Looking to take your PC gaming to the next level? A hyper responsive mechanical gaming keyboard can be just what you are looking for! Below are the “objective” best keyboards on the market today. These keyboards have been selected in a number of categories so no matter what your budget is you know you are getting your moneys worth. If you already have a good keyboard and are looking for other ways to up your gaming level check out our other reviews in the tech category.


“Objective” Overall Best Gaming Keyboard

Image of SteelSeries keyboard.

SteelSeries Apex 5 Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Price: $95.90

Rating: 9.6/10 based on 5,700+ reviews

Pros

  • Smart OLED display for game info, gifs, discord messages, and more.
  • Durable and sturdy design.
  • Dynamic per-key RGB illumination.
  • Magnetic wrist rest for palm support.
  • Audio scroll wheel and media keys.

Cons

  • Loud like other mechanical keyboards.
  • Make sure you are buying it through SteelSeries via Amazon (there have been reported issues with this keyboard being sold by third parties).
  • No USB passthrough.

Best Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Image of redragon gaming keyboard and mouse combo.

Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Price: $39.99

Rating: 9.2/10 based on 20,200+ reviews

Pros

  • Keyboard and mouse combo.
  • RGB on keyboard and mouse.
  • 7 different RGB modes and 4 different brightness levels.
  • 10 different multimedia keys.
  • Mouse has adjustable DPI

Cons

  • No USB passthrough.
  • Loud like other mechanical keyboards.
  • Confusing to use at first due to the lack of a controlling software (everything is controlled through keyboard key combos).

Best Budget Gaming Keyboard

Image of PICTEK gaming keyboard.

PICTEK RGB Gaming Keyboard

Price: $23.99

Rating: 9.2/10 based on 4,700+ reviews

Pros

  • 7 color RGB and 4 degrees of brightness.
  • 8 multimedia keys.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Splash resistant.

Cons

  • Lacks the signature mechanical keyboard clicking noise.
  • Only has ghosting on specific keys (shouldn’t be a problem unless you use unusual key binding or are playing a game that requires an abnormal amount of keys to be used).

Best High End Gaming Keyboard

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Razor BlackWidow Elite

Price: $169.99

Rating: 9.25/10 based on 7,000+ reviews

Pros

  • High speed key pressing.
  • Syncs with popular games.
  • Fully programable macros.
  • Ergonomic wrist rest.
  • 3 different switch types to control the click sound level of your keys.
  • Audio and USB passthrough.
  • Multimedia controls.
  • Chroma RGB.
  • Assistive software making keyboard control super easy.

Cons

  • Highly reliant on Razor Synapses program so if you ever close out or it crashes the keyboard goes back to factory default RGB.
  • Expensive.

Best Mini Gaming Keyboard

Image of Razor Huntsman Mini gaming keyboard.

Razor Huntsman Mini

Price: $119.99

Rating: 9.25/10 based on 10,300+ reviews

Pros

  • High speed key pressing.
  • Syncs with popular games.
  • 3 different switch types to control the click sound level of your keys.
  • Chroma RGB.
  • Assistive software making keyboard control super easy.
  • Compact.

Cons

  • Highly reliant on Razor Synapses program so if you ever close out or it crashes the keyboard goes back to factory default RGB.
  • Expensive.

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