How to buy gaming keyboards
Gaming keyboards are the ultimate tools for both enthusiasts and gamers alike. With a variety of mechanical switches available, there is a perfect fit no matter what you're typing or gaming style is. Compared to traditional rubber dome membrane keyboards, gaming keyboards can offer faster actuation, tactile feedback, an audible click, or even cushioned feedback for longer typing sessions. You can find our huge selection of gaming keyboards from top manufacturers such as Logitech, Corsair, Razer, and Steelseries.
Best Switch For Gaming?
Different gaming keyboards with different switches are designed for different types of use. The most popular mechanical keyboard switch is a Cherry MX switch, which is often available in Blue, Brown, Red, and Black. Each of these colours offers a different tactile feel depending on your needs and preference; Cherry MX Blues will offer a tactile bump and a click, Cherry MX Browns will offer a tactile bump with no clicking noise, Cherry MX Reds offer a linear push with no bumps, while Cherry MX Blacks offer a similar linear actuation as the Reds but with more force required. Many manufacturers also create their own variants, such as Kailh switches, Logitech's Romer-G switches, Corsair's Rapidfire switches and Razer's mechanical switches all for a truly unique feel during your next gaming session. Topre is an entirely different switch, combining a spring and traditional rubber dome key into one. This offers a dampened, quiet switch while still offering enhanced tactile feedback.
What is a Ten Key Less keyboard?
Ten key less, or TKL keyboards, offer the ultimate ergonomic position for both gamers and typists. By removing the numberpad, your hands can more naturally sit on the home row or rest on the mouse. With a numberpad, many people find their resting position skewed to the left, which can cause pain after long term use. For those with smaller desks, preference for a cleaner desktop, or take their gaming machine mobile, a TKL keyboard is much smaller and features less clutter. This also opens more space for mouse movement where absolutely zero obstructions is a necessity during the most intense gaming battles.
What is a keyboard macro?
A macro is a programmable set of commands, keybinds, or even sequences of keys. Gamers frequently use macros for many complex MMORPG's such as World of Warcraft or Eve Online, so you can easily use many skills at the press of a single button. For you FPS OGs playing Counter-Strike you set your key binds to auto-purchase body armour, an HE nade, and extra ammo at the start of a match. And if you're not a gamer, a macro is an excellent tool for automating many simple or repetitive tasks. If your day is filled with spreadsheets, then macros can save you a lot of time and effort.
What is RGB lighting?
LED lighting effects are the ultimate way to customize your gaming keyboard. There are many basic lighting effects such as strobing, gradients, and breathing that most gaming keyboards will have. Most gaming keyboards will be able to display one LED color, yet some could display any colour in the visible spectrum and those are called RGB gaming keyboards. These RGB keyboards packed multiple colored LEDs to create beautiful light shows, reactive effects, or even custom layouts based on the game you play! Software offered by popular brands such as Logitech, Razer, and Corsair are able to integrate themselves into your games and show real time status such as health, hotkeys, and even when you're taking damage. And as always, nothing beats an RGB rainbow pattern. You can see our full selection of RGB keyboards by clicking here.