Best Keyboards Under Rs.2,000 (October 2019)

by | Oct 9, 2019

If you use a laptop or desktop, you’ll admit that the keyboard is one of the main components that determine the ease of use of the system.

Many a time, a built-in keyboard on your laptop or the one you got with your desktop might not make the cut for the best experience.

Thus we decided to write an article about the best keyboards available on the market under Rs.2,000. In this list, we’ve included products from a wide spectrum of the budget that will cater to gamers, casual users and travellers alike.

Grab a cup of coffee and start reading!

Best Keyboards Under Rs.2,000

1. Logitech K230 WirelessOverall Best Pick
2. Targus KB55Compact and Lightweight Keyboard
3. Dell KM117 + Mouse comboValue for Money Deal
4. Zebronics TransformerBest Gbudget Aming Keyboard
5. Quantum ACCEXCheap and Good Keyboard
6. Mobipro Riitek H9+Best Feature Rich Keyboard
7. Amkette Xcite ProBest Build Quality
8. HP K2500Honorable Mention

 

1. Logitech K230 Wireless

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Overall Best Pick
  • Up to 2 years of battery life
  • Plug n play
  • Compact design

Logitech is a well familiar brand in India, thanks to their low-cost computer mouse and headphones.

With the K230 keyboard, Logitech has a strong contender in the budget keyboard market as well.

Design and Build Quality

The MK215 keyboard has all the keys you would expect to find on a regular keyboard. But with a 35% smaller design form factor.

The clever ergonomic design leaves decent enough space between the keys so that your typing experience doesn’t become a tedious affair.

On the right side of this laptop, there is virtually no bezels. It just ends with the number pad keys.

The key travel distance is excellent and offers great feedback when pressed.

The only gripe we face was the keys on the bottom part is curved. It makes pressing those keys a bit difficult.
The arrow keys are too small and hard to find when in a hurry.

Wireless Connectivity

Logitech uses 2.4GHz wireless technology to connect the keyboard with the wireless receiver.

The connection is very stable and we didn’t face any issue regarding connection drop even once during our testing.

The laptop is powered by two AAA batteries. These cells have to purchased separately though.

Miscellaneous

The connection between the keyboard and the receiver is encrypted using a 128-bit AES security protocol.

So you don’t have to worry about the keystrokes being monitored by a malicious hacker in the vicinity.

There are media keys on this keyboard that will let you control volume, tracks and even mute your music or sound on a single click.

Also, the sound when pressing the keys is minimal so you won’t get distracted when typing and listening to your favourite songs or shows.

Verdict

For a budget of just under Rs.1000, the Logitech K230 wireless keyboard is an awesome product worth owning.

The comfortable keyboard with excellent signal reception and battery life in itself is well worth the asking price. Having a wireless mouse with this is a bonus.

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Robust fit and finish

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3 years warranty

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Stable wireless connection

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Small arrow keys

Specifications

Num Pad Yes
Backlit FeatureNo
wired/wirelessWireless
warranty1 Year
Media ControlsYes

2. Targus KB55

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Compact and Lightweight Keyboard
  • Stable Bluetooth v3.0 connection
  • Keys with good press response feedback
  • Excellent battery life

Targus has a very interesting product in the market with its KB55 ultrathin compact keyboard.

This is a wireless keyboard that is very lightweight and portable making it your perfect companion on long trips to enhance productivity on the go.

Design and Build Quality

With a horizontal length of just 297mm and a thickness of 6mm, this is one of the best portables and lightweight keyboard available in the market under Rs.1000.

The keys feel soft to touch and have an angled scissor design mechanism inside.

The key travel distance is a bit on the lesser side but acceptable for the asking price.

In case you don’t like typing on a flatly laid out laptop, this product comes with a support stand that will let you use the keyboard at a much more comfortable angle.

Connectivity and Battery Life

This keyboard comes with a Bluetooth v3.0 connection that’s very much stable with no interference from other electronic devices.

This keyboard is powered by 2AAA size batteries and the battery life will easily last over 10 months without swapping.

The company has provided power on/off button on the bottom side so that you can switch off the keyboard when not in use to save the battery.

Miscellaneous

Being a compact and lightweight keyboard, it can be used with your smartphone, laptop, tablet and such.

Mobile phones got more processing power but are stuck with the on-screen keyboard which might feel cumbersome for many to type on.

This keyboard makes it easy to type and will save a lot of time for the same.

Same is the case with tablets. Having a hardware keyboard is unmatchable with on-screen keyboards.

Editing documents or reply to emails on the go from this keyboard is a delightful experience.

This product is so lightweight and compact that carrying it inside a backpack takes a very little space.

It can be taken along in your trips for enhancing the overall productivity while you’re on the go.

Mechanical keyboards are much faster than their onscreen counterparts and this makes them an ideal choice to invest your hard-earned money.

Verdict

If you are a frequent traveller and has a knack for hardware keyboards, this might be your best bet.

Carrying this keyboard around is a breeze and with the additional benefit of time savings when engaged in typing makes this product worth paying you attention to.

It works with possibly every device out there irrespective of its form factor or operating system.

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Ultrathin form factor

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Universal compatibility

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Visual battery life indicator

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No keyboard backlighting

Specifications

Num pad No
Backlit FeatureNo
Wired/Wirelesswireless
Warranty3 Year
Media ControlsYes

3. Dell KM117 + Mouse combo

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Value for Money Deal
  • Keyboard plus mouse combo
  • One-year warranty
  • Comfortable chiclet keys

Dell makes cutting-edge laptops and related peripherals such as mouses that we all know about. The company has its share of offerings in the keyboard segment as well.

The Dell KM117 is a no-frills mechanical keyboard that offers the world-renowned Dell reliability at an attractive price tag.

With this combo package, you will be receiving the keyboard along with the ergonomic MS116 wired optical mouse from Dell at an enticing price tag of just Rs. 869.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this keyboard is extremely simple. The company has made no extreme efforts to make this keyboard look attractive or modular.

Dell followed a minimal design language with practicality in mind and it seems the idea has paid off. This keyboard is very pleasant to look at.

The keys on this chiclet-style keyboard are evenly placed and offer decent key travel distance.

The tactile feel of these keys are excellent and we didn’t feel any problem with the responsiveness either.

Although the entire construction is made of plastic, the keyboard still feels extremely durable and study.

There is no creeks or sound when operating this keyboard.

There are three hotkeys on the side of this keyboard for sound controls. Just beside that, the media control buttons are located.

These buttons are specially marked in different colours to make them easily visible.

Home and Office Use

The Dell KM117 is a full-sized keyboard with a dedicated number pad on its side.

This full-sized nature allows for a much more comfortable everyday home and office computing uses.

The keys are relatively quiet when pressed which makes this an ideal choice to use in office environments.

One of the USP of this keyboard is that Dell offers a year worth of replacement warranty with this keyboard that no other brand offers in the industry.

The MS116 mouse pairs well with this keyboard and offers a good combo deal if you’re looking to save few bucks.

Verdict

Dell KM117 is a desk-centric laptop that is suited for office and home usage.

The full-sized keyboard does offer a lot of conveniences when it comes to dealing with productivity suits like Microsoft excel and word.

The keyboard plus mouse combo will attract budget-conscious buyers for sure.

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Robust build quality

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Elegant design

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Reliable device

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Multiple keypresses won’t work

Specifications

Num pad Yes
Backlit FeatureNo
Wired/WirelessWired
Warranty1 Year Replacement
Media ControlsYes

 

4. Zebronics Transformer

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Best Gaming Keyboard
  • Durable aluminium chassis
  • Laser keycaps for precise clicks
  • Gaming mouse included in the package

Zebronics is a budget computer peripheral supplier in India popular for cheap keyboards and mice.

The Zebronics Transformer keyboard plus mouse combo offers the best budget gaming keyboard and mouse around an enticing price point of just Rs.1099.

Design and Build Quality

At the first look itself, the Zebronics transformer keyboard exudes the gaming flare with its masculine sharp design.

The keyboard chassis is made from lightweight aluminium. It ensures exceptional structural rigidity and gives a premium feel.

There are 104 keys in total on this mechanical keyboard. The responsiveness these keys offer are outstanding and will greatly aid you in better gameplay for sure.

Having colourful LED lights is a norm for gaming peripherals.

This gaming keyboard does feature the same. With a five-colour LED combination and four-step lighting control, this product looks as dope as it can get.

Keys

In gaming, a millisecond delay in a keystroke will cost you dear.

Understanding this, Zebronics has improved their previous designs and injection moulded double-shot laser keycaps that will ensure that your presses are accurately registered.

There are eight multimedia keys on this keyboard for controlling media in an instant.

Anti-ghosting

In most of the games, there will be more than one key binding for performing a specific task.

But on those keyboards without this anti-ghosting feature, the keyboard ignores these multiple keypresses as it can’t process the same.

With eth Zebronics Transformer, you can now bind multiple keys at once and click to achieve the function that you intended to perform during the gameplay without any hassle.

Miscellaneous

This gaming keyboard is a plug and play device. This means that you don’t have to install any additional drivers to get this keyboard up and running on your system.

The device will automatically start working as Windows will detect the product without any issues.

Also, no matter what OS you run, this keyboard will support it.

The braided nylon wire is extremely tough and can withstand much abuse without hampering the usability of this keyboard.

Verdict

If you’re looking for a mechanical gaming keyboard combines with a mouse for around Rs.1000, the Zebronics transformer is the best product that you can avail in the market at present.

With premium features like anti-ghosting technology embedded into durable and tough full-sized keyboard chassis, this product does offer one of the best bangs for the buck value proposition.

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2-step height adjustable stand

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Backlight LED on/off

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Comfortable and precise keys

Q

Feels bulky and heavy

Specifications

Num pad Yes
Backlit featureYes
Wired/Wirelesswired
Warranty1 Year
Media ControlsYes

5. Quantum ACCEX

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Cheap and Good Keyboard
  • Rugged design
  • Wired USB connectivity
  • One year warranty

Quantum is one of the Indian companies that is relatively a new entrant to the budget consumer electronics market at present.

The Quantum ACCEX is an entry-level keyboard with a traditional design that comes with a single function in mind – a working keyboard under the cheapest price tag.

Design and Build Quality

The Quantum ACCEX is a full-sized keyboard with traditional key arrangements that you will feel familiar with the past keyboards you’re used to.

It has a full-sized number pad and all the keys that would enable you to type faster and more efficiently.

Since the device is very cheap under Rs.300, we expected the quality of plastics to be bad.

But surprisingly, the product feels rugged and can withstand abuses and still works fine as before.

Keys

The key travel distance of the keys on this keyboard is a bit excessive in our opinion. This might affect the overall speed of your typing but for the price, this isn’t even a deal for concern.

The keys also make a sound when pressed. If you intend to use this keyboard in a quieter environment, do expect some heads turned towards you.

That said, the keys are well laid out and evenly spaced. The tactility is good and the click responses are decent for the price.

Surprisingly, the keys on this budget entry-level wired keyboard sound quieter than most other keyboards in its price category.

Spill-proof Keyboard

Most of us have the habit of keeping a beverage – be it a cup of coffee or a bottle of water beside our system to refresh at times.

We all have accidentally spilt the beverage/water over the keyboard at least once.

To make things simpler, the company has given a spill-proof design to this budget keyboard so that even if you spill some liquid over the keys, the internals will remain safe.

Verdict

The Quantum ACCEX is an entry-level keyboard that can be used as a backup when your primary keyboard fails.

Featuring a spill-proof design and a rugged body, this keyboard can withstand abuses and used roughly without any fear of hampering its functionality.

That said, the Quantum ACCEX is a compelling product that costs only a fraction of the price of which other similar keyboards in the market costs.

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Dirt cheap

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Quiet keys

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Decent key travel distance

Q
No media control keys

Specifications

Num Pad Yes
Backlit FeatureNo
Wired/WirelessWired
Warranty1 year
Media ControlsNo

6. Mobipro Riitek H9+

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 Best Feature Rich Keyboard
  • Ergonomic design
  • Backlight feature
  • Sensitive mouse trackpad

Mobipro Riitek H9+ can be considered as the swiss army knife when it comes to keyboards.

This wireless budget all in one keyboard has an integrated mouse pad, media controls and gaming keys all packed together in a compact yet well laid out form factor.

Design and Build Quality

The Riitek H9+ keyboard from Mobipro has a kidney bean design which looks unique and interesting.

The lower portion of the keyboard houses the 73 keys and the upper portion has the mouse pad, direction buttons and media control buttons neatly laid out.

There are two trigger buttons which can be programmed for various in-game actions as well.

The ergonomic design of this keyboard makes it easy to use while holding in hand as well as in a tabletop typing scenario.

Keys

The keys are neatly laid out on this keyboard with adequate spacing between them. The key travel distance is good for its price and offers excellent tactile feedback.

Thanks to the backlight feature, this keyboard can be used effortlessly at night without any external light source.

There are no dedicated number keys on this keyboard. You will have to be contempt with the function key/number key combo buttons on top.

There are four arrow keys on the left-hand corner of the device with an OK button in the centre for carrying out smartphone specific functions.

Mouse Trackpad

The gesture supported touchpad is integrated with this budget keyboard.

For mimicking the left button mouse click, a single tap is used, for right click, double tap and for scrolling two-finger swiping gesture is set as default.

Gaming Trigger Buttons

This keyboard comes with two gaming trigger buttons which can be used while gaming on your smartphones.

The buttons are very clicky and will improve your in-game action response times significantly better than tapping on-screen buttons.

This multi-purpose keyboard can be used either with your smartphone or with a laptop and even a desktop.

Battery Life

This wireless keyboard is rated to last a day of continuous usage on a single charge.

However, nobody uses a keyboard 24*7 anyways. Expect a usage time of around two days on normal scenarios with this keyboard.

Verdict

This multi-purpose keyboard can be used either with your smartphone or with a laptop and even a desktop.

If you want a really versatile wireless keyboard for use with all your digital gadgets, the Riitek H9+ from Mobipro is a great choice.

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Versatile keyboard

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1-year warranty

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Game trigger buttons

Q

Average build quality

Specifications

Num Pad No
Backlit FeatureYes
Wired/WirelessWireiess
Warranty1 year
Media ControlsYes

7. Amkette Xcite Pro

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Best Build Quality
  • Dedicated media and function buttons
  • UV coated keys 
  • Spill-resistant design

Amkette is an Indian computer accessories company based in New Delhi. The company has been in this business for so long and some of us might even recollect the old Amkette CD’s and floppy disks back in the day.

The Xcite Pro from Amkette is a budget entry-level wired keyboard which is built like a tank to survive any abuse and last for a very long time.

Design and Build Quality

The Amkette Xcite Pro is designed very cleverly to have all the necessary keys within your reach without the need to extend fingers across to the sides of the keyboard.

This keyboard comes with a dual-tone orange-black colour scheme which looks unique and refreshing.

The entire frame and the keys are made from high-quality tough PU plastic material.
The keys are coated with special UV layer to make sure the marking won’t disappear after some time due to excessive use.

Keys

This mechanical type keyboard has relatively bigger sized keys for easy typing.

The keys are very well spaced which makes typing a comfortable experience for those with large and wide fingers.

The keys on this budget wired keyboard exhibit excellent key travel distance, delivering a precise feedback experience while swiftly typing. This also minimizes the problem of double tying to a certain extent.

Miscellaneous

Amkette Xcite Pro offers a noiseless typing experience, thanks to the clever key arrangement with the base.

The special function buttons and media control buttons are located on either side of this keyboard and designated with a special orange colour.

This body of this keyboard is certified to be spill-resistant. Even if you accidentally spill any liquid over this product, it will not damage the circuitry inside and you can continue using the keyboard as before.

Verdict

The Amkette Xcite Pro is an excellent wired keyboard with one of the best build quality in its segment.

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Spill-resistant keyboard

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Elegant colour scheme

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Noise-free operation

Q

Bulky

Specifications

Num Pad Yes
Backlit FeatureNo
Wired/Wirelesswired
Warranty1 year
Media ControlsYes

8. HP K2500

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Honorable Mention
  • Tiltable legs
  • Volume control buttons
  • Excellent battery life

HP is one of the world leaders in the consumer electronics industry with a product lineup ranging from laptops to pen drives.

The HP K2500 is an entry-level wireless full-sized keyboard priced competitively under Rs.800.

Design and Build Quality

The HP K2500 has a regular keyboard design with a single paint scheme. There is nothing special about the look and feel of this keyboard from HP.

The entire keyboard is made from plastic and the build quality can be termed as decent at best. For such a low price tag, the build quality isn’t much questionable.

The HP K2500 keyboard is very compact when compared with other products in its segment.

Keys

This keyboard features mechanical keys which offer good key travel distance and feedback for a pleasant typing experience.

The only problem we faced with this compact keyboard is the spacing issues.

Since the company decided to trim down the sides to make the keyboard small, the spacing between the keys is very less. This may lead to occasional double-pressing errors while typing.

Miscellaneous

The HP K2500 features the regular volume up and down keys but no multimedia keys to control the music tracks of the media played on your laptop or desktop computer.

The company provides a one year warranty on this product, in case something unfortunate happens in between.

Battery Life

The HP K2500 is powered by 2AA size batteries that can last up to 8 months comfortably, even with heavy usage.

One of the downsides of this keyboard is that it doesn’t come with a battery indication warning to notify users about low battery.

Verdict

The K2500 from HP is an ultra-cheap wireless keyboard with the decent build quality, sufficient enough for an effortless typing experience.

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Full-sized keyboard

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Streamlined portable design

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One year warranty

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No battery status indication

Specifications

Num Pad Yes
Backlit FeatureNo
Wired/Wirelesswired
Warranty1 year
Media ControlsNo

That’s it for today. The list of the best eight keyboards priced under Rs.2,000 comes to an end here. If you made it to this line, we are glad you have the patience to go through the article.

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