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Best Keyboards - The Elite List

By Edward Chester. Posted

Make your gaming, typing and other PC tasks quicker and easier with our pick of the best keyboards. Whether you just need a reliable typing tool or a helping hand in your gaming sessions, we've got a recommendation for you.

All but one of these keyboards uses premium mechanical keyswitches. Not sure what the benefits of mechanical keyswitches are? Check out our mechanical keyboards buyers guide.


Corsair K55 RGB - Best budget gaming keyboard

Price: £45 | Supplier: Overclockers.co.uk

Corsair K55

The Corsair K55 RGB cuts its cost by opting for rubber membrane keyswitches rather than more expensive mechanical keyswitches. Otherwise it offers a premium design, RGB backlighting, programmable keys and great value.

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro - Best budget mechanical keyboard

Price: £61 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro

You miss out on a numpad and any extra features, but that's the price you pay for spending so little on a mechanical keyboard. Otherwise, the excellent quality Cherry MX keys, smart design, removable USB cable and incredibly low price make this a great, compact keyboard option for those that want a reliable, long-lasting typing experience.

Corsair K68 RGB - Best mechanical gaming keyboard

Price: £110 | Supplier: Ebuyer.com

Corsair K68

The Corsair K68 RGB forgoes the metal top of the company's more expensive models but still retains a smart design and includes spill resistance. RGB lighting, excellent Corsair software and a decent price make it a great option.

Corsair K70 Mk.2 Low Profile - Best premium mechanical gaming keyboard

Price: £150 | Supplier: Scan.co.uk

Corsair K70

One of the chief complaints many users have regarding conventional mechanical keyswitch keyboards is the height of the keys. The Cherry MX low-profile keys in the Corsair K70 Mk.2 Low Profile solve this problem and also make for an even tidier, smarter-looking keyboard than the rest of Corsair's range.

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum - Best mechanical MMO gaming keyboard

Price: £170 | Supplier: Scan.co.uk

Corsair K95

The Corsair K95 Platinum boosts its gaming and particularly its MMO credentials by featuring a string of extra gaming keys down the left side of the keyboard. Extra keys are nothing new in gaming keyboards, but many mechanical keyboards now skip this feature. Add in the premium design, RGB backlighting and excellent Corsair software and you're onto a winner.

Razer Huntsman Elite - Best luxury gaming keyboard

Price: £189 | Supplier: Scan.co.uk

Razer Huntsman

The Huntsman Elite features mechanical keyswithces that are activated by a light beam being broken rather than a metal contact, as in most switches. This means they don't require any debounce delay so you get a faster response. Add in the fantastic design - including clever RGB lighting that wraps around the magnetically-attached wrist rest - and you have a superb, if pricey keyboard.

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