Updated December 29, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Mechanical Keyboards For Gaming

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in December of 2018. The difference between a typical, membrane-based keyboard and a mechanical one is huge, and it comes through in the device's consistency, actuation force, and overall feel. And because many games are best played using a keyboard and mouse, there are plenty of options available to take your gaming to the next level. Here are some of the top models for racking up victories on your favorite titles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best mechanical keyboard for gaming on Amazon.

10. Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

9. SteelSeries Apex M750

8. Logitech G Pro

7. Razer Huntsman Elite

6. Corsair K63 Wireless

5. Logitech G513

4. G. Skill RipJaws KM570

3. Redragon Kumara

2. Roccat Vulcan 100 Aimo

1. HyperX Alloy FPS Pro

Editor's Notes

December 27, 2018:

Never overlook the quality of your keyboard, especially in multiplayer gaming! Graduating from a membrane to mechanical switches can be a big step, but with models like the Redragon Kumara, it doesn't have to be expensive. HyperX makes a couple boards that are just as high-quality as their renowned headsets — the same is true of SteelSeries. G. Skill is known for high-performing options, and our favorite one of theirs features one of the lowest actuation distances you'll find. Don't count out the old stand-by Corsair, who makes a fine wireless model. Logitech also can't be ignored, as they have more experience than anyone in producing devices like these. Razer's Huntsman Elite, it should be noted, is the first we know of to add cutting-edge optical switches. Finally, if you want a seriously attractive option, don't hesitate to pick up the unconventionally designed (and visually stunning) Roccat.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on December 29, 2018 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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