Best gaming keyboards: 9 set-ups to help you win – BBC Science Focus Magazine

In the hyper-competitive world of online gaming, successfully hitting the right keys at the right time can make all the difference between a stunning victory or a tragic defeat. That’s why your keyboard set-up matters.

There are plenty of keyboard elements that have been introduced to streamline your gameplay or keep you comfortable during those long sessions, so we’ve put together our picks of the best gaming keyboards on the market right now.

Whether you’d like to prioritise a palm rest to see you through a long RPG campaign, need a portable bit of kit that you can carry to tournaments, or want something with a bit of durability so you can hammer away at the keys, we’ve got you covered with our round-up below.

Best gaming keyboards 2021

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

If you’re looking for a set-up that will immediately impress in a big, visual way, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is backlit with RGB LEDs and is fitted with a range of lighting effects. The keys themselves are translucent which allows the light display to stand out even more, with the option to use the compatible HyperX NGENUITY software to personalise the lights for a bespoke feel.

The top of the keyboard features quick access buttons, as well as dedicated media keys and a large volume wheel for an easy and tactile experience. The frame itself is also made with solid steel so you can hammer away at the keys mid-action without any concern it will slip out from under you.

Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard

The G213 prodigy keyboard from Logitech promises a fast and tactile experience due to their responsive keys, and features anti-ghosting which basically means you can press several keys at once with no limit on how many are registered – handy for speedy gameplay or using special moves. 

When the gaming sessions get a little too intense there’s a palm rest on the keyboard so you can relax a little before the next map loads, as well as adjustable feet so you can set the keyboard to a height that is most comfortable when you’re undertaking a serious mission.

It’s also spill-resistant, so if you get overly excited and knock your drink over, it’s protected up to 60ml.

League of Legends Pro Keyboard

This pro League of Legends keyboard has tournament gaming in mind, designed to give you the edge in a competition environment. 

Boasting a tenkeyless structure (which means the numeric keypad on the right hand side has been removed), this keyboard is smaller and lighter as a result, and also has a cordless option which means extra room to move your mouse, and a more efficient keyboard for rushing out the door.

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