If you read our article on the $1750 white gaming build, you might now have built yourself a beautiful, white-themed PC. And now, you’re thinking that you want your desk and peripherals to match to ensure that your entire battlestation falls into line with your clean-white aesthetic. Luckily, there exists a serious number of white mechanical keyboards in a variety of styles. This guide will help you choose the best white mechanical keyboard based on your needs.
Whether you are an exclusive gamer, a heavy coder, or a wireless fanatic, this guide will help you choose the best white mechanical keyboard available to match your beautiful white-themed PC, or any other color that you feel is best matched with a white keyboard.
As a refresher, or an introduction for anyone new to mechanical keyboards, we are looking for the right switches (clicky, linear, or tactile), good quality control and durable construction, and any specific features that will make our keyboard our best friend, while limiting our choices to the best white options available. Be sure to think about your needs before picking a keyboard as no matter how high quality it is, if it doesn’t satisfy your needs, it isn’t the best keyboard available for YOU.
With that in mind, let’s jump into our recommendations for the best white mechanical keyboards around.
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Best White Mechanical Keyboards – My Recommendations
Best White Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
For gaming, a 65% keyboard is really about as good as it gets. And luckily, one of the single most popular 65% keyboards happens to be white (or mostly white). If you’re read our other mechanical keyboard articles, you may have heard it before, we’re talking about the one and only Magicforce68.
The Magicforce68 is perfect for gaming for a few different reasons. It comes in almost any switch variation imaginable (we recommend reds for gaming, but it is a personal choice!), is compact and does not keep any of the keys you won’t need for gaming while maintaining everything you could want like arrow keys, and offers some backlighting effects to help make sure you aren’t totally missing out on the RGB gamer effects that can be very elegant when done right.
And arguably the most attractive part of the Magicforce68, other than all the great features above of course, is its price. Coming in at anywhere from around $40-80 depending on the switches and backlighting options you choose, it really is hard to find a better deal. In fact, we aren’t sure there is one, which is why this is our recommendation for best gaming white mechanical keyboard.
Alternative High-end White Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
So maybe you’re thinking, the Magicforce is great, but I’ve got some cash to spend and I’m looking for something fancy. In that case, we have an alternative recommendation: the very high-end special edition Corsair K70 Mk.2 SE with the specialized speed gamer switches. This baby is really top of the line, offering all the bells and whistles in a very cool white package. It ain’t cheap at $150, but if you have the cash, this keyboard brings the goods.
Best White Mechanical Keyboard for Typing/Coding (and Best Silent, too!)
If you follow our site and like to read our guides, you may be thinking that you’ve seen a lot of these brands before. You might say, give me something new! And we hear you! We recommend a lot of the same brands for the simple reason that they are known because they make great keyboards. But that doesn’t mean we can’t give some serious props to one of the newer players in the game. And that’s why for a great typing keyboard that doesn’t bother with that flashy RGB gamer stuff but focuses on a great typing machine, we recommend the Durgod Taurus K320 TKL.
Durgod recently came onto the mechanical keyboard scene and has made a pretty big splash in a short amount of time. With an emphasis on enthusiast features like key customization and macro programming, Durgod quickly became known for fair pricing and great quality, and the Taurus K320 is no exception. Now, it may not be 100% white (it has grey modifier keycaps), but keycaps can be changed and these ones are great quality double-shot PBT, so we think the touch of grey is worth it. And as a final interesting option, the Durgod has the choice of your typical MX Brown tactile for typing, or if you prefer a quiet typing machine for an office environment, MX Silent Reds.
All-in-all, this keyboard is nearly all white and still offers everything we could want in a typing focused keyboard. Great keycaps, plenty of customization, quality switches, good build quality, and all for right around $100…that’ll do Durgod, that’ll do.
Best Wireless White Mechanical Keyboard
If you’ve been reading closely, you might say, I know what the recommendation for wireless will be, and you would probably be right. Why bother with surprises when there is a clear-cut choice. When you have a keyboard that fits the bill, no reason to recommend anything other. And in this case, we’re doubly lucky because it comes in a white form that is just as beautiful. We are talking about of course, the queen of wireless keyboards: the Anne Pro 2 white mechanical keyboard.
With the choice of switches ranging from clicky to linear to tactile, the Anne Pro 2 is known as being a great choice for hybrid gaming/typing use and has enough customization to allow any keyboard user to find the board that perfectly fits their need. It has high-quality parts, good quality control, plenty of features, and allows the user to decide which switches are right for them.
Coming in at around $95, the Anne Pro 2 is a beautiful option for any wireless white keyboard searcher. Choose the switches that you enjoy most, whether its browns for typing or reds for gaming and simply enjoy the beauty of the white wireless queen of mechanical keyboards.
Alternative Option – Royal Kludge RK61
If you find yourself on a budget but still want a wireless option, we have a great alternative for you to consider: the Royal Kludge RK61. Again, this one has been featured in some of our other articles, but for good reason! Wireless capacity on a compact, mechanical keyboard with backlighting and a good reputation is not easy to find. And when you add the very modest price tag of $50 into the mix, you know you have found a winner. Anyone looking for an all-white wireless mechanical keyboard on a budget should look no further than the RK61.
Best Wildcard White Mechanical Keyboard
This is a bit of an overall category, but while we were looking at some of our favorite white mechanical keyboards, there was one keyboard that didn’t quite fit into any of the other categories. It’s got browns, so maybe not perfect for gaming; it is full-size, so not the best compact keyboard; it’s not wireless, but has a ton of other features….generally, it’s just a great keyboard. So we decided to make a ‘wildcard’ category just to be able to mention another great white mechanical keyboard that is going to be very popular for anyone looking for an inexpensive but high-quality full size white mechanical keyboard: the Redragon K550.
This keyboard is full of really great features, such as the detachable (white) wrist rest, the variety of media/macro keys, a scroll wheel, and plenty of RGB. As long as you don’t mind the very gamer-y font on the keycaps (which you can always replace), this keyboard provides a lot of very good features and comes from a well-known manufacturer in the budget-tier of gaming peripherals.
So we couldn’t quite call this the ‘best’ of any of the more specialized categories, because it doesn’t quite beat any of the specialized keyboards at their own game. It is overall very competitive in a lot of different categories, and fits the pure white build perfectly between the aluminum finish and all-white keycaps/wrist rest. With all that in mind, if you have $70 to spend and aren’t comfortable with the form factor of the RK61 or Magicforce68, there is absolutely no reason not to choose the full-size K550.
If you like a minimalist (or minimalist with lighting!) approach or want your keyboard to match an otherwise all-white aesthetic, there are plenty of great mechanical keyboards that are white for you to choose from. Whether you game or code, want to eliminate wires or are trying to keep noise to a minimum, the availability of white choices includes any switch imaginable and plenty of customization.
And as we always say in our mechanical keyboard articles, remember to find a retailer to test the different switch types if you have never used a mechanical keyboard before to determine which one you like best, and always put your needs first in terms of features when choosing a mechanical keyboard. Then, once you have decided on the basics, our recommendations will help you get the most bang-for-your-buck for your next TKL mechanical keyboard.