Wired mice might be slightly less convenient than wireless, but when you want to keep input lag and connection interruptions to a minimum, they’re indispensable. This Razer Viper mouse isn’t just great as a corded option, it’s also ambidextrous, so anyone can use it. Plus, it’s considerably cheaper than its wireless cousin, which is one of our favorite gaming mice.
SteelSeries regularly impresses us with its gaming peripherals, and the SteelSeries Prime Wireless gaming mouse is no exception. It’s our top overall pick for gaming mice, thanks to its understated design, uncluttered button layout, and generous wireless range.
The Logitech G305 may not have as many bells and whistles as more expensive gaming mice, but if you need something reliable, it’s hard to beat. Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has used the Logitech G305 for over two years without ever having a problem. It takes a single AA battery and can last for months with one.
The Roccat Kone Pro Air is one of our favorite gaming mice, not only because it has outlandish, semi-transparent LED buttons, but because of its deeply satisfying click. If you’re the kind of person to get an emotional high from clicky mechanical keyboards, then this mouse pairs well with your sensory palette.
Highly customizable mice can be powerful tools for gaming (or for work) and while the Razer Basilisk Ultimate has cycled off our list of best gaming mice, it remains a solid option. It has 11 programmable buttons, a comfortable ergonomic design, and a highly sensitive optical sensor.
Giant keyboards with an excessive number of extra keys had their day. Now, it’s all about compact boards, like this 60 percent keyboard, the Razer Huntsman Mini. This is one of our favorite mechanical keyboards for gaming, thanks to its compact size, RGB backlighting, and satisfyingly clicky keys.
There’s no more stylish way to streamline your productivity—or if you’re a streamer, your broadcasts—than with a customizable command deck. The Elgato Stream Deck is one of the most popular tools for this, with 15 programmable LCD keys that can be customized to launch certain apps, running scripts, or integrating directly with the apps you’re using. It’s rare that the Stream Deck drops to a price this low, so it’s a great time to grab one.
When you think “gaming hardware,” your mind might not immediately jump to routers, but if you play online, perhaps you should. This router from Netgear supports Wi-Fi 6 and comes with an impressive array of advanced tools that can help players get their ping down and allocate bandwidth not just to the device they’re playing on, but even to the specific game they’re playing.
There’s a decent chance you’ve seen this microphone before if you spend any time watching streamers on Twitch. It’s one of the more popular USB condenser microphones—and for good reason. Not only does it pick up stellar vocal audio like other condenser mics, but it has built-in LEDs to light up that striking red column, which might be why so many streamers flock to it.
PC Game Deals
Every month, PlayStation Plus doles out a few free games, plus discounts on countless others. Over the course of a year, this subscription can pay for itself even at its normal price of $60 a year. Of course, it regularly goes on sale for less than that—like right now, when you can top off your membership for just $40.
This deal is going in and out of stock. We’re keeping them up just in case it comes back.