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The X4 is good, how about for $70 the Logitech K800? It's wireless. Good scissor switch KB. Or get a Lenovo laptop KB clone for $35-55.
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not a fan of razer products, but I'm leaning twds x4, saitek 2 (though letter fade huge turnoff for me), g110. Not a fan of wireless keyboards, thanks everyone for all the input.
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post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by mylilpony View Post
All input appreciated/repped. Thanks! For gaming, writing, etc. Backlit preferred, not required.

Don't want to spend more than 50 bucks...

I have the logitech illuminated ultra-thin and I know it goes on sale pretty frequently....


saw that Saitek 2 was around that price? What's the difference between 2 and 3?
Logitech G110 is on sale right now for $55.
Backlight, gaming buttons, half price.

http://www.logitechshop.com.au/logit...-keyboard.html
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post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by mylilpony View Post
not a fan of razer products, but I'm leaning twds x4, saitek 2 (though letter fade huge turnoff for me), g110. Not a fan of wireless keyboards, thanks everyone for all the input.
x4 is my choice because you can hold down any keys you would need at the same time (up to any 20+ at once). The other options you're looking at will lock up trying to press 3 keys in some cases.
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I have the Saitek III... its basically just a bigger version of the II with some more options. As far as the quality, the keyboard SUCKS. Keys wear to clear and fairly quickly as well. Granted I was unemployed at the time and using the PC for extended periods of time daily, within 3 months WSAD and worn almost completely off. Now, a year later almost every letter is worn clear. Saitek refused my warranty claim saying I used harsh cleaners to clean the keys and that induced the wear. I used windex on a paper towel.

As to the typing quality of the keyboard, its loud (not compared to most mechanicals, but compared to most rubber domes), and it feels horrendous. I have many keystrokes that don't even register and require me mashing my key (most notably the 2, 3, and 4 on the number row as well as X, C, I, E and the WSAD keys). Only reason why I still have it is because of working nights, I'm just too tired and lazy to go down to the basement and pull out my 3 year old Microsoft keyboard I picked up for 8 bucks when I first built my rig. It types better, suffers wear problems but not to clear, only the letters themselves wear off, and is quieter.

I want to make the jump to mechanical, most likely browns so it has some clicky feel, but I just can't justify the costs ($100+ for a good one) only to find out it feels like something I don't like. I'm sure it'll be a million times nicer than my current keyboard, but then again... so is this Dell-Made in China keyboard I'm using at work.

Sorry for ranting, but don't buy the Saitek due to just aesthetics. I did and I've regretted it ever since
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post #17 of 31
If you like mechanicals, go that route.
If you're going rubber done, it's best to try out as many different models as you can.
One of the best rubber-dome keyboards I ever owner was a basic Dynex $10 KB from best-buy 4 years ago or so. I now have a Razer Lycosa (got it for $20) and I hate the thing half the time.
post #18 of 31
Something with a good ergonomic build, decent touch feedback and at least 4KRO.

And something that isn't too long so you have room to move your mouse to the left.
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post #19 of 31
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Something with a good ergonomic build, decent touch feedback and at least 4KRO.

And something that isn't too long so you have room to move your mouse to the left.
There really isn't 4KRO. There's 2, 6, and "more then you have fingers".
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post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
IMO the Logitech Illuminated is a really good keyboard. It's easy to type on and I'm much more used to scissor style switches than I am to mechanical. I gave the MX Blues on the Razer Blackwidow for a week and didn't like them.
Doesn't the logitech illuminated have a rollover problem that prevents you from playing FPS games? I forget the key combo that everyone was complaining about.

EDIT: W + Shift + space apparently doesn't work?
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