With so many keyboard brands on offer, especially on Amazon, we decided to bring you the top brands. Don’t buy cheap Chinese-made keyboards, they will not last 5 minutes.
Here’s our countdown along with the top selling keyboard for each brand.
5. SteelSeries Keyboards
It is not all about gaming, but if you want a keyboard that is fast to react and still lets you type emails, then you need to look no further than SteelSeries. For the last two decades, SteelSeries has sponsored and worked with gamers to design, and provide, the best keyboard experience.
SteelSeries is still the number one brand for offering prize money to professional esport teams since 2001. Top teams include Faze Clan, Team OG, and Funplus Phoenix. Competitions include League of Legends World Championships and Dota 2 International.
The Denmark-based company introduced the glass mousepad. SteelSeries made the first mechanical gaming keyboards and the first suspended gaming headbands. They integrate classical materials with modern designs for reliable and elegant gaming peripherals. They also offer a Ten-Keyless version for each of their keyboard models.
Best Seller: Apex Pro
The Apex Pro is complete with actuation settings, so you can specify the distance and the amount of force you need to use for a keystroke. The aluminum keyboard is backlit with LEDs, and you can choose from a near-infinite number of color combinations.
4. Razer Keyboards
Razer is a multi-award-winning peripheral and gaming laptop brand from Singapore and California. The company began, in 2006, by working with Microsoft on a gaming mouse and the Habu Keyboard. The company then went on to develop a range of gaming laptops that set an international standard.
The triple-headed snake is a calling card for many gamers, the logo representing a long relationship with quality and speed. Razer now claims to have over 100-million users from around the world using their products.
Razer has also won Best Choice Awards for a Gaming Keyboard, Best Mechanical Keyboard, and Best Keyboard for Gaming. After close to two decades since their first keyboard, Razer has revamped their classic image and rolled out the BlackWidow Elite.
Best Seller: BlackWidow Elite
This mechanical keyboard uses a wired connection to reduce latency in key inputs. The low travel distance of the keys makes them responsive, light, and suitable for long gaming sessions. This is an instance that supports the theory that simple can be better for gaming.
3. Corsair Components
California-based Corsair is getting close to celebrating three decades in the computer industry. The company’s roots began with building smaller components and memory chips. There was an upsurge in their chips due to them handling overclocking better than most competitors.
Like many computer hardware companies, they noticed the enthusiasm among a new breed of gamer. Corsair now makes a full range of memory storage products. The company also makes all types of computer peripherals, including professional gaming keyboards.
Like many manufacturers, Corsair has created peripherals for their peripherals, such as the iCUE Nexus. The iCUE is a touch screen add-on that attaches to the top of their keyboards. iCUE gives you a customizable space to make quick adjustments to your sound and screen without the need to close any windows.
Best Seller: K100 RGB
This is again a wired keyboard for reduced input latency. RGB LED backlighting does little to improve gaming, but it does look stylish. You can add up to 200 profiles to this keyboard, including the choice to reprogram any key on the board. The keys are also super responsive, thanks to the low-travel Cherry MX Speed Switches.
2. Ducky Keyboards
Ducky International went straight to the top of the list for peripheral manufactures in Taiwan back in 1998. Ducky continues to build a variety of peripherals — though, for over a decade, its main focus is mechanical keyboards.
Each year the company pays homage to their heritage by creating a keyboard inspired by the Chinese new year and its related animal. Ducky also make TKL, mini, and many other special edition keyboards.
These keyboards allow the user to hot-swap the keys and even the underlying switches. Ducky’s keyboards come in a variety of styles. Styles range from classic colors for the purist to multi-colored and illuminated gaming keyboards.
Best Seller: One 2 RGB TKL
This mechanical keyboard uses a detachable USB Type-C cable, which means you can swap it out for a longer cable of your choosing. The Type-C connector will give you a 1kHz polling rate for super-fast input times on the Cherry MX key switches. Both the hardware and the software are fully-customizable, and you can choose a range of lighting effects.
1. Logitech G Keyboards
Logitech G is a dedicated arm of the peripheral maker Logitech, with the task of making superior gear for gaming. Their team is in constant collaboration with the biggest game makers and players in the industry. Logitech G aims to ensure the immersive experience for the end-user is nothing less than exceptional.
Logitech G’s Silicon Valley-based design team creates audio gear, control decks, mice, and keyboards. The company has made massive leaps in keyboard engineering, with its LIGHTSPEED technology.
Wireless LIGHTSPEED offers gamers an ultra-fast transmission speed, with 1ms latency. As a compliment to Logitech’s range of peripherals, they have made one of the best LED, gaming keyboards available, the G915 TKL LIGHTSPEED.
Best Seller: G915 LIGHTSPEED
Unlike many other gaming keyboards, this offers both USB and Wireless connectivity. The Low-profile switches key gamers precise control at amazing levels of responsiveness. Shine through keys also allows the user to select a combination of animations, with the 16.8-million color LED per-key lighting.
Shift to Wireless
SteelSeries, Corsair, and Razer are all similar designs with similar components. They all make great keyboards. But, as a gamer, you sometimes want to treat yourself to something special and a bit different from the rest of the pack.
Ducky has an interesting range of keyboards. They are colorful, individual, and responsive. We like the fact that they made the whole experience customizable. Their design also means that broken keys from enthusiastic gaming do not mean you end up having to order a brand-new keyboard.
Logitech G’s SPEEDLIGHT is a real game-changer, with such low-latency on a wireless connection, there is not much left to compare it to. The wireless element means you can hook up to a larger screen and sit further away. And the amount of aftersales support makes it a top choice for gamers and office workers alike.