I MAKE CHEAP FOR YOU !!! GAMING KEYBOARDS AND MICE
Okay if you haven't figured out by now, all my blogs are not based on the best possible computer spoofs and hardware. Instead it is based on the cheapest bang for your buck. Like I did for my entry's on "The $600 dollar Canadian Gaming Rig", "Ghetto Wireless" and "Making my Own Rig" ; I will continue posting cheap alternatives to some more expensive solutions.
EXPENSIVE: Razer Tarantula ~ $60-$100+
The Razer Tarantula is one amazing keyboard. Its moderately priced at $60-100 based on the edition. Comes with 10 macro keys, side hotkeys, ultrapolarizing, 2 usb ports and headphone and stereo jacks. It also has lights and have a smooth nice texture to its keys. But for some budget individuals, it might be out of their price range. Luckily for you I do have a cheap alternative that will cost you under $20 bucks.
CHEAP: OCZ Alchemy Elixir Keyboard ~ $19.99 (www.a-power.com)
The OCZ Alchemy comes with the same number of macro keys and has more side hotkeys than the Tarantula itself. The rubber texture of the keys are well made for gaming. The amazing thing about all of this is that it will only cost you $19.99 !!!! On the disadvantage it does not have a sleek design or lights and it polarizing rate is less than the Tarantula. But if you are using a regular keyboard for your gaming, you will notice a significant different when using the OCZ Alchemy Elixir.
EXPENSIVE: DeathAdder Gaming Mouse~ $64.99 - 92.99
The DeathAdder is the most popular gaming mouse by most gamers. 3500 DPI, weights, ultrapolarizing, 5 buttons, LEDs, visually appealing shell and ability to save multiple profiles. The quality is quite outstanding, but for the budget gamer, the price range is way too expensive.
CHEAP: OCZ Behemoth Gaming Mouse ~ $27.99 (www.a-power.com)
The Behemoth is has 3200 DPI, weights, 5 buttons, ability to save multiple profiles, 4 way changing LED and an very ergonomic design. Just like the Deathadder, it has onboard memory too. The sizes between the two mice are not that different and both are ultrapolarizing. The disadvantage though is that it does not pole as much as the DeathAdder, it has slightly less DPI and its impossible for left handed individuals to use because of its curve. Nevertheless for the right handed budget individual, this is extremely appealing for under $30.
Alternative CHEAP: Steelseries Kinzu ~ $29.99 (www.ncix.com)
The Steelseries Kinzu mouse is probably the most popular budget gaming brand mouse you can find in the market and it also runs at 3200 DPI and is polarizing to the same rate as a DeathAdder. I would say this is an amazing find except for the fact that it doesn't not have changeable weights, looks very plain, only 3 programmable buttons and no profile switches. Nevertheless it works better than some $60 dollars mouses and is a bargain compared to any ultrapolarizing mouse you can find in the market !
Other CHEAP Gaming Mice:
OCZ Eclipse Gaming Mouse - adjustable weights, 1000 pole rate, 2400 DPI, 4-way changing LED, Onboard Memory ~$19.99 (www.a-power.com)
OCZ Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse - 2500 DPI, 4-way changing LED, 1 Triple Threat Button (1 click = 3 clicks) ~$19.99 (www.a-power.com)
Gigabyte GM-M6880 Lazer Gaming Mouse - 1600 DPI, 5 Buttons, Cushioned Rubber Grips ~ $24.99 (www.ncix.com)
Extremely High Budget Gaming Mice:
EXPENSIVE: Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse ~ $79.99- 89.99
This mouse is weight adjustable, 5700 DPI, 10 programable buttons, ultrapolarizing, onboard memory and looks amazing. I really can't say more except that it is an amazing mouse. Except $79.99 is just way too much for the budget gamer ! But to try to find something cheaper is quite difficult
CHEAPER: Coolermaster Sentinel Advance Twin Laser Gaming Mouse ~ $49.99
Probably the cheapest 5000+ DPI mouse you can find. It has an OLED screen for custom logos which you can upload to the mouse, 5600 DPI, weights, a rapid fire mode, stores up to 5 game profiles in onboard memory, 8 buttons, 7 colors and variable ground lighting effects and ultrapolarizing. The cons of this mouse is that the number of programable buttons is limited to 5 and has slightly less DPI than the Logitech G500. But the pro side of this mouse is that it is much more visually appealing.