5 mechanical keyboards worth paying attention to in 2024

5 mechanical keyboards worth paying attention to in 2024

Keyboards are the main working tool for most Habra readers. The better the keyboard, the more efficient the work can be done – coding or texting. And do not be distracted by problems with accessories. Every month, manufacturers from different countries release good new models – it’s time to evaluate some interesting new products. All the most interesting – under execution!

Cooler Master CK552

An excellent budget keyboard that will suit most users. It is positioned as a game, but it can also be used for work without problems. The body is plastic with an aluminum base. Comes with Gateron switches in various colors. For example, red, blue or brown.

The CK552 is equipped with a built-in memory in which you can save up to four profiles. In addition, you can “on the fly” modify the settings. This allows you to seamlessly record, modify and delete macros, as well as control the backlight.

Settings are implemented using the Cooler Master Portal branded utility. It is impossible to say that it allows fine-tuning, but the basic functionality is there. In addition, you can adjust the backlight for each button individually.

You can not install the software if you do not like the prospect of getting another program for your PC. But if you need advanced control over your peripherals, Cooler Master Portal is a great option.

The weight of the device is 850 grams, the dimensions are 460 x 135 x 41mm. The cost is about 40 euros.

Redragon K615 Elise


And this is another good keyboard, but not full-sized. Its scale is 60%. Accordingly, there is no digital block – good news for those who do not need it. There is also a backlight that can be turned off.

An accessory with a detachable USB cable is supplied, there is no wireless interface. There is also no software, so there will be no hassle with additional settings either. By the way, there are 18 lighting options at once, so you can even arrange a real light show, if, of course, it pleases you.

The switches are low-profile, so you can type without problems and quickly. For games, the keyboard is also suitable, but if low-profile switches are not suitable for this, you can buy something else on Aliexpress or somewhere else. And yes – there are no arrow keys. This may be a problem for some users.

The keyboard is small and not very heavy, only 300 g, so you can take it with you on the road. The price will also please you. It is only about 35 euros.

Havit KB487L


Another versatile keyboard that’s great for both work and gaming. It has a small digital unit – if that’s important to you, the Havit KB487L is perfect.

The keycaps are made of PBT, they are pleasant to the touch and do not slide. The coloring is unusual, so you won’t confuse this keyboard with any other. It does not look like a budget accessory, but it is an inexpensive keyboard.

Those who tested it in work or play note that there are no problems, it is very sensitive to pressure. So the device can be safely used while playing Counter-Strike or Valorant, not to mention work. By the way, the manufacturer has a larger keyboard, model Havit KB487L, with the same color.

It has no backlight, the keyboard is wired. It weighs a lot – a whole kilogram. Probably, it cannot be recommended as a business trip. In general, it has no shortcomings, if we also take into account the low cost, and it costs about 40 euros.

Logitech K845


Well, Logitech lovers, there is a holiday on your street. It’s a versatile keyboard that’s perfect for work. It is made in a minimalist style. In addition, there is a white backlight if required. The backlight has five different modes — you should try them all. Hands do not get tired with it even during long work.

The base is aluminum, so the keyboard is quite heavy – it weighs a little more than 700 grams. As always, the caps can be changed. The manufacturer reports that the switches are designed for 50 million presses, from which we can conclude that the keyboard is very reliable. As, in fact, most other models from Logitech.

However, there are no macro or multimedia buttons, the model is configured once and for all. However, there are convenient legs that allow you to change the angle of the keyboard. In general, if you need an inexpensive, reliable and convenient “keyboard”, then the Logitech K845 is just what you need.

The cost is about 60 euros.

MSI Vigor GK50 Elite


Despite the fact that the keyboard glows with all the colors of the rainbow, the manufacturer classifies it as a “workhorse” rather than a gaming accessory. If you like backlighting, then this keyboard is what you need: the device has RGB for each of the buttons.

Size – 35x135x38, weight – 800 gr.

As for the switches, Kailh Box White is installed here, which many like. But there is also a model with Kailh Blue. Plastic caps do not slip, it is convenient to work with them. The manufacturer reports that the plastic is of good quality, resistant to abrasion and durable.

The interface is wired, there are no macro and multimedia keys. But they are not particularly necessary, since the accessory is intended for work. If you like a similar style, then you can take it.

Its cost is higher than the price of other models and is 99 euros.

That’s all! If you have a favorite keyboard, tell us what you use and what your model’s advantages are.

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