Selecting and buying gaming peripherals is by no means an easy task. You have to look into several things like feedback, lighting, and the overall performance, and the same is true for picking up the best gaming keyboard as well. From lighting zones to the feedback and the number of extra keys, you have to check plenty of things.
Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of the best entry-level gaming keyboards that you can buy in India.
In this post, we have mentioned various features, such as the types of keys, the number of programmable keys, or if the lighting is customizable as per your preference. All these keyboards cost below Rs 3,000.
The Redgear Blaze 3 borrows the look and design of mechanical keyboards. However, it's a standard membrane keyboard with backlit keys. You can switch between three colors - Red, Green, and Violet/Pink. The lighting is good and vivid, without being too harsh on the eyes.
At the same time, the feedback of the membrane keyboard is great for the casual gamer in you. In fact, as per user reviews, it's comfortable to use it for long sessions. And the adjustable-height is the cherry on top.
The primary feature of this keyboard is that the Windows key can be locked so that there are no annoying pop-ups mid-game. Apart from that, the LED lights can be very changed very conveniently. All you need to do is press on the Scroll Lock key, and that's about it.
Again, this keyboard is strictly for gamers, and if you do use it for typing, you may end up with errors more than you'd like. On the upside, the keys are sturdy and durable, and the cable is braided, which makes is equally durable. The only issue which you might face is that you won't be able to see the keys if you do not turn the backlight on.
Overall, this is a good gaming keyboard for you if you are just venturing to the world of gaming.
With a neat palm rest and an ergonomic design, the Night Hawk Nk101 gaming Keyboard is a bump up from the one above. This keyboard sports a brushed metallic look which adds to its looks. Plus, the braided cable raises the product durability. What's more, it comes with three lighting zones that add to the gaming experience.
As you may have guessed, the lighting can be toggled via the Pause/Break key, and the brightness can be easily adjusted via the Page Up and Page Down keys. The lighting is not too bright and is pleasant to the eyes.
Again, it's not a full mechanical keyboard, but the good thing is that the keys can be changed when the need arises. Furthermore, the USB port of the wire comes with a neat cap that you can keep closed when the keyboard is not in use.
Overall, it's a good keyboard and is comfortable to use at the same time. The keys do not get stuck to each other.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for a budget gaming keyboard, the Night Hawk Nk101 is a good gaming accessory for you to invest in.
Another entry-level gaming keyboard with a good response is the Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard. It's a normal membrane keyboard that packs dedicated multimedia controls along with a bunch of macro keys. For those unaware, the macro keys are for programming game commands. Furthermore, the K55 Comes with three zones of LED lightning.
Priced at almost double the prices of the above keyboards, the Corsair K55 enhances the gaming experience. Furthermore, the keys aren't noisy, and the feedback is also quite decent.
Furthermore, it works with the iCue software, thus letting you control the lights. At the same time, you can cycle through three brightness settings (along with a dozen of pre-configured lighting modes), and except for the media keys, almost every single key lights up.
Last but not least, you also get a detachable palm rest along with a Windows-lock key. Cool, right?
The Redgear MK881 has a simple layout and has no fancy features like the Corsair K55. However, it's a pure mechanical keyboard. That's what pushes it in front of the others in the race. The switches are Kailh Brown keys that are known for producing minimal noise, and in turn, you get tactile feedback. However, you can also choose the one with the Kailh Blue keys.
Plus, the short key distance ensures that your gaming is spot-on. The product is sturdy and durable, and Redgear claims that it can last up to 70 million keystrokes.
The only downside to this keyboard is that the keys do not have individual LEDs underneath them. So, you won't be able to convert the keyboard's lighting into a single color. On the upside, you get to toggle between different modes like Breathing and Gaming, among others.
Also, the Redgear MK881 keyboard doesn't come with a palm rest.
Next, we have on the list is the Logitech Prodigy G213 membrane keyboard. It boasts of a clean and attractive design and a bunch of programmable keys. Plus, there are dedicated media control keys that let you adjust the volume or turn it on/off without interrupting your gameplay.
It comes with RGB color lighting that lets you personalize up to 5 lighting zones. And that's not all. It's also one of those rare keyboards that offer full key-by-key lighting features. Cool, I'd say.
Even though it's a membrane keyboard, the keys perform their best in delivering the output sought by both casual gamers and hard-core gamers. Plus, if you want to dabble with macros or programmable keys, you can mess around keys from F1 to F12.
Last but not least, you get the comfort of a palm rest for long and tedious gaming sessions.
Are you looking for a sleek keyboard that bundles both style and function? Say hi to the HyperX Alloy Core RGB Keyboard. It sports a radiant light bar at the top and colored LED-backed keys against a black background that enhances the overall looks of the keyboard. And to add to it, you also get a tiny wrist rest. Apart from that, this membrane keyboard has quiet and responsive switches.
When it comes to lighting, there are six lighting effects from which you can choose from. Plus, you get to play around with three brightness levels.
The best thing about the HyperX Alloy Core RGB Keyboard is that there are dedicated switches for the lighting controls. These are built at top of the keyboard. So you do not have to mess around with the Alt key or the Fn key. Apart from that, the volume controls are tucked away at the right corner of the keyboard.
Overall, this keyboard balances looks, functionality, and looks brilliantly. If you have the budget for this keyboard, I'd say you should go for it.
So these were some of the best gaming keyboards in India under Rs 3,000. While the ones priced below Rs 1,500 can be termed as basic. Thankfully, the features increase as you move higher up the price ladder.
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