Best White Gaming Keyboards To Buy In 2021

A keyboard is one of the most important parts of a computer setup. Along with a mouse, a keyboard is one of the most important input devices you can buy. They are also essentially the only tools to type on the computer. As such, keyboards serve as a very integral part of any computer setup. Although their basic function is a necessity, that does not mean they cannot be added for an aesthetic value on top of it. This is where a white keyboard comes in.

It is definitely a refreshing look to have a white keyboard rather than the standard black keyboard. For computer or gaming enthusiasts who want to make their setup as aesthetically pleasing as possible, a white keyboard is sometimes just that missing piece that makes your setup perfect. This is even more important if your entire setup revolves around the color white.  A lot of gamers happen to fall into this situation.

Because of this, a majority of the best white keyboards have features that are great for gaming purposes. In this short guide of the best white keyboards in the world today, we have added the best white keyboard of their specific category. From TKL keyboards to a compact 60% keyboard and to high-end gaming, full-sized keyboards, this list has all types of keyboards.

1. Corsair K70 MK.2 SE

Premium Pick

Pros

  • Dedicated media keys
  • User friendly software
  • Good build quality
  • Great RGB and customizability

Cons

  • Premium price

Switch Type: Cherry MX Speed Silver | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 43.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 3.8 cm| Weight: 1.25 Kg | Media Keys: Dedicated | Wrist rest: Yes | Connectivity Type: Wired | Software: iCUE software | Interface: USB

Corsair is one of the best and most popular computer peripheral manufacturers in the world. They have reached this status by continuously making high-quality products over the years. The Corsair K70 is another such product that received a lot of fame and popularity in the computer and the gaming world. Next, Corsair updated and upgraded the keyboard to release the K70 MK2 series and now we have the Corsair K70 MK2 Special Edition mechanical keyboard. The Corsair K70 MK2 SE is white in color and has all the features and qualities of the K70 MK2 keyboard line.

The Corsair K70 MK2 Special Edition or SE has Cherry MX Speed Silver switches. The Cherry MX switches are the best switches in the market and have a lot of different types of switches which are mostly differentiated by color. The Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, which are present in the K70 MK2 SE have the fastest response time of any Cherry MX keyboard switch. There is a full scope of 16.8 million colors RGB with various color modes and combinations. It also has dedicated media keys on the top right-hand side of the keyboard. This keyboard requires wired connectivity via a cable of 1.8 m length that connects to your computer via a USB slot.

The Corsair K70 SE has a solid build quality. The keyboard will stay in perfect condition build-wise even after several years of usage. There is a wrist rest that comes with the keyboard. The wrist rest is detachable. You can remove it if you feel it is not required. Then there is the iCUE software which you can use to customize and personalize the K70 MK2 SE to your preference. You can use the Corsair iCUE software to set the different RGB colors and modes. Each key can be set to a different RGB color if you so prefer. There are 3 onboard memory profiles in this keyboard. You can set up the profiles via the iCUE software. There is also a full N-key rollover in this keyboard.

ICUE software is one of the most famous computer peripheral managing software in the world. It lives up to its name. This is definitely one of the easiest to use software in the world. There are only 2 clear downsides to this keyboard. Number one is that there is no choice in the key switch. The K70 MK2 SE is only available in the Cherry MX Speed switches. Then there is the premium price you have to pay for this keyboard. This is an expensive piece of hardware, make no mistake about it. This is the best white keyboard in the world at the moment; as such it comes with a hefty price.

2. Eagletec KG011

Ideal for non-gaming purposes

Pros

  • Comes in RGB as well as non RGB variant
  • Reasonable price
  • Splash Proof

Cons

  • Switches could be better
  • No dedicated media keys and wrist rest

Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue equivalent | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 44.7 cm x 17.7 cm x 2.8 cm | Weight: 1 Kg | Media Keys: Non dedicated | Wristrest: No | Connectivity Type: Wired | Software: Not required | Interface: USB

The Eagletec KG011 is a product line of the company Eagletec that covers a wide variety of keyboards. These keyboards are both RGBnon-RGBn RGB among other different variants that are offered in this product line. The Eagletec KG011-N mechanical keyboard is the non-RGB variant of this keyboard. The other versions of the KG011 have RGB or backlighting of some sort. Eagletec is a relatively lesser-known company when put in the company of companies like Corsair and Razer. Still, there is no denying that the Eagletec KG011 is a product to be reckoned with in the white keyboard category. For people who want to buy a white keyboard for office use and do not want RGB or lighting, the KG011 is the ideal choice.

This keyboard has switches that are the equivalent of Cherry MX Blue switches. The key switches have a clear clicky sound and are tactile, much like the Cherry MX Blue switches offer. The key switches could arguably have been genuine Cherry MX switches but these are acceptable as well. Although the KG011 has media keys, they are not dedicated to media functions. They are to be used via the FN key on the keyboard. There is also no wrist rest on this keyboard. A wrist rest is always a welcome addition to any keyboard as it can prove to be quite an issue to use a keyboard for any span of time without a sufficient palm or wrist rest.

This is a splash-proof or resistant keyboard. This is an especially notable feature to have in any keyboard as we often put a drink or coffee cup on our compute desks. Having a liquid in close proximity to your keyboard can prove to be fatal if your keyboard is not splash resistant like the Eagletec KG011. This only adds more durability to its already durable aircraft-grade aluminum design. Another point to be noted about this keyboard is that since it has the full 104 size keys, there is really no need for any key programming software or the likes. This is a plug and play sort of keyboard.

The ergonomics are also a point to be given attention to in this keyboard since you have the option to raise the back of the keyboard to give you a better typing angle. This is a simple yet very important feature on any keyboard. With all these features one would expect this keyboard to be expensive yet it is not the case. This is a very affordable keyboard. Although, there are some drawbacks which are to be expected in a low budget product, the features which have been added make it a top of the line product. Even if the price is low there has been no cut down on the quality to make up for it.

3. Redragon K552W-RGB

Best Budget Pick

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Compact
  • Easy RGB customization

Cons

  • No number pad keys
  • Comes without a wristrest

Switch Type: Cherry MX BlueEquivalent | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 35.4 cm x 12.1 cm x 3.5 cm | Weight: 1 Kg | Media Keys: Not Dedicated | Wrist rest: No | Connectivity Type: Wired | Software: Not required | Interface: USB

Redragon has made a name for themselves by making low price feature-rich products primarily for gaming purposes. Redragon has cemented its name as the best company when it comes to making low-budget gaming peripherals. They have done this by giving you much more features in a low budget range than any other company was willing to give in the same price range. The Redragon K552 Kumara covers a wide range of keyboard products. The Redragon K552 Kumara W-RGB is the version of this mechanical keyboard that comes in white color. One of the best things about this keyboard is the keycap puller that you get in the keyboard package.

The Redragon K552 Kumara white RGB has key switches which are the equivalent of Cherry MX Blue switches. As you can see from the dimensions, this is a rather compact-sized keyboard. This is due to the fact that this is a tenkeyless or a TKL keyboard. A TKL keyboard has no number pad keys. The Redragon K552 W-RGB has 87 keys in total. There are no dedicated media keys, but you can use the FN key along with the 12 multi-media keys to send multi-media commands. There is no real need to install any app for the working of this keyboard. This is because the RGB can be controlled by the keys on the keyboard itself, and there are no macro buttons that you can program.

As the name says, this is a white keyboard with RGB backlighting. The RGB lighting can be done in 18 different modes and different colors. You can change between the different modes through the keyboard, you do not need to install an app to do it. The changing is done by pressing the FN key along with the necessary combination keys to change the colors. These keys are the Insert, Page up, Page down, Home, Delete, and End keys. You can also change the color by pressing the FN key along with the right arrow key. Brightness can be changed by pressing the FN key and the up and down arrow keys.

The K552 W-RGB is wired and has a USB interface. There is no wrist rest with this keyboard. The build quality is good. This keyboard is durable and built to last. This is the dream product with a low price with no compromise on quality either. The compact small allows for more space on your desk and easy maneuverability of the keyboard as well. All in all, this keyboard is an absolute steal at the very cheap price point it is available at.

4. Razer Huntsman

Competitor in the Premium Category

Pros

  • Razer optical switches
  • On the fly macro as well as cloud storage
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Pricey
  • No dedicated media keys

Switch Type: Razer Clicky Optical Switches | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 44.5 cm x 14 cm x 3.5 cm | Weight: 0.9 Kg | Media Keys: Not dedicated | Wrist rest: No | Connectivity Type: Wired | Software: Razer Synapse 3 | Interface: USB

If you are a computer enthusiast or are interested in computer-related equipment, it is not possible to have not heard of Razer. Razer is one of the biggest companies in the computer world, especially in products such as mice and keyboards. Razer was also one of the first companies to get into the Esports competitive scene. Even these days some of the biggest names in the competitive gaming world use Razer products such as the Razer Deathadder mouse or the Razer Blackwidow keyboard. Another top of the line product made by Razer is the Razer Huntsman. This is a white keyboard, complete with all the features that make a top of the line product.

First and foremost, the thing that strikes you about the Huntsman is its aesthetical quality. This is one of the best-looking keyboards in the market at this time. Whether you are looking for a white keyboard or in other colors, this is one good looking piece of hardware. The top of the keyboard has an aluminum matte finish to provide more durability and sturdiness. There is Razer Chroma RGB available on this keyboard with all its modes and colors. You can use the well-known Razer Synapse app to tweak around with the RGB of this keyboard among other things. There are 5 onboard memory profiles in which you can save your settings via the Synapse app. You can save different key bindings to keys as well for different profiles via the Synapse app.

Razer Huntsman employs the use of Razer Optical switches in this keyboard. These are different from the regular Cherry MX or OUTEMU key switches we see in most keyboards. The Razer Optical Switches are clicky and have a lighter feel than the Cherry MX keys. Razer also boasts of their optical switches being faster in response time than the Cherry MX key switches. There are also a bunch of features involved to make the Razer Optical switches the best they can be. For example, the stabilizing bar, balanced keypress, zero debounce delay, etc., all play a part in making these switches better than the Cherry MX keys.

The Razer on-the-fly macro allows you to customize settings to be tailor-made for you. Because of this, you can even combine different macro functions to one key. There is also a cloud storage option for you to save your Razer setting profiles. You can then carry on your saved settings from one computer set up to the other without any delay. There are also the 5 onboard memory profiles to which you can save your settings. Although, for all these features there is definitely a price to match, so it is on the costly side of the bracket. This is by no means a cheap keyboard. This is lower in price than the Corsair K70 MK2 SE but it is not too far off from it. It is worthwhile to notice, however, that the Razer Huntsman lacks any sort of dedicated media keys.

5. RK Royal Kludge RK61

Best for Portability and Connectivity Features

Pros

  • High connectivity options
  • Portability

Cons

  • Limited number of keys
  • No real programmability or customizability options
  • No media keys

Switch Type: RK Red, RK Blue, RK Brown | RGB: Yes| Dimensions: 29 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm| Weight: 500 g | Media Keys: None | Wrist rest: No | Connectivity Type: Wired and wireless | Software: Not required | Interface: USB, Bluetooth

Royal Kludge is not a particularly big name in the computer category. Hence, you will not find their name used as often as some of the other companies whose products we have mentioned in this list. Even so, there is a certain category in which Royal Kludge has shown expertise. Royal Kludge is a company that specializes in making portable keyboards. This is mainly why a lot of the keyboards Royal Kludge make end up being less than full-sized keyboards. Some are TKL or tenkeyless keyboards while others have even fewer keys. The RK Royal Kludge is one such keyboard that has a lot fewer keys than the standard keyboard.

This is a 60% compact mechanical keyboard. This means that it has fewer keys than even most TKL keyboards. The RK61 isn’t a true 60%, as it has 61 keys in total. There are no function keys to speak of. We can say the same for the number pad, page up/down keys, arrow keys, and the other navigation keys. This is mostly to save space. Most of these keyboards are for programmers and gamers who like to take their keyboard with them. If you need to use the function keys, you can do so by using the FN key and hitting the corresponding number. The navigation keys are accessible in the same way.

Perhaps the biggest plus point of the RK 61 is its high connectivity options. You can connect it via the USB cable or you can connect it via Bluetooth. This keyboard can easily connect to 3 different devices at the same time. The RK 61 has a total battery time of up to 10 hours with a 3-hour charge time to be fully charged. Furthermore, this keyboard does not use the Cherry MX, OUTEMU, or the Gateron key switches. Other than that, Royal Kludge has gone with their own RK key switches of red, blue, and brown colors that are used in this keyboard. This keyboard is highly portable. That is the main reason why there are such a low number of keys. The lower number of keys make this keyboard a much more compact and manageable size than a full keyboard.

There are also no media keys at all on this keyboard. Due to the low number of keys to begin with and a lot of those keys having macro functions assigned to them beforehand, there is really no customizability or software configuration present for this keyboard. This does not have software used for the same reason. The RGB has 17 different modes which are changeable using the functions given on the keyboard itself. This is a highly portable keyboard due to its small and easily maneuverable size. However, there are a few tradeoffs present here to make it that way. As far as price is concerned, this is not an expensive keyboard.

Alyssa Arford
Alyssa Arford is an aspiring Electrical & Electronics Engineer with a vested interest in the innovation and design of computer hardware. Her passion for understanding the nitty gritty of how hardware components come together and playing around with the potential of silicon devices puts her in a position to confidently discuss emerging technologies and their implications in advanced computing.