The Best Keyboards and Mice for Office/Gaming – Winter 2024

By Ari Altman | Published December 29, 2023 | Updated December 29, 2023

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 and Razer!

For Winter 2024, 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. While Logitech does have some great offerings, the majority of our picks come from its competitors, including Razer, Corsair, and a smaller player, SteelSeries, which offers the best value in gaming keyboards.

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!

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

    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 Ergonomic Keyboard / Mouse Combo

    Logitech Wave Keys MK670 Combo

    This combo includes two great Logitech products at one great price. It starts with the Wave Keyboard, first released in 2009 (which we bought at launch and used for years!), and revolutionized in 2023 to make it even better. The ergonomic shape puts your hands in a natural position, avoiding an awkward bend of your arms. The Wave also has a supportive wrist rest that optimally raises your wrists, and finally, the uniquely narrow frame of the keyboard provides a keypad while still allowing you to keep your mouse close at hand, avoiding the shoulder issues that can come from reaching too far for your mouse. And while this keyboard can be bought alone, we recommend getting it in a discounted combo with the 500 L mouse, sculpted for a comfortable grip by right-handers. Both peripherals connect wirelessly to your PC with a single tiny Bolt USB receiver. Note that if you want to try something totally different, go with Logitech’s Lift mouse, which turns the mouse sideways to do for mice what the Wave does for keyboards by placing your wrist in the most natural position possible.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This is the ideal home office setup!

  • The Deluxe Wireless Mouse

    Logitech MX Master 3S

    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 S Wireless Illuminated Keyboard

    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

    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

    Logitech K400

    Want to use your PC from the couch? Then pick up this wireless media keyboard 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.


  • The Budget Gaming Keyboard

    Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard

    Pick up a great keyboard at a great price with the G213. It’s quick, quiet, and responsive, and it also has sweet RGB backlighting, of course!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This keyboard can be customized using the Logitech GHub software.

  • The Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair reestablishes itself as the king of gaming keyboards with the K100, which builds upon the strengths of the K70 and K95, but adds even more tech! In addition to incredible build quality and lots of configuration options, it features optical-mechanical switches for the smoothest, fastest response.

    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

    Offering cutting-edge performance, there’s nothing like the Basilisk V3 for anywhere near the price. Ultra-sensitive 18K sensor, mechanical switches, Razer’s awesome HyperSpeed wireless system with up to 285 hours of battery life, and perfect ergonomics. It’s a great mouse!

    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

    Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Wireless

    Sometimes a product is so far ahead of the competition comes along that it resets the entire industry. So it is with the DeathAdder V3. Featuring the same ergonomic grip as the original from years ago that set the gaming world on fire, this is nonetheless leagues ahead of that classic. Weighing in at a scant 63g, while offering up a 30K DPI sensor, optical switches, wireless operation, and an incredible 90 hours of battery life, this is as cutting-edge as it gets. To have all of this in a mouse that weighs half as much as the best wireless mice from a few generations ago shows you just how far the bar has been raised!

    The Guru’s Tip

    There are so many ultra-light mice on the market these days, but Razer builds on years of know-how to make the best!

  • The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K70 RGB Pro MX Red

    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. It features Cherry’s classic MX Red switches, PBT Doubleshot keys for durability, a magnetic soft-touch palm rest, and 8,000Hz hyper-polling for amazing responsiveness. And yes, it also is fully blinged out with RGB!

    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse

    Logitech G502X Plus Lightspeed Wireless

    Logitech designed the G502X Lightspeed Wireless to be the ultimate technological tour de force in the gaming mouse industry. Featuring a mesmerizing 25K Hero sensor, hybrid optical-mechanical switches, RGB lighting, and the best wireless connectivity, it is impossible to beat. And you can even upgrade to ultra-elite status with the optional PowerPlay charging mat, which allows you to use it forever without stopping to charge thanks to the exclusive wireless charging capability!

    The Guru’s Tip

    While ultra-light mice are all the rage, weight isn't everything. The contoured grip, stylish RGB lighting, and above all, the array of buttons and advanced scroll wheel make this mouse truly stand out among high-end gaming mice. And yes, there is that awesome charging mat that no other manufacturer offers!

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