It’s always a great time to buy a keyboard — but it’s an especially good time to buy one right now. During the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals season. Your keyboard is the primary way you interact with your PC, so upgrading is one of the most dramatic improvements you can make to your computer for (relatively) cheap.
Of course, there are tons of keyboards to choose from, and the right keyboard for you will depend on what you’re using it for. If you’re a gamer, you’re probably looking for a low-latency connection (wired or 2.4GHz wireless), smooth, speedy switches, and something small enough to give you room to move your mouse. Recently, we’ve seen some of the of best gaming keyboards employ optical switches, which are not quite as satisfying to type on as mechanical switches, but are extremely fast and can be highly customizable. Oh, and per-key RGB usually doesn’t hurt.
If you’re an avid typist, you’re probably looking for a solidly-built mechanical keyboard with tactile or clicky switches — something you’ll enjoy typing on. Unfortunately, mechanical keyboards can be pretty pricey (though they can also be bought on a budget). But if your keyboard has hot-swappable switches, you can drop in new switches to change the feel. And, of course, you can usually swap your keycaps as well for a different look and feel.
Black Friday Keyboard Deals: Quick Links
Amazon: Save on HyperX, Corsair, and SteelSeries keyboards and peripherals (opens in new tab)
Amazon: Save up to 40% off Logitech keyboards and more (opens in new tab)
Drop: Save up to 70% off keyboards, keycaps, and switches (opens in new tab)
Mountain: Save up to 60% off keyboards and keycaps
We’ve rounded up the best keyboard deals below for you to peruse whether you’re looking for a gaming keyboard, a typing keyboard, a wireless productivity keyboard, or even keycaps and switches.