Best Razer Keyboards Windows Central 2020
Razer is one of the top brands for PC gamers worldwide, and among all the various products the company makes, there remains a staple at the heart of its lineup. A Razer keyboard is a sound investment for your gaming setup. Whatever your specific requirements or budget, there's a keyboard for you, and these are the best of the bunch.
- Lighting fast: Razer Huntsman Elite
- Silent but deadly: Razer Blackwidow Lite
- Best budget: Razer Cynosa Chroma
- Legend reborn: Razer Blackwidow
- For Xbox: Razer Turret
- Middle ground: Razer Ornata Chroma
This is as close to a perfect keyboard as Razer makes right now, with innovative optomechanical switches that are mind-blowingly good. The keys each have an optical sensor which activates the second you press down, making for responsiveness like you've never seen. Toss in media controls, a multi-function dial, excellent build quality, and an included wrist rest, and you're set for some top-notch fragging.
Bearing a famous name, this mini Blackwidow is perfect for gamers who travel a lot or just those with a tighter budget. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of fuller keyboards, such as media keys and full RGB lighting, but where it matters most, this is a proper Blackwidow. With Razer's orange switches, you get superb feel and feedback without all the noise. The cable is removable, and Razer even includes a bag of O rings to make the switches even quieter if you wish.
The Cynosa Chroma is a membrane keyboard, but it's still pretty darn good for gaming if you're on a tight budget. The design and build quality are typical Razer, and with full Chroma support, it looks the part. Hypershift allows you to add macros or reassign keys with ease, and perhaps best of all, the Cynosa is spill-resistant with a 2-year warranty. It's perfect for work and play.
Razer's newest Blackwidow is everything fans, and newcomers could want in a gaming keyboard. It's well priced, has Razer's amazing green switches on board, Hypershift lets you reassign keys and add macros, and onboard storage means you're never away from your custom setups. It lacks a few features compared to the Elite model, but for almost everyone, this is a better buy.
Razer's first licensed wireless keyboard and mouse setup for the Xbox One, the Turret, is designed to not only provide first-class gaming performance but to do it from the comfort of your sofa. You get a fully mechanical keyboard with green switches, a mouse and retractable mouse pad, a large wrist rest area, and importantly, no wires. It's Xbox certified, but it'll also work just fine with a Windows 10 PC if you want to double up.
The Ornata Chroma is a mecha-membrane keyboard, which means it's not fully mechanical or membrane. It uses an innovative switch that combines the tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard with the soft, quieter effects of a membrane one. It's a delight to both type and game on, is full-sized, comes with Chroma and Razer's soft cushioned wrist rest, and is superbly priced.
If we had to choose...
It's impossible to ignore the brilliance of the Razer Huntsman Elite. It's close to perfect and with its innovative switch design boasts a responsiveness you simply don't get from other mechanical keyboards right now.
But it's still pricey, and for as good as it is, it's not going to be for everyone. The Blackwidow Lite, however, is a great alternative choice. It cuts out some of the razzle-dazzle, like full Chroma RGB lighting, but in doing so brings down the price and keeps the significant bits like the superb orange switches, which make it perfect for not only gaming but day to day typing.
Razer is also one of the first to offer a dedicated solution for Xbox gamers as well as PC gaming fans. The Turret is designed to be the best wireless mouse and keyboard experience on your sofa, but it's just as capable of gaming on your PC if you're looking for a single solution to both.
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