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« on: February 06, 2011, 02:05:43 AM »

I am looking for a gaming keyboard that works well as a regular Key board also. It needs to have Illuminated keys and\or Back light, with volume controls.
A plus will be extra USB, mic and headphone sockets.
Please send me some recommendations. So far I've been looking at the RAZOR series of boards but I would rather user inputs.
Thanks.

Edited add link.
This is what I am leaning towards so far.
http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169417900/categoryId.35156900
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 03:03:53 AM »

Logitech...G19 or G110

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboards

I use the G15.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 03:04:34 AM »

I would recommend Logitech, but lately they're keyboards seem to be off quality wise.  their keys seem to like to be hard to press down at times.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 10:55:41 AM »

If you are going with Razer I would suggest the Black Widow.  I have the "Pro" version and love it.  Unless you just have to have the pointless screen on a G15 (I never even looked at it on mine) the Black Widow has a much better feel to it due to the mechanical keys.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 02:56:05 PM »

I love Razer. If they come out with a split-design keyboard like the Microsoft Ergo I'll buy 5 of them.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 08:22:12 AM »

I got a g15. Love it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 01:29:56 PM »

I've been happy with Saitek's illuminated keyboards over the years (http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?utm_source=Qwiser&utm_medium=search&idProduct=4666&idCategory=365). Although I find even "laser etched" keys tend to have their lettering peel off after a couple years heavy gaming use. Even the specially coated w,a,s,d keys on my Cyborg are wearing out a bit on the edges.

I don't tend to find I ever use the various programmable doodads on gaming keyboards, including Saitek's (Cyborg has a dozen side lever-buttons but I don't bother with them), but all the gaming focused keyboards seem to focus on that now. I'd just make sure the keyboard has a mode that disables that annoying Windows key.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 01:53:25 PM »

I had a g15  and loved it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 02:02:30 PM »

You could always go with a Belkin N52TE and then whatever keyboard you are most comfortable with for typing.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 07:37:11 PM »

I wouldn't recommend Logitech. As much as I am a fan of their other products, they've really dropped the ball on their keyboards. I paid a lot for  my G110 ($100, I think) and it doesn't perform as well as my previous keyboard, an original Saitek Eclipse (red) which I paid a lot less for. It looks nice, but as far as performance goes, it isn't all there. I was really disappointed when I got mine, and more than a little pissed that I had paid so much for an inferior product.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 08:01:37 PM »

I had a Saitek and loved it except for 2 major issues. One is it was no where near bright enough. Very dim. I have this issue with all light up keyboards it seems. The G15 is orange so that helps. And two some times the keys would do their own thing no matter what key they were. I had this happen out of the blue 2 or 3 times then clear up after being de powered for a couple weeks. like my arrow keys..up arrow would become the G key, and left would be right and down would be some thing else like shift. Weird.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 08:09:11 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 07, 2011, 02:02:30 PM

You could always go with a Belkin N52TE and then whatever keyboard you are most comfortable with for typing.
I'll need to check that out.
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 10:06:08 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on February 07, 2011, 08:01:37 PM

I had a Saitek and loved it except for 2 major issues. One is it was no where near bright enough. Very dim. I have this issue with all light up keyboards it seems. The G15 is orange so that helps. And two some times the keys would do their own thing no matter what key they were. I had this happen out of the blue 2 or 3 times then clear up after being de powered for a couple weeks. like my arrow keys..up arrow would become the G key, and left would be right and down would be some thing else like shift. Weird.


Did you have a blue one? Red is always easier for the eyes to see as compared to blue. It actually became more popular than their original blue one, until they discontinued that model.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 10:09:31 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 07, 2011, 08:09:11 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 07, 2011, 02:02:30 PM

You could always go with a Belkin N52TE and then whatever keyboard you are most comfortable with for typing.
I'll need to check that out.

I actually have a brand new one that I wouldn't mind parting with - too much stuff, not enough money, nor enough time playing PC games to justify it. frown
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 02:12:12 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on February 07, 2011, 10:06:08 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 07, 2011, 08:01:37 PM

I had a Saitek and loved it except for 2 major issues. One is it was no where near bright enough. Very dim. I have this issue with all light up keyboards it seems. The G15 is orange so that helps. And two some times the keys would do their own thing no matter what key they were. I had this happen out of the blue 2 or 3 times then clear up after being de powered for a couple weeks. like my arrow keys..up arrow would become the G key, and left would be right and down would be some thing else like shift. Weird.


Did you have a blue one? Red is always easier for the eyes to see as compared to blue. It actually became more popular than their original blue one, until they discontinued that model.

IIRC yes it was blue.
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2011, 02:20:21 AM »

Quote from: Purge on February 07, 2011, 10:09:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 07, 2011, 08:09:11 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 07, 2011, 02:02:30 PM

You could always go with a Belkin N52TE and then whatever keyboard you are most comfortable with for typing.
I'll need to check that out.

I actually have a brand new one that I wouldn't mind parting with - too much stuff, not enough money, nor enough time playing PC games to justify it. frown

I was telling a buddy about it and he pointed out that I had one of those Cyber Snipa deals awhile back and never used it, so I'm thinking I'll just stick with the regular keyboard.
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