Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016-Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This fine offering from Razer offers custom designed switches rather than the more common Cherry MX Red key switches that are usually offered on gaming keyboards. They offer greater guaranteed durability at sixty million keystrokes (rather than fifty million offered by Cherry MX keys) and better key response-times. While the difference in response-times is subtle, it may nonetheless appeal to some users.
This keyboard also features programmable key back-lighting with a variety of lighting styles. It has function keys across the top of the keyboard and five programmable macro keys along the left side of the board. Although the macro functions of this board aren’t quite as good as some of the other offerings to make our list, it strikes a good combination flexibility and simplicity with plenty of lighting options.