The Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals just keep on coming, so it’s time for another – you guessed it – updated Black Friday deals round-up. If you’re looking to get one of our best gaming mouse or best gaming keyboard champions for as little money as possible, this dear readers is definitely the Black Friday deals compendium for you. There are currently loads of great Black Friday mice and keyboard deals available right now, with many of them at all-time low prices. New entries include the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, as well as the Razer Mamba Wireless and Razer Naga Trinity for just £50 / $55 apiece.
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 and Cyber Monday hub page, but this here page will concentrate on the best Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals only.
Black Friday gaming mouse and keyboard deals (UK):
Logitech G513 RGB – $130 from Newegg (down from $150)
Asus TUF Gaming K7 – $129 from Newegg (down from $139)
Razer Turret and Mamba Wireless – $200 from Amazon (down from $250)
Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals: How to get the best deal
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.
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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. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.