If your computer needs a refresh, but you're not ready to buy a new one, replacing the keyboard is an easy upgrade. Standalone keyboards are often more comfortable and reliable than those bundled with desktop PCs. Logitech continues to dominate reviews with top-performing keyboards in the gaming, media center, and budget categories. Meanwhile, Saitek's Eclipse II continues its reign as the best general-purpose keyboard.
Most reviewers concur that the illuminated Saitek Eclipse II (*Est. $50) is an excellent general-purpose keyboard. The Eclipse II offers many color options for illumination, a variable dimmer option and a cluster of multimedia buttons to control volume and to play and pause music tracks.
Those on a budget can grab a wireless keyboard for just 25 bucks. The HP Wireless Elite Keyboard (*Est. $25) is an excellent value because, unlike nearly all other budget keyboards, it offers wireless connectivity. It also takes up very little desktop space due to its slim design. Users on Amazon.com and Newegg.com praise its comfort and clean look, although a few complain of build quality issues. Read more