Mechanical Keyboards Under PHP 3K
For those who type, code, or game on a daily basis, mechanical keyboards are heaven-sent. However, we also know they can be really expensive depending on the brand or type of build you choose. But for those who are just getting their feet wet in the world of clickity-clack, we suggest going for a budget-oriented product first, like the ones on this list. Here are some good mechanical keyboards for under PHP 3,000.
The first one on our list is the Ilis from RAKK Gears. It features a hybrid 96-key layout with a numpad, it’s almost the size of a tenkeyless or TKL. It has full RGB lighting and a removable customizable magnetic cover. It comes in two models: modular Outemu blue switch for PHP 1,995, and Gateron yellow switch for PHP 2,395.
Next up is the Redragon K579 Manyu RGB keyboard. It’s a full-size mechanical keyboard with 114 keys and comes with extra features like 18 different lighting modes, programmable Macro Keys, multimedia keys, and a dedicated Volume Control Wheel. It’s priced at PHP 2,895 over at GameOne.PH.
If you’re looking for another full-size mechanical keyboard, then you might want to take a look at the Fantech Pantheon MK883. It has full RGB lighting, it’s water and dust proof, and uses a hot-swappable Outemu blue switch. It’s available at PCHub for PHP 2,530.
We’ve mentioned TKL keyboards (or keyboards without the numeric pad) earlier and here’s one from Tecware, the Phantom TKL RGB. This is good for those looking for something smaller than a full-sized board, but want to retain the dedicated function and arrow keys. The Phantom TKL has RGB lighting and hot-swappable Outemu switches. It is available at PCWorx for PHP 1,900.
Rapoo VPRO V500S Alloy
A few months ago, Rapoo their VPRO line of gaming peripherals in the Philippines. Among them is the V500S Alloy. It’s a TKL keyboard with an industrial look thanks to its aluminum alloy plate and RGB lighting. It’s priced at PHP 1,995 and is available Silicon Valley, Complink, and PC Express.
Another TKL worth mentioning is the Hermes E2 from Gamdias. It features 7 backlight colors, a metal faceplate, and sports clicky blue switches. It’s available at PCHub for PHP 2,200.
If you’re looking for a 60% layout keyboard, then we have the Motospeed CK61. It has RGB lighting, a detachable USB-C interface, and uses Kailh Box switches. This is a good keyboard for someone who wants a compact keyboard that can be easily carried around. It is available at Banggood for almost PHP 2,400 with COD option.
Another compact keyboard worth looking at is the Gigaware Ajazz AK33 RGB. It’s larger than the CK61 due to the extra keys but is still smaller than a TKL. It has an 82-key layout, uses Zorro switches, and is equipped with RGB lighting. It is available at Lazada for PHP 2,180.
And that’s it for our budget mechanical keyboard list. If you want to add to this list, help your fellow readers by commenting your suggestions down below.