No matter whether you are playing Call of Duty or Fortnite on your Microsoft Xbox Series X, you need a keyboard that not only improves the precision, but also lets you retake the kingdom that you might have lost while using the controller. Fortunately Microsoft has introduced compatibility of keyboard as an alternative to controllers in newly released, Xbox Series X, One X and One S.
And the good thing is that there are some of the best keyboards available for Xbox One consoles. These keyboards are not only a perfect substitute of controllers but also offer excellent gaming experience for all the great titles. To help you in this connection, we’ve done the research of many hours, and made a comprehensive list of keyboards compatible with Xbox One.
List of Best Gaming Keyboards for Xbox (Series X, One X and One S)
Razer Turret for Xbox One
|Wrist Rest||Included – non-detachable|
|Switches||Mechanical Green Switches|
|Dimension||23.62 x 14.79 x 7.63 inches|
The Razer Turret wireless gaming keyboard is an ultimate choice for those who need an officially licensed Xbox-One keyboard for gaming. This compact Tenkeyless keyboard also comes with a mouse for enhanced efficiency and better gaming experience.
In-fact this is a combined venture of Microsoft and Razer as both companies have paired up to make an excellent combo that is fully compatible with Xbox One. No doubt both companies are innovation oriented, and this is the reason Razer has added the advanced features to help gamers conquer the gaming world.
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The keyboard boasts lappable wireless design for a comfortable gaming experience. The combo of keyboard and mouse gives an impression of PC gaming setup. At its first glance the design seems similar to the traditional keyboards built by Razer: The simple black color furnished with RGB lighting.
The interesting about the Turret keyboard is that it is equipped with mechanical Green switches. Granted the mechanical switches are designed for accuracy and efficiency, they are still behind optical switches or newly introduced hybrid Opto-Mechanical switches of Razer Huntsman Elite.
The keyboard also comes with dedicated Xbox button for an easy access of dashboard, and an ergonomic wrist rest. Interestingly the battery life is more than 40 hours that means you can use it consecutively for about two days.
The keyboard also comes with a mouse, which is as perfect as the keyboard. The mouse is similar in shape and design to its successors Razer DeathAdder and Razer Viper but not the Viper Mini. The boasts 7 programmable switches, 16,000 DPI and 450 IPS.
All in all, the Turret is the most efficient and performance oriented combo for those who are looking for performance and efficiency to win all the titles they play. The only downside of this package is higher than expected price point. Granted the package includes a keyboard and a mouse, the price is still questionable as compared to a good quality controller. However, if price is not a big concern the package is worth buying to reconquering your kingdom.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
|Model||Corsair K95 RGB Platinum|
|Wrist Rest||Included – non-detachable|
|Switches||Cherry MX Blue, Brown and Speed mechanical switches|
|Dimension||18.30 x 6.70 x 1.40 inches|
Without a single shadow of doubt the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is the predecessor of Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT and the most efficient premium gaming keyboard for Xbox One lovers. From a gamer’s point of view, i am pretty sure this is all you need. The reason is that the keyboard packs all the features necessary for the immersive gaming experience.
As the name suggests the Corsair K95 RGB is RGB-enabled peripheral. Besides, keyboard features Cherry MX Blue, Brown or MX Speed switches for the comfortable typing and smooth gaming. The good thing for PC as well as Xbox One users is that the keyboard allows moving the custom profiles seamlessly with 8MB onboard storage of the keyboard.
Just similar to its predecessor K95 Platinum the aluminum build quality feels premium, sturdy and strong enough to bear stress while heavy gaming. For this reason and the appealing features it comes with, such as NKRO, anti-ghosting, dedicated media keys and double-shot keycaps, the K95 RGB is among one of our best gaming keyboards. The keyboard actually offers all the bells and whistles an Xbox One as well as a PS4 Pro gamer could always wish to have in his gaming peripheral.
The beauty of this beast comes with its RGB lighting which runs all across the board, including the media keys and the logo. From the size point of view, this is actually a large gaming keyboard that requires a lot of space on your gaming desk. Before moving to this upgrade make sure that your gaming table has sufficient space to accommodate this peripheral.
As already mentioned the K95 RGB Platinum comes with three different MX mechanical switches that you can choose from. Choose wisely as every switch gives different feel and performance for typing as well as gaming. For typing needs, you should see our guide about the best keyboards for fast typing experience, while for both gaming and typing this is a good choice.
The only downside of the MX switches is that they are louder than optical switches and sometime the loudness becomes nuisance while gaming. But in some cases this loudness might give you an advantage because in combat or RPG titles like Rainbow Six Seige, CounterStrike: Go and The Surge 2 you need maximum accuracy and swift response where this loud keyboard looks beneficial.
Overall, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT is the premium gaming keyboard which can buy to excel all the titles on the Xbox One. If you want to crush your enemy in a single blow, or win the competition the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT might be your best companion you’ve ever conceived.
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro
|Model||HyperX Alloy FPS Pro|
|Wrist Rest||Not Included|
|Switches||Cherry MX Red Mechanical Switches|
|Dimension||14.10 x 5.10 x 1.40 inches|
For those who are are price as well as product conscious, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro is the best companion to provide a competitive edge for Xbox One gaming.
Quite similar to the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, this must be the top performing keyboard as it is the only keyboard with a balanced price/performance ratio. Equipped with an impressive look, the Alloys FPS Pro comes in both designs including Tenkeyless,similar to its previous competitor Razer Turret, and a full sized design.
The keyboard features Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, the switches which have a good reputation in offering tactile feel, good actuation and lightning fast response. The switches would be great in competitive gaming where every single matters a lot for a diehard gamer.
As the HyperX Alloye FPS Pro is the flagship keyboard manufactured by the HyperX, the manufacturer has ensured from every aspect that the keyboard offers everything which a gamer needs for the next level gaming experience. Besides, the compact design makes it easier to accommodate the board on every gaming desk.
Sadly, the HyperX has neglected in adding RGB, rather they have focused on simplicity in this section and have added simple red backlighting in this keyboard. Yet the keyboard still looks great even in dark room. On the bright side, the keyboard boasts additional features including NKRO and anti-ghosting technology to improve gaming experience and to prevent unregistered keypress.
The keyboard is built with solid steel frame to provide extra strength and durability. Besides, the addition of USB passthrough in this keyboard makes it easy to be used for travelling. The keyboard comes with additional textured WASD keycaps which can be a great advantage in shooting or RPG games especially Warframe, Fortnite and even Gears 5 in Xbox One.
Overall, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro is an excellent choice to those looking for compact board that delivers essential features in a minimum possible price tag to get an exceptional gaming experience.
Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard
|Wrist Rest||Included – non-detachable|
|Dimension||1.30 x 17.80 x 8.58 inches|
Every gamer is aware of the fact that the Logitech’s G series is full of high-end gaming peripherals. Some of the accessories offer a really optimal price to performance ratio and the Logitech G213 is no exception in this connection. Besides, the keyboard is highly compatible with Xbox One.
From the design point of view, the Logitech G213 is a wired keyboard lacking a lapboard feature. The reason is that the manufacturer has tried to add as much as features as possible in the affordable price tag. The keyboard is fully furnished with dedicated media controls, RGB backlit keys and full software customization.
Instead of using the most popular mechanical switches for gaming, this board comes with Logitech G Mech-Dome switches for gaming. But don’t worry about this; the switches work great, and as per company claims they are specially tuned for a perfect tactile response and overall gaming performance. In my experience, the switches are not only quite but also great in gaming performance. The keys require least actuation force to be applied and perform similar to mechanical keys.
The design is really easy to rest on your lap due to its raised frame and a comfortable palm rest. The best part of this board is its spill resistance feature in which the board can resist upto 60 ml of liquid spilled over it. That is to say the key won’t stop functioning even if a small amount of liquid falls over it. The RGB lighting feature enables gamer to customize and sync five individual RGB lighting zones by using the Logitech G Hub.
Overall, the Logitech G213 is an excellent choice for a perfect price to performance ratio. They affordability is really an advantage for those looking for a premium keyboard for Xbox One in a cheap price.
Corsair K63 Lapboard
|Model||Corsair K63 Wireless Lapboard|
|Wrist Rest||Included -detachable Lapboard|
|Switches||Cherry MX Red|
|Dimension||26.40 x 10.90 x 2.10 inches|
The K63 is an ideal gaming lapboard perfect for living-room gamers. Interestingly this option is $50 cheaper than Razer Turret. The keyboard features Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, a detachable lapboard and wireless connectivity making it really helpful to play games on couch. The design is amazingly small and similar to one-hand gaming keyboards.
The Corsair K63 is also a most loved gaming keyboard by Corsair fans due to its great compatibility and versatile design feature. The keyboard in combination with lapboard delivers highest level of comfort and performance.
As K63 comes with a compact Tenkeyless (TKL) design, making it good for gamers only, you can’t use it for office. Besides, the Cherry MX Red switches deliver excellent performance and highest accuracy. Due to tactile feel and impressive response of the switches, the Xbox One gamer won’t feel dissatisfied in using it.
Bear in mind, that it features blue LED backlit rather than most appealing RGB backlit. Instead the keyboard comes with additional features of decent-sized wrist rest, wireless connectivity, dedicated media keys and large gaming mousepad. Granted such features are inessential for gaming, they are additional bonus to improve productivity and entertainment.
The K63 also includes compatibility with Corsair’s iCUE software. The software lets you customize and set keys to improve in-game performance. You can also customize gaming profiles with iCUE then save and load them for future use.
There is a caveat in this keyboard’s wireless feature: the battery life doesn’t last longer than 15 hours. That said, you have to charge the keyboard after every long gaming session. This problem can however be resolved by using USB cable for connectivity.
All being said, the K63 is still a great gaming lapboard for Xbox One gamers. The keyboard might be heavy on the price side, but if you need a premium looking lapboard for gaming on the couch you definitely should set your eyes on Corsair K63.
Razer Cynosa Chroma
|Model||Razer Cynosa Chroma|
|Wrist Rest||Not Included|
|Switches||Membrane Dome Switches|
|Dimension||18.24 x 6.07 x 1.22 inches|
Among the top performing keyboards built by Razer, the Cynosa Chroma is the best one. The keyboard brings excellent performance and perfect compatibility for Xbox One gaming. Equipped with membrane switches, the less like switches for gaming, don’t expect getting optical switches from this model in the price tag of $60.
Never forget that the keyboard is budget friendly that means you might not get some premium features in this range. Yet, the board still offers fan favorite RGB lighting, and spill resistant design. Even though rubber dome membrane switches might not be the top choice for gaming, they can give pleasant experience, needless to mention their less annoying clicky sound in an intensive gaming or typing. Remember that the membrane switches are also good for typing.
Among other competitive features of Cynosa Chroma, the dedicated media keys for entertainment, anti-ghosting technology to prevent misclicks, Razer Synapse software suite for a comprehensive customization and spill resistant design are worth considering. The good thing is that, in this price tag the Razer didn’t forget to add premium build. The plastic material used in Cynosa is quite sturdy.
Sadly the keyboard lacks wrist rest rather the raised chassis is pretty helpful to provide support while using it. If you are looking for a most affordable board for Xbox One, the Razer Cynosa Chroma is the cheapest option for you to consider.
Bear in mind only keyboard is not essential to let you improve gaming experience, Other essential gaming peripherals you must have include: