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If you're after the best mix of gaming performance, battery life, and usefulness from a wireless keyboard, look no further than the Logitech G613. Using the company's LIGHTSPEED wireless technology to improve the stability of the connection and the speed at which keystrokes are registered, it's hard to tell the difference between the G613 and an equivalent wired model in daily use.
The keyboard doesn't include a backlight, which both keeps it looking more understated than much of the competition, and allows it to get up to 18 months from a single set of AA batteries. The downside, of course, is that you won't be able to use it as easily in a dimly-lit room.
Despite being a mechanical keyboard, the 3mm (0.12") of travel ensures keystrokes remain relatively quiet even in the midst of a heavy gaming session. There are plenty of programmable macro and media buttons available, and the 2.4Ghz receiver is compatible with both Windows and macOS. Bluetooth support is also included, letting you connect to Android and iOS devices as well.
Easily the best wireless gaming keyboard we've come across, the Logitech G613 is our top overall pick.
Measuring 14.4" by 6.8", with a removable wrist rest, the compact Corsair K63 takes up noticeably less space on your desk than many other gaming keyboards. Despite its lack of size, the K63 isn't lacking in features, such as Cherry MX Red switches and fully programmable keys including media buttons.
The brightness of the blue LED backlighting can be customized using the included software, although enabling it will have a noticeable impact on battery life. While you'll get up to 75 hours between charges with the lights off, it drops to as little as 15 hours with the backlight enabled. On the upside, the keyboard can also be connected via USB, letting you type and charge the battery at the same time. There's also a Bluetooth option for connecting to mobile devices.
Wireless connections are generally stable and reliable, and the 1ms response time helps ensure you won't be waiting around for your keystrokes to register.
Looking for an inexpensive wireless keyboard from a well-known manufacturer that works well for both gaming and general computing tasks? Check out Logitech's K350.
This Windows-compatible keyboard covers all the basics, with a wrist rest, height-adjustable legs, and a range of shortcut and media keys. It isn't officially macOS-compatible, but in reality the only part unlikely to work is a few of the shortcut buttons. The "wave" design ensures a comfortable typing experience even during extended gaming sessions.
More functional than stylish, it's not the most attractive of computer accessories, but it does the job just fine. The pair of AA batteries provides up to a remarkable three years of use.
The keyboard connects via the included 2.4Ghz Unifying receiver that plugs into a USB port. If you have a Logitech mouse or other keyboard, it'll likely be able to connect to the same receiver. There are no Bluetooth or wired connection options, however.
While the Logitech K350 (above) is a great budget option when funds are tight, if you've got a little more to spend it's well worth upgrading to a mechanical model if you can. UtechSmart's Mercury keyboard ticks all the right boxes, with a wallet-friendly price and plenty of features for both gaming and general typing alike.
Powered by a pair of rechargeable 2000mAh lithium batteries that together provide up to 40 hours of gaming time, you can also use the bundled six-foot micro-USB cable to simultaneously operate and charge the keyboard. Wireless connection is provided via a small USB receiver, with a range of up to thirty feet.
The red backlighting is configurable through five intensity levels, and in a nice touch, can be turned off entirely, or for everything except the WASD and arrow keys. While the keyboard isn't officially waterproof, a series of holes in the bottom allow for quick drainage in the event of an accidental spill.
Little touches like a gold-plated USB connector and anti-slip rubber pads on the base complete the picture and make this keyboard excellent value for money.
Billed as a "60 percent keyboard", the Anne Pro 2 measures a svelte 11.2" x 3.8", and is just 1.6" high. It achieves these streamlined dimensions by eliminating and combining many of the less-important keys such as functions and arrows, leaving just 61 keys remaining.
The physical buttons are the only place this keyboard skimps, however, with plenty of extra gaming-specific features. Able to be used in both wired USB-C and wireless Bluetooth 4.0 modes, the Anne Pro 2 has adjustable per-key RGB backlighting, up to eight hours of battery life, and lets you program up to 16 keys with your desired macros.
A multi-platform app makes configuring things like backlight colors and macros straightforward, and in a useful touch, returns arrow key functionality when the keys on the bottom right are tapped rather than held.
Equally useful for gaming or extended typing sessions, G-Cord's wireless mechanical keyboard is an appealing, reasonably-priced option with more features than you'd expect for the money.
The RGB backlighting has various configurable effects and can be turned off if not required, which also helps extend battery life beyond the stated one-week duration. Able to be connected via a USB cable as well as the included wireless receiver, this durable macOS and Windows-compatible keyboard is rated for up to 50 million key presses.
The futuristic font used on the keycaps helps boost the G-Cord's gaming credentials, while still being easy to read at a glance. The 1ms response rate ensures fast and reliable keystrokes, while the aluminum frame and 2.5-pound weight mean this is a solid and sturdy piece of equipment that won't flex or accidentally move around at the worst-possible moment.
One of the more unusual options out there, the GameSir Z1 is essentially the left-hand side of a standard computer keyboard, complete with the letters, numbers, and other buttons. There are also four dedicated, programmable macro buttons, each with a different shape so they can be easily found in the heat of battle, along with a wrist rest for extra comfort.
Using mechanical switches, the 29 primary keys have RGB backlighting, configurable via software that ships with the keyboard. There's a large wrist rest to help avoid fatigue, and an anti-slip coating and distinct texture on the WASD keys commonly used to control in-game movement.
Unfortunately, the Z1 can't be used wirelessly when connected to a PC—it's USB-only for that—but it does have Bluetooth wireless support for iOS and Android. When being used wirelessly, a 2000mAh internal battery ensures many hours of gaming action between charges.
Logitech's K810 Bluetooth keyboard is a sleek, lightweight, and useful option if portability is important to you. Slipping easily into a backpack, this is one accessory that won't weigh you down when you're on the move.
Designed for Windows computers (there's a similar K811 version for macOS), it's also compatible with iOS and Android devices. Function keys along the top let you quickly switch between three connected devices.
Battery life is impressive, lasting weeks on a single charge, and the keyboard can continue to be used while it's charging via the included micro-USB cable. The K810 has an auto-adjusting white LED backlight, with a proximity sensor that switches it on when your hand comes close to the keyboard. Backlighting can also be turned off entirely as needed.
Whisper-quiet in use thanks to low-profile keys with minimal travel, it's an attractive and reliable option for gaming and general typing alike.