The Sharkoon Skiller SGK5 keyboard is the CHIP purchase recommendation for the entry-level class. Sharkoon uses the “Rubber Dome” principle here – so it’s not a mechanical keyboard. In view of the price, it is not surprising that plastic is mainly used for the keyboard. Nevertheless, it looks anything but cheap. The equipment is convincing: Up to three profiles or five macros can be saved in the keyboard – the corresponding keys are located above the function keys. There are also five multimedia keys on the right edge of the keyboard.
The keystroke is generally good. However, the “rubber dome” effect sets in when typing longer: The keystrokes then appear spongy and imprecise. The Skiller SGK5 connects with a USB 2.0 Type-A cable. In order to be able to use all functions, you must download the appropriate software from the manufacturer’s website.
The Skiller SGK5 is suitable for those who want to add some gamer feel to their PC. In view of the “Rubber Dome” mechanism, the keyboard is only recommended for beginners or price-sensitive gamers.
The table below gives you a quick overview of the best gaming keyboards. More information on the individual products as well as general tips and information can be found in our detailed purchase advice.