gaming keyboard

Having a good gaming keyboard definitely makes a difference and serves as your most important weapon in your PC-gaming arsenal. You do not necessarily need a high-end gaming keyboard that spends a fortune of yours in order to win the game, there are still some budget options which will still give you the winning edge that you could consider when you are looking for a new keyboard. 

Let’s take a closer look at some best budget gaming keyboards under RM400, and even as low as RM230! Why don’t you spend the money on your favorite games rather than those overpriced peripherals? You can even look for more options here!

1. Razer BlackWidow Lite

Razer’s products are known to be high-quality and pricey, and it is normally well worth the price. Among all Razer keyboards, Razer BlackWidow Lite belongs to one of the few cheaper categories, which uses true mechanical keys with quiet orange switches. It provides a quiet, deep travel keyboard experience with a light tactile bump before you actuate the key. 

As for lighting, it’s not RGB lighting, instead it is designed with true white LED backlighting. The solid white lighting looks nice and is quite useful in a dark room, and  the brightness settings can be easily adjusted directly on the keyboard. 

Although the keyboard might seem a bit higher than normal keyboards that some may quickly feel some noticeable fatigue after a while, on the upside, Razer BlackWidow Lite is well-built in which it is equipped with O-rings to dampen the sound of the keys. Not only for gaming, this keyboard is also well-designed for working as it offers excellent typing experience and the silent typing will not disturb the working environment. Offering at RM330.90 for classic black at our webstore now!

2. Logitech G613 Wireless

Overall, Logitech G613 Wireless is a good gaming keyboard for gamers and normal office use. As a genuine mechanical keyboard, it offers excellent performance and typing experience for starters. The combination of its good functionality and reasonable price makes it one of the most popular gaming keyboards.

Well-built with Romer-G tactile switches that delivers quiet, precise mechanical performance with incredible feel and durability with 70 million click-life, such switches are a perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance while still maintaining a discernible, tactile actuation feel. Besides, Logitech G613 has remarkably low latency, resulting in a very responsive desktop and enhanced gaming experience. 

Moreover, Logitech G613 has amazing versatility, due to its nature of wireless, it is compatible with most platforms, simply connecting with either its dongle or Bluetooth and you are good to go. Some might find the switches a bit mushy and might make a few typos here due to the switches’ short pre-travel distance. Just that the real downside is it’s not backlit, but that’s not everyone’s demand so we could actually look over, given all the pros the Logitech G613 offers at such a low price. At just around RM280, you get to experience quiet and tactile gaming performance with Logitech G613!

3. Logitech G413 Carbon

As compared to Logitech G613, Logitech G413 might be a better choice for you if you are looking for a backlighting keyboard, G413 has red backlighting, which is easier to be used at night, with the software available for more customization. And because it is wired, the latency is comparatively lower than G613. 

Basically the Logitech G413 is a very straightforward mechanical keyboard, it features tactile Romer-G switches delivering a good overall typing experience with its smooth bump and quick actuation point. It’s also fairly well-built and is compatible with the G HUB software that allows some customization settings, like macros on function keys. The build quality of the keyboard is almost similar to the Logitech G512 special edition, well-built with a nice brushed aluminum frame that makes it more durable and long-lasting.

What’s more, you could also experience good ergonomics in Logitech G413 design, with the suitable inclination degree, it’s comfortable to type on without the wrist rest. It is also quite decent for office use, the tactile switches are rather smooth and it’s pretty quiet and shouldn’t bother people around you. Just get this home at just as low as RM224.90, check it out here!

4. SteelSeries Apex 5

Besides Razer and Logitech, SteelSeries is also another popular brand in the industry. Its gears usually tend to be expensive but there are still some options if you are on a shoestring budget and SteelSeries Apex 5 is one of them. If you are looking for RGB lighting, this will be your choice.

What makes Apex 5 attractive is its hybrid mechanical switch that feels and sounds like a mechanical keyboard, but uses the membrane actuation found in budget and laptop boards. As usual mechanical keyboards that offer better speed and accuracy in games require expensive materials, therefore such hybrid switches basically successfully provide the most tangible benefits of trading up.

A cool media control center (consist of a clickable metal roller and media keys) is built in Apex 5 at the top right corner above the numeric keypads, allowing you to adjust volume and settings on the fly: change brightness, rewind, skip, pause and more, all at the touch of a button. Next to the media control, you will see the small black and white OLED display, where you could customize it with your favorite gifs, view on-the-fly game info, incoming Discord messages, settings, and more.

Available at below RM400 now, you may get it at a lower price if you use Pace to pay with instalments. Apex 5 is well-made and feels good to type on, either mechanical or membrane, it’s one of the better keyboards in its price range.

5. Razer Ornata V2

Last but not least, our last entry to the list is the Razer Ornata V2, we are now offering around RM350. Razer Ornata V2 is a great full-sized gaming keyboard, comes with unique Razer Hybrid Mecha-Membrane switches which is a good combination of the softness of rubber domes and the clickiness of mechanical switches. 

Razer Ornata V2 features amazing full RGB lighting, there is software for you to easily customize the lighting on a per-key basis and you can even set different lighting effects according to your gameplay, offering a greater immersion. Simply adjust the brightness directly on the keyboard, it’s convenient and easy. Dedicated media keys that you usually would only find in high-end keyboards, are featured in Razer Ornata V2 too, some added controls for you to pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience as you enjoy your entertainment.

Furthermore, the ergonomics of this Razer Ornata V2 is impressive as it comes along with detachable wrist rest, which is fairly plushy and comfortable, and there are two incline settings. The faux leather wrist rest attaches to the keyboard magnetically, and it feels very comfortable. The keyboard is well-designed for extended periods of office usage as well.