The Aula Excaliber has a wide array of buttons to give you one-click access to almost any command you might need to input. Mechanical shafts provide good tactile feedback, but, unfortunately, the shift key is oddly placed, which may be a deal-breaker for some.
- Removable wrist rest
- Space bar sometimes sticks
- Some issues with configuring
The Koolertron Gaming is essentially the left half of a standard keyboard, but with the ability for every button to be set up as a macro. It features Cherry MX Red switches, which are known for having a fast action and minimal resistance.
- Comes with a key puller
- Near silent travel
- Doesn't have backlighting
Genovation ControlPad CP24
The Genovation ControlPad CP24 has 24 buttons, but allows for two levels of programming, meaning you’ll actually be able to setup a total of 48 custom inputs. Since it is rated for 50 million depressions, there is no reason it shouldn’t last for years.
- Mechanical switches
- Caps are easy to remove
- Only includes software for windows
The Logitech G13 has what most will use as the WASD keys beveled in to make them easier to find without having to glance down at the unit. Two clickers next to the scroll wheel allow it to be operated just like a standard mouse.
- Multifeatured lcd screen
- Ergonomic hand positioning
- Customizable backlighting
The compact size of the XP-Pen AC19 makes it perfect for those who don’t have a lot of desk space to spare. It connects to computers and tablets wirelessly, further reducing clutter in your work area, and features a scroll wheel for zooming in and out.
- Can store multiple profiles
- Budget-friendly price
- Build quality could be better
The Redragon K585 is available in your choice of either blue switches, which make a loud click, or brown ones, which have a tactile bump but no audible clicking sound. It also has a USB pass-through port, which can come in handy if you need to plug in other devices.
- Five lighting modes
- Wrist rest attaches with magnets
- 7 customizable keys allow 28 macros
The X-Keys XK-60 is an extremely versatile option that can be used for everything from CAD to gaming, making it a good choice for those who both work and play on their computer. If you happen to need more functionality, there are also 80- and 128-key models available.
- Intuitive layout
- Illuminated for nighttime use
- Application-specific programming
Razer Tartarus V2
The Razer Tartarus V2 combines the cushioning of a soft membrane cap with the tactile feedback of a mechanical switch. It features an 8-way on/off directional thumb pad, a scroll wheel, and individually-customizable button illumination.
- Large palm rest
- Offset pinky finger keys
- D-pad has been known to fail
The NPET T20 offers 38 customizable anti-ghosting keys which allow you to hold or press different ones at the same time without interfering with their individual input. It also has three dedicated macros buttons so you can activate multiple commands if needed.
- Keycaps are uv coated
- Over 16 million rgb combinations
- Adjustable backlight brightness
Elgato Stream Deck
An adjustable kickstand lets you position the Elgato Stream Deck for the most comfortable working angle. Each of the 15 buttons is a miniature LCD screen, so you can personalize them with a near unlimited number of custom icons.
- Simple drag and drop setup
- Compatible with windows and macos
- Practically no command input lag