Keyboards are one of the most important output devices, and you definitely need a quality one for your gaming or other works on the PC. So, we compiled this list of the best keyboards to connect your Windows computer. Most of them are for gaming, but there are also some quality keyboards for office and creative works. Enjoy.
What keyboard should I buy?
- Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
- Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB
- Diatec Filco Majestouch 2
- Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
- Microsoft SideWinder X4
- Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard
- Logitech G910 Orion Spark
- Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
- Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
- Feature-specific keyboards
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a stunning combination of the responsive typing, absolutely amazing design, a bunch of software options and a very satisfying amount of macro keys. Razer BlackWidow is without the doubt the best gaming keyboard made in 2014, especially because it features a lot of features, but still isn’t over-sized or cumbersome.
Some of the features which stand out are On-the-fly macro recording, which will help all MMO players to have a rotation of their favorite spells at the touch of one single button, or the Gaming Mode, which will ensure you that accidentally hitting the Windows key won’t do anything. The BlackWidow Ultimate is an excellent choice with about any gaming genre or any productivity software.
Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB
The Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB is definitely one of the best mechanical keyboards in the market. It offers three different switch types: Cherry MX Red for those who like to gaming with a light touch, Cherry MX Blue for those who want a lot of resistance and noise and Cherry MX Brown for gamers who like a little bit of both.
With a great, comfortable wrist rest, and no too-shiny keys, Vengeance K70 RGB offers an amazing gaming experience for all players of real-time strategy, first-person shooters, role-playing games, action-adventure and MMO games.
Diatec Filco Majestouch 2
You’re maybe wondering why’s 2013’s keyboard on the list of the best keyboards from 2014? Well, the answer is simple, this keyboard deserves it. The Filco Majestouch 2 isn’t shiny and noisy, like most of the gaming keyboards, but that is exactly its charm.
This keyboard is the best constructed and the most refined and responsive keyboard of 2013, and it still can compete with others today. Majestouch fulfills all the key requirements of the mechanical keyboard and is perfect for all office or creative works.
Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Illuminated K800 keyboard is definitely one of the best 2014’s wireless keyboards in the market, and is the only actual gaming wireless keyboard on our list. Illuminated K800 is not even bad for gaming, but not many gamers like to play their favorite game with the wireless keyboard.
However, this keyboard is well-designed, durable and its battery lasts charged up to 10 days with a regular use. One of the most interesting features of this keyboard is that it detects when our hands are near to the keyboard and triggers the backlight, which is pretty cool.
Microsoft SideWinder X4
The Microsoft SideWinder X4 stands out as one of the best budget gaming keyboards of 2014, and is a perfect choice if you want a quality keyboard for a reasonable price. The SideWinder X4 delivers as much as a keyboard twice its price.
It features smooth orange LED backlight, application-specific profiles, and space for 18 programmable macros. The keyboard is very responsive and is able to bear up to 26 keystrokes at the same time.
Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard
The Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard is a small, portable, wireless qwerty keyboard with an integrated track pad. This keyboard supports various gestures, like swipe and pinch-to-zoom, for example. It has customizable media hotkeys, and connects via wireless USB.
The All-in-One Media keyboard is mainly purposed for your desks at home, and besides PC, you can also use it to navigate your home movie center or digital audio rig.
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Logitech G910 Orion Spark
The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is the keyboard designed for playing massively multiplayer online games. Because this genre really demands a keyboard which can provide a lot of durable, mechanical keys for customized macro, and the Orion Spark provides just that in style.
The Orion Spark provides nine programmable macro keys and three easily switchable profiles, so the players will have all the tools to rise their MMO to the finest level, with the full accessibility. This is also a full RGB keyboard, which means that players could experiment with various colors and patterns for each key on the keyboard.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is definitely something unusual. This futuristic-designed keyboard will definitely attract everyone’s attention. Besides its design, the keyboard is very responsive and durable. But all features of the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse require a PC with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT, so we can tell that this keyboard is the real Windows 10/8/8.1 device.
Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
If you want a compact and simple keyboard, that is still pretty much responsive or durable, the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid an output device you’re looking for. This pretty mechanical keyboard measures only 14.5 inches and offers you up to five different kinds of switches, depending on how much you want your keyboard to be resistant or whether you’re a fan of audible clicks, or not.
The QuickFire Rapid also offers an extra key caps and has the ability to disable the Windows key during gaming, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Now, if you’re looking for more specific keyboards, we got you covered as well. Following the feedback given by our readers, we compiled additional keyboard lists focusing on one particular characteristic. So, if you want to purchase a backlit keyboard, a mechanic keyboard, or other types of keyboards, then check out the posts listed below:
- 10 best backlit keyboards to buy
- 3 best USB-C keyboards for your Windows computer
- The best PC keyboards for 2018
- 12 of the best spill resistant keyboards
- 7 best mini wireless keyboards for PC
- 10 Best Bluetooth Keyboards for Windows 10
- The 16 best mechanical keyboards for your Windows 10 PC
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.