I'm posting this here in order to avoid people suggesting hardware whose accompanying software isn't Mac compatible, as well as the inevitable PC fan bois coming out of the woodwork to threadcrap. Since we're all Mac users here, we've all probably wondered about similar upgrades, and might even be considering one right now!
Firstly, since I play on a Mac my choices of peripherals are pretty much limited to either Logitech or Razer when it comes to gaming keyboards and mice, as they're the only ones with Mac compatible software to use all of their features.
I'm on a budget, so I can only upgrade one peripheral at a time, hence my dilemma. I am currently using a Logitech G13 gaming pad which I'm only marginally satisfied with, a very basic Razer Abyssus 2-button gaming mouse, and the standard Mac Bluetooth chiclet keyboard.
I am looking at either a Razer Naga MMO 12-button gaming mouse, or their MOBA hex gaming mouse. The MMO mouse has more buttons and would probably be something that would work well in future games, while the MOBA hex mouse would be exactly what ESO needs right now. I think it would be easier to use, swap bars with, etc. I think I'm leaning towards the MOBA hex mouse, but would welcome any and all opinions and suggestions. Logitech made, but I don't think any longer makes, an MMO mouse like the Naga MMO mouse. It's still available via Amazon, but I don't know about it. The logitech software is a real PITA to use on the G13, and is probably why I don't have it set up as well as it could be. I really don't like it. Someday I'll swap it out for a Razer Ouroboros gamepad and pass it down to my son to use with Minecraft.
For a keyboard, I'm torn between the Razer Anansi MMO keyboard, and the Razer Elite Stealth full sized keyboard. The Anansi is a whole lot more like my current Mac keyboard in that it lacks a 10-key pad, and is a much smaller size which will quite frankly fit my current computer space a whole lot better. The downside is that there have been a number of negative reviews of the Anansi talking about typing and keypress issues, which is pretty damned important in a keyboard. The layout, size, and features (like full integration of it's special keys and the Razer Naga MM mouse) though are pretty compelling if I don't run into any of the problems that people have talked about. Especially if those problems are strictly PC problems, rather than Mac problems... The Razer Elite Stealth is a BIG keyboard. It's not only full sized, but pretty darned thick and tall. However, it's a mechanical keyboard as opposed to the Ananasi, and it's a "stealth" mechanical keyboard so typing on it won't wake the dead.
I can also save up a bit more and get a high end Mac mechanical keyboard like the Das Keyboard that is 100% designed for the Mac, with all of the correctly labeled keys, and even the special Eject key for my DVD drive, dual USB 3.0 ports, and a very cool volume control wheel. Honestly, I'll have tons of other options via whichever mouse I choose, and my current/future gamepad, for key reassignments to make fighting more efficient, especially as I rarely use the keyboard itself to play ESO, except for typing.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Ideas?