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Best gaming keyboards for hardcore gamers in 2018

A mechanical keyboard is a prerequisite for all the hardcore gamers out there. A plethora of items will show up if you search Amazon. We have a more comprehensive list of Gaming Keyboard that will help you out finding what is the right choice for you. This list includes some of the best Gaming Keyboards in 2018 of their respective budget.

Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire

Priced at $169.99 Corsair Rapidfire is a sexy looking gaming keyboard which is an exception given that almost all the Gaming Keyboard looks not so cool. Every key on K70 RGB Rapidfire is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. Its Detachable soft-touch wrist rest will give your wrists a break, or you can remove it if it gets in the way. Besides all the luxury K70 RGB Rapidfire has got some serious specs which will lure any hardcore gamer. They include:

  • 100% Cherry MX Red Key Switches 

Cherry MX Red key switches deliver smooth, linear key response with a wide actuation zone. They have the responsiveness you need for perfectly executing double and triple taps, and there’s no audible click or tactile “bump.”

  • Multi-colour, per key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization
    Every one of the keys can be assigned a unique backlighting color. This gives you opportunities for key binding that you’ve never seen before in a mechanical keyboard
  • Fast and fluid RGB animation
    The K70 RGB uses a Panasonic display controller for an amazing multicolor light show in a pulsing, waving and cascading array.
  • Easy-access dedicated multimedia controls
    You don’t just play games – you play music and video, too. Play, stop, pause, skip tracks and adjust volume directly from the K70 RGB.
  • The power of CUE
    The K70 RGB can have each key assigned its own unique backlighting color and intensity for virtually unlimited customization. When the action is fast and furious, microseconds count and multicolor key bindings can put you in control of your game like never before. The intuitive and powerful Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software makes it easy to set up sophisticated animated macros and lighting effects for a visually amazing experience.

Redragon K552 KUMARA

Unlike above-mentioned Corsair Keyboard Redragon has custom mechanical switches which are according to the company, Cherry Blue equivalent. With crystal clear backlighting, K552 offers 3 different colors- Red, Rainbow, and RGB backlit. Besides, K552 offers audible click sound and crisp, precise and tactile feedback with a keystroke travel of 2.0mm +/- 0.3mm. Redragon K552 KUMARA has a dual identity which means that it is a great Keyboard for getting all your Office work done with ease. Besides gaming that’s a Bonus!

The mechanical keyboard comes with a few different versions. Don’t get me wrong! The Mechanical feel and all the features are same except the backlit. A $26.99 K552 is the entry level Redragon gaming Keyboard that has no backlit. The price goes as high as $42.99 with RGB backlit.

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Razor ornata Chroma

Priced at $99.99, the Razor ornata Chroma is a great keyboard for a hardcore gamer. Just like Microsoft’s very own Surface Pro comes with Alcantara fabrics, Ornata Chroma has all new Razor Mecha Membrane combines the soft cushioned touch of a membrane rubber dome with the crisp tactile click of a mechanical switch to enable swift actuation for each keystroke.

Like the Corsair one Razer has done a good job with Ergonomic Wrist Rest. The name is, of course, self-explanatory – no matter how intense your gaming marathons are, you’re always comfortable. The keyboard also offers 16.8 million customizable lighting which is powered by Razor Chroma.

Here are some other important features:

  • Fully programmable keys with on the fly macro recording
  • 10-key rollover
  • Dedicated Gaming Mode
  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Mid-height keycaps
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Buy from official Razor Store
  • Buy from Amazon


Havit rainbow backlit weird

Havit is another great looking gaming keyboard which is priced at $29.99. The keyboard also offers a little space for palm resting. Havit comes in two different colors, Black and White with seven circular and colorful Breathing LED light effect. The rainbow backlit can switch among medium light, high light, breath mode and turn off by pressing Fn and Esc simultaneously. The fun part is that you get a mouse which comes as a bonus if you purchase the Havit rainbow backlit weird.

G810 Orion Spectre RGB

This one is from Logitech. The key part is Logitech gaming software which customizes your favorite games with custom button macros on F1-F12. You also get full control of per-key RGB lighting and can customize which keys are turned off when you turn on game mode. The company also has done a good job with its mechanical switches. Logitech calls it ROMER G MECHANICAL SWITCHES which has a switch actuation point 25% shorter than standard mechanical switches, giving you the edge when every millisecond matters.

Pictek mechanical gaming keyboard

Picktek offers three different colors of this product. It manages 60+/-15 grams keystroke force and 4.0+/-0.2mm stroke travel. The keyboard also has 9 backlight effects in 6 different colors are realized by pressing FN key and Ins key. Besides, Pictek has an Ergonomic design with the palm and wrist rest.

 

EMARTH Mechanical Feel Gaming Keyboard

Priced at $27.99 the keyboard do full justice to the specs. EMARTH offers 7 Colors LED Backlit Keyboard with 104-Key, USB Wired Keyboard with Anti-ghosting Keys. Besides, the keyboard also has backlit but there is a caveat here. You don’t have many options to chose the color. Otherwise, Ergonomic design EMARTH Mechanical Feel Gaming Keyboard is a solid choice.

NPET K10 Wire

This one is a fairly simple looking mechanical gaming keyboard. NPET offers three versions to choose from i.e., P010-RGB Mechanical-Similar gaming keyboard, K10-104 Keys Floating Gaming Keyboard and G10-87 Keys RGB Membrane Keyboard.

 

Best Mid-range

  • Redragon K55 Kumara

Best overall

  • Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire
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