The Best Keyboards for CS:GO
If you ever dreamed about achieving the Global Elite rank in CS:GO, you should pay attention to the gear that the FPS pros are using. And we’re talking not only about in-game weapons and accessories. Getting the best mouse for CS:GO can be a game-changer for a budding player. Pair it with a good CS:GO keyboard however, and you’ll become a force to be reckoned with.
If you want to glide around the map with ease, hours of training are necessary. Check out this article about the best CS:GO aim training maps that offers tips on improving your skills. In addition, switching your cheaper rubber-domed board for a mechanical one can bring your gameplay to a whole new level. A good mechanical board will cut down response time, allowing your movement to be more precise and economical, reducing the strain on fingers, palms, and wrists.
A good CS:GO keyboard is customizable in terms of feedback and actuation. In simpler words, you can try different switches and form factors to get the “right feel”. Silent or clicky, big or small, a regular one with a Numpad or a TKL option — you can find the board that suits your hands and improves gameplay. Let’s take a look at the 5 best keyboards for CS:GO, as recommended by gaming gear reviewers and CS:GO pros.
1. Logitech G PRO X
Let’s start with the million-dollar question, what keyboards do pros use? Players of the NaVi team like Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, or Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov swear by their Logitech G PRO X keyboards. They used them during their participation in the 2020 and 2021 CS:GO Tournaments in Katowice and Cologne.
Logitech G PRO X is a tiny, portable, tenkeyless Counter Strike Global Offensive keyboard with minimalistic options and a streamlined design. It comes with a hot-swappable PCB, allowing you to change switches on the go (GX Red, GX Blue, or GX Brown are available). It has a detachable USB cable and a sturdy plastic body, making the G PRO X a great board to take with you when traveling to a tournament or visiting your friend’s LAN party.
2. Logitech G915 TKL
If you prefer a wireless CS:GO keyboard then the Logitech G915 TKL is your choice. Coming in two basic variants, with tactile and clicky switches, it can offer up to 40 hours of gameplay on a single charge. Connection options include a USB-A wireless dongle or Bluetooth. Considered by many reviewers to be the best wireless option for CS:GO, this board has everything going for it, from sleek minimalistic design to incredibly fast performance. Lightsync RGB lighting looks amazing in a dimly lit environment. It’s often used by Denis “electronic” Sharipov from team NaVi.
3. SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
The favorite board of Havard “rain” Nygaard from FaZe, the Apex Pro comes both with the Numpad and tenkeyless option. The biggest draw of this keyboard is the 100% customizable OmniPoint Switches. The board lets you set the actuation point yourself and even create several profiles for different gaming styles. If customizing touch sensitivity is an important feature for you, don’t hesitate to get this fantastic piece of gaming equipment. It is the best keyboard for CS:GO if you are willing to look past the hefty price tag. On the other hand, the Apex Pro is smooth like butter, so it might be well worth your money.
4. Razer Huntsman TE
Another Counter Strike Global Offensive keyboard worth considering is the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition. One more hit from the creators of Blackwidow keyboard, the Huntsman TE is optimized for speed and performance, though its linear switches may be too sensitive for less experienced players. Since there’s no “middle bump” even the lightest touch will be registered by your computer. Pros use this feature to surprise enemies with their lightning-fast reaction.
As the name states, it is a board built for high-stakes competition and you can’t play on it in a relaxed manner. If you are a person who likes to trade CS:GO skins and customize appearances, download Razer’s Synapse 3 app and tune the RGB lighting any way you like.
5. CORSAIR K100 RGB
If you are looking for a full-size gaming keyboard, then the CORSAIR K100 RGB might be the right choice for you. Corsair’s flagship model, the K100 has a multifunctional dial, durable PBT keycaps, and even an incredibly comfortable wrist rest. It’s huge and heavy. Definitely not a choice to take with you to LAN parties. However, if you prefer playing online and value comfort above all else, this battle station of a board will give you many hours of quality Counter-Strike experience.
Finding the best keyboard for CS:GO is not an easy task. You should start with your goals: do you prefer to play at home, or are you planning to travel a lot? While CS:GO is a relatively simple game that doesn’t have sophisticated mechanics, becoming a Global Elite-ranked player or even a pro takes a lot of skill and hard work. Pros generally prefer durable boards with smaller footprints, but if you really like comfort, take a look at a full-sized option. And the Numpad can be useful for binding the buy keys. Meanwhile, check out some of the best skins from the Operation Riptide Update.
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