What are the best software and drivers free mechanical keyboards with macros?

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    #1SteelSeries Apex M800

    SteelSeries Apex M800

    The Apex M800 is a mechanical gaming keyboard with RGB backlighting, completely customizable and a set of keys just for user-built macros. Thanks to its ergonomic design, you can type comfortably and effectively for long gaming sessions. 

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    Harold Rice
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Cheap. C H E A P. Build quality is on par with a $25 Chinese mechanical keyboard, keys were popping off and paint was peeling after a month. No replacement keycaps either, which I only found out after an angry call with some poor chap at the SteelSeries offices. If you're okay with cheap, buy something cheap, not this $180 rainbow vomit mess."
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    #2Corsair Gaming K95 RGB

    Corsair Gaming K95 RGB

    The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary K95, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization. Every key is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. 122 full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay, and the 18 G-keys can hold up to 108 macros for faster gaming. 

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    $199.99

    Yu Zhong
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I wanted to step up my game against the tryhards in online shooters, and I decided instead of using my old mouse with macros, I would start using a keyboard, to keep the buttons at my fingertips while I played. I noticed an immediate difference in the way I played, and after I got used to it, I was able to improve my ranking by hundreds of points in my favorite games."
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    #3Kinesis Advantage 2

    Kinesis Advantage 2
    The Advantage2 features Kinesis' patented Contoured keyboard design and low-force mechanical key switches to address the major risk factors associated with keyboarding for maximum comfort. The fully programmable Advantage2 features Kinesis’ all-new SmartSet Programming Engine that allows you to customize the keyboard’s layout without installing any clunky software or special drivers. Record macros, remap keys, and much, much more. SmartSet works on all major operating systems and enables users to easily create, view, edit, share, and backup their custom layouts.
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    Donna Wood
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am hoping that this keyboard will help me deal with the problems typing so much causes me. It looks really strange. But it has a great reputation. I am having trouble getting used to it. But I think I'll get the hang of it."
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    #4Vortex KBC Poker II

    Vortex KBC Poker II

    The Vortex KBC Poker II is a minimal keyboard with everything you need. It features audible feedback to improve typing speed. It is a 60% smaller than other QWERTY keyboards. 

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    $110

    Michelle Salazar
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "It should first be noted that this keyboard is not full size (60%) so although its mechanics are wonderful, it may not be suited for all typers. The manufacturer's website doesn't market the keyboard as being driver free or list it in the specs, so this may be a risky venture for those looking for something specific."
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    #5Razer Ornata Chroma

    Razer Ornata Chroma

    Razer Ornata Chroma is a revolutionary mecha-membrane RGB gaming keyboard,  with individually backlit mid-height keys for faster actions, Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options, Ergonomic Wrist Rest for extended gaming comfort and programmable keys with on the fly macro recording.

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    Kathleen Fowler
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "ROC is a pretty cool keyboard. The lighting effects are sweet. The price is lower than expected. Good choice."

Summary

Best What are the best software and drivers free mechanical keyboards with macros
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SteelSeries Apex M800Electronics 7 Paid
2Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Electronics 4 Paid
3Kinesis Advantage 2Electronics 4 Paid
4Vortex KBC Poker IIOther 2 Paid
5Razer Ornata ChromaElectronics 1 Paid
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