Mechanical keyboards are different from your regular, cheap keyboards. I am a full-time blogger, and it’s been 7 years since I first started using mechanical keyboards. Now I can’t go back to using regular membrane keyboards. If you are a blogger, it is safe to say that you’ll be spending a lot of your time typing and pumping out text-based content.
The clicking sound that mechanical keyboards produce when you type and boost in productivity is more than enough to get you hooked on one of these.
But the real question is, “Which mechanical keyboard is suitable for my use case?”, and “Are there specific mechanical keyboards designed specifically for bloggers in mind?”
To be honest, you don’t need a mechanical keyboard designed for bloggers. There’s little to no difference. Still, in this article, I have compiled a list of my favorite 11 mechanical keyboards that’ll change the way you communicate with your computer.
Let’s get started.
If you are a gamer, you must have heard of this keyboard. Logitech G Pro is not a new player in the premium keyboard segment. It’s suitable for your hardcore typing tasks as well as your daily office schedule. It is a versatile mechanical keyword that you can carry anywhere with you. Logitech G Pro comes with a compact form factor.
When you open the box, you will see just the keyboard and nothing else. If you have never used a mechanical keyboard, you’d question your investment. But as soon as you start typing, you will understand why it’s listed as the #1 option in this list.
I am not the biggest fan of keyboards that come packed with the Numpad and a few extra buttons that nobody uses. Logitech G Pro is the perfect choice for someone like me who loves typing, writes a lot of blog posts, and plays video games every now & then.
Some of the many features include precise keystrokes, Light sync technology, G HUB integration and support, detachable micro-USB cable, RGB and no-slip using a rubber feat, and other ergonomic adjustments.
The price – at the time of writing this article – is around $80. You might see an inflated price in the future because this mechanical keyboard is highly in demand and highly rated among gamers, programmers, and everybody in between.
So, if you want a rock-solid, lightweight, premium, and portable mechanical keyboard, Logitech G Pro is the right choice for you.
The Logitech G915 is my personal favorite when it comes to gaming keyboards. Just because the label says, “Gaming Keyboards”, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use it for other professional needs. This mechanical keyboard offers you an option to choose between a full-size keyboard and a TKL(Tenkeyless) option. I have used the TKL version of this keyboard for video editing and content writing. Tell you what, the integration with Logitech GHUB opens doors to a new world of keyboard customizations.
You can create your macros and assign keys to perform/trigger specific actions with just a few clicks. That’s the reason why I used it for my video editing purpose. Couple this keyboard with any one of the G series mice and you have a powerful combo that lets you boost your productivity without spending a fortune on premium tools and software.
Some of the features include an option to choose from TKL and full-size keyboard layout, LIGHTSYNC RGB, Wireless, and Bluetooth Support. The battery lasts for 40 hours of intense gaming sessions, and I reckon you could easily stretch it to 60 hours if you just use it for typing and keep the RGB lights dim.
The Logitech G915 is a premium keyboard. It looks and feels premium.
When I first heard about nuphy Air75 mechanical keyboard, I thought it was some funky keyboard designed for influencers to show off in their videos. I couldn’t be more wrong. This mechanical keyboard is the perfect fit for people who want a great-looking keyboard that doesn’t take up that much space on their desks. To be honest with you, you will fall in love with the design and the clicky feel of this keyboard.
Some of the features include MacOS compatibility, Bluetooth 5.0 support, highly portable design, up to 48 hours of battery life on continuous usage, RGB, shortcut keys and multimedia buttons for MacOS, lightweight and premium feel.
When you compare nuphy Air75 with the top 2 contenders in this list, you’ll understand why this keyboard may seem a bit expensive to some. The inclusion of GHUB integration with G serious products blows nuphy out of the water.
That said, it is still one of the nicest-looking and performance-oriented mechanical keyboards on this list. It’s a sensational option for writers and bloggers. Plus, if you are looking for a keyboard that will work seamlessly with Windows OS and macOS, nuphy Air75 is the best choice in this list.
Cooler Master mechanical keyboards were my gateway to the world of mechanical keyboards. Cooler Master offers state-of-art build quality and affordable mechanical keyboards for beginners to figure out if mechanical keyboards are the right choice for them or not.
MK730 is just the right product. It’s not that expensive for a TKL(Tenkeyless) form factor and feels lightweight. The MX Brown switches are a good option for starters. It will help you get used to typing on a mechanical keyboard and customizations available on this keyboard will enable you to tweak the appearance as per your liking.
Features include Cherry MX switches that’ll last for at least 50 million keystrokes. Brushed aluminum frame, removable magnetic wrist rest, detachable USB Type-C cable, and more.
Cooler Master CK530 V2 is another great Tenkeyless mechanical keyboard by Cooler Master. It comes packed with L RGB Backlighting, a brushed aluminum design, 100% mechanical switches, a wrist rest, a portable form factor, and a premium feel. Cooler Master CK530 V2 is suitable for all types of work environments. Be it gaming, typing, or productivity, you can’t go wrong with this keyboard. The software control lets you customize Cooler Master CK530 V2 a bit and extend its functionality a bit.
Similar to the previous list item, Cooler Master CK530 V2 also claims 50 million+ keystrokes. Although it doesn’t come packed with Cherry switches, the Gateron’s Red switches are more than capable and equally regarded in the industry.
If I had to nitpick, I’d say that the software could have been more intuitive. Again, I am nitpicking here.
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 is a solid mechanical keyboard suitable for bloggers, writers, programmers, and gamers. If you are looking for an upgrade from the Cooler Master keyboards listed in this article, Corsair is a reliable offering in the market. Corsair markets itself as a gaming brand but you can use its products for any given task. Gaming hardware is just marketing jargon.
Apart from low latency, I don’t believe there’s any specific gaming feature that can be packed into these “gaming” keyboards.
From macro customization to set the RGB settings, everything can be used in any given work profile.
In this context, the Corsair K70 is a beast of a keyboard for productivity and gaming. The price tag starts at around $160. This makes it a bit expensive for just productivity. If you have the budget to spend this much on a mechanical keyboard, go for it.
Features include aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame, in-built memory, macros, dynamic RGB backlighting, Cherry MX mechanical keys, USB pass-through, Software control, and more.
Again, if you look at all the possibilities this keyboard comes with, the prices are pretty affordable.
All right, I have listed a lot of expensive mechanical keyboards. I have also included some somewhat affordable options. What do you do if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a mechanical keyboard? Can you still get a decent keyboard that’s suitable for gaming as well as productivity?
The answer is “Yes”.
Razer Ornata is a great gaming keyboard that’ll not cost you more than $50. There’s a newer version that cost $99.99 but I reckon you can still get version: 1 easily on Amazon.
Although it doesn’t come with 100% Cherry MX or any other alternative switches, you do get hybrid mechanical switches. Apart from the switch, the feel of the keyboard is somewhat premium. You cannot compare it with more expensive offerings in the market. You do get backlist keys, detachable wrist rest, and a programmable macro feature.
To be honest, 100% mechanical keyboards aren’t liked by some people because of the long travel between clicks and typing noise. The Razer Ornata Chroma keyboard is quieter and the typing experience is great.
The macro feature makes it a solid option for video editors and software developers.
Talk about a premium keyboard that has everything one would need and expect from a mechanical/gaming keyboard. With Cherry MX Speed switches, K100 RGB is one of the best keyboards out there. For the price of $230, it offers a lot. Even with this price tag, K100 is still a value-for-money offering.
For features, it offers 4000Hz native hyper-polling, 20-layer onboard lighting effects, a control wheel to adjust the keyboard brightness, and media, a track selector, scroll through applications, and zoom. With a little jerry-rigging, you can do a lot more with this scroll wheel.
While others in this list offer 50 million keystrokes, K100 guarantees 100 million keystrokes.
It’s hands-down a very premium keyboard for gaming and productivity. That said, this much investment into a mechanical keyboard for just typing and creating text-based content is unreasonable. If you have the budget, give it a try and if you don’t, go for other affordable options from this list.
With hot-swap sockets, you can customize EVGA Z15 to your liking. In a future blog, I will show you how to customize this keyboard with compatible 3 Pin mechanical switches.
The only downside that I see right off the bat is that it comes with mechanical Kailh speed silver switches. For this price, they could have given Cherry MX switches. To be fair here, they both are similar as they are linear. It’s just that I am more of a Cherry MX fanboy.
For a price of $30, EVGA Z15 is a steal of a deal. EVGA is a pretty big name in the gaming industry.
If I talk about the customizability of the keyboard, it comes with onboard macros that can be adjusted with the function key. There’s no issue with the quality of the product and typing is just as good as any other premium mechanical keyboard in this blog post.
Another premium mechanical keyboard from Corsair, K95 packs a solid punch. On Amazon, you get the choice to select from MX Brown, Blue, and Silver switches. By now, you already understand the quality of the products from Corsair, so I am not going to praise it.
Some features include individual key RGB lighting, dedicated macro keys, detachable palm rest, and more. The distinguishing feature here is that although it’s a mechanical keyboard, it offers a tactile yet quiet typing experience. Not everyone likes loud noises when typing and for those people, Corsair K95 is a game changer.
SteelSeries Apex 7 is just a cool-looking, premium, and exceptionally great mechanical keyboard. The highlight of this mechanical keyboard is that it comes with an OLED smart display. It can navigate between different keyboard lighting settings, apps, and other software.
The aircraft-grade aluminum alloy gives it the rigidity and sturdiness that you’d expect from a premium gaming mechanical keyboard. On top of that, you also get dynamic per-key RGB illumination, 100% anti-ghosting, dedicated multimedia controls, a USB passthrough port, cable routing, and much more.
Best mechanical keyboards for bloggers: Conclusion
Does a mechanical keyboard have any impact on productivity? Yes, I strongly believe so. If you’ve never used a mechanical keyboard, it would feel weird and unusual and the clicking sound may irritate you.
Believe me, it will grow on you and once you get used to typing on a mechanical keyboard, you will never use a cheap membrane keyboard.
I was skeptical about switching to a mechanical keyboard a few years back and now I can’t live without them.
That said, I would recommend you invest in an affordable option and if you feel like upgrading, there are plenty of options available in the market.
In this article, I listed down some of my personal favorites. These are all high-quality keyboards and you can’t go wrong with any of them. If you don’t want to spend a premium amount on keyboards, you could easily get a used one on eBay.