Keyboard and Mouse

The classic way to play games on your computer. Every modern PC has a pair of them. Laptops come with a keyboard and a trackpad built-in. 

 

A pair of regular keyboard and mouse are fine with most games, but maybe you want something more special, something made with gaming in mind. If that´s the case, this page lists a collection of keyboards and mice made for gaming. Click on the model´s name or picture of each accessory to go to their respective offsite store page.

Wired Keyboards
 

These are keyboards that are connected to the computer by a cable, usually a USB one. Their advantages are not having to deal with batteries or any possible input lag between you and the game.

Model
Characteristics
Company
Edge Split Keyboard.
A keyboard split in two to facilitate gaming, as it allows you to put the right half away and bring the mouse closer. Has backlit keys and wrist rests.
KINESIS
Huntsman Elite
Is spill resistant, has backlit keys and programmable buttons. Comes with a leather wrist rest.Allows 5 profiles.
Razer
Apex 7
OLED keyboard with a magnetic wrist rest and backlit keys.
SteelSeries
ROG Strix
Has programmable keys and memory for up to 6 macro profiles. Has backlit keys.
Asus
K70
Allows you to store three different profiles. Has backlit keys.
Corsair
Alloy Elite
Has backlit keys and a dynamic light bar. Can hold up to 3 macro profiles. Comes with a detachable wrist rest
HyperX
MK-750-GKCM1
Comes with a retractable wrist rest and backlit keys.
Cooler Master
K95
Has a detachable wrist rest and programmable macro keys. Comes with backlit keys.
Corsair
Anne Pro 2
Is both wired and wireless. Has backlit keys and allows for groups of macros.
Obinslab
BlackWidow
Is spill resistant, has backlit keys and programmable buttons. Comes with a leather wrist rest.
Razer
K68
Is spill resistant. Has backlit keys.
Corsair
K840
Has reprogrammable keys.
Logitech
K556
Waterproof and with backlit keys
Redragon
K55
Has programmable macro keys and backlit keys.
Corsair
K557
Has programmable macro keys and backlit keys. It is wireless via Bluetooth.
Corsair
K68
Compact
Corsair
Storm Devastator 3
Has color customizable backlit keys and comes with a mouse.
COOLMASTER
Cynosa Chroma
Is spill resistant, has backlit keys and programmable buttons.
Razer
K552-RGB
Compact keyboard with backlit keys
Redragon
Keyboard Rainbow
Includes a mouse. Has backlit keys.
Havit
S101
Includes a mouse. Has backlit keys.
Redragon
K120
Classic wired keyboard.
Logitech
Wireless Keyboards
 

Unlike their wired counterparts, these ones don´t require any cables to connect to the PC. They can be connected via Bluetooth or with a USB wireless connector that´s usually included with the keyboard. Their downside is that you will need to either buy or recharge their batteries.

Model
Characteristics
Company
Mini USB Keyboard
A compact wireless keyboard.
AODOOR
K104
Splash resistant keyboard that comes with a mouse.
Eagletec
K400
Wireless keyboard with a touch pad.
Logitech
Bluetooth Keyboard
Portable Bluetooth keyboard
Fosmon
Wireless Keyboard
Thin and with a six month battery life.
Arteck
K 330
Keyboard and mouse with a palm rest and long battery life (18+ months)
Logitech
G613
Has six programmable keys and can connect via Bluetooth. Comes with an integrated palm rest.
Logitech
K350
Keyboard with curved layout and three years of battery life.
Logitech
Turret
Has backlit keys and comes with a retractable mouse pad. Also comes with a mouse.
Razer
Wired Mouse
 

Same concept as the wired keyboards, but with a mouse. These are mice that are connected to the PC with a cable. No batteries needed, just plug and play.

Model
Characteristics
Company
Gaming Mouse
Has customizable RGB backlights and six buttons.
VersionTECH
M601
Has five programmable buttons and 5 profiles. Has a system to modify the weight of the mouse to customize its inertia when moving.
Redragon
Wired Mouse
Comes with 7 programmable buttons and has LED backlist.
PICTEK
DRAKONIA
Has eleven programmable buttons, LED lights and internal memory for 5 profiles.
Sharkoon
M719
Has customizable RGB backlights and seven programmable buttons.
Redragon
G203
Has six programmable buttons and internal memory to remember the settings. Comes with adjustable backlit.
Logitech
Gaming mouse
Ten programmable buttons, five internal profiles and customizable backlight. Has a system that allows you modify the weight of the mouse to customize its inertia when moving.
TECKNET
Vertical Mouse
A vertical mouse (kind of like a Joystick) designed to be more ergonomic (places less strain on the wrist) than its horizontal peers.
J-Tech Digital
Rival 710
Has 6 programmable buttons and RGB backlighting.
SteelSeries
G402
Comes with eight programmable buttons and four DPI settings.
Logitech
M908
Has customizable color profiles for the RGB backlight. Has seven "normal" buttons and 12 programmable side buttons.
Redragon
AW558
Has 3 adjustable on the fly DPI settings and RGB backlights. Comes with 9 programmable buttons.
Alienware
R.A.T. 1
Has one internal profile for button configurations and 3 programmable buttons.
Mad Catz
FOKUS
An ambidextrous mouse that comes with eight programmable buttons and on the fly DPI shifting. Has adjustable RGB backlights. Memory for five internal profiles.
IOGEAR
Sensei 310
Ambidextrous mouse. Boasts 50 million clocks durability. Has eight programmable buttons.
SteelSeries
DeathAdder Elite
Comes with 7 programmable buttons and has customizable LED backlights. Made to last at least 50 million clicks.
Razer
M65
Has eight programmable buttons and a dedicated "sniper" button.
CORSAIR
Ironclaw
Has seven programmable buttons and is made to last at least 50 million clicks. Compatible with the Xbox One.
CORSAIR
Lancehead
Ambidextrous mouse. Has customizable color profiles. Has 8 programmable buttons. Offers on the fly DPI shifting
Razer
G502
Had a dual mode scrolling wheel to adjust the speed. Comes with eleven programmable buttons and on the fly DPI shifting.
Logitech
R.A.T. Pro S3
Boast 50 million click durability, 4 internal profiles for button configurations and eight programmable buttons.
Mad Catz
Mamba Elite
Comes with 9 programmable buttons. Has customizable color profiles and on the fly DPI shifting. Made to last at least 50 million clicks.
Razer
Rival 600
Designed to be ergonomic and has 7 programmable buttons.
SteelSeries
Scimitar
Has twelve additional programmable buttons and memory for three different profiles.
CORSAIR
Naga Trinity
Has 19 programmable buttons. Comes with 3 interchangeable side plates.
Razer
Viper Ultralight
Ambidextrous and light mouse. Has customizable color profiles. Has 8 programmable buttons.
Razer
R.A.T. 6
Has four profiles for button configurations and 11 programmable buttons. Durability for at least 50 million clicks.
Mad Catz
R.A.T. 8
Has four profiles for button configurations and 11 programmable buttons. Durability for at least 50 million clicks.
Mad Catz
G MX518
Has eight programmable buttons and memory for five profiles.
Logitech
Wireless Mouse

Mice that don´t need a cable to connect to the computer. They are connected either with Bluetooth or a USB dongle.

 
Model
Characteristics
Company
N30
Retro gaming mouse inspired by the NES controller.
8Bitdo
M570
A wireless mouse that comes with a trackball.
Logitech
Vertical Mouse
A vertical mouse (kind of like a Joystick) designed to be more ergonomic (places less strain on the wrist) than its horizontal peers.
J-Tech Digital
Vertical Mouse
A vertical mouse (kind of like a Joystick) designed to be more ergonomic (places less strain on the wrist) than its horizontal peers. Is both wired and wireless.
J-Tech
Rival 650
More than 24 hours of battery per charge, has 7 programmable buttons and RGB backlighting.
SteelSeries
Dark Core
Wired and wireless modes. Compatible with the Xbox One. Has RGB backlights and 6 side buttons with an internal memory for a profile.
CORSAIR
Harpoon
Can connect with Bluetooth or an USB adapter. Has 60 hours of battery life and six programmable buttons.
CORSAIR
Ironclaw
Can connect with Bluetooth or an USB adapter. Has a contoured shape and ten programmable buttons.
CORSAIR
M570
A wireless mouse that comes with a trackball.
Logitech
G602
Has tracking technology for different surfaces. Comes with 11 programmable buttons.
Logitech
G604
Comes with 15 programmable buttons. Can reach 240 hours of battery life with one AA battery.
Logitech
Conclusion
 

There are a variety of options if you want to play with a mouse and keyboard specialized for gaming.

 

You can find keyboards with and without a wrist rest, with backlight keys and even programmable macro keys, to automatize as much as you want of your game.

 

For the mouse, there are ambidextrous options, vertical ones that help with wrist strain, and even some that have as many buttons as a keypad, mostly made to play MOBAS and MMOs.

There are mice and keyboards to fit any and all tastes in every price range, however, some still find them too uncomfortable. If you too and prefer to play with a regular gamepad, don´t forget to check our controller collection here. Likewise, if you want more specialized controllers, here we have wheels, joysticks and fighting sticks.