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Roccat Vulcan100 to Razer Huntsman: Five keyboards that won't fail to impress gamers

The right gaming keyboard can offer a competitive advantage over your opponents through better ergonomics, programmable macros, additional customisable keys, comfortable wrist rest and improved mechanical switches. Here's a choice spanning across budgets.

Carlsen Martin
Roccat Vulcan 100 Mechanical Keyboard

Roccat Vulcan 100 – Best Overall (Rs 20,500) | At over Rs 20,000, the Roccat Vulcan 100 is the best of the best. Roccat’s no compromise approach to the Vulcan has resulted in an absolute beast of a keyboard. The Vulcan uses novelty Titan switches and thin keycaps for excellent tactile feedback and shortened travel time. The design of the Vulcan sets it apart from the competition with a floating-key design and brushed aluminium top plate. RGB backlighting on the Vulcan can be easily programmed through Roccat’s Swarm software.

Gigabyte Force K83

Gigabyte Force K83 – Most Affordable (Rs 3,199) | The Gigabyte Force K83 is one of the cheapest mechanical keyboards to sport Cherry MX switches (Cherry MX switches are the gold standard of what to expect in a mechanical switch). The K83 utilises the Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design to provide Anti-Ghosting across all zones of the keyboard. The K83 doesn’t feature any backlighting, but its minimalist design, feature-rich approach and durable build quality (70 million key presses and wear resistant keycaps) have earned it a spot on the list.

Corsair K55

Corsair K55 – Best Non-mechanical (Rs 3,399) | While membrane switches don’t offer the same tactility as mechanical ones, not everyone prefers using them. And that’s where the K55 RGB keyboard from Corsair comes in. The K55 features six additional on-the-fly programmable macro keys, multi-key anti-ghosting and dedicated volume and media playback buttons. The keys on the K55 are quite responsive. This keyboard comes equipped with customizable RGB backlighting and an included rubber wrist rest.

Logitech G512

Logitech G512 Carbon – Best Value for Money (Rs 7,999) | The Logitech G512 Carbon uses premium Romer-G mechanical switches, offering tactility and versatility. The G512 features fully customizable RGB lighting. The Screen Sampler feature takes things one step further, letting users select a section of the screen and assign the colours on-screen to the selected keys. The G512 features three different switch options – Romer-G Tactile, Romer-G Linear, and GX Blue mechanical switches. The G512 boasts a minimalist design and brushed 5052 aluminium-magnesium alloy top plate.

Razer Huntsman

Razer Huntsman – Best Technology (Rs 10,999) | This keyboard utilises Razer’s revolutionary Opto-mechanical switches. Each switch features an optical light sensor, enabling actuation via light rather than metallic contact. With reset and actuation at the same point, the Huntsman allows players to rack up more keypresses at never-before-seen speeds. Optical actuation means less physical contact, almost doubling durability as compared to traditional mechanical switches.

First Published on Mar 6, 2019 09:02 am
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