Which gaming keyboard to buy? | Sector.sk

Since you spend hours or even days at the keyboard, it pays to choose the best. Finally, the choice of keyboard and mouse is one of the most important decisions of the PC player. In addition to being a convenience, these devices often influence his fate in games. Sometimes players don’t even know that a slow-response keyboard can mean a difference in reaction time and therefore death.


For keyboards, you need to look at several factors that affect its use.

  • Switch technology
  • Key response
  • Wired or wireless keyboard
  • Full keyboard, no numpad version, or mini
  • Media keys
  • Wrist pad

Switch technologies are now very diverse, where mechanical ones are practically the basis, but membrane technologies are also returning due to their silence and added hybrid technologies. The latest hiends are fast optical or analog, where the keys can behave like levers on a gamepad and according to the force of pressing. However, it is important to divide the switches themselves according to the response, where you have to choose according to whether you like switches with sound or tactile response, smooth or quiet.

In short:

  • Blue switches are zigzagging
  • Reds are linear and quieter
  • Brown are a compromise between Blue and Red with little response and resistance
  • Yellow linearly silent
  • Speed ​​is fast, quiet without much resistance

At the same time, with higher keyboards, look at the possibility of replaceable switches, where the switches last a long time, but it can happen that one of them breaks down and often you can just throw away the entire keyboard. Therefore, some higher models have the option to easily replace them.

It is good to look at the keyboard with a pad under the wrist, it is best soft to keep your hands resting in comfort. Some may also be comfortable with wifi, anyone with cable so that they do not have to deal with batteries, someone also wants a USB hub, or even a quick volume adjustment via a roller or a wheel above the numpad.

The basic versions of the keyboards are also full with the numpad on the right, but if you don’t use it and want a smaller keyboard, you can take the TKL versions, which are quite popular among players. Although often these smaller keyboards lose media keys and volume settings. Finally, there are mini versions, which usually lose the arrows and page up, down, insert keys.

What is the problem with gaming keyboards is the absence of localization. Most gamers don’t need it, but if you’d like it they have some cheap keyboards, or then logitech has hi-ends localized, but there’s about a 50 euro price increase.


As for prices, the cheapest are even under 70 euros basically have only a few zones of backlight, which can either not be changed or can be changed only to a limited extent, but if they have mechanical switches they are already quite good quality. You just have to be careful about the noise. Sometimes they are too loud.

The middle class is around 100 euros and is already focused on both quality and comfort. The higher ones already have the backlight of each key, deeper functions and settings and often even a pad under the wrist. They are already fully sufficient in every area.

The highest class has prices around 200 euros, optical switches and various specialties such as very fast response, setting the switching point, or the mentioned analog switches. Every company there tries something different.

With keyboards, it is ideal to study before buying a switch and order via the Internet. There, if you don’t like something, you can return the keyboard within two weeks without giving a reason.

Havit Gamenote Mechanical KB857l

Mechanical keyboards start at around 30 euros where Havit has a decent offer with the KB857L version without a numpad. There are clickable switches with a Greentech Blue response, very similar perhaps better than Cherry MX blue.

Havit Gamenote Mechanical KB857l buy for 38 euros

Yenkee YKB 3500 katana

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Yenkee has a similar offer with a katana, but also with a numpad, where they are Content Blue switches. These are decent, but count on it being noisier.

Yenkeeykb 3500 katana is for 38 eur

Logitech G213 Prodigy

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

If you are not interested in mechanical switches, but you prefer water resistance, for example, Logitech has a decent G213, which has high keys, membrane switches and even weaker key backlighting.

Logitech G213 buy for 54 euros

Razer Cynosa v2

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

The cheapest Cynosa punch starts at 70 euros, where it offers membrane switches, dynamic zone backlighting, lower keys with a pleasant response.

Razer cynosa v2 buy for 73 euros

Logitech G413

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

If you do not need an RGB backlight and you just need a simple backlight, you want red. Logitech has a G413 keyboard with their quality and quieter Logitech Romer-G switchmi.

Logitech G413 is for 73 eur

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Alloy FPS offers a good compromise in the lower middle class, where it offers Kailh Silver Speed ​​fast switches. The backlight is fully RGB adjustable under each key

Hyper Alloy FPS RGB offers 88 euros
Hyper alloy FP Pro RGB without a numpad it costs 76 euros

Corsair K57 RGB Wireless

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

If you want an affordable gaming wireless keyboard, the K57 keyboard is not a bad choice, even if you count on membranes, but pleasant keys. It already has a fully RGB backlight for each key.

Corsair K57 RGB wirelss for 92 eur

HyperX Alloy Elite 2

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

HyperX has just under a hundred very nice Elite 2 keyboard with Red switches, full backlight, sound adjustment roller. Unlike Alloy FPS, there are Cherry MX switches and the construction is better.

Hyper X Elite 2 buy for 99 euros

Razer Ornate V2

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Razer has an interesting middle class Ornat 2, which has mech-membrane switches that are pleasant, although zigzag unlike the Cynos. Razer added small metal click springs that can be removed. Otherwise, it is fully RGB, has media keys and a pleasant padded hand pad.

Razer Ornate V2 buy for 102 euros

HyperX Alloy Origins

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

If you like high keys and a small keyboard body, both the full version and the TKL version. It has either Red HyperX switches or Aqua switches.

Hyper X Alloy Origins vyjde na 104eur s red switchmi a Aqua’s 92 eur
Hyper X TLK version for 80 eur a Aqua’s 74 eur

Steelseries Apex 5

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

In the middle class is interesting Apex 5 from Steelseries, which offers hybrid switches with a membrane amplified switch. These are blue zigzag switches, but not too loud, and an OLED display is added to monitor the processor or game data.

Apex 5 costs 112 euros

Logitech G513

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

If you want a quality keyboard from Logitech for an affordable amount, take a look at the G513, which offers both brown response switches and red linear switches, but also has a version with SK localization, which is 50 euros more expensive.

The keyboard has a pad under the wrists and the only thing it doesn’t have are the media keys above the numpad.

Logitech G513 is for 122 eur
Logitech G513 SK-CZ will cost 186 euros with brown switches.

Razer Black Widow v3

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Black Widow is a very popular keyboard from Razer and the company offers it in the third edition in four versions. It has a pro, basic, TKL, mini version, it also has a choice of switches and the green ones are more tapping and the yellows are quieter. The mini version is even smaller TKL, where they still left the arrows, but they are more printed.

The pro version also has wireless support and has a wheel for sound attenuation, the basic version has a roller.

Basic Black Widow v3 green is for 148 euros (is also in pink for 179 eur)
For version Black widow V3 Pro green is for 242, The yellow version is for 241 eur
Mini version Black Widow V3 mini green is for 178 eur, yellow version is the same for 178
TKL version green is for 109 eur, yellow is for 108 eur.

Logitech G915 lightspeed wireless

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Logitech has a low – profile G915 keyboard with Logitech GL Tactile, GL linear or GL Clicky switches, quality workmanship, even without a wrist pad. It has interesting low-profile keys but also a very thin thickness, a roller for sound regulation, and this is also preserved in the TKL version. However, it does not have a pad under the wrists, probably due to its low thickness. As a bonus, it is also in silver

The keyboard is s Tactile switchmi za 180 eur, clicky version is for 190 eur,  linear for 170 eur
TKL wireless CZ version with Linear switches is for 264 euros with tactile switchmi for 233, US version with GL tactile is for 169 eur, linear version is for 166 eur

Steelseries Apex Pro

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Steelseries has a quality Apex Pro keyboard with interchangeable in this area SteelSeries OmniPoint switches, plus also leaves a small display for the possibility of displaying various data, whether from supported games or system load.

Omnipoint switches have one specialty, the setting of the switching point thanks to the magnetic effect. You can set yourself how high they will respond when pressed. When playing there, they can switch on immediately.

Apex Pro buy for 209 euros

Razer Huntsman V2

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

In this higher realm, Razer has a Huntsman V2 with a full and TKL version and with optical silent red switches and optical zigzag purple switches. These are the switches with the fastest response in keyboards, so in games, every press will take effect immediately.

Huntsman v2 red is for 225 eur
Huntsman v2 purple is for 218 eur
Hunstman v2 TKL red is for 182 eur
Hunstman v2 TKL purple is for 175 eur

Corsair K100 RGB

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

The Corsair has a K100 keyboard with Cherry MX Speed ​​switches or fast optical switches. The keyboard also has an iCue control controller, to which you can set various functions, such as switching between applications, setting the backlight, zoom.

Corsair K100 RGB Opx with optics is 244 euros
Corsair K100 RGB Cherry MX speed is for 244 eur

Asus ROG claymore II  – wireless

Which gaming keyboard to buy?

Asus offers something special in the ROG Claymore II keyboard, in which it brought a detachable numpad that you can put away, or even on the other side as standard. This one also has optical – ROG RX switches, which you can replace in case of failure.

Asusu ROG claymore II buy on alga for 253 euros

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