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!
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- Tt Esports Thermaltake Challenger Combo, RGB Rainbow Gaming Membrane Keyboard with 6 Button 2400dpi Gaming MouseWas: £34.99£24.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Roccat Horde 2.0 Gaming Keyboard, Membrane Keys,ANTI-GHOSTIN,G Blue LED, Tuning Wheel, Media Keys, USBWas: £34.99£28.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
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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!
- Cooler Master CK351 Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Red Optical Switches, RGB, Full N-Key RollOver, USB 2.0Was: £64.99
- Cooler Master SK620 Wired Mechanical 60% Gaming Keyboard, Space Grey, Red Switches, RGB, 32bit ARM Cortex M0, USB 2.0Was: £69.98
- ASUS ROG Claymore II Mechanical RGB Modular TKL Keyboard, ROG RX Red Optical Switches, USB/2.4GHzWas: £227.99£191.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Corsair K100 RGB Ltd Ed Midnight Gold Mechanical Keyboard, Corsair OPX, AXON Hyper-Processing, N-Key, Anti-Ghosting, USBWas: £229.99£219.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Cooler Master CK352 Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Red Switches, RGB, Dual Keycap Colour, USB 2.0Was: £65.99£44.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Corsair K63 Wired/Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard, Blue Back-Lit, Cherry MX Red Mechanical, 10 Keyless, Open BoxWas: £71.99
- Corsair K68 RGB Gaming Keyboard, Back-Lit, Cherry MX Red Mechanical, Wired, USB, Dust/Spill Resistant RefurbishedWas: £71.99
- EVGA Z15 Mechanical Keyboard, Kailh Speed Silver Switches, N-Key Rollover, Magnetic Wrist Rest, USBWas: £79.99£65.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- EVGA Z20 RGB Opto-Mechanical Keyboard, LK Dark Grey Switches, N-Key Rollover, Magnetic Wrist Rest, USBWas: £89.99£79.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Thermaltake Premium X1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue, RGB LED Backlit Keys, N-Key Rollover, Media KeysWas: £99.98£88.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- ASUS ROG Strix Scope RX Mechanical Keyboard, ROG RX Red Optical Switches, RGB, N-Key Rollover, Anti-Ghosting, USBWas: £119.99£99.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- NZXT FUNCTION TENKEYLESS Modular Mechanical Keyboard, Gateron Red Linear Switches, Per-Key RGB, USBWas: £119.99£109.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- NZXT FUNCTION Full White Modular Mechanical Keyboard, Gateron Red Linear Switches, Per-Key RGB, USBWas: £129.98£116.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- NZXT FUNCTION Full Modular Mechanical Keyboard, Gateron Red Linear Switches, Per-Key RGB, USBWas: £129.98£116.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Mountain Everest Core Mechanical Keyboard, RGB Back-Lit, Cherry MX Red Switches, USB 3.2, 1000Hz, Gunmetal GreyWas: £139.99£118.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Mountain Everest Core Mechanical Keyboard, RGB Back-Lit, Cherry MX Red Switches, USB 3.2, 1000Hz, Midnight BlackWas: £139.99£118.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- ASUS ROG Falchion NX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, ROG NX Red Switches, RGB, N-Key Rollover, Anti-Ghosting, USB/2.4GHzWas: £143.99£129.98FREE 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.
- Accuratus S100B USB Compact Layout EPOS Keyboard with Programmable MSR & 17 Fully Programmable POS Grade KeysWas: £100.00£88.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio K-1000 Mini Compact Spill Resistant Multimedia USB Keyboard ,78Keys, White, PC/MACWas: £7.99
- 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: £16.99£12.98FREE 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.
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- Xclio WS4100 Sleek Portable Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Silver with White Keys for PC/MAC/Android/Smart TVWas: £19.99£13.19FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Xclio WS620 Slimline Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse PC/MAC/Android/iOS BlackWas: £23.99£19.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Kensington K97006UK Thin Folio Exact Bluetooth Keyboard (Removable) & Stand for iPad Air/Air2/iPAD4, BlackWas: £34.99£23.99FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Prestigio PSKEY1SGEN Click & Touch Keyboard & Keypad Wired/Wireless Bluetooth PC/MAC/Console/TV/Mobile RechargableWas: £89.99£79.98£5.48 NEXT 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.
- Xclio Home & Office G11 Slim Spill Resistant Keyboard and 3 Button Optical Scroll Mouse 1000dpi USB
- Xclio GK100-B Combo Backlit 4D Mouse 6 Button 1600dpi + Backlit Membrane RGB Keyboard, USB BlackWas: £16.99£11.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
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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.
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.