Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals 2021: mechanical switches for less


Black Friday keyboard and mouse deals

Black Friday mice and keyboard deals.

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Now is a good time to pick up a mouse or keyboard. Or perhaps both. There are currently heaps of Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals circulating the web, and we've found many of our favourites on offer for far less than asking price. That includes boards and rodents from Razer, Logitech, Steelseries, Corsair, EVGA, and more.

Gaming keyboards make great gifts, and so do gaming mice but they can be quite pricey when combined with the cost of a gaming PC in 2021. That'll see PC gamers sticking with older peripherals for longer, but there are benefits to newer, modern gaming keyboards. Reliability is up there—mechanical keyboards will outlive most other components. Accuracy, too, as well as responsiveness, and value for money in the long run.

That's why we make such a fuss over PC peripherals at PC Gamer, and strive to test as many as we can get our hands on. So with those opinions in the backs of our brains, as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll start to find the best deals on gaming keyboards and gaming mice that are actually worth your money listed below. Oh, and some snazzy office ones, too.

And in the meantime, our deal bots are scouring the web for early Black Friday deals using lists we've put together of worthy keyboards. That way you get the best price that either man or machine is able to dig up.

Who will have the best Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals?

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Black Friday keyboard deals

Corsair K100 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB | $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Top of our best gaming keyboards, this opto-mechanical wonder is super responsive, and nicely premium when it comes to build quality. For under $100 it’s certainly worth a look, though you’ll have to get both Elgato and iCue softwares to make it work. Still, the only other downside was the price. Not so much right now.

EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB lighting | $174.99 $64.99 at Newegg and Amazon (save $110)
This EVGA keyboard is a bit of a steal at that price, as it’s one of the more recent arrivals from the company and fully mechanical. That said, it has tracked at this price for a few months on Amazon, but that doesn’t make it any less of a deal today if you’re in the market.

SteelSeries Apex Pro | Omnipoint adjustable | $199.99 $163.46 at Amazon (Save $36.53)
A full size Apex pro with omnipoint adjustable key switches will see you right at this price. We’ve singled it out as the ‘best gaming keyboard for per-key actuation,’ so it’s for those who hold speed as a top priority.

Logitech G413 | Mechanical Romer-G switch | USB Passthrough | $89.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
Logitech has put together a very safe keyboard in the G413, and one we’ve come to appreciate for its simplicity and function. It’s mechanical, using Logitech’s own Romer-G switches, and is built to last. Only thing is it’s available with red lighting and not RGB. I know that’ll be a dealbreaker for some, but for a mechanical keyboard it’s great value.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2| Orange Switch (tactile) | $139.99 $99.99 at Razer (Save $40)
The BlackWidow Tournament Edition offers a compact and plush board for when mouse maneuverability is key. For the pro gamer in your life who has no time for numpads.

Razer Cynosa Chroma | Low profile | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon (Save $25)
The Chroma is already a great budget board, but at almost half price its worth consideration even despite it being membrane board. What’s great is you get a low profile, spill resistant keyboard from a trusted manufacturer.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog | Opto-mechanical | $199.99 $159.99 at Amazon (Save $40)
Okay, so it’s a refurbished keyboard, but this is very cheap for a rather supreme gaming keyboard so it’s worth checking out. Optical switches make it faster than your average mechanical board, and you get a wrist rest as well. Not too shabby.

Havit mechanical keyboard | Red silent | $59.99 $42.99 at Amazon (Save $17)
A 60% keyboard with boatloads of style, and PBT keycaps. We don’t know these red key switches it’s touting, but they’re rated at 50 million keypresses. And silent ones too, so none of that clicky-clacky nonsense.

SteelSeries Apex 5 | Hybrid Mechanical Blue | per-key RGB | $99.99 $66.94 at Amazon (save $33.05)
If you like the look of the Apex Pro but can’t quite stretch your budget, the Apex 5 is a good alternative. It uses a switch that’s, at its heart, a membrane switch, but has some mechanical feel thanks to a hybrid construction. That’s where you save some cash, but otherwise it offers a lot of what you’d find on the Pro.

Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day

Black Friday mouse deals

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro | 20,000 DPI | Wireless | $129.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $60)
This is my boy, my absolute favorite gaming mouse, and the one sat at my right hand right now. It’s frustratingly expensive normally, but at this price you are getting an accurate, responsive mouse with that iconic DeathAdder styling. A true weapon of a gaming rodent.

Razer Viper Ultimate | Wireless | with dock | 20,000 DPI | Ambidextrous | $149.99 $89.99 at Amazon (save $60)
With swathes of battery life, and a… razer sharp sensor (sorry) this super light mouse comes in at 74g and can be wielded in either hand. It’s one for the competitive gamer’s who like to fling their rodent about the place.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Wireless | 16,000 DPI | Right-handed | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (Save $25)
Wireless shouldn’t mean expensive, and in the case of the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse, it doesn’t. Especially with this deal over at Best Buy. You can also rest assured this is a high quality mouse from a reputable brand with a great ergonomic shape.

Razer Naga Pro | Wireless | 20,000 DPI | Right handed | $149.99 $99.99 at Amazon (Save $50)
Another of our favourites, this is a nice weighty option. One that comes with three interchangable side plates for a host of play-styles. Just make sure you don’t lose the cable because nothing else fits.

Razer Naga Trinity | 16,000 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $30)
With the same triple-threat of magnetically interchangeable button plates as its pricier Pro sibling, the Naga Trinity is one of the best MMO mice out there. In fact it’s actually got one up on the Pro, because it comes with the excellent circle-of-buttons panel which Razer annoyingly ditched for the updated wireless version.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate | Wireless | Charging dock included | 20,000 DPI | $169.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (save $70)
If you want to go all out on your gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is the way to go. It’s a fan favourite, and we’re big fans too, although clearly it’s a lot pricier than your average gaming mouse, even a wireless one. With the included charging dock, though, you can take the hassle out of charging your battery.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini gaming mouse | 8,500 DPI | 62g | $49.99 $37.49 at Razer (Save $12.50)
A lightweight and compact mouse with a great sensor. Though it’s not got the highest DPI in the business, it boasts great ergonomics and decent build quality, too—there’s not much more you can ask at that price.

EVGA X17 gaming mouse | 16,000 DPI | 8K Hz polling rate | $79.99 $24.99 at Amazon (Save $55)
EVGA recently decided to do away with the more traditional 1,000Hz polling rate in favour of an 8K one, which it says is that much faster for competitive gaming. The X17 is the wired mouse with said high polling rate, and it’s a pretty nifty mouse besides that, too. 

Logitech G502 Hero | 25,000 DPI | Wired | Right handed | $49.99 $39.99 at Target (save $10)
It’s not the biggest saving, but it does mean that this Logitech classic of a gaming mouse is now available for less than $40, which feels like a bargain. The angular shape might put you off initially, but it’s super comfortable in the hand, and the Logitech Hero sensor is one of the best around.

Logitech G203 | Wired | 8,000 DPI | Right handed | $39.99 $19.99 at Amazon (Save $20)
Already listed as the best cheap gaming mouse around on our best gaming mouse guide, this is a great choice for people just starting out, or who’ve already blown their budget on high-powered components, but who still want to go with a trusted brand. And at half price now, it’s a no-brainer.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 | 18,000 DPI | Wireless | 66g | $99.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
We’re big fans of the super-lightweight SteelSeries Aerox 3; it was already sitting cheaper than its light wireless competitors from Logitech, but with a Black Friday discount this responsive rodent is looking even better. Perfect for those who crave a floaty mouse with zero cabling to tie it down.

SteelSeries Prime | 18,000 DPI | 80g | $129.99 $90.99 at Amazon (Save $39)
It’s not a huge saving on this wireless rodent, but for the competitive prowess it exhibits, it’s certainly worth a look. The TrueMove Pro sensor is great, and it’s nice and light for FPS players looking to fling it around the mouse pad. 

Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day

When will Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals start to appear?

Gaming keyboards and mice tend to go on sale regularly throughout the year, so it wouldn’t be too strange for you to find some great prices today. That said, the month of November has become something on an unofficial Black Friday event for the full duration, so that’s when you’ll probably see the best Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals begin in earnest.

What should I look out for in a Black Friday gaming keyboard or mouse?

For starters, most of the top gaming keyboards use mechanical switches, and so too do the top gaming mice, for that matter. These differ from the usual membrane construction you’ll find on cheaper keyboards, and that means greater responsiveness, reliability, and generally a nicer feel. Beyond that, gaming keyboards offer plenty of nice-to-have features, such as RGB lighting, media control keys, macro keys, USB passthrough, wireless connectivity, and much more.

When it comes to gaming mice, you’re looking more at the sensor that tracks your movements on your mouse pad. A good sensor will offer zero acceleration, track you accurately, and be able to withstand you throwing the mice hither and thither. Combined with a comfortable shape, you’re looking at a winner. 

Throw in a cheaper price on top of all of those great features, and you have a keyboard or rodent set to last many years.

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