The Best Keyboards and Mice for Office/Gaming – Winter 2023
Don’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 and Razer!
For Winter 2023, 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 by a long shot, essentially standing alone as the only brand with a full range of office-oriented peripherals. Next, we have the top 6 picks among gaming-specific products for mainstream and extreme gaming. Again, Logitech is a huge player, but it gets stiff competition from Razer in the mid-range of the market.
One thing to keep in mind is that just because a product has “gaming” in the name doesn’t mean it’s the real deal. We recommend models that we know will actually improve your gaming experience. Watch out for all the no-name brands that offer products that look the same but definitely do not perform at the same level!
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The Basic Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo –
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo$23While you may have an old keyboard and mouse sitting in your desk, treat yourself to a new wireless setup from Logitech, the MK270!
We really don't understand how Logitech can sell this for so little!
The Deluxe Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo –
Logitech MK735 Keyboard/Mouse Combo$72This 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.
This is the ideal home office setup!
The Deluxe Wireless Mouse –
Logitech MX Master 3S$100Nothing 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!
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$120The 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!
This keyboard is the perfect complement to the MX Master mouse above!
The Ultimate Business Keyboard –
Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Illuminated Keyboard$165Logitech 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!
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 –
Macally Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad$30Want to use your PC from the couch? Then pick up this Bluetooth wireless media keyboard with integrated trackpad, because mice are no fun to use on your lap!
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.
The Budget Gaming Keyboard –
Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard$45 The Guru’s Tip
The lighting on this keyboard can be controlled via Logitech's sleek G Hub software.
The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –
Razer BlackWidow V3 Clicky$118 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)$180 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 V3 X HyperSpeed Wireless$69 The Guru’s Tip
This mouse literally costs the same as all of its wired competition, making every wired mouse irrelevant. If you want something better, you'll have to spend a lot more on one of the mice below!!!
The Ultralight Gaming Mouse –
Logitech G Pro X Superlight$145 The Guru’s Tip
Whether you want the best full-featured gaming mouse of the best ultra-light mouse, Logitech has you covered at the high end!
The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse –
Logitech G502X Plus Lightspeed Wireless$154 The Guru’s Tip
No mouse on the market packs in more tech than the G502X!
- The Basic Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo – Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo ($23)
- The Deluxe Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo – Logitech MK735 Keyboard/Mouse Combo ($72)
- The Deluxe Wireless Mouse – Logitech MX Master 3S ($100)
- The Ultimate Business Keyboard – Logitech MX Keys Wireless Illuminated Keyboard ($120)
- The Ultimate Business Keyboard – Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Illuminated Keyboard ($165)
- The Home Theater Keyboard/Trackpad Combo – Macally Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad ($30)
- The Budget Gaming Keyboard – Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard ($45)
- The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Razer BlackWidow V3 Clicky ($118)
- The Typist's Gaming Keyboard – Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) ($180)
- The Pro Gaming Mouse – Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed Wireless ($69)
- The Ultralight Gaming Mouse – Logitech G Pro X Superlight ($145)
- The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse – Logitech G502X Plus Lightspeed Wireless ($154)