For online battles, gamers need an adequate keyboard. Some players choose mechanical models, others prefer membrane ones, which they enthusiastically play on Game Karma. It’s all a matter of taste and, sometimes, budget, so we will make several similar selections with different keyboards. Let’s start with the mechanics.
ASUS TUF Gaming K3
The ASUS TUF Gaming K3 mechanical keyboard features a detachable palm rest and Asus Aura Sync RGB lighting. Switches — Kailh Red or Brown depending on the version. The keyboard received a pass-through USB 2.0 port for connecting headphones, gamepads, and other gadgets. There are macros and customizable backlighting. All this works with a key or through a proprietary application. ASUS TUF Gaming K3 is positioned as a model for e-sportsmen, but it will suit all other gamers, as well as for work and long typing. The price of the keyboard starts at $80.
ASUS ROG Strix Scope NX Red Switch
ASUS ROG Strix Scope NX Red Switch is a mechanical keyboard with Asus Aura Sync proprietary RGB backlighting and sharpening for shooters. The model is presented in a full-fledged ANSI format with an enlarged left Ctrl. It uses Cherry MX Red (Linear) switches, and the body is made of metal. The ROG Strix Scope NX Red Switch keyboard has a recognizable gaming design and braided wire, and its weight is 1070 g. Built-in memory allows you to save custom macros on the fly, and the package includes 4 additional keys — W, A, S, and D. The mechanical model starts at $135.
Keyboard HyperX Alloy Origins Core
One of the most popular budget gaming mechanical keyboards is the HyperX Alloy Origins Core. It has a shortened form factor, an aluminum Skeleton case, HyperX Red or Blue switches with a resource of up to 80 million clicks, and a detachable Type-C cable. It has an adjustable tilt angle (3°, 7°, or 11°) and, of course, customizable RGB lighting. HyperX Alloy Origins Core has great pressing precision and fast response speed. The built-in memory allows you to save up to three user settings. The keyboard is equally comfortable for playing games of various genres and typing. For Origins Core, sellers charge from $80.
MSI Vigor GK50 Low Profile
The MSI Vigor GK50 Low Profile gaming mechanical keyboard received Kailh Low Profile White low-profile sensitive switches with a resource of 50 million clicks, a Skeleton-type metal case, and RGB backlighting. The MSI Vigor GK50 Low Profile produces a distinct click when typing. And in combination with a low location and short key travel, the model is recommended not only for entertainment but also for long work and typing. The keyboard sells at $70.
Corsair K60 RGB PRO Cherry MV
Corsair K60 RGB PRO Cherry MV is a standard format mechanical gaming keyboard. Its switches are Cherry Viola, which gamers praise for quick actuation and responsiveness. Corsair K60 RGB PRO Cherry MV is presented in a metal case and with Corsair iCUE proprietary RGB lighting. The keyboard is positioned as a reliable tool for professional e-sportsmen. The cable length is 1.8 m, and the weight of the keyboard is 880 g. The Corsair K60 RGB PRO Cherry MV is priced from $90.