A keyboard is probably the most neglected hardware component on a computer system; despite being a very important one. The BIOS structure of a computer states that it doesn’t even start up without a keyboard connected to the computer, yet every computer user hits the keys on a system like it bears no importance at all. Since you are reading this article, we assume either your keyboard has taken its last hit, or maybe losing quite its edge.
On the other hand, if you are looking for an upgrade to a gaming keyboard or advanced keyboard for designing or professional purposes; this article should give you an idea.
1. Corsair K95 RGB
This keyboard is very costly for a keyboard. But if you are into gaming or advanced graphical designing, you may want to have a keyboard this costly. The design is very distinctive, it is easy to differentiate between this Corsair keyboard and some other. However, the Corsair K95 RGB consists of a full set of basis keys e.g. standard letters, numbers and symbols, and there are 18 dedicated G-keys programmable for any task. The connector is USB-Y, and the buttons are backlit. Price – Rs. 13,499.
2. Roccat Ryos MK Pro
For gamers, this mechanical keyboard might be a very worthy investment. Apart from the set of basic letter, number and symbol keys there are few programmable keys as well. All the buttons are backlit with blue LED lights making it easier to work even without ambient light around. The connector type on this keyboard is USB-Y located at the top edge. Roccat Ryos MK Pro has 2 MB onboard memory and an ARM Cortex CPU. Price –Rs. 12,199.
3. Das Keyboard 4 Professional
Unlike the previous two models which were mostly intended for gamers, this one is intended for professionals. On the connectivity end, this keyboard has a USB hub located on the upper edge of the keyboard. Both ports in the hub supports USB 3.0 which isn’t very common in keyboards, now you don’t have to reach the farthest end of your casing to use a USB port. This keyboard is black and glossy. Price –Rs. 13,999.
4. SteelSeries Apex
Apparently, this would be one of the biggest keyboards anyone has ever seen. The SteelSeries Apex keyboard has dozens of programmable function buttons, and to fit those in the keyboard had to grow physically. The space bar is much wider, also there are more arrow keys than usual. The Window key could be disabled using a simple key combination – these features could be very useful while gaming. It’s lesser priced as well. Price –Rs. 6,899.
5. Cherry MX Board 3.0
The keys on the Cherry MX Board 3.0 keyboard provide a tactile feedback, some people prefer such feedback from a mechanical keyboard. The design allows the users to type on it with lesser finger travel – this provides a different feel than usual and also reduce stress on fingers. Clearly, the manufacturers hadn’t designed this particular board for gaming, but for typing – makes it more of an office machine. Price –Rs. 7,499.