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Alright. Currently I have a logitech wave keyboard & mouse. These are driving me nuts. The mouse is constantly skipping which makes gaming with it impossible and everything else frustrating. The keyboard often delays also, which makes typing this a pain. Amusingly, this is my second wave set. I'm after something new, but don't really know where to start.

Current likes about wave keyboard -

Palm rest is nice.

Current dislikes -

Batteries are annoying.
Little bit big.
Not working properly.

What I'd like from a new keyboard -

Maybe to ditch the number pad, don't really need it and reduced size would be nice.

Although counter to the size request, I like the wrist rest.

Longevity. I want it to last.


Relatively simple. I game a bit and type a bit, don't do LOADS of either, not all day anyway. I'd kinda like to experiment with a mechanical keyboard but I've never used one before.

That's it really. Budget doesn't matter if the keyboard is going to last. Will add in a link to my mouse topic when I have that posted if you think you could help with that also. Cheers!

http://www.overclock.net/mice/106886...l#post14246663
Edited by sirfox92 - 7/17/11 at 10:17am
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A Leopold FC200RT/AB with MX Brown switches would be a perfect intro to mechanical keyboards if you want to spend the money to go mechanical, which I do highly recommend. I enjoy using my computer much more now that I have a keyboard that feels amazing. Mechanical keyboards will also last longer than a normal keyboard, so even if you aren't a fan of the feel (though I'm sure you will be), it's worth the $100 just because it will last you forever.

As for a mouse, I use a Logitech MX518. You can problably find one cheap since Logitech is replacing it with the G400 (or you can just buy a G400 )
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Get a separate wrist rest - better to have something movable so that you can ensure that it's in a comfortable position.
Edited by ch_123 - 7/17/11 at 10:27am
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A Leopold FC200RT/AB with MX Brown switches would be a perfect intro to mechanical keyboards if you want to spend the money to go mechanical, which I do highly recommend. I enjoy using my computer much more now that I have a keyboard that feels amazing. Mechanical keyboards will also last longer than a normal keyboard, so even if you aren't a fan of the feel (though I'm sure you will be), it's worth the $100 just because it will last you forever.

As for a mouse, I use a Logitech MX518. You can problably find one cheap since Logitech is replacing it with the G400 (or you can just buy a G400 )
I like the look of that. Simple and not complicated. Before I go looking at reviews and stuff do you know if it is available in europe / uk?


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Get a separate wrist rest - better to have something movable e so that you can ensure that it's in a comfortable position.
Might do that. Any recommendations?
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EK used to have Filco-branded leather wrist rests that were the correct size for Tenkeyless boards. However, they've replaced them with far more expensive ones that are $70.
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Personally, I'd recommend my own mechanical Steelseries 7G, but any other simple mechanical keyboard will suit you perfectly, really.

Steelseries 7G:



I love the wrist rest, it's nice can easily fit both of my hands.
Numpad is awesome, why not get a bigger table if it's so cramped?
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I like the look of that. Simple and not complicated. Before I go looking at reviews and stuff do you know if it is available in europe / uk?
Ah, I didn't know you were in Europe/UK. Elitekeyboards.com will ship to Europe/UK, but you have to contact them for pricing.

Alternatively, you can check out the Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless. It's available from a website called Keyboard Co which is based in the UK, so it would probably be easier dealing with them than having elitekeyboards (USA distributor) ship internationally.

I'm not sure how much more or less the Filco would cost than the Leopold (I'm not up to date on the conversion rate and VAT and whatnot), but I'd have actually recommend the Filco instead of the Leopold had I noticed you didn't live in the United States. No reason particular, they're both great keyboards that use Cherry MX Brown switches, but it will be much easier for you to deal with Keyboard Co than Elite. It's the reverse for people in the United States- the Leopold from Elitekeyboards is the cheapest and easiest option for them.
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Look at the Qpad-mk 80, backlit, blue switches, UK layout, available in UK.
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=KB-000-XM

And comes with its own wrist rest.
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Ah, I didn't know you were in Europe/UK. Elitekeyboards.com will ship to Europe/UK, but you have to contact them for pricing.

Alternatively, you can check out the Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless. It's available from a website called Keyboard Co which is based in the UK, so it would probably be easier dealing with them than having elitekeyboards (USA distributor) ship internationally.

I'm not sure how much more or less the Filco would cost than the Leopold (I'm not up to date on the conversion rate and VAT and whatnot), but I'd have actually recommend the Filco instead of the Leopold had I noticed you didn't live in the United States. No reason particular, they're both great keyboards that use Cherry MX Brown switches, but it will be much easier for you to deal with Keyboard Co than Elite. It's the reverse for people in the United States- the Leopold from Elitekeyboards is the cheapest and easiest option for them.


Ah, that's a better option - works out €50 or so cheaper for the keyboard & rest than the other one. Still mighty expensive though, works out at over €200 for the two items .... nearly $300.

Have to think about that. If I decide to go for it I think I will ring them as there has to be some leeway in the prices of those rests.

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Look at the Qpad-mk 80, backlit, blue switches, UK layout, available in UK.
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=KB-000-XM

And comes with its own wrist rest.
Hm, not as much a fan of the design of that one and has numpad, also blue switches are loudest ones aren't they?
Edited by sirfox92 - 7/17/11 at 12:33pm
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How so? I see £108.00 for the keyboard (inc. VAT), and £43.20 (inc. VAT) for the wrist rest. Are there additional taxes besides VAT that you guys have to pay? Is Keyboard Co's shipping expensive? Sorry, I really don't know how things work over there

I spent $160 to get my Filco from Keyboard Co's Amazon.com store (they were kind enough to send some of their stock to an Amazon.com warehouse in the United States so that we could buy Filco without having to pay for international shipping) and I'd say it was worth every penny, but for $300 I'm not sure I would have went for it. Maybe. I'll have to think about that one
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