As gamers, it is satisfying when all the hardware devices we use are appealing aesthetically and the performance meets the needs of our games. Keyboards are one of these devices which play a big role in our gaming lives equipping us for enjoyment and competition. When budget is low yet we want a decent gaming keyboard with reasonable price it is difficult to decide what to go for. So here we will be talking about 5 gaming keyboards that are under the price range of $100 which might help you make a decision.
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016:
The BlackWidow Ultimate uses Razer Green switches. It has a neon green backlight making it aesthetically pleasing. This light can be modified by changing its brightness or the different patterns like ripples or waves. The keyboard is durable and its lifespan is 80 million key strokes compared to the standard 50 million key strokes. Users can create profiles and link them to their games and also record macros. Compared to its predecessor, a row of macro keys have been removed in this version.
SteelSeries Apex M500:
The SteelSeries Apex M500 is a looks like a standard keyboard which has a 104-key ANSI layout. It is a mechanical gaming keyboard which is black in colour with a blue backlight. The backlight’s brightness and effects can be modified. It also has Cherry MX Red switches. A notable feature is the cable management system which lets users know whether you need to send the cable right, left or center so that it won't get tangled on anything. There are grooves at the bottom of the keyboard to support this
Turtle Beach Impact 100:
In terms of looks, it resembles a standard keyboard but with red illumination on the sides. Its design is simple and it has a light weight. This keyboard is a membrane gaming keyboard and functions like a mechanical keyboard. The keyboard can be used without installing any software. Gaming mode can be enabled easily. The Turtle Beach Impact 100 functions impressively for a $50 gaming keyboard.
Razer DeathStalker Expert:
The Razer DeathStalker Expert is said to be one of the best gaming keyboards under $100. Its long life has been a feature it has been getting compliments for. The keyboard has slim chiclet keychats of 2mm. Another feature is that in the gaming mode, you can use all your 10 fingers to press the keys simultaneously. It also has basic features of gaming keyboards like anti ghosting and macro recording. The keyboard has a green back light and users can choose between three shades of green.
Users can set up individual profiles, give them titles, set parameters for the gaming modes and save it. It runs on the Razer Synapse 2.0 software.
AZIO MGK 1:
AZIO MGK 1 is another affordable mechanical gaming keyboard. It is a sleek and modern looking keyboard having mechanical keys with Kailh Blue switches. It also has a white backlight and its brightness can be adjusted. It also has Hot Keys for browser, email, the calculator, media player and multi media keys. The keyboard is light and does not occupy a large space.