This year has been bizarre, no matter how you slice it. While we might not be able to enjoy summer the same way we normally do, there’s always video games. If you’re bored and looking for a way to pass the time, PC gaming is calling your name. But who wants to play PC games without a top-of-the-line gaming keyboard?
Here are the best gaming keyboards money can buy in 2020.
When it comes to PC gaming peripherals, it’s hard to beat Razer. The storied manufacturer makes some of the best hardware you can buy for your PC.
The Huntsman Elite uses fascinating technology to read keystrokes, lending it lightning-fast actuation. The switches are “optomechanical,” which is a fancy way of saying that they use optic sensors to detect when the keys are pressed in.
This allows the keyboard to pick up your keystrokes at a speed that is unparalleled. For serious hardcore gaming, this is the speed that can make or break you. Not to mention, the Huntsman is a delight to type on. The keys feel amazing, the sound is crisp and clean, and every keystroke registers with a satisfying click. While it might cost you $180, this is the best keyboard money can buy.
Few companies make peripherals as well as SteelSeries does. The SteelSeries Apex Pro keyboard is one of the best keyboards on the market for competitive gaming. Between the build quality, key actuation, pleasing action and comfortable feel, the Apex Pro lives up to its name. Along with the Huntsman, the Apex Pro is one of the true top-of-the-line keyboards out there.
Notably, this keyboard is quiet and understated, where the Huntsman is a noisy, ostentatious piece. Whether these are pros or cons really depends on your personal preferences. For our money, though, these two are in a dead heat for the top of the pack.
No “best of” list would be complete without a value piece in the mix. This Alienware number is a shocking value for what you get. This keyboard is stunningly durable, able to withstand the rigors of competitive gaming while retailing under $100.
We know it’s weird to see the name Alienware in the same sentence as “value,” but, in this case, it’s true. For the gamer on a budget, the Pro Gaming Keyboard is a stellar pickup for under $100. This is all the power you need at a fraction of the cost.