Hello, guys. Today, in this article, I'm going to show you 10 best mechanical keyboards that are designed mainly for programmers. Programming code consists of many symbols than just 26 alphabets and 10 numbers. So, you need a keyboard to which you don't have to look back to confirm whether the keystroke is registered or not. In addition to that, if you work in an office with other people which I presume mostly you are or will be, then you definitely hate the noisy item to carry with you. So, here I have taken all the factors of programmers work and workplace, and after that presenting to you the best 10 devices that you can buy in India.

10 Best Mechanical Keyboards for Programmers [Jan 2021]

Before hitting the Buy now button, do read our buying guide at least once if you haven't gone around it, to get the basic idea on what to look before making the purchase.

Mechanical KeyboardSwitchPrice
Corsair K95 PlatinumCherry MX BrownBuy Now
Epomaker Skyloong SK61Gateron BrownBuy Now
Corsair K70 MK.2 RapidFireCherry MX SpeedBuy Now
Cooler Master MK730Cherry MX BrownBuy Now
Razer BlackWidow LiteRazer GreenBuy Now
Razer BlackWidow X Chroma MercuryRazer GreenBuy Now
Dierya DK61Gateron BrownBuy Now
Corsair K68Cherry MX RedBuy Now
Redragon K587Outemu BlueBuy Now
Redragon K579Outemu BlueBuy Now
The best 10 Mechanical Keyboards for Programmers.
Table of Contents

Corsair K95 Platinum

Best Overall

Corsair K95 Platinum Full Size Mechanical Keyboard for Programming

Total keys: 110 | Full size keyboard, 3 brightness level and 50M keystrokes life | 5 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 46.5 x 17 x 3.6 cms | Weight: 1.32 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Cherry MX Brown, 4mm travel, 2mm actuation.

  • Pretty tactile and medium noisy
  • On-board memory
  • Dedicated macro keys
  • Dedicated multimedia keys
  • Volume dialer
  • Detachable wrist rest pad
  • Bright LEDs
  • Dedicated windows lock keys
  • Pretty solid and sturdy aluminium build
  • USB 2.0 port
  • RGB backlit with 19 effects
  • N-Key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • Little bit heavy

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This Corsair K95 Platinum mechanical keyboard is the most recommended one for programmers. It has Cherry MX brown switches which gives pretty impressive tactile feedback while keeping the noise medium. It's also pretty useful for gamer since the actuation force required is only 55g which is acceptable. In terms of design, it feels pretty premium. The aluminium plate is pretty sturdy and solid. And, this keyboard does come with a detachable wrist rest pad.

In addition to that, this one has RGB backlit with 19 effects. The most important thing inside it is its On-board memory which saves the colour profiles. Hence, you won't need a Corsair iCUE software every time you plug keyboard to another computer. Furthermore, how's Typing Sound? Watch the following YouTube video to listen to it.

Typing Sound of Corsair K95 Platinum Mechanical Keyboard.

Epomaker Skyloong SK61

Best for Programmers and Copywriters.

Epomaker Skyloong SK61 Compact Mechanical Keyboard for Programmers and Copywriters.

Total keys: 61 | Compact keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | Compatibility: Windows and Mac | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 29.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 cms | Weight: 0.768 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Gateron Brown, 4mm travel, 2mm actuation.

  • Pretty tactile and medium-noisy
  • N-key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghostiing
  • Pretty solid and sturdy plastic build
  • RGB backlit with 16.8M colours
  • Nice key stabilizers
  • Detachable USB Type-C cable
  • No dedicated windows lock key
  • No multimedia keys

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This Epomaker Skyloong SK61 60% mechanical keyboard is pretty amazing. It has no dedicated multimedia or windows lock keys, but it can be set by the software. In terms of design, it's a mix of a classic.

The RGB backlit support 16.8M colours with multiple effects. The effects also align with the environment sound captured by the built-in microphone. Furthermore, typing on this mechanical keyboard is a pretty impressive experience. This device is lightweight and comes with onboard memory. So, don't worry about colour profile loss. And, how's the Typing Sound? Watch the following YouTube video to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Epomaker Skyloong Sk61 Mechanical Keyboard.

Corsair K70 MK.2 RapidFire

Best for Gaming. And, Fast for Programmers.

Corsair MK70 Mk.2 RapidFire Full size Mechanical Keyboard

Total keys: 104 | Full size keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | 5 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 43.8 x 16.6 x 3.9 cms | Weight: 1.25 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Cherry MX Speed, 3.2mm travel.

  • Pretty linear and quiet
  • N-key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • RGB backlit with many effects
  • Volume dialer
  • Dedicated multimedia keys
  • Pretty solid and study anodized aluminium build
  • Dedicated windows lock key
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Little bit heavy
  • No dedicated macro keys

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This Corsair K70 MK.2 mechanical keyboard is a little bit different in terms of design than other Corsair keyboards. The fonts on the keycaps little bit wider, which allows more light to pass through. It's too pricey and has Cherry MX speed switches which require 45g for force and actuation just start at 1.2mm which last for 2mm distance.

The amount of force and actuation make this keyboard perfect for gaming. It's also useful for gamers since it doesn't make noise and typing are pretty faster on this one. In my experience, my fingers weren't tired. The RGB backlit has many effects which can be controlled through the Corsair iCUE software. Thanks to the 8MB of onboard memory, the profiles are saved offline. Furthermore, watch the following YouTube video to listen to the Typing Sound of this keyboard to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Corsair K70 MK.2 Mechanical Keyboard.

Cooler Master MK730

Best Cheap Device for Programming and Copywriting.

Cooler Master MK730 Tenkeyless Full size Black Mechanical Keyboard

Total keys: 87 | Tenkeyless Full size keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | 6 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows and Mac | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 35.7 x 13.2 x 4.1 cms | Weight: 0.700 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Cherry MX Brown, 4mm travel.

  • Pretty tactile and medium-noisy
  • N-key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • RGB backlit with many effects
  • Detachable USB Type-C cable
  • Detachable wrist rest pad
  • Pretty solid and sturdy aluminium build
  • No dedicated macro key, windows lock key

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This Cooler Master MK730 is my choice keyboard for programming and copywriting. I don't use it for gaming as it has no dedicated keys for that. However, you can assign as a secondary functions, but it doesn't give a great experience.

One thing I like is its cable arrangement. It's detachable but doesn't look in first sight. In terms of design, it's premium with RGB backlit with many effects. And, you don't need any software to control it. With onboard memory, you won't have to set the profile every time. In terms of typing experience, it's fantastic, thanks to the Cherry MX Brown switches which consume 55g of force to travel 4mm. However, the actuation travel is 2mm. And, how's the Typing Sound? Watch the following YouTube video to listen to it.

Typing Sound of Cooler Master MK730 Mechanical Keyboard.

Razer BlackWidow Lite

Best in Premium Feeling.

Razer BlackWidow Elite Full Size mechanical Keyboard.

Total keys: 104 | Full size keyboard and 80M keystrokes life | 6 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows and Mac | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 44.8 x 23.3 x 4.3 cms | Weight: 1.67 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Razer Green, 4mm travel, 2.1mm actuation travel.

  • Pretty tactile and Clicky
  • Feels premium
  • N-key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • Dedicated multimedia buttons
  • USB 2.0 and Audio jack passthrough
  • Pretty solid military grade build
  • Cable re-routing is possible
  • Volume dialer
  • Ergonomic detachable wrist rest pad
  • No dedicated macro keys

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This premium Razer BlackWidow Elite keyboard consists of Razer green switches, which are known for pretty impressive tactile feedback. And, they produce clicky sound too. The double-injection keycaps are smooth matte plastic finish which does attract the oil from your finger. And, the braided cable is too thick to re-route.

So, apart from the above two things, I appreciated everything about it. This mechanical keyboard also comes with a magnetic ergonomic wrist rest pad. What makes this device premium is its support for Software control, a very bright RGB backlit, and a volume dialer. As I said, the switches are also clicky. Watch the following YouTube video to listen to the Typing Sound of this keyboard to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Keyboard.

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury

It's Over-pricey.

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury Full Size white mechanical keyboard

Total keys: 104 | Full size keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | 6 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows and Mac | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 46 x 18.21 x 4 cms | Weight: 1.41 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Razer Green, 4mm travel, 2.1mm actuation travel.

  • Pretty tactile and clicky
  • 10 Key rollover
  • RGB backlit with 7 effects
  • Better cable arrangement
  • Windows lock key
  • Little faster than Cherry MX Brown
  • Little bit heavy
  • No dedicated macro keys

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This Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury Edition is a pretty average mechanical device. In terms of typing, it's too good. But, the design is almost below-average.

One thing I like is the better cable arrangement we can do at the bottom. It consists of the Razer Green switches which consume 50g of force to register a keystroke which is lesser than the Cherry MX brown. But, the feedback is pretty tactile with average clicky sound. To know how's the Typing Sound, watch the following YouTube video to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of this Mechanical Keyboard.

Dierya DK61

Best 60% Mechanical Keyboard for Programmer.

Dierya DK61 Black 60% Mechanical Keyboard.

Total keys: 61 | Compact keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | Compatibility: Windows | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 33.8 x 14 x 4.8 cms | Weight: 0.87 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Gateron Optical Brown, 4mm travel.

  • Pretty tactile and clicky
  • Medium-weight
  • RGB backlit with many effects
  • N-Key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • Pretty sturdy plastic build
  • Windows lock key
  • Detachable USB Type-C cable
  • No dedicated multimedia and macro keys
  • Little bit noisy

Buy at Amazon

This Dierya DK61 mechanical keyboard is a little bit noisy compared to others with Gateron Brown switches. It occupies very less space of desk. The whole body is made of plastic, but it feels enough-sturdy. Besides, I personally like USB Type-C passthrough for faster data transfer.

Furthermore, RGB lightings look pretty attractive. It would be attractive if in white colour. I mostly don't prefer the keyboard with no dedicated multimedia keys. This one hasn't. But, you assign the functions using Dierya's dedicated software. In terms of typing experience, I ended up with a smile though this device is a little bit noisy. And, how's the Typing Sound? Watch the following YouTube video to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Dierya DK61 Mechanical Keyboard.

Corsair K68

Corsair K68 Full Size Mechanical Keyboard for Gaming and Programming.

Total keys: 104 | Full size keyboard, 3 brightness level and 50M keystrokes life | 7 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows and Mac | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 45.5 x 17 x 4.1 cms | Weight: 1.41 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Cherry MX Red, 4mm travel, 2mm actuation.

  • Pretty smooth and linear
  • Dedicated multimedia, brightness control, and Windows lock keys
  • RGB backlit with many effects
  • N-Key rollover
  • Pretty sturdy whole plastic build
  • Detachable wrist rest pad
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • Not tactile
  • No dedicated macro keys

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This Corsair K68 is actually a keyboard made for gamers due to linear Cherry MX switches. But, it also useful for programmers because of its speed. However, I didn't like the textured space bar. But, that's not a wide issue.

Typing on this mechanical device is pretty smooth as keys have no tactile bump. And, how's the typing sound? Watch the following YouTube video to listen to it to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard.

Redragon K587

Redragon K587 Tenkeyless Black Mechanical Keyboard with Wrist Rest pad.

Total keys: 87 | Tenkeyless Full size keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | 4 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 40.9 x 19.8 x 7.4 cms | Weight: 1.64 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Outemu Blue, 4mm travel, 2mm actuation.

  • Pretty clicky and tactile
  • Dedicated multimedia and macro keys
  • Dedicated volume roller
  • Sturdy plastic build
  • N-key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • RGB backlit with 16 effects
  • Detachable cable and wrist rest pad
  • It's noisy

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This Redragon K587 mechanical keyboard is noisy because of having a blue switch. It consists of switches that require 60g of force for 1.8mm of actuation. The total travel is 4mm. So, a well made to serve your programming & copywriting purposes.

Furthermore, watch the following YouTube video to listen to Typing Sound to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Redragon K587 Mechanical Keyboard.

Redragon K579

Redragon K579 Full size Mechanical Keyboard.

Total keys: 104 | Full size keyboard and 50M keystrokes life | 4 Multimedia keys | Compatibility: Windows | 1.8 meters long cable | Dimensions: 44.3 x 14.7 x 3.5 cms | Weight: 1.41 kg | Passthrough: USB | Switch: Outemu Blue, 4mm travel, 2mm actuation.

  • Pretty clicky and tactile
  • N-Key rollover
  • 100% Anti-ghosting
  • Sturdy plastic build
  • Dedicated multimedia and macro keys
  • Dedicated volume roller
  • RGB backlit with many effects
  • Very noisy
  • No wrist rest pad

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This Redragon K579 mechanical keyboard is what I call a Noise machine. It's pretty tactile and clicky but also has one drawback. In terms of design, it's an average premium. But, the build is whole plastic, though it's sturdy. In terms of typing experience, everything is good except noise.

Watch the following YouTube video to listen to Typing Sound to get an idea of what to expect.

Typing Sound of Redragon K579 Mechanical Keyboard.

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