The best Wireless Gaming Keyboard can make a huge difference not just when you’re blasting your enemies online, but in everyday productivity too. That’s because most everyday office keyboards are simply not that comfortable or durable. Wireless Gaming Keyboard may are pricier, but they also offer features that cheap office peripherals can’t match, such as mechanical keys, software suites that let you reprogram keys, and RGB lighting for a little pizzazz.
It’s hard to describe just how much of a difference these features make, but based on my own observations, once you go the gaming keyboard route, you’ll never go back.
Of course, the best gaming keyboard for your setup depends on your gaming habits, your available desk space, and your budget.
If you have only a little bit of money to spend, you can get something decent; if you’re willing to dig deep, you can get a nearly perfect peripheral that will last for years and years to come.
You’ll never game — or type — the same way again.
What is the Best Gaming Keyboard?
While the “best gaming keyboard” very much depends on each user’s situation, there are a few broad recommendations I can make.
All of my favorite gaming keyboards have a few things in common: mechanical keys, streamlined designs and RGB lighting.
(RGB lighting is not strictly necessary, but it’s one of those things that’s surprisingly hard to give up after you’ve had it for a while. It helps make your keyboard feel like it’s uniquely yours.)
The Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard You Can Buy Today
1. Logitech G915 TKL
The Logitech G915 TKL is definitely one of the best gaming keyboards you can get when going cable-free.
The keyboard offered great wireless performance during our testing. You have the option to connect via Bluetooth or a USB Type-A dongle powered by Logitech’s Lightspeed technology.
For mainstream gaming, the keyboard seemed as responsive as a wired one without dropouts.
The G915 TKL is a smaller and cheaper version of the full-sized Logitech G915 Lightspeed. For $20 more than the tenkeyless version, it offers programmable G keys and a numpad.
The G915 TKL, however, frees up more desk space for your mouse and makes a very expensive mechanical keyboard a tad more accessible.
You can find the G915 TKL with three different mechanical switches: either tactile, clicky or linear.
Regardless, the switch will be from Logitech’s low profile GL line and have 2.7mm travel rather than the traditional 4mm.
That means quicker actuation while gaming and typing. However, without a wrist rest your wrists will feel neglected on the G915 TKL, especially when remembering the price.
2. Corsair K70 Mk.2
Every once in a blue moon, I’ll test a product like the Corsair K70 Mk.2 and realize that it has absolutely no significant flaws.
It’s comfortable and offers a flawless typing experience, thanks to authentic Cherry MX key switches.
It’s gorgeously designed and beautiful to look at, thanks to extensive RGB lighting options. But, most importantly, it works wonders in-game, as it parses every command quickly and accurately.
You can even set up custom profiles for each one of your favorite games, then select a lighting pattern to go along with it.
From its discrete media keys to its game mode, which prevents you from accidentally tabbing out of a game, the K70 Mk.2 is a delight all around.
If you can stomach its high asking price, the K70 Mk.2 is just about the best gaming keyboard you can buy.
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3. Razer Cynosa V2
The Razer Cynosa V2 is a cheap gaming keyboard that’s suitable for newcomers to the world of PC gaming.
This membrane keyboard lacks the comfortable mechanical keys of its more expensive cousins, although it has just about everything else that you’d expect from a full-featured gaming keyboard.
The Cynosa V2 features full RGB lighting, a programmable Game Mode to prevent you from accidentally shutting down your game mid-session, discrete media keys, and even some handy cable management.
If you don’t want to drop $150 — or more — on a keyboard, this is a good place to start.
To be fair, there’s a reason membrane keyboards are usually very cheap, and the Cynosa V2 never quite transcends its key style.
Typing on the keyboard is a shrug-worthy experience, and it may not match the input speed of fancier models optimized for esports.
Programming the RGB lighting is also harder than it needs to be. But if you’ve already spent most of your money on a fancy PC purchase, and need to go light on accessories, the Cynosa V2 is a fine choice.
4. Logitech G915 Lightspeed
The G915 brings a fantastic combo of error-free typing, speed and comfort.
It looks smart and mature in a manner that very few gaming peripherals are able to put off, and — short of a wrist rest — it’s replete with anything you could ask of a keyboard.
You’re not exactly slumming it with Razer or Corsair’s slightly cheaper high-end boards by comparison, but for those who secretly miss the stability of the old membrane days, this low-profile keyboard is a dream come true.
5. Keychron K2
Pretty much any mechanical keyboard is good for typing and productivity tasks, as long as it doesn’t use a switch you don’t like for typing (sorry, all you linear switches out there).
But Keychron’s K2 75% Bluetooth model works in both wired and wireless modes, is compact without giving up too much in the way of functionality (that is of course if you don’t need a number pad), and comes with your choice of three switch types, as well as either white backlighting (as we tested) or RGB.
There’s also a model with RGB and an aluminum frame and RGB for $95, but even the version with a plastic frame, which we tested, feels solid.
The Keychron K2 is also versatile, with keycaps for both Apple and Windows included in the box and support for Android as well.
The two-level feet lift up the back-end by as much as 9 degrees for more comfortable typing, and you can choose between Gateron Red, Blue, or Brown switches, as well as ABS or PBT keycaps.
So you can kit out the Keychron K2 in whatever fashion fits you best. Really, though, it’s that orange Escape key that gives the K2 that extra level of retro appeal.
These days, it always feels good when escape is as easy as possible to find.
Frequently Asked Questions
QUES: How Do Wireless Gaming Keyboard Work?
ANS: Wireless Gaming Keyboard work similarly to standard keyboards with a couple notable exceptions. The most noticeable? They’re wireless, of course.
While there are several different ways to go about wireless integration, most models utilize one of the following:
- Bluetooth Technology. Bluetooth is a wireless technology used to transmit data via UHF waves.
- 2.4 GHz Receivers. 2.4 GHz receivers are tiny USB dongles that utilize band radio frequencies to communicate.
QUES: If my Motherboard has Bluetooth do I need to plug the receiver in?
ANS: No. You can leave the dongle in the battery tray, and simply turn it on and press the Bluetooth button.