Gaming without proper gear is not possible; we all know that we have to take care of every single second in competitive games, and for that, we need the right gaming mouse and keyboard. Previously, we were using the membrane keyboards, but they don’t look too good as we’ve to press the key to the bottom to make it work.
There are several advantages of having a mechanical keyboard as these keyboards usually have a longer lifespan than membrane keyboards. Mechanical keyboards require less force to register the key and are too ergonomic for your fingers.
While in membrane keyboards, you have to press the key to the bottom to make it work. Because of the features and additional components in the mechanical keyboards and the labor required for their manufacturing, they are slightly more expensive than any membrane keyboard. So without doing further ado let’s check out the keyboards.
While with the mechanical keyboard, you have to do a slight click on the key, and it’s much better than the membrane keyboards. So from hundreds of keyboards in the market, we’ve picked the best mechanical keyboard for gaming 2021.
10 Best Mechanical Keyboard for Gaming
A colorful, compact but well-designed keyboard and there goes the HyperX Alloy Origins, one of the best keyboards you can get under a $100 budget. It’s a full-sized keyboard but comes in a compact design that you can easily carry with you. This keyboard’s looks are very appealing, and the bunch of RGB lights makes it look better. There are five different RGB lights zones with which you can change the RGB effects per key on this keyboard. The keyboard connects with your computer with a USB Type-C cable, which is detachable.
The media keys on this keyboard can be used by pressing the Fn key, and they are all located on the function keys on the top, but it would be much better if it comes with dedicated media keys. It also lacks a USB pass-through port, which also seems terrible. The price of this keyboard is a bit expensive compared to the other keyboards in the market that offer the same features. Overall from design to performance, it’s a great choice to consider, but missing dedicated media keys hurt me.
|Keyboard Model||HyperX Alloy Origins|
|RGB Lights||5 Zones|
While comparing some of the Tenkeyless keyboards, I found the Logitech G PRO one of the best choices to consider because of the features it offers. This keyboard comes with GX Blue Clicky switches and glossy keycaps, which looks impressive. This keyboard’s base color is black, while the RGB lights give different effects, making it look very appealing. This keyboard design is compact and very easy to carry in your bag along with your laptop. There is a two-meter detachable cord with this keyboard, which makes it more portable.
The missing extra buttons make this keyboard much better for gaming and writing, as you can focus on the primary keys. With most of the Tenkeyless keyboards, we’ve seen a carrying case, but this one doesn’t have one, and it would be better if it comes with it. Also, this keyboard’s price is a bit high for the features, and a price cut would be appreciated in this keyboard, except that you will find nothing terrible in this keyboard, and it’s going to disappoint you in any way.
|Keyboard Model||Logitech G PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard|
|Switches||GX Blue Clicky|
|Dimensions||14.96 x 1.97 x 6.3 inches|
SteelSeries Apex Pro – Best Mechanical Keyboard for Gaming and Typing
Another great Tenkeyless keyboard that comes in three different switches, red, blue, and brown, and you can select the one according to your build color scheme.
SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard comes with OmniPoint switches, which have a lifespan of an estimated 100 million clicks. There is a detachable wire with this keyboard, making it easier to carry in your bag, so you don’t have to take care of the wire. The USB passthrough and the cable management makes this keyboard much more appealing to the users. The RGB lights on this keyboard have five different zones, which wonderfully change the light effects.
The impressive per-key RGB lights on this keyboard and the aluminum build make it much more appealing. As a content writer, I would say there is a question mark that can we use this keyboard for writing purposes? Also, comparing it to some other keyboards with the same features, you will know that this keyboard’s price is a bit higher than the others in the market.
|Keyboard Model||SteelSeries Apex Pro|
|Color||Black with Blue, Red or Brown Switches|
|Interface||Detachable Magnetic Wire|
|Dimensions||40.3, 436.7, 139.2 mm|
There are a lot of things that you will like in the Corsair K83 Wireless Keyboard, while some cons may disappoint you. First of all, it’s a 65% keyboard which comes in grey color and gives handsome looks. It has ultra-low profile scissor switches that have a much longer lifespan than any other switch. As the name suggests, this keyboard comes with a wireless interface, but you’ve also got an option to use the wired mode if needed. The compact design and 0.5kg weight make this keyboard much portable.
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The build quality and the connectivity options on this keyboard attracts me towards it, and I considered picking it up for this list. However, there are many bad things in this keyboard like the joystick, which has no use. The trackpad of this keyboard also looks awkward to use, and it’s way better to use the mice. We also need to care about the key layout and the premium price of this keyboard before considering it for our build.
|Keyboard Model||Corsair K83 Wireless Keyboard|
|Switches||Ultra-low Profile Scissor|
|Interface||Wired or Wireless|
|Dimensions||15 x 4.93 x 1.11 inches|
Another great and affordable entry in the best mechanical keyboards in our list from Patriot is the Viper Gaming V765 Mechanical RGB keyboard. It’s a full-size keyboard and comes in two colors, black, and grey, and gives excellent aesthetics with RGB lights. This keyboard comes with Kailh switches, which has an estimated cycle of about 70 million clicks. The interface of this keyboard is wired, which you can’t detach. The very budget-friendly price and enough media keys make it one of the best full-sized keyboards in this list.
The size of the cable of this keyboard is a bit short, and you might need some external USB cable extender for it. The wrist rest on this keyboard is too short, and I’m not too fond of that, especially in long gaming sessions. The RGB lights customization software on this keyboard is not too good and doesn’t give you full control over the RGB lights. Overall if we compare with other keyboards at the same price, it’s undoubtedly a great option to consider.
|Keyboard Model||Patriot Viper Gaming V765 Mechanical RGB|
|Dimensions||7.99 x 1.57 x 18.35 inches|
Razer did a great job with this mini keyboard, which is very easy to carry along with your laptop and has all of the things that you need in a keyboard. This keyboard comes in black color with glossy keycaps, but the thing that makes it attractive is the RGB lights.
The per-key RGB lights on this keyboard are customizable, and you can set them for different effects. This keyboard comes with Click Optical Switches, which you might know one of the best in the market. If you have to carry your keyboard to school or college, this one is best for you because of its size and the detachable USB Type-C cable.
Razer Huntsman Mini comes with some pre-installed RGB profiles, which you can use to get some of the best RGB lights effects. The software that comes with this keyboard is excellent, and you can use that to customize the RGB lights. The missing aero keys of this keyboard might not be appealing for some users and gamers. Also, I’ve noticed that this keyboard is a bit pricey compared to the other alternatives in the market.
|Keyboard Model||Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard|
|Switches||Clicky Optical Switches|
|Interface||Detachable USB Type-C|
|Dimensions||4.07 x 11.56 x 1.45 inches|
|Weight||11.6 x 4 x 1.3 inches|
The Obinslab Anne 2 Pro is another excellent 65% keyboard that takes little space on your desk but gives you the best experience in games and writing.
The frame of this keyboard is made up of plastic but excellent build quality, and of course, you will like this keyboard a lot. It comes in two colors, black and white, and if you own a white build, you will love this keyboard. The Anne 2 Pro using the Gateron Brown switches has a lifespan of about 50 million clicks. This keyboard interface is wireless, but you are allowed to use it with wire if you don’t like to use it over Bluetooth.
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Most of the keys on this keyboard offer more than one function, and that’s the thing I like the most on this keyboard. The Bluetooth connectivity on this keyboard is a bit slow, and I recommend using it with the wire. The missing number pad on this keyboard might not be suitable for some users, while some like that, it’s up to the user’s choice. Customizing the lights per key of this keyboard is a time taking process.
|Keyboard Model||Obinslab Anne 2 Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard|
|Interface||Wired or Wireless USB Type-C|
|Dimensions||11.18 x 3.82 x 0.79 inches|
Previously I’ve mentioned a keyboard from the same line as its, but that was K83 while this one is K95, and it’s slightly better than the previous one. The main difference between these keyboards is that this one is full-sized, while the previous one was 65%.
It comes in black color with RGB lights integrated per key that produces excellent color effects and attracts users. I like the most on this keyboard: the wrist rest, which is very large and offers exceptional comfort. The Cherry MX Speed switches, which you might know best in the market, are integrated on this keyboard and provide outstanding performance.
This keyboard interface is wired, and its wire is not detachable, and it doesn’t support a wireless interface. While reviewing, I’ve noticed that this keyboard’s cable quality is not too good, and some forced bending will break the cable. The plastic clips of this keyboard seem very cheap, and you have to pay a very high price, and that’s what you need to think about before buying this keyboard.
|Keyboard Model||Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming|
|Switches||CHERRY MX SPEED|
|Dimensions||18.3 x 6.7 x 1.4 inches|
Another Tenkeyless keyboard from Logitech, also right if you are looking for a portable mechanical gaming keyboard for your build or laptop. This one comes in grey color with black keys, and there are RGB lights integrated on every key, which gives excellent aesthetics.
This keyboard has all of the necessary buttons, including the media keys on the top and everything you need. This keyboard interface is wireless, but you are allowed to use it with wire if you want because we’ve seen the wireless interface makes the keyboard work a bit slower. The low profile switches on this keyboard are straightforward to use, and you will feel them comfortable.
This keyboard is straightforward to switch between the wired and wireless mode by removing the cable and pressing a key, and that’s what you need to do. I’ve noticed that this keyboard is slightly hard to use without the wrist rest, and it would be better if it comes with that. This keyboard’s price is somewhat high for the features it has, and a price cutoff would be much appreciated in this keyboard.
|Keyboard Model||Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless Lightspeed Wireless|
|Interface||Wired or Wireless|
|Dimensions||15.2 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches|
In the end, I’ve picked a full-sized gaming keyboard, which is excellent for budget users as it’s not very expensive but still offering enough features. This keyboard comes in black color and has Kailh box brown sticks with RGB lights for each key.
These switches have a great lifespan and are very comfortable to use and away better than any other keyboard. To connect this keyboard with your system, a USB Type-A port is not detachable but has enough length and excellent quality.
If we talk about the best gaming keyboard for typing and gaming, there is the option that you can consider first. Its compact design and lightweight make it the best keyboard to consider. The budget-friendly price of this keyboard makes it appealing to buy. But the missing RGB lights software and minimal RGB lights effects make us think that we need to buy this keyboard or not if you prefer looks.
|Keyboard Model||Hexgears Supernova Mechanical Keyboard|
|Switches||Kailh BOX Brown|
|Interface||Integrated USB Type-A|
|Dimensions||19.5 x 7.5 x 2.3 inches|
We all know that keyboards are peculiar to the use, and for the people as if you like a keyboard, your friend might not like it for some reason. There we’ve listed some different keyboards that you can consider buying for gaming. You have to decide what size and switches you need before purchasing any keyboard and then the design and the keyboard’s extras. This guide will most probably help you decide what keyboard is best for you to get a better experience in games.