Updated January 17, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 8 Best Gaming Keypads

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in January of 2019, we've made 4 edits to this page. By far the most popular setup for PC gaming, the keyboard and mouse combo offers incredible versatility, in part due to the sheer number of buttons available. A dedicated keypad offers additional customization features, and better access to a range of keys, to help decrease your reaction time. Here are some of the best and most affordable models to help take your game to the next level. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gaming keypad on Amazon.

8. GameSir GK100

7. Deebol T9

6. Sades One-Handed

5. Razer OrbWeaver

4. Teshiuck G92

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3. Koolertron Cherry

2. GameSir Z1

1. Aula One-Handed

Editor's Notes

January 16, 2019:

First off, keep in mind that these things will be under a lot of stress. So make sure you take care of it, and keep it clean. And they tend to have very different installation and programming methods. These all offer a widely varying range of features, and depending on what you need, it's important to get the one that will work right for you. If you're just testing the keypad waters, try the Teshiuck or Sades, because they cost next to nothing, and so make a great starting point. If your mitts are wide enough, the Aula is a good option, and it's laid out in a perfect grid, whereas most of the others are offset like those on a normal keyboard.. The Razer OrbWeaver tries very hard to be a professional-quality device, and with a little bit of extra upkeep and maintenance, it's quite satisfactory, if expensive. Incidentally, the Razer Tartarus (either version) is not recommended; we've just seen too many dissatisfied customers. Southpaws should look into the Deebol, because it's the only good symmetrical one we could find. Oddly enough, in a category full of breathing lights and flashy devices, the relatively simple Koolertron may be the best choice for some gamers, because it works very well, lasts a long time, is fully programmable, and leaves most buyers with a good impression.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 17, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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