What kinda of keyboard is best for gaming, especially for an entry-level gamer? Well, answers vary. Well, I wanna say that you don’t need have the best one, but you definitely need a good one, some featuring tactile feel, high responsiveness, cool backlighting, wrist rest, or even water resistance, etc. If so, how about the budget? How about the price under $50? If interested, keep going and don’t forget to leave a comment!
#5 Razer Deathstalker Essential
The Deathstalker Essential is surely one of the best gaming keyboard under $50, though it’s not a mechanical keyboard and also not equipped with the cool RGB backlighting.
Well, if you’re looking for a quiet membrane (rubber dome) keyboard, the Deathstalker Essential is definitely the top one to consider.
While, one small downside is the fact that the Deathstalker easily gets dirty with grime or grease from your fingers.
|Low-Profile Keys Laser Engraved||
Easily Gets Grime
|10-Key Rollover||No Backlighting||Rubber Dome|
|Comfortable Wrist Rest||18.4 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches|
#4 Havit Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo [2017 Model]
Havit is a relatively new brand, but their 2017 Model keyboard + mouse combo seems a great buy for under $50, though over 20% of users have complained about not having used longer than few months for poor quality. Yes, it’s a combo and you really can’t beat the price if you need a new mouse at the same time.
Both the keyboard and the mouse feature cool backlighting of four color, red, blue, purple and pink, which I think to some extent could make up its membrane instruction. One downside is that when you battle with the keyboard, you may feel not that fluent and fast responsive.
|19-Key Rollover [Keyboard]||Poor Gaming Feel [Keyboard]||Wired|
|Backlighting [Keyboard]||No thumb buttons [Mouse]||Rubber Dome|
|4 adjustable DPI, up to 2400 [Mouse]||Poor quality for longer use||18.3 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches|
#3 Redragon KUMARA K552
When you’re looking for a gaming keyboard, few of you will miss the Redragon K552, cool backlighting and super price under $50 for mechanical keyboard.
Redragon KUMARA K552 is a tenkeyless, which, I think, could be great for anyone who is working with limited desk space.
As a mechanical switches, Redragon K552 has done a good job during the test period, with high responsiveness and a tactile feedback, which I think is more similar but better than the blue switches.
Overall, the design is nice and the backlighting is cool, though it’s only single color (red) and can’t be changed.
|87 Standard Keyboard||Single Color Backlighting||Wired|
|Red LED Backlighting||Not a Cherry Green Switch Equivalent||Mechanical Keyboard|
|Nice price for a mechanical keyboard||Relatively small keys||13.9 x 4.8 x 1.5 inches|
Well, when it comes to gaming keyboards, the GK100 from Redimp is a new face to all his competitors and all gamers though, it takes the high ground on the functions.
Though it is not a mechanical keyboard, GK100 is featured to mimic a mechanical switch with the floating keys for faster responsiveness and tactile key presses, no matter whether you’re engaging in an online battle or work. And at the same time, considering that, GK100 has specially designed wrist rest and contoured keycaps to offer you maximum comfort.
When you are fracking with online battle in a three-zone LED backlighting aura, what to do if spilling or pouring a cup of coffee or tea? Game over in advance? Nope!!! As GK100 is featured with 5 drain holes on the back and the membrane keycaps are completely sealed, it can be well liquid resistant.
|Membrane-Mechanical Switch||A Little Heavier||Wired|
|Rainbow of LED Backlit||Not RGB||Rubber Dome|
|Wrist Rest & Contoured Keycaps||17.5 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches|
|19 Keys Rollover||2.4 pounds|
#1 Corsair K55
Corsair’s K55 is a full-size plank with a dedicated numpad on the right and half a dozen macro keys on the left. Though it is not a mechanical keyboard, its mechanical similar tactile feedback only sacrifices on the price under $50.
Also its RGB is very nice which allows you to choose between multicolor static backlighting or immersive lighting effects. Besides, a more important point for gamers is that Corsair K55 assigns single keystrokes or complex multi-key combos to any of the 6 dedicated macro keys, on-the-fly.
|RGB Backlighting||Poor Wrist Rest||Wired|
|6 Programmable Macro Keys||Rubber Dome|
|18.9 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches|
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