The Best Mechanical Keyboards for Work and Play

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 and dissecting every aspect and component, right down to the plastic used in the keycaps. 

There’s good reason for that. You probably spend a good deal of time on your keyboard, along with a (hopefully) comfortable mouse. You might as well make those hours as pleasant as possible, especially now that so many of us are working from home. Whether you own a great laptop or a game-ready desktop PC, we’ve tested dozens of mechanical keyboards from all ends of the price spectrum. These are our top picks for gaming—and all the other stuff.

Updated October 2021: We added the Logitech G915 and the SteelSeries 7 TKL.

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