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Old 10-20-2010, 05:40 AM   #1
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need new keyboard

not spending over $50 (unless there's an awesome rebate). needs:

- oldschool ibm button layout
- extra to left of keyboard.
- handle at least 5 button presses @ once
- fast key input. doesn't stick or have laggy presses.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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You're just asking for too much now
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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well i found a logitech g15 for $35 after rebate from newegg. has all the features i listed, but i really hate that ugly screen at the top. am i going to find anything better than this?
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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Depends on what you want it for. Games?

If I were you I'd just get a standard, nice to type on keyboard. $10

Having 50 more hotkeys, media buttons, LCD readouts, or illuminated keys is not going to improve your performance in games. One of the best Unreal Tournament players I ever met kicked my butt using a standard Microsoft keyboard and ball mouse. I think that was the exact turning point that I stopped buying $50+ “gaming” keyboards & mice.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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Having 50 more hotkeys, media buttons, LCD readouts, or illuminated keys is not going to improve your performance in games.
yeah, i don't care about those extra useless features on the g15 keyboard except for the extra keys to the left side. i've become too used to side buttons from my old keyboard. i used them to control a lot of applications.

ill prob end up getting that g15 unless i see something better before the newegg deal ends on the 26th.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #6
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You could probably get one of those "natural" keyboards.



They were the best kind I've ever used and was easy with gaming. That with a good mouse (or trackball if your so inclined) would be a good combo.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:55 AM   #7
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Hell no. Those are annoying to get used to. And not that gamer friendly. Claw keyboards are the best for gaming.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #8
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Hell no. Those are annoying to get used to. And not that gamer friendly. Claw keyboards are the best for gaming.
Of course if you're a cripple it's annoying to get used to. I use them just fine, but of course a superior species such as myself can.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
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I personally prefer the Stealth keyboard for gaming, as the WASD and hot button keys on the left hand side are nice and big and tilted slightly, to fit the natural resting point of your hand on a keyboard. It's especially nice for first person RPG's, like Oblivion and Fallout 3, where you're using the WASD keys for an extended period of time. It's a little more than $50, but well worth it, IMO.

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #11
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #12
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Vegetos is the claw. Its the only perfect keyboard for fps games and other stuff including MMOs.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:53 AM   #13
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Holy snap, I'll be buying one of them.
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