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+ Gaming Keyboard, Membrane, Blue LED Backlighting, Anti-Ghosting, Macro LIVE!, Media Keys, USBWas: £34.99£21.98£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Roccat Horde 2.0 Gaming Keyboard, Membrane Keys, Blue LED, Tuning Wheel, Media Keys, USB
- ROCCAT ISKU+ FORCE FX Keyboard RGB Back-Lit Keys 1ms, Anti-Ghosting Pressure-sensitive QWEASD Key Zone USB
- ROCCAT ROC-12-302-GY Horde Membranical Gaming Keyboard, Tuning Wheel, Blue LED Backlit Grey
- ROCCAT ROC-12-302-WE Horde Membranical Gaming Keyboard, UK Layout, WhiteWas: £39.98£26.98£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- ROCCAT ROC-12-352-GY Horde 2.0 AIMO RGB Membranical Gaming Keyboard, Tuning Wheel BlackWas: £47.99£32.98£5.48 1-5 DAY 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.
- CHERRY KC 1000 Wired Keyboard, Laser Etched Keycaps, Black, USBWas: £9.89£8.69£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- CHERRY JK-8500 Stream Keyboard, Scissor Switches, 105+10 Multimedia Keys, 180cm Cable, USBWas: £19.49£18.29£5.48 1-5 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 Slim Multimedia Soft Touch Quiet Spill Resistant Keyboard with 2 Port USB HUBWas: £11.99£8.39£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio KB100-O PUNK Retro/Typewriter Round Keycap Black Keyboard Backlit Orange USB
- Xclio KB100-W PUNK Retro/Typewriter Round Keycap Black Keyboard Backlit White
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.
- Kit KBMAG7BK Magnetic Bluetooth Keyboard /w Magnetic Stand for 7-8 Inch Tablets, Rechargable iOS/Android/Windows, Black
- 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 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio WS620 Slimline Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse PC/MAC/Android/iOS BlackWas: £23.99£19.98£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Prestigio PSKEY1SGEN Click & Touch Keyboard & Keypad Wired/Wireless Bluetooth PC/MAC/Console/TV/Mobile RechargableWas: £89.99£71.99£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Cherry DC 2000 Wired Office Keyboard and Mouse BundleWas: £15.98£13.58£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio Home & Office G11 Slim Spill Resistant Keyboard and 3 Button Optical Scroll Mouse 1000dpi USBWas: £8.39
- Xclio GK100 Combo Backlit 4D Mouse 6 Button 1600dpi + Backlit Membrane RGB Keyboard, USBWas: £9.98£8.39£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio CP-04 Knights Templar Elite 4 in 1 RGB Gaming Kit Keyboard, Mouse, Pad & HeadsetWas: £28.99£23.99£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
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.
- CHERRY DW3000 Wireless Desktop Set, RF 2.4GHz, 3 Button Optical Mouse Included, BlackWas: £20.48£19.28£5.48 1-5 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio WS-880R Wireless Gaming Keyboard and 3 Button Mouse 2.4GHz with Nano USB Black Red/Black
- Xclio WS-880R Wireless Gaming Keyboard and 3 Button Mouse 2.4GHz with Nano USB Black Blue/BlackWas: £16.99£11.99£5.48 1-5 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.