The Fastest, Flashiest Gaming Keyboards of 2021

When looking for a new, flashy keyboard, it’s easy to get confused by the wide range of switches and options currently on the market. Some models have standard mechanical switches, such as Kaith or Cherry MX. Others have their own. And mechanical keyboards are generally better for gamers. Which one is right for you, however, depends on your preference of latency, comfort during long gaming sessions, and, of course, switches.

Whether you enjoy playing the latest X-Box or PS4 game or your preference is more for online games such as Candy crush or casino games like, the right keyboard can make all the difference. Here are five of the best gaming keyboards around.

SteelSeries Apex Pro

This is the best wired keyboard on the market. The high-end, one-of-a-kind keyboard comes with numerous gaming features, and it’s available in either TenKeyLess (TKL) variants and full-size. Here, we’re look at the full-size model. It’s well built and features adjustable incline feet that are great for ergonomics.

The most impressive feature is it’s ability to adjust each switch’s pre-travel distance. You can achieve improved typing accuracy by setting it higher. The latency is also very low, which makes for a responsive gaming experience.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

This full-size model is available both wired and wireless, and thanks to Bluetooth, you can team it up with three devices at the same time. Its latency is incredibly low, and it should feel very responsive when gaming; although, while expected, it’s slightly higher over Bluetooth.

The Razer Synapse 3 software allows you to customise the RBG backlighting for individual keys, set macros to any key, and remap functions. It has a Windows lock key that prevents you from minimising a game accidentally, a knob to control the volume, and dedicated media keys.

The downside is that it includes ABS keycaps. The problem with this particular feature is that ABS keys are susceptible to shine. Not only that, but some of the keys aren’t compatible with macOS. The software isn’t available for Mac either. It does include onboard memory, however, which allows you to save settings, as well as use them on a computer without the software. Overall, the keyboard is a fantastic gaming accessory for any gamer looking for a full-size wireless board.

Obinslab Anne Pro 2

If you don’t want to be restricted for space on your deck and like to move your mouse around, this is a nice option. While there are no inline settings, a Windows lock button, or a writ rest, it’s 60% compact wireless board pairs with up to four Bluetooth devices simultaneously. It’s latency is incredibly low when wired. It’s high when used wireless, however.

The keyboard is available in Kaith, Gateron, and Cherry MX switches, giving you control over your keyboard’s aesthetic appearance. The Razer might be the better choice if you like a writ rest, but the Obinslab is great if you’d rather go for a compact wireless option.

Corsair K100 RGB

This is the keyboard for you if you’re an MMO gamer. It’s well-built and features a metal top plate that gives the board some rigidity. It’s multiple incline settings and detachable wrist settings also make it a good keyboard if you care about ergonomics. The doubleshot PBT keycaps are very stable, and the feet are grippy and thick, so you can move the keyboard around without worrying about it collapsing.

It features dedicated media keys, six dedicated macro keys, individually lit keys, and full RBG backlighting. The software enables you to set or reprogram macros to any key, save custom profiles to the onboard memory, and modify lighting effects.