8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Our Top 5 Pick’s (Comparison Table)

#1 Best Choice
CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard -Cherry...
#2 Best Budget
HK Gaming GK61 USB Gaming Keyboard (Brown)
#3 Best Price
Redragon Kumara K552 Rainbow LED Backlit TKL Tenkeyless...
4 Best Design
Ant Esports MK3400W V2 Mechanical Pro World of Warship...
#5 Best Value
Amkette Evo Fox Katana Fully Programmable Mechanical Gaming...
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Corsair K60 Pro
HK Gaming GK61
Redragon Kumara K552
Ant eSports MK3400 V2
EvoFox Katana
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Cherry Viola Switches
Optical key Switches
Outemu Switches
Unknown Switches
Clicky Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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#1 Best Choice
CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard -Cherry...
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Corsair K60 Pro
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Cherry Viola Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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3 Reviews
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#2 Best Budget
HK Gaming GK61 USB Gaming Keyboard (Brown)
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HK Gaming GK61
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Optical key Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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#3 Best Price
Redragon Kumara K552 Rainbow LED Backlit TKL Tenkeyless...
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Redragon Kumara K552
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Switches
Outemu Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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4 Best Design
Ant Esports MK3400W V2 Mechanical Pro World of Warship...
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Ant eSports MK3400 V2
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Unknown Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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-
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#5 Best Value
Amkette Evo Fox Katana Fully Programmable Mechanical Gaming...
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EvoFox Katana
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Clicky Switches
LED Backlit
Num Pad
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16 Reviews
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Mechanical keyboards have made one of the most underrated computer peripherals popular and expensive; keyboards. What’s not to love about modern mechanical keyboards? Nothing. They are robust, make the sweet clickety-click sound (if you are into that whole typewriter vibe), and feel more comfortable while striking your fingers against the keys. Best Mechanical keyboards in India have usurped the traditional keyboards both in terms of expectations and price.

The best mechanical keyboards in India don’t necessarily mean you go for the most ludicrously priced piece of typing tech that you can find on the market. A good mechanical keyboard should strike a perfect balance between price and performance, rather than just being expensive yet useless for no reason. I have extensively researched and even used a few of the best mechanical keyboards in India and will help you to score your perfect match with ease. This post is subdivided into easy-to-read sections that explore the following topics.

  1. Which are the best mechanical keyboards in India?
  2. Detailed comparison and review of best mechanical keyboards in India.
  3. What are the pros and cons?
  4. Which are the best mechanical keyboards in India that you should buy?

Excited? So, let’s get started.

Why Mechanical keyboards So Popular?

Mechanical keyboards indicate that the keyboard replaces the traditional rubber-done switches that are wobbly and do not generate a click sound after a successful press. That being said, the intention of a mechanical keyboard is to provide a stellar typing experience rather than just click sounds. This change in typing experience is brought by the Cherry MX switches, a company that holds the patent for the mechanical aspect of the switch design.

Cherry MX switches are widely popular and mostly used in mechanical keyboards and not the basic ones with rubber dome switches. You can immediately notice the tactile difference as the keystrokes take a slight effort and make a click sound as you execute a keystroke. Cherry MX patent recently achieved maturity which has made room for even more economical and more costly switch technology to sprung up in the market. My advice is to stick to the reliable old Cherry MX switches for as long as you can.

Redragon Kumara K552

Redragon Kumara K552 is a tad bit costly but I would justify the bump in the cost with the comfort that comes with the mechanical keyboard. It is a matte black design and one of the subtle yet best mechanical keyboards in India.

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Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesOutemu Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadNo

Build and Design:

Redragon Kumara K552 is composed of plastic with a metal plate underneath to provide a more rigid base. The keyboard sheds the numeric keypad for uniform size and a compact build, so your decision rests on the need for a separate numeric keypad.

The material used for keycaps is ABS plastic which is the bare minimum for keycaps. Redragon Kumara K552 uses Outemu Red key switch that claims to be comparable to the Cherry Red MX. The keyboard is very light and weighs just 875 grams, making it easy to carry.

Keyboard Performance:

Redragon Kumara K552 swaps the Outemu switch for the Cherry Red MX and the difference is slightly noticeable. Rest assured, gaming or typing on the keyboard is a great experience. It has anti-ghosting technology so you do not have to be concerned about an unregistered keystroke.

There are only 87 keys to work with so you have to get your priorities right before buying this keyboard. It has rainbow backlighting with numerous modes to satisfy your needs.

Verdict:

Redragon Kumara K552 does a fantastic job for a semi economical mechanical keyboard that has a satisfying keystroke and a metal plate to hold it in place. The RGB effects are great but can be only cycled using a combination of keys that I find a little troublesome. Also, there is no software counterpart that successfully installs on your system so it needs a fix in that department to transcend other best mechanical keyboards in India.

“Redragon Kumara K552 is a compact mechanical keyboard without a number pad.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • Great actuation force
  • Spill-proof design
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Bad software support
  • Some RGB effects are overdone

Ant eSports MK3400 V2

Ant eSports MK3400 V2 is another one of the best mechanical keyboards in India dedicated to avid gamers and typing enthusiasts.

Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesUnknown Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadYes

Build and Design:

The Ant eSports MK3400 V2 is a plastic build with an aluminum plate beneath holding all of the contents in place. There is an added palm rest to make your keyboard experience more convenient.

The keyboard uses a full-fledged 108 key layout with 12 separate buttons for multimedia control. The keyboard is contoured to provide a seamless key access experience. Its keycaps do not wobble and with the two rubberized feet, the chances of slipping are reduced to a minimum.

Keyboard Performance:

Ant eSports MK3400 V2 uses the Chinese counterpart of the Cherry Blue MX switches with no mention of the switch manufacturers.  The feedback and click sounds are as satisfying as they can get for a mechanical keyboard in this price range. The keyboard has RGB backlit deck that can be transitioned using the key combination mentioned by the brand.

Ant eSports MK3400 V2 provides non-conflict keys which is a fancy way of saying that each and every click will generate a response no matter how many keys are pressed at once. The palm rest is a nice touch as it didn’t feel troublesome for my wrists at all.

Verdict:

Ant eSports MK3400 V2 is the World of warships edition that pays homage to the naval game. It has good switches deserving eno6tibbe called mechanical ones and has RGB lighting effects for those gamers that live and breathe RGB. However, one thing that is missing is the software support for RGB profiles. Ant eSports should look into it because RGB customization is an impending issue for many users and is the reason for ranking it low in the list of the best mechanical keyboards in India.

“Ant eSports MK3400 V2 is a full-deck keyboard with 12 media buttons.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • 12 dedicated media buttons
  • Palm rest
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Inconsistent key print
  • No software support

EvoFox Katana

EvoFox Katana is a mechanical keyboard that needs more attention from consumers. It is one of the sleekest looking best mechanical keyboards in India that comes with dedicated software.

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Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesClicky Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadYes

Build and Design:

EvoFox Katana is a fairly large keyboard with full-deck keys along with a detachable wrist resting pad. It has a flat design with laser engraved switches and clear key labeling that illuminates with the RGB backlit support.

EvoFox Katana uses a durable braided cable with an electromagnetic induction disruptor. There are no dedicated media control keys which is a disappointment given the elaborate key layout.

Keyboard Performance:

EvoFox Katana uses the mechanical switches from Clicky that provide decent key travel with a robust click. The mechanical keyboard comes with a fully programmable button that can be done using the software bundled with the keyboard.

Setting up Marcos, custom key profiles for different games is very easy with the software. RGB lighting effects and speed can be altered using the software as well. EvoFox Katana has a windows key lock to prevent accidentally minimizing the window while gaming or working on a project.

Verdict:

EvoFox Katana uses the software to let users have full control of the keyboard. It is great freedom compared to the two keyboards mentioned above. The wrist rest is detachable but is screwed in so taking it out can be trouble without the right set of tools. Apart from that, for a moderate price, you get one of the best mechanical keyboards in India if you go for the EvoFox Katana.

“EvoFox Katana pays attention to both the hardware and software aspect of a modern mechanical keyboard.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • Subtle design with laser engraved keycaps
  • Software support
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Slightly heavy
  • The wrist rest is not removable without tools

Cosmic Byte Black Eye

Cosmic Byte Black Eye is another great alternative for the best mechanical keyboards in India which comes with floating mechanical keys and a rigid body.

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Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesBlue Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadYes

Build and Design:

Cosmic Byte Black Eye uses a metal frame on the sides to provide sturdiness to the otherwise flimsy plastic chassis. It uses a braided cable that is adequately long and comes with a gold-plated USB connector.

Cosmic Byte Black Eye comes with a detachable wrist rest that is long enough to accommodate even large hands. The slant angle makes it easy to fit your hands in a more natural position. There is a key puller included in the box which can be used to pull out the keycaps while cleaning.

Keyboard Performance:

Cosmic Byte Black Eye uses a complete layout of 108 keys with function keys that double up for a few useful features. The keyboard uses blue switches that are louder and more tactile than the brown counterpart.

An anti-ghosting mechanism and 8 multimedia keys are present on the keyboard, so using the combination isn’t a problem. There are 13 RGB backlighting effects to choose from, which have to be altered manually due to the lack of dedicated software.

Verdict:

 Cosmic Byte Black Eye is very comfortable and ergonomic for users that spend a lot of time fiddling with the keyboard. It focuses on ease of usage and comes with a detachable wrist pad that is an added bonus. I hope they would have included customization software as setting macro keys is a steep learning curve. If Cosmic Byte Black Eye is able to fix this inconvenience, it can be the best mechanical keyboards in India.

“Cosmic Byte Black Eye puts comfort as its first priority.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • Detachable wrist pad
  • Mechanical blue switches
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Absence of customization software
  • Tiny media control keys

Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike

Expecting a top-notch product from Quantum is far-fetched thought but this version, in particular, has the features to rank in our list of the best mechanical keyboards in India.

Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesB23 Blue Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadYes

Build and Design:

Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike is slightly cheaper and raised some eyebrows but it a decent plastic build with no traces of metal reinforcement on the sides. The keycaps are hollowed slightly differently to adjust the natural fingertips curve. The switches are hot-swappable so you can make some modifications to the existing layout and tactile feedback.

Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike comes with a spill-proof design so accidental spillage isn’t an issue. There are no dedicated media keys on the keyboard and you have to use the function keys to use the media controls. There is no wrist rest on the keyboard while the connection cable is adequate for side-mounted or bottom-mounted PC.

Keyboard Performance:

Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike doesn’t stand out from regular keyboards in terms of the fancy RGB lighting but uses B23 Blue switches that sound great and do not feel like a cheap imitation of a mechanical keyboard. The keyboard also supports hot-swappable key switches that can be useful for modders.

N-key rollover and 12 mode RGB lighting are present in the keyboard which makes using complex key combinations a possibility. Quantum doesn’t ship software support with the keyboard so you have to stick with the manual lighting change controls and macro key mapping.

Verdict:

Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike isn’t as striking as the name but tries its best to provide a mechanical keyboard experience without asking an arm and a leg for it. Its simple sober construction and ergonomic keycap design make it one of the best mechanical keyboards in India for budget consumers.

“Quantum QHM9800 Rapid Strike is a great alternative for a mechanical keyboard on a budget.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • N-key rollover with a windows key lock
  • Elevated key design
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • No wrist rest
  • Lack of customization software

GAMDIAS Hermes M5

GAMDIAS Hermes M5 is a fresh start to the otherwise RGB intense, similar-looking mechanical gaming keyboards. The Hermes H5 comes with a calming blue color scheme and is a deserving candidate on our list of the best mechanical keyboards in India.

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Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesCustom Blue Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num Padyes

Build and Design:

Apart from the solemn white and blue color scheme, the GAMDIAS Hermes M5 uses aluminum for the frame and ABS plastic for the rest of the body. It is a fairly lightweight design that weighs just under 800 grams despite the elaborate 108 key layout.

GAMDIAS Hermes M5 lacks a wrist pad and abruptly ends after the last row, making it difficult for long use. It comes with a USB Type-A connector attached to a non-braided cable that is a letdown for the price.

Keyboard Performance:

GAMDIAS Hermes M5 uses custom switches that try to mimic the experience of Cherry Blue MX switches and is successful to some extent. The key wobble is very minimal on the keyboard and you get a per-key LED-backlit feature with a single blue color. RGB is not present and if that’s a priority, maybe you should go with the Redgear or the Cosmic Byte mechanical keyboard mentioned above.

The keyboard has a 32 bit processor that can store your key profiles and can be swapped between systems without having to configure them all over again. The keyboard also has dedicated media control keys on the top right corner and even a key that directly opens up your music player.

Verdict:

GAMDIAS Hermes M5 is a fresh take on the RGB monstrosity which is prevalent in mechanical keyboards. The blue-backlit keyboard complements its white and blue keycaps scheme and the onboard storage is good enough to store 5 profiles. You can cycle between different effects. The only major problem is the absence of software support and a dedicated wrist pad which is needed in the best mechanical keyboards in India.

“GAMDIAS Hermes M5 is a fresh take at mechanical keyboards.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • The simple color scheme with blue backlit keys
  • Onboard storage
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • No software support
  • No wrist pad

HK Gaming GK61 – Best Mechanical Keyboards in India

HK Gaming GK61 is one of the smallest mechanical keyboards in our list of the best mechanical keyboards in India. Despite its small size, it does provide the optical switches with an option of hot-swapping them with the switches of your preference.

Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesOptical key Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadNo

Build and Design:

HK Gaming GK61 is a compact keyboard with optical switches that won’t take up much room on your desk. It comes with a detachable USB Type-C to type A connector for faster transfer of instructions between the keyboard and the computer.

Being a 60 percent layout keyboard, it is fit for both typing and gaming use. The bottom kick-stands provide a slight elevation and the rubber pads help in maintain traction with the surface. The only visible problem is the cramped positioning of the direction keys that will take some time in adapting to the layout.

Keyboard Performance:

HK Gaming GK61 doesn’t fall short of performance due to its superior optical key switches that have a greater response than mechanical switches. The fact that keys are hot-swappable leaves it up to you to decide on the best key switches. The only catch is that you have to use the switches from the same brand.

Gamer’s will be able to take the advantage of optical key switches’ response time. While typing you may not feel the same but using it in gaming will be a different experience altogether. RGB backlighting is present to give with a select few effects to choose from.

Verdict:

HK Gaming GK61 is a premium mechanical keyboard that raises the bar in terms of response time and compactness. You won’t find software to map macros or set color profiles but manually setting them is not difficult at all. HK Gaming GK61 is one of the best mechanical keyboards in India with a premium body and concise key layout.

“HK Gaming GK61 is a tiny mechanical keyboard for gamers and typists.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • 60 percent keyboard layout
  • Optical key switches
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Slightly expensive
  • No software support

Corsair K60 Pro – Best Mechanical Keyboards in India

Corsair K60 Pro is one of the reliable mechanical keyboards in our lineup of the best mechanical keyboards in India. It is not cheap but being Corsair, you at least get your money’s worth.

Specifications:

Wired/ WirelessWired
SwitchesCherry Viola Switches
LED BacklitYes
Num PadYes

Build and Design:

Corsair K60 Pro comes in a brushed aluminum chassis that is more durable than the plastic counterparts you get in cheaper mechanical keyboard offerings. The keycaps also don’t feel cheap and feel like semi-premium PBT plastic.

There are no dedicated media controls and the windows lock key is also absent on this one. The keyboard comes with a single backlit color, Red, which seems more like orange due to the matte black keyboard.

Keyboard Performance:

Corsair K60 Pro uses the latest viola switches from Cherry MX and these are a lot more resilient to abuse but are stiff than most mechanical switches from Cherry. If you are a new user who has just migrated from a membrane keyboard, the initial user experience will be difficult.

Corsair K60 Pro comes with software support from Corsair. The iCue software can help you to create macros, remap keys, adjust backlighting with ease. No troubles with the software and you get frequent firmware updates.

Verdict:

Corsair K60 Pro is one of the best mechanical keyboards in India that uses the latest viola switches which offer more travel and are durable. The keyboard has competent software to back its features however the absence of dedicated media control keys is a slight disappointment given the price.

“Corsair K60 Pro is the mechanical keyboard meant for cherry MX switch lovers.”

8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Pros

  • Elaborate customization software
  • Anodized aluminum frame
8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)

Cons

  • Single color backlit keyboard
  • No dedicated media buttons

Final Words

Corsair and Gamidas mechanical keyboards are among the most expensive in our list for the best mechanical keyboards in India. That doesn’t mean they are inferior to other budget mechanical keyboard brands mentioned above, in terms of features and usability. If software customization is a persistent need for you, Corsair K60 Pro and EvoFox Katana are your topmost choices. Otherwise, Redragon and HK Gaming GK 61 is also a desirous choice with great tactile feedback and a compact key layout.

General FAQ

Why are mechanical keyboards expensive?

The best mechanical keyboards in India are slightly expensive because of the quality of materials incorporated into them which makes them more resilient to abuse.

What is the difference between a rubber dome and mechanical switches?

A rubber dome is a piece of silicon rubber placed underneath the keycap that pushes against the membrane of the keyboard. Mechanical switches comprise more moving parts and use a spring mechanism to return back to the original position after a keystroke.

Is Cherry MX the only recommended key switch brand?

No. There are numerous reliable switch brands apart from Cherry MX but I personally find the tactile to be much more prominent in my Cherry MX brown keyboard.

Are mechanical keyboards overrated?

No. They can seem absurd as they cost more than a typical keyboard that ships with your computer but once you use a mechanical keyboard, you will notice the difference between the two.

Do mechanical keyboards wear out?

Unless you do rigorous typing frequently or bash your fists every time you encounter a mistake, mechanical keyboards and in fact even normal keyboards do not wear out that easily.

Are mechanical keyboards noisy?

Slightly. Mechanical keyboards exhibit a bit of noise but making a sound isn’t the only unique quality of a mechanical keyboard. There are more important factors in play like actuation force, tactile feedback, etc.

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8 Best Mechanical Keyboards in India (June 2021)
Abhishek Mishra
I love exploring technology and devote my time to curating detailed reviews and supplying credible information to inquisitive users. I wish I had some spare time to play a few RPGs or clean my desk.

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