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Best Wireless Gaming Keyboards

Every gamer, whether they consider themselves serious or amateur, has a different preference and set of expectations that they have for keyboards that complement their gaming rigs at home.

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Whether your demands are simple, require excellence with regards to smoothness and responsiveness, or work towards a more comfortable gaming experience, having the correct combination of keyboard and mouse can make all the difference to the way you play.mad catz top wireless gaming keyboard

I have personally been through quite a number of components, some of them not meeting my expectations while making the process of gaming downright unpleasant; while others have given me unprecedented control and functionality with regards to input.

So, if you are in the market for finding a wireless gaming keyboard that best suits your gaming needs, here are some of the top-rated products available for purchase right now, so that you don’t have to work through the expense and hassle of buying and testing products until you find the one that is right for you.

 

Here is our list of best wireless gaming keyboards

 

Logitech S520 Cordless Desktop Keyboard

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The Logitech S520 Cordless Desktop Keyboard and Laser Mouse is affordable, compact and functional.

Programmable keys allow you to personalise your keyboards additional functionality to best suit your needs while one-touch buttons allow for quick access to music, internet and other features.

A battery life indicator makes sure that you are never surprised by a dead keyboard, and the mouse’s laser tracking makes it usable on just about any surface.

There is an issue with key-ghosting, however, and the problem seems to slowly worsen over time with extended use, particularly in the keyboard region of the ‘o’ ‘p’ ‘[‘ and ‘]’ keys; but for an all-round keyboard it is a good fit, so long as you don’t plan on button bashing through your favourite games.

Pros
  • Inexpensive for a good quality wireless set
  • Keyboard is thin enough to slip into a bag for extra productivity on the go
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable to type on
Cons
  • Keyboard wristrest makes keyboard bigger
  • Wireless transceiver is awkwardly shaped and far bigger than necessary
  • Included SetPoint software can be very buggy

 

Gyration Wireless Air Mouse Go and Wireless Keyboard

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The Gyration Wireless Air Mouse GO Plus with Full Sized Wireless Keyboard provides functionality for ambidextrous use, a compact design and a wireless 2.4GHz range of around 100 feet.

The keyboard makes use of 15 hotkeys for quick access to mail, internet and media sources and a detachable wrist rest.

However, the mouse requires almost daily charging while key-ghosting on the keyboard is often also a problem, even with quick typing, which may prove mildly frustrating for gamers and workers alike.

Pros
  • Keyboard and mouse bundle
  • Ambidextrous design
  • 3 assignable buttons for customer control of application commands
Cons
  • Might cost a lot if you’re on a budget
  • If you type fast, it will not register all keystrokes

 

Logitech Performance Combo

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The Logitech Performance Combo MX800 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse is the perfect combination of functionality, beauty and reliability that gamers rely on for smooth and unobstructed play.

With low-light and intelligently illuminated keys, a precision tracking Darkfield gaming mouse and unifying receiver, it is an easy, comfortable and practical addition to your rig.

Cons with regards to this product include a short battery life on the mouse (although the keyboard only needs charging every few weeks), and its compact design often make it difficult to find the keys comfortably.

But with a little getting used to and some rechargeable batteries, these problems are easily dealt with.

Pros
  • Compact, effective design
  • Backlit keys
  • Virtually soundless typing
Cons
  • Might cost a lot if you’re on a budget
  • Short battery life

 

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050

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The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 keyboard and mouse combo is more suited to general PC usage than for gaming, mostly because of its ergonomic design and very compact mouse.

While the keyboard’s layout encourages correct wrist positioning, the tiny mouse may lead to severe discomfort especially after hours of use.

Although the mouse does boast the inclusion of Microsoft BlueTrack Technology which is highly advanced, it seems wasted on what is essentially a very basic mouse which has no place in the gaming world.

Pros
  • Keyboard is comfortable to use
  • Slim. Ergonomic
  • Ambidextrous mouse
Cons
  • No “Lock” indicator lights
  • Not exactly plug and play

 

Logitech K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard

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Forget relying on combinations of mice and keyboards that are good value for money. If you are looking for a keyboard that will transform the way you game, then you may find that using the Logitech K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard in conjunction with your own gaming mouse an excellent option.

Its curved layout is both comfortable and beautiful, and it boasts a battery life of over 2 million keystrokes (around 3 years) and is operated with a convenient wireless receiver.

Perhaps the only con to this product is that it doesn’t include a mouse, however, if you use it in conjunction with most Logitech wireless gaming mice, pairing both of the items up to a single receiver can be done easily enough.

Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Curve layout
  • Cushioned palm rest
Cons
  • Keyboard letters wear off
  • Keys often stick on the way down

 

Razer Turret Gaming Mouse and Lapboard

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Perhaps the biggest benefit to buying the Razer Turret Living Room Gaming Mouse and Lapboard lies in its power to bring your gaming experience to your living room.

If you’re tired of isolating your gaming time to the computer room, or have your rig set up as part of your living room’s entertainment environment, the Razer Turret Combo makes PC gaming and media viewing from your sofa as comfortable an experience as you’ve always wished it could be.

It is ergonomic and incredibly slim since it has been designed to fit snuggly on your lap as you play from the couch, while foldable hinges ensure that it can be docked seamlessly so as to blend in with the room when it is not in use.

Perhaps the only cons to this product include its tendency to switch off when it is idle. This may save battery power but can be frustrating if you forget about it. The hinges on the product also seem a little flimsy, but so far I have experienced no problems with it breaking

Pros
  • Awesome charging dock
  • Comfortable to use
  • Innovative design
Cons
  • Keyboard is not backlit
  • Cost a lot if you’re on a budget
  • Chiclet keys not ideal for gaming

 

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.M Wireless Keyboard

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If you’re a gamer on the go, need something extremely compact, or need a keyboard and mouse that offers almost complete-universal cross-platform functionality, then the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.M Wireless Keyboard will provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.

This two in one mouse/keyboard combination is perfectly geared to those who want to transform their smart TV, mobile devices, PC or Mac into a fully functional media station, though as far as classic gaming is concerned, may be a little limited (without the addition of paired Bluetooth devices).

However, if you are using it in conjunction with a gaming mouse (either paired or not), players would almost certainly appreciate its many functional and novel aspects.

Its strongest point is that it is extremely lightweight (weighing in at around 190 grams) and is powered by rechargeable batteries which offer around 45 hours of mobile energy. It can be paired with up to four different Bluetooth devices using a dedicated Bluetooth Button to easily establish connections between them.

The inbuilt tracking pad does make it a little difficult to play standard PC games which require fast paced and accurate mouse movements, but this can be addressed easily enough by pairing up a mouse with the keyboard.

Pros
  • Small and stylish
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Comes with case and tablet stand
Cons
  • Small Keyboard
  • cramped keys are uncomfortable
  • Awkward for iOS users

 

Generic Multimedia Wireless Pro Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

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In general, Generic Multimedia describes products that offer fairly basic functionality at an affordable rate, and that is a perfect way to describe the Wireless Pro Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo.
Sure, this package looks sleek, and the combination of blacks and reds (or blues) make it seem the perfect fit for a hardcore gaming rig, but that is not necessarily where its strong points lie.

With a standard addition of multimedia keys, a six-button mouse with two DPI functions, laser mouse tracking and a waterproof structure, this combo looks ideal for gamers on paper, but doesn’t seem to bring any benefits with regards to gaming performance to your desktop.

Firstly, it has a somewhat weak battery life and ghosting is often an issue with this product, meaning it may get a little frustrating for hardcore gamers.

If, however, you are looking for the ideal inputs for general surfing, typing and computer use, this aesthetically pleasing and moderately functional combination might be exactly what you need, especially if you suddenly need to replace your current setup without spending too much money.

Pros
  • 19 keys with no breakthrough
  • 10 Combination of Multimedia Keys
  • The unique waterproof structure
Cons
  • Sometimes keyboard won’t register all keystrokes
  • Low quality material

 

IOGEAR Kaliber Wireless Gaming Keyboard

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When fitted to the right rig, the Kaliber gaming wireless mouse and keyboard will transform your PC into an epic media station, and of course, is perfect for gamers looking for superior performance. With around 33ft of reach, this combination’ 2.4 GHz wireless connection makes orientation a cinch, providing you with exceptional comfort and reach.

The keyboard itself is designed with gaming in mind, providing 8 key anti-ghosting, meaning you can input multiple commands in one go without your keys becoming unresponsive. For hardcore and messy gamers, the Kaliber keyboard has a water and dust proof design, making a spilled-over Red-Bull far less of a traumatic experience.

Although this product calls itself a gaming keyboard, there is a significant lag between input and action which can be problematic. Many users have also complained about the layout of keys, particularly the layout of the enter key which has been cut off and replaced with a slash, causing much frustration amongst gamers and typists alike.

Pros
  • 8 anti-ghosting keys
  • Designed to work flawlessly with IOGEAR KeyMander
  • Does not cost a lot
Cons
  • Need to stay close to the USB receiver
  • Can be hard to type

In conclusion
The type of wireless gaming keyboard and mouse combo that you choose to opt for should depend largely on your needs and uses.

Some of these products provide exceptional levels of comfort over functionality, portability over battery life, or aesthetics over affordability.

Making the right decision may not be a matter of simply finding the best and most expensive product out there, but should be closely tied to your needs either as a gamer or as a standard PC user. What did you think about this list?

Have any of these (or other products) worked perfectly for you? We would love to hear your opinion. Please comment in the section below.