8 Best Budget Gaming Keyboards 2021

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So, you’re looking for new budget gaming keyboards in 2021. Look no further because I’ve laid out a few of the best budget gaming keyboards that’s under $50. Continue reading and hopefully something you see would catch your eye. I know, I wouldn’t want to be without my trusted gaming buddy either. So, without further ado let’s get to it:

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8 Best Budget Gaming Keyboards Under $50

SteelSeries Apex 3 RGB Gaming Keyboard

The Apex 3 is a brilliant gaming keyboard that gives you comfort, peace and lights up your game day with customizable RGB illumination all the way.

It uses what SteelSeries calls “Whisper Quiet Gaming Switches” which is low friction switches giving you the peace and quiet needed for either gaming or typing. Durability of the keys is not a problem either as the keyboard could bring you up to 20 million keypresses more or less. You’ll also find that this keyboard would allow you to control the volume of your PC with volume controls. At the bottom of it you’ll see it includes a magnetic wrist rest that would support those tired wrists after a long day of intense gaming.

Oh, if you’re worried about spilling, worry no more because the keyboard can handle a minor spill here and there so chock another one up for durability. The rating of its water resistance is IP32 by the way.

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard

The Razer Cynosa Chrome might be just what a gamer needs. This keyboard with its spill resistant design has soft cushioned backlit keys which are all programmable and would allow for simultaneous ten commands along with its key rollover anti-ghosting. Due to the Razer Hypershift technology all keys could be remapped to execute different commands, even the more complex ones. The keys are durable enough to last up to 80 million presses too.

The keys have support for 16.8 million colors so that should be fun. Another fun feature that this keyboard has is that it could sync with other Razer hardware and a few other products such as Philps Hue products and more.

HyperX Alloy Core RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboard

The HyperX Alloy Core RGB keyboard and its smooth lighting effects coupled with HyperX’s signature light bar brings about a great look for a budget gaming keyboard.

The lighting has six different effects and three brightness levels for when you feel you need to change a few things to your liking. The keyboard also allows you to customize 5 different zones on it to match the color to your preference.

With keys that give off a tactile feel but are tuned to be quiet, you’ll find it’s quite nice and silent to type. To add, the keys have anti-ghosting and key rollover functions as well.

What’s more is that with its media controls, quick-access buttons and keyboard lock everything feels much simpler. The quick access buttons allow you to control the lighting and game mode while the keyboard lock allows you to lock your keyboard for those short AFK (Away from Keyboard) moments.

Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

This budget keyboard comes with a gaming mouse to boot, score! With seven different RGB lighting modes and effects, four backlight brightness levels and an adjustable breathing speed, this set allows you to customize it quite well. The keyboard itself has been designed to be ergonomic with its included wrist rest. It makes it all the more wonderful to use.

The keyboard has twenty-five conflict free keys with n-key rollover functionality, ten dedicated multimedia keys, twelve additional FN+ multimedia keys. Combine that with the rest of the keys and you’d have reached a total of a hundred and fourteen keys. The keys are silent and durable providing tactile feedback as you type.

The mouse is an ergonomic RED backlit gaming mouse that has an adjustable DPI up to 3200 DPI (800/1600/2400/3200DPI) with a 30G acceleration and 8-piece weight tuning set. Including 6 buttons, of which 5 are programmable. The mouse also features a high-precision sensor which brings pinpoint accuracy along with it.

With its grade micro switches the mouse has greater durability and responsiveness to provide you with a better gaming experience.

Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard

This wonderful keyboard has dynamic three-zone RGB backlighting which allows you to customize its colors with both static and dynamic modes.

The way it’s designed brings about comfort, convenience and style. If you want to start with comfort then know this keyboard has a soft rubber palm rest which is detachable too.

For convenience this keyboard has six dedicated fully programmable macro keys which could be changed to map your gaming needs. Mixed with anti-ghosting and selective key rollover your inputs would register even if multiple keys are pressed simultaneously.

Other features: There are media and volume controls and a windows lock mode key that allow for uninterrupted gaming. Lastly it has special streaming commands which you could program through its Elgato Stream deck software.

SteelSeries Apex 100 Gaming Keyboards

What you might not see with this one is RGB lighting but for its affordable price are we really complaining? It does however come with blue LED backlighting, ultra-fast reaction times and silent keys mixed with a tactile feel. The quick tension switches give you a feeling close to that of a mechanical switch too.

Oh, it is splash resistant if you’re wondering and would see you through at least 20-million clicks or so.

Redragon K512 Shiva RGB Backlit Membrane Gaming Keyboard

Maybe it’s just me but this ergonomically designed Redragon keyboard is just great to look at and for that price? Well, I know what I want for Christmas… maybe. Anyway, this one also has a detachable wrist rest which is connected by magnets allowing you to detach it easily for whatever reason.

It has dynamic RGB backlighting with seven pre-set backlight patterns and six customized modes.

Six programmable macro keys, twenty-six anti-ghosting keys and dedicated media controls each bring their own piece to the pie. The six macro keys can record macros without any additional software, the anti-ghost keys allow twenty-six keys to work simultaneously and the media controls allow you to control your music without exiting your gaming session.

Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

With this mechanical gaming keyboard, you’d get rainbow RGB backlighting and nineteen different lighting effects and game modes. There are six colors with an adjustable brightness level.

Besides the fancy lighting the keyboard also has been ergonomically designed and is splash proof. This steel series mechanical keyboard with plate-mounted keys and switches allows the keys to handle intense gaming or should I say button mashing session more easily.

The switches are equivalent to the cherry mx red which allow quiet clicking and typing. The keys also have anti-ghosting functionalities as well and eighty-seven of them are conflict free. You’d also come across the twelve multimedia keys for easier media control.

End of the best budget gaming keyboards list…

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So, with that hopefully you’ve found a wonderful gaming keyboard that suits both your budget and your style.

Oh, if you’d like to know more about gaming on a PC, want to build a new gaming beast or know someone who would like to get started in PC gaming then head on over to this link:

Gaming on A PC. What You Need to Know to Get Started

That’s all just thought I’d help somehow. See you guys and gals in the next post. Have a lovely day. (^-^)/

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