Articles, Blog

The Cheapest GAMING Keyboards on Amazon…

The Cheapest GAMING Keyboards on Amazon…


(dramatic music)
(keyboard keys clacking) – Wait, how many keyboards
do I have here again? (boxes clattering) Ken, ah man. I miss when we actually
cared about the content. Hello, welcome, so today,
we’re taking a look at some of the cheapest
Amazon gaming keyboards, which are all over the set now. So, we have done videos
like this in the past, where we took a look at some of the cheapest keyboards on Amazon, but today, we’re going into
the cheapest gaming keyboards. Some are mechanical, some are not, some are mechanical feel, like
this Amazon Basics option. So, let’s see if you
should waste your money or toss your keyboards across
the room like Ken does. First of all, we we have the Amazon Basics Mechanical
Feel Gaming Keyboard at a whopping $34. Okay, that looks cheap. So, this does have RGB, however, it also uses Amazon
Basics gaming software, so we’ll see how that goes. Next we have the NPET K10 Water
Resistant Gaming Keyboard. Now, what’s interesting about this one is Amazon also claimed that this was a mechanical feel keyboard, but at a whopping $20 with a $4 coupon, bringing the grand total to
$16 shipped, it’s not bad. This is very generic looking, although it does seem to have
a few zones of RGB lighting, and it’s got a metal backplate. “Hello, thanks for choosing Havit.” So, this is actually the
most expensive keyboard here at a whopping $42. However, it comes with a little bit more than the other keyboards
we have here, a mouse. So yes, for $42, you get not only a supposedly mechanical keyboard, but also a pretty clicky mouse, actually. Next up, we have the Rii RK100,
or the Real Internet Idea. This is the cheapest keyboard
here at a whopping $15 with a $2 coupon, putting
the grand total on this one at only 13 bucks. (keyboard clattering) I feel like we’ve actually taken a look at this keyboard before. Oh wait, is this my Pro
vs Broke keyboard? Oh yeah, this is. I used this, I think in Pro vs Broke. Prepare yourself for aural bliss. (keyboard clacking) – What? (laughs)
– Aural, aural, with an A. – Next we have the Alpha Gaming Viper Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with fully mechanical blue switch keys, and RGB lighting, in
case you were curious. I feel like anyone who’s actually into real mechanical keyboards is just gonna be cringing at this video at this point. – [Ken] Well, anyone that’s
really into mechanical keyboards are too intelligent to
watch our videos anyways. (upbeat music) – This one looks like it actually has a built-in wrist rest as well. Yes, little bit of a chunky
guy, but okay, all right. Next we have the Logitech G213
Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard, with 16.8 million colors. This actually looks to be nice. I mean, definitely the
print quality on the keys looks pretty solid, but (keys clacking) hmm, all right, we’ll have
to give that one a try. Next we have the Stoga. Now, this one actually has
some of the best reviews of any of these keyboards,
supposedly is a mechanical, and at $38, it seems like a good deal. However, something I didn’t
realize when I ordered it is, take a look at the
keys, they’re all round. Oh, nevermind, they’re not round. (laughs) Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait, this side of the box has round keys, this side has square keys, what? – [Ken] Today, Austin learns his shapes. I know what circles look like.
– Can you see this is round? – I know what round is.
– This is round, this is square. Now, I have a lot of
keyboards to test today, however, I’m going to add one more, the Razer Huntsman Tournament. Now, I actually really like this keyboard, so the standard version of the Huntsman is the one that sits at my desk every day, and this is simply a, well, it’s a much more expensive keyboard than any of the other ones
we’re taking a look at, at 130 bucks. What I wanna do here is
this is sort of the control. This is what all the other
keyboards will be compared to, to see exactly how much more or how much less you’re
getting when you spend, what, a quarter of the price? So, to start off with, I’m going to be doing a blind
test of all eight keyboards to see exactly how much I can tell the difference between them, and if maybe some of the
cheap ones can surprise. Ken, I heard you have
a bracket, by chance. – [Ken] I do. – A bracket, almost March Madness style, as if we’re trying to shamelessly steal a great format to test keyboards with. (keys clacking) Interesting, so this one has, it feels like a membrane keyboard. Okay, that one’s not bad. Let me try this one. So, the thing I noticed about this one is it’s a little bit, the key
comes up a little bit quicker. It actually has a little
bit more of a click, but if this is a mechanical keyboard, it’s a really soft switch. What’s this one? I’m gonna have to say, this is B? I’m gonna go with B on this one. (keys clacking) Okay, okay, this is
actually a really tough one. I’m pretty confident that
these are both mechanical. I’m going to give a very, very slight edge to C. This could go either way though. They’re both pretty solid. That was really quiet. What is, oh that’s, is that membrane? Wait, but I feel like,
just thinking in my head, there haven’t been this
many membrane keyboards. Oh, now I’m getting confused. Okay, I feel like I’m getting a little bit more tactile
response out of this one, so I’m gonna go with E on this. – Yeah.
– Oh, oh, I like this, woo! So what I like about this one, it’s not as clicky as some of
the blue mechanical switches, but I do think these are mechanical. But it’s just the fact that
the key, it feels so tight, like there’s not a lot of play. On some of these cheaper keyboards, you almost feel a little bit of play as you sort of start to type down, but this I feel very confident with. This one, it feels like the
key almost wobbles a little bit as I type down on it. Comparing these two, this one
feels significantly cheaper. I’m pretty sure this is the Razer, And I’m definitely gonna
pick this one. (bell dings) – [Ken] Is that your final answer? – Definitely my final
Answer, I like this guy. (upbeat music) So, I have clicky boy number
one, not clicky boy number two. I actually like this one in a vacuum. I don’t think it’s mechanical. It does actually feel pretty good though, so there’s a nice kinda springiness to it, it sounds decent, not amazing. This one, I think the
responsiveness is great on this one. The noise is obviously
something which is up to you, but I think I’m gonna have to go with, wait, what number is
this, what letter is this? I’m confused now. – [Ken] Just do left and right. – Oh, okay, so we’ve
got keyboard number one, and keyboard number two. Oh, it’s gonna be tough. This one’s not bad, that one’s
not bad. Let me try this one. Oh, this one’s better. I think this is another mechanical feel. It’s got a little more clickiness to it. But also it sinks really deep. I feel like I’m really squishing. That’s definitely membrane, right there. Yeah, I’m gonna go with
this one, for sure. This one’s fine, but I
definitely prefer this one. – All right.
– All right, final time! Finals, finals, finals. I’m gonna stop, that’s annoying. I’m definitely lost which direction I’m facing
right now, okay, cool. Okay, this keyboard, nice
and clicky, I like it. And this keyboard. So, I’ve liked this one
pretty consistently. This is definitely the
one with the really, it’s the nice sort of key feel and the very little wobble, I guess? I’m gonna take a guess, this
is a blue switch though. So you know what? I’m actually happy with
the bracket has gone, ’cause I actually legitimately feel like these are the two best
keyboards that I’ve used today. This is actually a tougher
choice than I thought, but as much as I like
the clicky sorta stuff, this one just feels so much better. It, I think, has a better sound. I’m gonna go with this
one as the final winner. Did I just pick the mechanical feel? ‘Cause if I did, I’m
gonna be very embarrassed. – No.
– Okay. It’s time for the reveal of
which keyboards I’ve chosen. Agh, it’s bright, ugh! Oh, the Razer won, yes! Okay, let me put my glasses on, ’cause ugh, I’ve been in
the blindfold for too long. So, I feel really good about the Razer coming in first place. It means I’m not a complete moron. The blue switches on this one were legitimately the best I felt. I’m surprised that the Amazon Basics one made it out of the first round. For a non-mechanical keyboard, that’s about as good as it gets. This was, was this mechanical? This is not mechanical, is it? – [Ken] Mechanical feel, right? – Oh, this is mechanical
feel, look at that. Wow, so what’s interesting is, all of the mechanical switches
we have here are all blue. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if these three keyboards
have the same switches, if not very, very similar
ones, but I feel good. Why don’t we actually go a
little bit more in depth. I wanna try the Razer a little bit more, definitely this one. This is the best of the mechanicals. And I wanna spend some more time with this Amazon Basics one, ’cause this one actually,
legitimately impressed me. It felt, not quite mechanical, but mechanical feel is actually not a wildly inaccurate
way to describe that one. So first off, I’m going to try
the Amazon Basics keyboard. So, as soon as I plug it in, the RGB lighting actually
looks pretty nice, and we do have quite a
few customizable keys, but we also need to download the Amazon Basics Gaming
Software, somewhere. (keyboard clacking) Do you hear that? (keyboard clacking) You can hear it rattling. This is okay. I don’t feel great about it, honestly. The blind test, I felt a little
bit better about the fact that it felt mildly like
a mechanical switch, but literally playing it
for like three minutes, it does not feel remotely like it. Ugh, that space bar’s a killer, man. It’s nice that you have
all these extra buttons and customizable
features, but the fact is, I mean, yes this is a
fairly cheap keyboard, but it feels cheap. This does not feel like a real
mechanical keyboard at all. Next we have the Havit. Now, this one does actually have full per key RGB backlighting. Now, you don’t need any software, although I actually might
consider that to be a benefit, and so what you do is
you just hold function, and you can cycle between
the different modes. Oh, that one’s cool, what’d
it do, how’d it do that? Whoa, I like disco mode. All right, we’re gonna
stick with disco mode. – [Ken] That’s sine wave mode. – Is it, oh, that’s rad! All right, all right, I’m excited. All right, let’s do it. Oh, this feels so much better. Look, my space key doesn’t rattle. This feels great, I
really like this keyboard. Thanks, Kermit The Hung. Not only does it have
the best feeling switches out of all of these sort of, I wanna say knock off blue switches. They’re obviously not
real Cherry Blue switches, but they feel good. And on top of that, you get
the per key RGB backlighting, you get the wrist rest, and the mouse, which you probably don’t really wanna use. I mean, realistically, yes, I still prefer to
use the Razer keyboard, but at almost triple the price, in fact, actually a little bit
more than triple the price, is it really worth it? For most people, I would argue, no. I feel like this is
actually one of the best cheap mechanical keyboards
I have ever tried. Not what I expected to say
when I started this video. But anyway, thank you
very much for watching. Not only should you
subscribe to the channel if you have not already, but you should also go over to
our second channel, This Is, where we recently did a video all about some questionable
items that we purchased on Wish. It gets, well it gets weird.

100 comments

This was pretty stupid, why the hell did you add the Razer, you could have got a much better conclusion without it. You already knew it was going to be better

I really enjoy watching your videos and I was wondering as it’s my birthday on the 24th if you could give me a amazing birthday gift by giving me a gaming setup I always wanted one but couldn’t have one. I would really appreciate it

Hello everyone.. Good day.! I’m New on YouTube. I came here for promote my channel.. Please check it out my channel & subscribe for Logo Designs. I hope you support us.. Thanks

They are probably Outemu blues. Which are usually considered better than Cherry MX especially due to the price difference. As far a clicky tactile switches goes I've gotten on a kick of Novel Key Box navy switches.

P.S. If you are going to build a keyboard don't use cherry MX or any of their clones. At the end of the day it's still a MX and it's going to suck.

When I started playing rainbow six siege on pc,I used that logitech g213 and after 1 month I quickly upgraded to huntsman elite😂

So austin. I rewatched your personal gaming pc build, and I was wondering. Could I potentially swap out the z370-a for a z390-a?

Austin please investigate whether escobar fold 2 is legit and whether people actually receive the phone. Please order the phone using an anonymous name to test whether they really send phones to non-youtubers. Thanks!

Funny story, I have the Havit keyboard and mouse combo. The mouse is actually decent, but the keyboard didn't feel perfect to me but it worked pretty well tbh. Then I upgraded to a Logitech G502 and a Corsair K55 and I love those so much

Well logitech is decent especially g413 on thier custom romer G switches. I love it personally. I live in poland and we are a bit cheap country for ya but our well incomes are DEFINETLY lower than your

People 1 say not good for the price
People 2 say is better for the price
Me: is just a keyboard to type and play with with a regular standard time

So I actually ordered the RII keyboard from your link and it came with the left control button broken off and whenever I try to contact them they never replied but I'm happy that none of your keyboards were broken

Can you please give some of these away as some gamers maybe want to pursue being a YouTuber but their equipment limits their performance me being one of them 🙂

Hey Austin you should try out this cheap redragon keyboard I found on amazon called the Redragon K512 Shiva RGB Backlit Membrane Gaming Keyboard, it’s about 35 dollars and I think it would be pretty good

I understand having a control, but I didn't see the point of having the Razer feature so much against these cheap options as it obviously will have the best build quality at over 4 times the price of some of these options. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *