We're already well underway with Prime Day and while there haven't been too many of the best mechanical keyboards discounted for gamers and typists, we compiled a shortlist of only the keyboards worth considering.
Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2
Orange mechanical switches, Chroma lighting support, ten-keyless design with some gaming features, what more do you need? This is a great keyboard from Razer that gets the job done.
ROCCAT Vulcan 121 Aimo
This gaming keyboard from ROCCAT comes rocking premium switches and solid build quality, allowing for fast actuation for a quick in-game response. This is also a good pick if you support the ROCCAT esports organization.
Even the more affordable mechanical keyboards have pretty good switches and this Redragon is a great example. It has custom keycaps, brown switches, and 18 lighting modes for the ultimate experience.
Razer BlackWidow Elite
Razer makes some of the best gaming keyboards and the BlackWidow Elite is one you should consider for your gaming setup. You can choose between orange, yellow, and green switches and there's even support for Philips Hue and other services.
This wireless keyboard lets you put through commands for your character without being tied to your PC. It's fast, has great switches, and is built to last. Oh and you can program all the macro sequences you'll ever need.
EPOMAKER SKYLOONG SK61
Want to get into the DIY business of mechanical keyboards? You'll want something like the EPOMAKER SKYLOONG. It's hot-swappable, has USB-C, and backlighting to make this one compelling keyboard.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT
This thing uses Cherry MX Speed XT Silver switches. Has full RGB on individually backlit keys with a 19-zone LightEdge on the top. Has precision-molded keycaps, six programmable macro keys, and a leatherette palm rest.
Cooler Master CK552
This affordable Cooler Master keyboard comes rocking Gateron Red switches, RGB backlighting, floating keycaps, a curved top plate, and an aluminum design. Not bad for the price.
Corsair K70 MK.2
This version of the K70 is outfitted with Cherry MX Speed mechanical switches. It includes a durable aluminum frame, 8MB of storage you can use to set up personalized lights and custom macros, and per-key backlighting with unlimited color options.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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