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The 3 Best Razer Keyboards of 2022 Reviews

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Best Razer Keyboards

Razer mainly produces keyboards for gaming, although they've recently started to make more office-oriented keyboards. They also make their own switches, so most of their mechanical keyboards are available in various switch types so that you can choose those that best suit your needs. We've tested over 15 Razer keyboards, and below are our recommendations for the best Razer keyboards for gaming and other uses.

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Best Razer Keyboards


  1. Best Razer Gaming Keyboard

    The best Razer gaming keyboard we've tested is the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro. This full-size model has one of the lowest latencies over a wireless connection that we've tested, and its latency is equally as low if you use it wired. Though it's less important for gaming, it also connects over Bluetooth and pairs with up to three devices at once, which is great if you're chatting on Discord, or streaming while gaming. You can choose between Razer's proprietary clicky Green switches or the linear Yellow switches. The Razer Green switches are light to actuate and have a short pre-travel distance, so keypresses feel responsive and satisfying, especially when coupled with the clicky noise. It also comes with extra features like dedicated media keys, a programmable control knob, and a Windows lock key, so you won't accidentally minimize your game. There's also RGB backlighting to illuminate your keys in the dark.

    Unfortunately, the customization software isn't available on macOS or Linux, so if you use those operating systems, you can't customize your board. With that said, this keyboard has onboard memory, so you can save your settings to the board using a Windows computer running the software and take them with you to use on different computers. Also, despite the premium build quality, it uses ABS keycaps, which are prone to becoming slippery from finger oils over time, but you can replace the keycaps easily if you'd prefer. All that said, it's an excellent choice if you're looking for a high-performing, wireless peripheral to add to your gaming setup.

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  2. Best Razer Office Keyboard

    Recently, Razer has started to apply the lessons they've learned as a leading gaming keyboard manufacturer to more office-focused models. Of all the keyboards we've tested, we've picked the Razer Pro Type Ultra as the best Razer keyboard for office use. It's a full-sized keyboard with a clean, all-white design that should fit well into most workplaces. It also has full white light backlighting, which can be helpful if you prefer working in lower-light environments. It connects wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. You can also wirelessly pair up to three devices over Bluetooth or one device with its USB receiver. Also, unlike its predecessor, it includes a plush wrist rest.

    Unfortunately, it's only available with Razer Yellow switches. These switches are very light to press and offer an excellent typing quality, but they're linear, so they don't offer any tactile feedback while you type. If you like most aspects of this keyboard but prefer feeling a tactile bump when you actuate a key, the previous version of this keyboard has tactile Razer Orange switches. However, if you like the feel of typing with linear switches, this version is an outstanding choice and a great all-around keyboard for an office environment.

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  3. Best Budget Razer Keyboard

    The best budget Razer keyboard we've tested is the Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2. This TenKeyLess model has one incline setting and a plushy, removable wrist rest to keep you comfortable during those hours-long gaming sessions. The TKL form factor frees up extra space on your desk for mouse movements, and the RGB backlighting means you'll see your keys no matter the time of day. You can get the keyboard in your choice of linear Razer Yellow, tactile Orange, or clicky Green switches, depending on the feeling you want. The linear Razer Yellow switches that we tested have a very low pre-travel distance and feel sensitive since they don't require much force to press, and the board's extremely low latency means games feel responsive and fluid.

    Unfortunately, while this keyboard feels well-built overall, its keycaps are ABS plastic. Most users will likely find these aren't as comfortable to type on as PBT keycaps, and they're more prone to getting shiny from the oils on your fingers. Also, this keyboard doesn't have any onboard memory, so you can't save your settings and keep them if you use the keyboard on another computer without the software installed. Overall, this keyboard has exceptional performance and is one of the more affordable entry points into the Razer keyboard lineup.

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Compared to other brands


  • Tons of customization options. You can reprogram every key and set macros on most Razer keyboards. You can also set the RGB lighting on a per-key basis.
  • Well-built design. Razer builds most of their keyboards with hard plastic and a metal plate on top. Most models also come with comfortable wrist rests.
  • Available in a wide variety of switches. Razer produces different proprietary switches, meaning you can find a keyboard with your preferred option. They make standard mechanical switches, optical ones, or even hybrid switches, which are rubber dome switches meant to feel like mechanical switches.
  • Software not compatible on all systems. The Synapse 3 software isn't compatible with macOS. Some of their lower-end keyboards don't have onboard memory, so you can't customize it on Windows and use those same settings on a Mac.
  • Expensive for their quality. Razer keyboards are a bit pricey for their quality and aren't necessarily the best gaming keyboards. A brand like SteelSeries has more features on its models for about the same price.

Razer vs Corsair

Like Razer, Corsair also focuses its keyboards on gaming. Corsair's iCUE software is available on macOS, and some of their models have extra macro keys. Razer keyboards have better build quality, and they're available in smaller sizes with many switches.

Razer vs SteelSeries

Compared to Razer, SteelSeries has fewer options in their lineup, but they're fantastic gaming keyboards. SteelSeries keyboards have many customization options, including adjusting the pre-travel distance for individual keys on their highest-end model. However, Razer has more wireless and productivity options than SteelSeries.

Razer keyboards are reliable for gaming, but some of their high-end keyboards cost a lot more than the competition, and they don't always have as many extra features that make it worth the extra cost. However, since they produce their own switches, you can likely get a keyboard in a variety of switches, more so compared to other companies. With Razer, you'll likely find the model that suits your needs.

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 06, 2022: Text updated for accuracy; no changes to picks.

  2. Jan 06, 2022: Replaced the Razer Pro Type with the Razer Pro Type Ultra for 'Best Razer Keyboard For Office.'

  3. Nov 09, 2021: Verified picks for availability and updated text for accuracy.

  4. Aug 11, 2021: Replaced the Razer BlackWidow Elite with the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro for 'Best Razer Keyboard For Gaming' and the Razer BlackWidow with the Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 for 'Best Budget Razer Keyboard' due to reduced availability of the initial picks. Replaced the Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 with the Razer Pro Type for the Best Razer Keyboard for Office.

  5. May 13, 2021: Updated text for clarity and accuracy.

Conclusion

Razer offers a wide range of excellent gaming keyboards, and they also have some good options for office use. Their keyboards have excellent build quality and come in a wide range of switches, but they can get pricey. Depending on what you're looking for and the use you want it for, you can likely find the right Razer keyboard.

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