When we unboxed Plugable's new Performance 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard a few months ago, we remarked on its well-rounded features at an affordable price of $60, and today it's even more worthy of consideration thanks to a limited-time sale at Amazon offering 30% off its usual cost when you enter promo code PERF104KEY during checkout. At just $41.96, you'll be scoring this mechanical keyboard at its lowest price in history, though the opportunity won't last for long.
This full-size 104-key mechanical keyboard is equipped with Red Outemu mechanical switches for smooth, linear action with no tactile "click" sounds when pressed, making it a nice option not just for gaming but office work too. It offers full N-Key rollover and anti-ghosting so that multiple key pressses can be registered simultaneously to keep up with even the fastest gamers. Plus, its individually-lit ergonomic keys are pretty helpful too so you can see which keys you're pressing even in the dark.
It's designed with a steel backplate and doubleshot injection ABS keycaps, and built to withstand daily wear-and-tear for longer than many other keyboards. It's compatbile with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, too, and there's no software to install to get started. Simply plug it in and begin typing. Our Windows Central review of Plugable's Performance Mechanical Keyboard rated it with 3.5 out of 5 stars, naming it a great option for gamers on a budget. You'll be able to learn more about its pros and cons in the full review if you're curious.
For those with a bit more to spend on their next keyboard, our guide to the best gaming keyboards under $100 offers several options that may be better suited for your desk. Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, or with an Amazon Prime membership.
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Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.