A keyboard is the most important peripheral you need to use a computer as it’s the main input device. Whether you’re writing a document or playing a game, having a good keyboard that meets your requirement can improve your experience.
In this article, we’re reviewing the top seven small gaming keyboards you can buy right now.
MageGee 60% gaming keyboard
Brand: MageGee | Price: $29.99
This 60% membrane keyboard from MageGee is a compact board with RGB backlighting that’ll easily fit in a compact space without any problems. MageGee claims that while the keyboard is membrane, it does have a mechanical feel to it, alongside an IPX4 rating so you’re protected from accidental spills. Regardless, at this price, this is a really good deal for a keyboard.
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Brand: Redragon | Price: $44.99
If you’re really looking for a small gaming keyboard, this one-handed mechanical gaming keyboard from Redragon has you covered. The K585 is a mechanical keyboard available in blue, red or brown Kailh switches with up to five programmable keys and RGB backlighting. You also get USB-C connectivity alongside a USB passthrough so you’re not even giving up any ports on your computer. While you won’t be able to type with it, it’s a rather good dedicated gaming keyboard.
Roccat Magma Mini
Brand: Roccat | Price: $49.99
Nothing gives off a gamer vibe more than a keyboard covered in glowing bright RGB lighting. The Roccat Magma Mini does a great job of lighting its 60% from factor with its five in-built lighting zones. It’s also IP33 dust and water-resistant, meaning accidental spills won’t be a problem. The only disadvantage here is that you’re not getting mechanical switches, but unless you really want that mechanical and tactile feedback, it shouldn’t make much of a difference overall.
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Brand: Keychron | Price: $89.00
The Keycrhron K6 is a wireless mechanical keyboard that’s the perfect entry into the amazing world of mechanical keyboards, especially if you’re a beginner. It features Gateron G Pro mechanical switches in blue, red or brown styles and even has a hot-swappable version allowing users to use any switch of their choice. If you’re looking for a slightly different option, the K2 V2 is also a great choice without much difference in the overall footprint.
Razer Huntsman Mini
Brand: Razer | Price: $89.99
The Huntsman Mini from Razer uses its own optical mechanical switches that are meant to last longer and have a lower actuation force. The keyboard also has onboard memory, meaning you can save your key and RGB configurations on the keyboard itself and have it ready to go at a moment’s notice. Since it’s a Razer keyboard, it’ll also sync up with the RGB on any other Razer peripherals you might have, besides Philips Hue and other IoT devices from all 30 of Razer’s partners.
HyperX Allow Origins
Brand: HyperX | Price: $99.99
The Alloy Origins from HyperX is a 65% mechanical keyboard that hits the sweet spot between a small form factor and enough keys so you don’t have to worry about multi-layered macros. The keyboard does have customisable RGB as well alongside onboard memory, which means you can save your RGB and key configurations on the keyboard itself. Finally, further customisation is available via HyperX’s NGenuity software.
SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini
Brand: SteelSeries | Price: $239.99
Last but not least, we have the SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini. While the expensive price tag might set you back a little, this 60% wireless mechanical keyboard has Omnipoint 2.0 switches with an adjustable actuation point from 0.2mm to 3.8mm. This means that you can really customise your typing and gaming experience however you prefer. SteelSeries also claims that its switches respond 11 times quicker and have 10 times faster actuation.