After asking thousands of gamers we came down to a single conclusion. The majority of them prefers mechanical keyboards over regular or membrane for gaming. First of all we have to clarify what a mechanical keyboard really is. Most people think that mechanical keyboards are old-fashioned and outdated keyboards that have only been used in the past when regular keyboards weren’t available yet, which is false of course.

The truth is that in the recent years mechanical keyboards have became really popular in the gaming industry as manufactures took the chance and re-designed them especially for gamers. In which way do gamers benefit from that? Simple. Mechanical keyboards have a much faster actuation point than other types. This means that the time needed for a mechanical keyboard key’s contact to register is way faster that the time they have been pressed. This happens because mechanical keyboards use actual and physical switches underneath to determine whether when a key has been pushed or not.

Gamers claim that this “faster” process leads to faster reaction times and better performance as they can also “feel” whether they have pressed a key or not. They described them as more reliable and suitable. With no more analyzing let’s see which of them made it to Repholder’s top five list.

 

#1. Razer Blackwidow Chroma

And of course first on the list comes the famous and really competitive Razer. It has really taken the lead over the past years in gaming accessories industry and it keeps going very well. Although the specific model is a little old it’s still one of the best choices for the average gamer. Razer has spent years re-designing and perfecting the model making it on of the top selling products worldwide.

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Features:

  • Fully color customizable ( 16.8 million colors)
  • Super fast actuation speed
  • Lighting effects
  • CHERRY MX Switches
  • Fully programmable keys
  • USB pass-through
  • Audio-out / Mic-in jacks
  • Gaming mode available
  • Super durable

Specifications:

Dimensions (Width)x(Height)x(Depth): 475mm x 171mm  x 39mm

Weight: 3.3 pounds

Actuation Force: 45 grams

 

 

#2. Corsair Gaming K70

Corsair follows up with it’s latest K70 model which is almost unbeatable. It features anything you need from style and design to responsiveness and durability. Gamers have reported fast and very precised actuation. Fully customizable is it gives you the opportunity to assign a unique color to each different key.

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Features:

  • Multi-color per key backlighting
  • 100% anti-ghosting
  • CHERRY MX Switches
  • Made of aircraft-grade aluminium brushed material
  • Smooth key response
  • Ultra fast double/triple taps
  • Textured WASD keys
  • Beautiful design
  • Assign macros to any key

Specifications:

Dimensions (Width)x(Height)x(Depth): 470mm x 210mm  x 85mm

Weight: 3.9 pounds

Actuation Force: 45 grams

 

#3. Roccat MYOS MK Pro

Next on the list is the well-known Roccat. Presenting MYOS MK pro a powerful and ergonomic model. It’s power is hidden beneath the two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors which can easily put against any other keyboard processor. You can store up to 500 macros to it’s flash memory and even customize it to your personal needs!

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Features:

  • Keep track of your vital statistics
  • CHERRY MX Switches
  • Integrated media hub (Audio in/out + two 2.0 USB ports)
  • High powered hardware
  • Key switches to suit every different type of gamers
  • Advanced anti-ghosting
  • Fully customizable

Specifications:

Dimensions (Width)x(Height)x(Depth): 500mm x 233mm  x 38mm

Weight: 2.0 pounds

Actuation Force: 45 grams

 

#4. CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Here we have an unknown but yet a really powerful one. CM Storm QuickFire is one of the best mechanical keyboards ever manufactured. It employs the best selection of CHERRY MX Switches available combined with ultra customization abilities. It’s made to last for a long time as it is very durable and comes and a premium and attractive design.

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Features:

  • CHERRY MX Switches
  • Compact design without numpad section provides extra space for your mouse
  • Extra key-caps included
  • Game mode available
  • Removable braided usb cable
  • Multimedia shortcuts

Specifications:

Dimensions (Width)x(Height)x(Depth): 355mm x 127mm  x 25mm

Weight: 2.5 pounds

Actuation Force: 45 grams

 

#5. Logitech G710

And last but not least we have Logitech. We all know that Logitech is manufacturing a lot of computer peripheral devices for a long long time so it’s not a surprise that it made it to our top five list. Responsive, tactile Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches are more than enough to deliver quality and high performance.

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Features:

  • Adjustable dual-zone backlighting
  • 100% anti-ghosting
  • CHERRY MX Switches
  • Programmable G-Keys
  • Instant media access
  • Durable
  • USB pass-through

Specifications:

Dimensions (Width)x(Height)x(Depth): 495mm x 240mm  x 50mm

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Actuation Force: 50 grams

 

More information:

Razer Blackwidow Chroma

Corsair Gaming K70

Roccat MYOS MK Pro

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Logitech G710

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