Best Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

by Abhijeet Kumar


Mechanical keyboards typically have a longer lifespan than membrane or dome-switch keyboards. Each key on a mechanical-switch is composed of a spring, a stem, and sometimes other parts such as a separate tactile leaf or a clickbar. These switches come in three variants: linear with consistent resistance, tactile with a non-audible bump and clicky, a tactile with an audible click.

SteelSeries APEX M750

The SteelSeries Apex M750 offers solid construction, reliable performance, and dazzling lights. Dazzling, useful lighting rugged build with easy software customization. It's top-of-the-line gaming keyboard with the ultimate esports keyboard, having ultra-fast QX2 mechanical switches and an extraordinarily durable and sleek aerospace aluminium core. It has dynamic Prism RGB lighting which delivers millions of customizable colours and lighting effects, while Prism Sync allows you to sync your personalized effects between all your Prism-enabled gear. It's having Game Sense lighting which delivers reactive illumination based on in-game events like low ammo, health, kills, money and cool down timers. SteelSeries Engine software gives you the power to completely customize your keys, macros and profitles for advanced gameplay. Guaranteed for 50 million key presses, insuring a lifetime of durability. This keyboard is powered by a intuitive and powerful software available, SteelSeries Engine. This software engineers and UX designers are dedicated to bringing you the best experience in gaming. You could create the most complicated lighting effects in seconds.
However, the loudness is an issue outside of the gaming setting, and the difficult typing makes it an impractical pick for productivity, even if it has a look that could easily blend into non-gaming environments.
 

HyperX Alloy HX-KB5ME2-US Core

HyperX's signature has radiant light bar and smooth, dynamic RGB lighting effects, the HyperX Alloy Core RGB is ideal for gamers looking to enhance their keyboard's style and performance. It has six different lighting effects and three brightness levels, it balances both brilliance and budget. Crafted with a durable, reinforced plastic frame, the Alloy Core RGB was constructed for stability and reliability for gamers who want a keyboard that will last. HyperX's soft-touch keys have a tactile feel, yet are tuned to be quiet and they also feature gaming-grade anti-ghosting functionality and key rollover. It's spill resistant, beverage accidents won't put an end to your game. The dedicated media controls and quick access buttons for lighting and Game Mode place control right at your fingertips. It's having Keyboard Lock feature which allows you to lock your keyboard down without having to put your entire system on standby.

 

CORSAIR K95 RGB Platinum

Corsair’s prestigious mechanical keyboard gets better keycaps, a comfirtable wrist rest and support for Corsair iCue & Elgato’s Stream Deck software. It's made with two separate layers of plastic - translucent white underneath to let the RGB lighting shine through and black over the top - which aside from making them feel more premium and durable. It's platinum features Cherry MX key switches backed by a lightweight aluminum frame. 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback enable profile access independent of external software. It's having the 19-zone light edge to add to dramatic animations and effects. Take advantage of the 6 programmable G-keys for in-game macros.

 

There are two software programs that you would love to install to take full advantage of the Corsair RGB. The company’s iCue software is a robust program that lets you do everything from control the lighting (manually, or via pre-installed or downloadable presets), coordinate your lighting with other compatible Corsair devices, creating macros and manage onboard storage.
The other software that the keyboard works with is Elgato Stream Deck. Corsair bought Elgato back in mid-2018 and its hardware and software popular among game streamers and YouTubers. So it makes sense that Corsair would integrate support for Stream Deck into its gaming hardware.

Corsair K63

The Corsair K63 features with Cherry MX red mechanical key switches for ultimate performance. Brilliant red led backlighting enhances the experience with dynamic and virtually unlimited lighting adjustability. It has a ten keyless design for better mobility and more room on your desktop. Dedicated volume and multimedia controls allow you to adjust your audio without interrupting your game. 100 percent anti-ghosting with full key rollover ensures accuracy, so every keystroke translates directly into accurate gameplay. Harness the power of cue for sophisticated macro programming and dramatic lighting effects and animations. Corsair takes the already fantastic K63 and makes it a wireless keyboard that sacrifices almost nothing to ditch the cord. 

Logitech G 413

The Logitech G413 is one of the best gaming keyboards in the market. The lightweight, high-strength 5052 aluminum alloy top case adds rigidity and a premium look while achieving the slim, blade-like form factor. It has USB 2.0 Passthrough Port. However, in some small ways, it fails to meet the high bar Logitech has set for itself. There is no any dedicated media button or palm rest but you can use FN keys available on board to control volume, play and pause, skip track, mute, toggle lighting, enter game mode, etc. It use Logitech Gaming Software to program custom functions and macro commands on F1-F12 buttons.