Selecting a gaming keyboard is not an easy task. There are various factors to look at before finalizing a keyboard that fits in your gaming setup.
After analyzing all the features and factors Serinose has selected 8 Best Mechanical Keyboards under ₹3000 and you can find out which keyboard suits best to you and fulfill most of your needs.
The prices are as of the time of researching the product and prices in e-commerce platforms change from time to time.
|Redragon K551||View on Amazon|
|Amkette Evo Fox Katana||View on Amazon|
|Redgear Invador||View on Amazon|
|Zebronics Max Plus||View on Amazon|
|Cosmic Byte CB-GK-03 (Black Eye)||View on Amazon|
|Cosmic Byte CB-GK-12||View on Amazon|
|HP gk320||View on Amazon|
|Ant Esports MK3400||View on Amazon|
Redragon k551 one is at top of our list, this keyboard comes with 104 dust-proof switches, the keyboard is fully mechanical and here you get the Otemu red key switches, at this price point it is usually difficult to find red switches.
The keyboard has a Rainbow LED backlight and it comes with 19 different lighting effects, there are also two user-defined game modes available. The downside of the rainbow-led backlighting is that you cannot change the color behind the keys but only the effects of the keyboard.
There are over 87 anti-ghosting keys and 12 multimedia keys, the design of the keys is economic and it does not let your fingers slip even during intense moments while gaming.
The overall design of the keyboard is also very good there is proper elevation given at the top of the keyboard so it makes it comfortable for typing as well as gaming. Overall the build quality of the keyboard is great the base is made up of metal alloy and the top is made up of abs plastic, the materials used here make the keyboard very durable.
The keyboard gives a good tactical feel and as Red keys are more preferred for gaming compared to Blue keys, the keyboard is also not very noisy but you hear a nice click sound as you expect to hear from a good mechanical keyboard.
Customizations can be easily made using its software and the software is very easy to use.
Amkette Evo Fox Katana
- Dust and Spill Proof
- Detachable Wrist Rest
- Great Tactical feel and sound
Well if you are a fan of Amkette products Evo Fox has one of the great lineups of gaming products under the budget categories.
The design of the keyboard is sleek and slim the keyboard is overall made of plastic but the material used is very durable. The good thing about this keyboard is you also get a rest pad which is also detachable, you can detach it using a screwdriver which also comes with the keyboard.
Coming to the keys, all the keys are anti-ghosting keys and you can create macros using almost every key. Apart from that, the keycaps are curved and in this keyboard, you get blue switches.
Here you do not have to worry about the print on the keys getting faded because they are laser engraved. Also, the cable is braided which makes it more durable and it is almost 1.8 m long, you get an interference inhibitor on the cable so that there is no signal interference from other wires near it.
What I liked about the keyboard provider is that they understand the needs of the customer so deeply, you will also get a cable organizer which will help you to organize your wires if the cable is too long for your setup.
The software is designed for Windows 10 and above and you can almost control everything from backlighting effects brightness speed settings. Assigning macros is also easy and you can also create complex macros according to your gaming needs.
Also, the keyboard has on-board storage which allows you to create multiple gaming profiles and also so import or export them whenever needed. As the software does not work on Mac so if you are a Mac user you will have to use gamer profiles for all the settings.
The next mechanical gaming keyboard on our list is the redgear mk881 which is also called invador.
The overall build of the keyboard is sturdy and has a hard plastic base. All the keys you get here are anti-ghosting so you do not need to worry about any action being missed while intense gaming.
In this model you get two options one is the blue switches and the other of the Brown ones both of them do not have much difference the only difference is that blue switches sound louder when clicked than the brown ones.
If you are not a very big fan of sound produced by mechanical keyboards, you can go with the brown keys’ version.
You will get floating keycaps with a crisp and tactile feel. The keys are durable and are tested for over 70 million clicks.
Coming to the lighting part it has Croma Luminous lights and you get up to eight different LED modes and 6 different profiles you can adjust led easily.
The only downside of the keyboard is that it does not come with a driver so you will have to set everything using function keys. There are over 8 different LED modes and 6 different profiles you will be able to set on the keyboard.
The cable is long enough and it is also braided so it adds up to the overall sturdiness of the keyboard. Pricing done is slightly higher than rupees 3000 but you can easily get it below 3000 with offers or during sale time.
Zebronics Zeb Max Plus has a very clean and simple design, overall it looks slim with decent elevation given for good typing and gaming experience.
It is a full-size mechanical Keyboard which comes with blue switches. The feel and the feedback it gives is just awesome, if you like the sound of a mechanical keyboard and are used to it then you should go with this keyboard
Here the keycaps are suspended and are double injected which makes them more durable.
It has rounded keycaps, so it does not let your fingers slip through it. Moreover, it also has wrist support which is slightly elevated above. The elevation can be favorable for some and not for others.
The quality of plastic used here is good and the weight of the keyboard is around 1.27 kg the cable you get is also very long and the length is about 1.9 meters and the cable is braided.
It has RGB lighting and comes with 10 different modes to choose from so that you can blend your keyboard with your gaming setup. The lights are bright enough and the effects are visible even in a lighter room. Although the letters are clear they could have made the printing more clearer.
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Cosmic Byte Black Eye
Sturdy and Silent
- Brown Switches
- All Platform Compatibility
- Aluminum Body
The next keyboard on our list is the cosmic byte black eye gaming keyboard. The build quality of the keyboard is great you get a full aluminum body here with perfect elevation and wrist support. Also, wrist support is long and wide which provides you comfort while typing and gaming.
You can choose from the blue and brown switch versions so it is suitable for both silent and other gamers who like the sound of mechanical keyboards.
The overall design of the keyboard is attractive and ergonomic if you are a coder blogger or gamer it doesn’t matter you can sit with this keyboard for long hours. Even if you don’t want the wrist rest you can always detach it.
For durability, the keys are double-shot molded and have a life of over 50 million keystrokes
The lighting is decent as the keyboard comes with RGB lighting and it has over 13 different lighting modes to choose from. The only downside of the keyboard is that you cannot make profiles and save them which you would expect in a keyboard at this price range.
Cosmic byte CB GK 12 also known as that neon rainbow is the next best mechanical keyboard by cosmic byte in this price range.
The keyboard has overall study built as the body is made up of aluminum and you get a compact and tough design. The elevation provided is good and you can also adjust it up to over two levels.
Keycaps here have a good texture on them and the keys are made to last long and are tested for over 50 million clicks. The keyboard is full size and all the keys are anti-ghosting so you do not need to worry about loss of input while you are in the middle of extreme action.
The keyboard is fully mechanical and it comes with blue switches again blue switches are not for silent Gamers but if you like the sound of mechanical keyboards then this is for you. Also, all the keys are anti-ghosting so there will be no loss of input here.
The main highlight of the keyboard here is its lighting, You get to see the lighting on the sides or you may call the bezels of the keyboard. It increases the attractiveness of the keyboard and you can adjust it up to 4 brightness levels.
The keys have Rainbow LED lighting which you can set up to 10 different lighting effects and hear you also get 3-speed adjustments. You cannot change the color of the keys but the overall lighting is very good and it helps your keyboard to mix with your game setup very easily.
- 3 years limited brand warranty
- Matt Texture and Keycaps
- Compact Design
If you are a brand lover, then HP has something to offer, well this is a full-size keyboard but overall it is a compact one. this keyboard is easy to carry from place to place and especially if you use it with a gaming laptop. Well, the keyboard also has a very slight elevation.
The overall tactical feel of the keys is nice and crisp. The keys have up to over 50 million click life so it will last longer and the mechanical sound coming out of it is satisfying. Well, you don’t get wrist rest here so you may need to purchase it separately as some might require it because of the elevation.
The keyboard has Rainbow LED lighting and it has some decent lighting and breathing effects to choose from.
The cable of the keyboard is braided but you do get a magnetic ring to reduce outer interference. The USB connector is designed to reduce oxidation which will make it last longer than a normal one.
Ant Esports MK3400W has a sleek and minimalistic design and it comes with a sand texture finish. It has an overall plastic body but it is hard plastic and not the one that breaks so easily. Speaking about the overall design aspects it looks quite stylish from the sides.
It is a fully mechanical keyboard and the Keycaps are curved and removable so cleaning will be easy here. Also, the keys are durable and are tested for over 15 Million clicks. The keys have brown switches so so there will be not much noise here.
Coming to the lighting part keyboard has RGB lighting and comes with 13 different light modes. Apart from the 13 light modes, you cannot customize much for yourself but the light modes are more than enough.
Well, the keyboard is suited for all types of gamers and is a value for money product for someone who is starting off with his or her gaming journey.
So these were some of the best mechanical gaming keyboards you will and under ₹3000. You can also see keyboard lists under different price brackets. Tell us what do you look when buying a gaming keyboard. We will be back with other articles until then happy gaming.
Gourang Parekh is the founder of serinose, who is a gamer, aspiring actor, and a former e-sports organizer and a tech savvy. He is also a big fan of Cricket and his favorite batsman is Rohit Sharma.