A gaming keyboard and mouse aren't really the first peripherals that come to mind when it comes to console gaming. However, with increased curiosity about PC gaming and with more and more people looking for that console-based keyboard and mouse experience, next-gen consoles along with more developers are making the PC experience much more accessible. Although currently not all games for Playstation support keyboard and mouse input (and at the moment there are no PS5 only titles that support keyboard and mouse input, but there are titles PS4 that support it), there are a few tricks and devices that you could use to trick your consoles into thinking you're using a controller.
With the PS5 sporting four USB ports in total (one USB-C Superspeed port and one USB-A Hi-Speed port on the front, and a pair of USB-A Superspeed ports on the back), there's plenty to enjoy. space to connect your keyboard and mouse (or dongles for both) with an external drive or wireless headset dongle. All of the keyboard and mouse combos listed below are compatible with the Playstation 5 and all are solid additions to your Playstation 5 setup.
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Razer All-Star Gaming Bundle
(Razer Blackshark V2 X, Razer Viper, Razer Ornata V2 RVB, Razer Gigantus V2 XXL)
Getting a complete setup for a console might seem a bit silly, but when you can get some of the best peripherals out there for an incredibly low price, it almost seems like a no-brainer.
The Razer All-Star Gaming Bundle comes with Razer's incredibly popular Blackshark V2 X headset, as well as the Razer Viper mouse, Razer Ornata V2 RGB keyboard, one of the best membrane keyboards and the Gigantus V2 XXL mouse pad which will cover just about any desktop setup. Considering you get all of this for around $180, which would be the full price of a high-end keyboard and mouse, this bundle is definitely worth considering.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60/Pulsefire Raid
For those who don't need a full setup, don't want to spend big bucks, and still want high-quality, high-performance products, the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 and Pulsefire Raid Mouse (or thereabouts) any mouse in the Pulsefire range for that matter) make this a perfect pair to match your Playstation 5.
Since you only use the keyboard for gaming, and rarely for anything typing, the Origins 60 combines high performance with a small form factor, which means it won't take plenty of room on your desk. The Origins 60 is one of the best 60% keyboards out there and one of the best gaming keyboards overall, making it a great addition for the PS5. The Pulsefire Raid is one of the most economical FPS focus mice on the market, with 11 programmable buttons and a 16 DPI sensor, allowing for fast and smooth movement. While the Pulsefire Raid is overshadowed by more expensive models like the Logitech G000 and G502 and the Razer Deathadder V703, it's a very worthy pickup that'll set you back half the price of any Logitech or Razer mouse.
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Ok, so you don't have a desktop setup for your Playstation 5. Instead, you keep it old fashioned and the PS5 is hooked up to your 4K TV, but you want to see what that experience is all about PC-like. The Razer Turret is the best addition here. The Razer Turret is a lapboard that, as the name suggests, is meant to be used on your lap. It also has a sliding magnetic mouse pad that the Deathadder type mouse included in the turret operates on.
The Turret board itself is a keyless mechanical keyboard which, along with the mouse, works wirelessly via a 2,4GHz dongle that needs to plug into the front of your Playstation 5. The only downside to the Turret is its price high over $200. However, at the high price, you get the couch PC experience with one of, if not the best console-dedicated keyboard and mouse combo on the market.
Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Keyboard / Lightspeed G603 Mouse
Sticking to the wireless theme for a second, while the Logitech G613 isn't a lapboard, its wireless capabilities can give it a sort of lapboard experience. The only thing you would have to figure out is the mouse pad for the G603 wireless mouse, which is actually easier than otherwise. And, if we're being honest, it's a much cheaper alternative to the Razer Turret, though you have to buy a separate little mouse pad to keep next to you.
While the two are technically separate peripherals, when paired together they make a perfect Logitech-themed addition for the console. The G613 keyboard and G603 mouse connect wirelessly via a 2,4 GHz wireless dongle and via Bluetooth. Dual keyboard and mouse connectivity allows both devices to connect to the PS5 and other devices simultaneously. It might not seem like a big selling type of feature, but it's a nice quality of life that if you want to use both keyboard and mouse on maybe a good PC or even a tablet you don't You don't have to worry about re-pairing the devices every time. The G613 runs on Logitech's Romer-G mechanical switches while the G603 mouse features a 12 DPI sensor. Both also offer a one-millisecond report rate, which results in near-immediate in-game response time.
Corsair K55/Corsair Harpoon
If there's anything Corsair's K55 keyboard and Harpoon mouse combo proves, it's that you don't need to spend over $100 to get a quality keyboard and mouse combo for the PS5. . The K55 and Harpoon RGB mice are both wired, which makes them more ideal for a desktop setup, and while they're not as powerful as the combos mentioned above, you'd be hard-pressed to find a combo as good. good under $100.
The K55 is a full-size membrane keyboard that features RGB backlighting and a fairly solid and removable wrist rest, which is necessary for long gaming sessions. The Harpoon has six programmable buttons, an illumination RGB in the logo, a 6 DPI sensor and weighs just 000 grams. While the Harpoon doesn't necessarily fit the current trend for lightweight gaming mice, with a hair under 99 grams, it's both solid without being entirely heavy by mouse standards.
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