Wireless, wired, mechanical or membrane? Whichever kind of keyboard you fancy, you're sure to find a sweet deal this Black Friday.
Anyone who spends a decent chunk of their day behind a desk knows how important it is to have a comfortable keyboard. Normally, investing in a decent keyboard can set you back a few hundred dollars, but with Black Friday upon us again, you can save some serious cash by taking advantage of the deals in the table below:
|Product||Retailer||Original price||Discounted price||Discount||Buy it|
|Rosewill Neon K51 mechanical keyboard||Newegg||$92.40||$36.30||60.71%||Go to site|
|HyperX Alloy Elite mechanical keyboard||Amazon||$159.00||$92.72||41.69%||Go to site|
|HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard||Kogan||$149.00||$97.00||34.90%||Go to site|
|Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma mechanical keyboard||Amazon||$237.00||$154.54||34.79%||Go to site|
|HyperX Alloy FPS Pro mechanical keyboard||Kogan||$119.00||$78.00||34.45%||Go to site|
|Razer Ornata Chroma mechanical keyboard||Bing Lee||$169.95||$119.20||29.86%||Go to site|
|Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse||Dell||$56.00||$42.56||24.00%||Go to site|
|Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 mechanical keyboard||eBay||$279.00||$223.20 with code PEPPY||20.00%||Go to site|
|Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 mechanical keyboard||eBay||$265.00||$212 with code PEPPY||20.00%||Go to site|
|Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mechanical keyboard||eBay||$289.00||$231.20 with code PEPPY||20.00%||Go to site|
|Thermaltake eSports Challenger Edge Pro RGB mechanical keyboard||eBay||$94.00||$75.20 with code PEPPY||20.00%||Go to site|
|Logitech MK345 wireless keyboard and mouse pack||Kogan||$58.00||$49.00||15.52%||Go to site|
|Logitech G613 wireless mechanical keyboard||Amazon||$169.95||$164.11||3.44%||Go to site|
What to consider when purchasing a keyboard on Black Friday
There are two main types of keyboards: mechanical and membrane. Those names refer to the types of switches that trigger when you press a key, with mechanical switches using physical components to register keypresses and membrane switches using electrical signals to do the same. In practical terms, this results in mechanical keyboards providing firmer resistance when you hit the keys while membrane keyboards are softer and quieter.
Wired or wireless?
Wireless keyboards are always going to be more convenient than wired keyboards thanks to their range and portability, but there are plenty of reasons to choose a wired keyboard instead. For one, you don't have to worry about the battery dying out in the middle of a heated online gaming session, nor do you have to contend with interference from other wireless devices. Plus you minimise any latency between pressing a key and the command registering on your computer, which is another critical factor for gamers of both the online and offline variety.