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Hey there,

Since my Razer Lycosa became ******* annoying as of lately, I simply threw it out now. Windows keys didn't even want to work anymore. And it's been actually not that old. Oh well.

So yea I'm looking for a new keyboard. I don't care if its mechanical or not, as long as it got backlight in BLUE.
And if possible it shouldn't be to expansive.
Main use would be chatting only and maybe some gaming. But I don't need special macro keys for that.

Is there or are there some keyboards you can recommend ?

I've been looking at the Logitech G110 so far.

Useless Edit: I'm actually using an 15 years old IBM keyboard which is better typing wise then the lycosa. Funny isn't it ?
Edited by pnkspdr - 5/27/11 at 8:32am
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im using a saitek eclipse 2 im very happy with it
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
im using a saitek eclipse 2 im very happy with it
I used to have that one. I loved the lighting on that especially. But they don't sell it anymore right ?
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post #4 of 17
yea they do, and the cyborg is good as well, if you have room for the knobs on the corners.

eclipse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-001-_-Product

cyborg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-012-_-Product

Bah, sorry Duetchlander, not sure if you can find it over there.

Can u find a DAS over there?
Edited by TCOC - 5/27/11 at 8:45am
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnkspdr View Post
Useless Edit: I'm actually using an 15 years old IBM keyboard which is better typing wise then the lycosa. Funny isn't it ?
That's because it's mechanical most likely (not accurate enough description nor do I know enough bout keyboards to know if there were IBM rubber domes)

The lycosa is a crap keyboard for typing, as is almost any other "gaming keyboard".

If you really want to get a keyboard that is good, don't look at the crappy gaming keyboards, take a look at mechanical keyboards. The razer blackwidow and the steelseries 6gv2 and 7G are the most popular "gaming" mechanicals. The razer blackwidow being a lot better for typing, and the steelseries ones somewhat better for gaming.

To spend dozens of dollars on a regular keyboard is wasting money. If you're not gonna go mechanical, it's useless to get a "better" keyboard. They're not better, the companies just know how to sell a product well, even if it's crap.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
That's because it's mechanical most likely (not accurate enough description nor do I know enough bout keyboards to know if there were IBM rubber domes)

The lycosa is a crap keyboard for typing, as is almost any other "gaming keyboard".

If you really want to get a keyboard that is good, don't look at the crappy gaming keyboards, take a look at mechanical keyboards. The razer blackwidow and the steelseries 6gv2 and 7G are the most popular "gaming" mechanicals. The razer blackwidow being a lot better for typing, and the steelseries ones somewhat better for gaming.

To spend dozens of dollars on a regular keyboard is wasting money. If you're not gonna go mechanical, it's useless to get a "better" keyboard. They're not better, the companies just know how to sell a product well, even if it's crap.
Ahh, and I like my lycosa razor ( 2nd one) yea I need the lights for PvP
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Quote:
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Ahh, and I like my lycosa razor ( 2nd one) yea I need the lights for PvP
Well if you can afford the blackwidow ultimate, you can go mechanical and have backlight. Also the xarmor keyboards. And the decks.
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Razer Black Widow (Ultimate) or DAS
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post #9 of 17
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I actually tried out the Blackwidow Ultimate before. But compared to the lycosa the Keys got somewhat less space between them. Not sure tho. For sure it felt weird.
The reason why I send it back tho, was because the J key didn't work properly.
But yea I think I might go with a Blackwidow again. I like that clicky sound actually of a mechanical keyboard.
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I would say it took me a long time to get used to the Black Widow, but now that I am I went from typing ~50wpm to ~75wpm. I type a lot (History, English, and other essays) So Cherry MX-Blues were a must for me. I would say it is nicer in a lot of games, and its very nice for FPS/RTS.

Protip: Dont remove large keys, the metal supports are a mission to get back in
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