The best keyboards in September 2023

Three of the best keyboards on a blue background
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The best keyboards for your work or entertainment set-up can offer both practical and aesthetic benefits, and there's an abundance of options out there. So many in fact, that it can be hard, but we've done some research, reviewing a range of devices to make our pick of the best keyboards (and mouse combos) available. 

Using one of the best keyboards can help improve your productivity, making your typing more accurate and efficient, and even reduce the risk of injuries like RSI. To make our choices in the following guide, we've considered ergonomics, price, aesthetics and compatibility to choose the best keyboards for a range of needs based on our reviews. 

If you need to upgrade your PC too, don't miss our round-up of the best computers for graphic design. And if you need a keyboard for an iPad see the best deals on smart keyboards for iPad.

The best keyboards available now

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How should I choose the best keyboard for me?

Which is the best keyboard for your needs will depend a lot on your personal tastes. Many people swear by chunky mechanical keyboards because they feel the travel of the keys gives a more satisfyingly tactile feel, which can make typing more accurate. However, some low-profile keyboards have found ways to create more resistance to help users get into the flow of typing, for example the scissor switches on Apple's Magic Keyboard. Other things to consider are looks (RGB lighting isn't for everyone), and whether you're prepared to pay out for extra productivity boosting features such as hot keys or dials that can be programmed for shortcuts or to control specific programs or actions. You'll also want to consider size. Full-size mechanical keyboards can be very functional and comfortable to use, but they tend to be bulky and take up more space on a desk than more compact options.

Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).

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