Ultimate gaming keyboards

They caress your fingers like a gentle lover, and do your bidding with the slightest touch

May 5, 2014
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We’ve shown you the best mice for gaming, now it’s time to complete your peripheral set-up with an ultimate gaming keyboard.

Roccat Ryos MK Pro – R3,517

The MK Pro comes with multi-colour backlighting with 6 brightness levels, 36 macro keys, a wrist rest, anti-ghosting capabilities, and Talk FX – which translates “on-screen action” into effects you feel on the keyboard.

PC Mag awarded the MK Pro 4.5/5, which, along with the Corsair Vengeance K90 (below), was the highest scoring keyboard we featured.

Roccat Ryos MK Pro

Roccat Ryos MK Pro

Logitech G19S – R2,250

The G19S presents your “crucial game information” on an LCD screen, has backlit keys with 3 brightness levels and 5 different colours, 12 programmable game keys, a detachable palmrest, anti-ghosting for up to 6 simultaneous key inputs, and a 3 year warranty for peace of mind.

PC Mag gave the Logitech 3.5/5, complimenting its switchable profiles.

Logitech G19S

Logitech G19S

SteelSeries Apex - R1,299

The SteelSeries Apex features 22 macro keys, each with four programmable layers, WSAD keys with small bumps on them for quick location, anti-ghosting for up to 20 key inputs, backlighting with 5 different colours zones that can be linked to your macro layers, and a USB hub.

PC Mag awarded the Apex 4/5, praising it all round.

SteelSeries Apex

SteelSeries Apex

Razer Death Stalker Ultimate – R3,053

The Death Stalker, which is the coolest name for a keyboard, ever, possesses a 4-inch LCD track panel, tri-colour backlighting on all keys, anti-ghosting capabilities for up to 10 keys, programmable keys, and a wrist rest.

PC Mag liked the Death Stalker’s customisable user interface, and awarded it 3.5/5

Razer Death Stalker Ultimate

Razer Death Stalker Ultimate

Corsair Vengeance K90 – R1,863

The K90 gives you 18 programmable keys, anti-ghosting for multiple key strokes, an aluminium chassis with backlit keys, a USB port, and a soft-touch wrist pad.

PC Mag awarded the K90 4.5/5 – the tied highest mark of all the keyboards we featured.

Corsair Vengeance K90

Corsair Vengeance K90

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E 7 – R3,999

The S.T.R.I.K.E 7 comes with an LCD touchscreen, Cyborg Gaming Apps, 24 programmable keys, multi-colour backlighting, interchangable WSAD and arrow keys, a 3-part palm rest and two wrist rests, and 2 USB ports to top it all off.

The keyboard is made up of multiple components, which also allows you to position the keyboard’s sections just the way you want them.

PC Mag gave this pricey peripheral 3.5/5, lauding its expansive feature list.

S.T.R.I.K.E 7

S.T.R.I.K.E 7

Any keyboards here get you all hot and bothered? Let us know in the comments and forum.

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