Best Keyboards

Check out the best keyboards, as rated by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers.

Best KeyboardsMany computers come with a bundled keyboard. It works, so consumers often stick with it. That’s a shame. The cheap keys that are shipped with most computers offer a typing experience that isn’t enjoyable.

Geeks know this, giving rise to a sub-culture of keyboard enthusiasts who take their typing very, very seriously. They are catered to with a variety of products including a mechanical keyboards, gaming keyboards and ergonomic keyboards. All of these offer significant advantages over a basic bargain unit. Join the cult of typing by checking out our top-rated keyboards.

Our best keyboards list is continually updated as we review new keyboards that enter the market.

Not seeing what you’re looking for? Head over to our full Keyboard Reviews page to find all the products we’ve tested, or jump to our Keyboard Buying Guide for some helpful tips 

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire

If you want mechanical switches in a tight, well-built keyboard, the CMStorm QuickFire Rapid is an excellent choice.

  • Key Switch Cherry Blue, Black, Brown
  • N Key Rollover N key in PS/2 mode
  • Polling Rate 1000 Hz /1 ms
  • Interface USB / PS2
  • Extra Keys Yes
  • Pros: Affordable , Excellent key feel for typing , Different models offer different key switches , Good…
  • Cons: No macro keys
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

Logitech K400

The perfect size for the couch, Logitech’s lightweight K400 keyboard isn’t flawless, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a keyboard as good for the price.

  • Features None
  • Release Date 8/24/2011
  • Release Price $39.99
  • Length 15.8"
  • Width 5.9"
  • Pros: Perfect size for couch use , Lightweight , Inexpensive ,
  • Cons: Cheap plastic construction , Touchpad feels small ,
Our Score 8
User Score 2

Roccat Isku and Kone+

The Isku and Kone+ are such a great combo that you will lose key features if you pair either device with another manufacturer’s alternative.

  • Type Keyboard & Mouse
  • Use Gaming
  • Backlit Yes
  • Customizable Buttons Yes
  • Connectivity USB 2.0
  • Pros: Terrific programming features , Linked keyboard and mouse , Special-purpose keys
  • Cons: Labels on keyboard are difficult to read , Glossy keyboard finish is easy to mar , Mouse is too…
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Not seeing what you're looking for? Head over to our full Keyboard Reviews page to find all the products we've tested, or jump to our Keyboard Buying Guide for some helpful tips 

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

Microsoft’s Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse bundle eschew compactness for improved comfort and functionality. Not only do these peripherals look good, you’ll feel better using them.

  • Features Numberpad
  • Release Date 8/15/2013
  • Release Price $129.95
  • Length 18.6"
  • Width 6.77"
  • Pros: Encourages proper posture , Modular number pad design , One USB dongle connects the entire bundle
  • Cons: Expensive , Some media keys don't work consistently , USB Adapter sticks out too far
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard

Forget any notion of “going green” or saving the planet with a solar-powered keyboard, the Logitech K750 sells itself with convenience alone.

  • Windows-based PC Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Power Light source from sunlight and/or indoor lighting
  • Warranty Information 3-year limited hardware warranty
  • Package Contents Keyboard, Logitech Unifying receiver, Wireless extender, Cleaning cloth
  • Pros: Conveniently solar powered , Solid wireless connectivity , Dead simple setup , Useful solar app…
  • Cons: Shallow Chiclet design , Glossy chassis shows smudges, dust , No indicator lights for caps lock…
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Remote

The Smart Keyboard is a niche product, but it serves its niche well.

  • Release date Unknown
  • Release price $149.99
  • Color Black
  • Compatibility iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Apple TV, PlayStation 3
  • Smartphone app Harmony App
  • Pros: Excellent step-by-step instructions on Harmony app , Connectivity options ensure flexibility , Works…
  • Cons: Requires a smartphone or tablet to set up , Trackpad won’t work with some entertainment devices…
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Microsoft Wireless Desktop 5000

This isn’t a gaming keyboard, but we had no problem using it to play games.

  • Scroller Type Tilt Wheel
  • Product Type Keyboard & Mouse
  • Pointing Device Wireless Technology RF
  • Mouse Width 2.77"
  • Keyboard/keypad Depth 8.29"
  • Pros: Very good tactile feedback , Comfortable , Lots of programmable buttons
  • Cons: Oversized USB dongle , Too-small Function keys , No index option for mouse scroll wheel
Our Score 7.5
User Score 8

Cherry JK-0300

The Cherry JK-0300 is as close as you can get to the Apple design on a Windows based system.

  • Key Layout UK
  • Material Plastic
  • Numeric Keypad Yes
  • Approvals ROHS, CE, FC, C-Tick, FCC, cURus
  • Connection USB
  • Pros: Solid feel construction , 5-year warranty , Silent typing , Minimalist design , Integrated Media…
  • Cons: Plastic, not aluminum , Lacking USB ports , Unusual labeling for Caps lock key
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Logitech iPad 2 Keyboard Case by ZAGG

The Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2 functions beautifully as a Bluetooth keyboard, but fails as a protective case.

  • Input Device Type Keyboards
  • Interface Bluetooth
  • Works with iPad 2
  • In the box Case with embedded Bluetooth wireless keyboard, USB to micro-USB charging cable, User documentation
  • Battery Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 uses a 510 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery that will last several weeks of normal use without charging.
  • Pros: Easy pairing , Good size keyboard , Slim design , Special function keys , Aluminum exterior , Useful…
  • Cons: Difficult to open and close , Doesn’t secure iPad , Doesn’t protect back of iPad , Cheap plastic…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

SteelSeries Merc Stealth

The Merc Stealth has many good points, but when you mess around with the placement of essential keys, you render the product unnecessarily difficult to learn to use.

  • Keyboard/keypad Features Ergonomic
  • Keyboard/keypad Host Interface USB
  • Product Type Keyboard
  • Keyboard/keypad Connectivity Technology Cable
  • Keyboard/keypad Width 21"
  • Pros: Pre-defined profiles for popular games , Dedicated keys for in-game movements and actions
  • Cons: Unconventional arrow key layout , Del key embedded in num pad , Excessive key travel
Our Score 6.5
User Score 3