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Best gaming keyboards you can buy to give yourself an edge

A good and mediocre keyboard may very well become the difference between victory and defeat for gamers

Santanu Basu 8 February 2018, 9:22 PM
A keyboard can make or break your gaming cred

A keyboard can make or break your gaming cred Image: Tapasri Saha

Gaming keyboards are becoming increasingly popular with gaming enthusiasts for a reason. They don't only look great but have better features and superior response times to give gamers that extra edge, which may very well become the difference between victory and defeat for gamers.

Mechanical keyboards, in particular, have made it high on the wish list of casual and hardcore gamers alike because of faster response times, superior build-quality and an overall more satisfying user experience.

With a host of really good mechanical gaming keyboards on the market, T2 Online brings you some of the best.

Corsair Gaming K95 RGB
Price: Rs 17,500

The Corsair K95 comes with the famed Cherry MX Blue switches and of course RGB backlighting. It boasts 18 extra macro keys programmable for a more seamless gaming experience. With lightweight aluminium finish and 100 percent anti-ghosting, this is one is a top performer. The detachable wrist rest is also a plus point. Lot of dedicated buttons for multimedia control helps out a lot when you are not gaming. The software is a little clunky but it can be overlooked for the positives.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2
Price: Rs 12,000

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million colour options, all easily set through Razer Synapse software- which is pretty user-friendly. The keyboard comes with three options with Razer's Green, Orange and Yellow switches. Users can take their pick according to the tactile feedback they prefer. The magnetic wrist rest is very comfortable. This keyboard is one of the best ever from Razer.

Cooler Master MK750
Price: Rs 13,500

The keyboard comes with German-made Cherry MX switches and is a compact version with minimal hassles. There's a great magnetic wrist rest which is comfortable and ergonomic. You don't need any software for making changes in RGB colours and can use special function key combos to make changes. However, if you prefer the software route, there's an option for that too. Currently, if you buy it you will get an RGB mouse pad worth Rs 2,600 for free.

TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Gaming Keyboard
Rs 9,000

This RGB keyboard has 12 dynamic lighting effects and compatible with all TT RGB Sync power supply and liquid cooling systems. You can control the RGB settings from an App which also supports voice commands and all the settings can be controlled through your phone. Additionally, there's a patented VGC (Virtual Game Controller) in the app which turns your Apple device (iPhone or iPad) into a virtual game controller.

HyperX Alloy Elite
Price: Rs 9,370

The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical Keyboard has Cherry MX mechanical keys and dedicated media buttons with quick game mode access. It also has 100 per cent anti-ghosting and N key rollover functions. The software is easy to use.

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