We use keyboards daily, but don’t often think about their design. With us for 40-and-over hours a week, their little details can make all the difference. We’ve compiled a list of thirty cool computer keyboards for everyone from the hard-out gamer to the reluctant typist. We’ve found keyboards that are ergonomic; keyboards that are pure laser light; keyboards that look like typewriters; keyboards that don’t need batteries or wires. Whether you’re looking for a fun typing station with LED lights, colour gradients and a half split or something simple, minimalist and non-fussy, take a cheeky gander through our top-notch and varied selection before you next hit the office.
Retro-Style Nintendo SNES-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard: Used to have a SNES? This purple number will bring back memories. Featuring Gaote Blue textile switches, 104 anti-ghosting keys and case accent lighting, its nostalgic form comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Black Mechanical Keyboard With Gradient LED Backlights: Gamers can’t go past this find, the world’s first mechanical keyboard to feature Cherry, Gateron and Kailh hot swap switches. Its sand-blasted aluminium façade and multi-colour LED backlighting can make any gamer go weak at the knees.
Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With Wrist Rest: If you’re spending hours gaming, think of your wrists. This ergonomic keyboard boasts a wrist-leaning station (see the circled area), typewriter-inspired keys, multi-colour LED backlights and a phone holder at its back.
Compact Multi-Device Mechanical Keyboard With Groove: Want a keyboard you can put to many uses? This mechanical find boasts wireless connectivity, mechanical green switches and high-speed haptic feedback in one portable unit you can store in your bag. An ergonomic groove sits your smartphone or iPad at the ideal angle.
Cute Round-Key Keyboard: Available in black or blue, this small, universal beauty can connect to up to three devices simultaneously, switching between them at a touch of a button. Its two-year battery gives it longevity; OS adaptiveness, ease of use.
Logitech Craft Keyboard With Creative Input Dial: Are you a creative working from home? Get the right keyboard for your freelancing needs. This keyboard instantly accesses context-specific functions, letting you move between apps at a touch of the Crown. Keys designed for precision make it easy to type faster.
Minimalist-Style Living Room Illuminated Keyboard With Trackpad: Want less than a computer, but more than a remote control? This minimalist keyboard can wirelessly tune into your TV with handy buttons like mute, volume and scroll. Its sensor detects the amount of light in the room, automatically dimming or brightening its backlights.
Cute Mechanical Keyboard With Round Keys: Inspired by classic typewriters, this mechanical keyboard comes in five colours compatible with a Mac’s function keys. Its long-life battery gives you up to three weeks’ of usage from a single charge, while its GATERON switches offer up to 50 million keystrokes.
Solar Keyboard For Mac: Save the planet during your workday. This eco-friendly keyboard gives you at least three months of power – with no wired recharges – in the familiar Mac layout. A concave key cap design feels good to the touch.
iClever Backlit Foldable Keyboard: Want another keyboard, but don’t have the room? This full-size keyboard folds three ways. Featuring wireless and wired modes, iOS, Windows and Android compatibility and a colour-changing backlight, it’s the perfect ergonomic design for student or business travellers.
Split Keyboard With LED: Take it up a notch and get a keyboard cut in half. This backlit beauty hosts Doubleshot PBT keycaps, an ergonomic key shape, 9 LED backlighting modes and keyboard-bound program layouts.
Kinesis Ergonomic Contoured Keyboards: Having problems with typing? Get an ergonomic keyboard that’s best in class. This patented, contoured find positions your hands naturally, with the thumbs centred inwards and digits out to one side. Its keyboard layout is customizable for easy reach, so you won’t have to bend and cause RSI strain. Advantage Palm Pads and Plus Jestik Microfiber Cloth included.
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard: Compatible with the Surface Pro 4, Book or Studio, this ergonomic keyboard has a natural arc and slope that works with your hands. A double-cushioned palm rest covered in good-looking Alcantara supports your wrists.
Microsoft Keyboard With Fingerprint Sensor: Ensure no one else can hack into your desktop. Showing off Microsoft’s recent best-in-class design improvements, this sleek-looking keyboard has a hidden fingerprint sensor using Windows Hello biometric authentication. Bluetooth and wireless, it’s compatible with Windows 10 PCs and phones.
Wireless Transparent Keyboard: Hate the clunky, black look? This transparent keyboard has got in goin’ on. Made of glass, it features a blue LED backlight for night time, gesture controls for ease. Its waterproof surface is easy to clean and disinfect, making for a more hygienic place to work everyday.
Steampunk-Style Mechanical Keyboard: Complement your steampunk home decor with a keyboard in the style. Showing off a leather top plate, zinc aluminium alloy frame and chrome finish, each piece comes complete with a custom logo plaque. Its mechanical keys are backlit, and can be twisted to adjust to your perfect wrist height.
The Diviner Victorian-Style Keyboard: Don’t let functionality get in the way of style. The Diviner draws from the Victorian era, with its natural poplar frame, vintage typewriter keys and Roman Ogee pattern edge routing. Hand-stained and varnished in a deep mahogany finish, its four points and corners are accented with acanthus brass, its indicator LEDs with refractive red jewel lenses. Treat yourself to its 50 million-stroke key caps and Cherry MX switches.
Vintage-Style Aviation-Themed Keyboard: Aviation enthusiasts will love this vintage-style keyboard. Brushed aluminium and typewriter-style keys blend with Cherry MX switches and three sapphire blue jewel indicators, creating a cockpit feel.
Nautical-Themed Seafarer Keyboard: This nautical home decor keyboard is anything but standard. Its gorgeous gold foil illustrations were drawn by historical cartographer Peter Schenk the Elder. Its typewriter-style keys are set on cast brass beside Cherry MX switches on a spiral rod frame. Its cap lettering is fade-poof beside green jewel indicators, providing a feeling of luxury for the avid voyager.
The Sojourner Premium Luxury Keyboard: We’ve never seen travel-inspired home decor look this good. The last in the line of the Datamancer keyboards, the Sojourner’s steampunk-esque, weathered-look design is made of polished brass. Its typewriter keys and Cherry MX switches are set on Elizabethan-typeface parchment, beside an aged leather face plate with amber jewel indicators.
Futuristic-Style Laser Projection Keyboard: Don’t like the keyboard look? Project yours instead, with a laser light alternative. Bluetooth-compatible and available for Mac and PC, you can adjust its brightness, sensitivity and sound on flat, opaque surfaces.