Best Gaming Keyboards 2022 - Top keyboard picks

 




Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo 


Specifications:

Dimensions: 32x46.2x32.5cm
Weight: 1150g  
Cable length: 1.8m

Pros:

Cons:

Gorgeous design Pricey
Tactile feedback Hard wrist rest
Dial knob is useful
Great for gaming and typing


The Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo is among the best gaming keyboards we’ve ever reviewed. It’s great for typing or gaming, and with a stylish & stunning design that ranks it as one of the best looking that gaming peripherals on the market

Overall, we are very impressed with the Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo. Its design is absolutely gorgeous, and we love the way it does something different with RGB lighting. The half-capped keys are a masterstroke that really makes the keyboard stand out, and there are practical benefits to it as well, with the keys being lighter and faster
The Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo also performs brilliantly in both gaming and typing, as it feels fast and responsive with an actuation point that is not too shallow, and gives you tactile feedback when pressing the keys. It’s not the loudest mechanical keyboard we’ve tried, which will please anyone who sits near you when you type and game.
It is expensive, but you’re getting a fantastic and versatile keyboard that looks fantastic. We really can’t say enough good things about its design. It’s just a shame that we find the wrist rest to be not as comfortable as cushioned ones, but that’s a minor complaint, really



Logitech G213 Prodigy - Gaming Keyboard

 Logitech G213 Prodigy

 

Specifications:

Dimensions: 21.8x45.2x3.3cm
Weight: 1000g  
Cable length: 1.8m


Pros:

Cons:

Great value for the money Not mechanical (membrane)
RGB lighting No USB passthrough ports
Syncs with other Logitech G products A little chunky
Excellent for gaming Key reassignment works only on function keys
Affordable No volume dial
Liquid resistant


A budget gaming keyboard that offers spectacular value for money. 
The Logitech G213 Prodigy isn’t the ultimate gaming keyboard then. But for less than £60, you’re getting seriously good value for money, with full RGB backlighting, software customization and responsive Mech-Dome switches
For those after mechanical switches, I’d suggest the Corsair K63 at only a small amount more, for the best gaming experience possible. However, on discovering you’ll be dropping down to ten fewer keys and losing RGB backlighting too, you’ll appreciate just how brilliant value the Logitech G213 Prodigy really is



Corsair K63 Wireless



Specifications:

Dimensions: xxcm
Weight: g  
Cable length: m


Pros:

Cons:

Solid wireless connection
Slightly pricey
Perfect couch gaming when with Lapboard
Flimsy palmrest clips



Corsair takes the already fantastic K63 and makes it a wireless keyboard that sacrifices almost nothing to ditch the cord. For clean gaming setups and the ultimate couch-side PC experience, there’s no better option.
If you’re looking for a full-featured wireless gaming keyboard with real mechanical switches, backlit keys and media shortcuts, the Corsair K63 Wireless delivers in full. It also helps that this is the most affordable wireless keyboard out there at $109 (£109, AU$179). Of course, it’s only major competitor is the larger $149 (£129, AU$169) Logitech G613 that gains a number pad over Corsair’s option.
Whether you’re looking for a cleaner PC gaming setup or the ultimate solution for playing from the couch, the Corsair K63 Wireless is a fantastic option well worth the slightly pricey admission. More than anything else, now we’re excited to see more wireless versions of Corsair’s already celebrated keyboards, like the K70 and Strafe


Razer Huntsman Elite



Fastest key actuation ever
Tactile and audible key switch clicks
Nearly perfect keyboard layout
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Requires two USB ports for power
Sharp edges on palm rest
Whiplash-inducing price


The Razer Huntsman Elite combines the best qualities of multiple mechanical switches with lightspeed optical technology, for the fastest and most satisfying typing experience yet. 
Forget about Cherry MX Speed or any other keyboard switch, Razer’s Optomechanical switches are easily the fastest keyboard switches we’ve ever typed on. Meanwhile, the Razer Huntsman Elite is the closest thing we’ve seen to a perfectly laid out keyboard.
Of course, it’s not completely perfect as the keyboard requires a ton of energy and losing two USB ports is a major inconvenience. We also feel Razer should slightly tweak the ergonomics of the palm rest. Not to mention, $199 (£199, AU$339) is an incredibly steep asking price for even a keyboard as fine as this.
That said, we’d personally would splurge sooner on a Huntsman Elite than any of the other premium, top-shelf peripherals. The Optomechanical switch is simply incredible. Razer might have set out to build the world’s fastest gaming keyboard, but the Huntsman Elite also delivers on the best typing experience you can find today




Hyper X Alloy Elite RGB 


Beautiful ergonomic design
Discrete media keys
Great performance 
 Great Cherry MX RGB lighting
Authentic Cherry MX keys 
Media controls, including a volume wheel
Software is optional
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Flimsy wrist rest
Oversized footprint, with a lot of empty space
 Software needs some work
Typing requires some practice 

Like the Alloy FPS, HyperX’s Alloy Elite RGB is a perfectly fine keyboard. The only real issue is that it’s a perfectly fine keyboard in an ever-more-crowded market. It doesn’t undercut the competition on price the way G.Skill has, nor does it have a standout feature like the G513’s wrist rest or Corsair’s over-the-top lighting. It does use proper Cherry keys, so that’s a start, and the price isn’t bad. At $169 list, it’s pretty much in line with the competition.
But at the end of the day, the Alloy Elite is just a solid alternative to other boards in the same niche. Given how consistently HyperX has pushed the headset market forward, I wish we saw some more of that ingenuity come through in its other peripherals. That’s all.

The HyperX Alloy Elite keyboard is a beautiful, colorful peripheral with top-of-the-line key switches and a sleek aesthetic. The unoptimized software keeps the keyboard from reaching the upper echelons of gaming-keyboard greatness, but this HyperX comes pretty darn close
At $170, the Alloy Elite RGB is comparable in price (and performance) to the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2, the Corsair K70, the SteelSeries Apex M750 and the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum. They all have pros and cons, and if you're going to consider one, you may as well take at least a quick look at the others.
The Alloy Elite RGB offers Cherry MX keys, discrete media controls and swappable key caps, which puts it toward the top of my list. Its software and lighting options aren't quite robust enough to unseat the Corsair, however, which is still just a hair's breadth more comprehensive overall. Still, it's come about as close as any keyboard I've reviewed, and that's impressive for a company's fourth-ever keyboard

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