Top 3 TKL (Tenkeyless) Keyboards for Gaming & Office Work

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that with the magic of choice all right so over the past year or so my
keyboard collection has grown a little bit and just as with gaming mice I keep
everything that I like not just in storage but actually use them in
rotation now I realized my privilege of like you know going through so many
gaming peripherals but doing videos on those of course gives me access to
everything like that and so today I want to share my three favorite tkl keyboards
that you could potentially use in your gaming space office space or just for
casual use and so if you’re urging for a tkl upgrade for your keyboard make sure
check out description everything is listed there welcome the entire H series
from NZXT one of the most elegant case lineups with the premium construction
you’ll appreciate and the little details like purple USB ports perforate shroud
floor and the iconic cable cover we’ve got an ITX option the H 200 your
standard ATX mid tower at age 500 and the big guns the H 700 all available
with a smart device for RGB illumination and fan control or the standard
variations with a smart interior to complement an easy assembly the H series
has Hardware connects approved and is something for everyone check it out
below so here the are my three favorite tkl keyboards the G Pro from Logitech
it’s by far my most used one here it’s been on my desk since launch the mastdrop ctrl is one of the more premium and customizable boards that I have with
a fantastic color scheme and a gorgeous illumination and the most recent edition
is the Tesoro gram spectrum TKL for its low profile nature and a little
variation of the mechanical switches form factor wise they all share the same
tenkeyless design without the number pad on the side but they all have their
unique characteristics so for example the gram spectrum TKL has that low
profile frame and the key caps the angular front section helps to further
minimize the footprint while the keys on the G Pro are slightly submerged into
the frame with the larger forehead above the top row and a totally floating key
cap design on the control keyboard with an elegant symmetrical slab of aluminum
for the mainframe all feature a removable cable centered on the G Pro
right side on the gram tkl and dual sided type-c port on the control
keyboard for extra routing flexibility and that a new sport can be used for
additional type-c accessories which is pretty cool they all have some four
of RGB elimination that is handled quite differently for example a G Pro keyboard
has the Logitech’s own romer switches with a centered led to illuminate the
transparent section of the keys evenly without any spill below the keys and I
love this look you can do all kind of effects and perky color customization to
the Graham spectrum tkl uses two source agile switches with the transparent base
and therefore gives that cool under glow effect for the entire keyboard and has
an even better light spill on the white frame we have multiple color effects and
per key color customization as well the control keyboard can be picked up with
multiple mechanical switches so I have the halo clear switches and because
they’re exposed at the bottom that the illumination effect is pretty strong
plus we get an additional LED strip around the bottom of the frame to cast
some more color on the surface it is definitely one of the prettiest
keyboards I have in my collection especially with that two-tone gray color
scheme on the keycap layout but I will say that the uniformity could be
slightly better as individual LEDs on a light bar are clearly visible and as
usual multiple color effects have built in with per key color selection available
and so all three keywords are slightly different and will attract a particular
type of user so for example the control keyboard from massdrop it’s more
targeted for enthusiasts given this price point and also not full time
availability but we have full customization with qmk firmware where
you can assign all types of commands and create layers of key customization and
even these switches are hot swappable – for those wanting to experiment to
create your like perfect feeling keyboard and assign multiple switches
throughout the entire board without soldering anything which is pretty
awesome the key caps are also high-quality double shot BBT with an
interesting grainy texture and also the cleanest font especially compared to the
other two keyboards now my gaming keyboard choice of course has to be the
g pro from large tag it’s a tough little board that has seen a lot of action and
my primary purpose of using this for games are the romer g switches and
while I really like the insane variety of em extra options the Romer G is just
such an awesome combination of a quiet switch with a slight tactile point that
I’m extremely comfortable with they are kind of similar to MX browns but I still
prefer the romaji and lastly if I want to switch things up a bit for a more
minimalist look I take out the Tesoro gram spectrum tkl and I
kind of wish I had the white edition of this keyboard that can blend a bit more
with My Space but the low profile nature is pretty unique plus the linear red
agile switches feel smooth and awesome for typing as the actuation point is
slightly shorter at 1.5 millimeters and they’re also pretty light at 45 grams
and they’re also pretty quiet too so there you have it my three favorite tkl
keyboards in a nutshell if you’re thinking of picking one up everything
will be listed in description below and I realized my privilege of having these
three models on hand and picking and choosing whichever I feel like of using
in that particular day if I had to choose one I would probably stick with
the G Pro by Logitech it really comes down to three factors the romaji
switches are awesome they’re simple minimalist design plus pretty decent RGB
illumination that isn’t too out there but still allows for a little bit of fun
I will never try to like color match my peripherals now I’ve had this keyboard
for almost two years and I read online based on long-term customer views of two
years plus that some keys stop working and the main comment for many users is
the LED burning out on certain keys not displaying any more color so giving you
half two years warranty that’s unfortunate but I haven’t had any issues
since that the soraa would be my second choice simply because the price is good
I love the low profile design I don’t really care about the key switches you
know they’ve had bad reputation in the past but since the agile switches I
think are pretty decent feels very nice and I switch mallets as well when they
need to do some typing I love typing on the agile red switches and then the
control keyboard that’s a particular one that’s so premium and I love the the
switches I love everything about it delighting in the build quality the the
heaviness of the switch the customization everything about it but
it’s not easy to get a hold of because it’s on mass drops which are not always
present and so that would be my third choice but still it’s a really awesome
free keyboard for enthusiasts so if you have
to choose between the three which one would you pick and if you have any
alternative suggestions for a tkl design let me know I would love to check it out
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100 thoughts on “Top 3 TKL (Tenkeyless) Keyboards for Gaming & Office Work

  1. What do you think of Wooting one ? its an analog keyboard. Thinking of buying one compare to my G-pro

  2. This keyboard is mainly good for gamers who have small desks. Positioning is very important in using a keyboard to avoid strains, and if you have a small desk, you may not be able to position a full size keyboard on this table properly, sacrificing ergonomics which will soon cause a lot of strains on your hands.

  3. I loved the G Pro when I first got it, but as you mentioned, my LED's started burning out. Certain keys wouldn't turn certain colors anymore. For example, if I tried to make all the keys blue or green, some would stay red. This really bummed me out. I ended up switching over to the Corsair K65 TKL and I don't regret it. They use a metal backplate and I prefer the Cherry Red switches over the Romer G's. The Cherry Red's sink in smoothly whereas the Romer G's take quite a bit of pressure to fully sink in. I used to be a massive logitech fanboy but I've been slowly pulling away from them. I liked the G502 a lot but eventually realized my hand was cramping as I used it (fingertip grip). It was too small and I was getting intense pain in my pinky. I've moved to the Roccat Kone AIMO and I'm loving it. I went through two G633 headsets. The mic went bad in one and the 3.5mm input eventually went bad on the other. I switched to a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro and I don't regret it at all (fantastic headphones).

    Logitech is overall a good brand but I tend to find their quality control to be rather average over time.

  4. Hyper X FPS Pro is also a good choice! i love it. went from a Corsair K65 to this an enjoying everything bout it. 10keyless an waaaay cheaper then a lot of these other boards.

  5. i hate how much the ctrl cost for a board with no brand, ik its nice tho, but still, $200. Probably buying the G Pro

  6. I find it annoying that Logitech's mouse and keyboards are recognized as top 5 or top 3 but the headsets are somewhere in the dumpster when compared to other brands

    ( Typed with the G Pro keyboard )

  7. if you want good fps keyboards choose one of those: Fnatic miniSTREAK Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard or Corsair K65 Rapidfire

  8. TKL keyboards are so good and portable. It can fit on a small table and be able to use it properly will lesser risks of sacrificing ergonomics.

  9. If these aren't wireless, what's the point of a removable cable? 🤔 Looking to go wireless. Currently have the Razer Huntsman Opto-mechanical keyboard. Any recommendations keyboard warriors? (See what I did there? 😉) All of these keyboards look ideal but none wireless. Love the TKL design.

  10. I have a rather annoying problem with the G pro keyboard. It is an LED error, namely that one or two keys are dead blue LED especially when you leave it full white or blue. I have been given a warranty up to 2 times and it is still under warranty for 1 month after receiving the replacement product. Has anyone encountered this problem ?. It's uncomfortable with the brand, the price it offers compared to the real quality of the product.

  11. The saddest thing is none the of keyboards come with a wrist rest. I use Corsair's K63 Wireless TKL keyboard. I love the keyboard. It even comes with a wrist rest. The only thing I hate about it is the fact that it uses Cherry MX Reds and thus, my search for the perfect keyboard never ends.

  12. After using the g pro for 3 months, i switched back to my broken k70 with cmx blues. Why? Because i would rather use rubber domes than romer-G. Romers are garbage, unbalanced sad excuses for "tactile" switches which more feel like retarded unbalanced linear scratchy trash. G pro is a great keyboard, but completely ruined by the switches. Highly not recommended. They feel ok at first but horrible after time.

  13. out of all three, i'd take the massdrop. even though i'm a huge razer fan and i see all switches as inferior to razer switches, the ability to change out your switches improves durability, and gives you a chance to upgrade/change your keyboard without buying another

  14. I've been using Logitech PRO for about a year or so and I only recently realized that this keyboard is not really suitable for gaming. It is not switches, it is hardware itself in it.
    It has some weird and quite long delay after a key was pressed. I think the problem is that this keyboard perhaps locked on 125hz polling rate and you cannot increase it. I am ordering a keyboard that can work on 1000hz polling rate and will do some additional testing but I am quite certain that it will make a huge difference.

  15. I've been using the GPRO TKL for quite a long time. The only two things I don't like are: I prefer open board/lifted keys and rougher keycaps (humid environment, sweaty fingers) for easy cleaning and more grip. I can't change the keys on this board though… which is a bummer. I'm still looking for a similar TKL board where I can switch keycaps/has raised keys (or open board, whatever it's called) but that's pretty hard to find around the same price range.

  16. Hi from Bulgaria and can you make a review on Roccat AIMO keyboard or mouse please when you have a chance 🙂
    Keep up the good work.

  17. What's amazing is that this isn't even the tip of the iceberg, when you get into boutique keyboards it's an entirely different world.

  18. Looks like a sponsored video, I’ve had all these keyboards and there’s no way the Ctrl keyboard is 3rd on this limited list. The build quality of the mass drop Ctrl is on another level, it’s really night and day, just watch Dav2D’s video on the Ctrl keyboard.

  19. I love the Romer-G switches, but it turns out that a lot of people complain about the swtiches not working after 2 years – and I am one of them. The SPACEBAR on my G413 came off. It was never hit or damaged in any way. So don't buy a Logitech keyboard – atleast not untill they fix their build quality issues.

  20. TKL from cooler master has numpad keys included, with in the same keyboard space.
    I dont understand why people don't review this, since it seems the most complete TKL.

  21. I'd choose the Tesoro – I'm so used to typing on a laptop keyboard (Mac) that I really don't like raised key caps now!

  22. I would actually be interested in a keyboard with the numpad do the left or maybe I should look for a seperate numpad to place on the left hand side of the keyboard. I hate switching my right hand between my mouse and the numpad.

  23. I tried the Tesoro TKL and absolutely hated it for typing. I'm using the Havit low profile now and it's so much more satisfying to use. Surprised that's not on the list.

  24. you should try the rakk lam-ang its a TKL and its from the Philippines, and at half the price of these keyboards you just reviewed

  25. Can the g pro save custom lighting effects on the board so when i use it on my ps4 i use my custom one i created please some body tell please.

  26. !awesome lineup! I have the Massdrop ALT, G Pro and the Ducky one 2 mini. I love rotating all three but…the Ducky and the ALT see the most use. ALT for everyday work and some gaming and the Ducky for mostly gaming. I love t he hot swap ability on the ALT, it's such a great thing to have if you ever get the itch to try something else.

  27. the corsair k70 low profile mechanical is an absolute wonder to type on! it makes me WANT to be on my computer and do work. however, I wish they had a 10 key less design because I'm used to that now 🙁 the desk space you get with 10 keyless is insane and you can actually position the keyboard more in front of you for typing instead of having to offset the other stuff. the corsair one types like a damn dream but they seriously need to start ramping these low profile mechanical keyboards with no numpads up now! typing fast with the low profile keys so you hands can just glide over the keys is where it's at! It's fucking fantastic! just a very subtle clickity clack. no stupid plastic tab noises or annoying keyboard noises. Just a nice pleasant feel to typing with that slide rubbery gritty surface!

  28. so far ive gotten the black widow chroma v2 TKL/Tournament Edition yellow switch and i love its been my first Mechanical my 2 brothers both had blue switches and they both hate how loud they get very happy with the razer yellow switches

  29. I think it is a great idea to have a desktop keyboard without a numpad. Honestly I rarely ever use my numpad, I am not an accountant. Think of how much more ergonomic your desktop would be without a numpad. Your mouse will be placed in a more natural central position so your right arm will not have not to curve to use your mouse anymore. Even on laptops I think it is stupid because laptops with numpads sacrifice decent speakers for crappy bottom firing speakers just to utilize a numpad.

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