Today the gaming industry is bigger than the movie industry, and no wonder. A career as a streamer, game journalist, professional gamer or e-sports professional is within everyone's reach. However, you need computer accessories for this, and they will grow along with the gaming industry.
However, not only gamers can benefit from good computer accessories. Keyboards in particular are useful for writers, journalists and programmers. Many professional journalists buy gaming keyboards for the distinctive sound that makes typing comfortable - mechanical keyboards can speed up typing by 15%!
Many console gamers, especially those who play FPS or RPG games, eventually swap their game pads for the precision provided by the keyboard+mouse combo. Console gamers often return to keyboards-whether full or truncated-because they gain full control over their movements this way. It's also easier to browse the Internet on a console with a keyboard. Therefore, these are not just gadgets for gamers.
Gaming keyboards: macros and typing
Gaming keyboards can cost up to five times as much as standard keypads, but they offer many game-enhancing functions, like many other gamer accessories. PC fans using Windows, Linux or Macs require high-quality keyboards. A gaming keyboard usually has a backlight, faster key presses, customization, and a long lifespan. Mechanical gaming keyboards with a distinct click provide the least amount of lag in high-powered games.
Corsair is famous for the high quality of its gamers’ stuff, but the Corsair K63 keyboard is an amazingly affordable proposition in this well-known producer’s offer. It's a mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX switches: it has red backlighting available, unfortunately the users can't change the color of the light.
Corsair K63 is a keyboard without a numeric section, and this already out of the box puts it among models aimed almost exclusively at gamers. The macro editor allows recording combinations composed of both keyboard and mouse actions, including cursor movements, which is especially useful for MOBA players. This is some of the best gaming hardware in its price category.
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB
The HyperX keyboard features the Cherry MX Red mechanical switches and RGB backlighting. Unfortunately, there is no headphone jack or extra buttons for macros, which will make gameplay a bit more difficult. However, the keyboard itself accommodates additional USB ports, which is a great bonus not only for gamers.
Our attention was instantly drawn to the WASD keys covered with a silver metallic coating. Typing is very comfortable, as is gaming. In addition to the standard macros and backlight groups, the controller software allows us to configure all sorts of lighting effects: breath, wave, trigger, explosion or Hyper Flame. The keyboard has full anti-ghosting and Key Rollover. All in all, it’s one of the best gaming accessories around, with all the advanced functions you’ll need!
SPC Gear GK530
The SPC Gear GK530 wired mechanical keyboard has a metal base with a plastic finish and keys. Together with the anti-slip rubber feet, this makes it very stable. It is very comfortable to use, and you don’t have to worry about moving it accidentally during an important match. It uses Cherry MX Red switches, like most “standard” gaming keyboards on the market.
As a real gaming keyboard should, the SPC Gear GK530 comes with its own software, which lets you do things like record macros, set the delay time for each key's pressure recording, and set the backlighting parameters. This gaming accessory also has a full anti-ghosting function. Although it lacks color adjustment, it is an equally good piece of hardware in its price category.
Gaming keyboards – a summary
Gaming keyboards have been criticized as full of gimmicks like ostentatious styling or pointless features. However, there are crucial components of a keyboard that can undoubtedly enhance performance or produce a more cozy and pleasurable gaming environment. For both PC gamers or workers alike mechanical keyboards are a godsend, because they provide consistent, accurate, and responsive keystrokes and come in a variety of designs.