Mechanical Keyboard List

There are many different manufacturers of mechanical keyboards, most of them are offering multiple keyboards or keyboard series. Each of these keyboards has a unique set of properties. The keyboard can have media and macro keys, it can be illuminated, there might be a palm rest, and so on. Especially the switch type heavily influences the typing characteristics of a mechanical keyboard. To offer the best possible overview on mechanical keyboards, we created a list containing the different models and their features.

Mechanical Keyboard for Typing or Gaming

Depending on the intended use, there might be different kind of keyboards suitable for you. If you are a typist, you possible might want to get an ergonomic mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches. If you want a mechanical keyboard for programming, then you might be interested in a keyboard with fully programmable keys, so you can set them up perfectly in all development environments. If you search the best mechanical keyboard for gaming, your probably want to look into some board with macro keys, an RGB illumination and NKRO.

Mechanical Keyboard Reviews

This List offers a quick overview on mechanical keyboards and their features. Further information about a keyboard and its reviews can be found in its detail view or in our mechanical keyboard ranking.

Mechanical Keyboard List

By default, the mechanical keyboard list is sorted by name. But you can change the sorting by clicking at the header of one of the columns (except for the last three columns).

KeyboardMedia KeysMacro KeysIlluminationAvailable sinceSwitchesExtras
Cherry G80-3000No media controls -No illuminationn/a
  • Cherry MX Black
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
-Cherry G80-3000
Cherry MX Board 6.0Yes (integrated) -Yes (one color)Jun. 2015
  • Cherry MX Red
  • with palm rest
Cherry MX Board 6.0
Cherry MX-Board 3.0Dedicated media controls -No illuminationn/a
  • Cherry MX Black
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
-Cherry MX Board 3-0
CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-iYes (integrated) -Yes (one color)May. 2014
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • keycap puller
CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-i
CM Storm Quick Fire XTiYes (integrated) -Yes (multicolor)Sep. 2015
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • fully programmable
CM Storm Quick Fire XTi
CM Storm QuickFire RapidYes (integrated) -No illuminationn/a
  • Cherry MX Black
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Green
  • Cherry MX Red
  • extra keycaps
  • keycap puller
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro LYes (integrated) -Yes (RGB)Apr. 2016
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • fully programmable
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro SYes (integrated) -Yes (RGB)Apr. 2016
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • fully programmable
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S
Corsair Gaming K70Dedicated media controls -Yes (one color)Mar. 2013
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • with palm rest
Corsair Gaming K70
Corsair Gaming K70 RGBDedicated media controls -Yes (RGB)Jul. 2015
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
Corsair Gaming K95 RGBDedicated media controls18 keysYes (RGB)Aug. 2014
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
Corsair Gaming k95
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGBYes (integrated) -Yes (RGB)Sep. 2015
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
  • extra keycaps
  • keycap puller
Corsair Strafe RGB
Corsair K95 RGB PlatinumDedicated media controls6 keysYes (RGB)Jan. 2017
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Speed
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
K95 RGB Platinium
Das Keyboard 4 ProfessionalDedicated media controls -No illuminationMar. 2014
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
-Das Keyboard 4
Das Keyboard Model S ProfessionalYes (integrated) -No illuminationOct. 2009
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
-DasKeyboard-Model-S
Das Keyboard Prime 13Yes (integrated) -Yes (one color)Sep. 2016
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • keycap puller
Das Keyboard Prime 13
Logitech G610 Orion Red / BrownDedicated media controls -Yes (one color)Mar. 2016
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Cherry MX Red
-Logitech G610 Orion Brown Red
Logitech G710+Dedicated media controls6 keysYes (one color)Oct. 2012
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • with palm rest
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Logitech G810 Orion SpectrumDedicated media controls -Yes (RGB)Feb. 2016
  • Romer-G
-Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
Logitech G910 Orion SparkDedicated media controls9 keysYes (RGB)Nov. 2014
  • Romer-G
  • with display / docking
  • with palm rest
Logitech G910 Orion Spark
Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TEYes (integrated)12 keysYes (one color)Aug. 2014
  • Kailh Brown
  • with palm rest
Razer BlackWidow ChromaYes (integrated)5 keysYes (RGB)Aug. 2014
  • Razer Green
  • Razer Orange
  • fully programmable
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2Yes (integrated)5 keysYes (RGB)Jan. 2017
  • Razer Green
  • Razer Orange
  • Razer Yellow
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
Razer BlackWidow Chroma with Wrist Rest Front
Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition ChromaYes (integrated) -Yes (RGB)Apr. 2015
  • Razer Green
  • Razer Orange
  • fully programmable
Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016Yes (integrated) -Yes (one color)Oct. 2015
  • Razer Green
  • Razer Orange
  • fully programmable
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016
Razer BlackWidow X ChromaYes (integrated) -Yes (RGB)Mar. 2016
  • Razer Green
  • fully programmable
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
Razer BlackWidow X UltimateYes (integrated) -Yes (one color)Mar. 2016
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Razer Green
  • fully programmable
Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate
SteelSeries 6Gv2Yes (integrated) -No illuminationMar. 2010
  • Cherry MX Black
-SteelSeries 6Gv2
SteelSeries Apex M500Yes (integrated) -Yes (one color)Apr. 2016
  • Cherry MX Red
  • fully programmable
SteelSeries Apex M500
SteelSeries Apex M800Dedicated media controls6 keysYes (RGB)Jan. 2015
  • SteelSeries QS1
  • with palm rest
  • fully programmable
SteelSeries Apex M800