While console gamers have been more than happy to play their favorite titles using the age-old controller, many may not realize that there’s a whole world of performance potential to be unlocked by swapping for a keyboard and mouse.
The PC gamer’s setup allows users to be more versatile, much more accurate, and quicker in those decisive gun battles. Changing to a keyboard and mouse could literally see your game improve tenfold – especially when used in games optimized for the keyboard and mouse setup.
So, that being said, we’ve decided to compile a shortlist of the best keyboard and mouse combos for PS4. Our list has been compiled based on selection criteria which include performance, price, build quality, and design.
And whilst this guide is for PS4 users, we would be more than happy to use all these combos in a PC setup as well.
So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into it!
Our Top Picks
PS4 Mice & Keyboard Combos: First Look
This simple (yet effective) combo offers everything you’d need to try and take your gaming to the next level. Equipped with mouse, keyboard, and mouse pad, this combo offers it all.
Whilst not everyone is a fan of Razer’s products, we feel it’s the best out of the bunch in today’s article. Their holiday bundle is a combo of the Abyssus Essential mouse, Cynosa Chroma keyboard, and Goliathus mouse pad. A fantastic all-round combo that is sure to suit most people’s needs.
Whilst the Corsair loses out on gaming performance to the Razer bundle, it does with the Corsair Void Pro wireless headset which could sway your decision.
This bundle is comprised of Corsair’s K55 keyboard, Harpoon mouse, MM100 mouse pad, and Void Pro wireless headset. It’s what I consider as the perfect balance between gaming and everyday use peripherals.
It’s also the only bundle in this list that offers a headset for more accurate spatial awareness and in-game immersion.
One of the best value for money bundles in this guide, offering a highly accurate mechanical keyboard alongside an ambidextrous mouse.
For users on a budget that want the highest level of gaming performance, look no further. This great gaming combo offers a mechanical keyboard (for high response gaming) and an ambidextrous mouse to suit almost anyone’s needs.
Whilst the keyboard is the standout peripheral in this set, the mouse comes with some cool features that certainly appeal to many users.
Cooler Master offers up their MasterSet gaming combo, an entry-level bundle that outperforms its price tag. With full RGB access and an ergonomically designed mouse for claw-grip users, this unique bundle certainly offers something the others don’t.
The MS120 keyboard is one of the better offerings in this guide, providing mem-chanical switches that are described as “best of both worlds” The mouse offers a small form design that is ideal for claw-grip users, alongside a Pixart 3050 optical gaming sensor for high accuracy and excellent tracking.
Overall, a unique bundle that showcases good value for money.
Lastly, we have our budget pick, the ASUS Cerberus gaming combo. Usually, you wouldn’t expect ASUS to be at the bottom of the ‘best of’ pile, however, their low-end offering still lands our budget pick.
The Cerberus gaming combo is a mix of the Cerberus gaming keyboard and mouse – ASUS’ answer to entry-level gaming peripherals.
They don’t really offer anything special in terms of design features, however, for build quality and shape, both mouse and keyboard feel very well put together.
An excellent choice for first-time gamers looking to get a taste of the PC gaming experience.
Choosing a new peripheral for your specific needs (whether it’s for a PC or console set up) can be an extremely strenuous process, especially when you consider the number of different options that currently flood the market.
It requires hours of product research, performance benchmarking, and reviewing user feedback to get anywhere close to a definitive conclusion on what’s actually right.
If you aren’t tech-savvy and struggle to put the time aside to go through the above requirements, you may end up purchasing a keyboard and mouse combo that simply aren’t right for you.
Fear not though, friends! Here at WePC, we like to take the stress of research away, and transform the whole process into an easy-to-follow, complete buyers guide. That’s right, our team of PC enthusiasts has done all the hard work for you!
Testing the products we recommend is a huge part of the overall selection process in our best of guides. It’s a way to make sure what we recommend is, without a doubt, the best option in its specific category.
To be sure a product is “the best,” it must showcase excellent performance in our tests, and display better qualities and features than the competition it faces.
Most of the products we recommend here at WePC have gone through a strict testing process that involves everything from the price and performance, to build quality, efficiency, and aesthetics. Each product is pushed to the limit to see how it performs under intense stress to make sure it warrants our coveted top spot.
Doing this enables us to provide you with the most accurate review of how the product performs and, ultimately, whether it’s worth your hard-earned cash.
Sensor & DPI
One of the first things every gamer should consider when looking to buy a new mouse is the sensor it comes equipped with. The sensor is the most important factor when we discuss a mouse’s performance and dictates how accurate your movements will be.
The sensor sits at the bottom of the mouse and tracks the movements we make when gaming or browsing the web. Sensors have come a long way in the last decade or so, with the latest offerings bringing almost flawless performance to the table.
Whilst a lot of sensors are being produced by mice manufacturers these days, most are variations of the Pixart 3360/3389 – two of the best sensors available. These sensors provide the most accurate tracking, alongside a number of other benefits such as limited spin-out and high IPS.
As a general rule, if you’re looking to play competitive FPS shooters, always look for the best sensor available. However, if you’re playing MMO’s or RTS style games, the sensor won’t have as much of an impact on your game.
Another thing to consider with the sensor is its DPI. This stands for dots per inch and is a way of measuring the mouse’s max sensitivity. The higher the DPI, the more sensitive the mouse can be. Having said that, I wouldn’t worry too much about DPI. Most gamers don’t exceed 1,200 in modern-day gaming.
Shape, Size, And Weight
The second most important factor to consider when purchasing a mouse is its shape, size, and weight – in other words, its design. The design of a mouse plays a key role in your overall performance as not every mouse shape suits every hand size/grip style.
Fear not though, mice come in a whole plethora of shapes and sizes, catering to literally every type of hand size and grip style. As a general rule, we would recommend a shape that feels nice in your hand for most gaming styles. However, if you are looking to play competitive shooters (Call of Duty, etc) we recommend getting a mouse that is lightweight in design.
Having a lightweight gaming mouse will allow you to have quicker reflexes, potentially be more accurate, and actually game for longer – thanks to the reduced stress and strain on your arm.
Build quality is a fairly simple factor to explain, it’s the physical construction of the mouse and how good the materials are. Because mice can now cost you well over $100 (the best wireless gaming mice for example), you need to know that your mouse is built to stand the test of time. You do not want a high-end mouse breaking in two months’ time.
Luckily, all the mice selections we chose have been tested for robustness and longevity. And whilst not all of them are what we class as, “premium quality”, they all fit their respective price points well.
Finally, we have ergonomics. Usually, this means that the product has bee designed to interact better with humans – in this case, your hand. However, in mice, this usually means they have been designed specifically for right or left-handed users.
Ergonomics play a key role in your decision-making process as a well-engineered mouse design can give you extra grip and more accuracy.
Non-ergonomically designed mice (ambidextrous), are still very successful within the consuming market. However, a lot people prefer ergonomically design shapes over the former.
One of the first things you should be considering (as a gamer) when it comes to a keyboard purchase is the switches. Switches now come in a whole variety of styles, with each having a different feel and impact on your gaming performance.
Switches are found under each of the keys on your keyboard and are the mechanism that sends the keypress signal to the PC/console. There are two main types of switch technology, membrane and mechanical, with the latter being more desirable to gamers.
Having said that, for a lot of hobbyists, the general thinking is that switches probably won’t make a great deal of difference to their gaming performance. And if truth be told, that was my way of thinking as well. However, going from membrane to mechanical switches is like night and day. The difference is clear and apparent – in more than just gaming too.
Keeping this as short as possible, if you’re looking for a quiet actuation and spongey keypresses, a membrane keyboard is exactly what you’re looking for. A select number of typists prefer this style of keyboard.
If you’re looking for rapid actuation, instant tactile response, low travel time, and don’t mind a clicky sound when you type, a mechanical keyboard is 100% the way to go.
Form factor is actually fairly important when considering your next keyboard, mainly because smaller form factors physically don’t have the same number of keys as full-size keyboards.
When referencing form factor in a keyboard, we refer to its size and how many keys it has to offer. The main form factors for keyboards are:
- TKL (TenKeyLess)
- 60% size
Full size is the most generic size of keyboard available, offering a full set of letters, numbers, and function keys – including a number pad.
A TKL keyboards offer pretty much the same without the number pad.
A 60% keyboard, however, is where things get a little more interesting. At this size, many of the keys get compromised to reduce the overall footprint of the board. Users lose most of the function keys and the number pad.
Users do actually have the option to go smaller than this, with a 40% keyboard that really does whittle things down to the bare minimum. Having said that, I think even 60% is pushing as far as gaming is concerned. Whilst you can still play games relatively easily, these boards simply don’t have the same level of versatility as the TKL and full-size alternatives.
As we mentioned above with the mice, build quality for keyboards is a pretty self-explanatory factor which refers to materials used and overall construction quality. Like mice, keyboards can now cost you well over $150, and, let’s be honest, you don’t want to be splashing out on a new one every time you have a small rage outburst.
We have put each of the keyboards through a robustness test to see how it performed under stressful scenarios. All our recommendations passed based on their results compared to their price.
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Great sensor in the mouse
Chroma syncs RGB across the three products
Very attractive aesthetic design
Mouse pad is of good quality
The Razer holiday bundle is a great starter kit for any gamer, even more so for those already experienced in gaming and want to take their performance to the next level. It consists of the Razer Cynosa keyboard, Abyssus mouse, and Goliathus Chroma mouse pad – all of which can be synced using the Razer Synapse software.
Let’s kick start by looking at the mouse. It’s the Razer Abyssus Essential which, for me, is a great all-round mouse that offers fantastic grip, stunning aesthetics, and a design that is both elegant and gamey. It comes equipped with a very accurate 7,200 DPI optical sensor that offers great tracking, very little acceleration, and good in-game performance. Whilst this is a fairly basic mouse, it feels great for FPS shooters thanks to its lightweight design.
Moving onto the keyboard, the bundle offers up the Razer Cynosa, their entry-level membrane keyboard. While this isn’t mechanical, it still offers up a great amount of gaming potential. The dome switches feel fairly responsive and require low-medium actuation force. It comes fully RGB backlit with each individual key being customizable within the Synapse software.
Finally, and unlike many combos in this list, the Razer combo comes equipped with a mouse pad as well – the Razer Goliathus Chroma. This pad offers a soft finish that is very effective when it comes to gaming – especially ones that require pinpoint accuracy. It also has Razer’s RGB lighting system around its edge, completing the overall look of the set.
Overall, what we have here is a fantastic bundle that pretty much ticks every box.
Reliable mouse sensor
Includes mouse pad and gaming headset
Great value for money
Keyboard isn’t mechanical
Mouse is considered entry level
Next up we have the Corsair Pro Wired gaming bundle, a combination of everything you could possibly need to get you up and running in your favorite gaming titles. Not only does this bundle come with a mouse, keyboard, and mouse pad, but it also comes with a headset too!
Sitting at the heart of this combo lies the fantastic Corsair K55 – a keyboard that showcases very good value for money and excellent gaming performance. Unfortunately, and like the Razer bundle, the K55 is not a mechanical keyboard – it’s another membrane offering. Having said that, this keyboard has been custom-designed to try and feel like one. The dome switches in this board and extremely responsive and come equipped with a mechanical-esque actuation. Now, I’m not saying this thing is as good as a mechanical board because it’s not. But comparing it to other membrane alternatives, it’s not half bad. The keyboard comes with RGB that can be customized in the Corsair software suite for brilliant aesthetic results.
The mouse is Corsair’s Harpoon RGB Pro, a mouse we’ve put to the test in numerous other scenarios in the past. While this mouse is entry-level, we still think this mouse showcases fantastic value for money – especially when you take its lightweight design and sensor performance into consideration. The sensor is the PMW 3320 which, yes, is a little outdated. However, for the hobbyists out there that don’t want to break the bank, this will serve them extremely well. The Harpoon comes with attractive RGB and a design that should please most people – albeit a little on the smaller side.
The bundle also comes equipped with a Void Pro headset and MM100 mouse pad to really get you up and running. The mouse pad offers a smooth finish which is great for tracking and accuracy. The headset is one we’ve tested in the past and got our seal of approval for being immersive and spatially aware.
All-in-all, this bundle is probably one of the best when referencing value for money. If you’re looking for everything you need to get started, look no further.
One of the best budget mechanical keyboards around
Very responsive clicky Blue switches
Comes with additional mousepad
Mouse is extremely basic
Very loud key clicks
The Redragon keyboard and mouse combo is up there with our favorites – mainly because it offers a mechanical keyboard that outperforms its rivals. This might be one of the cheapest combos in our guide (narrowly beaten by the Asus Combo), but don’t let that fool you. the Redragon combo still showcases fantastic value for money and performance in abundance.
The keyboard is Redragon’s hugely popular K555 RGB, one of the best budget mechanical keyboards money can buy. It comes to the table offering Cherry Blue equivalent switches (Outemo Blue), providing very good actuation, excellent response, and a tactile feel. The K555 offers vibrant RGB, 12 multimedia keys, a water-resistant design, and molded keycaps for added comfort. It doesn’t stop there though, the keyboard also comes with a very comfortable wrist-rest that helps take away some of the strain incurred over long gaming sessions.
Moving onto the mouse, we have the Redragon M710 RGB. This is an entry-level mouse that offers a fairly basic design. Having said that, there are some cool features that might satisfy your needs. First of all, the RGB on this thing is very vibrant, putting higher-priced alternatives to shame. The sensor offers 10,000 DPI, 20G acceleration, and an ergonomic design that provides comfort and confidence to your gameplay. As an added bonus, users have the ability to alter the weight of this mouse with changeable weights found in the base of the shell. So, if the M710 RGB doesn’t meet your weight requirements, simply add some more until you find the desired weight.
Basically, what we have here is an entry-level keyboard and mouse combo that would be perfect for first-time gamers wanting to give the PC style setup a go.
Great in-game performance
Improved claw-grip mouse design
Comes with hybrid Mem-chanical switches
Anti-ghosting and ultra responsive keyboard
Most people out there will know of Cooler Master for their high-performance cases and cooling solutions. However, what people may not know is, Cooler Master also does fantastic peripherals as well – two of which are in this bundle.
The keyboard comes in the shape of their MS120 gaming edition. It’s a custom-designed board for games that comes equipped with a bunch of quality features to make your in-game life more versatile. One of the standout features of this board has to be the hybrid “mem-chanical” switches it offers. These are a “best-of-both-worlds” style switch that showcases mechanical-like actuation and response, with the internal design of a membrane dome switch. The keyboard is a full-size keyboard with all function keys in place, alongside the generic number pad too. It comes with RGB backlighting that offers a number of different presets, providing a style and aesthetics that is sure to meet your needs.
The mouse is the Mastermouse MM520, a powerful gaming mouse that boasts a PMW3360 sensor – one of the best gaming sensors from the last 5 years. The sensor is extremely responsive and almost pixel-accurate – meaning your movements will be tracked to the highest level. The mouse is custom-designed for claw-grip users, so this set won’t be right for everyone’s personal needs. Having said that, and as far as this kind of shape goes, I feel this mouse does a very good job in most gaming scenarios.
So, what we have here is another very good offering in the keyboard and mouse combo market place. It falls under the $100 price bracket making it very good value for money.
Nice entry-level combo
Good for most gaming styles
Stylish gamey design
Ambidextrous mouse that feels very comfortable
Good Value for money
Not the best build quality
Lacks premium features
Lastly, we have the budget pick in this keyboard and mouse combo guide – the ASUS Cerberus gaming combo. While this may be the cheapest on offer, it still possesses plenty of features and benefits that might be exactly what you’re looking for. So, let’s dive into it.
The mouse is ASUS’ Cerberus gaming mouse. It comes to the table offering a nice design, an accurate tracking sensor (up to 2,500 DPI), and 6 programmable buttons for in-game binds. ASUS has given this mouse a fairly obvious gaming design that I feel looks pretty damn good. Although it is on the gamey side, I still feel it looks stylish enough to be used in most general-use scenarios. The ambidextrous shape caters this mouse to both left and right-handed users, while also coming with 6 bindable buttons for games that require it. The sensor feels sharp and accurate, providing u to 2,500 DPI which, let’s be honest, is more than enough for most users. It also comes with four rubberized feet that enable precise adjustments in the heat of battle.
ASUS has paired this with their Cerberus gaming keyboard, a membrane board that offers some cool features such as splash-proof water resistance and RGB. The board is a full-size board that comes with all function keys and a number pad – as you’d expect. It offers 19KRO (Key rollover) which is great for playing those MMO style titles that require a certain element of button bashing. Unfortunately, the switches are rubber dome membrane, offering a spongey and light actuation feel. Having said that, they aren’t the worst feeling switches we’ve ever used, so it’s still a step up from true entry-level membrane boards. With a backlit design that offers 4 modes, you’ll be able to customize this to your choosing – albeit quite limited.
Ultimately, what we have here is an entry-level keyboard and mouse combo. Having said that, if you don’t wanna splash out a tonne of money, this could be a fantastic option for someone looking to try out the PC setup on PS4.
So that’s all folks, we hope you enjoyed this comprehensive breakdown to the best keyboard and mouse combo for PS4 gamers, with the best of the bunch being the Razer Holiday Bundle. Every keyboard and mouse has been tested in the WePC studio and recommended based on a number of different factors. We’ve tried to cover a number of different price points to ensure there is something that suits your budgetary requirements.