Keyboards are a vital peripheral for PC users, and regardless of your budget it's important to pick the right one. The most important consideration is what sort of feel you want. For instance, most cheaper keyboards use dome switches mounted on top of a membrane, giving very little tactile feedback. Therefore, touch typists and gamers may want to consider choosing a keyboard with mechanical switches as these provide much greater tactile feedback. Mechanical switches are available in different grades, such as black, brown and blue to name just a few, each with its own set of characteristics. Once you’ve chosen the switch type, Scan offers a wide range of keyboards in a huge variety of colours, styles, including backlit and RGB-illuminated keyboards. Scan further offers specialist keyboards for professional workstations, which are optimised for specific applications.
Mechanical keyboards are renowned for the quality, consistency and longevity of their switches – they're rated for tens of millions of presses, so they'll never tire of gaming before you do. There's a wide range of excellent switches to choose from, and many keyboards come with extras such as backlights, media control and macro switches. Invest in a mechanical keyboard, feel the difference and never look back!
- Roccat Horde 2.0 Gaming Keyboard, Membrane Keys, Blue LED, Tuning Wheel, Media Keys, USBWas: £39.98£25.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- ROCCAT ROC-12-302-WE Horde Membranical Gaming Keyboard, UK Layout, WhiteWas: £39.98£26.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- ROCCAT ROC-12-302-GY Horde Membranical Gaming Keyboard, Tuning Wheel, Blue LED Backlit GreyWas: £39.98£34.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- ROCCAT ROC-12-352-GY Horde 2.0 AIMO RGB Membranical Gaming Keyboard, Tuning Wheel BlackWas: £47.99£39.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
If you want to be the best, you must use the best! Keyboards play a key role in your gaming setup, be it for moving around your favourite map on Call Of Duty, or firing off your Ulti on LoL! Why settle for second best? Get yourself a mechanical keyboard and feel the difference for yourself!
- Corsair Gaming K63, Compact, Red Back-Lit Keys, Cherry MX Red Mechanical, 10 Keyless, USB2.0, Anti-Ghosting, RefurbishedWas: £44.99£41.39FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- MSI VIGOR GK50 Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard, Kailh LP Switches, Mystic Light Sync, N-Key Rollover, Anti Ghosting, USBWas: £75.98£70.79FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Corsair K70 MK.2 Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard, Cherry MX Low Profile Red, RGB, Anti-Ghosting, USB RefurbishedWas: £99.98£92.39FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Mountain Everest Max Mechanical Keyboard, RGB Back-Lit, Cherry MX Brown Switches, USB 3.2, 1000Hz, Midnight BlackWas: £219.98£208.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
The keyboard is the main interaction from the user to the computer aside from the mouse. Keyboards feature more than just the simple letter and number keys, advanced features include keys that short cut to specific functions within the computers operating system and installed programs. Advanced keyboard controls to look out for include shortcut keys such as volume, back/forward, sleep, standby and print for example.
- CHERRY JK-4500 Ergonomic Keyboard, 109+3 Hotkeys, Multimedia Function Keys, 180cm Cable, USBWas: £41.99£39.59£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Accuratus S100B USB Compact Layout EPOS Keyboard with Programmable MSR & 17 Fully Programmable POS Grade KeysWas: £100.00£89.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio K-1000 Mini Compact Spill Resistant Multimedia USB Keyboard ,78Keys, White, PC/MAC
- Xclio K11 Slim Spill Resistant Desktop Keyboard Small Office Home Office Black USB
- Xclio KB100-O PUNK Retro/Typewriter Round Keycap Black Keyboard Backlit Orange USBWas: £14.48
- Xclio KB100-W PUNK Retro/Typewriter Round Keycap Black Keyboard Backlit WhiteWas: £14.48
- Xclio Slim Multimedia Soft Touch Quiet Spill Resistant Keyboard with 2 Port USB HUBWas: £11.99£9.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
These keyboards feature wireless technology and allow the keyboard to be free of any cables. The keyboard itself is powered by batteries with the connectivity to the computer via an included wireless USB dongle or Bluetooth.
These keyboards can be used with desktop PCs, laptops and even tablets as long as they've got a Bluetooth wireless connection. Their wireless designs save on desktop clutter, they're small enough to sling in a bag, and they start at less than £10 - so they're ideal accessories.
- Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E M Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Compact Keyboard, PC/MAC/iOS/Android, BlackWas: £49.99£39.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio T1 Slim Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, UK Layout, Rechargable, Supports PC/MAC/iOS/Android/TV, 205mm x 80mm, BlackWas: £14.99
- Xclio WS4100 Sleek Portable Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Silver with White Keys for PC/MAC/Android/Smart TVWas: £19.99
- Kensington K97006UK Thin Folio Exact Bluetooth Keyboard (Removable) & Stand for iPad Air/Air2/iPAD4, BlackWas: £29.99£19.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio WS620 Slimline Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse PC/MAC/Android/iOS BlackWas: £23.99£19.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Prestigio PSKEY1SGEN Click & Touch Keyboard & Keypad Wired/Wireless Bluetooth PC/MAC/Console/TV/Mobile RechargableWas: £89.99£79.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
These bundles are the ideal value purchase when requiring a matching wired mouse and keyboard together. Providing all the functionality of a modern keyboard and available in a range of different styles according to your requirements.
- Xclio Home & Office G11 Slim Spill Resistant Keyboard and 3 Button Optical Scroll Mouse 1000dpi USBWas: £9.98£7.19£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio GK100 Combo Backlit 4D Mouse 6 Button 1600dpi + Backlit Membrane RGB Keyboard, USB Silver BlacWas: £16.99£12.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio CP-01 Guardian Templar Elite 4 in 1 RGB Gaming Kit Keyboard, Mouse, Pad & HeadsetWas: £27.98£23.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio CP-04 Knights Templar Elite 4 in 1 RGB Gaming Kit Keyboard, Mouse, Pad & HeadsetWas: £27.98£24.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
These wireless bundle keyboard and mouse packages are ideal for when replacing both devices at the same time. The advantage being that the one USB wireless receiver (included with the bundle) is set up for both the keyboard and mouse bundle. A wireless setup for both the mouse and keyboard ensures a clutter free desk of cables and the freedom to move them around.
- Xclio WS-880B Wireless Gaming Keyboard and 3 Button Mouse 2.4GHz with Nano USB BlackWas: £15.98£14.39FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio WS-880R Wireless Gaming Keyboard and 3 Button Mouse 2.4GHz with Nano USB Blue/BlackWas: £19.99£15.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio WS-880R Wireless Gaming Keyboard and 3 Button Mouse 2.4GHz with Nano USB Red/BlackWas: £19.99£15.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Logitech Advanced Combo Wireless Keyboard and 3 Button Ambidextro Scroll Mouse Unified Nano USBWas: £45.59£41.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
Learning a new piece of software or need a reminder every now and then? Perhaps you'll discover something new with these range of keyboards from Logickeyboard, Editors Keys and Blackmagic Design.
These keyboards can be used for their original purpose, but will help you work around the varying software that the industry thrives on.
Pro Audio Keyboards are also available.