Top Gaming Keyboards of 2018
When talking about gaming keyboards, it’s extremely important to research what switches are being used for each keyboard. This is the single most important thing when talking about a gaming keyboard. It will inform you how each key will feel to you and how it will improve your gameplay. Do you want clicky, silent, or tactile?
Mechanical switches range from LINEAR (smooth), TACTILE (bump/tactile point), and CLICKY (bump/tactile point with a click sound). Then make a note of which switch is being used on the keyboard your choose. (For a complete understanding of key switches click here)
The second most important thing is feel. Do you need more space between the keys? Do you like a heavy keyboard? Do you need a wrist rest? Do you like mid-height keys? Do you like textured keycaps?
Software UX interaction is probably the third most important thing. With macros, lighting schemes, HUE support, CUE support, Chroma, and more allowing you to customize not only your keyboard, but your mouse, headset, and room lighting, you need to make sure the software works and is easy to understand.
When looking at gaming keyboards, we wanted to make sure that there was a mix of prices and brands in our review. So we did a review taking into account feel, switch, sound, software, price, and comfort to come up with our list.
If you want to know which gaming keyboard we feel gives you the best bang for you buck in terms of feel, quality, and price, click here.