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OK guys, the time has finally came and I need to replace my much used and appreciated Logitech G11 keyboard it is getting old.

Personally I don't use all of the 18 G keys and it makes this a little long, My current desk also can't fit anything much taller when I slide in the keyboard tray, but most keyboards aren't as tall as this G11 other than the G19 and that waste of money screen.

I am thinking about getting the G110 to replace this. Very similar look, same design and layout, with a few less G keys and slightly smaller, overall I think I would like it.

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good replacement for my G11, I do enjoy having backlit keys so I'd prefer my replacement to still have them. I can write off the purchase so price isn't much of a concern, but I don't want to spend over about $125-$150. The G110 at $70 seems perfect. Thoughts?
Edited by xguntherc - 5/19/11 at 6:07pm
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Also I'm not an extreme gamer, but I game a lot. I also type a lot as I write for a blog so it will get a lot of use.

Would Mechanical help for the typing job? or just be loud and irritating?
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post #3 of 8
Mechanical Keyboard (look at the super-thread)

OR

some stock keyboard

Logitech Keyboards are too gimmicky IMO
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Well logitech may be gimmicks but I love the backlights, I'm used to the layout and love the volume controls.

Basically a G11 with less macro key's would be perfect. That is why I think I'll get the G110, and if I don't like it I'll return it.

If Fry's has mechanical gaming keyboard like the razor maybe I'll snag that.
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The Razer keyboard sounds like clicking a pen every key you press. If you enjoy that, you'll like it. Otherwise...stay away! The Xarmor U9B has browns and they are much quieter, the only time you will hear the keyboard is when you fail at typing and bottom out the key consistently.
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The Razer keyboard sounds like clicking a pen every key you press. If you enjoy that, you'll like it. Otherwise...stay away! The Xarmor U9B has browns and they are much quieter, the only time you will hear the keyboard is when you fail at typing and bottom out the key consistently.
Browns will always bottom out unless you are a good touch typer. I am not and wife does not like the noise. But you can put mods in to silence it a bit or learn to type.

But do get a good mechanical. I got an ok one and will never look back. Rubber dome is history. But if you need quite the X4 from M$ is not bad either.
 
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post #7 of 8
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I'm not worried about sound, but I do type for 6-8 hours a day 4 days a week for a blog so I don't want it to get irritating, but then can they really be that much louder than the squeaks my G11 make?

All my keys work, they are just starting to get nasty and there is an odd indent in the spacebar where it has worn away that is getting larger and larger and my finger and nail get caught on it sometimes and it is getting very old so I want to replace it. OCD Yo's.

I could probably sell this G11 to someone that isn't picky, works great otherwise.
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post #8 of 8
You will do great with a mec, you will wonder why you did not have one years ago. Your problem will be picking the switch. Follow the link in my sig to the mec keyboard thread and you will never be the same again!

PS. I bet you will go blue if you are a real typer. They are ok for games and great for the typing. Brown is more if you game and type equally. Black is really only for gamer.
 
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