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The Best RGB Keyboards On The Market in 2020

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An RGB keyboard offers the full RGB spectrum of colors, allowing it to display subtle pinks, bright purples, dark reds, and every color in between. Essentially, you can choose any color from the RGB color wheel, and have it be the backlight for the entire keyboard, or just a key or two.

Literally light up your gaming life with these stunning RGB keyboards for gaming.

Keyboard backlighting has become a popular feature in recent years and like most features, it continues to improve. RGB lighting is a color model that allows red, green, and blue light to combine together in various ways to produce a vast array of colors.

Keyboards with advanced RGB lighting allows users to customize light layouts for different uses. The included software allows users to have the ability to light up one key or all of them in a multitude of colors. This feature is especially popular among gamers. By being able to light up certain keys used in high-action games, you can immediately press them without having to look and make sure you pressed the correct one.

Users can also save and import their backlight profiles to share with others. Budget RGB keyboards do not feature customization but do include a number of preset lighting patterns. These patterns can vary from one-click lighting mode to response of typing speed lighting mode. These keyboards are fine for users just wanting a few backlight options, but if you are wanting the ability to customize each key, you may have to spend a little more.

Before deciding on a certain RGB keyboard, be sure to consider other features you may want your new keyboard to have. We’ve listed several popular features below that are available in addition to RGB lighting.

  • Mechanical keyboards
  • Actuation time
  • Tactile Response
  • Audible click
  • Macro key availability
  • Key rollover for anti-ghosting

Ten of the Best RGB Keyboards

We’ve listed 10 popular, highly rated, RGB keyboards ranging from budget to high-end. Each listing explains the amount of RGB customization available along with other features the keyboard may have. We hope this guide assists you in finding the perfect RGB keyboard to suit your needs.

1. RIOTORO Ghostwriter Cherry MX Black Mechanical Keyboard with Customizable Prism RGB

2. SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – RGB LED Backlit – Linear & Quiet

3. Rosewill RGB80 LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

4. Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

5. HAVIT RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Blue Switches

6. Philips SPK8614 USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Rainbow Backlight

7. Patriot Viper V765 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

8. Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

9. Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Tactile And Clicky

10. corsair Gaming STRAFE Mk.2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

1.RIOTORO Ghostwriter Cherry MX Black Mechanical Keyboard with Customizable Prism RGB

The Ghostwriter from Riotoro is an outstanding RGB keyboard. With a 1 ms response time, 100% anti ghosting and Cherry MX Switches (Black) and full n key rollover it is up there with the best. For connectivity there are dual USB ports, for design there is a stylish aluminium face plate and a dedicated media control. With the Ghostwriter Prism, the RGB lighting and effects can be simply programmed via keys, with numerous colors to choose from. Set up is simple and it also comes with a 2-year warranty.

The SteelSeries Apex 7 is still quite new in the world of keyboards, and it does offer several great features for the price. In addition to having quiet red mechanical linear switches (rated for 50 million strokes), it also has dedicated multimedia controls, can save up to 5 different profiles and comes with USB pass-through capabilities. These are ‘nice to have’ features but the Apex 7 has much more than that. There is 100% full anti-ghosting and 104 key rollover, and an OLED smart display.

2. SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – RGB LED Backlit – Linear & Quiet

In terms of the RGB backlight, there is a pallet of 16.8 million colors, and as it is ‘per-key- you could have a different color for each key if you wanted. There is also reactive typing effects to add an extra level of customization. To top it all off, the SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Keyboard, is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy chassis and is accompanied by a detachable magnetic wrist rest. Did I mention this was a great keyboard?

3. Rosewill RGB80 LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

The Rosewill RGB80 has 100% blue mechanical key switches that provide tactile feedback and an audible click. It contains 6 customizable LED backlit key modes including 5 for brightness and 1 for breathing. It also has 16.8 million LED color options.

The 87 keys feature multimedia keys to adjust volume and media playback straight from the keyboard. 10 transparent game keys and a key puller for easy cleaning are also included. The n key and 6 key rollover prevent ghosting. The Rosewill RGB80 is a great affordable keyboard. While we haven’t reached the fully-customizable RGB lighting keyboards on the list yet, this keyboard has excellent features for those looking for a durable RGB lighting preset keyboard.

4. Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Redragon K552 features custom mechanical switches that are equivalent to Cherry MX green switches. The keys have medium resistance, tactile feedback, and an audible click. The RGB LED adjustable lighting has 6 preset backlighting effects. Each key cap is double-shot injection-molded for clear backlighting.

Constructed of aluminum and ABS, this keyboard has 87 standard keys and 12 multimedia keys allowing volume control and media playback directly from the keyboard. A Windows key lockout option is available for uninterrupted high-action gameplay. This affordable keyboard is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or even the obsolete XP.

5. HAVIT RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Blue S

This mechanical gaming keyboard features blue key switches with a floating key design. They don’t seem to be Cherry MX Blue switches but they are mechanical switches with a competitive life rating. There is full n-key rollover and 104 keys anti-ghosting. There are 14 RGB backlit modes that are adjustable and the accompanying gaming mouse also has 7 different color settings. While it doesn’t allow customization, it does offer several exciting backlight modes. The 12 multimedia keys are controlled via Fn (function) commands. The mouse that comes with this RGB keyboard also has a range of 6 DPI settings to suite a variety of different functions in both work and play. This is an Excellent mechanical keyboard for typing as well as gaming.

6. Philips SPK8614 USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Rainbow Backlight

Philips is a brand synonymous usually with Hi-Fi and home entertainment tech, so it should not really be much of a surprise to see them branch out and dabble in the world of keyboards. What might come as a surprise though, is the range of features they give you for a relatively cheap price tag, in the form of the Philips SPK8614 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

The Philips SPK8614 comes with Philips very own custom-made rapid-fire mechanical blue switches. These are tactile but quiet switches, rated for over 50 million keystrokes and all housed in double-shot keycaps. The dual-mode control knob can be customized between controlling your media settings or the ‘ambiglow’ lighting effects. There are 19 of these ambiglow backlight chromatic effects that you can switch between to tailor the RGB backlight to your own taste. The Philips SPK8614 is fully programmable and comes with a comfortable magnetic wrist rest.

This is a great looking mechanical RGB keyboard priced low to mid-range making it a little more affordable.

7. Patriot Viper V765 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Patriot Viper V765 is a macro lover’s dream come true. With 104 programmable macro keys, every possible gaming sequence can be accessed with the touch of a button. It features 100% Kailh mechanical white switches that allow tactile feedback. The 104 key rollover prevents ghosting and multimedia keys are easily accessible for volume control and media playback directly from the keyboard. It comes with an IP56 waterproof rating and is also dust proof.

The full spectrum RGB LED backlighting offers individual backlit keys, and is entirely customizable. Made of aircraft grade aluminum chassis, it also features a 2-year warranty. A removable magnetic palm rest is also included.

8. Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Here we start entering the higher range keyboards that offer complete RGB individual key lighting customization. Per Logitech, it is one of the world’s fastest RGB mechanical gaming keyboard available. The exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches offer up to 25% faster actuation – important for PC gaming. Key lighting can be individually customized with over 16 million colors.

It also features 9 programmable G-keys and macro keys. The 113 keys are anti-ghosting and media controls are also located directly on the keyboard. With Arx control applications and a smartphone dock, you can access in-game data on your phone or tablet without interrupting your gameplay. The Logitech Orion Spark has a tested lifespan of 70 million keystrokes.

9. Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Tactile And Clicky

Razer’s BlackWidow Elite keyboard features Razer Mechanical Switches specifically designed for gamers. You can choose between Green, Yellow or Orange switches. Green are tactile and clicky, Orange are tactile and silent or Yellow are linear and silent. These switches offer a fast response and low actuation point with 50g of the actuation force. Chroma backlighting has over 16.8 million color options. Using Razer Synapse and Hypershift software, you can set up macros to your hearts content, as well as customize key lighting or sync your custom backgrounds.

Fully programmable keys, 5 additional macro keys, and easy access media keys are also available. 10 key rollover for anti-ghosting and volume control are also incorporated into this keyboard. It is compatible with all Razer hardware and lots of third-party equipment too, including Philips Hue. The BlackWidow Elite has an 80 million keystroke lifespan and comes with a 2-year warranty.

10. Corsair Gaming STRAFE Mk.2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Corsair has many popular gaming keyboards available, the build quality is excellent and the STRAFE Mk.2 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard does not disappoint. Incorporating 100% Cherry MX Red switches with a unique gold cross point, every key press is reliable and exact. The key switches have a wide actuation zone, no audible click, and no tactile feedback (tactile switches are an acquired taste).

The multi-color per-key RGB backlighting provides unlimited adjustments allowing you to fully program every individual key. Macro keys are abundant for gamers and FPS/MOBA keycap sets are textured and contoured for smooth accessibility. 100% anti-ghosting is provided by the 104 key rollovers.

CUE link allows connection to compatible Corsair keyboards, headsets, and mouse to work together creating a glorious lighting experience. The free RGBShare community allows users to set up and share STRAFE RGB custom lighting modes for all games. A soft-touch detachable wrist rest and USB pass-through are also

Other noteworthy models that didn’t make this list but are still worth a mention, are the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro, the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM (a real step up from the Corsair K70 RGB and epic if you have the money!) and th eRazer Huntsman Elite. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on our list, I thoroughly suggest checking these models out.

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