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Find the Right Gaming Keyboard for Your Game Play

When you enjoy playing games on your computer, a gaming keyboard is a necessity. eBay offers a wide selection of keyboard gaming opportunities. You can find a keyboard based on how it connects, what it looks like, and more to ensure your needs are met

How does a gaming keyboard connect to the computer?

The keyboard will need to connect to the computer using one interface or another. You will want to consider whether you want a wired or wireless connection.

  • Bluetooth: A Bluetooth connection is used to sync the two devices.
  • RF: The computer communicates with the keyboard using radio frequency.
  • Lightning: This cable is used for Apple-based products.
  • USB: This is one of the most common forms of cables.
  • PS/2: This 6-pin cord connects to a number of desktop computers.
What are some features available in a gaming keyboard?

There are a number of features available on a gaming keyboard. You will want to determine which ones are critical for you based on what games you're going to play and what else you may do with the keyboard, such as crunching numbers or typing long reports.

  • Backlit: The keys are backlit to help you type in the dark.
  • Language: Keyboards come in a variety of languages.
  • Detachable palm rest: A rest will ensure that your palms are supported.
  • Number pad: A separate set of numbers are on the right for added convenience.
  • Water resistant: Some keyboards are designed to withstand having drinks spilled on them.
Are there different colors available?

eBay sellers will often offer a wide array of colors to choose from on the keyboards. Additionally, you can find a backlit gaming keyboard, ensuring that the keys are different colors as a result of LED lights. As for the keyboard itself, there are a few common colors to look for:

  • Black
  • Silver
  • White
  • Red
  • Tan
What does an ergonomically designed keyboard do?

Some of the USB gaming keyboards available are ergonomically designed and often abbreviated as being "ergo." These are curved into a V-shape with the space bar found at the apex of the "V." There are also some highs and lows in the keyboard, so it isn't flat like traditional ones. It is designed to minimize muscle strain. Two-handed typists also find that it makes it easier to hold their hands at more natural angles, allowing for faster movement across the keyboard.

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