Top Computer Keyboards

What are the top ten computer keyboards for 2020? There are a lot of opinions out there but I’m going to break down the best keyboards for business professionals and online web surfers.

I will state right up front that I am not looking for or have any intention of ranking the best gaming keyboards. Those fall into a different category.

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What Makes Great Computer Keyboards?

In this new age of computers and connectability with everyone seemingly having access to a laptop and smart phone, maybe it’s time to consider what you use more than anything else when you are on the computer. It’s your keyboard. So, what makes a great computer keyboard?

  • Connectivity – Many keyboards can connect wirelessly and will connect to more than one device like your smart phone and tablet. If you are on the go and are always connecting to the internet than this may be high on your list of wants or needs.
  • Portability – This is really important to many people today. Is your keyboard lightweight, thin, does it fold up?
  • Comfort – How comfortable is your body position and the keyboard and will you start feeling the strain of typing after several hours.
  • Key Switches – Did you know there are three main type of key switches? Each one has their place.
    • Silicone Dome
    • Scissor Switches
    • Mechanical Switches
  • Backlighting – Do you work in low light or at night? Make sure your keyboard is backlit.
  • Gaming – Gaming keyboards are a huge market and everyone seems to want the latest cool, multicolored, programmable keys with great sensitivity and durability.

These are some of the things to consider when looking for the right keyboard.

Here are the Top Ten Computer Keyboards

Please allow me this disclaimer.

There are many types of keyboards and many users with different needs so this is my opinion as to the top keyboards on the market. I am an engineer that spends a lot of time designing highways, creating my own websites and occasionally joining in an online game. I am not looking for anything that is solely portable or for gaming. I need comfort, durability and a keyboard that can meet my demands as I transition from work to my own online business, and then to play games occasionally.

Here is my top ten computer keyboard list. It is not ranked in any way other than the ones near the top showed up more on product reviews and customer reviews than the others.

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Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – Logitech FLOW Cross-Computer Control Compatible
1,246 Reviews
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – Logitech FLOW Cross-Computer Control Compatible
  • Multi-device wireless keyboard: Beautiful type-on-everything keyboard with easy switching between three devices, including any computer, tablet and smartphone
  • Logitech FLOW cross-computer typing: Use as a regular keyboard or combine with a compatible Logitech FLOW mouse (sold separately) to type, copy, paste and move files seamlessly between computers
  • Comfortable typing: Full size, fully equipped keyboard with large, quiet keys and convenient number pad
  • Integrated phone and tablet stand: Holds your devices at the perfect angle to type and read
  • Wide compatibility: Windows 8 or later , Mac OS X 10.10 or later , iOS 5 or later , Android 5.0 or later Chrome OS
  • OS Adaptive: Automatically recognizes each device and maps keys to give you a familiar layout, including hotkeys and shortcuts
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Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 6x Programmable Macro Keys - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit - Aluminum Finish
691 Reviews
Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 6x Programmable Macro Keys - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit - Aluminum Finish
  • Aircraft grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Built to withstand a lifetime of gaming. Lightweight and rugged durability, necessary for a keyboard that's going to see a lot of action
  • 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback: Allow access up to three stored profiles on the go, independent of external software. Wrist Rest: Full length, detachable, dual sided with soft touch finish. The keyboard report rate is 1000 Hz
  • Dynamic multicolor per key backlighting with Light Edge: Adjust each key's color and illumination level in addition to 19 zones on the top edge light bar for sophisticated and dramatic animations
  • 100% CHERRY MX Speed RGB mechanical key switches: Unleash blistering speed with the 1.2mm actuation and durability of gold contact CHERRY MX mechanical key switches. PC with 2 USB 2.0 ports Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista An internet connection is required to download the Corsair Utility Engine software
  • 6 programmable G keys for in game macros: Assign single keystrokes or complex multi key combos to any of the 6 dedicated macro keys
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Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Wireless, Rechargable) (US English) - Silver
1,224 Reviews
Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Wireless, Rechargable) (US English) - Silver
  • Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an extended layout, with document navigation controls for quick scrolling and full size arrow keys for gaming
  • A scissor mechanism beneath each key allows for increased stability, while optimized key travel and a low profile provide a comfortable and precise typing experience.
  • The numeric keypad is also great for spreadsheets and finance applications.
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android Devices, and Windows Tablet:International QWERTY Layout
62 Reviews
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android Devices, and Windows Tablet:International QWERTY Layout
  • ITALIAN KEYBOARD LAYOUT Supports English and any other language preferences: The Universal Foldable Keyboard was designed to work with iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows tablets, and Windows Phone
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight: Only 5mm thin, the innovative, foldable design easily fits into a purse, bag, or pocket.
  • Bluetooth Smart: Clutter-free and reliable experience utilizing the latest in Bluetooth 4.0 technology, consuming less power.
  • Easy on/Easy off: Open the keyboard to connect to your tablet or smartphone. Simply close the keyboard to shut it down.
  • Full-size keyset: The full-size keyset provides fast, accurate typing. Spill-resistant design: Water repellent keyset and fabric helps protect against accidents. Rechargeable battery: The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to three months of usage on a single charge.
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CORSAIR Strafe RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough - Linear and Quiet - Cherry MX Red Switch - RGB LED Backlit
917 Reviews
CORSAIR Strafe RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough - Linear and Quiet - Cherry MX Red Switch - RGB LED Backlit
  • CHERRY MX RGB mechanical key switches with gold contacts deliver the ultimate performance and competitive advantage of mechanical keys
  • 8MB Onboard profile storage with lighting and hardware macro playback to take your gaming profiles with you
  • Per-key RGB backlighting deliver dynamic and vibrant lighting effects with virtually unlimited customization
  • Dedicated multimedia and volume controls to adjust your audio without interrupting your game
  • USB pass-through port provides convenient access to an additional USB port for your mouse or headset
  • CORSAIR iCUE software enables vivid dynamic lighting control, sophisticated macro programming and full-system lighting synchronization across compatible CORSAIR peripherals, coolers, fans and more
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard - Clicky
1,688 Reviews
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard - Clicky
  • Cherry MX Blue clicky mechanical key switches with Gold contacts and for an unmatched typing experience
  • rugged construction to withstand 50+ million keystrokes with aluminum top panel
  • two port USB 3.0 Super speed hub 5 GB/s; 10x the speed of USB 2.0
  • oversized volume knob, dedicated media controls and instant sleep button
  • laser etched key inscriptions with Bumps on the F and J keys.Firmware updatable.Elevated height: 1.2 inches
  • FULL N-key rollover with anti-ghosting
Das Keyboard DKP13-PRMXT00-US Prime 13 Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard - White LED Backlit Soft Tactile
114 Reviews
Das Keyboard DKP13-PRMXT00-US Prime 13 Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard - White LED Backlit Soft Tactile
  • Cherry MX brown mechanical key switches with gold contacts for a soft tactile feel and an unmatched typing experience
  • Robust construction to withstand 50+ million keystrokes
  • White LED backlighting
  • USB 2. 0 pass-through
  • Media controls via function keys (quick access Media controls)
  • Full N-key rollover: with anti-ghosting
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 (Compact, Charcoal, Printed Keycaps, 45G)
132 Reviews
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 (Compact, Charcoal, Printed Keycaps, 45G)
  • Topre capacitive switches provide best-in-class precision and efficiency, requiring only a gentle press to register a keystroke
  • Compact, near-symmetrical design condenses a standard keyboard to only 60 keys. Use key combos for a faster typing experience
  • Contoured frame and keys allow for smooth movement across keys, reducing hand and finger fatigue.
  • Keys are made with top grade PBT, and printed using dye sublimation so legends will never wear off
  • Dip switches allow users to assign different functions to keys.
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Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 – Black – works with Windows  and Mac Computers, Android and iOS Tablets and Smartphones
5,742 Reviews
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 – Black – works with Windows and Mac Computers, Android and iOS Tablets and Smartphones
  • Type-on-anything universal keyboard
  • Switch easily between devices
  • Type in comfort Multi-platform and cross-platform
  • Please refer to compatbility information present below
  • keyboard for your computer - that also works with your smartphone or tablet.Bluetooth range: up to 10 m (33 ft)
  • Just turn the Easy-Switch dial to switch typing between 3 connected Bluetooth wireless devices
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Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Yellow Mechanical Switches - Linear & Silent - Chroma RGB Lighting - Magnetic Wrist Rest - Dedicated Media Keys & Dial - USB Passthrough
1,033 Reviews
Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Yellow Mechanical Switches - Linear & Silent - Chroma RGB Lighting - Magnetic Wrist Rest - Dedicated Media Keys & Dial - USB Passthrough
  • The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Keyboards, Mice, PC Headset/Pc Microphone, Gaming Designed, based on dollar sales, Jan. 2017- Dec. 2019
  • Quickest Mechanical Switch for Gaming: Razer Yellow switch technology beats competitor, legacy "speed" keys in actuation distance by up to 20%, requiring 45 G of force; ideal for fast-paced gaming requiring high-speed key presses
  • Ultimate Personalization & Gaming Immersion with Razer Chroma: Fully syncs with popular games, Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners; supports 16.8 million colors on individually backlit keys
  • Fully Programmable Macros: Razer Hypershift allows for all keys and keypress combinations to be remapped to execute complex commands
  • Ergonomic, Magnetic Wrist Rest: Made of plush leatherette to maximize comfort over extended gaming sessions
  • Durable Construction: Supports up to 80 million clicks; made of military-grade metal top plate

My Final Thoughts

This was another eye-opening research project. I thought I had a great keyboard and all I needed to do was walk into any office supply store and pick out a cheap keyboard and I would be off to the races. That is true but there is so much more out there in the way of keyboards that can improve your typing experience and can also help relax your arms, hands and even help alleviate some physical problems associated with long hours of typing.

So, stop before you run off to that electronics store and see what other options are available to you. Start right here with this review and end up with a new keyboard that will make you wonder why you used that old cheap keyboard for so long.

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SaleBestseller No. 1
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Keyboard and Mouse Included, 2.4GHz Dropout-Free Connection, Long Battery Life (Frustration-Free Packaging)
19,170 Reviews
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Keyboard and Mouse Included, 2.4GHz Dropout-Free Connection, Long Battery Life (Frustration-Free Packaging)
  • Work for longer with long battery life: Basic AA and AAA batteries are included with the keyboard and mouse
  • Keyboard and mouse combo: The Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo includes a full size keyboard and a precision mouse so you can work comfortably away from your computer
  • Easy storage: The MK270 includes a plug and forget receiver that cleverly stores inside your mouse for safekeeping.
  • Drop out connectivity: The 2.4 GigaHertz signal ensures you have a strong and reliable connection, so you will never have to suffer through dropouts
  • Programmable hotkeys to boost productivity: Automatically access frequently used applications by programming them to the 8 available hotkeys
  • Note: The USB toggle is located in the storage compartment of the mouse
Bestseller No. 2
Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo, RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Multimedia Keys, Wrist Rest, PLUS RED LED Gaming Mouse with 3200 DPI for Windows PC Gamers – (Black)
5,148 Reviews
Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo, RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Multimedia Keys, Wrist Rest, PLUS RED LED Gaming Mouse with 3200 DPI for Windows PC Gamers – (Black)
  • PC GAMING KEYBOARD AND GAMING MOUSE COMBO: Includes Redragon RGB Backlit Computer Gaming Keyboard and RGB Backlit Gaming Mouse. ALL-IN-ONE PC GAMER VALUE KIT, Fantastic for Gamers (New Improved Version)
  • RGB BACKLIT GAMING KEYBOARD; 7 different RGB Lighting modes & effects, 4 backlight brightness levels, adjustable breathing speed. The keycaps offering clear uniform backlighting WIN key can be disabled for gaming. The PC Gaming Keyboard has been ergonomically designed to be a superb typing tool for office work as well. The gaming Keyboard is built to withstand the average liquid spill. The integrated wrist rest gives you the comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions
  • MULTI MEDIA & ANTI GHOSTING; The Gaming Keyboard has 25 conflict free (n-Key Rollover) 10 Dedicated Multimedia keys plus 12 additional FN+ Multimedia keys (Total 114 keys). Keys are quiet, designed for longevity, durability delivering precise tactile feedback. Comes with Full numeric keypad and a gold-plated corrosion free USB connector for a reliable connection and ultimate Gaming performance
  • WIRED GAMING MOUSE; Ergonomic Redragon RED Backlit Gaming Mouse up to 3200 DPI (user adjustable 800/1600/2400/3200 DPI), 30G acceleration and Weight Tuning set. Total 6 Buttons of which 5 are programmable. The High-Precision Sensor delivers Pinpoint Accuracy while the Gaming Grade Micro Switches ensure longevity, greater durability and extreme responsiveness, giving you an even greater edge over your competition
  • PC GAMING KEYBOARD AND GAMING MOUSE COMPATIBILITY: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Limited Mac OS keyboard support. Works well with all major Computers Brands and Gaming PCs MSI, Dell, Corsair, Alienware, Razer, Asus and others

27 thoughts on “Top Computer Keyboards”

  1. I found your post helpful and informative. I purchased a cheap laptop recently and have not been impressed with its keyboard functioning so your post is right on time. The three keyboard features that appeal to me most are portability, comfort and backlighting. Of the keyboards that you reviewed I like the Logitech K780 the best. I like the feature of being able to link up to three devices. I am always switching between multiple sources from my iphone to my laptop to our mac. Great food for thought!

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    • Hey Stacy, I’m glad you found something you liked in the list. The Logitech K780 is a great keyboard and you’re right about the multi-device options. That is becoming more important these days.

      What do yo think about the base being able to hold your smartphone or tablet? Do you think that is also something that you would use a lot?

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  2. Hello Rick, great product review on the keyboards. I happen to own an ipad, and I would love to purchase the Logitech K480 since it is compatible with it. This would make typing on my ipad a whole lot easier. Thanks again, and keep up the great work!!!

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    • You are the second person that has commented on the Logitech K480. The compatibility is becoming a big deal these days with our multiple devices.

      Thank you for stopping by and letting me know what one you are interested in.

      Reply

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