Windows Central Best of 2018 Awards: Best Accessories

What's the best keyboard to go along with your laptop or PC? What about the best microphone for those podcasts, or the best headphones for all your media needs? Look no further as these are the Best Windows Accessories of 2018!

Best Windows Accessories of 2018

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Why we picked the Razer Huntsman Elite as the Best Keyboard of 2018

The Huntsman Elite is a game changer thanks to its optomechanical switches that respond up to 30 percent faster than a standard switch, while retaining that satisfying click. Toss in a great design and build, and Razer's trademark Chroma lighting, and you've got the best keyboard you can find. Period. Hit our review for all the details.

Why we picked the SteelSeries Rival 600 as the Best Mouse of 2018

The SteelSeries Rival 600 has an exceptional sensor setup, making it ideal for both productivity and gaming. It's also highly customizable, using the SteelSeries Engine to alter lighting, sensitivity, and macros, or adding and removing weights to change how the mouse feels in hand. Overall, it's one of the best gaming mice for the price. Check out our full review for more details.

Why we picked the Audio-Technica AT2035 as the Best Microphone of 2018

The Audio-Technica AT2035 provides high-quality audio for every occasion. If you're a recording artist, a podcaster, or something in between, this microphone offers the best audio with lots of different options to tweak audio to suit your environment. It's a great fit for any Windows user who needs a new mic.

Why we picked the Surface Headphones as the Best Headphones of 2018

Microsoft seemingly came out of nowhere to release what is arguably one of the top pairs of headphones of 2018. With multi-pairing support, excellent dials for changing volume, and impressive active noise cancellation, these are amazing headphones for those work with a PC and a smartphone. Move over, Sony and Bose. You can hit our full review for details on why we love them so much.

Why we picked the HP Omen Mindframe as the Best PC Gaming Headset of 2018

The Omen Mindframe headset gets very good spatial audio quality, but it's the evolution in comfort that caught our attention. Featuring active-cooling, these cans pull heat away from your head so you can game for even longer, without ever being uncomfortable. This is the first we've seen this kind of tech and it's awesome. And very cool. Our review goes into tons of detail on this unique headset.

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