Don't-Miss Keyboard Stories
The Corsair K70 with Cherry MX Speed switches is $130 at Amazon today.
An Aukey 87-key mechanical keyboard with Outemu Blue switches and per-row backlighting is $26 on Amazon today.
The esports company finally made an esports-worthy peripheral. The Fnatic Streak is, as of this moment, probably the best bang-for-your-buck RGB keyboard on the market.
Corsair's K63 is held back a bit by short battery life, but if you're in the market for a wireless mechanical keyboard with backlighting and real Cherry MX switches? Well, this is pretty much your only option.
HyperX's flagship keyboard has brilliant lighting and true Cherry MX switches, but it's oversized and a bit pricey. Oh, and did we mention HyperX's software utility takes up over a gigabyte of space?
The Logitech MK320 keyboard feels fine and boasts solid wireless connectivity plus programmable keys for a bargain price, but its included, stiff-buttoned mouse doesn’t quite pass muster.
Available for as little as $20 online, the MK270 looks and feels a bit cheap, and it makes a fair amount of racket as you type. That said, the MK270's keys feel relatively springy and it's easy to set up.
The Logitech MK520 keyboard and mouse combo boasts roomy, comfy and quiet keys, a smooth and substantial mouse, and dedicated media buttons. It's also affordable, easy to set up, and highly customizable.
The Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550 could be just the thing for typists with aching wrists and tendons, provided you warm to the wave-like keyboard design.
For the keyboard nerds: Razer's Huntsman Elite has optical switches. For everyone else: The wrist rest is RGB-enabled. No, seriously.
Amazon Prime Day is just for Prime members. For the rest of us, there are deals to be had from Best Buy, Newegg, Dell, and even Amazon.
Mechanical keyboard enthusiast and reviewer Hayden Dingman talks switches (Cherry and its alternatives) and offers tips on how to pick the right mechanical keyboard for your needs.
Logitech's G513 is more than an attractive, professional-looking keyboard. It's also the debut of the new Romer-G Linear switch, a faux-Cherry MX Red that finally gives Logitech lovers some options.
The Roccat Horde Aimo is a very forward-thinking device, with support for Microsoft's Surface Dial tech and LEDs that adjust themselves, but its membrane underpinnings and some awkward design choices hold it back.
Quiet yet snappy, roomy and programmable, the reasonably priced Logitech MK540 Advanced keyboard will appeal to typists looking for tactile typing experience without making too much of a racket, while the bundled mouse impresses with its smooth, solid scrolling and programmable gestures.