Updated June 12, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Xbox One Keyboards

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in March of 2017, we've made 15 edits to this page. If you've ever tried typing anything longer than your name with an Xbox One controller, then you know how tedious it is. That's why many gamers - especially ones who play MMORPGs or other chat-heavy genres - prefer a dedicated keyboard. And, as of October 2018, the console supports the majority of full-size, USB models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best xbox one keyboard on Amazon.

10. GamersDigital Exclusive

9. Xim Apex

8. Redragon Visnu

7. GamersDigital Mini

6. Corsair K63

5. Logitech G613 Lightspeed

4. Ortz Chatpad

3. HyperX Alloy FPS Pro

2. Royal Kludge Sink87G

1. Microsoft Xbox One Chatpad

Special Honors

Razer Turret Formerly a PC-only device, Microsoft recently updated the Razer Turret to work perfectly with the Xbox well as provide advanced RGB backlighting. At the same time, such popular games as Fortnite took the significant step of adding complete mouse and keyboard support as well as cross-platform play, so if you want to finally get that extra edge in accuracy and reaction time, this is a good, albeit expensive, way to do so. microsoft.com

Editor's Notes

June 11, 2019:

Xbox gamers, rejoice! In October of 2018 Microsoft added native keyboard and mouse support to the console, opening up a realm of possibilities as far as typing surface are concerned. Keep in mind that game developers still have to decide to add keyboard support to their titles, but you'll be happy to know that more and more major releases are allowing the use of the most versatile of controller options. Of course, if you're still playing with a standard controller, as many are, it's hard to beat Microsoft's own keyboard add-on. It's backlit and it's also extremely reliable. GamersDigital makes a couple very good units as well, each of which has subtle differences and may be worth checking out.

If you're looking for an actual keyboard to use with the Xbox One, a few models really stand out. HyperX makes a bunch of great peripherals, and the Alloy series is no exception. The Redragon Visnu is affordable, reliable, and even waterproof, which a lot of gamers will agree is an excellent quality to have. But a lot of those same gamers play sitting on the couch, which is why we've included some of the top wireless keyboards as well. You're restricted to USB connectivity on the Xbox, but that does include USB dongles, which is why we featured the Corsair, Logitech, and Royal Kludge. The Corsair is pretty basic, but it gets the job done and has a bright backlight. The Logitech is interesting because if you plug it into a PC, you can configure up to 6 macros, which are then stored in the onboard memory for use with consoles. But it's hard to argue with the Royal Kludge. It's beloved by a lot of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts, who can be a really picky bunch. If you want, you can even swap out the keycaps and switches down the road, if you want to dive into that world. Plus, because it doesn't require any software, the backlighting function is fully customizable even without a computer connected.

Finally, the Xim is a well-known device that bypasses the native keyboard support and essentially translates your keystrokes into what the Xbox thinks are controller commands. This has a number of different effects, one of which is enabling keyboard use in a ton of games that don't otherwise allow it. Another is that it can actually let you use aim assist with a keyboard and mouse, which offers a massive advantage over standard controller play, and is technically outlawed in many multiplayer arenas. Also it can be tough to get working just right. But if you do some research on it, it can be a real game-changer.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 12, 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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