I personally use Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard for writing, gaming, or all kind of other tasks because it’s worked well for years, so I don’t plan to replace it unless and until something goes wrong.
That said, I did search for lots of keyboards under Rs 5000 and funny thing is, we don’t have many Mechanical Keyboards but we do have quite of few good ones which I’m about to share with you.
So let’s dive into the list.
Some of the Mechanical Keyboards don’t come with numerical keys but the GAMDIAS has added the same on GAMDIAS Hermes M5.
It also comes with six built-in lighting effects which will look great while gaming. The build quality is also great, it doesn’t feel cheap from anywhere.
The key sound is also awesome, the sound is not that loud or too low, it’s well balanced by GAMDIAS. By the way, it has Blue Mechanical Switch.
Here comes the design, I mean look at the image I have added above, it will give you a good vibe whenever you’re using it, that blue color looks good too, it won’t fade away after a month of usage.
The only drawback is, that there is no software support, so you won’t able to customize this keyboard as you like. Other than that, I didn’t noise any other drawbacks.
If you don’t like big keyboards and wanted a compact Mechanical Keyboard then do consider the HUO JI Z-88, it has almost everything that you’re looking for except the software support.
One thing to note here is that it doesn’t have the numerical keys.
So if you want to change the RGB lights then you have to use the FN + combination keys. By the way, it has Pluggable Brown Switch.
Huo will give you 1 x keycap puller, 1 x switch puller, and 5 x spare switches if in case you wanted to clean the keyboard or just check the keys.
Again, as this is Mechanical Keyboard, you will get good sound.
Overall the keyboard is not overpriced, it’s available at a reasonable price, so if you want a compact Mechanical Keyboard then do consider the HUO JI Z-88.
All in black but Redragon didn’t do a good job when it comes to its design, the keyboard is made of plastic, so be careful with it but the good thing is, Redragon K551 is available at Rs 3,499 which is a justifiable price for what it’s offering.
By the way, the keyboard comes with numerical keys.
The Redragon K551 doesn’t have support for software which means even if you want to change the colors of keys then you have to do it from the keyboard itself.
Also, there is no wrist pad, so if you use your PC or Laptop for a long time and if you plan to buy Redragon K551 then make sure you buy a wrist pad separately.
By the way, this is not a true RGB keyboard, it has a breathing effect which is another downside of Redragon K551.
Overall, the Redragon K551 is a good option to consider at Rs 3499 but if you can go above 4k then you might need to look at the first two keyboards.
The GAMDIAS Hermes M5A is a downgraded version of Gamdias Hermes M5.
The Gamdias Hermes M5A has a plastic build, and no RGB light (has LED lights) while it’s available at Rs 3,499 which is a good option if you’re okay with its drawbacks.
If you ask me, I would pay Rs 1000 and go with Gamdias Hermes M5 because of the colors, build quality, and that RGB lights.
Still, if you don’t want to go above Rs 3,499 then the GAMDIAS Hermes M5A is not that bad option to consider.
Last we have another keyboard from HUO JI. The HUO JI Z-11 comes with a type-C port for connectivity, Full 61 Keys Anti-ghosting, and 21+ backlight modes while the keyboard doesn’t have the numerical keys and software support.
The keyboard is available in RED as well as Blue switch, you can choose any option from amazon as per your preference.
Overall, this too is a good compact Mechanical Keyboard available at a good price.
Now, if you ask me, I would recommend you consider the GAMDIAS Hermes M5 as it looks good, the build quality is great, numerical keys, and it’s available at a good price too.
But if you want a compact keyboard then I have added quite of few options, you can choose any of them and you will be more than happy with its performance.