Keyboards are the heart and soul of PC gaming, akin to a bat in cricket. Serious gamers know the importance of using keyboards with features and software customised as per their needs. A good keyboard can help you get to the top of the game and offer you that slight edge required to outdo your competitor. To help you pick the perfect keyboard, we have put together this curated list of the best keyboards you can buy in India today. This list for 2018 is refreshed every time a new keyboard meets our criteria for being a part of our best recommendations list. We also update the prices and photos of existing products as and when needed.
The Corsair Gaming K95 boasts of a phenomenal design giving it a premium feel. The deck is made from “aircraft-grade” anodised aluminium along with a thick base. The Cherry MX Speed switches require only 1.2mm and 45 g for actuation which is quite sensitive. The LED lights are completely customisable allowing you to get whatever light effect you want from your keyboard. The keycaps could have been better considering the price that is being paid by the users. The software allows you to pretty much customise every key on the keyboard. You also get a magnetised wrist rest.
HyperX Alloy FPS is a keyboard as claimed by the company for fans of FPS games. The keyboard is compact, no-frills, and affordable gaming keyboard which can be used by all gamers. The design is similar to other HyperX keyboard with black tenkeyless low baseboard. The device uses Cherry MX switches preferred by the gamers for their responsiveness. Notably, there are no RGB LEDs, only red backlighting. There are no Macros, software, or key customisation options either.
Logitech is a name synonymous with computer accessories. The G410 Atlas has been exclusively designed for gamers by working in collaboration with some of the top e-sport athletes. The device sports an ultra-light tenkeyless design making it portable. The company has used their own custom-made Romer-G mechanical switches instead of standard Cherry MX Switches. The switches which are made for gaming offer better performance, durability, precision, and speed. The company claims that the response time has been reduced by 10ms which can give a substantial advantage over the competition. You also get RGB customizable backlighting.
The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is completely in line with the standard design language followed by Razer. The accessory has an all-black chassis with a full set of keys making it slightly bulkier. The most notable addition to the design is the wrist-rest which can be an amazing feature to have for heavy users. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 comes with a brand-new option of yellow switches. The switches are not as silent as company claims but are pretty responsive and easy to use. You can also go for Orange Switches if you do a lot of typing too. The keyboard is also equipped with RGB lightings.
The APEX M750 is a well-designed keyboard that includes all the keys yet manages to stay compact. The body of the device consists of sturdy metals forming the structure and a plastic backplate. On the downside, you get rubber feet that fall out constantly and could affect its portability. The lack of unbraided cable can be a problem too. The device uses QX2 liner switches which are third-gen Gateron switches similar to the Cherry Switches. The RGB lighting coupled with the SteelSeries Engine ensure an amazing LED backlights. There are no dedicated macro keys and media buttons.
There is nothing that experience gamers are more particular about than their keyboards. Most even prefer to bring their own to competitions. So, it is not a surprise that manufacturers too put in a lot of thought in designing the gaming keyboards.
The most important parameter that one needs to consider before purchasing gaming keyboards is the responsiveness of the key. A mere difference of 10ms can prove decisive. The device also needs to be sturdy with a good grip so that it stays in the same place in the entire course of the game.
Dedicated Macros key and programming option for each key is also important. Finally, the RGB or at least LED backlighting is something that a true gamer could not do without in their gaming keyboard.
|Corsair Gaming K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Keyboard, Cherry MX Speed||16,750||9||8||8||8||8.2|
|HyperX Alloy HX-KB1BR1-NA/A3 FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||8,500||8||8||8||9||8.7|
|Logitech G410 Atlas||9,539||8||9||9||7||8.4|
|Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2||11,342||9||8||8||7||8.1|
|SteelSeries APEX M750 Mechanical Keyboard||10,499||8||8||8||7||7.7|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, NotebookCheck, Laptomag, and PCmag, and Expertreviews.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
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