Best Gaming Keyboards 2022

Dif­fer­ent key­boards can be con­di­tion­al­ly divid­ed into office and gam­ing. In today’s mate­r­i­al, we will ana­lyze how the lat­ter dif­fer from their coun­ter­parts and which mod­el to choose to get the most com­plete gam­ing expe­ri­ence.
Best Gaming Keyboards 2022
The best gam­ing key­boards. Pho­to: pixabay.com

For gam­ing tasks, espe­cial­ly com­pet­i­tive ones, it is cus­tom­ary to give pref­er­ence to mechan­i­cal key­boards. The deci­sive fac­tors are their dura­bil­i­ty, response speed, as well as the lighter force required to trans­mit the sig­nal. But giv­en that such key­boards are sig­nif­i­cant­ly more expen­sive than mem­brane key­boards and that they are nois­i­er, think twice before choos­ing. Most like­ly, only an expe­ri­enced gamer will get an advan­tage in the game, for an ordi­nary lover to play a cou­ple of ice rinks in the evening, its func­tion­al­i­ty may sim­ply be redun­dant, and the price is not ade­quate. There­fore, he will choose a mem­brane with gam­ing options. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most pop­u­lar gam­ing key­boards of 2022.

Top 10 rating according to KP

1. A4Tech Bloody B810R Black USB

A4Tech Bloody B810R.  Photo: A4Tech
A4Tech Bloody B810R. Pho­to: A4Tech

Ref­er­ence gam­ing key­board. Catchy design, mechan­ics, bright LED light­ing with zones. At the same time, the keys are not too loud, their size is like­ly to suit any user. The device is easy to clean, this is anoth­er sig­nif­i­cant plus — what game fan does not sin and occa­sion­al­ly have a snack at his work­sta­tion? The set­up soft­ware is nice and easy to use.

Pros and cons

Mechan­i­cal, rel­a­tive­ly qui­et, ade­quate cost, high-qual­i­ty assem­bly, easy to clean, high-qual­i­ty soft­ware
Rel­a­tive­ly com­plex font style, espe­cial­ly Russ­ian, unusu­al­ly small Enter

2. A4Tech Bloody B120 Black USB

A4Tech Bloody B120.  Photo: A4Tech
A4Tech Bloody B120. Pho­to: A4Tech

Clas­sic mem­brane key­board. There is no back­light, the design is quite pleas­ant, albeit some­what ascetic. The price is low, which fol­lows from the mod­est char­ac­ter­is­tics. Of the nice bonus­es — inter­change­able WASD keys (fans of shoot­ers and sin­gle-projects should appre­ci­ate it), as well as mois­ture pro­tec­tion.



Pros and cons

Inex­pen­sive for a gam­ing device, mois­ture pro­tec­tion, inter­change­able WASD
A sim­ple mem­bran­ka will not appeal to true gamers

3. Logitech G G213 Prodigy Black

Logitech G G213 Prodigy Black.  Photo: Logitech
Log­itech G G213 Prodi­gy Black. Pho­to: Log­itech

Min­i­mal­is­tic mem­brane key­board. The man­u­fac­tur­er claims ultra-fast response and tac­til­i­ty. The device is rel­a­tive­ly com­pact, it has a dou­ble adjust­ment of height and tilt, there is a nice back­light. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the soft­ware is slight­ly damp, and occa­sion­al­ly there are prob­lems with the space­bar, which tends to click and jam.

Pros and cons

Height and tilt adjust­ment, con­ve­nient mul­ti­me­dia keys, nice back­light, mois­ture pro­tec­tion
There are prob­lems with space, raw soft­ware

4. HARPER Gaming GKB-20 Black USB

Harp­er Gam­ing GKB-20. Pho­to: HARPER

The mod­el attracts with a futur­is­tic design at a very low price. But despite the bud­get, there is a back­light. It is also worth not­ing the rub­ber­ized non-slip keys, very good for a bud­get solu­tion. Of the com­plaints — the qual­i­ty of the pro­cess­ing of plas­tic and keys. There may be small rough­ness and burrs on the case — excess sav­ings on assem­bly.

Pros and cons

Accept­able cost, rub­ber­ized keys, inter­change­able WASD includ­ed
The key­board may be too high, the qual­i­ty of the case is lame

5. A4Tech B314 Black USB

A4Tech B314.  Photo: A4Tech
A4Tech B314. Pho­to: A4Tech

The key­board has an unusu­al shape and will appeal to fans of cyber­punk. There are 5 addi­tion­al pro­gram­ma­ble keys and back­light, every­thing is con­fig­ured using a pro­pri­etary util­i­ty. It is worth not­ing that Russ­ian let­ters are not high­light­ed, only Latin.

Pros and cons

High-qual­i­ty LED back­light, addi­tion­al pro­gram­ma­ble keys, cyber­punk style will appeal to many
Russ­ian char­ac­ters are not high­light­ed, you can not cus­tomize the back­light for your­self, there are only 3 pre­set modes

6. Ritmix RKB-209BL Gaming Black USB

Ritmix RKB-209BL Gaming.  Photo: Ritmix
Rit­mix RKB-209BL Gam­ing. Pho­to: Rit­mix

An unusu­al guest on our list of the best gam­ing key­boards of 2022. Very com­pact mod­el suit­able only for gam­ing. There are 35 keys in total, the size is a third, if not a quar­ter, of the stan­dard one. Writ­ing on it will not work, but you can play and it will not take up much space. It will fit instead of the main one, for exam­ple, if it is loud and you are uncom­fort­able play­ing. A nice bonus is the back­lit keys.

Pros and cons

Ultra-com­pact and cheap, there is a back­light, unusu­al
You won’t be able to write on it, the build qual­i­ty is “C grade”

7. Logitech G G413 Carbon USB

Logitech G G413 Carbon.  Photo: Logitech
Log­itech G G413 Car­bon. Pho­to: Log­itech

High-qual­i­ty mechan­i­cal key­board in a clas­sic design. The red back­light goes well with the black alu­minum case. The assem­bly is of high qual­i­ty, there is noth­ing to com­plain about. How­ev­er, there are phan­tom clicks (a sin­gle click trig­gers a dou­ble response).

Pros and cons

Clas­sic styl­ish design with red illu­mi­na­tion, alu­minum body, mechan­ics with a pleas­ant response
There are prob­lems with phan­tom clicks

8. HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Cherry MX Red) Black USB

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Cherry MX Red).  Photo: HyperX
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Cher­ry MX Red). Pho­to: HyperX

Key­board from a com­pa­ny that focus­es on gamers. Equipped with the flag­ship Cher­ry MX Red but­ton mech­a­nism, as the name sug­gests. Nice back­light, con­trol is car­ried out with­out the use of addi­tion­al soft­ware. The com­plete cable is in a high-qual­i­ty braid and mod­u­lar.

Pros and cons

Cher­ry MX Red Quick Switch­es, Qual­i­ty Mod­u­lar Wire, Styl­ish Min­i­mal­ist Design
On some devices, there are com­pat­i­bil­i­ty prob­lems (espe­cial­ly Mac own­ers should pay atten­tion), there are com­plaints about the qual­i­ty of the coat­ing — the but­tons are quick­ly erased

9. Defender Werewolf GK-120DL RU RGB

Defender Werewolf GK-120DL RU RGB.  Photo: Defender
Defend­er Were­wolf GK-120DL RU RGB. Pho­to: Defend­er

Ultra bud­get mod­el from a well-known com­pa­ny. Good look­ing, good light­ing. Giv­en the cost, it’s under­stand­able that the key­board is made from cheap mate­ri­als, but that does­n’t make it bad. After all, for less than a thou­sand rubles you get a mod­ern gam­ing key­board. Val­ue for mon­ey, as well as pop­u­lar­i­ty with users, allowed this mod­el to take a well-deserved place in our top best key­boards of 2022.

Pros and cons

Very low price, back­lit, qui­et keys with a pleas­ant pres­sure
Frankly cheap plas­tic and assem­bly

10. Redragon Hara Black USB

Redragon Hara.  Photo: Redragon
Redrag­on Hara. Pho­to: Redrag­on

Inex­pen­sive uni­ver­sal mechan­i­cal key­board. The back­light is made of high qual­i­ty, it is pos­si­ble to adjust with­out third-par­ty soft­ware. The switch­es are a lit­tle noisy, but con­sid­er­ing the cost, this is not a big prob­lem. The case is made of met­al, there is a stand for brush­es and legs for height adjust­ment.

Pros and cons

Ade­quate cost, suit­able back­light, reli­able sol­id con­struc­tion
Loud (rel­a­tive­ly) switch­es
It is inter­est­ing

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Is buy­ing a mechan­i­cal key­board real­ly that impor­tant?
Despite the fact that in the gamer com­mu­ni­ty it is now accept­ed that mechan­ics are the best suit­ed for gam­ing tasks, I do not com­plete­ly agree with this. For an ordi­nary lover to play, enough with the top and a good mem­brane. Espe­cial­ly if you don’t play online shoot­ers. I have both a mem­brane key­board and a mechan­i­cal key­board, I most­ly use the for­mer because of its qui­et oper­a­tion.
Is back­light help­ful?
For me per­son­al­ly, not so much. Usu­al­ly I play “blind” and I don’t need to look at the keys, day or night. Usu­al­ly, when you play a par­tic­u­lar game, you quick­ly remem­ber all the nec­es­sary keys and poke on the machine. It seems to me that light­ing is more about aes­thet­ic plea­sure and appear­ance. In some games where a lot of keys are used, it can come in handy.
How much does the price affect the qual­i­ty of the device?
Mod­ern key­boards (nat­u­ral­ly with­out mar­riage) usu­al­ly work out their cost and work well. The choice is usu­al­ly about per­son­al pref­er­ence and com­fort. Well, dura­bil­i­ty, of course. You should not hope that the key­board for 200–300 rubles will last a long time. Ade­quate cost for a more or less high-qual­i­ty mod­el is in the region of a thou­sand rubles from well-known com­pa­nies.