The best mechanical keyboards you can buy
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The Corsair K70 is the best mechanical keyboard on the market with its slick design, solid aluminum body, and genuine Cherry MX keyswitches.
Mechanical keyboards have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. What used to be a niche market has grown into a vast one, as people realize that typing away on a mushy membrane keyboard, frankly, kind of sucks.Whether you're a gamer, writer, or otherwise use a computer for any reasonable amount of time, a mechanical keyboard can help make typing more pleasant, and in most cases, more stylish.
Coming from a niche, DIY-focused market, though, a good mechanical keyboard can be difficult to find. As a mech connoisseur myself, I've tested some of the premiere options to find the best mechanical keyboard that your money can buy. In the case where I haven't had hands-on time, I relied on expert and buyer reviews on the internet instead.
Unfortunately, it's not as cut and dry as slapping a couple of mechanical switches on a frame and calling it a day. As a high-end product, mechanical keyboards usually come with features specific to a use case.
The Corsair K95, for example, can add a lot of flair to your setup with per-key RGB lighting, while the Kinesis Freestyle Edge is focused more on productivity with an ergonomic layout and rebindable keys. Read on to see which mechanical keyboard is best for your needs.
Here are the best mechanical keyboards you can buy:
- Best mechanical keyboard overall: Corsair K70 Mk.2
- Best mechanical keyboard for Mac: Massdrop CTR
- Best mechanical keyboard for gaming: Corsair K95 Platinum
- Best mechanical keyboard for competitive gaming: Logitech G Pro Wired Keyboard
- Best ergonomic mechanical keyboard: Kinesis Freestyle Edge
- Best budget mechanical keyboard: Logitech K840
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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