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Are you thinking about buying a new keyboard? Today, we are going to explain the top 5 best keyboards in our idea and say what features they have and what they can offer.
Good keyboards must have certain features including responsiveness, accuracy, and comfort level. Then, comes lighting effects and features that can help you enjoy the ride. We have explained these features for each keyboard and tried to say the distinctive feature of each.
In the following, we are going to name five keyboards we believe each one is good and suitable for a special group. You can see every type of keyboard in this list, from ergonomic to gaming and typing. Most of these five keyboards can be used on Mac and Linux OS as well.
The first paragraph of each keyboard explanation is usually dedicated to the feature that is more important among other features, and at the end of each keyboard explanation, we have introduced the pros and cons of them. We have also tried to keep it simple and explain each feature in one paragraph.
CORSAIR Strafe RGB MK.2
Corsair equipped MK.2 with “Cherry MX RGB” mechanical switches to deliver the most precise and ultimate performance. Cherry MX RGB with gold contacts is one of the most sensitive sensors and can be changed if it is broken.
Per key RGB backlighting has unlimited customization. With MK.2 vibrant and dynamic lighting effects, you can set your preferences and enjoy working with it during gaming or typing. This visual effect helps you enjoy working with the keyboard.
The software that comes along with the MK.2, Corsair ICUE, enables vivid dynamic lighting control and synchronization across other compatible corsair devices. This feature is mostly designed to make the lighting effects more enjoyable.
Multimedia and volume control keys in MK.2 give you full control over the audio without interrupting your work and game. This feature becomes important when you are experiencing important seconds, and interruption could mean the loss of your achievements. Regarding the same goal and helping you stay focused, a special key is designed and put on the MK.2 to prevent accidental windows pop-up and context menu.
Furthermore, one of the most important features of MK.2 is the Wrist rest. This wrist rest is comfortable and helps your wrist and forearms to comfort during the long sessions of typing and gaming. It is detachable as well.
To save your settings and to let you take your profile everywhere with yourself, an 8 MB onboard memory is put in the MK.2. There is also an additional USB pass-through port, that lets you plug in your mouse, gamepad, or audio devices.
- Sturdy design
- 100% anti-ghosting
- Adjustable backlight level
- Palm rest is thin
- Palm wrist is poorly attached
Das Keyboard Prime 13 Mechanical Keyboard
Prime 13 is mostly recommended to typists. This keyboard tries to eliminate the distracting parts of modern keyboards such as backlighting to let you experience a top-notch performance and also keep the focus on your work. Prime 13 can compete with any modern keyboard when talking about precision and functionality.
Prime 13 uses Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches with gold contacts for a soft tactile feel. The Cherry MX brown switch requires less actuation force than its older models.
The robust construction of Prime 13 provides such good durability to withstand 50+ million keystrokes. This feature becomes more important when you are a typist.
A white LED backlighting with seven levels of brightness is used in Prime 13. This feature can be helpful when you are working in dark. However, it doesn’t have any special customization.
Prime 13 is also equipped with side-lit keys for achieving two goals. First, to save space and make the Keyboard smaller, and second, to dedicate keys for media control.
Prime 13 also includes a USB pass-through to let you connect any device you like and a full N-key rollover to give you the ability to press multiple buttons simultaneously.
- Strong typing experience
- Well implemented basic features
- Sturdy and robust design
- White backlight only
Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless
Allow me to introduce a wireless keyboard. When talking about wireless keyboards most people think twice and doubt the performance and quality. In this case, you don’t have to worry about G915 since it is designed to provide high-performance results. If you are still not sure about the performance, let me tell you that G915 is the best-selling keyboard on Amazon.
Pro-grade lightspeed wireless delivers perfect performance (1ms) with flexibility. This technology tries to deliver low-latency and reliable performance. This feature has been tested by professional players and has been approved.
Additionally, one of the most important questions about wireless devices is the battery. With G915 you can enjoy hours of working and playing without worrying about the charge. G915 can work up to 40h on a single full charge. There is a battery indicator light on the keyboard for the charge status. Logitech G Hub will also notify you about the remaining charge. Also, G915 is fully charged under 4h and is fully functional when connected with USB. Therefore, you can charge and work with it simultaneously.
Light sync technology provides RGB lighting synchronization with any content. Thanks to the onboard control keys, you can easily and instantly change the lighting effect. There are seven presets you can choose from, and also make up to 2 profiles for yourself. Since Logitech has provided full-spectrum programmability, you can create almost any effect you want, including patterns, animations, and each key color. They are saved from 1-9 numbers and can be accessed instantly.
Low profile mechanical switches used in G915, offer speed, accuracy, and performance of traditional switches at half the height. G915 switches provide you with three options when buying including GL Clicky (audible click), GL Tactile (with a gentle bump), GL linear (smooth keystroke).
- Lag-free wireless
- Quick charge in 3 hours
- Very thin
- No wrist rest
- No Number pad
Logitech Ergo K860
The most important thing K860 offers is comfort, and since K860 is Wireless, you can use it where you like it.
When you see this keyboard, the very first thing that comes to mind is the wrist rest and the shape of the keys. K860 wrist rest is pretty big but very comfortable. K860 is mostly recommended for typists.
The ergonomic design of K860 has made this keyboard one of the most comfortable keyboards of all. The sloping form along with the pillowed wrist rest reduces the tension on your wrist and keeps your hands, neck, and shoulders relaxed. The wrist rest offers about 50% more wrist support and reduces wrist bend compared to a standard keyboard.
Also, the scooped keys that match the shape of your fingertips and the split keyframe will improve your typing posture and help you type more naturally. K860 has been proven to reduce 21% of the muscle activity in the upper trapezius muscle.
The wrist rest is made of three separate layers including the surface layer, support layer, and comfort layer. Logitech applied them to make sure you feel comfortable. Also, you can change the height of the palm rest and set it in the way you are comfortable with. K860 has three height levels.
the wrist rest follows the curve of the keyboard. So, wherever you move your hands, you can feel the comfort.
With K860 you can experience typing without compromise in speed and accuracy
- Customizable functions
- Very comfortable
- Easy to work with for long sessions
- Palm rest is not detachable
Razer Huntsman Elite
Thanks to the new Opto-mechanical switch technology that Razer used in the Huntsman Elite, you probably won’t find any faster or more responsive keyboard than this one. The Opto-mechanical switch has years of research and innovation behind it. it works with an optical light sensor which is activated by the light signal and is actuated at a 1.5 mm actuation distance. This is 30% shorter than other mechanical keyboards. This new feature has reduced the latency to almost zero. Therefore, Huntsman Elite is one of the greatest options a gamer can buy. Maybe this can explain why it is the best-selling keyboard in America.
Huntsman Elite has one of the best lighting systems you may have ever seen. It has 38 customization zones and 4-side under-glow which can be personalized the way you like. Also, the wrist rest has 20 lighting customization zones that have two advantages. First, it makes you feel comfortable working with Huntsman Elite in long sessions, and second, it lets you enjoy the experience.
Due to the Opto-mechanical switch, less physical contact is provided and as a result, the durability is more than 100 million keystrokes. This number is double that of most keyboards.
There is also a hybrid onboard memory to save up to five different profiles. You can save your preferences and travel with this keyboard everywhere without being worried about the profiles.
- Perfect durability
- Fastest key actuation
- 10 key rollovers with anti-ghosting
- Two USB ports are required
As you saw, each keyboard has a specific advantage and disadvantage. All of these keyboards are good, but you have to choose one of these high-performance keyboards. Therefore, we have a final review for you:
If you are a gamer, you should pay attention to lighting, latency, durability, anti-ghosting, etc. These features are mostly seen in
- Razer huntsman elite: fastest ever, prefect durability, anti-ghosting, and almost no latency.
- Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless: low latency, lightspeed performance, and good lighting effects
- CORSAIR Strafe RGB MK.2: anti-ghosting, sturdy design, great sensor, and excellent lighting effects.
And if you are a typist, you should pay attention to comfort level and responsiveness. These features are mostly seen in:
- Logitech Ergo K860: most comfortable ever, great accuracy
- Das Keyboard Prime 13: great response and accuracy, sturdy design, and no distracting features
- Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless: low latency and lightspeed performance.
This was our list for the keyboards. However, it doesn’t mean other keyboards are not good. But we have tried to pick some of the best keyboards for you.