Whether you’re kitting out your home office or making buying decisions for a whole studio’s worth of people, it’s unlikely that computer keyboards will be at the top of your priority list. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to have the best keyboard.

Along with a great mouse, the right keyboard can make you more productive, whether that’s down to ergonomics, ease of use or built-in shortcuts. Perhaps you’re suffering from carpal tunnel or RSI, the bane of many creatives’ lives – the right peripheral can help with both. Or maybe it’s none of the above, and you’re just looking for a more stylish addition to your carefully art-directed studio space (in which case you might also be interested in the best monitors, too).

So which is the best keyboard for your needs? Should you choose a mechanical keyboard, wireless keyboard or an ergonomic keyboard? Can you get all of these in one? What if your budget is low? With Black Friday coming up, now is a great time to bag a bargain.

Whatever your reasons for hunting out a new keyboard – or your specific needs – read on for our guide to eight of the best…

01. Logitech Craft

The best overall keyboard for designers.

Size: 43×14.9×3.2cm | Weight: 960g | Range: Wireless to 10m | Power: Rechargeable (USB-C)