Here is a list of best mechanical keyboards under ₹10000
Mechanical keyboards around 10000 move towards the more premium segment where you get more wireless keyboards than Outemu or Chinese switches. There are some great keyboards in this segment.
It is important to remember that this price segment of mechanical keyboards is not very mature in the Indian market. Most look for, Here is another list of the best mechanical keyboard under 5000 in India. Few people tend to look at this price segment for a mechanical keyboard. Plus, there aren’t as many options compared to what you might get in the US or Europe.
This is catered more towards the enthusiasts or people who want the best their money can buy. Also, many of the listed keyboards won’t be readily available on Amazon or Flipkart, and you have to buy them from sites like meckeys.com.
All those things aside, here is a list of the best mechanical keyboards under 10000 in India.
Connectivity: Wired (Detachable Type-C) and Wireless mode
RGB: Yes, Onboard programmable / White Backlight
Great battery life
Compatible with macOS
No software available
Yantragyan Take – This is a great entry-level, premium keyboard for more rookie enthusiasts. It is a great keyboard at this price, although it lacks a few things without which, this keyboard would have the best purchase under 10000.
It is a fairly high-profile keyboard, which might be difficult to use for typing without a wrist-rest. Even with a wired connection, it has fairly high latency, which makes it a non-recommendation for competitive gamers. It is fine for casual gamers, though.
It is compact, and it feels great to type on it with Gateron switches which are better than Cherry in terms of smoothness.
Overall, a great keyboard for typists and casual gamers alike, which is cheaper. It has some other options, which include a plastic build and only a white backlight for a lesser price. It also has an aluminium build, which is a bit pricier.
Yantragyan Take – This keyboard is meant for people who want a great experience with typing and own a keyboard with great build quality. Ducky One 2 TKL has various different models which come in different colors and designs but the same layout.
Build quality is great with no hollow sounds and lubed switches. Many people do not prefer Cherry MX for clicky and linear switches, but Cherry MX Brown and Speed Silver are great options to consider at this price.
If you want a keyboard with great typing experience and build quality, look at this keyboard.
Yantragyan Take – This keyboard strikes a great balance between gaming speeds and precise fast typing. Although the switches used here are a GX Blue, the performance of this keyboard is top-notch, and I personally would prefer this over Cherry switches (especially clicky and linear).
The Light sync software makes it easier to manage RGB and macros. The keycaps quality is good even though it uses ABS key caps.
If you are looking for a reliable, all-rounder full-sized keyboard, this is it.
Yantragyan Take – HyperX Alloy Origin Core is a keyboard that is specifically meant for gaming. The switches used here are not Cherry or Gateron, but their own HyperX switches. But, these switches are great too, especially the Aqua (tactile) switches.
You choose between Blue, Aqua and Red. The red switches have the lowest actuation force making them apt for gaming. Aqua switches work well for both gaming and typing. Personal opinion: Get aqua switches, they are great!
Apart from switches, the keyboard is built with Aluminum which eliminates scratchy plastic sounds. RGB is customisable via HyperX Ingenuity software.
Overall, a great pick, if your primary use case is gaming.
Yantragyan Take – Well, this is a unique keyboard on this list. This keyboard is a retro-themed, typewriter styled keyboard. Equipped with tactile switches, it doesn’t have the greatest typing experience, but it is well above average.
Logitech doesn’t specify exactly which switch it uses, it is a tactile switch (so browns, most probably) but it is definitely not Romer-G switches which is a huge relief.
It is a wireless keyboard and its battery life is amazing. It does not have RGB but it comes in three different colourways which are “bright” and “fun” colours. If you have a quirky setup or a retro-themed or colourful setup, this keyboard will go right with it.
Yantragyan Take – Although, on a little pricier side, this keyboard is worth the ₹10000 price tag. The Gateron Brown switches are great for typing and are good for gaming too. The key presses are smooth, and the tactile response is great.
It comes in TKL (87 keys), Full Size and 60% form factor. You can choose your preference and no extra cost. The build quality is not compromised in any manner, and it is hot-swappable. The RGB looks good, but customisation software needs some work.
If you are looking for a keyboard that is easy to mod and works great for both gaming and typing, this is it.
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.
Ducky One 3 Mini is great for typing experience and gaming too. You get the option to choose from a wide range of Cherry MX switches. For gaming, the best would be Red and Brown switches. You also get the option to choose from Speed Silver and Silent Red for speed and silent operation respectively.
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, has an amazing typing experience and also does gaming, Ducky One 3 Mini is the one for you.
Note: You can get Ducky One 2 Mini which has more variants and is ₹2000 cheaper.
There are quite a few options for a good mechanical keyboard under ₹10000. In this price segment, there are keyboards that are more apt for gaming or typing. Choose the one according to your preference.
The most popular form factor in this price segment is TKL and if you want a small, compact keyboard, you can’t go wrong with Ducky One 3 Mini. For a more “gaming-esque” keyboard, you can pick Glorious GMKK or HyperX Alloy Origins.
Since you get a lot more options with switches, you might want to look into what switches will serve you better.