Find the Right Gaming Keyboard for Your Rig
Gaming keyboards are designed with features many gamers appreciate and they're perfect for people who take the competition seriously. eBay offers a wide selection of new, used, and Certified Refurbished gaming keyboards to help you overtake the enemy, impress your friends, and level up. You can find a keyboard based on how it connects, what it looks like, and more to ensure your needs are met.
Gaming Keyboard Features
There are a number of features shared by many gaming keyboards. You'll want to determine which ones are critical for you based on what games you're going to play and what else you may do with the keyboard, such as crunching numbers or typing long reports. Here are popular features of gaming keyboards:
- Backlit keys: The keys are backlit to help you type in the dark, especially useful during long sessions.
- Strong keys: Many gaming keyboards feature robust mechanical key switches so they can endure a bit of punishment. There are other options, including membrane switches, that you may find preferable.
- Detachable palm rest: A rest will ensure that your palms are supported and it's comfortable to keep playing into the early hours of the morning.
- Number pad: A separate set of numbers are on the right for added convenience.
- Waterproof or Water resistant: Some keyboards are designed to withstand having drinks spilled on them.
Gaming Keyboard Colors
eBay sellers will often offer a wide array of colors to choose from on the keyboards. Additionally, you can find a backlit gaming keyboard, ensuring that the keys are different colors as a result of LED lights. As for the keyboard itself, here are common colors to look for:
How Does a Gaming Keyboard Connect to the Computer?
The keyboard will need to connect to the computer using one interface or another. You will want to consider whether you want a wired or wireless connection.
- Bluetooth: A Bluetooth connection is used to sync the two devices.
- RF: The computer communicates with the keyboard using radio frequency.
- Lightning: This cable is used for Apple-based products.
- USB: This is one of the most common forms of cables.
- PS/2: This 6-pin cord connects to a number of desktop computers.
What is an Ergonomic Keyboard?
Some gaming keyboards are ergonomically designed for comfort. They're curved into a V-shape with the space bar found at the apex of the "V." There are also some highs and lows in the keyboard, so it isn't flat like a traditional one. It is designed to minimize muscle strain. Two-handed typists also find that it makes it easier to hold their hands at more natural angles, allowing for faster movement across the keyboard. Why is this relevant to gamers? Lots of time pressing keys can cause fatigue or discomfort in your fingers and hands and might even lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Ergonomic gaming keyboards can take some getting used to but may be a welcome addition to your setup.
Other Computer Gaming Peripherals
You can outfit your gaming computer with all sorts of peripherals, including VR headsets, racing wheels, and gaming headsets. Each of these devices aims to create a more immersive or enjoyable experience while you play.
Shopping Certified Refurbished Gaming Keyboards on eBay
You don't have to strain your budget to buy a good gaming keyboard. Certified Refurbished items are guaranteed to arrive in like-new condition, including all instruction manuals, packaging, and accessories. Buyers get a 2-year warranty and 30-day return/replacement policy that starts when the item is delivered. Certified Refurbished sellers are held to eBay's highest standards of customer service and monitored to ensure they're hitting key metrics.