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Best Gaming Keyboards 2018

Every gamer needs amazing and fantastic tools to make their games more enjoyable and have a greater experience. These tools include gaming mice, joysticks and of course gaming keyboards. Gaming keyboards is one of the tools that could make a gamer’s life more comfortable and could give longer smooth amazing gaming experience. This article will feature best top 10 gaming keyboards which could help you choose the best that would suit your needs. But, before we start with our list, we will need first to identify the differences in different keyboard models in terms of mechanical versus membrane.

Like any other device, keyboards have differences in terms of features and categories. Keyboards have two different categories- Mechanical based and Membrane-based keyboards. The Membrane-based keyboards are those that usually generate signals once touched. This is made possible through the help of a conductive plastic while a Mechanical keyboard uses physical switches which is usually more preferred than the membrane based. Another factor to be considered is the type of model and quality of gaming keyboards and without further ado,

the top 10 best gaming keyboards are the following:

1. Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB

A successor of K60, the Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB comes with colored backlighting. It has an elegant and simple design. It was created with high-quality materials and includes wrist rest function.

The downside of this model however is its complicated software and could be a bit expensive for some. With putting that aside, the Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB is worth every penny.

2. Coolermaster Storm QuickFire TK

One of the best mechanical keyboards, the Coolermaster is packaged with a mouse and also comes with the options of partial and/or complete illumination with three switch modes- Cherry MX Blue, Brown and Red. This keyboard has a dimension of 14.9 X 5.4 X 1.3 inches and has a 6 feet cable which gives you an elbow room to move.

The Storm QuickFire TK has a windows lock feature which helps in avoiding of accidentally exiting a game. Its numerical pad has a useful inclusion to the solid board and its backlight modes have five brightness levels. The downsides however, are that this model’s numerical keypad could take a while for a gamer to get used to and it also has the absence of macro keys.

3. Razer BlackWidow Chroma

Though this keyboard model is made of plastic, the Razer BlackWidow compensates its design through its useful numerous functions and features. This keyboard’s color design combination

could be customized. It has macro keys, usb, audio pass through and programmable keys. It also gives the user an easy and comfortable typing experience.

Downsides? It’s made of plastic and is a bit expensive compared to other models.

4. Tesoro Excalibur G7NL

The Tesoro Excalibur G7NL could look normal and standard but do not be fooled by its usual and simple aesthetics, as this keyboard’s features could compete with other models and brands featured in this article.

The G7NL has three backlit illuminated switches – the red, blue and brown. It has a rubberized bottom which gives an anti-slip measure. It does not have any missed keys due to its N-key rollover. It is supported by macros, game mode, media keys and is built with good quality materials.

The downside is that this keyboard does not have any USB pass-through.

5. CM Storm QuickFire Rapid-i

The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid-I is a mechanized keyboard that comes with cherry mx mechanical switches. This model gives an efficient feeling with smooth typing feature and does not have a complicated software.

Downsides are it does not have any numerical keypad. It also does not have macro keys and backlight color options are missing.

6. Logitech G910 Orion Spark

Another mechanized keyboard, the Logitech G910 Orion Spark includes customized macros and programmable features. It has built-in media controls, mode switches, ten key numerical keypad and has a single USB port. This model also has a unique keycap design plays, software support and wrist rest feature.

Downsides are it does not have key tap sound and could be expensive for some.

7. SteelSeries Apex M800

The best feature of this model, M800 is its illumination function. In fact, this model has over 16.8 possible illumination colors and the M800 allows you to customize the lighting scheme. Aside from that, another amazing feature this keyboard has is that it has a dual processor. It has a USB Pass-through, has an easy to use software and has a beautiful backlighting.

Downsides? It is made of plastic, expensive, large sized and is not for non-gamers.

8. Razer DeathStalker Ultimate

This keyboard has an LCD panel that replaced the standard number pad. This keyboard is solely for gamers only. It has a touch screen panel, has an adjustable multicolor backlight, has a stylish design, made of high quality materials and has a Razer synapse 2.0. Downside is that it has a switchblade interface.

9. Corsair Strafe RGB

Manufactured in Germany, the mechanical keyboard, Stafe RGB makes the list of best gaming keyboards. This model has mechanical switches, customized visual lighting and has full and individual program support. It also uses bundled key puller for macro keys, a USB pass through and it is a plug and play keyboard.

Downsides however are that it is a bit complicated and would take time to set it up. Aside from that it doesn’t have stand-alone media control keys and has minimal Windows 10 support.

10. Roccat Ryos MK Pro

This model is the best among the budget gaming keyboards. This keyboard has four key switch modes and has backlit key bolster. Aside from that it has numerous programmable options, USB and audio connections.

Only downside is it does not have multiple backlit colors which you could choose from and the wrist rest is fixed.

11. Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad

Though this device is not a keyboard but rather a keypad. This keypad is a three in one function- it could serve as your mouse, keyboard at the same time, a joystick. This device has 30 fully programmable keys such as hotkeys, macros and the like. It is an eight directional thumbpad and has a modifiable key.

For more reasonably priced options you can also check out our article on the best gaming keyboards for under $100

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