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Best Xbox Keyboard And Mouse In 2022

Using a mouse and keyboard on an Xbox console has never been easier, so here are our top picks for the right gear to get you started.

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If you're a PC gamer who has recently picked up an Xbox Series X|S, you may find it hard to adjust to gaming with a traditional Xbox controller. In that case, it might make sense to game with a keyboard and mouse. Microsoft introduced the functionality during the Xbox One generation. It's especially useful if you're used to playing competitive multiplayer games with keyboard and mouse controls. Or hey, maybe you're a console gamer who has heard people rave about the precision and accuracy that's possible with a mouse and keyboard setup and want to check it out for yourself. We've rounded up the best Xbox keyboard and mouse options available now.

Before that, you need to understand some of the limitations that come with mouse and keyboard support on Xbox consoles. Firstly, while the console might support it at a base level, each game still needs to individually support it too in order to work. This is especially true in competitive multiplayer titles, where a mouse and keyboard can constitute a big advantage. Many of these games, such as Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, get around this by separating players depending on their input scheme rather than by the platform they're playing on, so just keep in mind that even though you're playing on a console you'll likely be matched up with more PC players in most cases.

Like PC, you'll also have the option to use either wired or wireless keyboard and mice, although unlike the PlayStation 5 you won't be able to use them via Bluetooth. The Xbox Series X and S only communicate to wireless devices using 2.4GHz dongles or Xbox's own wireless signal for controllers/headsets, and even then, it's restricted to certain peripherals that have support. Thankfully there are some options that have been specifically designed with the Xbox in mind, meaning you won't need to worry about compatibility out of the box.

When it comes to great options for keyboard and mouse input on Xbox, you have just as many options as you do on PlayStation. Again, you don't have to purchase peripherals specifically designed for console -- many great wireless keyboard and mice that work on PC will do the trick, which becomes especially important if you play your consoles at the same desk as your PC. We've rounded up the best choices on the market currently, including good combo deals, comfortable solutions for couch play, and just great bang for your buck options that will get the job done.

For more Xbox suggestions, check out our roundups of the best Xbox Series X controllers, best Xbox headsets, and best Xbox accessories. And if you game on PlayStation as well, we've also put together a list of the best mouse and keyboard options for PS4 and PS5.

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