Razer is one of the top brands for PC gamers worldwide, and among all the various products the company makes, there remains a staple at the heart of its lineup. Razer makes some of the best gaming keyboards on the planet, and a Razer keyboard is always a sound investment for your gaming setup. Whatever your specific requirements or budget, there’s a keyboard for you, and these are the best of the bunch.
This is as close to a perfect keyboard as Razer makes right now, with innovative optomechanical switches that are mind-blowingly good. The keys each have an optical sensor that activates the second you press down, making for responsiveness like you’ve never seen. Toss in media controls, a multi-function dial, excellent build quality, and an included wrist rest, and you’re set for some top-notch fragging.
Bearing a famous name, this mini Blackwidow is perfect for gamers who travel a lot or just those with a tighter budget. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of fuller keyboards, such as media keys and full RGB lighting, but where it matters most, this is a proper Blackwidow. With Razer’s orange switches, you get superb feel and feedback without all the noise. The cable is removable, and Razer even includes a bag of O rings to make the switches even quieter if you wish.
60% keyboards aren’t for everyone, but Razer managed to slim down its superb Huntsman into this teeny tiny form factor. You get everything you need, nothing you don’t. Key functions like cursors keys are still available as secondary functions, but with either clicky or linear optical switches, the Huntsman Mini is built for performance that you can pack in a bag and take on the road.
Razer’s newest Blackwidow is everything fans and newcomers could want in a gaming keyboard. It’s well priced and has a choice of either Razer’s much loved clicky green switches or the linear and silent yellow switches. It also comes with an included wrist rest, media controls, Chroma as bright as you’ve ever seen, and even a TKL version if you want something smaller.
Razer’s first licensed wireless keyboard and mouse setup for the Xbox One, the Turret, is designed to not only provide first-class gaming performance but to do it from the comfort of your sofa. You get a fully mechanical keyboard with green switches, a mouse and retractable mouse pad, a large wrist rest area, and importantly, no wires. It’s Xbox certified, but it’ll also work just fine with a Windows 10 PC if you want to double up.
The BlackWidow V3 Pro is Razer’s first attempt at a wireless mechanical keyboard, and it’s a pretty stunning thing all-round. With the lights off, you can stretch nearly a month of battery life, too. You’ve got dedicated media keys, a volume dial, an included wrist rest, and best of all, Razer’s legendary green switches for a satisfying click and fantastic feedback.
If we had to choose…
It’s impossible to ignore the brilliance of the Razer Huntsman Elite. It’s close to perfect and with its innovative switch design boasts responsiveness you simply don’t get from other mechanical keyboards right now.
But it’s still pricey, and for as good as it is, it’s not going to be for everyone. The Blackwidow Lite, however, is a great alternative choice. It cuts out some of the razzle-dazzle, like full Chroma RGB lighting, but in doing so brings down the price and keeps the significant bits like the superb orange switches, which make it perfect for not only gaming but day to day typing.
Razer is also one of the first to offer a dedicated solution for Xbox gamers as well as PC gaming fans. The Turret is designed to be the best wireless mouse and keyboard experience on your sofa, but it’s just as capable of gaming on your PC if you’re looking for a single solution to both.
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This post was written by Richard Devine and was first posted to WindowsCentral
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