The Best Keyboards and Mice for Office/Gaming – Summer 2022

By Ari Altman | Published June 22, 2022 | Updated June 22, 2022

Logitech MX Master 3Don’t Just Upgrade Your PC, Upgrade Your Experience!

As much as personal PCs have changed since their release over four decades ago, two things have remained fundamentally the same: the keyboard and mouse. And we have a feeling they’ll be with us for decades to come. With that said, we definitely don’t recommend you saddle your new PC with the same old peripherals you’ve been using for years! Stepping up to a modern keyboard and mouse can make your computing experience come alive again, which shouldn’t be too surprising if you consider that they are the two main touchpoints that connect you to your computer.

Our Latest Picks, Featuring Logitech, Corsair, and Razer!

For Summer 2022, we list our top dozen picks to cater to every user out there. First, you have our top 6 picks for home and small office products. Here, Logitech leads the way, although Microsoft makes an appearance as well. Next, we have the top 6 picks among gaming-specific products for mainstream and extreme gaming. Keep in mind that just because a product has “gaming” in the name doesn’t mean it’s the real deal. We’ve picked out models from Logitech, Corsair, and Razer, that we know will actually improve your gaming experience!

Parting Thoughts

We provide direct Amazon links to all the gear we recommend, and they will auto-convert for readers in Canada, the UK, and parts of the EU, with regional substitutions made automatically where necessary. If you find a product you like in this guide, please use our links to purchase it, which helps support continued development of this site!

Home/Small Office

  • The Basic Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo

    Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

    $28
    While you may have an old keyboard and mouse sitting in your desk, treat yourself to a new wireless setup from Logitech, the MK270!
    The Guru’s Tip

    We really don't understand how Logitech can sell this for so little!

  • The Deluxe Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo

    Logitech MK735 Keyboard/Mouse Combo

    $77
    This combo includes two great Logitech products at one great price. The keyboard has built-in media keys and a wrist rest, along with a handy LCD display to show status of various options like caps and num lock. The mouse is ergonomically designed and offers 7 customizable buttons. Both peripherals connect to your PC with a single tiny, Logitech Unifying USB receiver.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This is the ideal home office setup!

  • The Deluxe Wireless Mouse

    Logitech MX Master 3S

    $100
    Nothing can bog you down faster than a mouse tangled up on its cord. So we strongly recommend a wireless mouse, but not just any wireless mouse – the MX Master 3S from Logitech has an incredibly comfortable profile, ideal for use all day long, along with the most innovative scroll wheel ever to make its way onto a mouse. Its built-in battery will last up to 70 days before needing a charge, and the 3S can even track on glass, thanks to its highly-optimized 8000dpi sensor!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This mouse uses USB Type-C to charge, and will pick up 3 hours of charge in just 1 minute!

  • The Ultimate Business Keyboard

    Logitech MX Keys Wireless Illuminated Keyboard

    $120
    The sleek, full-featured keyboard is our top pick for serious office productivity use. The low-profile keys and metal frame give it a very professional look and feel, along with a solid typing experience. It also offers backlighting to make typing in the dimly-lit conditions easier, and being wireless, you can easily move it out of the way when you need more desk space. Finally, Logitech’s Flow Control software allows you to use it on multiple systems simultaneously!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This keyboard is the perfect complement to the MX Master mouse above!

  • The Ultimate Business Keyboard

    Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Illuminated Keyboard

    $170
    Logitech has cooked up the ultimate productivity keyboard with its MX Mechanical. As the name suggests, you’re getting genuine mechanical switches for responsiveness that’s leagues ahead of rubber dome switches. Logitech has selected a low-profile switch, which keeps the profile of the keyboard slim and cuts down on excess travel to make the keys feel even faster. That alone would be enough, but Logitech has also amazingly designed the MX Mechanical to be both illuminated and wireless. The built-in battery will hold a charge for up to 15 days when illuminated, and up to 10 months with the backlighting off. Basically, you can have it your way: run it with the USB-C cable connected for non-stop illumination, go fully wireless and plug in ever few weeks, or shut off the lights if you don’t need them and go wireless for nearly a year! Of course, you still get multiple connection options, including the advanced Bolt USB receiver or Bluetooth Low Energy, plus Logitech’s unique Flow  system for running on 3 systems simultaneously!
    The Guru’s Tip

    As much as the MX Keys model above is a top-notch choice, once you try a mechanical keyboard, you won't want to go back!

  • The Home Theater Keyboard/Trackpad Combo

    Microsoft Wireless Media Keyboard

    $30
    Want to use your PC from the couch? Then pick up the wireless media keyboard from Microsoft, with integrated trackpad, because mice are no fun to use on your lap!
    The Guru’s Tip

    While primarily designed for using media PCs from the couch, this is also a great option for any PC with limited space, such as kitchen PCs on a countertop.

Gaming

  • The Budget Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K55 RGB Pro

    $50
    Pick up a great keyboard at a great price with the K55. It offers IP42-rated dust and spill resistance, zoned RGB backlighting, dedicated macro and media keys, plus quiet keys with a tactile bump to provide great feedback with low noise levels!
    The Guru’s Tip

    The lighting on this keyboard can be controlled via the Corsair iCUE software.

  • The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Rapidfire

    $136
    The Corsair K70 set the standard for mechanical gaming keyboards and is still the benchmark by which all others are judged. With its solid aluminum construction and detachable wrist rest, it’s a truly premium option. And for the very fastest gameplay, there’s nothing better than the Rapidfire version, which uses Cherry’s unbeaten MX Speed switches. Their short throw give you amazing response and feel.
    The Guru’s Tip

    Once you try mechanical switches, membrane keyboards will be a distant memory!

  • The Typist's Gaming Keyboard

    Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky)

    $229
    Best. Keyboard. Ever. And the only wireless mechanical keyboard with full RGB lighting on the market. This thing is a dream come true, so sleek, so responsive. Honestly, it’s in a class of its own.
    The Guru’s Tip

    Ultra-responsive switches, a premium design, wireless, plus RGB. There is nothing else like it!

  • The Pro Gaming Mouse

    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless

    $38
    Offering cutting-edge performance, there’s nothing like the Basilisk X for anywhere near the price. Ultra-sensitive sensor, Razer’s awesome HyperSpeed wireless system, and perfect ergonomics. It’s a great mouse!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This mouse literally costs the same as all of its wired competition, and yet you get the freedom of wireless, which is priceless!

  • The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse

    Razer Basilisk Ultimate HyperSpeed

    $121
    Go for the best mouse in the business, period. Featuring a 20,000dpi sensor, Razer’s awesome HyperSpeed wireless system, and a perfect ergonomic design, this model can’t be beat! And in addition to its 100-hour battery life, it’s also incredibly light, at just 107g!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Razer has long set the standards for gaming mice, and the Basilisk Ultimate is no different!

  • The Ultralight Gaming Mouse

    Logitech G Pro X Superlight

    $139
    Logitech has a long history of pioneering the best wireless peripherals, and with the Pro X has taken that to the next level, engineering an ultra-responsive wireless mouse that is somehow just 63 grams, or about half the weight of typical wireless gaming mice. Combined with the 25,600dpi HERO sensor and extra-large PTFE feet, it’s ultra-smooth, and ultra-fast. If you want effortless control, this is the one!
    The Guru’s Tip

    While there are many corded ultralights out there, we think combining a cord with an ultralight defeats the purpose of going light in the first place: limitless control!

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