6 Best Mechanical Keyboards with a Wrist Rest


After gaming or typing for long sessions, it’s quite common to have fatigued wrists. Constantly having to raise your wrists to use your keyboard can make you experience some discomfort and mild wrist pain.

A wrist rest can really improve your gaming and typing experience. The best mechanical keyboards that come with a wrist rest are the Steelseries Apex 7, Logitech G910, Cooler Mater MK750, Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2, and the Corsair K70.

Let’s dive into our list and discuss our favorite picks and the wrist rests included with each keyboard. We’ll rank the keyboards based on price, features, and how impressive the wrist rest is.

1. SteelSeries Apex 7

The Steel Series Apex 7 has a cool keyboard design that is absolutely loaded with features. The keyboard has USB passthrough, media keys with a screen, and several programmable keys. The keyboard is plastic with an aluminum top plate, and feels kind of rickety, so the overall case quality is not the greatest. We ordered our Apex 7 with the Steel Series Red switch, which is a linear actuating switch similar to the Cherry MX Red and feels almost exactly the same.

The Apex 7 came with one of the nicest wrist pads I’ve ever used before. It attaches to the keyboard magnetically which makes it incredibly easy to put on and remove. On top of that, the wrist pad is made of a nice leather-like material that is incredibly satisfying to touch and provides good wrist support. Much better than the cheap plastic wrist rest that usually comes with other keyboards.

The keyboard has a small screen for cycling between media options such as sound, and several different RGB color options. The media screen is a pretty cool feature, but in reality, is not the most useful for quickly switching between options, but we have to credit Steel Series with the creativity in the design. The keyboard also has a small scroll wheel in the top right along with a small button to operate the screen functions.

Overall, the Apex 7 has a super unique design with the OLED screen and volume wheel. Additionally, the wrist rest is quite impressive. You can check out the Apex 7 through this link on Amazon.

2. Logitech G910

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The Logitech G910 is one the flagship products from Logitech. The keyboard features Romer G Tactile switches with RGB light, tons of macro and media dedicated keys, ARX second screen, anti-ghosting, and an integrated wrist rest. The RGB lighting has some impressive customization options, which allow you to determine which keys light up under certain circumstances. In addition, you have the ability to plug in your cell phone and sync to display your in-game stats or show other important details.

The palm/wrist rest is integrated into the keyboard but is also removable if you don’t prefer the feel. The rest works quite nicely with the keyboard and helps improve the overall ergonomics. The only downside to the wrist rest is that it’s slightly uneven. The left side is slightly larger allowing for your left hand to sit more comfortably than the right. The G910 Orion Spectrum variation of the keyboard fixes this issue by making the wrist rest even.

Overall, the G910 is a great keyboard, it’s loaded with enough features to make any serious gamer blush. My only criticism is the overall aesthetic can be a little overwhelming if you don’t plan to use the keyboard only for gaming. However, if you are interested in the Logitech G910, you can find it on Amazon through this link for a decent price.

3. Cooler Master MK750

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Coming in at number three on the list is the Cooler Master MK750. We really enjoyed the minimalistic design of the MK750. The keyboard is fullsized, but with a narrow design so there is very little extra space on the top or bottom of the keyboard. The design really saves on space without compromising the full-size layout. The keyboard features RGB lighting with an additional underglow and a magnetic padded wrist rest.

The keyboard has a really nice detachable wrist rest that is easily removed and reattached with magnets. The rest is padded with leather to provide comfort and support for your palms and wrists. The keyboard also features a detachable USB-C cable which makes packing up the keyboard and taking it on the go an absolute breeze.

The MK750 comes with genuine Cherry MX switches, something that most gaming keyboard companies don’t provide anymore. You have the choice between Cherry MX Red, Blue, or Brown switches, to decide if you want linear, clicky, or tactile actuating switches.

The MK750 is definitely on the pricey side, but we recommend checking this keyboard out anyways. The features are quite nice and will not disappoint. You can find the keyboard on Amazon through this link.

4. Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2

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The Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 is one of the higher-end keyboards from Razer. Razer is quite well-known for their mechanical keyboard lineup, but how does the Blackwidow Chroma V2 compare to the rest of the keyboards on the list? Well, the Chroma V2 is packed with many features such as USB passthrough, macro keys, auxiliary passthrough, and Razer branded switches.

The Chroma V2 is definitely on the pricey side, but if your looking for a mechanical keyboard that’s stuffed with features, it could potentially be a decent pick. The Chroma comes with your choice of three different Razer switches, Green, Yellow, and Orange depending on if you want clicky, linear, or tactile. Razer doesn’t have the best switches on the market, but they definitely get the job done. You can read more about Razer vs Cherry MX switches here.

You can find the Razer Blackwidow Chroma on Amazon through this link.

5. Corsair K70

Coming in last on our list is the Corsair K70. The K70 is popular mechanical keyboard primarily used by gamers. It features a full-sized layout that is extra-large due to the wide frame of keyboard extending beyond the keys, making this keyboard is an absolute unit. The keyboard has a metal top plate, with the rest of the case being made from a plastic material. The keyboard has a textured spacebar, a standard feature of keyboards from Corsair.

The K70 comes with a detachable wrist rest. The overall quality of the wrist rest is pretty lackluster, the rest is made out of a thin plastic material and doesn’t provide much support for your wrists or palms. Definitely our least favorite wrist rest out of the keyboards on the list.

The keyboard aesthetic has a gamer look to it. The keycap font is definitely made with that demographic in mind. The K70 also come outfitted with RGB and lots of different lighting options, so if you enjoy customizing your light settings, this keyboard can be exciting. There are also dedicated media keys on the forehead of the keyboard so you can adjust different media settings on the fly.

Our biggest complaints about this board are the hollow sound that it produces whilst typing. The sound is a metal tinging noise that echoes after each keystroke. It feels like the case is not constructed very well as it flexes a bit when picked up. In addition, the stabilizers on the keyboard are quite rough as well and rattle quite loudly. The overall typing experience of the K70 is a bit lackluster and for a keyboard, that’s a pretty big deal.

Overall, we are not very impressed by this keyboard. We’re a little disappointed because the keyboard is widely used by many and there were several positive reviews online. We have found that most popular gaming keyboards don’t tend to live up to the hype, so we’re always a little wary when purchasing one. You can find a much better keyboard for the same price, but if you’re interested in checking out the price, we linked to the product on Amazon.

6. Get a Separate Wrist Rest Instead

Another option is to buy a separate wrist rest instead. We have found that most keyboards that come standard with a wrist rest can be overpriced or might not be exactly what you are looking for. The wrist rests that are thrown in with the keyboards tend to be low quality and break very easily, as they are usually an afterthought from the manufacturer.

Instead of being stuck choosing between the mechanical keyboards with a wrist rest, we recommend checking out some independent wrist rests instead. Our favorite wrist rest is the Glorious Gaming wrist rest, we’ve used it for the last three years and it’s still in perfect condition. You can find our review of the Glorious Gaming wrist rest and the link to Amazon here.

Conclusion

Getting a mechanical keyboard with a wrist rest can help with fatigued hands and wrists from long sessions at your keyboard. A wrist rest can help reduce discomfort and pain, so we recommend trying one out to see if helps improve your gaming/typing experience.

As you can see there are several options out there if you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard with a wrist rest. Our favorite choices are the SteelSeries Apex 7, Logitech G910, Cooler Master MK750, Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2, and the Corsair K70. We also recommend you check out some independent wrist rests such as the Glorious Gaming wrist rest. Thanks for checking out our list.

Happy Typing!

Jake Harrington

Jake has been an avid mechanical keyboard user for the past six years. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and wants to apply his expertise to break down how mechanical keyboards work and show the world all of the cool aspects of the mechanical keyboard hobby.

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