Some of us are savers, some of us are on a tight budget, some like to stretch their dollars, others just don’t want to pay 120 for all those bells and whistles. Whatever the case, you want to see what your options are. In this article we cover the best cheap gaming keyboard options currently available.
Cheap and gaming are usually two words that are not used in association with one another. The fact of the matter is the gaming peripherals and accessories market is relatively new, albeit a rapidly growing one. The beefiest models haven’t had time to come all the way down in price yet. In a couple years, there will be many excellent cheap gaming keyboard options, but for now one must be careful in their selection. You don’t want to throw your money away into a keyboard that isn’t going to perform well and or break in a few months. Some of the cheap gaming keyboards are designed to look cool but that’s about it—they are plastic crap that you’d better off just to wait until you had another $30 and bought a mechanical keyboard. Nonetheless, all this being said there are a few good value priced keyboards out there.
What you do get for under $50
This doesn’t mean there are not a few well priced options currently residing in the market. We have rooted out some of the best cheap gaming keyboards and compiled them into this article. A lot of people wonder if they can get a mechanical gaming keyboard for under $50 dollars. The answer is, not yet. This is also the case for wireless keyboards if you’re into that.
The options under $50 are usually sporting rubber domes. Some of the technology behind these keys includes, tactile feedback, grip coat, enhanced durability, laser etched keys and low profile keys. A couple of these keyboards also have additional features such as programmable macro keys, backlighting, media controls, and anti-ghosting keys.
Many of the top manufacturers of gaming peripherals have barebones models of their most popular keyboards. It’s like getting a basic vehicle without all the bells and whistles such as heated seats and GPS and whatnot. They still get the job done, they just aren’t as pretty and don’t have as many features.