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

Black Friday gaming keyboard and mice deals
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Black Friday keyboard and mouse deals

Black Friday mice and keyboard deals.

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Black Friday weekend is a great time to go hunting for a new mouse or keyboard to buff up your PC, and now things are getting started for the crescendo: Cyber Monday. That means you'll want to check out our Cyber Monday gaming keyboard and mouse deals guide for the most up-to-date deals. 

But why'd you want a fancy new keyboard, anyways? You might not even need one—your old equipment could be chugging along just fine—but you want one, for a better look, a better feel, or maybe just because it's time for something different. Whatever the reason, November invariably brings serious discounts on mice and keyboards from Razer, Logitech, Steelseries, and many others.

Internal PC components can be hard to buy for other people (what kind of motherboard does your brother-in-law really want?) but gaming keyboards and gaming mice make for great gifts, and they're comparatively easy to pick out, too: If your brother-in-law's keyboard looks like he picked it up at a bankruptcy auction in 2011, then you can be sure a Razer Huntsman or Corsair K100 is going to make a big impression.

Mechanical keyboards are fantastic for the way they feel and their reliability—they'll often outlive just about every other component of your PC. Gaming mice, meanwhile, feature better sensors and greater configuration options than their office counterparts, and there are right-handed, left-handed, and even symmetrical, ambidextrous designs to choose from.

There's an awful lot to pick from, but we do our best to test and compare as many as we can get our hands on, so we can be confident in what we recommend. You'll find the best deals we've seen on gaming keyboards and gaming mice—and a few particularly great office models, too—down below.

Our deal bots are scouring the web for Black Friday deals using lists we've put together of worthy keyboards and mice. This list will be updated on the regular, all the way through to Cyber Monday.

Where are the best Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals?

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Black Friday keyboard deals

Drop CTRL mechanical keyboard | Hot Swappable switches | Tenkeyless | Per-key RGB | $200

Drop CTRL mechanical keyboard | Hot Swappable switches | Tenkeyless | Per-key RGB | $200 $149 at Drop
The Drop CTRL is a weighty, premium-feeling keyboard with one major selling point: you can pull out every switch and replace them with whatever you choose. Start with Drop's Halo switches, then try out a set of MX Cherry Browns or Holy Pandas. A great way to ease your way into the wider world of mech keyboards.

Logitech G915

Logitech G915 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard | Tactile | Black | $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Our main problems with this keyboard is the price, so this deal is a welcome one. It's still not cheap, but you'll feel the benefit for the extra cash for years to come as you WASD through virtual worlds with greater comfort and control.

Corsair K100 RGB Optical

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

EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | Per-key RGB lighting | $174.99 $64.99 at Newegg (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

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

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

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 Huntsman V2 Analog | Opto-mechanical | $199.99

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.

Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition | Linear Optical switch | Tenkeyless | $129.99 $89.99 at Razer (save $40)
We like the Razer Huntsman plenty, but what about its little sibling, the Tournament Edition? Well, clearly we like that, too. In fact, tenkeyless keyboards are some of our favourites for gaming, and this one offers all you need with in-your-face green keycaps to boot. 

Havit RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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.

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

Logitech G305 Lightspeed | 12,000 DPI | Wireless | 250h Battery Life | 6 Programmable Buttons $49.99

Logitech G305 Lightspeed | 12,000 DPI | Wireless | 250h Battery Life | 6 Programmable Buttons $49.99 $29.99 at Amazon (Save $30)
A great travel mouse, the G305 is on the smaller side but still packs some impressive specs, with Logitech's fantastic Hero sensor and weeks or months of battery life on one AA battery. And it comes in fun colors!

Razer Battle Bundle | DeathAdder V2 | BlackShark V2 X | Gigantus V2 | $149.99

Razer Battle Bundle | DeathAdder V2 | BlackShark V2 X | Gigantus V2 | $149.99 $69.99 at Best Buy (save $80)
This is a great saving on a decent bundle of Razer's peripherals. The DeathAdder V2, in particular, has sat at the top of our best gaming mouse guide for a long time now, and the headset is a solid budget offering too. Throw in the mouse mat as well, and you've got a great bundle that's enjoying a healthy $80 saving right now. 

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

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

Razer Viper Ultimate | Wireless | Ambidextrous | 20K sensor | $129.99 $69.99 at GameStop (save $60)
The Razer Viper Ultimate is a great wireless gaming mouse, especially for competitive gamers. It's quick, nimble, and it's a decent shape for most hands. GameStop is offering a good deal on either just the mouse or a mouse and charging dock combo. 

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

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.

| Wireless | 20,000 DPI | Right handed | $149.99

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 interchangeable 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

Razer Naga Trinity | 16,000 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $30)
With the same 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

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

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.

Razer DeathAdder Essential | 6,400 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $49.99

Razer DeathAdder Essential | 6,400 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $49.99 $19.99 at Amazon (save $30)
For the majority of games and gamers, the DeathAdder Essential is a fantastic mouse. The design is simple, with two perfectly placed, generously sized thumb buttons. It also has an excellent optical sensor that will work on both hard and cloth pads, and the ultimate body shape for a claw or hybrid claw/palm grip. 

Logitech G502 Hero | 25,000 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $49.99

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 LIGHTSYNC

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.

Logitech MX518 (2018)

Logitech MX518 | 16,000 DPI | 8 buttons | 5 internal profiles | Wired | $39.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
Logitech brought the MX518 back into service in 2019, with some serious internal upgrades including the 16,000 DPI Hero sensor, 8 programmable buttons, and onboard memory that can store 5 unique profiles, adjustable through Logitech's G-Hub software. It's a pure classic on the outside, though: simple, sleek, and supremely comfortable.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 | 18,000 DPI | Wireless | 66g | $99.99

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 Mini

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, but with Black Friday now fully on, the best Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals have begun 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.

Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.