The 2018 Australian PC Awards - The Winners

Best keyboard

Winner: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

Featuring either Cherry MX Speed or MX Brown switches, this full sized keyboard boasts six dedicated macro keys, six dedicated multimedia keys, a detachable wrist rest and per-key RGB lighting and an aluminium frame.


Logitech G413

Utilising Logitech Romer-G mechanical switches, the G413 is a solidly built, attractive keyboard with an aluminium chassis, red backlighting and programmable macros. 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Combining a soft touch with a crisp tactile click, the Razer Ornata Chroma uses a mechanical switch to depress a rubber dome. It also features RGB lighting and a large cushioned wrist rest. 

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L RGB

Featuring Cherry MX Red, Blue or Brown mechanical switches, bright, easily programmable RGB lighting and a simple, solid chassis, the MasterKeys Pro L RGB is very reasonably priced. 

HyperX Alloy Elite

Built on a solid steel frame, the Alloy Elite keyboard features Cherry MX mechanical switches, dedicated media and lighting buttons, a large removable wrist rest and red backlighting. 

Steelseries Apex M750

The short travel proprietary QX2 switches in the Apex M750 are designed for fast and reactive play. The switches, combines with bright RGB lighting and aluminium construction make the M750 an appealing keyboard.

Tesoro Gram Spectrum

The Tesoro Gram Spectrum utilises the Tesoro Agile switch, a clicky, short throw mechanical switch with a low profile keycap. It also features RGB lighting and fully programmable keys. 

Tt eSPORTS Meka Pro

The Tt eSPORTS Meka Pro doesn’t require any drivers for on the fly macro recording, features Cherry MX mechanical switches and is solidly built.

Best mouse

Winner: Razer DeathAdder Elite

Built with fast paced esports in mind, the Razer DeathAdder Elite features aa 16,000 DPI optical sensor, up to 50g acceleration, Chroma RGB lighting and a reasonable price tag.


Asus ROG Gladius II

A large, comfortable gaming mouse with a 12,000 DPIO optical sensor, 50g acceleration, 1000Hz polling and Asus Aura Sync, the ROG Gladius II also allows users to change Omron switches for a different mouse feel. 

Corsair Glaive RGB Aluminium

Featuring a 16000 DPI optical sensor, Omron switches, surface calibration, interchangeable thumb grips and three zone lighting, the Glaive is built for gaming. 

Cooler Master MM530/520

Both mice feature the same innards based around a 12,000 DPI Pixart optical sensor, but the MM530 is intended for palm grip and the MM520 for claw. 

Cougar Revenger

The Revenger is a pleasantly straightforward gaming mouse with a fast 12,000 DPI optical sensor, Omron switches, RGB lighting and a trigger style button for DPI switching that is difficult to hit accidentally. 

Logitech G Pro

The Logitech G Pro is a streamlined, straightforward gaming mouse with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, six programmable buttons, onboard memory and RGB lighting. 

Roccat Kone EMP

The Roccat Kone EMP uses the Roccat Owl-Eye sensor, a modified 12,000 DPI Pixart optical sensor tweaked for optimal performance in the 400-3000 DPI for enhanced precision. 

Steelseries Rival 310

The Rival 310 is a comfortable, accurate right-handed mouse built around the Pixart TrueMove3 12,000DPI sensor capable of true 1-1 tracking. 

Steelseries Rival 110

The Rival 110 is a small, light and straightforward gaming mouse capable of 1-1 tracking at a budget price point.