The best wireless gaming keyboards are often indistinguishable from their cabled siblings these days, offering super low latencies and long-lasting battery lives. While these decks can still be a little more premium than wired models, though, you're still getting all the macro controls and high-speed switches you would expect from a high-end set of keys. On top of all that, cutting cables from your setup makes for a much cleaner look overall as well.
We've put together a full list of the best wireless gaming keyboards on the market right now, after putting a range of models through their paces across work, play, and everything in between. Many of these are some of the best gaming keyboards money can buy overall, so you know you're not sacrificing anything important by opting for a cordless model. However, we have still paid due attention to every budget here, so you won't have to break the bank to achieve that untethered lifestyle.
We test wireless gaming keyboards in the same way we would test any other device - we run through actuation speeds and response times, assess durability, design, form factor, and scale, and run each keyboard through a series of in-game tests. To find the best wireless gaming keyboards, though, we're always keeping a close eye on that battery level and RGB brightness to make sure no corners have been cut.
The best wireless gaming keyboards
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The Asus ROG Azoth is the best wireless gaming keyboard overall, but you're paying a lot of cash for extra features here. That means it's not one for those just after a cable-free setup, but rather for those who want to completely change their experience (and then change it again... and again). The hot-swappable, gasket mounted design of the Azoth not only means you'll be able to swap the switches for a completely different feel, but you're doing so in comfort and style. The Azoth takes inspiration from the expensive world of custom decks, packing a 75% form factor that keeps all your navigation and arrow buttons but leaves plenty of room for wilder mouse sweeps.
You're getting the best typing experience we've had in a long time here, and with excellent wireless performance on top. We ran the Azoth for a week straight in our testing, and only had to refuel once in that time. Plus, because the main body of the chassis swaps aluminium for plastic underneath you're giving both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connections plenty of room to breathe - whether you're connecting to PC or Mac.
We often find that hot-swappable wireless gaming keyboards lack the speed to truly keep up with their standard switch-sticking competition. However, there's plenty of responsive action under the hood here, all the anti-ghosting and N-key rollover you can handle, and space for up to six profiles. A fully programmable deck is also difficult to find in these enthusiast level decks, and even the OLED display in the top right corner shines with a surprising level of detail.
This is an all-in-one powerhouse. It's not a cheap powerhouse, but if you're looking to sink some cash into a wireless gaming keyboard with plenty of premium extras, this is your best bet.
Read more: Asus ROG Azoth review
The Corsair K63 Wireless may carry a $109 / £119 MSRP, but in reality we haven't seen this cheap wireless gaming keyboard go above $100 / £100 in a seriously long time. The tech touted by these cordless planks usually makes them considerably more expensive than their wired counterparts, but the Corsair K63 is an exception. That's because you're dropping a few quality of life features like onboard memory, longer battery life, and full spectrum RGB lighting to secure a deck with a reliable wireless connection for a great price.
If you're simply after a wire-free setup, and don't mind losing out on some of the more premium features, this is a must-see. The TKL design keeps that footprint small on your desktop, and also provides space for wider sweeping mouse movements. Meanwhile, Cherry MX Red switches are working hard to keep your keypresses snappy and light as well. You can even slot it straight into a separate lap board for couch play on Xbox.
You can still enjoy blue LEDs under your keycaps as well, a 1,000Hz polling rate, full N-key rollover, and macros assigned to any key. All of that, along with the dedicated media controls and wrist rest, means the Corsair K63 Wireless is serving some seriously impressive value for money these days.
The Logitech G915 Lightspeed has long been considered the gold standard for wireless gaming keyboards. With its slimline, sleek aesthetic and snappy low profile mechanical keys, you'll be flying across this board in no time. Not only that, but your wireless connection will keep up thanks to an excellent Lightspeed dongle receiver feeding information to your PC with aplomb.
That 30-hour peak brightness battery life certainly stands out from the crowd too (the far more expensive Razer Blackwidow V3 Pro featured below only offers up to 13 hours on full whack). While it can't quite match other options on this list with that RGB switched off, those looking for a bright and colorful experience should prioritise this best of both worlds approach.
You're also getting bags of extra features for your cash here; five dedicated macro keys, a suite of media controls, an aluminium top casing, and the ability to pair to two devices at the same time. That means this isn't exactly a cheap gaming keyboard, but thanks to its age, we are seeing that $229.99 / £209.99 MSRP sliding. Prices are closer to $180 / £140 these days, which is still a considerable investment, but by no means knocking on the doors of Razer's pricing.
There's no getting around it, the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is an expensive keyboard. However, the key here is that you're picking up all the luxury features of top of the range decks, then cutting the cord that's usually attached to them. Per-key RGB lighting, on the fly macro recording, high-quality build materials, doubleshot keycaps, and silky smooth Razer switches are all features reserved for the upper echelons of mechanical ranks - and they're all present here.
This is a wireless gaming keyboard you'll be sticking with for a while - and not only because of that price tag. An aluminium top plate and thick plastic base makes this a particularly durable rig, and those doubleshot keycaps will be able to keep up with longer term use without losing their legends as well.
The size and shape are very similar to the wired Razer Huntsman V2, plush leatherette wrist rest and all, though the wireless connection won't be able to keep up with that 8,000Hz polling rate. You're still getting those satisfying Razer switches and vivid RGB lighting, as well as all the other bells and whistles associated with Sneki, all coming together to create a truly premium wireless gaming keyboard.
Read more: Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro review
The best wireless gaming keyboards are built for portability as well as performance, and nowhere is that better exemplified than in the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed. This is more than a scaled down version of the V3 Pro above; you're getting a 65% keyboard perfect for slinging into a backpack (and to keeping your desk space clear), with functionality options often abandoned on smaller 60% models.
By that, we mean arrow buttons. While the Razer Huntsman Mini Analog, for example, offers a similarly tiny form factor, it - and many others like it - moves directional arrows onto a double function layer across the rest of the deck. That's fine for casual use, but it quickly grates. You're getting full access to everything you need here, though - perfect for both gaming and productivity.
On top of that, we found the V3 Mini to be particularly responsive - indistinguishable from a wired device thanks to that HyperSpeed connection. Plus, we were particularly impressed with the Yellow linear switches in our test unit. Packed with sound dampeners, these switches don't just perform well, they sound great too.
All in all, those after a super clean setup should certainly start their search with the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini.
Read more: Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed review
The SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless is no cheap affair. This thing clocks in at $239.99 / £219.99, which is a big ask considering it's a smaller 60% deck. While we do think that MSRP is a bit audacious, this could very well be one of your best setup decisions if found on sale. That's because of the OmniPoint 2.0 switches housed under each doubleshot PBT keycap.
These switches can be customized to actuate between anything from 0.2mm and 3.8mm which means you can fine-tune your typing experience to the sensitivity that you prefer. In our testing, we noticed the shortest setting to be a little too feather-light for our touch, clocking a slower overall WPM rate compared to the standard out of the box 1.8mm setting. The real benefit is dual-actuation, though. Using the SteelSeries GG software you can program up to eight keys to offer two macros per keypress - one assigned to a lighter press and another to a full bottom out.
We used this to map a walk function to a light press of W, upping things to sprint when pushing all the way down. That's a game-changer if you're looking to keep your macros even closer to hand than usual - especially if you're balancing between skill cooldowns.
There's a caveat here. This is the best wireless gaming keyboard to offer variable switch actuation points. The wired Razer Huntsman Mini Analog packs a far lower price point and extra analog features into its own clickers. Razer's model allows for variable actuation as well, which means you can adjust the command based on exactly how hard you're pushing, rather than relying on the remaining on / off system of the SteelSeries. If you're not completely sold on a fully untethered setup we'd point you straight in that direction. If you're here purely for wireless gaming keyboards, though, this is the best of the cable-free bunch.
Read more: SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini review
How we test wireless gaming keyboards
We put each gaming keyboard that passes our desks through a series of rigorous tests to see where it lands among the competition. We take each keyboard into our daily lives during the entire testing process, working, living, and playing with these devices for a considerable amount of time. On top of our speed, durability, useability, and customization checks, we're also testing connection speed and reliability, and battery life on wireless gaming keyboards in particular.
For more information on how we make our recommendations, take a look at our full GamesRadar Hardware Policy and our guide to how we test gaming keyboards.
Wireless gaming keyboards FAQ
Should you buy a wireless gaming keyboard?
The best wireless gaming keyboards can combine incredible performance with a portable form factor that keeps your setup clean and tidy. However, they can come with a premium. If you're just looking for a nice set of keys under your fingers, we'd recommend checking out standard cabled decks. You'll likely find better performance and more features for your cash, and you'll find a far greater range of budget-minded devices to boot.
All the same, if you're willing to invest a little more, a wireless gaming keyboard can make your whole gaming desk feel just a little more cohesive. If you're facing a particularly tricky connection situation, or you're simply on the move a lot, it might be worth spending a little more on a connection type that can keep up.
Are wireless keyboards good for gaming?
Wireless gaming keyboards have traditionally taken a bad rap from players. However, while older models did struggle to keep up with wired models when it came to latency, connection reliability, and features, we're seeing many of those concerns disappearing. Of course, cheaper models will still lag slightly behind similarly priced wired keyboards. With speedy response times and reliable connections, though, they will still provide a solid gaming experience. Plus, up at the upper mid-range and top price ranges, the battlefield is a little more balanced as well.
Should you use Bluetooth or 2.4GHz on your wireless gaming keyboard?
The best wireless gaming keyboards will offer a 2.4GHz connection via a USB dongle that attaches to your PC. Bluetooth simply doesn't offer the speeds or stability that this newer wireless connection method can, but can be relied on for everyday productivity tasks.
We're also rounding up all the best Razer keyboards for more inspiration, or for more cordless setup options check out our roundups of the best wireless gaming mouse models and best wireless gaming headsets available now.