How to Test a Keyboard Online

By Irving Oala

Keyboards vary in design and reaction time based upon their models, the amount they have been used and what type of connection they have to the computer and monitor. If you rely on a good, sensitive keyboard for the work you do, then you may want to test the keyboard that is best for you. There are ways to do this by simply going to a few Internet sites that are free of charge.

Things You'll Need

  • Keyboards
  • Computer
  • Internet

Step 1

Go to a website that allows you to take different typing tests. These websites include and Simply begin to type the words they have onscreen as quickly as possible and see what score you come up with after a few minutes.

Step 2

Write that score down. Plug a different keyboard into the computer and take the same test using that keyboard. Decide which keyboard responds more quickly and which feels most comfortable while you type.

Step 3

Go to various websites that allow you to play games using your keyboard online. Try a website like

Tips & Warnings

  • If your computer keyboard is responding slowly, the problem could be the connection between your keyboard and the monitor or the computer and your hard drive. Check this before using the online techniques as a litmus test.