Back in the good old days, anyone who typed a lot knew the pleasure of hearing those keystrokes sound on the typewriter and later on the keyboards. However, with time the membrane keyboards widely replaced all other keyboards because of their cost-effectiveness. Today, the mechanical keyboards are mostly used by the gamers and professional. While we have covered mechanical gaming keyboards in a separate list, this list is only for the best mechanical keyboards available in India in 2018. Keyboards are accessories that aren't frequently changed, but we try and keep this list as up to date as possible, which means, ensuring only the best keyboards are in this list, along with updating the prices and pictures if needed.
The EagleTec KG011 is a keyboard with unique design and colour combination. It boasts of a white and silver design with blue LED lights that looks amazing against the white keyboard. The brush aluminium back plate also separates it from the competition. There is a full numeric keypad for users who work with a lot of numbers. The switches are from Otemu which are as responsive as Cherry or any other similar brand in the market. The keyboard is also lighter if you intend to carry it around.
The costliest keyboard on our list, the Corsair Silent Mechanical Keyboard is totally worth it. The device is best-suited for the professional who spends hours typing on the keyboard. Made from the Cherry MX Silent key switches, the device is 30 percent more silent yet equally if not more responsive than the competition. The keys are textured allowing maximum grip and feel. There is an exhaustive programmability to reassigns keys. You also get red backlighting which again is fully customisable as per your needs.
The TVS e-Bharat is one of the cheapest the mechanical keyboard available in India. This is best-suited for users who wish to upgrade from traditional keyboards to the mechanical keyboards, but have a tight budget. The design is pretty robust with a sturdy build and a single black colour option. The keys are designed similar to the good old-fashioned keyboards ensuring there is enough space between each key and you do not make a false keystroke. The device comes with a bilingual option which is not seen in imported products. There is also an Indian Rupee symbol on the keyboard.
The Redgear MK881 Invador is a good option for professionals out there who spend most of their time on a keyboard. The Kailh blue switches as quite similar to the Cherry MX Blue switches while keeping the cost on the lesser side. The build and design of the keyboard are sturdy with the Aluminium faceplate making it look even better. The LED lights are offered in 6 profiles, 8 modes, and 3 custom profiles. The brightness of the keys is adjustable. You also get anti-ghosting and Windows key lock, if you intend to use it for gaming too.
Redragon is comparatively a newer entrant in the computer accessories space, yet the K552 packs a punch for the price. At first glance, the design does not inspire a lot of confidence in the product. The design is fundamental and simplistic with the metal base along with a good quality plastic body. Considering the price point, the keys are not Cherry MX or from other similar brands. The sound while you use the keys is fairly audible. You also get an ABS and splash proof design.
If you use a computer for the better part of your day, you might want to switch to a mechanical keyboard which can improve your typing experience to a great extent. With each mechanical switch below each key, you get a range of benefits including improves responsiveness, typing speed, and the satisfactory sound of a keystroke.
The most important factor to consider while choosing a keyboard is the type of switches. The quality of the switch used will decide the benefits the keyboard can offer. The most used switches come from a Cherry. The Cherry switches are offered in different variants such as Cherry MX Black, Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Green, and Cherry MX Clear.
Each variant offers a different set of benefits. Some manufacturers use alternate switches which are as good as the Cherry switches to reduce the overall cost. The noise and ease of typing are other parameters that you need to consider before finalising your new keyboard.
|EagleTec KG011 Office / Industrial LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard||6,999||8||8||8||8||8.3|
|Corsair Silent Mechanical Keyboard CH-9104023-NA||5,139||8||9||8||7||8.5|
|TVS-e Bharat Gold PS2||2,538||8||8||8||9||8.3|
|Redgear MK881 Invador professional mechanical keyboard||2,995||8||8||8||8||8.3|
|Redragon K552 Kumara LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard||5,345||8||7||8||8||7.6|
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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