It’s Cyber Monday, all you computing peripheral fans, and that means you’ve got one last shot at many of the best gaming keyboard deals to come out of Black Friday. Looking back over this list of discounted wares, which includes several models to have graced our best keyboard rankings, it does seem that most of last week’s highlights are still available.
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Some of the mechanical keyboard deals, in particular, make the barrier to entry for mech switches more like a low kerb. These are louder than rubber dome/membrane keyboards, even with non-clicky, ‘linear’ style switches, but are almost always worth upgrading to where games are concerned. The speed, reliability, and tactility of mechanical keyboards make them ideal for play… though if you’re on an especially tight budget, or would prefer something near-silent, I’ve also included a few good membrane models that are worth considering too.
Cyber Monday marks an end to this mini-season of savings, so should you find a gaming keyboard you like in the list below, now is likely the time to go for it. Until next year, anyway. For many more offers on RPS-approved hardware, check out our main Cyber Monday PC deals hub.
Off to a strong start with this fully mechanical gaming keyboard for just £35. The only catch is that the SK620 is a cut-down 60% keyboard, though that may in fact be a benefit if you'd prefer the more compact form factor.
The Apex 7 is mostly a straightforward mech 'board - with linear switches, in this instance - but has a neat trick in its dinky OLED display. This comes in especially handy if you like to switch between different key profiles and want help keeping track.
No switch type is faster than an optical switch. The sharp-looking Huntsman V2 is one of my personal favourite optical keyboards, though be aware that the Razer Purple switches used here are loud and clicky.
Despite having what Logitech call “mech-dome” switches, the G213 Prodigy feels more like a conventional membrane design. Nonetheless, its wealth of customisable keys and integrated palm wrest help elevate it above most of the rubber dome rabble.
Here we go, a real mechanical keyboard in the flexible (but still space-saving) TKL form factor. Best Buy has the tactile switch version on sale, so you’ll feel a little bump when you bottom out a keypress.
BlackWidow keyboards are dependable, lower-cost, fully mechanical alternatives to Razer's pricier optical switch models. Amazon has the BlackWidow V3 on sale in both its Yellow (smooth, quiet) and Green (bumpy, clicky) switch configurations.
A high-end keyboard to its core, the K70 RGB Pro looks and feels like luxury. I’m particularly fond of its Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, which have a shorter travel distance than MX Reds for a faster action.