The experience of having your first mechanical keyboard is somehow similar to that of switching to a 144Hz gaming monitor from 60Hz. It’s something that you can simply just go back from once you get used to it. That said, having a 144Hz monitor or a CherryMX mechanical keyboard is just expensive for some gamers considering that having either one of them won’t boost your PC’s performance. However, both a 144hz monitor and a mechanical keyboard improves the overall gaming experience that will further immerse you to the game. So if you’re planning to try out a budget mechanical keyboard, here is our top 5 mechanical keyboard picks under 3k:
- No “hybrid mechanical” / “semi mechanical” / “memchanical” keyboards
- Products must be available nationwide in-stores
- Online / eCommerce exclusive products(Lazada, banggood, shopee, aliexpress etc) not considered.
1. RAKK Kimat XT.2
2. Tecware Phantom RGB
Next on our list is the sleek yet budget friendly mechanical keyboard from Tecware, the Phantom RGB. This keyboard is loved by many due to its minimalist design and low price of only Php 2,250. It uses Outemu switches with Blue, Red and brown variants. Moreover, the Phantom has a TKL variant that retails for only Php 2,070.
3. Cooler Master CK350
Cooler Master just released the CK350, a budget RGB mechanical keyboard. While most global brands only have an RGB mem-
4. Redragon Yama K550 RGB
Redragon is Amazon’s best selling brand for budget mechanical keyboards. They have a wide range of mechanical keyboards with varying design, build, form factor and switch availability. One of the products that caught our attention is the Yama K550 RGB. It barely fits our price criteria by being priced at exactly Php 3,000 as it is the most expensive keyboard in our list. Despite being the most expensive, it’s also the most feature-packed MKB in our list. It has dedicated media keys, macro keys, and even a dedicated volume wheel. It is available in either Outemu Red or Outemu Purple. Now a purple switch is not the type of switch that you’d find on a
5. Rakk Ilis
Rakk takes another spot with their
hot-swappable Gateron blue switch. Moreover, the
- Kimat XT.LE RGB
- Fantech MK882 RGB TKL