Black Friday presents a great opportunity to save on peripherals for yourself and your family members. Even the best gaming keyboards are usually in a great price range to give them as a gift, and the best Black Friday deals make them even more affordable.
Most gaming keyboards worth their salt are mechanical, and while it’s easy to underestimate how much using a mechanical keyboard can improve your typing experience, think of it as the difference between using a touchscreen and a membrane keyboard. The best mechanical keyboards have much greater feedback and satisfaction for each keystroke, and if you haven’t tried one yet or still have family you need to convince, now’s a great time to do so.
Many gaming keyboards also often come with extra buttons that you can program either to input specific keys or even entire strings of keys (called “macros”). Plus, don’t forget the RGB lighting that most include, which lets you rock your gamer style and can even help you game in dark environments more easily. Some RGB lighting is even reactive to what happens in game, upping your immersion.
Don’t underestimate how much a gaming keyboard can help with non-gaming tasks, either. If you grew up with a typewriter or an old terminal, prepare yourself for a similarly satisfying clunk on your keystokes.
Below, we’re listing all the best Black Friday gaming keyboard deals we can find. Stay tuned throughout the end of November to get your hands on a great new plank.
Specs to Look For: Black Friday Gaming Keyboard Deals
Size – Gaming keyboards come in a variety of sizes, from full-size (includes a numpad) to tenkeyless (does not include a tenkey) to 65% (no function row or tenkey) to 60% (no function row, tenkey or arrow keys). Take note of how much desk space you have and which buttons you need before shopping.
Switch – Gaming keyboards come with a wide variety of switches, often from either Cherry MX or Kailh but sometimes from smaller companies or even from the keyboard manufacturer itself. There’s three major types of switches. Linear switches (ex: Cherry MX Red) are quieter and actuate faster because they go straight down. Clicky switches (ex: Cherry MX Blue) offer much more feedback and make a pleasant click noise when depressed. Tactile (ex: Cherry MX Brown) switches are like clicky but make no click noise. There are also unique switches such optical or electro-capacitive, plus membrane gaming keyboards (which usually aren’t worth it, but occasionally surprise us).
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While you can game on pretty much any keyboard, we’re also keeping track of deals on keyboards made specifically with productivity in mind.
You can find even more savings at our best Black Friday PC gaming deals page. We’re also tracking the best Black Friday monitor deals, best Black Friday CPU deals, best Black Friday SSD deals, best Black Friday gaming laptop deals, best Black Friday 3D printer deals, best Black Friday Raspberry Pi deals and the Best Black Friday PC hardware deals overall.