The 7 Best Keyboards 2022 - Keyboards Reviews

Most of us spend a considerable amount of time in front of a computer with a keyboard as our main typing device. As such, it's important to choose a keyboard with features that suit our needs, whether it's for gaming or productivity. It can be hard to choose the best keyboard for your needs because there are mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards; even at that, there are tons of mechanical switches, so the possibilities of which keyboards you prefer are endless.

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7. SteelSeries Apex Pro

The best gaming keyboard that we've tested is the SteelSeries Apex Pro. This wired-only model comes in two size variants: a full-size with a Numpad and a TenKeyLess version, if you need the extra space on your desk for mouse movements. Its latency is among the lowest we've tested, making it well well-suited for any genre of game, from a fast-paced shooter to a calm puzzle game.

The standout feature of this board is the ability to adjust the pre-travel distance on a per-key basis. It means that you can set the distance lower if you want a snappier feel while gaming or you can set the distance higher to reduce the number of typos or accidental keypresses while typing. You can make all the adjustments using the SteelSeries Engine software, which is available on both Windows and macOS. You can also use the software to program macros to any key or customize the RGB backlighting.

Unfortunately, the OmniPoint switches only come in a linear style, so if you're looking for the feeling of a clicky or tactile switch, you won't find it with this board. Also, it comes with a comfortable wrist rest, but the wrist rest tends to get dirty very easily, so you'll have to make sure to consistently clean it if you want to maintain it. With that said, it's an outstanding choice if you're looking for a customizable and responsive gaming keyboard.

6. Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

If wires aren't your style, the best wireless gaming keyboard we've tested is the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro. It's a full-size model that connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or with Bluetooth. Despite its plastic build, it feels very sturdy and premium, and it also comes with a detachable wrist rest for added comfort during those long gaming sessions.

The keyboard comes with your choice of linear Razer Yellow or clicky Razer Green switches, and we purchased the variant with the Green switches. They provide an overall good typing experience with tactile feedback and a satisfying click noise. The latency of this board is outstanding, as it's one of the lowest latencies over a wireless connection that we've tested, so it's definitely up to the task of gaming in any genre. Also, every key is macro-programmable through the software, and you can also use the software to customize the full RGB backlighting.

Unfortunately, despite its high performance, the keycaps are made of ABS plastic, which doesn't feel as premium as PBT and tend to develop shine from finger oils over time. Also, the software is only compatible with Windows, but if you're likely to use this as a gaming keyboard, that won't be a big issue. With that said, this board is an excellent choice if you're looking for a responsive gaming keyboard and don't want the hassle of cable management.

5. Logitech MX Keys

The Logitech MX Keys is the best office keyboard that we've tested. It's a full-sized board with a low-profile design to help keep your wrists in a more natural posture for a comfortable typing experience while you spend hours working. You can connect it wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth, and it pairs with up to three devices simultaneously, great if you have a multi-device office set up.

The scissor switches offer excellent typing quality, with good tactility, and typing feels light. Though the keycaps aren't as high-quality as some other office options, they're indented to help guide your finger to the middle, which should improve typing accuracy overall. This board also has white backlighting that shines through the key legends, making them easy to see in the dark, and the backlighting automatically turns on when it detects you're in a low-light environment.

Unfortunately, it's not macro-programmable, which might be a dealbreaker if you rely on macros for your workflow. Also, it makes a slight pinging sound when you bottom out a key due to the metal base plate. While this isn't noticeable during normal use, you might find it distracting, especially if you work in very quiet environments. With that said, it's an excellent choice for a wireless keyboard if you're looking for something sleek and comfortable to use in the office.

4. Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard

The best ergonomic office keyboard we've tested is the Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard. Working all day at your keyboard can take a toll if it isn't designed with comfort in mind. Luckily, the Logitech is a full-sized keyboard with a sweeping, curved design and a distinct set of keys for each of your hands.

The layout may take a little time to get used to, but it's designed to reduce the possibility of wrist strain and is very comfortable to use once you're used to it. It feels well-built but has a full plastic frame. It also has an included wrist rest that feels very high quality. Typing feels great as its low-profile scissor switches require quite a bit of force to actuate but provide good tactile feedback. You can connect this keyboard wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and can pair it with up to three devices at once. You also don't have to worry about charging cables as it uses a pair of AAA batteries.

Unfortunately, the included wrist rest isn't detachable, so the keyboard takes up quite a bit of desk real estate and makes it less ideal for carrying around. It also has high latency, so it isn't a suitable option for gaming during off-work hours. On the whole, this is a very strong ergonomic option for anyone looking for an office-oriented keyboard to make their workday a more comfortable experience.

3. Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM XT

For the programmers out there, the best keyboard for coding that we've tested is the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM XT. It's a full-size mechanical keyboard that comes with many extra features like dedicated media keys and six extra macro keys, meaning you can code without interruption. There's also a detachable wrist rest with a plushy cushion to keep you comfortable while you work.

It has an excellent build quality and uses doubleshot PBT keycaps, which are less prone to developing shine from your finger oils and have a premium feel. Though our unit has clicky Cherry MX Blue switches, which are loud to type on, you can also get this board with linear Cherry MX Red or tactile Brown switches, which are quieter. All of its keys are individually backlit, so the legends are very visible in a dark room, and you can customize the RGB lighting on a per-key basis using the companion software.

Unfortunately, since it's a wired board, you can't use it wirelessly or pair it to more than one device at a time, which might be a dealbreaker if you have a multi-device set up. Also, some keys, like the macro keys, don't work on macOS and Linux. With that said, this is an excellent choice if you're looking for a highly customizable option to use for coding.

2. Logitech K380

The best mobile keyboard we've tested is the Logitech K380. It's an excellent option if you're looking for a model that's slim, compact, and wireless to take with you while traveling. You can pair it with up to three devices via Bluetooth and easily switch between them using the F1-F3 hotkeys. It's also compatible with most common operating systems, although some keys don't work on certain devices.

While it doesn't have any incline settings or wrist rest, it's very thin and low-profile, so typing on it is still very comfortable, even for long periods. It uses non-mechanical scissor switches that require some force to get over the tactile bump, but the overall feeling remains fairly light. It's also very quiet to type on, meaning it's suitable for noise-sensitive environments.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have any backlighting, which could be an issue if you're typing in a dark room. Also, you can only customize a small number of keys, and you can only choose from a list of preset commands. Also, it uses disposable batteries instead of rechargeable ones, which some users may find disappointing. That said, this is still an amazing choice if you're looking for a small mobile device keyboard to take around with you.

1. EVGA Z15

If you're looking for a high-performing keyboard at a budget price point, the EVGA Z15 is an excellent choice. Despite its budget price point, it has several features found on more premium offerings, like onboard memory, a scroll wheel at the top, and dedicated media keys. Also, it has a fantastic build quality and feels very sturdy thanks to its solid plastic case and brushed metal backplate.

Our unit has clicky Kailh Speed Bronze switches, which provide a nice feeling, but they're pretty loud, which can be disruptive if you plan to use this board in a quiet environment around others. Fortunately, you can get it with quieter linear Kailh Speed Silver switches, or, since it's hot-swappable, a rare feature on a budget board, you can replace the stock switches with any you prefer. Also, its latency is remarkably low, making it more than up to the task of gaming in any genre, and every key is macro-programmable.

Unfortunately, it has cheaper-feeling ABS keycaps that may get shiny from finger oils. Additionally, although this keyboard has good ergonomics and multiple incline settings, the wrist rest is made of hard plastic, so it's not as comfortable as a cushioned rest. As long as those minor issues don't bother you, this keyboard makes a great choice for anyone looking for great bang for their buck with a budget mechanical keyboard that punches above its weight.

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best computer keyboards for most people. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our keyboard reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no keyboard is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.