If you’re building a gaming rig for yourself, a good mechanical keyboard is something you cannot compromise on. If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting, the sheer number of options may overwhelm you. The good news is that you don’t have to splurge a lot to get your hands on a decent RGB keyboard. In this article, we bring you the best RGB mechanical keyboards for gaming that you can buy right now for under Rs 3,000.
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Redragon Kumara K552
Price: Rs 2,299
The Redragon Kumara K552 is a compact ten key-less mechanical gaming keyboard that is incredibly popular among gamers that are looking for an efficient keyboard on a budget. The Kumara K552 gets 19 different lighting effects and a bunch of user customisation options. The keys on Kumara K552 have been tested to 50 million keystrokes and feature Cherry Red MX Equivalent switches. The keyboard base is made out of a metal alloy, and the keycaps are ergonomically designed to handle tough gaming conditions.
EvoFox Katana Pro
Price: Rs 2,499
Amkette’s EvoFox Katana Pro comes with 16 million RBG lights that are fully customisable using the company’s Windows app. Once customised, the onboard software remembers your changes and can utilise them when you connect the keyboard to another device. The Katana Pro comes with 4 customisable Game Mode LED presets, 16 Breathing effects, Single Click White Key Mode, and more. The customisation options aren’t just limited to the RGB lighting as EvoFox Katana Pro allows you to customise all 87 keys on the keyboard. On top of that, the Katana Pro features Otemu red switches and keycaps that have been tested for 50 million keystrokes.
Cosmic Byte CB-GK-02
Price: Rs 1,149
Our most affordable entry in this list is the Cosmic Byte CB-GK-02. This entry-level gaming keyboard features a 7-colour RGB backlight with 4 levels of brightness and 9 backlight effects. One of the coolest features of this keyboard is ‘Sonic Spectrum’, where the RBG lighting responds to the surrounding sounds like an equaliser. The keyboard is able to achieve this with the help of an inbuilt microphone. The elevated keys provide decent tactile feedback and are scratch resistant. Cosmic Byte claims a 10 million keystroke life for the keycaps.
Redgear Shadow Blade
Price: Rs 2,499
Redgear Shadow Blade is considered by many to be one of the best value-for-money keyboards in the market. This keyboard is equipped with mechanical clicky blue switches and floating keycaps. The Shadow Blade also comes with a palm rest, allowing you to game for several hours on end. The RGB lighting has a 22-spectrum LED mode that can be adjusted according to your liking. To add to the uniqueness, this keyboard also gets an integrated volume knob to control media playback.
Ant Esports MK1300
Price: Rs 2,504
One of the most compact keyboards in this price range, the Ant Esports MK1300 is a 61-key compact 60% mechanical keyboard. The MK1300 provides great tactile feedback with the help of the Otemu blue switches. There are 14 LED modes on the MK1300 with adjustable speed levels. This keyboard is compatible with Windows and Mac devices without needing any installation software or driver. Simply plug in the USB Type-C cable and start playing.
Price: Rs 2,899
Closing out this list is the Redragon K617, which is a 60% compact mechanical keyboard with 61 keys. The hot-swappable red key switches are built to last up to 50 million keystrokes. The RGB lighting has 20 preset backlighting modes that can be selected from the keyboard itself. The brightness and flowing speed can also be adjusted from the keyboard. On top of that, you can also design your own new modes and effects.
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These are the best RGB mechanical keyboards for gaming that you can buy right now for under Rs 3,000. In this list, we’ve covered keyboards across various sizes and price points. Think we missed out on a keyboard that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments!
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