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Hi, I'm looking for a mechanical, wireless gaming keyboard for less than £200 can anybody recommend me one?smile.gif
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I have only seen two wireless mech boards - one is a Filco variant that is no longer made, the other (whose name escapes me) looked like a wireless version of the Xarmor boards, except it was something ridiculous like $300.

Is wireless a hard requirement?
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Originally Posted by ch_123;14363617 
I have only seen two wireless mech boards - one is a Filco variant that is no longer made, the other (whose name escapes me) looked like a wireless version of the Xarmor boards, except it was something ridiculous like $300.

Is wireless a hard requirement?

wireless isnn't a hard requirement if the cable is 2/3 metres long... if we are talking in dollars my budget would be around $320
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Originally Posted by ch_123;14363617 
looked like a wireless version of the Xarmor boards, except it was something ridiculous like $300.

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http://ergogeek.com/xarmor-u9w-2.4-ghz-rf-wireless-mechanical-keyboard.html
post #5 of 11
I didn't know about that one, nice.

There was definitely a $300 one that looked sort of like an Xarmor, again, can't remember the brand at all.
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Originally Posted by garadex;14363643 
wireless isnn't a hard requirement if the cable is 2/3 metres long... if we are talking in dollars my budget would be around $320

I think there are a few around that have cables of that length. The HHKB, Leopold, and some Ducky keyboards have detachable mini-USB which would allow you to buy a cable as long as you like. Model M derivatives usually have quite long cables, and the ones with removable cables allow you to attach a 10-foot PS/2 cable.
Edited by ch_123 - 7/27/11 at 5:56am
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post #6 of 11
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Actually forget the wireless (I can always buy an extension)... recommend me the best mechanical keyboard for <$320/£200
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post #7 of 11
At that budget, you can buy pretty much anything out there.

Might be more useful to determine what exactly you want - are you a gamer? Do you type a lot? Do you do both? Do you want a quite keyboard or a clicky one? Do you want a numpad or not?
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post #8 of 11
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Actually forget the wireless (I can always buy an extension)... recommend me the best mechanical keyboard for <$320/£200

If you want to spend £200 you can always buy two Qpad MK-80

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-000-XM

Blue switches, backlit, NKRO, UK layout, available directly in UK.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ch_123;14363731 
At that budget, you can buy pretty much anything out there.

Might be more useful to determine what exactly you want - are you a gamer? Do you type a lot? Do you do both? Do you want a quite keyboard or a clicky one? Do you want a numpad or not?

Iam going to be using the keyboard predominately for gaming, I don't think I'll need a numb pad and I think I'd like a little bit of a click but not a crazy loud click.
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also i tend to strike keys quite hard so the keyboard would also need to be durable
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