When playing competitively, the hardware you use can make a massive difference to your gaming performance. Not only is it true for the monitor, or mouse that you use, but you need to have the right keyboard for the job as well. This post will give you some ideas of what to look for in the ideal keyboard for competitive gaming. Or check out our other post to ensure you’ve got the best desk to go with it!
SteelSeries Apex Pro
The SteelSeries Apex Pro brings a brand-new meaning to your definition of silence, with built in magnetic switches. It has an elegant design with OLED displays (Organic Light Emitting Diode) to emit light itself rather than manipulate transmitted external light, like LCD displays. Thanks to the solid build and ability for custom actuation, it offers a pretty strong performance, making it well worth the expensive price tag.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Corsair is another great option for fulfilling your needs, and the K95 Platinum keyboard is one of the best for gaming you can get. Although it is a large keyboard for those who have the extra space to accommodate the variety of features, including the metal volume wheel, USB pass-through, dedicated media controls, and even an extra set of textured keycaps for the WASD keys! Not only that, but it also comes with a removeable wrist rest that attaches magnetically, to allow for flexible and comfortable use when needed.
Razer Cynosea V2
If the price tag of the two keyboards above is a bit too much, then Razer is a better keyboard for those on a tighter budget of less than £100. Ideal for the less serious gamers out there, the device offers the basics for a casual gaming experience, including subtle media keys, a programmable Game Mode, and full RGB lighting to complete the aesthetic. Despite being quite bulky, it does offer some handy cable management features.
A decent keyboard might seem like an expense that you could avoid, but you wont regret it once you make use of the features that you’re paying for. Be sure to check out our post to ensure you’ve got the best monitor to go along with it!