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 ISKU+ FORCE FX Keyboard with Pressure-sensitive Key Zone, RGB Back-Lit Keys 1ms, Anti-Ghosting USB£31.91£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Roccat Horde Gaming Keyboard, Mechanical-like Membrane, Blue LED, Tuning Wheel, Media Keys, USB
- ROCCAT ROC-12-302-WE Horde Membranical Gaming Keyboard, UK Layout, White
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 K70 LUX, Red LED Back-Lit Keys, Cherry MX Red Mechanical, Standard Full Size, Wired, USB 2.0, AluminiumWas: £99.98£69.59FREE DELIVERY
- Corsair K70 Rapidfire, Cherry MX Speed switches, Red Backlit keys, Wired, Anti-Ghosting, USB 2.0, Black/RedWas: £106.49£69.98FREE DELIVERY
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.
- Accuratus S100B USB Compact Layout EPOS Keyboard with Programmable MSR & 17 Fully Programmable POS Grade KeysWas: £100.00£90.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio K-1000 Mini Compact Spill Resistant Multimedia USB Keyboard ,78Keys, White, PC/MAC£3.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Keysonic silicone backlit keyboard, Dustproof, Waterproof, NEMA 4X and IP68, Touchpad glove compatibleWas: £59.99£57.59£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Zoweetek ZW-51009 V2 Mini Wireless Keyboard Backlit with Mouse Touch Pad 80 Keys, RF Rechargeable Battery, Black£12.66£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Kensington K97006UK Thin Folio Exact Bluetooth Keyboard (Removable) & Stand in Black for iPad Air/Air2/iPAD4£19.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Logickeyboard ASTRA Series Backlit Mac Keyboard for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14£96.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Logickeyboard ASTRA Series Backlit PC Keyboard for Adobe After Effects£105.60FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Logickeyboard Astra - PC Backlit Keyboard, Media Composer, USB 2.0, Colour Coded, Dimmable, USB Hub
- Logickeyboard Astra - PC Backlit Keyboard, Premiere Pro CC, USB 2.0, Colour Coded, Dimmable, USB Hub
- Logickeyboard DaVinci Resolve 15 ASTRA Backlit Editing Keyboard for PC