7 Best Keyboards for Gaming (And a Little Work, Too)

There are few things as polarizing as PC keyboards. There are message boards and subreddits filled to the brim with opinions on the virtues and vices of different switch mechanisms, dissecting every aspect and component right down to the plastic used in the keycaps. There’s good reason for that.

Whether you own a great laptop or game-ready desktop PC, you likely spend more time than ever with your hands on a mouse and keyboard. Might as well make those hours as pleasant as possible. We’ve tested a lot of keyboards; these are our top picks for gaming—and all the other stuff. We hope they’ll make your home row feel a little more like home.

Updated October 2019: We added the SteelSeries Apex Pro as our Best Gaming Keyboard.

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