Our Best Wireless Keyboards of 2019

Best Wireless Keyboard

As we've mentioned in previous articles, keyboards are now widely considered to be one of the most essential additions to any gaming rig. It's true. The number of features you can pack onto a keyboard is at an all-time high, and you can gain a serious edge over the competition by having them.

The latest hurdle in the quest for the ultimate keyboard is to try and make the best gaming keyboards wireless. Now, I know what you're thinking. Wireless keyboards don't bring the same performance levels as wired, mechanical boards. They don't have the same responsiveness, and they definitely come with latency issues. And historically, that would have been true.

However, today, brands such as Logitech and Corsair would definitely have something to say to those doubters. Let's take a first look at what's in store.

Best wireless Keyboards: First Look

Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard
CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Corsair K63 has been crowned the best gaming wireless keyboard and for good reaosn. It not only brings super-fast, highly responsive wireless technology to the table, it also comes equipped with a mass of features and benefits all geared towards gamers.

Best Runner up Wireless Keyboard
OBINSLAB ANNE PRO 2

OBINSLAB ANNE PRO 2

The Anne Pro 2 from Obinslab is another keyboard that caters towards the gamers out there. It comes with a bunch of cool gamer features such as media keys and macros, not to mention it's super responsive and accurate switches.

Best Budget Wireless Keyboard
Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical

Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical

Logitech gives us the bottom and the top end of the price spectrum in this best-of guide. The Logitech G613 is the budget though. However, don't let that price fool you, this board comes with some excellent features which are going to make your life a whole lot easier.

Best Luxury Wireless Keyboard
Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

This is the upper end of the price spectrum, it's the Logitech G915. This keyboard comes with everything you would want from a gaming/office keyboard. It's the all-singing, all-dancing board, which is one feature away from playing the game for you.

Best wireless Apple Keyboard
Apple Magic Keyboard

Apple Magic Keyboard

Apples Magic keyboard is by far the best option for Mac users and one that doesn't have to stop at Mac's. You can pair this with most Apple products. It's a sleek and stylish board that will serve you well in those long typing sessions.

Things To Consider Before Buying A New Wireless Keyboard

Whenever you're thinking of purchasing a new piece of hardware, you must understand that certain aspects of that hardware need to be taken into consideration to judge whether it's right for you.

In this section, we are going to look at a few of the possible variables you may come across to help you make a more informed decision.

Sizes

Another important area to consider before purchasing any keyboard is the size. Now, what I mean by size, is how many keys your keyboard comes with. There are many different keyboard sizes, and each one has a different purpose. For example:

A full-sized keyboard is best suited towards people who are using their board for everything from gaming to typing.

A 60% board, however, targets the gaming market by removing unnecessary keys.

Switches

Switches are something you should definitely take into consideration before looking to buy a keyboard. A switch can change the entire feel of a board depending on which ones you go for.

The main switches that are used in most gaming keyboards are the Cherry MX switches. They come in a number of different varieties and have different aspects, respectively. If you're lucky, the keyboard manufacturer will give you a selection of switches to choose from before you purchase.

The main Cherry MX switches are as below:

Cherry MX Red

Cherry MX Blue

Cherry MX Brown

Cherry MX Speed Silver

Cherry MX Black

The list goes on, but those are the most commonly used.

Manufacturers are now starting to design their own switches which have their own unique set of qualities and features.

The Best 5 Wireless Keyboards

Product Details
Best Wireless Gaming KeyboardCORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • switch: Cherry MX Red
  • backlight: LED Blue
  • wrist rest: Detachable Wrist rest
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Best Runner up Wireless KeyboardOBINSLAB ANNE PRO 2

OBINSLAB ANNE PRO 2

  • switch: Cherry Mx switches
  • backlight: RGB
  • wrist rest: Not included
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Best Budget Wireless KeyboardLogitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical

Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical

  • switch: Romer-G Mechanical
  • backlight: RGB
  • wrist rest: Not included
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Best Luxury Wireless KeyboardLogitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • switch: Low-Profile GL Switches
  • backlight: RGB
  • wrist rest: Not included
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Best Wireless Apple KeyboardApple Magic Keyboard

Apple Magic Keyboard

  • switch: Scissor-switch keys
  • backlight: None
  • wrist rest: Not included
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#1

CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Corsair K63 once again makes an appearance in one of our best-of-keyboard guides. This is the second time we've seen the K63, and for good reason, it is a superb little gaming keyboard.

Corsair has designed the K63 with a subtle gaming look that takes advantage of their already popular brushed aluminum and blue LED lighting theme. We've seen this design on other keyboards in the range before, and it's clearly something the consumer is right on board with. Sorry for the pun. The board comes with a decent wrist rest and some high-profile keys which for me felt great. The keys are tactile and offer good actuation pressure for someone typing or gaming. They seem to have found a good balance between a gaming and an office feel.

The wireless technology in the K63 features an ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz connection which provides excellent responsiveness. I used this board for a couple of weeks and experienced no latency issues.

It's not just wireless technology that gives this keyboard the number one spot though. It also comes with some cool gamer specific features such as Cherry MX switches, Macro keys, Corsairs iCUE software, dedicated media keys, windows lock key, a detachable wrist rest, and 100% anti-ghosting with key rollover.

If you're looking for the best wireless gaming keyboard then look no further, Corsair has once again knocked it out the park with this superb offering.

#2

OBINSLAB ANNE PRO 2

The Anne Pro 2 from Obinlabs was a new keyboard to us, but one that had been gathering an online reputation. For this reason, we decided to purchase one and test it. The results were quite surprising; in a good way.

The price of this keyboard isn't exactly low, and it currently retails for just under $150, that being said though, this keyboard feels and looks pretty damn good. The Anne Pro 2 is a 60% keyboard which leaves no room for unnecessary space. Every inch of this board is used for a key. I like the design.

We wasted no time at all and threw the Anne Pro 2 into a gaming scenario, and to my surprise, it handled itself very well. Key presses felt responsive, and the actuation required to get a reaction was pretty much bang on.

Obinslab has given you the choice of several different switches, so you chose exactly how you want this thing to feel and perform before you purchase it.

It comes with some functionality and media keys to boot. In-game binds can be easily customized using the software provided and allows consumers to change everything from binds to RGB.

The Anne Pro 2 gets our runner up spot and for good reason. It really is a superb board.

#3

Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical

Logitech's G613 is their first entry in this list of best wireless keyboards and one that offers us excellent performance at an affordable price point.

The G613 is, for lack of a better term, an all-round keyboard which would be great for both gaming and office use. It has a design that doesn't lean towards one of the other and has enough functionality to accommodate all of your gaming needs.

The wrist rest feels great and offers good support for those long gaming sessions. However, if you intend to use this for office use, don't worry, the rest feels great for that too. Not to mention the quiet Romer-G mechanical switches that aren't going to annoy the entire office block.

The six programmable G keys have been positioned down the left-hand side of the board and can be used for in-game binds. By adding these extra keys, the board does look quite bulky when comparing to other keyboards out there.

The main feature of this board is undoubtedly the LIGHTSPEED wireless connection that it comes equipped with. It offers extremely high responsiveness, which is great for gaming scenarios where accuracy and reactions are key.

Overall, a board that displays superb value for money and one that should be high on any one's wireless keyboard wishlist.

 

#4

Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech's second entry into this guide of best wireless keyboards is the massively impressive G915.  This is by far the most expensive board on this list, but what you get for that price is unrivaled durability, superb aesthetics, and brilliant performance. This really is a rolls Royce keyboard.

Unlike the G613 where the LIGHTSPEED wireless feature was the main draw, on the G915, it's just another premium feature to add to the never-ending list. Features of this board include *deep breath*; LIGHTSPEED wireless, LIGHTSYNC technology, Low profile GL mechanical switches, fantastic aesthetics, dedicated G-keys, versatile connectivity, 30hour+ battery life, newly designed multimedia keys, and onboard memory profiles. That's without touching on in-game performance or build quality either.

I primarily used this board in the office for typing and light gaming. It's safe to say that the low-profile design did take a little bit of time to get used to, however, if you've ever used a laptop you'll feel comfortable from the word go. Once I got used to the board, I found typing quite pleasurable. This was mostly thanks to the switches I chose prior to purchase. You have the option to choose between clicky, linear, and tactile switches.

I only had a chance to use the G915 for a short period of time for gaming, but when I did, it's quality soon shined through. Even with the office relevant switches, it still gave excellent responsiveness and accuracy. I didn't manage to make use of the G-keys. However, their positioning was perfect for gamers wanting to add additional key binds to their arsenal.

Ultimately, the G915 is the luxury keyboard on this list. The build quality and feature scream premium standards. As with all things premium though, they usually come with a high price tag to boot. This is certainly the case with the G915.

 

#5

Apple Magic Keyboard

The Apple Magic keyboard is something we decided to showcase because it's the best Apple have offered their customers in a long time.

From a design point of view, the latest Magic keyboard offers an extremely sleek style that suits their branding perfectly. Of course, they've stuck with their white on silver theme, which we think looks excellent. The keyboard looks pretty compact which again, fits into their style quite nicely, and offers a luxurious feel.

The scissor-switch keys offer a pretty snappy feel which feels great no matter how long you plan on typing for. The addition of the multimedia keys adds further functionality.

If you're in the market for a wireless Apple keyboard, we highly recommend the new Magic keyboard.

How to Choose the Best Wireless Keyboard in 2019

Certain aspects of a keyboard need to meet your requirements to ensure that the keyboard you are looking at is the right option for you.  These aspects include the following areas:

Price

The first thing you need to set before beginning your search for a new wireless keyboard is a price budget. There's no point aimlessly hitting the market without a budget in mind. It's not practical, and it's going to end up costing you more in the long run.

There are hundreds of keyboard offerings out there, and if you plan to attack the market without a budget in mind, you're going to spend hours looking at keyboards that aren't even close to your budget. Set one early, stick to it, and save yourself time.

Membrane vs Mechanical Keys

The main two types of switches are membrane and mechanical. They differ significantly and offer their own unique set of pros and cons. Gamers have always leaned towards the mechanical switch as they offer better durability and responsiveness. The membrane switch, on the other hand, offers a quiet, more enjoyable feel when typing so office workers would naturally use them.

Depending on your requirements will ultimately decide which switch will be best suited to your needs.

Aesthetics vs Comfort: RGB and Wrist Rests

Aesthetics can be something that could ultimately stop you from buying a product. It may have all the bells and whistles, but if it doesn't look right, you aren't buying it. There are a tonne of cool-looking keyboards out there, and aesthetics come down to style, materials used, finish, RGB, and keycap styles. Making sure the keyboard you buy is aesthetically pleasing is a must.

You also need to make sure your keyboard matches your surroundings. For example, a hardcore gamer keyboard is going to look a bit bizarre at your office desk.

Other Features: Macros, Keycaps, etc.

Another area that separates the good from the bad is additional features. Additional features can be a number of different things, but mainly it comes down to Macro keys, keycaps, RGB, dedicated media keys, and anti-ghosting.

Picking a keyboard that is right for you can come down to the additional features because a lot of the more common features are already incorporated in newer boards.

Closing Thoughts

We never thought we'd see the day when we would actually recommend wireless keyboards to the gaming community. That day is upon us, though, and we're pretty happy with the selection we have chosen.

They aren't all gaming choices. However, some are for office use, some MAC use and some all-round use. We feel their qualities are what bring them together.

The wireless keyboard has finally come up to speed in a time where technology is moving faster than ever.

Let us know what you thought of our selections by leaving us a comment in the section below!

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