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KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST KEYBOARD OF 2019

While everyone spends time pondering over their choices for CPU, GPU and memory configuration – almost nothing will impact your experience more than your keyboard. From membrane to click-tactile to hybrid, there are a lot or choices at a lot of price-points. Let us help you decide.

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile - A Legend Reborn

The original Corsair K70 RGB has been a firm favourite with PC gamers since it launched years ago. Now, the company is back with an updated model - and new low profile Cherry switches. This keyboard is better than ever before, with extensive RGB options and new-and-improved iCUE software. It's also very well-built thanks to the aircraft-grade brushed anodised aluminium frame.

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Razer Huntsman Elite

The Huntsman Elite does things a little differently to most keyboards, as it uses new Opto-Mechanical switches. These have a 1.5mm actuation distance, but use an infrared light beam to actuate - instead of physically contacting with the PCB. That means you have an ultra-fast typing and gaming experience - something which can mean the difference between life and death if you are a competitive gamer.

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ASUS ROG Strix Flare

ASUS ROG knows what gamers are looking for when it comes to buying a full-size keyboard. Cherry MX switches? Tick. Per-key RGB lighting? Tick. Removable wrist rest? Tick. Dedicated media keys? Tick. It's simply a feature-packed board, and it won't break the bank either.

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Cooler Master SK630 Low Profile

The second board on our list to use Cherry's new Low Profile switches, the SK630 from Cooler Master is all about portability. It has an incredibly slim - almost non-existent - bezel, while it only measures 29.8mm tall. With per-key RGB lighting and a detachable USB-C cable, too, this is a great board for carrying with you on the go.

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Cooler Master MK850

Cooler Master's flagship full-size keyboard also makes our top 5. Its killer feature is the AIMPAD technology, which brings analog control to the WASD & QERF keys. That gives you incredible levels of control when it comes to PC gaming, opening a whole world of possibilities. With other features including Cherry MX switches and dedicated media keys, this is a proper flagship keyboard.

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