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The Escapist Staff | 17 Dec 2014 13:30
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Best Gaming Keyboard of 2014 Nominees

Note: To qualify for this award, the product must have initially released in 2014, or had a new version release in 2014.

Vengeance

Vengeance K70 RGB


Manufactured by Corsair
Vengeance K70 RGB product pageimage


A mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX switches and 16.8 million color customizable per-key illumination, a detachable wrist rest, and full-key rollover, the K70 RGB also enables you to assign macros to any key.

BlackWidow Chroma


Manufactured by Razer
Razer BlackWidow Chroma product pageimage


This iteration of Razer's famous BlackWidow mechanical keyboard features all new Razer mechanical switches said to last 20 percent longer than standard Cherry MX switches, as well as 16.8 million color customizable backlighting. It has 10-key rollover, and every key - plus its five macro keys - is fully programmable and remappable.

Keyboard Ryos TKL Pro

Ryos TKL Pro


Manufactured by ROCCAT
ROCCAT RYOS TKL Pro product pageimage


A 10-keyless mechanical keyboard with customizable per-key illumination, Cherry MX switches, N-key rollover, and a built-in wrist rest, the Ryos TKL Pro takes ROCCAT's winning Ryos MK Pro and turns it into a slim-profiled keyboard.

G910 Orion Spark


Manufactured by Logitech
Logitech G910 Orion Spark product pageimage


Logitech Orion Spark

The Orion Spark is a mechanical keyboard built with new Logitech-exclusive Romer-G switches that claim 25 percent faster actuation than competing switches. 16.8 million color customizable per-key illumination, nine programmable macro buttons, and a smart dock that allows you to use your phone or tablet as a display screen round out its features.

Excerpt from Greg Tito's review:

The lack of a native display may put some folks off, but it really doesn't impact how great a gaming interface the Orion Spark keyboard really is. All of the features of the keys' design, the mechanical switches, the lighting and the software support add up to a peripheral that really improves your gaming experience.

If you can afford it, have been thinking about upgrading your keyboard, and don't need a screen, the Orion Spark is worth considering.

QuickFire Rapid-i


Manufactured by Cooler Master
Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i product pageimage


This 10-keyless mechanical keyboard features white LED backlighting with per-key illumination and responsive lighting effects upon keystrokes. Cherry MX switches, a detachable braided cable with micro-USB connector, and N-key rollover round out its features.

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