Edited By Piyush, Reviewed By Gulshan

It is very obvious that keyboards are a necessity, they are used in desktop computers, laptops as well as tablets. This makes keyboards an important part of your desktop system.

They are not just there to get attractive RGB lighting and immersive cool aesthetics, but they are most important in getting the accuracy, comfort, and responsiveness that is needed to up your typing game.

Whether you are into playing pc games, handling loads of work on your desktop or creating content, keyboards are one of the most essential investments you will make.

Choosing a keyboard may be the least important thing, but keep in mind that an excellent keyboard, once chosen, will outweigh the other hardware counterparts of your system.

An efficient keyboard will make sure that your experience of working on a desktop comes with ultimate comfort.

Best Keyboard

While many computers nowadays are coming with their own keyboards, they might not be comfortable to use for all users or lack some features. Setting up your desktop and finding a comfort level with the hardware is a must for someone who makes his or her livelihood by sitting in front of a keyboard.

Some laptops have pretty good keyboards, but most experts will not recommend using the laptop keyboards for multiple hours a day for many reasons. Keyboards on your laptops will make you crane your neck when you are using them and if this continues, it will affect your posture. So, it is advised to get a secondary keyboard if you have to use one for long hours.

Therefore, choosing the right keyboard becomes very important for increasing your creativity at work and more so, for reaching your ideal productivity level. Listed below are some of the best keyboards of 2020, whether you need a gaming keyboard, a mechanical one or a wireless keyboard, you will find all the best options here for you to make an ideal choice from.

We Highly recommend you to read the Keyboards Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest wireless keyboard technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 Best Keyboard in India.

Top 10 Best Keyboard in India

Although my favorite among all is Zebronics ZEB-KM2100 but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

 1. Zebronics ZEB-KM2100

Zebronics ZEB-KM2100

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 114
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Power Consumption: DC 5V, <200mA
  • Keystrokes life: 8 million
  • Cable Length: 1.2 Meters
  • Net. Weight: 366 g

This keyboard comes with multimedia USB and 114 keys including 12 completely dedicated multimedia keys with a Rupee key as well. It has a long-lasting life and a modular design.

The modular design of this keyboard will make customisations possible if that is what you are looking for. Because of the USB interface, this keyboard is also compatible with many desktop PC’s.

The keycaps will also last longer due to the UV printed mechanism used in the manufacturing of the same. It is very easy to connect the keyboard to your PC, just connect the USB of the keyboard and you are ready to go.

This is the keyboard for you if you want a silent USB keyboard. It also comes with a one year warranty and the USB connector is the best quality.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • 12 Dedicated Multimedia keys
  • Comfortable and silent
  • UV coated keys
  • small in size, handy

Cons

  • Quality of the keys is poor compared to other keyboards in the same price range
  • Easy to break
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

 2. HP 100 Wired USB Keyboard

HP 100 Wired USB Keyboard

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 109
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 15
  • Power Consumption: DC 5V, <200mA
  • Keystrokes life: 3 million
  • Cable Length: 1.2 Meters
  • Net. Weight: 490 g

HP 100 Wired USB Keyboard features a perfect full range of 109 keys which also includes 12 working keys for function and 3 hotkeys.

The keyboard is made in a way to suit the position of your hand and wrist whilst you are typing. It is designed to be comfortable to the user through its unique natural contours and shape.

It is relatively easy to connect. For connecting the keyboard, an excellent USB connection is available.

It is compatible with all Windows 7/8/10 operating systems (OS) and the USB port is also compatible. The tactile feedback of the keys is pretty premium for the given price bracket.

The keyboard also comes with a volume up and down and a mute control which is very convenient for the user.

It is a perfect keyboard for usual typing purposes only and not made for gaming. This is the perfect buying choice if you value comfort and key softness.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • 15 Dedicated Multimedia keys
  • Soft keys
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup
  • Small in size, handy

Cons

  • Makes a lot of noise
  • Poor quality reported by some users
  • Easy to break
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

 3. AMKETTE Evo Fox

AMKETTE Evo Fox

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 109
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Power Consumption: DC 5V, <200mA
  • Keystrokes life: 10 million
  • Cable Length: 1.5 Meters
  • Net. Weight: 492 g

This is a keyboard specially made for gaming. It is a Fireblade gaming wired keyboard which comes with a back light LED. It has 19 anti-ghosting keys plus windows lock mechanics.

This is a special tenkeyless keyboard which has a space-saving system and is compatible with both PC and Mac.

It will elevate your gaming experience and will allow you to go on a rampage with full confidence, using your tools.

The LED backlight is rainbow coloured with breathtaking effects making the whole keyboard look visually stunning and good.

The life capacity of the keystrokes is a good 10 million with a spill-resistant design and 1.5m long cable which comes with its own magnetic ring.

It has a pretty standard Windows Lock Key and in total, 12 multimedia keys as well. The warranty is for 1 year on this dedicated hardware application with elevated membrane keys.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • 12 Dedicated Multimedia keys
  • Membrane keyboard
  • Breathtaking effect
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup

Cons

  • Poor quality reported by some users
  • Easy to break
  • Not long-lasting life
  • Heavy
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

 4. Quantum QHM-7406

Quantum QHM-7406

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 109
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Key pressure: 65g
  • Function keys: 3, sleep, wake up and power
  • LED function key: 3, num, caps and scroll
  • Keystrokes life: 10 million
  • Cable Length: Meters
  • Net. Weight: 374 g

This is the best keyboard you can buy if you have an inexpensive budget. Quantum QHM-7406 is a very sturdy keyboard and has a very long-lasting life. 

The material used to manufacture this keyboard is high-quality plastic and has an extremely compact size which makes it a must-buy for confined workstations or home spaces.

The key pressure of this keyboard is around 65 grams. It is very lightweight and designed for comfort.

If you use this keyboard then your typing experience will become way easier and smooth, it is designed in such a way that it won’t strain your wrists.

It is available in black colour with a matte-like finish.  This is a must-buy keyboard as it is compatible with a wide variety of operating systems like windows 98/2000/NT/XP/Vista Linux/WIN7 and much more.

Further, its mechanics are based on noiseless designs, this will help your surroundings to remain undisturbed while you are working. It is a high accuracy and easy to handle product.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • 3 pieces of LED function keys
  • UV coated
  • Special rupees key
  • Breathtaking effect
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup
  • Silent

Cons

  • Poor quality reported by some users
  • Easy to break
  • Small cable length
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons 

 5. Live Tech KB03 PRO

Live Tech KB03 PRO

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 109
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 19
  • Special feature : Ergonomic
  • Keystrokes life: 5 million
  • Cable Length: Meters
  • Net. Weight: 1.2 kg

An ergonomically designed keyboard which has an adjustable palm rest system for a very luxurious typing experience for the user. The keys are made out of quality material.

The overall keyboard is crafted with strong components as well as rugged material. Some of the keys are specially designed for showcasing a visually floating effect.

These keys are designed by raising them from the bottom for the effect.  The KBO3 PRO keyboard has an excellent ability to register various keys at once without any technical issue.

The background of the layout of the key is made out of a single unique design and is very attractive and stylish.

The keyboard weighs around 1.2 kg and does not require any type of pre-installation system to start using.

Whether you are using this product to play games or to record transactions, the big-sized easy to use keys makes the task comfortable.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • UV coated
  • Breathtaking effect
  • Easy to use
  • Compact and tough
  • Simple setup

Cons

  • Poor quality reported by some users
  • Heavy
  • Small cable length
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

 6. Zinq Technologies ZQ-1000

 Zinq Technologies ZQ-1000

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 104
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Special feature: compact
  • Keystrokes life: 7 million
  • Cable Length: Meters
  • Net. Weight: 618g

Zinq Technologies ZQ-1000 Spill-Resistant Wired USB Multimedia Keyboard is the best and the most comfortable keyboard for home and office use.

It is incredibly compact and easy to carry. This keyboard will provide an easy and convenient solution for everyday home and office work. 

The keys of this keyboard are laid out in a certain way so that the user has access to comfortable keys for efficient and excellent typing experience.

This will be able to perform any virtual task at hand with exceptionally relative ease. Because of its multimedia keys, it is able to perform the tasks in hand very quickly. 

The keyboard has a very comfortable desk setting designed for safer use. It is further supported by 12 enhanced F-keys for media control. 

The total number of keys is 104 and the full-size USB which comes with this keyboard is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7/8/10 or later and also MAC operating system.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • Compact
  • Compatible with many operating systems
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup

Cons

  • Poor quality reported by some users
  • Heavy
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

7. iBall Winner Soft Keys

iBall Winner Soft Keys

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 105
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Special feature: Water-resistant
  • Keystrokes life: 10 million
  • Cable Length: Meters
  • Net. Weight: 452g

This is one of the keyboards which is spill and water-resistant. That is one of its most important features. 

This is the keyboard you can always count on if you are working in a clumsy workstation. It is also very stylish and sturdy, but at the same time, tough to break.

The keys are very soft to use, unlike its tough exterior. It is also sealed with membrane sheets so that the user can get greater reliability.

The whole design is made in such a way that the keyboard will be completely water resistant. 

The space bar key and the enter key are enlarged for a more comfortable typing experience.

The ergonomics of the Winner keyboard are known to be very comfortable as it allows the user's hands to be in a relaxing position even while typing.

The setup to use this keyboard is very easy, you can just connect the USB interface and it will be ready to use. The switches are very durable and offer a lifespan of 10 million life cycles.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • simple setup

Cons

  • Unstable
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

 8. Prodot KB-207s 

Prodot KB-207s

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 105
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Special feature: Made in India product
  • Keystrokes life: 10 million
  • Cable Length: 1.5 Meters
  • Net. Weight: 760g

This inexpensive keyboard is bombarded with excellent features which are far better than any typical keyboard.

Prodot KB-207s Wired USB Standard Keyboard has a very sleek and comfortable design for the user.

The material used in manufacturing is plastic for good strength and long-lasting durability. It has an incredible 10 million key life cycle which makes it very long-lasting.

The keys are easy to use and very soft so that the user gets a fast and easy typing experience. The USB port is connected seamlessly to ensure that there is no external disturbance during working.

The length of the USB copper wire is 1.5m, this ensures that the wires do not tangle and your workstation remains a hassle-free zone. 

It is compatible with all the different kinds of operating systems like Windows, Mac OS, Linux or chrome.

As usual, wired keyboards come with an easy setup and the same goes for Prodot KB-207s Wired USB Standard Keyboard as well. 

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • Cleaning is easy
  • Light-weight
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup

Cons

  • Unstable
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

9. TVS Electronics Champ Keyboard

TVS Electronics Champ Keyboard

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • Total No. of Keys: 105
  • Total No. of Multimedia keys: 12
  • Special feature: Matte surface
  • Keystrokes life: 10 million
  • Cable Length: 1.5 Meters
  • Net. Weight: 570g

This is the standard keyboard that everyone uses. It comes with a one-year warranty. 

This is one of those keyboards which is always a safe choice and the most convenient solution for home and office spaces.

The layout of the keyboard is also pretty good as it allows easy access to all the keys along with convenient and efficient typing.

It is a long-lasting product made for everyday use and can perform all the virtual tasks at hand.

The design is very sleek and comfortable for desk-centric purposes. The keyboard has a matte surface with an ergonomic design and a relatively good compact size.

This is the safe choice you can buy without going wrong or wasting money.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • Soft touch
  • Laser printed keys
  • High quality internal key membrane
  • Light-weight
  • Easy to use
  • Simple setup

Cons

  • No power button
  • Noisy
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

10. Dragon War Desert Eagle Gaming Keyboard GK-001

Dragon War Desert Eagle Gaming Keyboard GK-001

Specifications

  • Interface: USB
  • USB: Gold plated
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Special feature: water-resistant
  • Key types: Multimedia and function key present
  • Net. Weight: 471g

This keyboard is specially designed for gaming, hence the name Dragon War Desert Eagle Gaming Keyboard.

This is the keyboard that you need even if your gaming skills are infallible. This equipment will go best with your gaming expertise. 

The Dragon War keyboard will become the most vital and lethal weapon to enhance your gaming and provide you with better experience and speed.

The keys are programmable as well as customisable. Some of its other features include fast macros, interchangeable keys and incredible resistance.

The important feature that needs to be highlighted here is that the whole keyboard is water-resistant. The keys are relatively big and have a very stable and strong conception.

The product comes with its own personal gaming mat which will further enhance the comfort of the user and style.

Pros

  • USB Keyboard
  • Soft touch
  • Water resistant
  • Made for gaming
  • Enlarged keys
  • Comes with a personal mat

Cons

  • No backlit
  • Does not have autofocus
  • Does not include programmable buttons

Buyer’s Guide: How to Purchase Keyboards

There are many options available for the user when buying a keyboard. The following are the listed features to look for in a keyboard to help you to choose your ideal type.

Connectivity: Wired or Wireless?

There are certain pros and cons of using a wireless keyboard or going for a wired one. Wired keyboards have been used for years now. Besides providing easy typing, a wired keyboard is constantly keeps charging with a USB port so that the user does not need to worry about the batteries.

At the same time, if you are someone who is looking for less hassles with the wire and the cables then it is hard to not choose a wireless keyboard.

The wireless keyboard will transfer data to your desktop using one of the two main mediums. The first being the RF connection used through a tiny USB dongle, and the second option is by connecting to the computer system via Bluetooth which requires no dongle connections. 

Layout

All keyboards are unique in terms of the ergonomics and layout. For instance, most mainstream keyboards and gaming keyboards offer a system of 10-key numeric pads. These numeric pads are not available in the laptop keyboards, even though they are very essential for someone who uses the computer to tally numbers or enter numerical data into spreadsheets. 

These models which do not have 10-key numeric pads are called “tenkeyless”. This was done to save space and keep the typing and mousing pad closer to each other.  Keep in mind to not buy a tenkeyless keyboard system if you have a tallying or numerical data-driven job. These tenkeyless keyboards are very famous in another subclass of keyboards called “gaming keyboards”.

Basics of Keys and Switches

Keys and switches are one of the many things in keyboard design that the buyer does not give a second thought about. You may not care what the mechanism is behind the working of the keys, but you will surely feel a difference between different keyboards when you are typing, just based on how the key feels when typing.

There are mainly three types of keys and switches. These three types are silicone dome switches, mechanical switches and the scissor switches.

Silicone switches are the most common in less expensive keyboards. There are many new keyboards nowadays which can mimic the chiclet-style keys that are usually found only on full-sized ultraportables and laptops. Few of these types of keyboards are using the silicone-based switches, while some others are using the scissor switches.

Is the Mechanical Keyboard for You?

Many people are a big fan of mechanical keyboards and that is for a valid reason.

The switches and keys that are used in mechanical keyboards are a lot more intricate. They have a spring-loaded sliding key post present under every single key. These mechanical switches come with a much more efficient tactile feedback and also emit the “clickety-clack” sound while typing.

The only downside that these mechanical switches have is that they require much more space than the silicone-based switches, which also means that the resultant keyboards tend to be thicker. 

A must-have for a Gamer

When typing is not your main agenda, then you are surely looking for gaming keyboards. These types of keyboards are designed only for one purpose and that is competitive gaming. They are equipped with the maximum amount of control and specialization.

Some of these sub-classes of keyboards may be further equipped with specific styles of gameplay and responsiveness. The market for keyboards is very huge. Choose the one which is based on your requirement and day to day needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a magic keyboard available in India?

Apple launched its magic keyboard in 2020 alongside its iPad Pro. This is a very sleek independent keyboard which will be able to connect with both Apple as well as non-Apple devices in the market. There is a lightning port on its back which will be used for charge and also initial pairing. This keyboard is available to order in the US and Apple has also confirmed its availability in India. This magic keyboard will be compatible with the first generation and the second generation 11-inch iPad Pro models as well as the third and the fourth generation 12.9 inch iPad Pro model. 

2. What keyboard manufacturer is best?

The world’s best and the fastest keyboard ever was introduced by SteelSeries. SteelSeries is the leading manufacturer which makes gaming peripherals and distributes it globally. The fastest keyboard introduced by this company is called the Apex M800. This keyboard will deliver the fastest 25% actuation performance which is far better than standard mechanical keyboards in the market. This keyboard is specially designed for a quick strike and less wastage of movements. Combined with its unique design and low profile ergonomics, this is the best choice for anyone. It also has a centre-surfaced mounted LED present on every single key which gives the user a vibrant illumination when needed.

3. Which is better - wired or wireless keyboard?

Wireless keyboards are relatively new to the market compared to wired ones. But there are many choices among both of them. If your goal is not to be one of the most competitive gamers online, then you can choose either of them. But if it's not the case, then go for a mechanical keyboard. Keeping that aside, the obvious decision to be made while choosing a wired or a wireless keyboard is convenience on the workstation. If you are ready to deal with the hassle of wires, then wired is the way to go. If otherwise, you can then go for a wireless keyboard for a minimalistic looking workstation.

4. What is the best keyboard for typing? Gaming?

A mechanical keyboard is the best option for both typing and gaming. Mechanical keyboards offer a more consistent keystroke, multiple types of size layouts, customisable switches, N-key rollovers and very long-lasting durability. These types of keyboards can provide very strong physical characters in the way of clicky switches and also, satisfying auditory feedback on every click. It will also allow you to adjust the strokes and help you generate the highest possible number of words per minute.

5. Do keyboards with backlit keys affect performance?

Keyboards with backlit keys do not affect the performance. The keyboards with backlit keys only reduce the battery and impact the overall battery life by a very little amount. Another difference that a keyboard with backlit has is the heat produced. A normal keyboard with no backlit keys will have many holes in it that will help with the increase in airflow through the heatsink so that the transfer of heat can effectively take place. Whereas, a keyboard with backlit light does not have any sort of extra airflow and overheating prevention system. It is recommended to remove the backlight from the keyboard if you are noticing heat issues.

Here is the List of Top 10 Best Keyboards in India

About the author 

Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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