Corsair is a very well-known brand in the world of PC components and gaming peripherals. Their products are usually well-built, with plenty of features to satisfy every type of gamer. Most of their keyboards follow a similar design language, with sharp corners and minimal gamer aesthetic, so it wouldn't look out of place in a professional work environment. Other than the Corsair K83 Wireless, their focus is strictly on gaming keyboards, and they don't produce their own type of mechanical switches, instead relying on genuine Cherry MX switches for all of their mechanical keyboards. All of Corsair's gaming keyboards are highly customizable through their great iCUE software, which is available for both Windows and macOS.
We've tested over 120 keyboards, and below are our recommendations for the best Corsair keyboards. You can also check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best RGB keyboards, and the best mechanical keyboards.
The best Corsair gaming keyboard with a full-size layout that we tested is the Corsair K100 RGB. It has excellent build quality, with a plastic base and metal top plate that exhibit only a slight amount of flex. The doubleshot PBT keycaps feel solid and durable, while the thick and grippy feet prevent the board from moving around. It also has good ergonomics thanks to the detachable wrist rest and adjustable incline setting. The full RGB backlighting is easily customizable within the fantastic Corsair iCUE software, which allows you to reprogram any key to a macro or a preset action and save up to 200 profiles to the onboard memory. It has exceptionally low latency, among the lowest we've tested.
Unfortunately, it’s a wired-only model, so you can't connect it via Bluetooth, and it doesn’t support any multi-device pairing. However, it comes with many extra features like six dedicated macro keys, a volume wheel, media keys, and a unique multi-function iCUE wheel. Our unit uses linear Cherry MX Speed switches, which feel very light and responsive due to their low pre-travel and actuation force. It’s also available with Corsair OPX optical switches, advertised to have an even lower pre-travel distance. All in all, the Corsair K100 is an exceptional gaming keyboard that should satisfy most gamers.
The best wireless keyboard for gaming we've tested is the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It's one of Corsair's very few wireless models. This TenKeyLess board can pair with up to two devices at once via Bluetooth and its USB receiver, and it's compatible with many operating systems, although some function keys only work on Windows. It has dedicated media keys, a Windows Lock key, device switching hotkeys, and you can set macros to any key through the iCUE software. Despite being wireless, its latency is still decently low when used with its receiver, although it isn't recommended for gaming over Bluetooth. The Cherry MX Red switches require a bit of force to actuate, especially for linear switches, but they should feel responsive.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have onboard memory, so your settings don't remain when you switch computers. While the board comes with a detachable wrist rest, it's hard and feels a bit cheap. Also, fans of RGB may be disappointed that both variants of this keyboard have blue backlighting only. That said, this is an excellent option if you're looking for a wireless gaming keyboard, and it's among the best gaming keyboards under $100 that we've tested.
The best Corsair keyboard for use with TVs and home entertainment systems we've tested is the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard. This model can pair with up to three devices at once through Bluetooth and its wireless receiver. It feels very well-built thanks to its mix of metal and dense plastic, and even though there aren't any incline settings or wrist rest, its profile is low enough that it should still feel decently comfortable to type on. It comes with plenty of extra features and controls, like a trackpad, dedicated media controls, a joystick, and L/R mouse click buttons. Although designed for multimedia, you can still reprogram almost any key to a macro by plugging it into a computer with the iCUE software installed. The keys are backlit with customizable white LEDs, which is great when you want to use the keyboard in a darker room.
It uses scissor switches with low travel and light actuation force, which gives it good typing quality, though some people may find them a bit too mushy. Unfortunately, our unit's spacebar has a strange tight feel and makes a small squeak when being pressed. However, we don't know if this is an issue with our specific unit only. All in all, this is a great keyboard that offers a surprisingly good typing experience in a small and lightweight form.
Logitech has a much wider range of choices for keyboards, as they have options for gaming and productivity. Logitech keyboards aren't as well-built, as there's more use of plastic and cheaper-feeling keycaps. However, G HUB is one of the best customization software on the market, with an interface that's clean and easy to understand. Unlike Corsair, Logitech often uses their proprietary switches, like their Romer-G switches and their low profile GL switches. Logitech keyboards are also somewhat more affordable, but there are exceptions like the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED, which is quite expensive.
Razer, like Corsair, makes keyboards marketed towards gamers, and they also have a modern and clean design that fits into any work environment. However, Razer tends to use proprietary switches, with offerings comparable to genuine Cherry MX switches. Build quality is just as good as Corsair's, although with more use of plastic. Razer keyboards also tend to be on the expensive side. Razer's Synapse 3 software offers similar functionalities, but it's only compatible with Windows.
Corsair is one of the biggest manufacturers of gaming peripherals, with a reputation built on reliability and good quality control. For keyboards, they focus almost entirely on gaming, making their portfolio much smaller than a company like Logitech, which makes keyboards for productivity and various devices. Corsair keyboards stand out for their good overall build quality and their stylish and modern design.
Apr 20, 2021: Updated text for clarity and accuracy; no change to product picks.
Overall, although Corsair mainly advertises their keyboards for gaming, they're perfectly suitable for a wide variety of uses and won't be a sore thumb in an office setting. They have great features to suit nearly any need, and you're sure to get a good typing experience with their use of genuine Cherry MX switches.