Best Mac Gaming Keyboards in 2020



PICTEK Backlit Keyboard and Mouse Combo, LED Wired Gaming Keyboard, Ergonomic Keyboard, Wrist Rest Keyboard with Efficient Multimedia Keys, Programmable Gaming Mouse for Mac, PC, Laptop Gamers - Black Review:


I would have given it a four-star. But the mouse is just a cheap one you can get at a local dollar tree. Not kidding. The keyboard I do like. I have kids and it makes very little noise. It cheap made but sturdy. That counts for me.

UpDate: The keyBoard is still going. I gave it an extra half star for durability... It has survived and worked despite the two spills. My son so far spilled milk. It cleaned up and the key does not stick. I have dropped my coffee on it. It still works. Now sadly now make a sound. That is really not a problem. Kids are older. I figure out the original problem of getting a new keyboard/mouse. I just switch when the twins are asleep.

Here the thing. The tech guy who came up for another problem very easly installed a much need file. Two thumbs up. Good buy point and click. hello key binds.

The only thing irks me( very little) was never received the replacement of the mouse. That now not a big deal. The keyboard has one good thing drurability. It like the thing refused to die. If anyone has that concern. Thatis is one thing keyboard does not lack. Hope to survive and my hand survives the fun key binds on keyboard experience.

Confused. They sent the exact same mouse(much bigger) and keyboard. Not sure what happen. Wow much, much better. It is like night and day. Better response time for both. The keyboard is way more functionally now. So what happen. Very impressed. They look and seem to be identical. But no longer have teh cheap feel in the mouse.



CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 SE Mechanical RAPIDFIRE Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - PBT Double-Shot Keycaps - Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit Review:


This is for the MK.2 SE. It's gorgeous. The (silver) aluminum surface partially reflects the RGB lighting underneath the key caps. The Corsair software (iCUE) allows for separate profiles that the user can switch between via a dedicated button on the keyboard.

The Cherry MX Speed (silver) switches are nicer than the Cherry Silent (red/pink) switches I used previously (keyboard switches are, of course, personal preference).

The PBT key caps are sturdy and well built. Additionally, it is nice to have an option to use textured WASD key caps, which come included. A key cap pull tool is also included.

The media buttons and volume control work well. The volume dial is easy to rotate and very responsive. The back lighting for the media buttons are also RGB, so they can be set up to blend in or stand out.



Mafiti Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Set, Rainbow Backlit Mechanical Feel Keyboard Colorful Breathing Backlit Gaming Mouse for Working or Gaming Review:


This keyboard and mouse combo is exceptional for daily use.

Most important thing first, I want to make it clear to anyone else looking to buy this keyboard that it is NOT a true mechanical keyboard but it does feel a lot better to type on compared to other membrane keyboards. This is ok for me since the product description did state "mechanical feeling". I have a mechanical keyboard and although it is a joy to type on, it is way too loud for most environment.

As for this keyboard itself, the keys are quiet and the response is great. I feel like I can type as fast on this keyboard a my mechanical keyboard. The lights are cool but note that the colors cannot be changed, every key has its own color. You can change the brightness and turn it on/off/pulsate but that's it.

The mouse is an average mouse. I do like it because it is a low profile mouse so it fits under my desk, on the keyboard slider without the top of my hadn touching the bototm side of my desk. The light on the mouse seems to always pulsate and rotate through different colors. I haven't found a way to turn it off or change it at all. As for performance, it feels like an average mouse. The clicks are good but the dpi is nothing fantastic. However, there's nothing really wrong with the mouse and although I did take a star off for the "gaming" portion of the rating, it is not enough to take off an entire star for the overall product.

Overall, if you want a great keyboard, buy this. The mouse is just an add-on.



Mafiti RK100 3 Color LED Backlit Keyboard. USB Wired Multimedia Keyboard for Gaming,Office Review:


Really nice keyboard, especially when you find it under $15. This is the third brand I've tried in 2 weeks, and it's the clear winner. Touch and key travel is very good, and sound is very quiet. (I've not heard any squeaks that another reviewer complained about.) Illumination is subtle, changeable among 3 colors, and intensity can be set to any of 5 levels (plus off, of course). The keys *are* illuminated -- i.e., the light shines through the keys. All function keys work just as they should. There are flip-down legs in the back to provide a slight angle, and rubber pads to keep it from sliding around. My only (very) minor complaint is the branding sticker: It's too darn large. But that's trivial. Overall, this is an excellent keyboard and an even more excellent value.



Rii RK100+ Gaming Keyboard,USB Wired Multiple Color Ultra-Slim Rainbow LED Backlit Large Size Quiet Ergonomic Design Mechanical Feeling Multimedia Gaming Keyboard Non-Slip for Gaming and Working Review:


If not all keyboards are 'equal to' each other, this was definitely a 'greater than' all other backlit keyboards I have tried on my Linux system. To begin with, several of the others I have tried were designed specifically for Microsoft or Apple devices and any supporting features or "drivers" were only available on those systems. While most would retain the basic functionality of a keyboard, (i.e. you could type the characters on the keyboard into the software of your choice), some would not. My prior keyboard cost well over $40.00 on sale but the led feature was unavailable without enabling it deep in the system through a command line code using XSET. The keyboard would then light up but the numerical keypad was disabled...

There are NO such problems with this keyboard in Linux. Just plug it in and begin using it after your computer boots. (I'm old school I guess, I always plug any input devices prior to booting so I can not attest to it being "hot swappable".)
The keyboard looks great when lit and the characters are easily discernable while not being to large and "garish". The size of the illuminated letters on each key are aesthetically pleasing and in well lit situations does not require a backlight to determine the which character/key you are pressing but are still not quite as clear as a non-lit keyboard with printed characters in high contrast. This effect is the same for all backlit keyboards I have tried so far and appears to me to be the limitations of the current materials available for molding the plastic keycaps in a light dispersing plastic. The optional "breathing" effect is nice but I will seldom use this feature. The "sleep" function I have not yet discovered how to initiate on my system. The accompanying "User Manual" is sparse on any instructions with the exception of a small list of key combinations for using the FN + Function keys, (F1-F12), to control the multimedia functions of most operating systems and how to control the led keyboard itself.
The light function of this keyboard is "onboard" eliminating the necessity of any extra operating system driver or software support.
The keys have a nice tactile feel to them and are positioned well for extended use without discomfort. The board itself, while lightweight, has a substantial feel which leads to an impression of quality surpassing other keyboards I have tried which cost much more.
If you are looking for a well built but inexpensive backlit keyboard, I feel that this is a very safe investment for almost anyone.
There is one more caveat, I am not a gamer so I can not attest to how well this keyboard would function as such. However, if you are firing off a quick email to your mother, or beginning the next great American novel ...



DBPOWER Three Colors Backlit LED Keyboard for Gaming, Office Device Review:


I am going to leave my brief original review at the bottom.
I was contacted by a customer service representative from DBPOWER. The representative was concerned about my experience with the keyboard i purchased and wanted to send me one because of the DOA I sent back. The company appears to be concerned about the brand and we went back and forth through just about 12 emails discussing the keyboard. I was impressed because this is from a brand I had never heard of and at the time of my original purchase, the keyboard didn't have many reviews. So that is awesome.
So here I am typing to you on my new keyboard, and just as I hoped it is everything I need, as well as want, in this keyboard.
I bought it because my first generation Coolermaster Devastator was starting to fail due to being used (and abused) over years of gaming and general usage. I needed a keyboard that had back lighting, membrane switches for a relatively quiet sound, and an enter key layout that was similar. This keyboard satisfied all of those needs. What I wanted in the keyboard was more color options, and I wanted it to look like the keyboards from the old Dell school computers I learned to type on. This keyboard satisfied both of those wants. The keyboard has breathing and light level features, and those are HARDWARE features. I can plug the keyboard into any and use the light features. The downside is the keyboard doesn't appear to remember saved lighting preferences. I have to set the lighting every time. However, that is the same on my coolermaster devastator so not an issue for me. There are 3 colors, red blue and purple, and 5 light brightness settings ,aside from off, for each color.

TL:DR Received broken product. RMA, then customer service sent me a new one. Company wants a good image and happy customers. Keyboard is great for being a basic membrane keyboard with back lighting. I'm happy, and will most likely buy products from this company to fit my needs in future.

Original 3 star review.
DOA
Return process was painless.



Rii RK100 Gaming Keyboard,USB Wired 3 Colors LED Backlit Ultra-Slim Large Size Quiet Ergonomic Design Mechanical Feeling Multimedia Keyboard Non-Slip For working or prime gaming Review:


I recently bought this keyboard and here are my thoughts on it:
Pros:
1. The keys have a really nice sound and feel to them and they aren't too loud.
2. I like that the keys are raised so dirt and hair can't buildup as easily and it makes it easier to blow out and clean.
3. The construction seems nice and solid.
4. It looks really nice and it has an optional pulse light effect settings and brightness settings plus off setting.
5. The edge of the keyboard is lit and it creates a beautiful ambient glow on my desk which is a main reason why I bought this.
6. It doesn't cost much.
7. Good anti ghosting features for gaming and what not.
8. The grips on the bottom are really grippy.
9. It's a pretty keyboard which is good in my book. It stays in place.
10. Silver plated usb and it has decent shielding w/ ring for whatever that matters.

Cons:
1. The brightness isn't too great. I think the max brightness should be at least double what it is. Although it should be adequate for most people, I fear after months or a year of use, the leds will dim and become useless for typing.
2. The lighting isn't even around the edge of the keyboard, for example, specifically the blue leds along the bottom edge are very dim to the human eye compared to the red and purple along the bottom, although taking a picture can't prove this. Plus the top and side edges are nice and bright while the bottom edge is about only half the brightness as the top.
3. The leds for caps lock, num lock, etc are an extremely annoying bright green. These should be a less bright blue or purple to match the keyboard color scheme. Also because of this they didn't add blue or purple leds to the top right edge which is annoying and that takes away from the ambient glow effect this keyboard creates which also means the colors displayed in the pictures on amazon are not correct.
4. The cord is more on the flimsy side but it's not too bad and that doesn't necessarily mean it's of bad quality or weak and that may just be because it's braided. In my experience, braided cords don't last long.
5. The edges are mainly lit with red and blue and some purple with very smal/l hints of other color unlike what they show in the photos.

Conclusion: Overall, for the price I paid (about $22), this is a really solid and nice looking keyboard so I give it 4 stars. I recommend it.



Redragon K502 RGB Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Backlit Illuminated 104 Key Silent Keyboard with Wrist Rest for Windows PC Games (RGB Backlit) Review:


I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the other expensive gaming keyboards I see all the time and I found this one after I made a purchase of the Redragon Perdition gaming mouse(which is great btw). I really took a chance with this keyboard because it had no reviews when I bought it so I do not wish to be too critical on it, especially since it is only $30.

The Back-lighting- The back lighting on this keyboard is very good. It is my first backlit keyboard and can say they did a great job on this end. There are 7 colors(as the info on the product says): Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Light blue(like a Cyan shade), Purple, and white. You can switch between all of them very easily at the press of a button, change their brightness level, turn them off completely or have the keyboard pulse through each color. 5/5 in this department.

Features- This keyboard came with a few features that are worth noting:
1)You can lock the Windows key so that you don't accidentally press it while gaming,

2) the option to switch the functions of the arrow keys with WASD, so if you prefer to have your WASD where the arrows keys are placed then this is useful,

3) a response speed option, basically you hit the function button and the Q key which has little fast forward arrows (>>) it works well enough as it clearly speeds up the response time of the keys while you are typing or holding a key, but i noticed it is not compatible with every game. An example of this when I was playing Terraria and I would hold down the D key to move right, but I would move a few feet and then stop, then move, then stop, etc. so it's not perfect.

4) The media keys. I am not going to list all of them, but you have what you would expect, like volume controls and music controls. They work, not much more I can say about them.

5) The wrist rest built into the keyboard is nice and give you plenty of room to rest your wrists.

The keys/layout- The keys themselves are set up like a laptop, so "chiclet" style with a nice rough texture that makes them easier to grip and have slight spaces between them. I generally prefer this type of keyboard, but this is actually where the negative parts of the keyboard come in...

It is actually kind of difficult to tell if you are actually pushing the keys down since they have very little springback or the like. I mean my laptop has a satisfying click when I hit the keys and are not hard to press at all. In fact, as I am typing this review I am growing increasingly annoyed by how cheap the keys feel to press. Especially the spacebar, the spacebar is the worst key on the whole keyboard as it is the most difficult to press and sometimes doesn't even depress at all thus is will not register thatIam(I am leaving this typo because this is a problem that is more than a little annoying) actually hitting the spacebar at all (this could be a problem I am having with just my keyboard). But I digress, the keyboard is only $30 after all.

Onto the layout. If you can't tell from the pictures, the keys are set up just a little different than normal, namely the enter key, because it is shaped like an "upside-down L."

I will conclude with a list of pros and cons for those that don't wish to read the entire review:

Pros:
-It's $30
-Back-lighting is great, with several color options
-Built-in wrist rest
-Braided cord prevents tangling and has velcro for cable management
-Good key-grip

Cons:
-Keyboard layout takes some time to get used to
-Keys feel cheap and are difficult to press

All in all, I am not disappointed with this purchase, like I said, I took a chance and I didn't expect the highest quality for $30. Really the only fault I can say I found with this keyboard is the quality of the keys themselves, while it doesn't make the keyboard unusable, the keys could do with improvement.