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The Gaming Mouse and Gaming Keyboard Buying Guide

The Gaming Mouse and Gaming Keyboard Buying Guide


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Are you looking for the ultimate way to enhance your gaming experience and give yourself an advantage on the battlefield or in-game? A high-quality gaming mouse and gaming keyboard are great choices for anyone looking to maximize their potential as a gamer. If you play on PC, then having one of the mice or keyboards from our collection is the best way to get ahead. If you happen to be in the market for a little upgrade in your gaming setup, then you have come to the right place because in this article, we are looking at what to look for in a good gaming keyboard and mouse, the benefits of wired vs wireless, and why you may want to upgrade in the first place.

Wired vs Wireless

This is constantly a topic of discussion in the gaming industry. Which one is better? Which one provides the best value for money? Which one provides the best in-game experience.

You are going to hate us, but the answer is, it depends. There are quite a few differences between wired and wireless keyboards, and the benefits and drawbacks of each depend on you as a consumer and as a gamer. The most obvious one is that wireless keyboards don't have to be physically plugged into your PC, whereas wired ones do. As a result of this, wireless keyboards are easier to store and require less effort to set up on your desktop. They can usually be used up to 30 feet away from your device, which is a much longer distance than the 6-foot cable that most wired keyboards are equipped with.

Wired keyboards aren't without their advantages, however. Since they're directly connected to your PC, their performance can't be compromised by signal interference. Additionally, you don't have to worry about wireless keyboards' input lag.

  • If you don't want any clutter or mess, then wireless is great
  • Wireless keyboards tend to be more mobile and are perfect for grab-and-go gaming.
  • Wired keyboards offer better latency and connection.
  • Typically wired keyboards are not as expensive.

Gaming Mouse and Gaming Keyboard Buying Guide

The Checklist

At DID, we are of the belief that you should always do your research before you buy something, particularly if it is expensive. We are no different when it comes to gaming mice and keyboards. Here are 3 things that we look for when it comes to buying a gaming mouse or laptop:

Mouse

  1. Is it lightweight in design? – Many mice can be large and clunky, and this makes movement very awkward in-game. As a gamer, you want a mouse that is light, easy and quick to manoeuvre, and a comfortable position for your fingers, wrist, and palm.

  2. Precision – many new gaming mice come with optical sensors that make them ultra-precise. This is particularly important in shooting games, where you need to be laser accurate to succeed.

  3. Comfort and durability – if you are willing to spend upwards of €50 on a gaming mouse, then it is safe to assume that you are preparing for some long gaming sessions ahead. Having a mouse that is not only light, but also designed so that your hand is less likely to get a cramp or experience pain, is a win.

 

Keyboard

  1. Responsiveness– are the keys responsive/quick when you push them?

  2. Design – Each company has unique designs, and many of them cater to different things, but having a durable, low profile, and comfortable keyboard is a win-win.

  3. Price– this is always a key factor in any purchase. Budget for the keyboard that you want, by all means, but remember, you don't need to spend €500 and get the best keyboard ever when there are many affordable alternatives that could suit what you are looking for.

Gaming Mouse and Gaming Keyboard Buying Guide

Our Collection

Both in-store and online, we have alarge range of gaming mice and keyboards from leading brands like Razer and Corsair. Each piece in our collection comes at a great price and would look just perfect at your gaming desk. So be sure to pop into one ofour 23 stores nationwide to take a look at your next gaming accessory in the flesh, or of course, shop online and order fordelivery or click and collect. You'll be happy you did.

 

FAQs

 

What is the difference between a wired and wireless mouse?

A wired mouse requires the addition of a wire or dongle, while a wireless mouse work on the principle of Bluetooth connectivity. The pros and cons for both are the same as wired and Bluetooth keyboards.

How do I know if my new keyboard keys are compatible with my keyboard?

Typically you can find the compatibility of the board in its description box, however, there should never be any worry because most keys and boards are compatible with OS and PC.

Are gaming accessories expensive?

This one depends on your budget and how much you are willing to pay. Many gaming accessories can be expensive, but there are loads of great options at different price points. Try shopping around the summer or winter sales to find an even better bargain.

 

 A little bit Extra - Optical Sensors and Gaming Mice

 

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