Best Gaming Keyboards for Under $100 in 2022

Razer Blackwidow Lite
Razer Blackwidow Lite (Image credit: Windows Central)

PC gaming is a potentially expensive hobby, but it doesn't have to be. It's entirely possible to work on a tight budget and still create an epic setup that'll give you thousands of hours of gaming bliss. This is true of keyboards, too. You can spend a fortune, but you don't have to. We set a limit of $100 and selected the best gaming keyboards you can get within that budget.

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Right now, the Razer BlackWidow Lite is one of our favorite keyboards at any price. The Razer orange switches are a delight to type and game on, with a nice tactile bump without the loud click. It's compact, so great for the traveling gamer, has a detachable cable, and thanks to the neat trick of Hypershift, you can add custom functions and macros to any key on it.

Corsair's K55 RGB Pro XT is also a worthy alternative in this category, offering good build quality, great RGB backlighting, macro keys, and low latency. The fact that it is a full-size keyboard means it stands out just that little bit more, and you even get IP42 water resistance, allowing the keyboard to weather the occasional spill without any issue.

The BlackWidow Lite is also really well priced, just as is the SteelSeries Apex M400. SteelSeries keyboards are always excellent, and the Apex M400 packs great switches with a solid design, without going overboard on the LED lighting.

Richard Devine
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