Picking the best gaming keyboard of 2022 is going to be a damn close call. Of the many gaming keyboards we’ve looked at throughout the year, a great many have delighted us: the MelGeek pixel (opens in new tab) notwithstanding. However, only one will forever be considered the soulful switchmeister of 2022. Let’s look back at the year to get a better idea of where someone could become the absolute king of caps this year.
2022, it seems, is the year of the smol gaming keyboard. Every nominee keyboard we’ve chosen this year has a compact form factor, whether that’s a tiny 60% board or a slightly more stretched-out 98-key option. That’s partly due to the fact that going small is such a fantastic way to save money while still enjoying the wonders of a mechanical keyboard.
Importantly, all of those below come with the basics for a great gaming experience: N-key rollover, double-shot PBT keycaps, 1000Hz polling, and of course, RGB backlighting.
You should see the arguments that arise in the chat about these mechanical masterpieces, and which one will be our 2022 gaming keyboard of the year. Only time will tell who will emerge victorious from the scramble of keycaps flying around the office over this one.
Best Gaming Keyboard 2022: The Nominees
The winner of the PC Gamer Hardware Award for best gaming keyboard will be announced on New Year’s Eve. It’s all to play for, and each of these three fully deserves the crown.