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Hey guys I have a logitech slim keyboard that is illuminated. Since about about a week ago some little family relatives broke the keyboard, I am in search of something new. For a long time my friends have been trying to get me into a mechanical style keyboard. Anyway I am open to suggestions, The keyboard MUST be illuminated, and my price range is < $140.00. THanks in advance!
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I picked up a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 on the cheap a few months back (Amazon had it a lot cheaper than elsewhere) and I'm fairly impressed. Much more comfortable than my G15, which I now feel is far more marketing than substance. frown.gif
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The type of keyboard you get depends on what you do with it. If you into gaming then the perfect keyboard for you would be the Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard. You have to remember, mechanical keyboards have such faster response times and are easier on your fingers. Here is a link, keyboard is at $114.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114012
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Originally Posted by Weezernation;14330067 
The type of keyboard you get depends on what you do with it. If you into gaming then the perfect keyboard for you would be the Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard. You have to remember, mechanical keyboards have such faster response times and are easier on your fingers. Here is a link, keyboard is at $114.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114012

If your in cali and have a frys near you these are on sale this weekend for $89.99

Also other mechanical keyboards if you ar looking for that type, you might want to look at:

Xarmor UB9L-S
Deck Keyboards
Mionix zibal 60
Ducky Shine ( not sure when this will come out thought)

each have some different switch type so you may want to research first to determine which key type you think suits you.
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Originally Posted by Weezernation;14330067 
The type of keyboard you get depends on what you do with it. If you into gaming then the perfect keyboard for you would be the Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard. You have to remember, mechanical keyboards have such faster response times and are easier on your fingers. Here is a link, keyboard is at $114.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114012

depends on if he wants to hear the ridiculous amount of noise the MX Blues put out.
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Originally Posted by vikingsteve;14333568 
depends on if he wants to hear the ridiculous amount of noise the MX Blues put out.

defintely the blues are the clicky-iest of all the switches, but for me at least it doesnt bother me.

If you are working in an open environment ( like maybe work) then defintely you would have to take into account the noise factor.

But in a home / private environment then defintely might not be an issue. Defintely enjoy typing on my blues, but each person is different and the cliky-ness might bother some people.

I read I think in the BWU review here in the keyboard forum that the slightly thicker keycaps on the BWU muffled the clickyness of the blues... but that might be purley subjective also.
post #7 of 23
for less than $140 though he's pretty much limited to the MX Blues. Browns cost a lot more... every MX Brown keyboard I've seen that wasn't a junk board with brown switches thrown in always cost $150+. I guess he could go with MX blacks but they aren't really much of a mechanical switch if you ask me.
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Originally Posted by Coldharbour;14329970 
Hey guys I have a logitech slim keyboard that is illuminated. Since about about a week ago some little family relatives broke the keyboard, I am in search of something new. For a long time my friends have been trying to get me into a mechanical style keyboard. Anyway I am open to suggestions, The keyboard MUST be illuminated, and my price range is < $140.00. THanks in advance!


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That's the MX Blue variant of the XArmor. IMO it's the nicest mechanical you'll find with a wrist rest to boot, along with media function keys if you ever want them. Plus the layout is clean too. You could get a Razer Black Widow, but IMO those things look awful.

The XArmor MX Blues are about $135, so just under your $140 budget.
Edited by vikingsteve - 7/25/11 at 4:25pm
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Or he can always take a Ducky into consideration. They're not bad boards (not the best either) but I trust Ducky over XArmor in terms of quality control.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster;14345556 
Or he can always take a Ducky into consideration. They're not bad boards (not the best either) but I trust Ducky over XArmor in terms of quality control.

Yeah but a Ducky is a lot harder to find than an Xarmor.
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Yeah but a Ducky is a lot harder to find than an Xarmor.

Seriously
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