May 2024

Gaming Keyboards: MetaRanking

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

Summary

On 2 May 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 96 gaming keyboard endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

60 gaming keyboards were endorsed in total, only 20 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 2 May 2024, Asus ROG Azoth takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed gaming keyboard with 5 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 5 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 $34.49 (SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL) and go up to $246.99 (Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro). Median gaming keyboard costs $129.76 (HyperX Alloy Elite 2).
$34.49
$246.99

At a glance - May Ranking

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Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Tom's Guide
Rtings.com
T3
GamesRadar+
PCMag
TechRadar
PC Gamer
Tom's Hardware
Laptop Mag
Digital Trends
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- $191
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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2
- $147
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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3
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+9 $170
Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96
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4
+1 $165
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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3
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5
+2 $93
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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+2 $96
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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7
15
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7
+2 $225
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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-5 $180
Razer BlackWidow V4 75%
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9
+5 $99
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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-6 $164
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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11
+2 $230
Corsair K70 Max
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12
-6 $220
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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12
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3
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13
+3 $190
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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14
+1 $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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9
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15
-5 $189
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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+1 $35
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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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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21
+1 $247
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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+1 $130
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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+1 $115
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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#16 $34.99 Roccat Magma
#5 $93 Corsair K70 Pro Mini
#20 $94.20 Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro
#6 $95.52 HyperX Alloy Origins 60
#9 $99 Razer Huntsman v2 Analog
#23 $114.99 Razer BlackWidow V3 Hyper
#22 $129.99 Razer Huntsman V2 TKL
#2 $147 Corsair K70 RGB TKL
#10 $164.36 SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
#4 $164.90 Logitech G915 TKL
#3 $169.99 Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96
#8 $179.99 Razer BlackWidow V4 75%
#15 $188.74 Logitech G915
#13 $189.99 SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless
#1 $190.86 Asus ROG Azoth
#14 $199 Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB
#12 $219.99 Corsair K100 RGB
#7 $224.99 Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro
#11 $229.99 Corsair K70 Max
#21 $246.99 Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro

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

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Asus ROG Azoth as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
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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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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PC Gamer

The best high-end wireless gaming keyboard

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

How much?!
Damned Armoury Crate

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

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
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

8000Hz maximum polling rate.
Exceptionally low latency

No wireless connectivity.
Only available in two linear switch options.
Bloated, somewhat intrusive companion software.

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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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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 May 2024 ranking

We ranked Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 #3 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PC Gamer

The best gaming keyboard

Excellent switch feel
Sound dampening that really works
Hot-swappable switches
Adjustable multimedia control wheel

Armoury Crate app is messy

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Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Keyboard Overall

Hot-swappable
Excellent battery life
Improved linear switches
Sturdy build

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

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We ranked Logitech G915 TKL #4 in May 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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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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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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We ranked Corsair K70 Pro Mini #5 in May 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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TechRadar

The best 60% keyboard for gaming

Great performance on every front
Incredible customization options

Expensive

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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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We ranked HyperX Alloy Origins 60 #6 in May 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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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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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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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro #7 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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 Full-Size Gaming Keyboard

Plush wrist rest with 20 RGB zones
Programmable knob and eight dedicated macro keys
8,000 Hz max polling rate

ABS keycaps
Macro keys disabled by default
Customization is very software-dependent

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We ranked Razer BlackWidow V4 75% #8 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Razer BlackWidow V4 75% as #1.
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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Laptop Mag

The best overall gaming keyboard

Dedicated media keys and volume roller
Excellent typing sound and feel
Compact 75% size
Hot-swappable
Includes a comfy wrist rest

Razer Synapse is still clunky

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We ranked Razer Huntsman v2 Analog #9 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Razer Huntsman v2 Analog as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best gaming keyboard overall

Fully customizable key actuation
Delightfully tactile key clicks

Eye-wateringly expensive

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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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We ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL #10 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 12 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Gaming Keyboard

You can customize the actuation point of individual switches.
Remarkably low latency.
Impressive build quality.

No wireless connectivity.
Keys wobble a bit.
Bloated, somewhat intrusive companion software

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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 Corsair K70 Max #11 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Corsair K70 Max as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best gaming keyboard overall

Unique magnetic switches
Sturdy build
Comfortable wrist rest
Highly programmable
Excellent for gaming and typing

Costs more than the competition

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PC Gamer

The best competitive gaming keyboard

8,000 Hz polling rate
Adjustable actuation to 0.4mm
Easy to configure in iCUE app
RGB lighting is some of the best around

Typing experience could be better
Pretty loud

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We ranked Corsair K100 RGB #12 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
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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TechRadar

The optical-mechanical gaming keyboard to buy

Maxed out features
Stable keycaps

Very expensive
iCue woes

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Laptop Mag

Best full size 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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We ranked SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless #13 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
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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Tom's Hardware

Best Mini Gaming Keyboard

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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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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We ranked Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB #14 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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PC Gamer

The best ergonomic gaming keyboard

Super comfortable to use
Fast and feature-packed
Lots of macro keys
Great for smaller hands

Fixed cables are pretty stiff
Lift kit is an optional extra
Expensive, even for an ergo keeb

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Laptop Mag

Best split gaming keyboard

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

Lift kit not included

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We ranked Logitech G915 #15 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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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 Roccat Magma #16 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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 #17 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
The Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard is a durable and customizable wired gaming keyboard with responsive Titan Switch Optical switches and full RGB backlighting.
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 Deathstalker V2 Pro #18 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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TechRadar

The best wireless keyboard for gaming

Sleek, slim profile
Shorter actuation distance
Very comfortable

Pricey

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

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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 May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best gaming keyboards” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jun 2023)
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.
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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