When looking for the best cheap mechanical gaming keyboard under $100, I really had to make some difficult decisions as there were just so many high-quality keyboards at affordable prices. Eventually, I narrowed it down and picked the top 10 keyboards that I found under $100. This list also has mechanical keyboards that I’ve found that were under $50 for any people who are on a tight budget and are really looking for a bargain. So, now without any more delays let’s jump right into this list! Also, if you’re looking for a gaming mouse then check out my post on the best cheap gaming mice under $50.
Best Cheap Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Under 50
I know not everyone has the budget for an expensive mechanical keyboard, so I’ve decided to include a few high-quality cheap mechanical keyboards that are great buys for under $50. These keyboards won’t be able to compete with the more expensive ones, but they will get the job done and are excellent buys in their own right.
10. EnTeck LED Backlit Keyboard
9. 1STPLAYER Fire Dancing Keyboard
8. AULA Demon King Keyboard
7. MechanicalEagle Z-77 Keyboard
6. AULA Ergonomic Sapphire Keyboard
Best Cheap MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARDS UNDER $100
All of these mechanical keyboards are more than worth the price and are currently priced between $50 and $100. If you’re looking for a Mechanical keyboard that’s going to last you for a long period of time then these are the ones you should primarily look at.
Note: The Ratings below are separate from the links above as I’m comparing totally keyboards that are north of $50. All of these keyboards are better than the keyboards under 50 dollars.
5. HAVIT HV-KB376L Keyboard
4. Redragon K551 Keyboard
This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed Redragon products, and I doubt that this is going to be the last. The Redragon K551 comes in at around $60 and for the price it is a great mechanical keyboard for someone who is on a budget, but still wants something that will last a long time. It’s not the best mechanical keyboard on this list, but it’s far from the worst making it a stellar buy for someone who’s looking for their first mechanical keyboard.
It’s also backlit which is always a welcome feature as it allows you to game in the dark with little to no interruptions (Not that this matters that much for someone who knows all their keys by heart). Each key gives great feedback that’s not too loud but is still good enough for most people
Earlier I said this keyboards tactile response is on the lower side for a mechanical keyboard, and while I love this feature I know some people may find it disappointing which could be considered a negative for some. Other than that I really can’t find anything wrong with this keyboard. When you add in the fact that this keyboard’s build quality is just fantastic, you get an item that is a complete steal for its current price.
Considering that HAVIT’s keyboard is in the same price range as Redragon’s which one’s better? I honestly would go off of aesthetics and whether or not you want a mechanical keyboard that has louder tactile response or one that is on the lower side. Personally, I’d go with Redragons, but I know other people who’d prefer HAVIT’s instead.
3. Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON ZX Tournament Keyboard
This is probably the best compact mechanical gaming keyboard under $100. Tt esports did a good job when designing the Poseidon, and I honestly have nothing but praise for the keyboard.
The first thing you notice when purchasing this keyboard is that you have a choice between brown switches or blue switches. Even though both will work fine, I’d recommend brown any day as blue is just too loud for me. Other than that you’ll be getting a fully backlit keyboard that looks stunning by the way and no ghosting whatsoever.
Yes, it’s tenkeyless, but that’s the point of this keyboard so I really can’t count that as a major negative. If you are looking for a traveling mechanical keyboard for gaming, or any other activities such as writing, then this keyboard is my top pick for you.
Since this keyboard is around $80, I know many people will compare it to the other compact mechanical keyboards that were all under $50, but that’s not an accurate comparison at all. The Poseidon is leagues ahead of those keyboards concerning build quality and the fact that the keys itself just provide a better tactile response. If you are in the market for a long-lasting compact mechanical keyboard, this is a fantastic pick.
2. Razer Blackwidow Full Ultimate Keyboard
It just wouldn’t be right to have a top 10 gaming list without having Razer in it. I don’t know how they keep producing so many good products, but they also have one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards under $100. Not only is it flashy, but it also has the functionality to back it up. If you’re looking for something that’s pretty on the eyes and are willing to pay for it, then the Razer Blackwidow full ultimate was made specifically for you.
One thing I like about this keyboard would have to be the fact that Razer has their own mechanical switches which are excellent if you ask me and easily compete with Cherry MX switches ( and in some ways surpass) used by other manufacturers, especially when it comes to gaming. Oh yeah, you also get a 2-year warranty which is always reassuring.
Honestly, I love Razer, and it’s not just because there some famous brand, but also because they always put out high-quality products that put most of their competition to shame. I have nothing negative to say about this device itself, but the customer service is a little lacking.
In the end, I’d recommend this product to anyone as it’s just a good buy. While there are so many mechanical keyboards makers, Razer still somehow manages to dominate the market which speaks volumes.
1. Corsair Gaming STRAFE Keyboard
While I love Razer, I do think one company has them beat when it comes to making cheap mechanical keyboards, and that company is Corsair. Some of you might not have ever heard of Corsair, but let me tell you, they make some awesome gaming products, and this mechanical keyboard has to be one of their best.
The thing that sets the STRAFE apart is the excessive amount of customization it offers. When you first go to purchase the keyboard, you’ll get options on what switches you want Brown, Red, or Blue. Each of these cherry MX switches gives a different response each time you click them. I honestly prefer brown so that’s where my link will naturally take you, but a lot of writers prefer blue. I’ve never dealt with red, however, and can’t tell you much about it. After that, you have the ability to reprogram any and every key which means that this keyboard is a must for anyone who is trying to make a lot of macros. You literally have thousands of different options!
One other cool feature is that the WASD and space bar is textured so that you have the best grip possible while gaming or doing any other tasks that could make your hands lose their grip.
Obviously, this keyboard has no ghosting and amazing build quality as well, but just the other features that the lower priced cheaper mechanical keyboards don’t have really set Corsair’s keyboard apart.
Honestly, I have no significant issues whatsoever when it comes to the Corsair STRAFE. Yeah, I know it’s not perfect, but for the price, it is just such a steal. You have so many options that just allow you to turn this keyboard into something that will fit all your needs for years to come. If I was trying to find the best keyboard on a $100 budget, then the Corsair STRAFE would be my likely pick.
Many people seem to think that getting a cheap mechanical keyboard is impossible, but throughout this list, I’ve shown you some keyboards that are even less than $50 that still provide insane amounts of value.
If you would like to add something to this list or just need some further help in finding a good mechanical keyboard on a budget, please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get to you as soon as possible.
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