List of Best Budget Gaming Keyboards 2020: Under $50-199 [Top Picks]
1) Razer Ornata Chroma – Revolutionary Mecha-Membrane Gaming Keyboard with Mid-Height Keycaps – Ergonomic Design
For too long there has been a division between mechanical and membrane keys but now Razer has finally got the two of them together with its “Mecha-Membrane” (the technology it uses) which works as there is a membrane under the keys that allows for longer life and low-profile typing, but there are still mechanical parts in it which gives it that rough click.
- Attractively priced.
- Fine typing experience for any application.
- Limited features.
- Some adjustment may be required.
The K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, the keyboard came in the gaming world from another exclusive deal that Corsair has had with Cherry’s new mechanical key switch, the “RAPIDFIRE”. It is a switch designed specifically for gaming by combining light actuation with higher actuation speed. ‘Corsair’s K70 RGB Rapidfire keyboard is all about it’s speed’.
It has a pretty simple key selection of 107 keys, though there are a few media buttons designed on the upper right along with a roll bar for adjusting the volume also. The aluminum board it has makes it solid and also is heavier than the average keyboard. The visual treat is combined with the crisp, light typing makes the Rapidfire K70 RGB a sensory delight for the users.
- Immaculate build quality
- Sleek, elegant design
- Comfortable wrist rest
- RGB Lighting
- Cherry MX RGB lighting is kind of dull and cannot display white effectively.
- No USB or Audio passthrough
The Apex M800’s mechanical switches set in this keyboard stands this out from the rest of the market. It’s a collaboration between SteelSeries and Chinese firm Kailh, and its design for the low-profile operation that is fast as well as quiet.
The keys use a square plunger and a small spring attached with enough space in the middle to embed an LED. The result is an impressively even backlight on the keyboard and a smaller, more compact design.
- Quiet, low-profile keys
- Provides Consistent, comfortable typing.
- RGB backlighting.
- No dedicated media buttons available.
- Unmanageable USB ports
- Only plastic throughout
Cherry’s MX Red switches present under the keys gives the MX Board 6.0 fast response times when compared with others, but because the keys are positioned fairly close together they’re excellent for typing too. The world’s fastest keyboard claims by cherry.
It has an Aluminum housing with sanded finish and grease resistant coating as well. Works on CHERRY’s RealKey technology which is fully analog signal processing. A mechanical keyboard that’s also perfect for the office as it is fairly good for typing purposes too.
- Mechanical keyboard
- Cherry MX Red key switches
- Solid aluminum faceplate
- Detachable magnetic wrist rest
- Red backlighting
- Very expensive given feature set
- Some counter-intuitive layout choices
- No macro or key-reassignment software
- No repeatkey interval adjustment
Termed as a minimalist gaming weapon for the gamers out there. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum is a pleasing RGB mechanical keyboard that makes you feel great whether you’re encountering foes in Counter-Strike or typing the Great American Novel.
- Elegant design
- Excellent performance
- A comfortable set of keys
- Gorgeous backlighting
- Some software oddities present.
- Not the fastest option for typing.
The X40 Pro uses a new proprietary key switch design called Alpha-Zulu that boasts an actuation point of 1.7mm which previously was of typical 2mm, which according to Metadot provides enhanced performance during, particularly intense gaming situations.
- Sturdy construction.
- Includes USB, audio pass-through connections.
- Utilizes full n-key rollover.
- Removable top plate allows for unique visual customization.
- Relatively expensive given the feature set.
- Limited backlight configurability.
- Cumbersome top plate screws.
For those who desire a small compact mechanical keyboard, CM Storm has released the gaming-orientated QuickFire TK to fulfill the purpose. CM Storm releases the Quick Fire TK, a more compact version of the Quick Fire Pro that fits in your backpack too.
- The compact dimensions make it easy to use.
- Three backlight modes along with five brightness levels creating a pleasant image.
- Switching options is not that easy to understand.
Let us look at the Tesoro Excalibur features and specifications found in Tesoro’s which does have some pretty good features as expected from a keyboard of this range, totally worth the money. One thing which is noticeable quite easily is the absence of Cherry MX switches, Excalibur is still using mechanical switches from Kailh which are cheaper than their cherry variants used before.
- Macros Supported
- Very Cheap as well as affordable by many as compared to others
- Minimalist and Standard Design
- Build Quality isn’t that much great
- USB Pass-through ports are missing
As cool as its name is, specially designed for gamers. The Switchblade interface which has been added recently adds a new element to gameplay, with game data and macro recording available on too, and without interfering with your game.
For gamers who want to experiment with Razer’s Switchblade interface without having to pay the extra bucks for a Razer Blade laptop, the DeathStalker Ultimate is the way to go.
- Switchblade (Touch screen panel)
- Razer Synapse 2.0
- Stylish Design
- Only for Gamers.
- Not so convenient Typing Experience.
- Very expensive (The most expensive keyboard, very very.)
10) HyperX Alloy FPS
The HyperX Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard has a clear gamer profile someone who knows about the stuff and values the performance, portability, and simplicity over jam-packed features and customizability.
It has some convenient options, such as USB pass-through and charging, but the lack of customization software means the Alloy FPS won’t appeal to gamers who like to personalize the look and function of each key. There’s no palm rest, rows of macro keys, or dedicated media controls, so the Alloy FPS doesn’t leave much of a footprint—this gives you lots of extra room space.
The default key caps are black. There is per-key backlighting available, but the lighting effects are not as visually appealing as on other keyboards in the market.
- Compact size. Affordable.
- Does not require software. Supports USB pass-through and features charging port.
- Optional red textured keycaps are attractive and easy to put on.
- No macro keys or dedicated media controls.
- Limited color options.
The AULA 2016-S Rainbow is best for both the purposes gaming and typing, selling for a good price. The rubber feet at the bottom don’t offer much resistance but the keyboard moves forward with pressure on the wrist rest. The gaming and the typing purpose for a user on this keyboard are satisfactory since it is present right in the middle of the keyboard.
- Satisfactory customer reviews.
- Easy to use.
- Not to advance or has the latest features that other keyboards available.
Over To You : Which is Your Favorite Best Budget Gaming Keyboards 2020 ?
And now we are concluding our discussion of the Best Budget Gaming Keyboards 2020 available in the market for die-hard gamers out there. Concluding this discussion, we have come on the conclusion that the Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfireis the most reliable, efficient and gets a thumbs up on the performance basis.
This is just our perspective, one can choose any one listed above or any other according to their needs and keeping these factors in mind and let us know in the comment section about the one you chose or you already are using.?