Touch Typist: 11 Best Mechanical Keyboards

By M. W. Byrne

Here’s the 11 best mechanical keyboards for workers and gamers alike.

Qisan Magicforce 68 Gaming Keyboard

It’s compact, using up about 60% of the space required by standard keyboards, but keeps an arrow cluster for quick navigation and streamlines the typing process as much as cutting out the nonsense for gamers.


Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i

Though there’s cheaper choices to be found in the wild, anyone who wants low-cost quality that won’t falter, feels good to use, has a proven track record of solidity, and uses both Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches won’t want to look anywhere else. 


Logitech G413 Carbon

Silent keys behind a low-profile body make the G413 look like a stealth module sent out to provide tactical support to drone pilots.


HyperX Alloy Elite

For all the wrist rests, smart lighting systems, responsive keys, thick cables, and sturdiness of the Elite, it’s easy to expect the price to be far denser than it is.


Matias Tactile Pro for Mac

Technically, any mechanical keyboard can be used with a Mac, but you will need to go in and do a little remapping, since Apple uses a few different key labels.


Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2

It is designed to help you keep your mouse and posture in the perfect position to reduce strain during long sessions of laying waste to your foes.