Your favorite mechanical keyboard for 2015 is also your favorite gaming keyboard for 2015. Corsair’s K/Strafe series took down around 35% of your votes, so let’s dig in to the lineup and alternatives.


You praised the Corsair line for its durability, construction, variety of keyboard sizes and switch types, use of real MX switches, price points, the line’s ability to be used without issue without extra software or drivers, and the line’s ability to fit in in a professional environment.

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Corsair Strafe RGB (Brown, Red, or Silent Switches)

Corsair K95/K70/K65 RGB

Corsair K70


Your runner-up was Das Keyboard. Das’ lineup now includes clicky and soft versions of ultimate (murdered out) line, clicky and soft versions of its regular line, a clicky and soft versions of its tenkeyless model (hell yes), and a Mac version with clicky and soft variants.

Das Keyboard has been in the mechanical business for a long time—way before the current rise in popularity. For that reason, they’ve had time to refine their keyboards, stick to what works, incorporate new switch types and introduce models that work for more people, and overall just make really sleek looking, highly functional keyboards. There was a lot of love for the Das Keyboard Ultimate in the call for contenders thread, and as someone who’s used it myself, I can understand why. It’s a tank that’s designed for over 50 million keystrokes, packs a 2-port USB hub inside, features full N-key rollover (meaning pressing multiple keys at a time actually registers), and it’s available with your choice of Cherry MX Brown (quieter, softer) or MX Blue (louder, clicky) switches. - Alan Henry for the Lifehacker 2012 Mechanical Keyboard vote, which Das won.


What even are you talking about?

How do I know what these switches feel like before I buy?

No really I do not want mechanical.


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