Looking for the best keyboards in India to complete your work-from-home or gaming PC setup? Look no further than this article. We have done all the hard work for you so that you can have a look at the list of the best wired and wireless keyboards that are available in India. Whether you want an affordable keyboard or a fancy high-end keyboard with all the bells and whistles, we got it all in this article. We have listed the best keyboards for gaming as well as office work and productivity.
Best Affordable Wired Keyboards in India (2021)
- HP 100 – ₹599
- Logitech K120 – ₹700
While there are hundreds of affordable wired keyboards in India, only a few of them are from reputed brands and have good build quality. If you want to buy an affordable yet good quality wired keyboard for basic tasks like browsing the web, creating documents, and office work, you should look out for an easy-to-use design, a full-sized keyboard layout with all the necessary keys, and a dedicated number pad. The presence of media keys is an added advantage.
1. HP 100 – ₹599
The HP 100 is among the best affordable keyboards available in India. It has a full-sized layout without any weirdly-sized keys. Every key is laid out as it should be. Apart from 12 function keys, a separate area for arrow keys, and a number pad, the HP 100 also features three volume control keys. It lacks any kind of backlight, but you can’t expect that feature for just ₹599. The keyboard has quality construction and thousands of people have rated it 4.5/5. It lacks a wrist rest, though.
2. Logitech K120 – ₹700
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The Logitech K120 is quite similar to the HP 100 in terms of features and build quality. However, it has a slightly more ergonomic design and a roomier key layout in comparison. It has 12 function keys, a separate area for arrow keys, and a number pad as well, but it misses out on dedicated media or volume control keys. It’s basically a toss-up between this and the HP 100. Any keyboard you go with, you would mostly end up satisfied by its performance, especially for the asking price. One nitpick is that it lacks a wrist rest of any kind.
Best Wireless Keyboards in India (2021)
- Logitech MK270R – ₹1,495
- Logitech MK345 – ₹2,000
- Logitech K380 – ₹2,900
- Logitech MK540 – ₹4,200
- Logitech MX Keys – ₹12,000
There is a serious shortage of good quality wireless keyboards in India. Most of the premium wireless keyboards are not launched here or they are always out of stock. However, we have listed the best wireless keyboards that are currently available in India.
1. Logitech MK270R – ₹1,495
The Logitech MK270R is the cheapest wireless mouse that anyone should buy. It has a full-sized keyboard layout and it uses 2.4GHz RF (radio frequency) wireless interface for connectivity. It even comes with an ambidextrous mouse as a bonus. The keyboards build quality is very good for the price. It has all the keys that you expect on a full-sized keyboard, including all the action keys, function keys, arrow keys, a number pad, and tops all that up with 8 media and shortcut keys. It uses a AAA battery that lasts up to 3 years, while the mouse uses a AA battery that lasts a whole year. There’s really nothing to complain about.
2. Logitech MK345 – ₹2,000
If you want a more ergonomically designed keyboard and mouse than the Logitech MK270R, you should have a look at the Logitech MK345. It has a more curvy and ergonomic design, and there’s a plastic wrist rest below the keys for added comfort. It has all the alphabet, number, symbol, and action keys along with function keys that can double up as media and volume control keys. There is a dedicated number pad and arrow keys. The bundled mouse has an ergonomic design, too. Similar to the Logitech MK270R, the Logitech MK345 keyboard lasts 36 months on a single AAA battery, but the bundled mouse lasts 18 months on a single AA battery, which is 6 months longer than the mouse that comes with the MK270R.
3. Logitech K380 – ₹2,900
If you want a compact wireless keyboard that you can pack in your bag, the Logitech K380 is the cheapest option that you should go with. It not only features a compact design, but it also comes with Bluetooth connectivity. It can even connect with three different devices and is compatible with Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. It comes in various attractive colours, too. It has circular-shaped keys that work well and the function keys double up as volume and media controls, OS navigation shortcuts. It lasts 2 years on a pair of AAA batteries and it is compatible with Logitech’s Options software for key customisation.
4. Logitech MK540 – ₹4,200
If you want a keyboard and mouse combo that is similar to the Logitech MK270R or the MK345, but with better comfort and build quality, the Logitech MK540 is a good choice. It has similar layouts to the two other wireless keyboards mentioned here, but its build quality and key layout are better. There are alphabet, numbers, symbols, action keys, media and volume controls, a number pad, and arrow keys. It has height adjustment, too.
5. Logitech MX Keys – ₹12,000
If you want a high-quality wireless keyboard that features backlighting so that you can type in the dark, the only good choice in India is Logitech MX Keys. It has a full-sized layout with all the alphabet keys, numbers row, a number pad, function keys that double up as media and shortcut keys, a number pad, and arrow keys. It works equally well with Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. It has a USB Type-C port, and it works 10 days on a full charge with the backlighting turned on. With the backlighting turned off, it can last for up to 5 months. It has an excellent build quality and key layout.
Best Wired Mechanical Keyboards in India (2021)
- HP Gaming Keyboard GK100 – ₹1,799
- Ant Esports MK1000 – ₹2,150
- Zebronics Max Pro – ₹3,700
- Asus TUF Gaming K3 RGB – ₹5,700
- HyperX Alloy Origins Core – ₹8,990
- HyperX Alloy Origins – ₹9,990
- Razer Huntsman Mini – ₹11,000
- Corsair K95 RGB Platinum – ₹15,000
1. HP Gaming Keyboard GK100 – ₹1,799
HP’s GK100 gaming keyboard is excellent for the price. It has true mechanical Cherry MX Blue equivalent switches with a rated lifetime of 50 million keystrokes, RGB backlighting for every row, a full-sized keyboard layout, and a gold-plated USB port. Its base is made using a metal plate, which means it is quite sturdy. It has matte ABS keycaps with double-shot injection, which means the legends don’t fade away. It has N-key rollover and backlighting effects as well. Moreover, it can double up as an office keyboard as well, thanks to an understated design.
2. Ant Esports MK1000 – ₹2,150
Yes, you can get a decent mechanical gaming keyboard for as low as ₹2,150 in India. The Ant Esports MK1000 is a tenkeyless keyboard with Outemu Blue switches for clicky and tactile feedback. It has a plastic chassis and double-shot moulded ABS keycaps, so it won’t be as tough and stable as some mid-range and high-end gaming keyboards, but it will get the job done. It even features RGB lighting for each row (not per-key RGB) and nine lighting effects. There’s nothing really to hate about this keyboard at this price. If you can get past its gamer-ish fonts, it can even be used as a decent keyboard for productivity and office work.
3. Zebronics Max Pro – ₹3,700
The Zebronics Max Pro is a gem of a keyboard at this price. It features not only good build quality but also high-quality switches. It uses Outemu Blue Boxed switches, which offers improved stability compared to Cherry MX Blue (or its equivalent) switches. Although it features RGB lighting, Zebronics has refrained from using obviously gamer-ish fonts for key legends, which means that it can double up as a do-it-all keyboard and can be used in an office or work-from-home setup for productivity. It lacks a wrist rest, though, and at this price, I expected it to have one.
4. Asus TUF Gaming K3 RGB – ₹5,700
The ASUS TUF Gaming K3 RGB keyboard has Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Red, or Cherry MX Brow-equivalent mechanical switches, depending on your choice. The keys are rated at 50 million keystrokes and the keyboard has a full N-key rollover. It has per-key RGB, too, and it works with ASUS’ Aura Sync RGB via Armoury Crate software for various customisations and lighting effects. The ASUS RUG Gaming K3 RGB keyboard has eight fully programmable keys, on-the-fly macro recording, media keys, and onboard memory. It has a USB Type-A passthrough port for connecting the mouse or a pen drive, offering added convenience. The keyboard is made using aluminium alloy for excellent build quality and the magnetic wrist rest offers much-needed comfort for long gaming sessions.
5. HyperX Alloy Origins Core/HyperX Alloy Origins Core – ₹8,990/₹9,990
The HyperX Alloy Origins Core is a slightly higher-end gaming keyboard with a tenkeyless layout. For the additional price, you get a full aluminium body, HyperX mechanical switches with up to 80 million keystroke lifetime, a detachable USB Type-C cable, onboard memory, and extra-bright per-key RGB backlighting. Its keys and lighting effects can be customised using the Ngenuity software. It has a basic yet durable design, something that is also suitable for office work. It lacks a wrist rest, though. It also comes in a variant with a full-sized layout (called HyperX Alloy Origins) and it is priced at ₹9,990.
6. Razer Huntsman Mini – ₹11,000
If you want a mini-sized mechanical gaming keyboard, you can’t go wrong with the Razer Huntsman Mini. It is a 60% layout keyboard with boxed Razer optical switches (Razer Purple and Razer Red). The combination of an aluminium body, doubleshot PBT keycaps, and switches that last 80 million strokes offers excellent build quality and reliability. It is also available in black and white colours, so if you are someone like me who likes white PC components or have a white PC setup, the Huntsman Mini can go well with your theme. It has onboard memory, various lighting effects via Razer’s Chroma system and software. It has a detachable USB Type-C cable, which means you have the freedom to use third-party cables.
7. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum – ₹15,000
The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is one of the best gaming keyboards ever made. It has a wide-body design with a full-sized key layout and additional programmable keys for macros. It uses Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Speed Silver keys, an aluminium body, excellent per-key RGB light, bright RGB lighting strip around the keyboard’s body, a USB passthrough port, dedicated media keys, and a reversible wrist rest. It is compatible with Corsair’s iCue software that can be used to customise lighting effects, keys, and various other things. The K95 RGB Platinum also features onboard memory and a full N-key rollover. However, it is quite pricey and lacks a detachable USB cable. Moreover, the braided USB cable can feel cumbersome to some users.
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Best Wireless Gaming Keyboards in India (2021)
- Logitech G613 – ₹6,500
There’s a serious shortage of wireless gaming keyboards in India. Most of the ones available on online stores like Amazon and Flipkart are from unknown Chinese brands, and we don’t recommend those that have no trusted track record. And the high-quality wireless keyboards from the likes of Logitech and Keychron are not available in India officially. So, we are stuck with just one choice, the Logitech G613.
1. Logitech G613 – ₹6,500
The only good wireless gaming keyboard that you can officially buy in India is the Logitech G613. It is a full-sized gaming keyboard with all the keys that you find on other gaming keyboards. Plus, it has 6 programmable buttons. It works with both Bluetooth and RF wireless interfaces. It has Romer G mechanical switches, a wrist rest (which is stiff and could’ve been better), a number pad, arrow keys, and media and volume controls. It is compatible with Logitech G Hub software for customisations. It lasts 18 months on a pair of AA batteries. Its response time is 1ms, which should be virtually indistinguishable from wired gaming keyboards. It has a few downsides, though, including below-average key quality for a gaming keyboard and it lacks backlit keys.