Finding the perfect combination of form, function, and style can be difficult when piecing together your ideal gaming setup. For some gamers, having mismatched peripherals can be annoying and visually unpleasant. Pairing a white mouse with a black keyboard and a red headset doesn’t work, it just looks plain goofy. We’ve compiled the best white mechanical gaming keyboards for those looking to tie their dream gaming setup together.
With these keyboards, you’ll be able to stay competitive in games while maintaining the aesthetic you demand. So strap in, and let’s go for a ride to find that perfect keyboard for you.
We chose the Anne Pro 2 as our top choice for its top-notch build quality, wireless capability, and customizability. This is a very popular 60% keyboard that is guaranteed to satisfy any mechanical keyboard enthusiast. It checks all the boxes to be considered the best white mechanical gaming keyboard.
- The 5 Best White Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
- Other White Mechanical Gaming Keyboards We Reviewed
The Best White Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
|Best Overall||Anne Pro 2||5.0|
|Runner Up||Vortexgear Pok3r||4.8|
|Best Budget||Qisan Magicforce 68 + Cherry MX||4.7|
|Best RGB Keyboard||Ganss GK87 Pro||4.5|
|Best Full Size Keyboard||iKBC CD108||4.3|
The Anne Pro 2 is a 60% keyboard jam-packed with additional features. It offers wired or wireless Bluetooth capability, customizable RGB backlighting, and fully programmable keys. This unit from Obins is the only one on our list to use Gateron switches, which are popular Cherry MX clones.
In terms of quality, they are probably the closest to Cherry MX switches, and some people prefer them over the Cherry brand. The Anne pro is available with blue, brown, or red switches so you can choose your preference.
Having a wireless keyboard provides tremendous utility.
The Anne Pro 2 has an 8-hour battery life and is very compact and light, weighing only 1.37 pounds, so transportation is easy. For customization purposes, Obin offers a simple and convenient piece of software, no more fiddling around with hardware macros and key bindings. From the software control center, you can customize the color of any key, and map key macros on multiple function layers.
The Anne Pro 2 is one of the best 60% keyboards available, the PBT keycaps and case keep it light but durable. For more information on the different types of keycap materials, check out our extensive keycap guide.
This keyboard provides every possible feature you could ever want on a mechanical gaming keyboard, so for those looking for a unit that hits all the right marks, this is the one.
- Wireless Bluetooth Capability
- Customizable RGB Backlighting
- Detachable USB-C Cable
The Vortexgear Pok3r is our runner-up, it is an ultra-compact 60% keyboard rich with features, and comes highly recommended by most mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. The aluminum casing and thick PBT keycaps give this keyboard an extremely durable and solid feel. At this price point, it is difficult to find another keyboard with build quality as good as the Pok3r.
This board does not come equipped with any RGB or LEDs, so for someone looking for a minimalist keyboard, this would be ideal. With a detachable micro USB cable and a weight of 1 pound, transporting this keyboard is safe and simple. No damaged cords or bent bases.
On the backside of the case are four DIP switches for cycling between keyboard layouts and changing FN key purposes. Onboard programming makes customizing and saving layer profiles easy, the Pok3r has three layers for configuration, which is standard for keyboards in this price range.
Under the keys Vortex has opted for Cherry MX switches, the white model is available for purchase with blue, red, or brown switches.
For anyone wanting an extremely high quality and long-lasting wired keyboard, the Pok3r will not disappoint. This sturdy keyboard is guaranteed to stand the test of time and resist regular wear and tear. The Pok3r is a great blank canvas for future customization should you choose to go that route.
- Three Configuration Layers
- Aluminum Casing
- Detachable Micro USB Cable
The Qisan Magicforce 68 is an extremely popular budget keyboard. It is a compact and lightweight 60% keyboard, which means it does not come with a number pad. This unit would be perfect for gamers that are working with limited space, or for those that frequently travel. Taking this keyboard on the go is simple and worry free, as the USB cable can be removed so it doesn’t get damaged during transport. The entire unit is only 1.19 pounds.
This unit has no RGB backlighting for those that aren’t interested in that feature. This keyboard would be perfect for gamers with a minimalist setup. While the Magicforce is lightweight and compact, it still maintains a quality structure. The keyboard has a rigid metal faceplate, foldable foot pads, and rubber feet for stability.
This version of the Qisan Magicforce 68 comes with legitimate Cherry MX Browns. If you are wanting to save a little more money, the Magicforce 68 comes with Outemu Brown switches, which are supposed to be equivalent to Cherry MX Browns.
The Outemu Brown’s do not click when activated but do produce a bump, the sound is not very loud but is still audible, so this switch is suitable for use in a moderately noisy environment. Outemu switches aren’t the greatest quality, which is why they are often found on budget keyboards. There is about a $30 price difference between the two versions.
- Cherry MX Switches
- Ergonomic Design
- 60% Keyboard Layout
The Ganss GK 87 is perhaps one of the best-looking keyboards on this list.
This model has white keycaps with vibrant pale blue backlighting. It’s a TKL keyboard, so it’s the perfect fit for a gaming setup with limited space. If you’re interested in TKL keyboards, check out our guide on the 4 best TKL mechanical keyboards. The most unique part of the GK 87 is the stunning RGB underglow. The case is translucent plastic which allows the mesmerizing RGB glow to shine through.
Along with its vibrant visuals, the GK 87 also offers a sturdy build. In terms of weight, it’s a light keyboard at 1.8 pounds.
It comes equipped with double-shot PBT keycaps mounted on an adonized aluminum frame, this unit isn’t one that will bend or break.
The Cherry MX Red switches on the GK 87 offer a tactile and quiet typing experience. Unfortunately, the USB cable cannot be disconnected, which can be an annoyance for those that are transporting their keyboard frequently.
For those looking for a visually impressive keyboard, the GK 87 will not disappoint. In terms of build quality and overall durability, this GANSS model is neck and neck with other impressive keyboards in this price range. With multiple RGB backlighting modes, this keyboard will mesmerize you for its entire lifetime.
- RGB Underglow
- Cherry MX Switches
- Aluminum Case
The iKBC CD108 is a full-sized keyboard, this design includes a number pad so for those short on desk space, you may want to opt for another keyboard. The CD108 has a very minimalist design, it has no backlighting. Where it may lack in visuals, it makes up in function.
The CD108 is a sturdily crafted unit that will easily stand the test of time. It’s about 2.75 pounds and comes with 3-level adjustable flip out feet with rubber soles, so it stays in place very well. The outer case is made of durable plastic, giving the CD108 a solid feel.
The white keyboard model allows for either blue or red Cherry MX switches.
If you’re looking for a quieter keyboard, opt for the red ones.
The CD108 might be a bit too plain for some people, luckily the iKBC does include some customizability with the purchase. 22 RGB keys and a keycap puller are included with this model, so you can spice up the design to your liking. The CD108 has PBT keycaps, which give a more refined feel than the more common ABS keycaps.
If you’re looking for a quality keyboard with minimalist visuals that will surely be long lasting, the CD108 is the perfect fit for you.
- PBT Keycaps
- Cherry MX Switches
- Extra RGB Keys
The Redragon K552 is another typical budget keyboard, this model is tenkeyless, which means it lacks a number pad but still includes navigation buttons and arrow keys. This compact design will save you a bit of desk space if you’re willing to forego the number pad.
The K552 comes in two backlighting options, a full RGB spectrum or just plain red backlighting. If you’re under a tight budget, or don’t care for RGB lighting, opting for the single red backlighting will save you a bit of cash.
The K552 has 87 anti-ghosting keys equipped with Outemu Blue switches, which are stated to be Cherry MX Blue equivalents. While the Outemu switches are not up to par with Cherry switches, they are suitable for an entry-level mechanical keyboard like the K552.
Keep in mind that blue switches are among the loudest of any switch type, so if you like that audible click noise when typing this unit would be ideal.
If your gaming setup demands RGB lighting at an affordable price, this is the keyboard to target.
While the Outemu switches aren’t of the highest quality, they are the only ones available on mechanical keyboards at this price point. For better quality switches that will likely be longer lasting, you’re going to have to increase your budget.
The Eagletec KG011 is the only full size white mechanical gaming keyboard on our list for under $50. If you’re not lacking for desk space and having the convenience of a number pad is critical, then this unit is perfect for you.
The KG011 in white comes with three different backlighting options, you can either have full RGB lighting, blue backlighting, or no backlighting. The RGB model is the most expensive, and the no backlighting option is the cheapest, this allows you to save some money if you can do without lighting options.
While the KG011 is a budget keyboard, it is sturdily built. The Eagletec has an aluminum faceplate which guarantees rigidity, and it is moderately heavy at 2.29 pounds.
Like the Magicforce 68 and Redragon K552 this unit has Outemu switches, the KG011 has blue switches which are loud and tactile. While this keyboard has the style for both gaming and office environments, it would likely disturb others if you are hammering away in a quiet office.
The KG011 features non-slip rubber feet and foldable foot pads so you can type at an ergonomic angle, without the base slip-sliding all over the desk. For a cheaper budget keyboard, the Eagletec KG011 offers a solid product at an affordable price, with a sleek look to boot.
The E-Element Z88 is a compact 70% keyboard, although this design excludes the number pad, it contains the arrow keys and all navigation buttons. The layout is similar to a tenkeyless board, however, the keys are more densely placed allowing for a thinner footprint. The Z88 has multiple styles and functionality options to choose from.
Each respective design has Outemu switches and you can pick from either red, brown, or blue. Red switches will be the quietest, brown in the middle, and blue is the loudest.
Every model comes with RGB lighting, and they also offer a retro design that is equipped with circular keycaps, if that style is preferred. The RGB lighting is toggleable with the function key, 10 different lighting effects that can be chosen from at your discretion.
The Z88 has two foldable foot pads to elevate the keyboard, for a more comfortable typing experience.
The E Element Z88 is a suitable entry level gaming keyboard, it’s visually pleasing with an aluminum backing plate and RGB lighting. This unit is conveniently portable as well, with a detachable USB cord and a weight of only 1 pound. For someone looking for an affordable mechanical gaming keyboard, this would be a great fit.
The New Poker 2 is a flawless 60% keyboard made by iKBC, it’s extremely minimalist and would fit perfectly in any non-RGB gaming setup.
This unit has a very compact design, the detachable USB-C cable and small footprint simplify traveling with this keyboard. While the build of the keyboard is very sturdy, it only weighs in at about 2 pounds, so lugging it around is not a chore.
The white model comes with Cherry MX red switches, which are the quietest of the bunch. If you’re looking for browns or clears, the New Poker 2 is available in black with those switch types. This unit has PBT keycaps, which are durable and matte smooth.
A highlight of the New Poker 2 is its hardware programming capability, no software is needed to cycle between layouts (Qwerty, Dvorak, etc). Four other DIP switches exist that allow you to change Fn and Pn positions, arrow keys, Win/Alt positions, and more. Additionally, building macros is very easy, and the Poker 2 has 3 programmable layers. All settings are saved to onboard memory, so you can plug and play instantly wherever you go.
For those looking for a solid minimalist keyboard with easy programming capabilities, the New Poker 2 is the perfect option.
The Razer Blackwidow Chroma is probably our least favorite keyboard in this price range. It does have a few good features, customizable RGB lighting, programmable keys, and a solid build. However, you can get the same, if not more features, on several keyboards that cost a lot less. Additionally, the Blackwidow uses custom switches developed by Razer that are often inconsistent in quality, and far inferior to Cherrys or Gaterons.
If you’re considering purchasing the Razer Blackwidow Chroma, we would highly recommend looking at other better-quality keyboards, such as the Vortexgear Pok3r or the Anne Pro 2.