If you ever use a desktop computer, or even a laptop or tablet, a keyboard is a must. Many computers come with keyboards, but they may not be comfortable or have the features you need.
Whether you need a gaming keyboard, mechanical keyboard, or wireless keyboard, our full list of the best keyboards has an ideal choice for everyone. Read on to find the keyboard that best suits your needs.
The best keyboards at a glance
The best keyboard overall: Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2
Why You Should Buy It: Everything this keyboard does does it amazingly well.
Who is it for: Anyone looking for the best keyboard for a wide variety of tasks, from gaming to everyday work.
What we thought of the Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2:
The best keyboard should have a rugged design, mechanical keys for feel and response, customizable options, great media controls, and RGB lighting. This second generation Corsair Strafe keyboard has all of that and more.
The mechanical keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX switches, which contain gold contacts for maximum precision and can be replaced if damaged. There are multiple customization options for buttons and RGB lighting with 8MB of onboard memory for storing data in several different profiles when you want to switch between different setups for different games.
There are also multimedia and volume controls on the top for instant adjustments, as well as a convenient USB pass-through port that lets you plug a mouse or headset directly into your keyboard. It even comes with a comfortable palm rest for long writing or gaming sessions. The Strafe 2 has all of the features we would like to see in a keyboard, each with top notch quality and great usability.
The best gaming keyboard: Logitech G Pro X.
Why You Should Buy It: Thanks to the interchangeable switches, it can last forever, even though it's already a great gaming keyboard.
Who is it for: Frequent LAN gamers and all other gamers looking for a great and comfortable experience.
What we thought of the Logitech G Pro X:
Logitech's G Pro X is a fantastic compact gaming keyboard that removes the need for the number pad for a denser, more portable design. Not only does it have a more low-key shape, but it also has a unique feature in the way you can swap out the mechanical switches when they die (or you just don't like them). Compatible with Logitech's GX switches and Cherry's MX range, you can effectively equip this board with anything you want. Simply swap out the switches with the handy selection tool if you want.
It also has top-notch gaming features, including fully customizable RGB lighting, solid media controls, and a replaceable cable that eliminates another potential point of failure and makes it more portable. We loved how durable this keyboard was and could be, and we think it's one of the best we've used in a while. However, if you're not interested in swapping switches, the new standard G Pro is similar but without that one feature – and it's $ 30 cheaper.
Read our full Logitech G Pro X review
The best mechanical keyboard: Das Keyboard Prime 13
Why You Should Buy It: The Das Keyboard Prime 13 is great for typing and gaming, and offers gamer aesthetics for a selling experience.
Who is it for: Anyone who enjoys the benefits of a mechanical keyboard.
What we thought of the Das Keyboard Prime 13:
Das Keyboard may not be a household name, but it should be on a potential keyboard buyer's radar. Fantastic keyboards are made that eliminate most of the unnecessary and playful features that are currently found in modern mechanical keyboards.
The Prime 13 was designed with a minimalist look and feel, and it may look a bit too uniform – it's surprisingly low-key. But that might be exactly what you're looking for if you don't feel the need to pay through the nose for third-party plastic or RGB lighting. We love the Prime 13's simple, white backlighting – especially the side-mounted media labels and clean lines that help it blend in well with a home or work office environment.
The Prime 13 also has a pass-through USB port, amazing keycaps, and Cherry MX Brown switches – one of our personal favorites – that are fast and quiet so you don't disturb your home or work colleagues. Overall, it's a pure, clean keyboard with great features at a reasonable price.
The best wireless keyboard: Logitech G915 Lightspeed
Why You Should Buy It: It's a wireless keyboard that doesn't affect the feel or performance.
Who is it for: Those who want the versatility of a wireless keyboard but need to be sure they are still getting all of the top-notch features they want.
What we thought of the Logitech G915 Lightspeed:
Wireless keyboards are natural companions for more flexible computer layouts and more casual positions – but sometimes people worry about performance or quality issues when working wirelessly. With the G915 you don't need to worry. It is a wireless keyboard designed to produce high performance results with low profile mechanical keys that deliver a 1 ms reporting rate.
We especially like the stripped-down design of this Logitech keyboard, which makes it easier to find the right position or even hold it in your lap. There is also inconspicuous RGB lighting that can be adjusted using a button or even synchronized with music and games as desired. It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery and it can take up to 30 hours before a power connection is required. There are also five G-keys that you can customize with your own macros for common tasks, as well as a volume scroll and special media controls.
Device connections work either via USB or Bluetooth, and you can reconnect this model whenever you want. But when a wireless keyboard works so well without a cord, there's really no need to worry about it until it's time to charge it.
The best iPad keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
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Why You Should Buy It: This is certainly the best option if you want to use your iPad Pro more like a laptop at times.
Who is it for: Serious users who want the best keyboard and trackpad options to turn iPad into a serviceable laptop alternative.
What we thought of the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro:
Apple offers a range of Magic keyboards for various Mac and iOS devices. They are all durable, flat keyboards with quick responses and a general Apple aesthetic. But when it comes to the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro, Apple understands that people expect something more.
This iPad keyboard is designed to magnetically connect to iPad Pro models and support them for serious long-term work. The buttons are full size, backlit, and use a 1mm scissor mechanism. This magnetic attachment can also charge the iPad Pro via a USB-C connection on the keyboard, which leaves the USB-C port on the iPad open for other attachments (which many professional users badly need).
However, as you can see, the keyboard also includes a trackpad, which can be an odd addition to a keyboard designed specifically for the iPad. The key lies in updates Apple made to iPadOS around the same time. This creates a cursor option on the iPad that doesn't behave like a typical mouse pointer, but rather like a little bubble. It's great for more precise actions like copy and paste.
The keyboard is also flat – very flat – which can take a bit of getting used to if you've never used a Magic keyboard before. However, the flat shape makes it easier to quickly stow away your iPad on the go and pull it out again when setting up. All in all, iPad Pro users couldn't ask for a better companion.
The best Android keyboard: Logitech MX Keys
Why You Should Buy It: The smooth, concave buttons are perfect for quick Android work.
Who is it for: People who need to do serious business or communication on their Android device.
What we thought of the Logitech MX Keys:
Logitech's MX Keys are wireless keyboards that can be paired with up to three devices at the same time, much like our favorite wireless keyboards. It has keycaps that offer both Windows and macOS displays and are complemented by six levels of even backlighting across the board.
The backlight is complemented by a magnetic field that detects your hands when they move across the keyboard, making it easier to use in the dark. You can also share files on any paired computer thanks to Logitech Options software. This keyboard is also deceptively robust.
At $ 100, the Logitech MX Keys isn't a cheap office keyboard. However, if you want something really special that is fully compatible with Android, there is nothing like it.
The best ergonomic keyboard: Logitech Ergo K860
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Why You Should Buy It: It offers comfortable protective functions for your fingers and wrists, no matter what position you are in.
Who is it for: Anyone who is afraid of fatigue or wrist problems after long work sessions.
What we thought of the Logitech Ergo K860:
Ergonomic keyboards can come in a bewildering number of shapes and sizes, but Logitech earned gold without intimidating use with this Ergo model that provides vital support for the wrist. The angled key areas as well as the padded overlay keep the carpal tunnel in check, while the angled design and scooped keys ensure your fingers don't get tired easily, even during long work sessions.
The tilt and rest are also adjustable at three different levels so you can change them to see which one works best (e.g. for sitting or standing). Not only is this keyboard comfortable, it also has some features ideal for professionals, including FN keys that can be customized with macros and a full number pad. It can also go up to more than 30 feet wirelessly. Oh, and it's fully compatible with Windows or MacOS. Pair it with a Logitech ergonomic mouse for the best results!
The best Mac keyboard: Vinpok Taptek
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Why You Should Buy It: It's the best keyboard experience you can find for Macs.
Who is it for: Any Mac user who wants to improve their experience or prefer a mechanical keyboard.
What we thought of Vinpok Taptek:
The Magic keyboard that comes with Macs is fine, but not perfect. This Vinpok keyboard is on a whole different level. It is a mechanical keyboard with a Mac layout and high quality keys in a slim design. The interchangeable buttons look and feel great. This makes this keyboard durable and, as we say, fun to use. There are also 19 different RGB backlight options to choose from.
At 16mm thick, it's also slim enough to fit in a pocket when you want to carry it around and use it on other Apple devices. The Taptek supports pairing with up to three devices at the same time and can therefore be used very versatile. There is also a wired and wireless mode, whichever you prefer.
The main disadvantage is that the keyboard does not have a numeric keypad area. The traditional Magic Keyboard doesn't either, but there is still something to consider when you need a full set of keys. Otherwise, it's a remarkable keyboard that offers Mac users more than they can find anywhere else.
Read our full Vinpok Taptek review