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Black Friday 2017: The best mouse, keyboard and gaming headset deals

Asus ROG Claymore

Your mouse and keyboard are vital parts of your PC setup, but they also break the most often, making Black Friday a great time to get a good deal on a new mouse and keyboard without spending an arm and a leg. We’ve also got some great deals on the best gaming headsets here as well, just in case you fancy upgrading your audio setup as well while you’re at it.

You’ll find more deals for other PC bits and pieces over in our main Black Friday hub, as well as our dedicated best graphics card deals, best monitor deals and best SSD deals, but for now, let’s dive straight into the best deals for mice and keyboards. Just click on the links below to jump to the relevant section:

Best Black Friday mouse deals:

Best Buy is currently the best place for discounts on Logitech mice for those in the US, with these models in particular standing out as must-have deals:

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury – $20
Down from $60, this optical gaming mouse has four on-the-fly DPI settings to give you the edge in FPS games, as well as eight programmable buttons.

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum – $75
Another optical model, this is currently half price at Best Buy. With 11 buttons, RGB lighting and a 12000 DPI sensor, the Chaos Spectrum also has a detachable cord that lets you switch between wired and wireless modes.

Logitech MX Master – $50
This hand-sculpted wireless laser mouse connects to your various devices via Bluetooth and charges via micro USB. You also get seven buttons for easy navigation.

Corsair Glaive RGB – £45 from Scan
Normally £70, this optical mouse has three interchangeable thumb grips and a three-zone dynamic RGB backlight to match your motherboard and compatible headset.

Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB – £35 from Ebuyer
Down from £42, the optical-based Sabre has a four-zone RGB backlight for all your LED needs, as well as eight programmable buttons.

Corsair Gaming Scimitar RGB – £58 from Overclockers
The mildly ridiculous Scimitar has 12 mechanical side buttons and RGB LED lighting. Ideal for MOBAs and MMOs, we’ll be testing this mouse very soon, so stay tuned for our full review.

Steelseries Rival 700 – £45 from Overclockers
This ergonomically-designed mouse comes complete with an OLED display and lets you swap between optical and laser sensors for top performance.

Asus Pugio II – £59 from Amazon
We’ve been using this mouse for work  for work recently, and it’s very comfortable to use. It’s an ambidextrous model, so lefties will be equally at home here, and it’s a good size for your average hand, too.

Asus Gladius II – £58 from Amazon
Alternatively, you can also pick up the Gladius II for a little less. This is an ergonomic model that’s supposedly optimised for FPS games. I’ve also got this in the testing pile, so stay tuned for our full review.

Roccat has a number of mouse deals going on at  Currys PC World for 30% off their marked price. Helpfully, Currys only list the original price on their website, as you’ve got to enter a code on checkout to get the Black Friday price, so we’ve worked out what you’ll actually be paying in our list below. Just enter the code GAMINGMICE30 at checkout:

Best Black Friday keyboard deals:

Roccat also has a number of keyboards available at Currys. In this case, enter GAMINGKEYBOARDS30 at checkout:

 

Asus ROG Claymore – £150 from Overclockers
We recently reviewed the Claymore mechanical keyboard and absolutely fell in love with it. Our model had red Cherry MX switches, but it’s available in several more colours depending on your Cherry preference. Normally £200, you can get a £50 off discount over at Overclockers. Read our review to see more thoughts.

Razer Blackwidow Chroma Mechanical Keyboard – £110 from Ebuyer
This mechanical keyboard comes with full RGB lighting and five dedicated macro keys. Read Alec’s thoughts about the Blackwidow Classic right here.

Corsair Gaming K63 Compact – £56 from Ebuyer
Another mechanical keyboard here, but this one’s ultra cheap compared to its main competitors. With red Cherry MX switches and per-key red lighting, its slimline design makes it much easier to carry around than its bulkier competitors.

Steelseries Siberia 800

Best Black Friday gaming headset and headphone deals:

Astro Gaming A40 + MIXAMP Pro – $187 from Best Buy
Astro’s A40 is a great all-round headset and this particular bundle gets you the MIXAMP Pro for PC as well, saving you $62.50 off the normal price.

Corsair Gaming Void Pro RGB – £66 from  Scan /$50 from Best Buy
We’re just about to start testing this headset, but if you fancy the idea of having your headset match the other LEDs in your system, including your mouse and motherboard, then this is quite possibly the gaming headset for you. It has 7.1 surround sound and connects to your PC via USB.

Sony XB950N1 – $125 from Best Buy
S
ony’s wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones are currently $125 off at Best Buy, making them a great choice for those who like their music and game audio extra bassy. They also support Bluetooth and have a battery life of 22 hours.

Hyper X Cloud II Pro – $70 from Best Buy
This wired gaming headset has large 53mm drivers and lets you choose between a 3.5mm and USB interface for connecting it to your PC.

Philips SHB3075 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – £30 from Argos (also available in white, red and blue)
These wireless on-ear headphones are slightly biased toward the bass-end of the spectrum, but it has a battery life of 12 hours and can be paired easily via Bluetooth.

Turtle Beach Recon 150

Turtle Beach Recon 150 (above) – £30 from Argos / $40 from Best Buy
I really liked the Recon 150 headset when I tested it for review. The microphone left a little to be desired, but at just £30, it would be churlish to complain too much. Read our Recon 150 review right here. Argos is also selling the even cheaper Recon 50P for just £22 as well.

Roccat has also got a few headsets going for the same 30% off deal. Just enter GAMINGHEADSET30 on the following for discounts galore:

  • Roccat Khan Pro – £63: This wired gaming headset supports high resolution audio – which is still quite rare these days – and it’s also got a noise-cancelling microphone, too.
  • Roccat Cross Gaming Headset – £28: If you just want something simple, however, then Roccat’s Cross Gaming headset is about as straightforward as they come.

Razer’s extending its Cyber Deals promotion as well this Black Friday, with deals going on in both the UK and the US. Have a look at our top picks below:

  • Razer ManO’ War – £120 / $120: A wireless gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound and a 14-hour battery life
  • Razer ManO’ War 7.1 Limited Razer Green Edition – £70 / $70: A wired version of the above, also with 7.1 surround sound
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Black/White/Grey with Oval Ear Cushions – £80 / $80: Another wired USB headset, this time with an active-noise-cancelling microphone for pitch-perfect multiplayer chat
  • Razer Kraken Pro 7.1 V2 Black/White/Green with  Round Ear Cushions – £60 / $60Very similar to the above, but with slightly different ear cushions and a 3.5mm audio jack.

We also highly recommend Steelseries’ headsets, particularly the following which we’ve been testing for review lately:

  • Steelseries Siberia 800 – £205 / $195A fantastic wireless headset with great audio quality and the flexibility to be used across multiple platforms. Its microphone isn’t quite as good as I’d hoped, but it also has a Bluetooth-enabled twin, the Siberia 840, which is currently just £240 or $240.
  • Steelseries Arctis 7 (below) – £135 / $119Hands down the most comfortable headset I’ve ever used, the wireless Arctis 7 is incredible value for money, even if us UK buyers get a bit stiffed on the pricing compared to our US cousins. Buy it, love it, thank me later. You can also pick up a Steelseries Rival 500 mouse if you buy one from Overclockers.

Steelseries Arctis 7

Those after Sennheiser gear, on the other hand, should look here:

  • Sennheiser HD1 Wireless – $400: A wireless pair of headphones that uses integrated NFC to connect to devices via Bluetooth. You also get an extra 3.5mm audio jack in case you want to use it wired, too.
  • Sennheiser PXC 550 – £330 / $300: Another wireless pair of headphones with adaptive noise cancelling, allowing you to block out the ambient noises around you.
  • Sennheiser HD 559 – £90 / $100: A wired pair of headphones with an open-back design for a more natural kind of listening experience.
  • Sennheiser GSP 350 – £120 / $140: This gaming headset isn’t being discounted per se, but you do get a free headset hangar when you buy direct from Sennheiser. Read our review to find out more.

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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