Best white keyboard for gaming: mechanical, 60%, TKL

We find the best white keyboard for gaming!

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When it comes to finding the best gaming keyboard, there are plenty of options covering all budgets. Where it starts to get tricky is when we are trying to complete our themed gaming setups. For those that like a bit of contrast on their mouse pad, a white gaming keyboard offers a unique aesthetic angle and can really look quite special.

A gaming keyboard isn’t quite as important as a mouse or headset for gamers but high-end boards are becoming more and more popular. We are going to be looking at white mechanical keyboards mostly, to try and find the very best out there. We will also be trying to cover a few different budgetary requirements in this best-of, let’s begin.

Our Top Picks

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WePC Awards Best In Class
The Best White Gaming Keyboard
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The Best Full-Size White Gaming Keyboard
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The Best Mini White Gaming Keyboard

How we choose the best white keyboard for gaming

We hand select each white keyboard based on a number of factors. Firstly, we are all gamers and have personally used a varied selection of different boards, from many manufacturers. We combine our pre-existing knowledge with constant research, looking for new keyboard innovations before getting hands-on.

How we test white gaming keyboards

We hand select each white keyboard based on a number of factors. Firstly, we are all gamers and have personally used a varied selection of different boards, from many manufacturers. We combine our pre-existing knowledge with constant research, looking for new keyboard innovations before getting hands-on.

Things to consider

When it comes to keyboards, they aren’t quite as important as other peripherals in a gamers locker but there are still many things to consider to ensure you walk away with the right model. Whether it’s a white gaming keyboard or a high-end mechanical board, they come in a variety of sizes, different features, and with a wide selection of switches.

Keyboard size

Selecting the right size keyboard is highly important but not always considered. What if you have a small desk or require certain features like a number pad? Well, all of this can be affected by the size of the keyboard you go for.

 

A full-sized keyboard (100%)  is exactly what you would expect, a standard keyboard with all your Function keys, Numpad, and plenty of room for fancy extras like dedicated media keys, macros, and volume bars.

Keyboards come in all sorts of sizes, with the more common ranging from around 40% up to 100%. These smaller boards are often referred to as TKL (Tenkeyless) and bring you a lot of features packed into a smaller frame. The more common TKL size is 85% and can be recognized by lacking a number pad. When we go smaller, say to 60% size keyboards, the keys are compacted together, with manufacturers taking advantage of those gaps you see between the character and function keys.

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Membrane Vs. Mechanical Switches

Whether your new white keyboard is for gaming or just general use, you will find you can pick up white gaming keyboards that utilize both membrane and mechanical switches.

 

Membrane and mechanical keyboards differ significantly but only underneath the surface. Gamers prefer mechanical-type keyboards because of how durable they are. Furthermore, mechanical keyboards are easy to customize and are considered to be highly responsive.

Mechanical switches often tend to be louder, but there is such a wide variety of switches available that you can dampen the noise level and still benefit from the low actuation force required to press the key.

It is worth noting that membrane boards tend to break quicker due to the membrane layer flattening out over time, resulting in the keyboard becoming less responsive. White mechanical keyboards are easy to disassemble and clean plus when you factor in the sensitive switches they feature; they are a must for gamers.

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Why buy a white keyboard for gaming?

The main reason to go for a white gaming keyboard is simply aesthetics. Would a white keyboard complete your pristine setup? The white contrasts beautiful twitch darker mousepads, especially so when a white RGB keyboard is illuminated but there is far less choice with white mechanical keyboards compared to the standard black.

We have already found the best white gaming mouse and white gaming chair, so if you are somewhat of a lover of that crisp white on your peripherals, one of our selections is going to fit in perfectly.

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Downsides of a white gaming keyboard

We love white gaming peripherals here at WePC, they are a welcome change from the black drudgery a lot of keyboards and mice are guilty of. Unfortunately, there are some downsides when it comes to a white keyboard. You’ll be unsurprised to hear that they are far more difficult to keep clean and will require regular wiping to keep them looking in mint condition. Additionally, more permanent forms of blemishes such as scratches will be super visible, so keep that in mind when shopping for a beautiful white gaming keyboard.

The Best White Gaming Keyboard

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In-depth Review

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The Best White Gaming Keyboard
WePC Awards Best In Class

Logitech G915 TKL

Editor's Rating
4.7/5
Pros

Amazing low profile design

G-keys and dedicated media keys

LIGHTSPEED wireless

Cons

Very expensive

Logitech has a wide range of amazing products but none more so than the White Logitech G915 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard. This may be one of the dearest keyboards to exist but you are paying for quality,  premium features, and mostly, convenience.

This keyboard is incredibly low profile with low profile keycaps too. The design is one of the best but I am a sucker for the low profile boards. Aside from the ultra-thin design, we see some impressive features under the hood too.  With this white mechanical keyboard, you get Logitech’s well-known Lightspeed technology, Bluetooth, onboard profiles, programmable G-keys (macros), and dedicated media controls. That’s a lot of positives from this board and guess what, the build quality is amazing too.

This is of course wireless, which utilizes the Lightspeed technology making this perform as if it were wired. Furthermore, they advertise a 30+ hour battery life, which isn’t too shabby.

For typing, the keyboard remained comfortable, easy to use, and there were little to no errors during testing. The low profile design could be something to get used to for some but it’s just a really sleek mechanical keyboard. The white model doesn’t come with the same variety of switches as the black, with the GL Tactile being the only option, still great for gaming though.

This white gaming keyboard is one of the best, if not the best, wireless option available and while it may be expensive, the competition doesn’t really come close. The G915 TKL is absolutely superb.

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The Best Full-Size White Gaming Keyboard
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Alienware Low-Profile AW510K

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Pros

Cherry MX Switch

Volume bar

Unique Alienware aesthetic

USB passthrough

Cons

No macro keys

The Alienware AW510K white gaming keyboard is quite the looker. This 100% sized board has as many useful features as our top pick plus some extra style points.

Visually, the board is still as pleasant to look at as most Alienware branded gear is but this low profile version with low profile keycaps is a massive improvement. The design is quite loud and the Alienware branding may not be for everyone but I think this looks slick from every angle. The RGB is as vibrant as ever and backlights each individual key and really makes this pop on the desk.

Other features with this mechanical keyboard include; dedicated media keys with a volume bar and a USB passthrough.

The Alienware AW510K features Cherry MX low profile switches, which is the only variant with this white version. Cherry MX Red is a highly popular switch amongst gamers, with easy actuation being the norm from these linear style switches.

Overall this is a great gaming mechanical keyboard and only just misses out on the top spot. The Alienware AW510K is versatile, feature-packed, and looks excellent, a great board.

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The Best Mini White Gaming Keyboard
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Razer Huntsman Mini

Editor's Rating
4.6/5
Pros

Beautiful compact design

Quality optical switches

PBT keycaps

Detachable cable

Cons

Limited features compared to full-sized

Razer is no stranger when it comes to high-quality mechanical keyboards and the Razer Huntsman Mini in white follows suit at just 60% the size. This is the perfect gaming keyboard for traveling with or tight desk space.

Despite lacking dedicated media keys or a number pad, this is covered in hotkeys and is a very versatile board in terms of functionality. We have received and tested many of the Razer range and absolutely love their keyboard products. Visually this may seem simplistic but that is what makes this so aesthetically pleasing. The entire white set of PBT keycaps look and feel of the highest quality and really lets that vibrant RGB lighting shine through. This has some weight to it too, the base feels solid and the whole product oozes class.

The Razer Huntsman Mini is a brilliant board. The one I tested was using the Razer Optical linear Red switches f but the board is available in clicky purples also.

This is still one of my favorite boards ever made and is certainly one you have to try for yourself, nothing looks quite like it.

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A Popular White Gaming Keyboard
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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE Rapidfire

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Pros

Dedicated media keys

Wrist rest

PBT keycaps

Cons

Older model

No low-profile option

The white K70’s design and features match the brilliance of the original but, unfortunately, there is no low-profile option. The Cherry MX Speed switches give you the ultimate in typing and gaming performance, with a noticeably faster actuation.

The K70 MK.2 is still one of the best keyboards available at the minute but the introduction of a low profile edition would have turned a lot of heads. Low profile keyboards have been gaining popularity in the gaming community with some finding the alternative a bit too chunky. T hat is this keyboard’s only downside though, you still get all the benefits of the standard edition, with the newer Cherry MX Speed switches offering 35% lower actuation than your normal Cherry MX and deliver the same level of precision.

Underneath the PBT caps is a brushed aluminum plate that adds some serious style points to the board whilst also offering a slightly reflective surface for the RGB. The keys appear to float on the surface making the low profile version one of the nicest looking mechanical keyboards on the market. The design and build quality are top-notch, as you would expect from Corsair, and it features dedicated media keys too.

The keyboard features a USB passthrough for your mouse, headset, or whatever it may serve you, unlike the K95 Platinum. The board comes with a full-length detachable soft-touch wrist rest that will maximize your comfort when gaming. It also has slightly wider keys, which makes it great for big-handed users (and sausage fingers). The RGB lighting can be customized and synced up to your other Corsair peripherals via Corsair’s proprietary software, iCUE.

See our full review of the Corsair K70 here

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The Best Budget White Gaming Keyboard

Redragon K552 White

Editor's Rating
4.3/5
Pros

Great for small spaces

Full anti-ghosting feature

Lighting channel is customizable

Outemu Red swicth

Cons

Entry-level

It’s surprising to see a white gaming keyboard at such good value while still offering great features such as RGB backlighting, anti-ghosting functionality, linear switches equivalent to Cherry MX’s Reds, and high-quality durable Metal-ABS construction. The K552 Kumara RGB keyboard is a tenkeyless(TKL) board giving gamers a portable option that also saves space on the desk.

This 80% keyboard features Outemu linear switches that offer speed and performance for games. There are no dedicated media keys on this board as there is no extra room around the keys which are stylishly framed in a solid feeling base. You can, however, use the function keys to mimic media controls which is a nice touch.

Overall, this keyboard is worth every dollar. If you’re on a budget and want a mechanical keyboard, The K552 is a solid choice.

Final Word

So, there you have it guys, we haven’t just found the best white gaming keyboard, we have found the best white keyboard for gaming for a variety of budgets. Hopefully, this article has made your next keyboard purchase, all the easier and you can rest assured that every product selection offers a high-quality experience for both typing and gaming.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

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Ben’s interest in video games started as a result of his intense need to be better than his sister at something. It didn’t work but it started a lifelong passion in gaming, which then evolved when he built his first PC. He completely botched it but it was fun and he hasn’t stopped since. He’s currently fighting an embittered battle to get even slightly competitive at Apex Legends. He has a particular interest in peripherals and loves messing around with his setup.

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