Level up your gaming setup for cheap with this $20 mechanical keyboard deal

Pictek Tkl Mechanical Keyboard Press Hero
Pictek Tkl Mechanical Keyboard Press Hero (Image credit: Amazon)

If you haven't jumped into the world of mechanical keyboards yet, we don't blame you. Making the switch can be expensive, and it gets quite complicated once you start weighing what type of switches you want, which manufacturer to go with, and whether to go wired or wireless. If you're game to test the waters, though, Amazon has a mechanical gaming keyboard deal that's basically in impulse-buy territory ahead of Black Friday.

For $20, you can pick up this Pictek TKL mechanical keyboard. Not only does it have a lot of what you'd expect out of a more expensive keyboard, but its tenkeyless design makes sure it doesn't take up too much desk space. Usually it runs around $28, but you can get that down to $20.39 by clipping the $2 coupon on the page and then adding the promo code SVSJSJFO at checkout.

For your money, you'll get a mechanical keyboard that has switches that are roughly equivalent to blue switches on other keyboards. That means you should expect a tactile feel with more of a spring in their response. The keyboard also comes with a keycap puller for easy cleaning.

There's also anti-ghosting for all keys, 12 multimedia shortcuts, and 27 different LED lighting modes. You won't get the full RGB experience of some other keyboards here, but each zone of the keyboard features a different color that will shine through.

If you're looking to spend a little more on yourself or someone else ahead of Black Friday, then check out our roundup of the best mechanical keyboards for gaming.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl