Best Gaming Keyboard 2017
Gaming keyboards range in a huge variation of designs and specifications. Today I have the Top 3 gaming keyboards that I have personally tried, tested and enjoyed the use of. When it comes to keyboards, we are looking for a nice sleek design, fast responsive keys, mechanical keys, well sized with a strong construction and build.
Even though the keyboards will be labeled from 1-3 most will perform similarly, so it is your own preference to which keyboard and brand you think will suit your gaming style best.
Corsair K65 RGB Rapidfire
Corsair has really developed a masterpiece when it comes to this keyboard. From it’s name “Rapidfire” you can tell it’s a quick keyboard, and will be perfect for fast typers. Installed with the brand new Cherry linear MX Speed Switch, it produces a extremely highly response rate and will only require a minimal press on the mechanical key to activate it.
The switch only actuates 1.2mm and has a actuation force of 45g. These keys are made to be very sensitive. Making your reactions all that faster when gaming. This keyboard is perfect for FPS style players, who need to react at lightning fast speeds.
The keyboard features full keyboard back lighting making for a very nice design, and helping you see the keys in the dark. It also has programmable keys, so you can create and customize your own macros.
Being a lightweight keyboard, and not a full size keyboard, you can easily transport it and take it between LAN events.
Cherry MX Board 6.0
Manufactured by Cherry itself the company responsible for producing many of the key switches in other branded keyboards.
This keyboard is solid. Similar to the Rapidfire it has keyboard back lighting featured throughout, with programmable keys for macro using users.
The keys are positioned very close together on the keyboard, and have Cherry MX Red switches so you can type for hours whilst still maintaining a fast response time from the mechanical keys.
The MX Board 6.0 can be used in office style environments or for gaming. It is a very versatile and well built. It will perform well in any environment, and is lightweight so can be transported between various events. When gaming this keyboard is suggested for multi-purpose use. Gamers who enjoy MMO style gaming, FPS or even a RTS will benefit greatly from using this keyboard. It can keep up with the high API measurements of Starcraft players, but still maintains it’s fast response times for the FPS players.
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
The Blackwidow Ultimate is a stable in every gamers arsenal. One of the most well known brands and one of the most well known products produced by Razer. The keyboard is one of the best in the market.
Featuring a beautiful design, and backlit system which can display over 16 million different colors. You can customize all of this with the Razer Synapse 2.0 software, free of charge. With the software you can acquire pre-made profiles from other users, which can contain cool looking back lighting and rotation of colors.
The keyboard houses Razer’s very own Green and Orange silent key switches. These keys are mechnical, and respond extremely fast, yet they still maintain a quiet sounding key-press, so you don’t get too much of a headache from typing. Typing on this keyboard is very comfortable though, and feels very natural. The overall design of the keyboard is very good and is all designed to make typing easier for the user.