Best Keyboards Under Rs.2,000
Many a time, a built-in keyboard on your laptop or the one you got with your desktop might not make the cut for the best experience.
Thus we decided to write an article about the best keyboards available on the market under Rs,2000. In this list, we’ve included products from a wide spectrum of the budget that will cater to gamers, casual users and travellers alike.
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1. Logitech MK215 Wireless
Overall Best Pick
- Easy to type keys
- Minimal sound while pressing keys
- High precision optical mouse
With the MK215 keyboard, Logitech has a strong contender in the budget keyboard market as well.
Compact, yet full-sized keyboard…
The MK215 keyboard has all the keys you would expect to find on a regular keyboard. But with a 35% smaller design form factor.
The clever ergonomic design leaves decent enough space between the keys so that your typing experience doesn’t become a tedious affair.
On the right side of this keyboard, there is virtually no bezels. It just ends with the number pad keys.
The key travel distance is excellent and offers great feedback when pressed.
The only gripe we face was the keys on the bottom part is curved. It makes pressing those keys a bit difficult.
The arrow keys are too small and hard to find when in a hurry.
No more cluttered wires – It’s wireless!
Logitech uses 2.4GHz wireless technology to connect the keyboard with the wireless receiver.
The connection is very stable and we didn’t face any issue regarding connection drop even once during our testing.
The laptop is powered by two AAA batteries. These cells have to purchased separately though.
With a promised two-years battery life, we expect at least over a year of usage on a minimum.
Encryption, combo mouse and much more…
The connection between the keyboard and the receiver is encrypted using a 128-bit AES security protocol.
So you don’t have to worry about the keystrokes being monitored by a malicious hacker in the vicinity.
The MK215 keyboard from Logitech comes bundled with a wireless mouse as well.
This mouse packs in high precision optical tracking which increasing the click accuracy and precision.
There are media keys on this keyboard that will let you control volume, tracks and even mute your music or sound on a single click.
Also, the sound when pressing the keys is minimal so you won’t get distracted when typing and listening to your favourite songs or shows.
For a budget of just under Rs.1,200, the Logitech MK215 wireless keyboard with the mouse is an awesome product bundle worth owning.
The comfortable keyboard with an excellent signal reception and battery life in itself is well worth the asking price. Having a wireless mouse with this is an added bonus.
2. Redgear Blaze 3
Best Gaming Keyboard
- Anti-ghost feature enabled keyboard
- Tactile floating keys
- Aluminum unibody frame
The Redgear Blaze 3 is a budget gaming keyboard priced just under Rs.1000 that adds value to a budget gaming rig by all means.
Design and build quality
Made of an aluminum chassis, the Redgear Blaze 3 is a beauty to look at. The sufficiently spaced keys and the curved edges give this keyboard a serious gaming flare.
The floating type keys are designed in such a way that your finger will land in the exact middle for a precise keypress experience even when your clicks are too fast.
There is enough spacing between the keys for stress-free operation.
The inbuilt media control lets you control the voice and other such variables straight from the keyboard.
There is also a dedicated window switch that will block all the unnecessary window pop up during the gameplay.
Keys and keyboard lighting
The mechanical keys on this gaming keyboard offer good tactile response and clicky feel.
This is important for a gamer as he/she isn’t necessarily looking at the keyboard and if a mistype happens, that would adversely affect the gameplay.
The anti-ghost feature on this keyboard is of great help to professional helpers. This feature ignores accidental double presses and increases the accuracy of the keys.
The backlighting setup of these keyboard has three colour LEDs. You can either set a static color or choose an alternating blinking pattern.
The keys having a lifespan of 10 million keystrokes, will surely last for years to come even when used daily.
Being a wired keyboard has its own unique advantages when it comes to gaming.
The steady power supply from the USB port helps the laptop respond to the keys in a consistent manner.
The beveled edges on the aluminum unibody are comfortable to lay your hands on and provide support when idling while waiting for keypresses.
If you are in search of a gaming keyboard under Rs.1000, the Redgear Blaze 3 is a great choice.
With its mechanical keys and anti-ghost feature, this keyboard provides precise clicks and registers the keystrokes accurately.
The mood lighting effects on this keyboard add a further charm as well.
3. Reconntech Ultrathin
Compact and Light Weight Keyboard
- Elegant and sleek design
- Easy to carry around
- Stellar battery life
This is a wireless keyboard that is very lightweight and portable making it your perfect companion on long trips to enhance the productivity on the go.
Resembling Apple keyboard!!!
Let’s admit it. The Reconntech Ultrathin keyboard has an uncanny resemblance toward the one from Apple.
The colours, keys and the overall layout is very much reminiscent of the same.
With a horizontal length of just 284mm and a thickness of 6mm, this is one of the best portables and lightweight keyboard available in the market under Rs.1000.
The keys feel soft to touch and have an angled scissor design mechanism inside.
The key travel distance is a bit on the lesser side but definitely acceptable for the asking price.
In case you don’t like typing on a flatly laid out laptop, this product comes with a support stand that will let you use the keyboard at a much comfortable keyboard.
This keyboard comes with a wireless 2.4GHz connection that’s very much stable with no interference from other electronic devices.
This keyboard is powered by 2AAA size batteries and the battery life will easily last over 10 months without swapping.
The company has provided a power on/off button on the bottom side so that you can switch off the keyboard when not in use to save the battery.
Mobile phones got more processing power but are stuck with the on-screen keyboard which might feel cumbersome for many to type on.
This keyboard makes it easy to type and will save a lot of time for the same.
Same is the case with tablets. Having a hardware keyboard is unmatchable with on-screen keyboards.
Editing documents of reply to emails on the go from this keyboard is a delightful experience.
Portability is a bliss…
This product is so lightweight and compact that carrying it inside a backpack takes a very little space.
It can be taken along in your trips for enhancing the overall productivity while you’re on the go.
Mechanical keyboards are much faster than their onscreen counterparts and this makes them an ideal choice to invest your hard earned money.
Yes or No?
If you are a frequent traveller and has the knack for hardware keyboards, this might be your best bet.
Carrying this keyboard around is a breeze and with the additional benefit of time savings when engaged in typing makes this product worth paying you attention for.
It works with possibly every device out there irrespective of its form factor or operating system.
4. Dell KB216
Value for Money Pick
- Easy to use keyboard
- Suited for desk-centric use
- Well laid out keys
The Dell KB216 is a no-frills mechanical keyboard that offers the world-renowned Dell reliability at an attractive price tag.
Straight and simple design…
The design of this keyboard is extremely simple. The company has made no extreme efforts to make this keyboard look attractive or modular.
Dell followed a minimal design language with practicality in mind and it seems the idea has paid off. This keyboard is very pleasant to look at.
The keys on this chiclet-style keyboard are evenly placed and offer decent key travel distance.
The tactile feel of these keys are excellent and we didn’t feel any problem with the responsiveness either.
Build quality is excellent…
Although the entire construction is made of plastic, the keyboard still feels extremely durable and study.
There is no creeks or sound when operating this keyboard.
There are three hot keys on the side of this keyboard for sound controls. Just beside that, the media control buttons are located.
These buttons are specially marked in different colours to make them easily visible.
Everyday home or office use…
The Dell KB216 is a full-sized keyboard with a dedicated number pad on its side.
This full-sized nature allows for a much more comfortable everyday home and office computing uses.
The keys are relatively quiet when pressed which makes this an ideal choice to use in office environments.
One of the USP of this keyboard is that Dell offers a year worth of replacement warranty with this keyboard that no other brand offers in the industry.
Dell KB216 is a desk-centric laptop that is suited for office and home usage.
The full-sized keyboard does offer a lot of conveniences when it comes to dealing with productivity suits like Microsoft excel and word.
With the company providing a year worth of replacement warranty, very little can be said against choosing this keyboard for purchase just around Rs.500.
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5. Intex Corona
- Best for use as a backup keyboard
- Very affordable
- Can withstand abuses
Intex Corona is an entry level keyboard with a traditional design that comes with a single function in mind – a working keyboard under the cheapest price tag.
Design and form factor…
The Intex Corona is a full sized keyboard with traditional key arrangements that you will feel familiar with the past keyboards you’re used to.
It has a full-sized number pad and all the keys that would enable you to type faster and more efficiently.
Since the device is very cheap at around Rs.250, we expected the quality of plastics to be bad.
But surprisingly, the product feels rugged and can withstand abuses and still works fine as before.
104 clicky keys…
The key travel distance of the keys on this keyboard is a bit excessive in our opinion. This might affect the overall speed of your typing but for the price, this isn’t even a deal for concern.
The keys also make a sound when pressed. If you intend to use this keyboard in a quieter environment, do expect some heads turned towards you.
That said, the keys are well laid out and evenly spaced. The tactility is good and the click responses are decent for the price.
Most of us have the habit of keeping a beverage – be it a cup of coffee or a bottle of water beside our system to refresh at times.
We all have accidentally spilled the beverage/water over the keyboard at least once.
To make things simpler, the company has given a spill-proof design to this budget keyboard so that even if you spill some liquid over the keys, the internals will remain safe.
Should you buy this?
The Intex corona is an entry-level keyboard that can be used as a backup when your primary keyboard fails.
Featuring a spill-proof design and a rugged body, this keyboard can withstand abuses and used roughly without any fear of hampering its functionality.
That said, the Intext corona is a compelling product that costs only a fraction of the price of which other similar keyboards in the market costs.
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