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Where to buy computer keyboards online in New Zealand

Need a new keyboard for your computer? Here are the best places to buy one online in New Zealand.

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Retailers are offering delivery and click and collect services but some orders are taking longer than usual with the increased demand for online shopping. You may experience delays with orders coming from overseas retailers as there are limited flights coming into New Zealand.


If you are currently working from home due to coronavirus, a good quality keyboard can be a great way to improve your productivity. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your PC’s existing keyboard or you need to connect to a keyboard-free tablet, there are plenty of affordable options. Here’s where to get the best deals.

Where can you buy keyboards online?

  • PB Tech
  • Noel Leeming
  • The Warehouse
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Office Max

harvey keyboard

A household name in the homewares and electronics industry, Harvey Norman stocks keyboards from top brands like Logitech, Microsoft and Razer.

  • Free click and collect
  • Delivery fee calculated on distance from store and package size
  • Product compare function

Go to Harvey Norman website


dick smith

Grab a computer keyboard suitable for working, studying or gaming from online electronics retailer Dick Smith.

  • Fast dispatch
  • Some items have free shipping
  • 14-day change of mind returns policy

Go to Dick Smith website


amazon keyboard

Amazon has one of the largest keyboard ranges you’ll find on the Internet, with hundreds of different models from every major manufacturer.

  • Easily compare prices on similar products
  • Huge product range
Go to Amazon website

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keyboard ebay

eBay has an extremely user-friendly dedicated Keyboards & Keypads portal that lets you search by brand, connectivity type or popularity with customers.

  • Good option for buying in bulk
  • Some sellers deliver to New Zealand
  • Free international shipping on some products
Go to eBay website

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catch nz

Discount site Catch offers a wide range of corded and wireless keyboards from brands including Microsoft, Logitech, Corsair, Kensington and Havit.

  • 28-day returns policy
  • Delivery costs $9.99
Go to Catch website

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pb tech

6. PB Tech

Computer and IT retailer PB Tech has an extensive range of keyboards to match all budgets and needs.

  • 7-day exchange policy for change of mind
  • Delivery costs start at $5
  • Collect from PB Tech or New Zealand Post collection point

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7. Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming will match any competitor’s price if you find a computer keyboard advertised cheaper elsewhere.

  • Free click and collect
  • $6 delivery for small items
  • Only appliance store with Fly Buys

warehouse keyboard

8. The Warehouse

You’ll always find everyday low prices at the big red shed. Pick up a keyboard here for as little as $14.

  • Click and collect
  • Delivery $8 or under
  • 60-day change of mind policy

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9. JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi is a go-to store for all your electronics needs. Not only does it stock a large selection of keyboards, but it also runs weekly deals.

  • Delivery cost dependent on product
  • Receive your keyboard in 1-4 working days

office

10. Office Max

Office Max has wireless, split, illuminated, ergonomic, washable and mini keyboards, so you can find what you need here.

  • Free next-day delivery on orders of $50 or more
  • Price match promise
  • Easy online returns for most products


Which retailers offer free delivery?

  • eBay: Free international shipping on some products
  • Office Max: Free on orders of $50 or more

How much do keyboards cost?

New keyboards range in price from as little as $14 to several hundred dollars. Unless you’re an avid gamer, there’s no need to spend top dollar on a computer keyboard. A good corded model for the home office shouldn’t cost you more than $50.

If you need to buy multiple computer accessories, a bundled package can be more cost effective. These typically include a mouse and an ergonomic wrist rest attachment.


Extra features and size

If you’re willing to spend a bit extra, you might want to consider extra features like spill proofing, backlit keys, dedicated media buttons and ergonomic design. Naturally, you should also decide on what size you need. If you don’t require a numerical keypad or extra hotkeys, getting a smaller keyboard will help to save space on your desk.


Corded or wireless?

A wireless keyboard will help to reduce cable clutter on your work space. They are also more versatile, allowing you to type on your lap while sitting on a couch, for example. Wireless keyboards connect to compatible devices via Bluetooth. If your PC does not have inbuilt Bluetooth, you will need a dongle/receiver to enable wireless connectivity. For larger wireless keyboards, this is usually supplied in the box.

Corded keyboards connect to your device with a physical cable, usually via USB. (Older models use PS/2 connectors but these aren’t compatible with tablets or laptops.) Entry-level corded keyboards are generally less expensive than their wireless equivalents. On the downside, they require you to give up one of your USB ports, which are usually in short supply on modern laptops. For this reason, we recommend getting a USB hub.


Membrane vs mechanical

Membrane keyboards are the most common keyboard type on the computer market – nearly all laptops and PC desktops come with them. As the name implies, they comprise of a plastic membrane attached to a single plastic keytop for typing. Membrane keyboards aren’t as accurate as mechanical keyboards and they don’t last as long, especially at the lower end of the market. On the plus side, they are lightweight, less noisy and cheaper.

Mechanical keyboards contain dedicated spring-loaded switches underneath each key. They provide a higher degree of accuracy than traditional keyboards, tend to have a longer lifespan and can be customised with new keys. However, they are considerably more expensive, with prices starting at around $100. Some versions are also quite noisy during typing.

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