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. Razer makes some of the best gaming keyboards on the planet, and a Razer keyboard is always a sound investment for your gaming setup. Whatever your specific requirements or budget, there's a keyboard for you, and these are the best Razer keyboards.
The Huntsman Analog is the most impressive keyboard yet, and the standout feature is the adjustable actuation made possible by the latest generation optical switches. It's a game-changer that truly helps you to get the perfect feeling for yourself. Add in a redesigned wrist rest that's more comfortable than ever, integrated USB passthrough, and lashings of RGB, this is the one to get if you have the budget for it.
The regular Huntsman V2 comes in two sizes, but the TKL is smaller and cheaper without sacrificing any of the features. It, too, uses Razer's latest optical switches but adds in sound-dampening foam that retains the feel of the keys but reduces the noise. That means it's a perfect companion for work as well as play, and with the same frameless wrist rest and a detachable cable on top of PBT keycaps, there's a lot to love.
60% keyboards aren't for everyone, but Razer managed to slim down its superb Huntsman into this teeny tiny form factor. You get everything you need, nothing you don't. Key functions like cursor keys are still available as secondary functions, but with either clicky or linear optical switches, the Huntsman Mini is built for performance that you can pack in a bag and take on the road.
Green or yellow
Razer's newest BlackWidow is everything fans, and newcomers, could want in a gaming keyboard. It's well priced and has a choice of either Razer's much loved clicky green switches or the linear and silent yellow switches. It also comes with an included wrist rest, media controls, Chroma as bright as you've ever seen, and even a TKL version if you want something smaller.
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 also 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 BlackWidow V3 Pro is Razer's first attempt at a full-size wireless mechanical keyboard, and it's a pretty stunning thing all around. With the lights off, you can stretch nearly a month of battery life, too. You've got dedicated media keys, a volume dial, an included wrist rest, and best of all, Razer's legendary green switches for a satisfying click and fantastic feedback.
If we had to choose ...
It's impossible to ignore the brilliance of the Razer Huntsman Analog. It's close to perfect and its innovative switch design boasts responsiveness and customization you simply don't get from most other mechanical keyboards right now.
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.
And then there's the BlackWidow family, with the V3 and V3 Pro offering slightly different takes, but both retaining those iconic clicky switches and great performance fans have become accustomed to.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.