If you play PC games a lot but hate the fact that the keyboard’s loud keys draw you out of the immersion of the game, or disturb others with your late night gaming sessions, it might be time you consider an upgrade. The best quiet gaming keyboards could be your next best good investment. However, it is important to know the different type of keyboards out there like wired, wireless, mechanical, and membrane and which ones are the most reliable.
Quietest Gaming Keyboards – Comparison Table
|Product Image||Product name||Features||Star Rating|
|Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Gaming Keyboard||Multi-award Winning Razer Mechanical Switche|
Individually Backlit Keys
Ergonomic Wrist Rest
|4.6 out of 5|
|Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||Bluetooth connection|
6 programmable keys
|4.5 out of 5|
|Logitech G413 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||12 programmable keys |
Extra 2.0 USB pass-through
|4.5 out of 5|
|CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard||Wristrest|
Xbox One keyboard compatibility
6 programmable keys
|4.6 out of 5|
|SteelSeries Apex RPG Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||Compact and transportable |
10 keyless design
Durable 5000 Series aluminum alloy
|4.6 out of 5|
|Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||100% Cherry MX Red key switches|
Dust and spill resistant
100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover
|4.7 out of 5|
|Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard||Splash-proof|
|4.4 out of 5|
|Code V3 104-Key Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard||Onboard memory for backlight settings|
USB to PS/2 adapter
|4.7 out of 5|
Wireless VS Wired
Wireless keyboards can be connected to a PC with a USB and a battery-powered keyboard, and they are favored for their portability, especially by gamers. The catch is that certain models tend to lag, even more so when the batteries are close to dying.
Wired keyboards do not usually require batteries, but they can require more than a single wired connection to the computer. Some require more than a single USB wire, increasing the need for more wire maintenance. However, they are generally more responsive and reliable than wireless.
Mechanical VS Membrane
Think of the keyboards that have been used by almost every computer in the last 20 years or so. Those are mechanical keyboards. They work by each key having an individual switch, and each key and be removed and replaced with another with a different shape or design depending on the preference. You can read more about this type in our post on quiet mechanical keyboards.
Membrane keyboards are newer and not as common because they are not as favored by people who use them on a daily basis. This is because they have little to no space between each key because they are light with a flat membrane/pressure pad that activates the keys. They are quieter, more portable, and lighter than mechanical keyboards.
It might be best if you try not to prioritize extra features above the quality or main features. That being said, some extra features can increase a keyboard’s quality. For example, a keyboard that is spill-proof may allow it to last longer than one that is not. Some of the most common extra features are:
- Number pads
- Wrist Rests
- LED lights
- Extra keys
- Extra customizable switches
- Extra keycaps
The Top Rated Quiet Gaming Keyboards Reviews
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Gaming Keyboard
Razer won several industry awards for the design of this gaming keyboard, which is perfect for role-playing and other types of games. Designed to withstand up to 80 million keystrokes, the keyboard can last through the longest of matches and the hardest of gaming. The backlit display adds color and light behind each key to help you find the right one when you play in the dark. You also get 10 anti-ghosting keys that connect to different commands and five macro keys. Thanks to the ergonomic wrist design, the keyboard lets you play as long as you want without any fatigue or pain.
- Multi-award Winning Razer Mechanical Switche
- Individually Backlit Keys
- Ergonomic Wrist Rest
Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Size: 18.82 inches by 8.5 inches by 1.33 inches
Extra Features: Bluetooth connection, 6 programmable keys, media controls, battery life indicator, smartphone stand
With an overall standard and simplified appearance, the Logitech G613 is a popular model among gamers who are running low quality to standard performance games. For a wireless keyboard, it is one of the most reliable keyboards in terms of keystrokes and reaction times. The battery indicator is also a favored feature since it gives players a warning that they will need to pause the game soon to change the batteries.
Although there are no backlights on the keyboard, a favored feature by many gamers, the extra features to make this model one of the better options for gaming. Most importantly, it is one of the more quiet models currently out there.
- Long battery life
- Good for low to average gaming
- Well-made and designed great
- Not as ascetically pleasing as other models
- Some keys stick
Logitech G413 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Size: 17.5 inches by 1.4 inches by 5.1 inches
Extra Features: 12 programmable keys, extra 2.0 USB pass-through, media controls
With a design very similar to the Biostar GK1 PRO, the Logitech G413 also has a 2.0 USB pass-through beside the connection wire, although it is only one. It also only a single color blacklight like the GK1 PRO, but instead of green, it is red. Some other notable differences are that there are no audio or microphone jacks, it does not have a wrist rest, and the top case is made out of aircraft-grade aluminum.
For quiet gaming, it can be a hit or miss depending on your preference. Some of the keys, like the spacebar, have been known to be noisier than average. However, because of the top case, it is extremely resilient to falls.
- Keys are easy to remove and clean
- Easy to read text
- High-quality material
- Space bar is very loud and wiggles
- No damper on the keys
CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard
Backlight: RGB (customizable)
Size: 18.9 inches by 6.6 inches by 1.4 inches
Extra Features: Wristrest, Xbox One keyboard compatibility, 6 programmable keys, media controls
The first RGB backlight keyboard on the list, the CORSAIR K55 is one of the keyboards with the most extras for gaming. Possibly the most exclusive feature it has compared to the rest is that it is compatible with the Xbox One to play keyboard-enabled games.
One of the oldest models on this list, it is a little unpopular compared to the others because there are some popular problems that popup shortly after using it, the most notable issue being certain keys tend to stop working and fall off easily. Other than that, it is a pretty silent model.
- Amazing RGB control
- Model with the most features
- One of the cheapest models
- Caps and Number lock indicators stop working
SteelSeries Apex RPG Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Whether you need to work on stuff for school and work or just want to play a quick game, this mechanical keyboard might be the best one for you. The keys feature a mechanical design that lets you click without making even the slightest of noises. No matter how hard you press on the keys, you won’t disrupt anyone nearby. Made from an aluminum alloy, the case on this keyboard can stand up to constant gameplay and even drops without breaking. It works with Discord servers when you set it up and will let you know things such as when you run out of ammo or need extra health.
- Compact and transportable
- 10 keyless design
- Durable 5000 Series aluminum alloy
Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The USB 2.0 cord that comes on this mechanical keyboard from Corsair works with both older and modern systems. It lets you plug it into the back of your computer and start playing right away without any extra hardware. Behind each key is a Cherry Red MX switch that creates a backlit display to help you find the right key, even if you turn out the lights. The anti-ghosting design ensures that the keyboard keeps up with your speed when typing or playing. You can also program the keyboard to change the lights that you see and the actions that the keys perform. Corsair includes detailed directions on how to program the keyboard.
- 100% Cherry MX Red key switches
- Dust and spill resistant
- 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover
Redragon K552 RED LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Size: 13.9 inches by 4.9 inches by 1.5 inches
Extra Features: Splash-proof, media controls
For the gamers on a budget, you have probably heard other gamers talk about this model being the best since it is one of if not the most popular model out there. The K552 by Redragon is a relatively small and compact keyboard with not as many extras as others. Still, the red backlight and the lit up logo above the gaming keys may add a nice aesthetic to the design to some.
Despite the design, which is specifically targetted towards gamers, the keyboard makes almost as much noise as a non-gaming keyboard, if not more. The fact that it has a below-average lifespan can be something to be wary of as well. However, the response time is relatively good and the splash-proof feature can be very convenient for those who are accident prone with their drinks while gaming.
- Detailed instructions are simple and easy
- Great starter keyboard
- Ideal for gaming
- Louder than average
- Short lifespan
Code V3 104-Key Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard
Connection: Wired (USB to PS/2 adapter)
Backlight: White (customizable)
Size: 17.5 inches by 5.6 inches by 1.2 inches
Extra Features: Onboard memory for backlight settings
Another standard keyboard design, the Code V3 by WASD Keyboards is very similar to the Biostar GK1 PRO minus all of the extra features and more modern design. In fact, the only extra feature it really has is the onboard memory that saves your preferences. Its simplicity is favored by many, especially by programmers.
For gaming, it is a pretty average model, being relatively quiet. However, possibly because it is one of the newest models, it is one of the most expensive keyboards on the list, despite being simple. Because of this, it is still a rather unpopular model.
- Favored by programmers
- LED brightness adjuster is convenient
- One of the newest models out there
- One of the most expensive models
- Less popular