Gamers, gear up with these souped-up keyboards and mice

PC gamers, choose your weapons. We've sniffed out summer discounts on a truckload of gear from Azio, a company that gets high marks from users for style as well as performance. Here are a few of our favorites from their diverse line of keyboards and mice.

Azio Vision KB505U Backlight Keyboard

When you're on a raid, you can't take time to hunt for keys. Azio's Vision is the perfect example of the company's trademark, gamer-friendly innovations. Extra-large print keys and backlighting (in your choice of three colors) combine to make things easy to find no matter what the lighting. There's also built-in multimedia controls and quick-access hotkeys to make things a breeze no matter what game you're playing. Pick up the Azio Vision KB505U Backlight Keyboard now for $24, nearly 20% off the list price.

Azio GM2400 Gaming Mouse

The GM2400 is built for speed, and that starts the moment you plug in the USB. The mouse is plug-and-play, with no software installation needed. From there, you can adjust the DPI setting with onboard controls and use the side buttons to turn on a dime in your most hectic firefights. Get the Azio GM2400 Gaming Mouse for $15, down 24% from the MSRP.

Azio MK MAC USB Keyboard

Mac users will wonder what they did without this one. Bold, backlit keys convey authority, and you can access Mac features like Launchpad with the click of a single button. And if you have to press more than one, that's ok too: Like all Azio keyboards, this one comes equipped with 6-key rollover capability. The Azio MK MAC USB Keyboard is now $79, a full 20% off retail.

Azio Retro Classic Mouse

This mouse may reflect the minimalism of the PC's early days, but it's no relic. The RCM can connect via USB or native Bluetooth connection to suitable PCs, and its PixArt PAW3805 sensor lets it track flawlessly on any smooth surface, including glass. Grab the Azio Retro Classic Mouse (RCM) for $80, a 19% discount from the original cost.

Azio Aventa Mouse

Looking for something more modern? The durable Aventa boasts Huano button switches and the same reliable PixArt PAW3805 sensor as other models but adds some impressive backlighting in your choice of eight colors. The Azio Aventa Mouse is on sale for $65, 18% off the in-store price.

Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Keyboard

Love the feel of the old typewriters? This keyboard not only nails the look but replicates the tactile appeal with its clicky keys. There's plenty of modern convenience under the hood though, with a cable or Bluetooth connectivity options and a long-lasting Lithium-Ion battery. The Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Keyboard is now $185, a 15% break off the list price.

Azio Atom Mouse

This flagship mouse from Azio is a lifesaver for lefties with its ambidextrous, ergonomic grip. The function controls are hardware-based and easy to access, letting you get down to the business of ranking up on your game of choice. Get this Azio Atom Mouse for $45, down 18% from the previous sale price.

Prices are subject to change.