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It is the 21st century, everyone is just one click away from the desired content. Among other things, many of us enjoy watching different kinds of streams and even think about becoming a streamer.
If you want to become a successful streamer, you should provide yourself with the finest possible equipment.
To help you, we created a unique list of the best quiet keyboards for gaming and streaming.
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Best Quiet Gaming Keyboards for Streaming
Those audible clicks can be pretty annoying, cannot they? The only solution to overcome that is to purchase a quiet but high-quality keyboard.
We have decided to help and test your future keyboards. Thus, we can recommend the following 7 silent gaming keyboards.
QUICK OVERVIEW: Best Quiet Gaming Keyboard
1. Logitech K800
Logitech is one of the most popular manufacturers of computer peripherals and software. Hence, it is obvious why we have chosen to show you their keyboard first.
We can say that tradition and quality speak for themselves. As Logitech asserts, they have the gear you need to step up your game and inspire your audience.
Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard has satisfactory reviews and a good rating considering the number of people who rated it. Bearing in mind the quality and performances of it, we can say that pricing is okay.
Who is it best for
This keyboard is not made for serious gaming. It is too delicate, so it would hardly resist enraged or sudden movements that can often happen.
Yet, it provides pleasant typing and it is widely used as a keyboard for work.
It can be used for streams if they are not based on gaming because the keyboard is quiet and pleasant for work while you talk.
The keyboard is wireless, illuminated, and quite thin. It provides a tremendous typing experience and the typing performance is impressive.
These are the unique selling points for this keyboard. In addition to the keyboard, you get the USB charging cable, extension cord for your receiver if you want to move your receiver nearer to your keyboard.
And finally, you get the mini USB receiver which you can use with any Logitech mouse that is suitable with this or any other Logitech device.
When it comes to design, it is not very bulky. It is easy to move around the desk because it is cordless, and it does not take too much space.
However, some might say that the keys are too close to each other. That is the price for its size. Due to its height, one would need some time to get adjusted to it.
The keyboard is somewhere between mechanical and laptop type. Its key feature is, of course, illumination, so if you prefer to stream or type with the lights off, you will be amazed at how well-defined and lighten-up they are.
Battery life is satisfying. Logitech claims that the battery can last around 10 days if it is used responsible (turn off the keyboard when it is not being used). Anyway, one can use it as a wired keyboard while it is charging.
2. Razer BlackWidow
Razer is a Singaporean-American company that sells financial services, consumer electronics, software and computer peripherals.
Razer was founded in 1998. Since then the company has launched its e-wallet service, virtual prepaid debit card, VOIP software and smartphone, among many other things.
In today’s hypercompetitive environment it has achieved uniqueness by naming its products after venomous or predatory animals.
Consistency of quality and authenticity are the core reasons why consumers keep coming back to this brand.
Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard is an improved version of one of the best selling silent gaming keyboards.
Although the keyboard is satisfying, we must admit that the price for it is higher than it should be. Therefore, we think that there are more cost-effective options.
Who is it best for
Gamers. In every possible way. However, those who stream the games will not be satisfied.
Although it is said that silent and tactile switches are available, this simply is not the best silent keyboard for gaming.
The game developers can use the Chroma SDK to control the keyboard’s illumination. Furthermore, they can adjust it to changing in-game situations.
Pre-made effects for the games like ”Diablo”, “Overwatch”, “Tomb Raider” and many more are available. For example, in the famous “Counter-Strike”, your keyboard will be a health bar for you.
However, some users might be disappointed because the keys are made of ABS plastic.
The keyboard has redesigned keycaps with a nice standard font. New features are three key switches to pick from- classic
Razer green, Razer orange and Razer yellow. Greens are tactile and clicky, orange ones are tactile and silent, while the yellows are linear and silent.
One of the newer additions is the adoption of new magnetic, detachable wrist rest. Probably one of the best I have ever used on the keyboard.
Two words- soft and pillowy. Ideal when your wrists get tired. However, that is all about the new features.
The keyboard itself is very typical of what we have seen in the past from Razor keyboards. On the left side of the keyboard, there are five macro keys.
The macro keys and RGB lightings can be customized in the Razer Synapse 3 companion software.
A stress-free gaming experience is ensured by 10 key-rollover anti-ghosting and the gaming mode, which prevents minimizing games through the Windows key.
On the right side are a USB pass-through and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
It is fascinating that over 16 million different colours can illuminate this keyboard. A variety of lighting effects and illumination modes are available. You can adjust the illumination for every single key. Therefore, it gets ten out of ten for its aesthetic appeal and flashiness.
This keyboard cannot be used wirelessly.
3. Logitech K750
Here is another keyboard that comes from Logitech. Generally, we appreciate their keyboards whether because of the fact that they last long or simply because of the enjoyable typing experience.
What makes Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard remarkably unique is that it has an internal battery that is charged by photovoltaic cells.
It means you get to have a wireless keyboard without the struggle of changing the batteries regularly.
Who is it best for
The streamers might find this keyboard interesting because of its durability. They will not have to worry about recharging it before long streaming because Its battery is recharging all the time (when exposed to the light of course).
The keyboard feels like typing on your laptop but more comfortable. We are just quoting their marketing brag, but really we have checked it, and they have not lied. The feeling is great.
So, if you are looking for quiet gaming keyboards or durable keyboards for a lot of journalist-quantity typing, this one is a great choice.
Installation is quite simple. You just have to plug in the mini wireless receiver and switch on the keyboard.
A driverless install will be completed briefly, and then the Solar App will be downloaded and installed automatically. After that, you are done.
The keyboard is thin and flat. That is because it has a built-in battery that runs the whole length of it. If you do not prefer it flat, there are keyboard bracket legs which you can switch out.
The keys are flat and well-defined. It provides an enjoyable typing experience. Even the space bar is as well-balanced as the other keys.
For example, If you are in hurry, there is no real chance of you slipping in between the keys and missing a keystroke.
At the top there are two solar panels, so the artificial light and sunlight charge the keyboard at all times while the light is on.
The battery that gets recharged in this way and powers the keyboard lasts for about a year or year and a half. For people who simply hate changing batteries regularly, K750 might be a perfect choice.
4. Logitech K780
Logitech, again. Seriously, they know how to make a good keyboard.
In our third review, we have tested the bigger (it is literally bigger) brother of the Logitech K380 keyboard.
An important thing to know is that you can easily switch Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard between three different devices with a simple press of the key.
To pair a keyboard with the device, you just have to go through the normal Bluetooth pairing mode.
Who is it best for
Well, because you can easily switch between three different devices, it can be a great benefit to your daily workflow.
The latency is quite high, so it is fine for general desktop use. Unfortunately, if you are a gamer, you should better look elsewhere.
The media keys at the top are great if you are a live streamer and you prefer to play music in the background.
You do not have to spend time adjusting anything, one press is enough. Therefore, we think that streamers and businessmen will be the most satisfied with this one.
As we mentioned, you can easily switch between three different devices. How is that possible? Well, there are three white buttons at the top left of the keyboard.
Thus, you can easily select from 1,2 and 3 and choose a device you want to use with the keyboard.
Besides, the three buttons have LED on them, so they will flash for pairing and light solid when it is connected.
On the bottom part, you will see the controls to cover both, Windows and Mac. Therefore, the user is provided with the usual shortcuts and functionality.
Media keys are at the very top of the keyboard. They are efficient due to their simplicity – “one press to activate”.
On the right end of the device is a power switch that lights a LED up to indicate it is powered on. That LED is located next to a Logitech logo on the keyboard.
The rubber cradle is a built-in stand that protects your keyboard. It can hold a variety of devices such as smartphones or 12-inch iPad pros.
The typing experience is very nice, although you might need some time to get used to circular keys.
The keyboard has two triple-A batteries (non-rechargeable) and the unifying receiver, located under the battery cover on the back.
However, the battery cover is a little bit difficult to get off, so be prepared to use your nails if you want to pull the batteries up because they are too close to each other. According to Logitech, the battery can last around 24 months.
5. Corsair K68
Corsair is American based computer hardware and peripheral company. It was founded in 1994 in Fremont, California.
Corsair designs and sells a variety of computer products, including ATX power supplies (PSUs), computer peripherals (such as computer mice or keyboards), computer cases, CPU/GPU and case cooling, high-speed DRAM modules, solid-state drive (SSDs), headsets, speakers and USB flash drives (UFDs).
Bearing in mind Corsair’s biggest share of the market in gaming keyboards, which guarantees quality, and that the price and performances of Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are in line, this might be a perfect choice for you.
Who is it best for
If you are a casual or competitive gamer, you should check this one out. It is probably the quietest mechanical gaming keyboard that we have checked.
So, if you stream you will not have a problem with audible clicks.
Even if you are just a super-heavy computer user, you will be thrilled with the typing experience that this keyboard provides.
We would start with the build quality. Straight to the point- K68 is outstandingly well-built. The hard, plastic chassis is super solid, and the keyboard itself has a substantial weight from the internal reinforcements.
Corsair uses Cherry MX switches that have been remarkably accurate and responsive for us. These switches are linear, so they do not have audible or tactile feedback.
The space bar is highly textured, while other keycaps are cylindrical. They have also included a detachable, plastic wrist-rest and bracket legs that you can switch out.
A feature of paramount importance for us was that this model is dust and water-resistant. Corsair has implemented this protection by including a translucent silicon sheet above the printed circuit board.
Therefore, if you spill water down on it, it would deflect down the rubber and then out through some internal drain holes and channels.
Of course, this does not mean that you can dive or take a shower with the keyboard in your hands, but it will protect your keyboard from accidental spills that can happen.
While we were using it, we got the impression that it was very quiet. Again, it is related to the abovementioned silicon which simply dampens that sound.
On the top right, above the number pad, you will find media buttons. You have immediate access to them. For example, you can mute the video immediately if you have an urgent phone call.
This keyboard cannot be used wirelessly. With this keyboard, you get anti-ghosting and full key rollover.
The Illumination and macro keys can be configured via Corsair Utility Engine. For instance, you can address the duration, speed and darkness of your keyboard.
6. HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2
HP Inc. was founded in 2015. It was previously known as Hewlett-Packard. The company is a multinational information technology company that produces PCs, printers, 3D printing solutions, and computer peripherals.
They say that their vision is to create a technology that makes life better for everyone and everywhere. Therefore, we checked if it was true.
They were right. Another amazing wireless keyboard. HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2 is a good-looking and quiet keyboard. It is inexpensive, compared to other high-end, wireless keyboards.
- Dimensions: 439 x 153 x 15 mm (17.28 x 6.02 x 0.61 inches)
- 2.4GHz wireless keyboard
- Batteries: 2 x triple-A batteries
- Great compatibility
Who is it best for
If you look for great quality for a reasonable price then this is the perfect choice for you.
For example, if you want to equip your office space with keyboards, this would be the right choice. You will not have to worry about the noise, because the keyboards are virtually silent.
Marvellously low price for objectively pleasing performances leaves other similar wireless keyboards in the shade. So, if you are lead by the financial aspect, this would be a real bargain for you.
A very comfortable keyboard to use. HP has created a keyboard that is at the same time quiet and responsive.
The first thing that you will notice is that this is a full-sized, wireless keyboard, that is not very flashy.
Due to the minimalistic design and the slimness of this keyboard, it seems so classy. However, its plastic chassis is not so flexible.
Something else that caught our eye was that above the alphanumeric keys were dedicated keys for various programme functions and media playback.
Four hotkeys for quick access to your browser and volume controls are available, as well. The sleep button sits on its own, in the top left corner.
It is worth mentioning that if you get a mouse along with the keyboard, they can connect via a single HP link-5 USB micro receiver.
The HP link-5 receiver plugs into the USB port. You just have to press the ”connect buttons” on the bottom of the keyboard.
The most important feature and probably the unique selling point of this keyboard is that they are practically silent. Furthermore, the keys are spaced enough, so the typing should be comfortable.
7. G810 Orion
Well, we begin and finish with Logitech’s products. Logitech G is one of Logitech’s product lines. It is very interesting to see how they are constantly pushing the limit with their gaming gear.
They have been optimizing engineering and inventing new technologies for a long time. Therefore, it is logical why in the era of silent keyboards gaming, hundreds of professional gamers and gaming teams choose Logitech G.
G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the most expensive of all shown. However, it is the cost for a full performance-driven design.
Who is it best for
Although Logitech G has wonderful cooperation with the gamers, we must say that this model is not suited for serious gamers.
Hard-core gamers do not like the fact that it does not have dedicated macro keys and wrist rest.
On the other hand, customizable lighting and high-performance keys keep this keyboard attractive.
Moreover, typing is fantastic because you do not have to apply much force. The same goes for gaming. The light nature of the keys means no fatigued fingers, so you will not have to worry about that.
The G810 is mostly matte to avoid fingerprints, and it has gloss around the edges. At the top of the keyboard are the LED indicators (Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock).
Next to the LED indicators is a game key, which enables and disables the windows lock feature. Then, there is the backlight on/off button. Next is the mute key.
The final feature in that line is the volume wheel. Below it, one can find the media keys.
Logitech’s gaming keyboards have always had these keys fitted with the rest of the keys. So, if we would be picky about aesthetics, we could ask why these keys are round?
Logitech claims that their Romer-G switches have an activation point that is 25% shorter than standard mechanical switches.
In the beginning, we thought that the keys were a bit mushy and not so responsive. However, it turned out that we needed some time to adapt to it.
Furthermore, we must admit that they are very smooth and silent and that every quiet keyboard for gaming should have something like this.
You get 26 key-rollover, so all of your key presses will be registered. You can also import or export game profiles at Logitech Gaming Software.
It means that one can change the keystroke or assign a multi or macro key. When it comes to lighting, you can set the intensity, the colour of each key or lighting zones.
Moreover, there are lighting effects. Of course, you can choose its speed or colour. Even the colours of LED lights can be changed.
There are 16.8 million colours, so definitely, you will have some fun with them. Anyway, for this price, we have expected a wrist-rest of some sort.
Things to Consider when Buying a Quiet Keyboard for Gaming and Streaming
Here are a couple of things that our team consider important when it comes to buying a quiet keyboard for streaming:
The first thing you need to think about is the type of work you will be doing with your keyboard. Many different keyboards are available today. Each one has its “fors and againsts”.
There are keyboards designed especially for gaming. They have incorporated particular gaming keys that will help you during your play. On the other hand, keyboards designed for typing jobs must provide a comfortable typing experience.
Therefore, considering the things we have mentioned, you choose the one that suits you the most.
Before buying a keyboard, you need to check if it is compatible with your computer system.
Nowadays, most keyboards connect to the computer via USB ports. Unlike them, wireless keyboards use Bluetooth to connect with the computer.
Be aware that some wireless keyboards might have a tricky setup.
You do not want to get the keyboard that will give you a hard time. By that, we mean that you feel like typing on the typewriter. You need to check the keys.
You should avoid sensitive keyboards if you are into serious gaming. Due to a lot of sudden or enraged movements, they may not last long.
You need a responsive and solid type of keyboard. Moreover, if you are a future streamer, you need the quietest mechanical gaming keyboard possible.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something that can provide you with a pleasant typing experience, then those feather-like keyboards might be perfect for you.
According to design, the keyboards might be ergonomic, gaming and standard.
The ergonomic keyboards are designed to reduce the pressure on your hands. Thanks to a wrist rest, your hand will not get fatigued after a long period of typing.
The gaming keyboards are naturally designed for gamers. They incorporate special keys for gaming with multimedia keys.
Finally, the standard keyboards are the most usual type of keyboard. They come with standard and multimedia keys.
Nowadays, keyboards with illumination are a must-have for those who enjoy typing in the dark. Besides, it is always good to have a dust and water-resistant keyboard in case of accidental spilling of something.
Generally, manufacturers today invest large sums of money in the development of keyboard designs. Therefore, it is up to you to choose the most preferable keyboard.
Not only that the keyboard needs to meet your requirements, but also it needs to meet your budget. Logically, the more features the keyboard has, the bigger the price will be.
It is important to stay smart when you buy the keyboard and do not spend money on things you do not actually need.
To sum up, the choice of your future keyboard relies solely on you. We have tried to help you and maybe introduce you to some of them that you have not heard about before. More or less, they are all quality keyboards.
However, since we live in the time of silent keyboard gaming and you are looking for the best quiet keyboard for gaming, we would pick Logitech K800 because of its proven quality and more than reasonable price.