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Here's my recommendation, a MICROSOFT X6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109063

Yes,yes I know what you guys are thinking of right now... "What the hell is he thinking? I thought he was gonna mention Steelseries or sth". Well, I have very good reasoning behind this.

The X6 is cheap now, cheaper than the Lycosa, Logitech keyboards by a significant amt and it comes with features like adjustable backlighting, volume knob, tons of macros (30 x 3 profiles = 90 macros). Very good response, not sure about ghosting though, never had problems playing in fps games.

But what makes this an awesome keyboard is 1 thing : Cruise control. Yes, Cruise Control, by holding down a keyboard key and pressing the cruise control button, it essentially "holds down the key(s) without you actually pressing it"

Remember how long and tiring it was when you spawned at BFBC2's Heavy Metal map and there is no vehicles around, forcing you to have to run all the way half the map to get to a skirmish? Remember how tiring it was to navigate around Elder Scroll's humungously big maps? By holding down W+Shift and pressing the Cruise Control button, and letting go of the keys. You can run without pressing down the keys. You can still control the direction of movement by moving the mouse. To turn it off? just press the cuise control button (or press shift again if you are doing Shift+W)

With the big maps in Skyrim and BF3, this will no doubt be a feature that you will see me using all the time. So, this is my recommendation to everyone looking to get a gaming keyboard for the onslaught of PC games coming up. After seeing so many reviews dubbing the Cruise Control as an unnecessary feature, I wanted to change everyone's view on it. I see it more as a necessity as I use it more than the macros in my FPS games.

Disagree with my recommendation? Please feel free to comment below.
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 8/5/11 at 12:23pm
    
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post #2 of 39
Nothing like a nice mechanical for gaming though.
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post #3 of 39
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True, but the Cruise Control function is really underrated. Watching my friends holding down buttons to run across huge maps, while I sit back and drink my soda with my guy still running feels awesome.
    
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I guess, that's a pretty nice feature. I could see turning it off being a bit cumbersome (having to reach for the button to turn it off) but it's a nice concept. +rep
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Forgot to mention that, you can actually just stop running by pressing shift again lol.
    
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Awesome.
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More keyboards need that feature.
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post #8 of 39
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Originally Posted by OverTheBelow View Post
More keyboards need that feature.
Damn straight, but almost all reviews just dubbed it as a hardly used extra, but in huge games, I use them 10x more than I do with macros.
    
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Nothing like a nice mechanical for gaming though.
This, rubber domes are just terrible to use now. Mechanical ftw.
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This, rubber domes are just terrible to use now. Mechanical ftw.
Haha yea, I got a Blackwidow and the X6 at first, the blackwidow was a dream to type on, but the X6 has very nice features, swappable numpad for easy macro use as its easier to reach on the left side when gaming, back lighting, and cheaper price. Plus, as I play BFBC2 and BF2 and Fallout quite abit, CC is a dream come true. So, I relunctantly sent back the BW. But, the clicky sounds are still in my head tho. :/
    
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