In this edition of the GamingShogun 2021 gift guide series, we’re looking at our favorite keyboards from this year. Where would we be without keyboards? We’d be relying on speech-to-text or brainwaves or… Who knows?! Anyway, here are the keyboards…
Corsair K100 RGB ($229.99)
Corsair’s K100 RGB gaming keyboard is priced fairly high for most budgets. However, if you’re a serious gamer looking for a mechanical gaming keyboard with some amazing build quality and optical key switches, you won’t be disappointed with the K100 RGB. Its Corsair OPX optical mechanical key switches are satisfying to use and fairly silent with only a 1.0mm actuation distance. Corsair even has added some under-keyboard cable management spaces to make sure your desktop stays as tidy as possible.
Razer Huntsman V2 ($199.99)
Razer’s Huntsman V2 is my personal gaming keyboard. I simply love the Razer optical key switches, and this model comes in both clicky and silent varieties – plus, the Huntsman V2 comes with some nifty media controls which I use every day. Overall, for $200 dollars, you can’t go wrong with the Razer Huntsman V2.
Cooler Master CK552 ($79.99)
Coming in at roughly $80 dollars, the Cooler Master CK552 brings hefty, mechanical keyboard functionality with an economic price. The CK552 is also available in three different key switch types: Red, blue, and brown! Of the keyboards in this gift guide, this is also the only one with true mechanical key switches, not optical switches. It’s also completely plug and play, there is no software to deal with or profiles to setup.