The fanciest keyboard I've ever used is $80 off this Black Friday

A Corsair K100 Air keyboard on a pink background next to the text Lowest Price Black Friday
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The Corsair K100 Air is, quite simply, the fanciest keyboard I've ever used. I reviewed it last autumn, and the only thing that left a bigger impression on me than the quality was the discombobulating price. But this Black Friday, the latter has been fixed (somewhat) with a cool $80 off the sticker price, now down to $199.99 rather than the hyperventilation-inducing $279.99 it's been at.

As my review details, this is a deluxe mechanical gaming keyboard with ultra low-profile Cherry MX switches, so ticks every box: for mech keyboard fans, people who don't like tall clacky keys, creatives who want to customise every function key to within an inch of its life (thanks to the brilliant iCUE software), people who love RGB lighting (because there are dozens of settings options), and people who hate RGB lighting (because you can switch it off).

Corsair K100 Air RGB mechanical keyboard
Was: $279.99
Now: Save:

Corsair K100 Air RGB mechanical keyboard
$199.99 at Amazon
Save: $80

Overview: Possibly the best keyboard you'll ever have, it's a fully customisable, RGB-lit mechanical gaming keyboard that's also great for creatives, with quiet, ultra-low-profile Cherry MX switches.

Key features: Luxury keyboard | Full-size keyboard with tenkey and numpad | Customisable RGB lighting | Good battery life| Excellent software | Comfortable typing experience

Price history: Apart from short periods at around $229-249, the K100 Air has stayed at a solid $279.99 since it came out, until now. This is the best price I've ever seen it at. The offer is being matched by Best Buy.

Price comparison: Best Buy: $199.99

Reviews: Our review gave it high praise: "The Corsair K100 Air Wireless is billed as a gaming keyboard, and is predictably great as one. But its appeal reaches beyond gaming, as it's portable, sleek, very attractive and highly customisable for creatives too."  

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.