The time to buy one of our best gaming mouse or best gaming keyboard champions is upon us, readers, as this year’s Black Friday deals bonanza is well and truly underway. There are currently loads of great Black Friday mice and keyboard deals available right now, with many of them at all-time low prices, too, meaning there really is no time like the present to snap one up.
To help make things easier for you, I’ve separated them out into various sections, and you can click the links on the right there to take you straight to the part of the page you’re most interested in. Of course, you’ll be able to find all of our best Black Friday PC gaming deals over in our big Black Friday hub page, but this here page will concentrate on the best Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals only.
I’ll also be updating the deals below as we approach the big day itself, adding in new ones and shovelling away the old ones as and when they expire. So why not stick us in your bookmarks and pop in and see us every now and again, eh? After all, just because there might not be anything you fancy today, doesn’t mean there won’t be anything you fancy tomorrow.
Corsair Scimitar Pro – £50 from Amazon (an all-time low price, down from £75)
Corsair Harpoon RGB – £15 from Amazon (an all-time low price, down from £28)
Steelseries Rival 710 – £80 from Overclockers UK (down from £95)
Roccat Kone Pure Owl-Eye – £45 from Overclockers UK (down from £55)
Razer Deathadder Essential – £30 from Box (down from £53)
Razer Basilisk Essential – £30 from Box (down from £35)
Best gaming keyboard deals:
Corsair K95 Platinum RGB – £120 from Amazon (down from £185)
Corsair K65 Rapidfire – £81 from Amazon (an all-time low price, down from £130)
Cooler Master MK850 – £140 from Box (down from £210)
Logitech G G513 RGB – £100 from Box (down from £160)
Asus ROG Strix Scope – £110 from Amazon (down from £150)
Best gaming mouse deals:
Logitech G203 Prodigy – $21 from Best Buy (down from $40)
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury – $22 from Best Buy (down from $60)
Logitech G600 – $28 from Best Buy (down from $80)
Logitech G602 Wireless – $29 from Best Buy (down from $43)
Corsair Harpoon – $18 from Best Buy (down from $30)
Asus TUF Gaming K7 – $129 from Newegg (down from $139)
Best gaming keyboard deals:
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum – $130 from Best Buy (down from $200)
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum – $90 from Best Buy (down from $180)
Logitech G512 SE – $70 from Best Buy (down from $150)
Logitech G613 RGB Wireless – $70 from Best Buy (down from $150)
Logitech G Pro – $100 from Best Buy (down from $130)
Razer Blackwidow – $100 from Best Buy (down from $120)
Razer Blackwidow Elite – $125 from Best Buy (down from $170)
Logitech G513 RGB – $130 from Newegg (down from $150)
Razer Turret – $200 from Amazon (down from $250)
When you’re buying a new keyboard, there are a number of things to consider. First, you need to decide whether you want a mechanical one or a membrane one. Most of the keyboards listed above are all mechanical, and generally, a lot of people who play PC games prefer mechanical keyboards due to their sharp, clean movements and short, fast actuation points (when the keyboard actually registers you’ve pressed down a key).
Membrane keyboards are usually a lot cheaper than their mechanical counterparts because they’re made from less expensive materials, but this in turn makes them more prone to breaking and are generally a bit of a pain to fix. Given their low price, the solution nine times out of ten is just to buy a new one.
Mechanical keyboards, on the other hand, are generally a lot more expensive, but they’re also more durable and – in theory – easier to repair as you often only need to replace the faulty switch rather than chuck the entire thing in the bin. They can be a heck of a lot noisier than membrane keyboards, though, and the loud CLACKEDY CLACK sound they make means they’re a bit anti-social for shared living spaces. Instead, they’re generally best suited to bedrooms and places where you’re the only person within earshot. Membrane keys, meanwhile, are comprised of several small domes on a single layer of plastic – a bit like bubble wrap. Naturally, this deadens any excess sound they might make, and tend to be much easier on the ears.
As for gaming mice, there are lots of things that make a great mouse. For me, comfort is high on the list, but flexibility is another key consideration, such as whether that’s a wide sensitivity or DPI (dots per inch) range, or multiple, configurable buttons. That said, sometimes less is more. Just because a mouse has a DPI range up in the 10,000s doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better than one with a maximum of 7200. Generally, anything above 3000 DPI is so blisteringly quick you’d need bionic eyes to keep track of it anyway. The same goes for buttons. Instead, it’s all about how you can make the most of what the mouse has to offer. For more information, have a read of my gaming mouse reviews to see exactly what you can do with each mouse.
Get all the best Black Friday deals right here: