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#1 Mar 07 2013 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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im looking for a backlit keyboard, found some no name ones for around $20 then saw some logitech ones for like $130ish had fancy shizz on it like back light brightness control knob and useless stuff like that.

what im getting at is, will a 130 bucker out perform a 20-30-50 bucker with all **** afctors aside?
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#2 Mar 07 2013 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
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#4 Mar 07 2013 at 12:36 AM Rating: Good


Wait, you mean you don't have one? How do you navigate the interwebs? With a compass?
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#5 Mar 07 2013 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
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lol id rather do that they fork out 1k for that. but since finding that i did some research n they are pretty good actually lol. i dont know where that $1000 came from, im guessing its a typo, ya can get em for around $130...still to much tho lol
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#6 Mar 07 2013 at 4:28 AM Rating: Good
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thats my mouse, most comfortable mouse i've ever had, has a palm adjustment and weights too, and lots of buttons that you can program :)
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#7 Mar 07 2013 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
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cool cool ive found one on ebay for like $106 and 14 shipping, but its still alot of bikkies
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#8 Mar 07 2013 at 7:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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The bigger difference you'll notice is between membrane and mechanical keyboards.

Membrane keyboards have a rubber mat under the keys that fire off the keystrokes, they're generally pretty quiet and for the most part fairly popular among PC users.

Mechanical keyboards use physical switches under each key and are fairly noisy since they make a definite click when you press them. More favored by enthusiasts and gamers. Notable manufacturers of mechanical boards are Razer (Black Widow series) and Steelseries. I've heard good things about both.

This is my keyboard

Overall I'm pretty happy with it but I'm really starting to miss the 10 key as a programmer. I might look into getting a Black Widow Ultimate, I wish I could find someone to trade with Smiley: smile
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#9 Mar 07 2013 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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i rekon im sold with that deathstalker one :)
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#10 Mar 07 2013 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I use the most basic of mouse and keyboards because meh... But I am jealous of my friends keyboard with build in Ventrilo LED readout to tell him who is talking on vent.
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i rekon im sold with that deathstalker one :)


It's about as pricey as they get. I'm hoping to publish some FFXIV apps for the Deathstalker and the Logitech G series like I did for 1.0.
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#12 Mar 07 2013 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I will admit that some of these companies are getting a little weird with their keyboards and mice. However, I've not actually used this product, so I can't actually speak about it's functionality.

http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5556&idCategory=262
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Geffe wrote:
I will admit that some of these companies are getting a little weird with their keyboards and mice. However, I've not actually used this product, so I can't actually speak about it's functionality.

http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5556&idCategory=262


The last time i used this i forgot where i parked my spaceship... O.o

Seriously now, they might be good, they sure do look like it, but in all honesty i still use a normal keyboard and mouse and they work perfectly with no flaw and for way less money. If i ever had to upgrade though i would go for a razor one.
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I had one of those before my G15, it is indeed a great keyboard Smiley: thumbsup
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#16 Mar 07 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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I destroy keyboards so I'm hesitant to spend a lot of money on them.

So I just use this.

http://reviews.cnet.com/keyboards/microsoft-comfort-curve-keyboard/4505-3134_7-34636579.html

Comfortable, does all I need it to do, has media center controls and an instant calculator button, and if I spill a drink on it I'm only out $20.
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#17 Mar 07 2013 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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I have a Filco Majestouch-2 with cherry MX brown switches, favorite one I've had by far. Also mechanical over membrane any day of the week.
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Im partial to the mechanical keyboards myself. They just feel more responsive, and are actually pretty fun to type on.

I use this one: http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional/ because I wanted a good mechanical keyboard, but didn't like the "l33t gamer" look of Razer products. If you have roommates that might be annoyed by a loud keyboard like this, then you can get the "silent" model which uses Cherry MX Brown switches instead of the Cherry MX Blues, but IMO the Blues are a much better typing experience. If you type code, are a writer, or just do a lot of typing, do yourself a favor and get a mechanical keyboard.

You can also customize a lot of these mechanical keyboards that use cherry switches with custom key caps if you want. If you do video editing, you might color code the keys to highlight things like playback controls or other shortcuts. Gamers usually color code the WASD keys.

Edited, Mar 7th 2013 4:03pm by OnyxFFXI
#19 Mar 07 2013 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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man one of these days I need to spring for some nice peripherals. I really dislike gaming with keyboard and mouse currently but I can't help but wonder if that's cause I have a crappy keyboard and a crummy mouse. I feel like a keyboard/mouse that I could keybind macros etc to would change my mind about K and M gaming
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There's no difference other than it looking cool for whomever sees it (Which will most likely be no one if you are my dumb friend that buys the most expensive of everything for his computer. Much like the 200+ dollar headset he bought that if you voice chat with him you can hear a dog **** in the next apartment not to mention all the audio from his side of a game in your headset. >.>). He actually has that first one and while it's nifty it is terribly hard to get used to, at least for me coming from compact keyboards. Plus you better get used to using the mouse to move like the pros or those macro buttons on the left side will surely go to waste. In games like SWTOR and WoW even if you use the mouse to move most of the time it's still nice to use W A S D to move in some situations.

Edit: Plus the Caps Lock and Tab keys are the same size and while this might not seem like a big deal I found myself hitting the wrong keys all the time on the left side of the board. There was something about the layout that just went against typical QWERTY keyboards and I didn't like it. But I suppose it is something one could get used to after enough time.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Logitech-K360-Wireless-Keyboard-Black-920-003082-UK-Layout-/290862575278?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_KeyboardsMice&hash=item43b8c2aeae

This is the keyboard I just recently bought for my new gaming rig and I love it. Coming from compact keyboards with my laptop and before that the logitech ps2/keyboard combo for FFXI it is a great improvement. A full sized keyboard with a compact feel. The buttons are low to the board and smooth, plus it's relatively quiet. It may be wireless but I believe they have wired versions as well and they have keyboard/mouse combos you can get. My only beef with it is that the left ALT is a bit too far to the left for comfortable League of Legends play at times.

I guess it just depends on how much you are willing to spend. I would go to an electronics store and play with some keyboards and decide which you like the feel of best. All the LEDs in the world aren't gonna make much of a difference if you don't like the feel of the keyboard. Another friend of mine happened to get this keyboard for his new gaming PC a year ago and I tried and loved it.

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#21 Mar 07 2013 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
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I definitely don't use a gaming mouse. I have wrist issues so I'm on an Evoluent 4 Vertical Mouse.

http://www.evoluent.com/

Worth every penny. Prior to that mouse, my right wrist was in a brace 2-3 days a week. I think I've had to wear the brace twice since I got that mouse two years ago. People are like WTF?! the first time they see it on my desk, but it doesn't take long to get use to it.
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#22 Mar 07 2013 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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catwho wrote:
I definitely don't use a gaming mouse. I have wrist issues so I'm on an Evoluent 4 Vertical Mouse.

http://www.evoluent.com/

Worth every penny. Prior to that mouse, my right wrist was in a brace 2-3 days a week. I think I've had to wear the brace twice since I got that mouse two years ago. People are like WTF?! the first time they see it on my desk, but it doesn't take long to get use to it.


Woah! They look weird lol guess ud get used to it easy enough though
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The only quirk is that it needs to be on a mousepad (other mice I've used are more forgiving about being on a bare desk.) Fortunately, I had one kicking around that has a favored comic strip from Get Medieval on it. Smiley: laugh

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My mom for some weird reason has a trackball. I hate using her computer, or worse, fixing her computer.
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My mom for some weird reason has a trackball. I hate using her computer, or worse, fixing her computer.

They look ****
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jarradstone wrote:
Geffe wrote:
My mom for some weird reason has a trackball. I hate using her computer, or worse, fixing her computer.

They look ****


Smiley: rolleyes

I used to use one at work quite a bit, loved it but it ended up breaking so I'm stuck with a regular Logitech mouse at work and a Naga at home. Love the Naga actually, but I kinda want to try out the Ourobouros.
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#27 Mar 08 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Geffe wrote:
My mom for some weird reason has a trackball. I hate using her computer, or worse, fixing her computer.


Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents seem to love their trackballs. And printing out emails to save and file, on color inkjet printers. The two always go hand-in-hand.

#28 Mar 08 2013 at 6:26 PM Rating: Good
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Geffe wrote:
My mom for some weird reason has a trackball. I hate using her computer, or worse, fixing her computer.

They look ****


Smiley: rolleyes

I used to use one at work quite a bit, loved it but it ended up breaking so I'm stuck with a regular Logitech mouse at work and a Naga at home. Love the Naga actually, but I kinda want to try out the Ourobouros.


I almost got the Naga, but ended up going with the Deathadder instead. Was building the whole computer at once and the wife was already ****** that I bought a $130 keyboard... She wasn't about to let me get an expensive mouse too. I should've gotten the wireless version though, this wired one is too light.
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