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The best keyboard for your PC or tablet

PC Advisor reviews the best keyboards for your computer.

5. Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless

Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless
  • Reviewed on: 20 March 13
  • RRP: £120 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you have no need of the accountant’s friendly numberpad, a Tenkeyless design saves some useful desk space. And if you want your keytops to remain as fresh as the day you started using your faithful keyboard, the side-marked Ninja layout will be a most appealing take on the trusted Filco Majestouch keyboard.

4. Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac

Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac
  • Reviewed on: 29 January 13
  • RRP: £122 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you work on a Mac and like Cherry MX Blue mechanical switches in your keyboard, those criteria currently point you to just one model in the world that we’re aware of – the Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac. But don’t feel you’ve had to settle on it by default: Das Keyboard’s keyboard is a solidly built unit in a modern-retro black lacquer style, using premium switchgear. An option for UK key layout would make it even more attractive but it still deserves our recommendation as one of the very finest keyboards you’ll find for the Apple Mac today.

3. Ducky DK9008 Shine 2

Ducky DK9008 Shine 2
  • Reviewed on: 21 November 12
  • RRP: £149.99 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

We’ve tried many a keyboard here at PC Advisor, but the Ducky Shine 2 packs in more than we’ve ever soon before – and does so with classy, using high-grade materials and great construction quality. Professional typists may have less need for glowy keys but gamers and PC pros are going to love it.

2. Cherry G80-3000

Cherry G80-3000
  • Reviewed on: 28 February 13
  • RRP: £60 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Cherry G80-3000 is like a Timex watch running a Rolex movement. The case is serviceable but designed down to a price; but the bits that make it tick are really quite special. If you can get passed the flexy chassis and can live without key navigation dimples, at around £60 the G80-3000 gives you high-end and timely typing on the cheap – relative to most other mechanical designs anyway.

1. Diatec Filco Majestouch 2

Diatec Filco Majestouch 2
  • Reviewed on: 19 March 13
  • RRP: £120 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Filco Majestouch 2 is a rather plain and boring keyboard, in its standard black guise anyway, and it also happens to be the best constructed and most refined keyboard we’ve tested. We would have appreciated wider platform support and a detachable USB cable, but in all other respects of engineering and build the Majestouch fulfills the key requirements of the mechanical keyboard, making it a benchmark reference design.

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