Standard keyboards are great for typing, but they are not designed for the complicated push button tasks of gaming.
Gaming keyboards usually cost a lot of money. However, thanks to the popularity of these colorful keyboards, there are plenty of budget options available now too.
We’ve limited all products to the best under $50. Here is a list of cheap gaming keyboards for the budget-strapped:
10 Best Budget Gaming Keyboard – 2017
AULA SI-859 Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Adjustable Backlight Purple Red Blue USB Wired Illuminated Computer Keyboard
Rii RK100 3 Colors LED Backlit Mechanical Feeling USB Wired Multimedia Keyboard For working or prime gaming
Gaming Keyboard SAREPO Led Backlight - Echo Music LED Equalizer Mode 9 Multicolor Backlight illuminated gaming keyboard with 19 Anti Ghosting Keys for Mac and Windows
Tips for Buying a Cheap Gaming Keyboard
Here are several things to mind when buying a gaming keyboard for under $50:
Don’t buy because of looks alone. Gaming keyboards are very colorful, so it’s tempting to choose based on looks alone. Rather, look at the features on offer first and then choose a colorful design.
Consider whether you want a wired gaming keyboard or a USB gaming keyboard. Wired keyboards tend to be faster than wireless ones.
Buy a keyboard mouse combo to save money. But if you have specific features in mind, you should buy the mouse separately. It won’t cost much.
Mechanical keyboards are more reliable, but most cheap gaming keyboards are membrane. There are partial mechanical keyboards that you should perhaps consider if you don’t want to pay more.