The best gaming keyboards have it all, from macro keys to laser beams.

The best gaming keyboards in 2021

6. Asus ROG Strix Scope

A keyboard made for function over form. The Strix's solid aluminium top plate sports an understated design that's welcome in an era where flash too often takes predence. A durable, gimmick-free effort from Asus. 

Switch: Cherry MX RGB Blue, Brown, Red, Black, Silent Red, Speed Silver | Size: Full size | Backlights: RGB | Passthroughs: No | Media Controls: No | Wristwrest: No

5. Logitech K840

Logitech's proprietary Romer-G switch is where the magic lies. Designed in collaboration with the Japanese switch giant Omron, what was traditionally reserved for high-end boards now features in the K840. 

Switch: Logitech Romer-G | Size: Full size | Backlights: No | Passthroughs: No | Media Controls: Function key integrated | Wristwrest: No

4. Razer Cynosa Chroma

If you're after a full membrane typing/gaming experience, the Razer Cynosa is the deck for you. Not only is this keyboard super affordable, it sports the best feeling, low profile membrane keys we've ever tested. 

Interface: Wired USB | Keyboard backlighting: Per-key RGB |Programmable keys: All | Features: Per key lighting, supports Windows 7+ and OSX 10.8+

3. HyperX Alloy Elite RGB

A quality, durable keyboard that leaves no feature unchecked. The Alloy Elite comes equipped with dedicated media controls, USB passthrough, a detachable wrist-rest, and full RGB backlighting. 

Switch: Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Red | Size: Full size | Backlights: Red | Passthroughs: USB | Media Controls: Dedicated | Wristwrest: Detachable

2. Mountain Evertest Max

A keyboard for the enthusiast. This brilliant modular board has a base that allows you to pull switches out at will and replace them as easily as just pushing them in. Despite its high price, we love the design of the Everest. 

Switch: Cherry MX Red, Blue, Brown, Silver | Size: Full size or TKL | Backlights: Per-key-RGB | Passthroughs: USB 3.2 Gen1 | Media Controls: Dedicated | Wristwrest: Magnetic

1. Corsair K100 RGB Optical

Want to go the extra mile and upgrade to the very best? You won't find a more premium option than this Corsair. With excellent key responses, dedicated media controls, and attractive RGB lighting, the K100 has it all.

Switch: Corsair OPX | Size: Full size | Backlights: USB | Passthroughs: USB | Media Controls: Detachable | Wristwrest: Detachable | Keycaps: PBT double-shot

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