Is a gaming keyboard really essential for gaming? Which is the best one? Why are they so expensive? And for the budget-conscious buyer which are the best alternatives on the market? In this brand new comparison of gaming keyboards, we have tested and compared several top models of both mechanical and membrane keyboards!
Many gamers prefer to use a controller instead of a keyboard and mouse if their PC game supports it. That gives them an experience more similar to a video game console and in some titles, it’s the only way to enjoy them, Mortal Kombat 11, for example.
The DeathAdder is by far Razer’s best-seller gaming mouse, with over 10 million devices sold. Thus we were not surprised when Razer announced a V2 version to replace the aging DeathAdder Elite.
Astro is a peripheral company purchased by Logitech that focuses on gamers. The company is most notable for its excellent A40 gaming headphones. Its latest product, the Astro Gaming C40 TR, is a controller for PlayStation 4 and PC that is modular and fully customizable. The acronym TR stands for “Tournament Ready”. This model is, in fact, produced for professional gamers or those training to become one.
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed is the definition of a wireless gaming mouse. It features an ergonomic design, a 16,000 DPI HERO sensor, 11 customizable buttons, and a long battery life. Its price is high, but this is the best gaming mouse you can buy.
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is currently the most expensive gaming keyboard out there. It features OmniPoint switches, that let you adjust the activation point of the switch however you like, and an OLED display, emphasizes its uniqueness, especially with programmable keys. They convinced us during testing and apart from the price this keyboard comes highly recommended.
The SteelSeries Sensei Ten is an example of how all brands should evolve their products, a mouse that retains exactly the same format as its predecessor, but has been improved in all other aspects, making it a true upgrade.
The era of wired peripherals is slowly but definitely coming to an end! More and more devices rely on wireless technology that has performance on par with wired connectivity. It is, therefore, no surprise that Razer launched its most interesting gaming mouse, the Basilisk, in a wireless variant: we are talking about the new Razer Basilisk Ultimate, a product that is designed specifically for FPS players but that lends itself well to be also used on all sort of games.
The Logitech G Pro Wireless has been the best wireless FPS mouse for more than a year, but now Razer has launched a worthy competitor. The Razer Viper Ultimate is near perfect and is superior to the G Pro Wireless in many ways, but it is also much more expensive.
As a gamer, you decided to trash your old mouse and replace it with a gaming one? Great decision, a gaming mouse can offer you performance and functionalities that your traditional mouse never could. And who said that in order to buy one of the best gaming mice you had to spend an arm and a leg?