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I need help finding a "decent" gaming keyboard with white backlighting.

I only could find the logitech that doesn't allow for Shift+W+Space.

Seems like all the Razer, Logitech, etc gaming keyboards only have red/blue or in mixes of those.

Any recommendations?
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All non-mechanical gaming keyboards are just $5 keyboards with macro keys and LCDs tacked on and then sold at a premium price. There's no such thing as a gaming non-mechanical keyboard, it's a marketing scheme.

I suggest:
http://www.deckkeyboards.com/product_info.php?products_id=95

Spend the money on a mechanical keyboard, you won't regret it. This one has the whitest colored backlight you will find on any mechanical keyboard. It uses clear switches which are great for typing and gaming. The quality of that keyboard will be WORLDS above any non-mechanical keyboard on the market. It will last you 10+ years easily.

Note: If you buy the PS2 version of the keyboard, it will allow you to do an unlimited number of keypresses at the same time. USB will be limited to 8 keypresses.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/13/11 at 11:37am
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Are you talking about this Logitech?

http://www.everythingusb.com/images/list/logitech-illuminated-keyboard-backlight.jpg
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I second Murlocke's choice unfortunately I know without even going to that link that that keyboard is out of stock until early june at the least maybe later, I already emailed deckguy adam and he said that june 1st isn't a promise. Still it's a very nice keyboard and mechanical feels amazing to type on.
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I third getting a mech, I got one just last month I think, and boy it is the best piece of computer hardware I have ever purchased. It will not only improve your typing experience, but will all together make you want to use your computer more. It is just an amazing feeling being able to feel what you are typing. I would go with the Deck.
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Deck for backlighting for sure, the others just don't have the quality
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke;13491757 
All non-mechanical gaming keyboards are just $5 keyboards with macro keys and LCDs tacked on and then sold at a premium price. There's no such thing as a gaming non-mechanical keyboard, it's a marketing scheme.

I suggest:
http://www.deckkeyboards.com/product_info.php?products_id=95

Spend the money on a mechanical keyboard, you won't regret it. This one has the whitest colored backlight you will find on any mechanical keyboard. It uses clear switches which are great for typing and gaming. The quality of that keyboard will be WORLDS above any non-mechanical keyboard on the market. It will last you 10+ years easily.

Note: If you buy the PS2 version of the keyboard, it will allow you to do an unlimited number of keypresses at the same time. USB will be limited to 8 keypresses.


I beg to differ. Why do you need a mechanical keyboard for gaming? Some prefer the tactile response, sure, but it's hardly a necessity. Backlighting for gaming in the dark and macro keys are both much more useful. The display on the Logitech keyboards is also a nice touch (allows me to administrate my ventrilo channel in game). I'm not going to say keyboard like the G19 are worth their price and don't have their fair share of gimmicks, but saying something like "there's no such thing as a gaming non-mechanical keyboard" is pretty shallow-minded.
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Steelseries 6Gv2. Not backlit but the num/caps/scroll LEDs are white and the keyboard is amazing!!

Just got mine so I'm still a bit enamoured! wubsmiley.gif
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Note: If you buy the PS2 version of the keyboard, it will allow you to do an unlimited number of keypresses at the same time. USB will be limited to 8 keypresses.

PS/2 is old skool. Leopold or Sidewinder X4 will give you 18KRO over USB on both Windows and OSX.
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Originally Posted by ripster;13498197 
PS/2 is old skool. Leopold or Sidewinder X4 will give you 18KRO over USB on both Windows and OSX.

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