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Best keyboards for Xbox Series X, Series S 2022

Xbox Series X|S may feature a plethora of high-end features and plenty of power to back them up, but the majority of players still use the consoles with a controller in hand. For those seeking more control, Microsoft has baked in full mouse and keyboard support into the powerful gaming machines. There's an unfortunate lack of keyboards explicitly designed for Xbox consoles, but many of the best keyboards for Xbox Series X, Series S make wonderful companions when playing any of the compatible titles that support mouse and keyboard input.

The best keyboards for console gaming

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S ushered in a new generation of gaming, but they're not leaving the old generation or its features behind.

Microsoft's current-gen powerhouses continue to support mouse and keyboard input, letting you get the most out of games that support mouse and keyboard input on Xbox, many of which are some of the best games on Xbox. No matter your choice from this list, you're practically guaranteed to have a blast with any of these supported titles.

No keyboard is custom-designed for Xbox like the Razer Turret, which to date is the only "Designed for Xbox" keyboard and mouse combo you can buy. The Razer Turret is a premium peripheral with an appropriately high price tag, so consider the Razer Turret only if you're committed to keyboard and mouse play on your Xbox Series X|S. Also, bear in mind that, while the Razer Turret is still a fantastic product, it is on the older side.

If you're looking for a more affordable keyboard that still lets you cut the cable, the Logitech G613 is an all-around excellent keyboard for the money. Its use of a USB dongle makes it a desirable choice for Xbox gaming, and it's a no-frills gaming keyboard that gets the job done. You'll have to buy a separate mouse to pair with it, though, and the G613 isn't the most lappable keyboard around. Of course, you can always play the old-fashioned way with one of the best Xbox controllers, instead.

Many of the best keyboards can be effectively paired with the Xbox Series X|S, including some of the best gaming keyboards for PC. You should stay away from Bluetooth-only keyboards, but those that plug directly into the console or use a wireless USB dongle should be supported. As accessories enjoy full cross-gen compatibility on Xbox, these keyboards also work great with Xbox One consoles.

Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.