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The Best Gaming Keyboard

What is The Best Gaming Keyboard?

 
When it comes to online gaming, there comes a time when a standard issue keyboard just isn’t good enough. Whether it’s because it’s broken, old, or just doesn’t meet the specific needs of your preferred game play, making the change from a generic keyboard to a gaming keyboard can be quite a task- especially if you are new to the kinds of devices on offer. Let’s take a look at what gaming keyboards do, and what they can offer you in terms of user experience.

Gaming keyboards

 
You may have heard of gaming keyboards, and that they are built for people that use their computers and laptops more for gaming than for written work, but you may not know that individual gaming keyboards host a range of very specific features that will cater to certain types of game. For example, have you ever heard of gaming keyboard drivers? Well, drivers are built especially for each gaming keyboard, in order to sync it with your computer system. It will allow your computer to work in harmony with your chosen device, and will allow for specialist software to be downloaded to your set-up, for maximum efficiency during game play.

Programmable gaming keyboards

 
In many cases gaming keyboard drivers allow gaming keyboards to become fully programmable to suit your needs. This means that certain inputs, macros and more can be pre-set, so that you don’t have to worry about keying in certain commands every time you play.

Unique key features are also a huge plus point when switching from a standard keyboard to a gaming keyboard, mainly in terms of responsiveness and ghosting issues. These gaming keyboards are usually referred to as mechanical, because of the way the keys are created to improve the overall gaming experience. Eg, when you a repeatedly press a specific key, it takes time to ‘actuate’ (or register) on the device you are using, so specialist keys have been developed to not only pick up on the slightest click, but to reach the point of actuation faster. Many specialist keys are also built to register during multiple inputs as an anti-ghosting feature, so that you can ensure that when you need to type in a number of commands at once, they will all work.

Best mechanical gaming keyboard

 
The best mechanical gaming keyboards are backlit programmable keyboards, because these are tailored to the needs of more game players in general. Back lit options allow you to see exactly what keys you are pressing in little to no light, and plenty on the current market can be tailored in a range of colours to suit you. Leading gaming companies like Razer, Logitech and Microsoft have a wide range of gaming keyboards that will cater to a range of functions, so finding the best one for you should be a doddle.

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