Keyboards vary in their design and function depending on the need of the personal computer or laptop. Did you know that you could get an entirely new keyboard for gaming? They range from macro to hybrid keyboards, that the keyboards could be the ordinary keyboards that you use for everyday purpose, gaming keyboards, mechanical keyboards and so on. Of all these the second most popular keyboards are the gaming keyboards. Here we have an opportunity to explore the best five gaming keyboards:
1. Steel Series 6Gv2/7G:
These two keyboards, Steel Series 6Gv2 and 7G are among the best keyboards that are preferred by first person shooter (FPS) players, and are very easy to find in the any of the store that has a gaming electronic section. Some of the shops where you can find this keyboard will include Best Buy, Futureshop, NCIX, and so on. Both of the series of these keyboards comes in Cherry MX Black switches that are non-tactile, non-clicky and require about 70g of force to actuate the press of a key. Of all the series of the keyboards available in the market, this series is the gamest oriented keyboard that has been modified slightly to prevent in-game mistypes. For those who are an after wrist rests, there is another model of keyboard, the 7G type.
What makes this keyboard special as a gaming keyboard is that the left Windows key is replaced with an unbindable Steel Series media key, which controls various alternative functions for the F keys. This is a biggest disadvantage for Mac users who will find this difficult to use until they find it convenient. The Enter key has been enlarged, which brings the “\” key down between the “/” and the “right shift” keys. This makes the use of keys much easier while you are playing games, this is difficult for normal use, until your get used. You might land up frequently typing “|” instead of “?”.
3. Razer Black Widow/ Black Widow Ultimate:
This is a mechanical keyboard that is the best available in the market. The price of the keyboard is worth paying and is around $100. The Black Widow utilizes Cherry MX Blue switches, which are more tactile and clicky and requires about 50 g of force to press the keys. Besides, the keyboard has media controls, this keyboard, is the only keyboard that has additional macro keys, which are ideal for playing games like World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2. What is even more attractive and soothing to the eyes is that the keyboards has cool glowing blue backlit keys that enables better accessibility to keys while playing games.
4. Das Keyboard Professional/Ultimate/Silent:
This keyboard is very famous for their simple design that gamers could get and if you are to be surprised, they have USB ports in the keyboard, probably to connect the joystick to the keyboard. They also use MX switches. There are four different versions of this keyboard is available in the market. Cherry MX blue uses click version keys, while Cherry MX Brown uses silent version of the keys. The order of the keys are much similar in all the versions, while there is a requirement of 45g force to press the keys accurately. Das keyboards, offers similarly an “ultimate” version, which also has two kinds of keyboards, silent and click versions.
5. Ducky DK9000/ DK9008:
Ducky is a Taiwanese company that manufacturers attractive keyboards that are apt for child gamers, with the keys coming in different colors and is one of the most popular keyboards amongst the gamers in the Asian countries. The keys come in varying colors of black, blue or brown, that the mixed switches are arranged in optimal position for daily use also.