We’ve come a long way since the days of using the keyboards that came bundled with our computers. Whether you’re using it for gaming, writing or general business, there are plenty of cool computer keyboards out there that are better than the keyboard you’re probably using right now. Here are our favorite options for mechanical, ergonomic, gaming and media keyboards that are better computer keyboards than whatever is hooked up to your machine right now.


Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

In addition to being one of the top selling keyboards on Amazon, Logitech’s Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is packed with features that will make your couch surfing experience all the better. There’s no reason you can’t also use this wireless keyboard for your desktop or your laptop, but it really excels when you’re controlling a media center or HTPC from the couch.


Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

No keyboard list would be complete without the ergonomic keyboard that started it all, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard. The split design isn’t for everyone, but if you learned on a split keyboard there is no substitute for this iconic form and function. Microsoft isn’t the only company still making ergonomic keyboards, but why mess with perfection when they’re the ones that started it?


Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard

Looking for a small, simple computer keyboard that does everything you want and nothing you don’t to toss on your desk? Look no further than the Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard. Powered by mechanical blue Cherry MX Switches with laser-marked key caps and anti-ghosting properties, this is the perfect keyboard for anyone that isn’t worried about having a number pad for accounting purposes. The compact design also gives you extra space for a mouse and allows you to comfortably position your shoulders, which makes it perfect for small office or gaming setups.


SteelSeries Apex M500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

It has a number pad. It has blue keyboard backlighting. It has Cherry MX Red gaming switches. It has full anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover. It has the same physical durability and build quality you’ve come to expect from SteelSeries. If you want an affordable computer keyboard that’s great for tackling those late night deadlines while also doing double duty for a CS:GO session, this is it.


Das Keyboard Model S Keyboard

Das Keyboard might be completely devoid of markings, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most recognizable mechanical keyboards on the market. The German-engineered, mechanical gold-plated key switch board is the only way to truly show off your coding / typing / gaming prowess to those around you. It can take a little while to get used to, but the “blank” version of the keyboard will ultimately improve your typing, multi-tasking and desktop cool factor.


Razer BlackWidow Chroma Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

With 50g actuation force, a 60 million keystroke life span and 16.8 million customizable color options, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is designed by gamers for gamers and engineered for durability. With an open SDK and custom lighting controls through Razer Synapse, this is the perfect keyboard to integrate into an ecosystem of existing Razer products or start a new one.


Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard

Whether it’s the latest Blizzard, Call of Duty, MOBA or other great new video game, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better keyboard for computer gamers than the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard. Vibrant, multi-color, per-key backlighting. 100% anti-ghosting. Full key rollover. Cherry MX Speed gaming switches. Aircraft-grade, anodized aluminum frame. Detachable wrist rest. Interchangeable FPS/MOBA keycap sets. Dedicated media controls. And when you’re not playing games, this is also a fantastic keyboard for writing articles for your favorite men’s site.


Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Keyboard

If you don’t mind spend close to two Benjamins on a computer keyboard, and you plan on playing any amount of computer games, the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Keyboard is the best computer keyboard out there. Media controls. Programmable G-Keys. Logitech Romer-G keys. Number pad. Anti-ghosting protection. Customizable RGB colors for individual backligths. ARX port to connect your smartphone or table to display in-game information.

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