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This gaming keyboard is too horrific to buy, even for cheap

Hunting for Black Friday PC gaming deals can be stressful, so stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath, and share a laugh with me over the most horrific gaming keyboard I have ever seen. I do not want you to buy this keyboard. In fact, if you insist on looking at its specs I want you to do so in an incognito Chrome tab so that Amazon won’t recommend you products even remotely like it. You should not buy this keyboard, no matter how good a steal it sounds at $50 for a mechanical keyboard and mouse combo. I cannot be left to witness it alone though.

It’s not uncommon to see gaming keyboards or mice on the cheap from manufacturers we’ve never heard of. Typically though, these flimsy budget products aim to be inconspicuous. They look similar enough to a Razer or Logitech keyboard, sufficiently gamer-y with their RGB lights, that your parents or partners might be tempted to snag you one for that tempting $50 price tag.

But not this keyboard.

Is it a phone stand or a handle? Your choice! (Image credit: LexonElec)

Oh no, this thing wants to stand out. It’s so egregiously ugly and over-engineered that it’s just begging me to investigate. It wants to be exposed. It had the entire PC Gamer team asking questions we’re not sure we want to know the answers to:

  • Why is the wrist rest asymmetrical? 
  • Is it because your right hand should always be mousing, never resting?
  • What is going on with that circular bit of the mouse beneath your palm?
  • Why does the key font look like a ’90s era FPS interface?
  • Is it seriously connected with that tiny USB receiver?
  • Who was it that demanded it also function as a desk organizer?

It even comes in white! What a glorious monstrosity of gaming gear design. I’m not the only PC Gamer writer that’s been tempted to buy it just as a novelty. Don’t you do it though! We want better for you.

A gaming mouse advertisement pointing out its backlight settings, scroll wheel, buttons, and other features.

Jokes about gaming peripherals looking like Transformers are overdone, and yet. (Image credit: LexonElec)

If you’re looking to get some of that RGB flair at a reasonable price, here’s a combo of Razer products that will come in at $55 before tax.

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