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.
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
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.
Relatively complex font style, especially Russian, unusually small Enter
2. A4Tech Bloody B120 Black USB
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
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.
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.
The keyboard may be too high, the quality of the case is lame
5. A4Tech B314 Black USB
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
How to choose a gaming keyboard and not regret your choice will help us to tell Ruslan Sharipovan experienced gamer.
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.