8 Best Gaming Keyboards in India, 2022

Gaming keyboards in India are plenty and across different price segments. If you are looking for a gaming keyboard, you would be looking at either an optical switch keyboard or a mechanical keyboard. There are membrane keyboards too but those are really meant for gaming keyboards on a tight budget. For selecting a good performing […]

Best Mechanical Gaming keyboards in India

Gaming keyboards in India are plenty and across different price segments. If you are looking for a gaming keyboard, you would be looking at either an optical switch keyboard or a mechanical keyboard.

There are membrane keyboards too but those are really meant for gaming keyboards on a tight budget. For selecting a good performing gaming keyboard, selecting good switches are of utmost importance.

There are plenty of switches available on the market and choosing the right type is more important than the brand itself. Objectively speaking, linear switches in general are the best for gaming because of their low actuation force and speed of key presses.

For casual gaming, every mechanical keyboard will perform the same but when you are into competitive gaming, you could shave off milliseconds of time using a better keyboard. That might factor into real-world differences.

If you are looking for the best gaming keyboards in India, here they are.

Razer Huntsman V2 Linear Optical Red Switches – Best Optical Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Razer Linear Red
  • Keyboard layout: 100%
  • Keycap Type: ABS Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Low latency
  • Linear and quiet key presses
  • Great build quality
  • Great software
  • Included Wrist rest
  • Unnecessary, 8000Hz Polling Rate making it Expensive

Razer Huntsman is a keyboard that is meant for gaming. The newer Razer Huntsman V2 is a full-sized keyboard with all the nifty features that you would need for gaming.

It uses optical switches, which are faster in actuation than traditional mechanical switches. It has two options – Optical Linear Red and Clicky Purple. The Linear Red switch is more apt for gaming and the better of the two in terms of gaming.

The keypresses are smooth and blazingly fast. Typing can be hard on optical linear switches since it can be too sensitive for many. Well, it’s a keyboard that is meant for gaming and it is perfect at that.

It uses high-quality PBT keycaps which feel nice to use. Latency is really low and this is the first keyboard to have an 8000 Hz polling rate (Completely unnecessary). It is one of the fastest gaming keyboards available on the market.

Talking about other useful features, it has Windows Lock, and RGB customisation via software which can also program keys to your requirements. It has got dedicated media controls and even has a wrist rest for added comfort.

It has a TKL version which costs a little less but lacks the dedicated media controls and the number pad. Overall, this is a performance gaming keyboard meant for competitive gaming and there is no compromise on performance or quality.

HyperX Alloy Origins Core – Best Value Gaming mechanical Keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: HyperX Red
  • Keyboard layout: TKL – 87 keys
  • Keycap Type: PBT Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wired (Detachable Type-C)
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
POSITIVES
  • Aluminium grade build quality
  • Linear Red switches work great for gaming
  • Great software for RGB and macros customisation
NEGATIVES
  • Doesn’t include wrist-rest

Yantragyan Take – HyperX Alloy Origin Core is a gaming keyboard that doesn’t cost a kidney. The switches used here are not Cherry or Gateron, but their own HyperX switches. For the best gaming experience, linear Red works great.

Apart from switches, the keyboard is built with Aluminum which eliminates scratchy plastic sounds. RGB illumination is great and customisable via HyperX Ingenuity software. The PBT keycaps are pleasant to use and RGB. You can customise the macros keys with the software.

For ergonomics, it has 3 levels of keyboard angle and a detachable Type-C cable comes in handy to carry around the keyboard.

You can choose between the full-sized version and the TKL version based on your preference. Overall, this is the best value gaming keyboard in the Indian market right now which doesn’t compromise on quality or features.

Ducky One 3 Mini – Best compact mechanical gaming keyboard

Ducky One 3 Mini is 60 RGB keyboard under 10000
9.5
₹10,499- ₹10,999

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Cherry MX Speed Silver/ Red
  • Keyboard layout: 60%
  • Keycap Type: PBT Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wired (Detachable Type-C)
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
POSITIVES
  • High-grade silicone and EVA foam sound dampeners
  • Hot-swappable
  • Good, compact build quality
  • Great for modding
NEGATIVES
  • Not Wireless
  • Price a bit above, 10000

Yantragyan Take – Ducky One 3 Mini is a genuinely improved keyboard over Ducky One 2 Mini. The new model has a better sound with dampening foam behind the PCB. It also has a slightly changed design and weighs around the same.

For gaming, the best choice is to get Speed Silver or Red switches. The response time is fast, especially with Speed silver’s low actuation force (even lesser than Red switches). The latency isn’t the lowest but it is definitely not noticeable even at competitive levels.

The build quality is top-notch and the keyboard sounds really good and there is no ugly rattling or hollow sound. If you want a keyboard that looks good, can game and also be used for typing, look no further.

Anne Pro 2 – Best Value Wireless mechanical Gaming keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Gateron Red
  • Keyboard layout: 60% – 61 keys
  • Keycap Type: PBT
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • RGB: Yes (No software customisation)
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Compact
  • Side printed letters for extra functions
  • Good build quality and typing experience
  • Ergonomics are not great
  • Sub-par battery life

Yantragyan Take – Anne Pro 2 is a great keyboard for typing or even gaming. It is a very compact 60% keyboard but you can expand its functions with Magic Function. Side-printed letters help in making use of the keyboard at full potential.

Gateron red switches are great for gaming. It has a relatively higher latency in wireless mode but it won’t be noticeable if you are causal gaming. Although its latency is low in wired mode, you can switch to wired mode for more competitive scenarios.

Ergonomics is a bit underwhelming as it provides no retractable stands or a wrist-rest. Overall, a good keyboard for gaming that is compact and minimalistic and is good for general use too.

Razer Blackwidow v3 Pro – Best Wireless mechanical Gaming keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Razer Green/Yellow
  • Keyboard layout: 100%
  • Keycap Type: ABS Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Low latency
  • Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 profiles
  • Great build quality
  • Great software
  • Included Wristrest
  • Expensive
  • Bulky keyboard

Yantragyan Take – Razer Blackwidow V3 Pro is a rather expensive keyboard but it might be worth it if you need a wireless gaming keyboard. It has absolutely low latency even for competitive gaming and its yellow switches are smooth and linear.

It has dedicated media controls and allows you to customise macro keys and RGB with its software. It also has a wristpad for comfort. The PBT keycaps and good build quality enhance the experience.

Overall, a great wireless gaming keyboard albeit a little expensive.

Redragon K599 – Best Budget Wireless/Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Outemu Red
  • Keyboard layout: 65%
  • Keycap Type: ABS Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Low latency for a budget keyboard
  • Compact
  • Great build quality
  • Good for modding (hot-swappable)
  • No software customisation
  • A little heavy

It is a wireless 65% keyboard where you don’t have to struggle with the lack of dedicated arrow keys and is almost as compact as a 60% keyboard. It features Outemu red switches (linear feedback) that work great for gaming.

The build quality is great with a metal base and subtle textured finish. The keycaps are well-designed are large enough and per-key RGB illumination is great. Plus, you can mod the keyboard if you want since it is hot-swappable.

Overall, an all-rounder keyboard perfect for casual or even semi-pro gaming. The keyboard is wireless, hot-swappable, and compact and provides good value for the money spent.

Royal Kludge RK68 – Best Budget mechanical Gaming keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Outemu Red
  • Keyboard layout: 65%
  • Keycap Type: ABS Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Low latency for a budget keyboard
  • Compact
  • Great build quality
  • Good for modding (hot-swappable)
  • No software customisation
  • A little heavy

Royal Kludge RK68 is a 65% keyboard which is perfect as a small keyboard apt for both gaming and productive tasks. RK68 is hot-swappable and is available with Blue, Brown or Red Gateron switches.

For gaming, Gateron Red switches work like a charm and it is better than some budget Chinese OEM switches. The double-shot ABS keycaps are good enough and the build quality is decent.

With a metal base and plastic bezels, it weighs around 780 grams. It has a detachable USB-C cable but is not wireless. It has got RGB which can be customised onboard or using the software.

Overall, a good budget gaming keyboard that has good reliable switches and works well for gaming and otherwise.

Redragon K551 – Best Value Budget mechanical Gaming keyboard

Quick Specs

  • Switches: Outemu Red
  • Keyboard layout: 100%
  • Keycap Type: ABS Double Shot
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • RGB: Yes
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Solid build quality.
  • Great RGB lighting
  • 100% anti-ghosting keys
  • Good for modding (Hot-swappable)
  • Weird hollow metal clang on hitting the Shift and Enter key
  • No detachable USB-C cable

Royal Kludge RK68 is a 65% keyboard which is perfect as a small keyboard apt for both gaming and productive tasks. RK68 is hot-swappable and is available with Blue, Brown or Red Gateron switches.

For gaming, Gateron Red switches work like a charm and it is better than some budget Chinese OEM switches. The double-shot ABS keycaps are good enough and the build quality is decent.

With a metal base and plastic bezels, it weighs around 780 grams. It has a detachable USB-C cable but is not wireless. It has got RGB which can be customised onboard or using the software.

Overall, a good budget gaming keyboard that has good reliable switches and works well for gaming and otherwise.

Conclusion

You can spend a lot on gaming keyboards chasing after the best features which you might not even use. After a point, there is no point in spending more because they will remain more or less in terms of performance.

Yantragyan hopes that this list of the best gaming keyboards has helped you narrow down your choices. All the listed keyboards here are great for gaming and the final choice depends on your preferences with form factor, size, and features like RGB, macros, etc.

It is easy to overspend on a mechanical gaming keyboard, so all the keyboards listed here are more value-oriented rather than listing the top-end mechanical keyboard. If you are looking for more wireless keyboard options for gaming, check this out. If you are looking for more budget gaming keyboard options, you can check this list which has the best mechanical keyboards under 3000.

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