issues
No tactile switch option

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Laptop Mag

A quiet, smooth killer enters the arena — It’s the Razer Huntsman V2

Super comfortable wrist rest
Neat compact design
Great gaming performance
Smooth keys

Lighting could be brighter
Expensive

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TechRadar

The best gaming keyboard overall

Fully customizable key actuation
Delightfully tactile key clicks

Eye-wateringly expensive

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We ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Gaming Keyboard

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Tom's Hardware

Best TKL Gaming Keyboard

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

Expensive
Feels hastily launched
Buggier than usual

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TechRadar

Best gaming keyboard for customizations

Incredibly customizable
Great gaming performance
Some nice features

Slightly buggy software
Expensive

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We ranked Logitech G915 TKL #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

An excellent wired or wireless compact option

Fantastic typing experience
Compact form factor
Plenty of lighting options

No number pad on this model
It's going to cost you
Older microUSB connection

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GamesRadar+

The best wireless gaming keyboard

Sleek mechanical switches
Slimline design
Dedicated macro keys
Solid battery life

ABS keycaps pick up oil
No wrist rest

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Digital Trends

The best wireless gaming keyboard

Superb typing experience
Bright RGB lighting
Fast wireless technology
Long battery life
Bug-free, useful software

Expensive
Incompatible with most mechanical keyboard accessories

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TechRadar

The best low-profile gaming keyboard

Amazing tactile feedback and typing experience
Wireless multi-device connectivity is impressive

No full remapping/macro capabilities

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We ranked Corsair K70 Pro Mini #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

The best 60% gaming keyboard

Up to 50 onboard profiles
Hot-swappable switches
Excellent design
Powerful RGB effect

Scratchy typing experience
Stabilizer rattle
Pricier than other 60% options

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PCMag

Best 65 Percent Gaming Keyboard / Editors' Choice

Excellent RGB implementation
Hot-swappable key switches
Included key cap and key switch puller
Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connection options
Compact and lightweight
Can create up to 50 user profiles via Corsair iCue app

Expensive
8,000Hz polling maximum may be overkill

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Digital Trends

The best compact gaming keyboard

Hot-swappable key switches
Excellent iCue RGB software
8,000Hz polling rate
Multiple pairing modes, including three Bluetooth devices
Reasonably priced

Battery life is a bit low
Typing isn't great with the stock switches

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TechRadar

The best 60% keyboard for gaming

Great performance on every front
Incredible customization options

Expensive

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We ranked HyperX Alloy Origins 60 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best mini gaming keyboard

Tiny profile
Comfortable key switches
Pretty RGB lighting

Not ideal for productivity
Keys are a little loud

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PCMag

Best 60 Percent Gaming Keyboard

Proprietary HyperX switches offer balanced typing feel
Cool, alternate space bar cap
Slightly more affordable than other 60 percent gaming keyboards
PBT keycaps

Only three onboard profiles
Non-PBT alternate keycaps

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Laptop Mag

The best 60% mechanical gaming keyboard

Petite, unique design
Comfortable key switches
Dazzling RGB lighting

Limited onboard profile storage
Windows-only compatibility

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TechRadar

The best affordable mini gaming keyboard

Affordable yet premium build
HyperX Red switches are speedy and responsive

No macros on hand

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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

The best full-sized gaming keyboard

Massive range of macro commands at your disposal
Speedy 8KHz polling
Macro buttons are well placed
USB passthrough
Plush, comfortable wrist rest
Premium feel in build and aesthetics

Large form factor won't suit all setups
Drops wireless connection from previous model
Command Dial could be doing more

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PCMag

Best Premium Gaming Keyboard / Editors' Choice

Tons of functionality
Command dial is a useful addition
Excellent RGB lighting effects
Optional Yellow Linear key switches are quiet

Large size takes some getting used to
Premium price

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Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Keyboard Splurge

Plush, padded wrist rest that extends keyboard’s underglow by 20 RGB zones
Programmable multi-function “Razer Command Dial”
Eight dedicated macro keys
8,000 Hz max polling rate

ABS keycaps may not last long
Macro keys disabled by default
Customization is very software-dependent

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We ranked MSI Vigor GK71 #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked MSI Vigor GK71 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Gaming Keyboard for Most People / Editors' Choice

Impressive RGB lighting
Quiet operation
Light-touch keycaps
Nifty volume roller
Wrist rest and keycap puller included
Cable routing helps keep cords tidy

Wrist rest is not magnetic
No dedicated macro buttons
No USB passthrough
Ambient Link LED option is limited to a handful of games

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TechRadar

Robust mechanical gaming keyboard with a fast actuation

Robust design, nice features
Back-to-basics software
Fast performance

Full size = not space-saving
Fast actuation is a double-edged sword

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We ranked Logitech G915 #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best wireless gaming keyboard

Excellent key switches
Beautiful design
Robust software

No wrist rest
Very expensive

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Tom's Hardware

Best Low-Profile Gaming Keyboard

Good for gaming and typing alike
Beautiful slim design

Keys show marks easily
No wrist rest

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PC Gamer

The best wireless gaming keyboard

Lag-free wireless
Great battery life
Low-profile mechanical switches

Macro key placement is odd to some
Requires semi-regular charging

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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best wireless gaming keyboard

Lag-free wireless connectivity
Comfortable to use
Very premium feel

Expensive
Some software issues
Battery life may be an issue

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Laptop Mag

Best wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Excellent build quality
Subtle matte black design
Extensive lighting and customization options
Comfortable typing experience
Lag-free wireless input

Pricey
Battery life is a little short

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Tom's Hardware

Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Doubleshot keycaps feel premium, resist smudges
Premium wrist rest

Finicky when battery is very low
No macro keys

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We ranked Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best low profile gaming keyboard

Slim, minimalist design
Comfortable key switches
Plenty of ways to connect

Much more expensive than wired models
No wrist rest

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GamesRadar+

The best low-profile gaming keyboard

Great typing experience
Wireless with long battery life
RGB Chroma functionality

Optical switches can be too sensitive
Keycaps aren't interchangeable

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TechRadar

The best wireless keyboard for gaming

Sleek, slim profile
Shorter actuation distance
Very comfortable

Pricey

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We ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best gaming keyboard for esports

Unique Omnipoint 2.0 switches
Dual actuation inputs
Perfect size for gamers
Satisfying typing and gaming experience
Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connections

Unnecessarily expensive
SteelSeries GG is a bit confusing
60% form factor limits use cases

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Tom's Hardware

Best Mini Gaming Keyboard

Feels great and intuitive for gaming
Highly customizable
Bright, attractive RGB
Feels sturdy but isn’t too heavy

Dual actuation has a learning curve
SteelSeries GG has some bugs
Legends for secondary keybinds are hard to see

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TechRadar

Most customizable gaming keyboard

Lots of customizations and features
Excellent performance overall
Great design and RGB lighting

Slow to wake

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We ranked Roccat Magma #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

The best membrane gaming keyboard

Fantastically low price
Smooth and satisfying experience
Extra macro functionality

RGB customization limited to five zones

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TechRadar

The best budget gaming keyboard

Fast, accurate keys
Impressively quiet keystrokes

Relatively lacking in features

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We ranked Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best tenkeyless gaming keyboard

Incredibly responsive
Beautifully bright RGB lighting
Compact

High-priced compared to other TKL options
Very loud switches

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TechRadar

Another excellent optical gaming keyboard

Fast and accurate performance
Satisfying yet quiet operation

Plethora of shortcuts have a steep learning curve

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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V4 75% #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best hot-swappable gaming keyboard

Fully hot-swappable
Compact 75% design
Comfortable typing experience
Customization via Razer Synapse app

Pricier than the competition

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PCMag

Best Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard / Editor's Choice

Excellent typing feel
Hot-swappable key switches
Per-key RGB lighting
Compact footprint
Pre-wrapped in a "tempest" tape mod

Expensive
No USB passthrough

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We ranked HyperX Alloy Elite 2 #18 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

Everything you could want in a gaming keyboard

Sharp, responsive switches
Full set of media keys

Fingerprint magnet
No wrist rest

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GamesRadar+

The best gaming keyboard for most

Smooth switches with low actuation
Powerful RGB lighting
USB passthrough

Cheaper keycaps
No wrist rest

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We ranked Razer Huntsman V2 TKL #19 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best premium gaming keyboard

Revolutionary optomechanical switches
Impressive focus on RGB backlighting
Mature and minimalist design
Incredibly fast typing performance

Expensive
The keys are very light

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TechRadar

The best TKL gaming keyboard

Fast optical switches
Removable cable

Not a lot of extra features

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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V3 Hyper #20 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best 65% mini keyboard

Just enough keys
Comfortable switches
Streamlined design

Extremely expensive
Short battery life on default settings

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T3

The best premium 65% form factor wireless keyboard

Premium build quality
Wired and wireless
Up to 200 hours of battery life

Very expensive
Do you need a 65% form factor?

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We ranked Roccat Vulcan II Max #21 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best RGB Gaming Keyboard

Attractive design with gorgeous RGB lighting
Easy-Shift+ adds tons of functionality
Switches compatible with many third-party keycaps

Expensive
Keycaps could be more comfortable
No wireless connection options

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Tom's Hardware

Best Looking Gaming Keyboard

Bright, attractive lighting looks great on wrist rest
Linear or tactile switch options
Dedicated media keys and built-in secondary functions

Fixed cable with dual USB connectors
Annoying Software
Slippery ABS keycaps

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We ranked Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB #22 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard / Editors' Choice

True Cherry MX switches in a choice of three varieties.
Comfortable ergonomic design, once you're accustomed to it.
Superb, plush wrist rest.
Per-key customizable RGB lighting

Driverless SmartSet app is more work than we'd like.
Optional "lift kit" costs extra.
Steep learning curve.

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Laptop Mag

Best outside-the-box design

Unique split-keyboard design
Optional lift kit to improve ergonomics
Customizable to the max

Lift kit not included

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