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My mice costs 5x as much as my keyboard so I'd say:

Keyboard = 2 (Bought it for 11,67$)
Mice = 8 (Love my Deathadder 3500 DPI )
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post #12 of 42
8, It's affects the comfort and duration of the way you work. Typing on a better keyboard just makes everything easier, pressing on buttons take less energy, Backlighting allows for typing in the dark.

A good mouse prevents fatigue, makes things comfortable, more buttons allow you to set hotkeys for apps like Photoshop, Autocad. Gaming becomes precise.

It makes the entire desk more awesome as well.
post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by HiIamAnI7 View Post
8, It's affects the comfort and duration of the way you work. Typing on a better keyboard just makes everything easier, pressing on buttons take less energy, Backlighting allows for typing in the dark.

A good mouse prevents fatigue, makes things comfortable, more buttons allow you to set hotkeys for apps like Photoshop, Autocad. Gaming becomes precise.

It makes the entire desk more awesome as well.
Learning to touch type also allows typing in the dark... without a backlight.

And also increases your typing speed 2fold, at least
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
This is a very subjective survey--there are those who insist on purchasing $200 mechanical keyboards then there are those who are fine with a $10 keyboard

It's entirely up to you, really.

Having owned a mechanical keyboard, I would say 6 for keyboard
I can't comment on a mouse since I don't use one.
how are you able to not use a mouse

wouldn't it be really difficult to navigate your OS (at least windows?)
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post #15 of 42
Keyboard 4
Mouse 6

Actually both my mice and keyboard are just 1.
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post #16 of 42
Keyboard: 7
Mouse: 8

I don't understand how people use crappy input devices. It's your interface with your pc after all.
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post #17 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Learning to touch type also allows typing in the dark... without a backlight.

And also increases your typing speed 2fold, at least
Even if you can touch type, backlighting could still be useful. It's not all that easy to find the right F* key or some other unusual keys when you can't see where they are and aren't used to using them.
post #18 of 42
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how are you able to not use a mouse

wouldn't it be really difficult to navigate your OS (at least windows?)
Maybe he has touch screen...
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post #19 of 42
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Maybe he has touch screen...
Specs say he's using a Wacom Bamboo Pen/Touch tablet...

...seems crazy (in a good way) not to use a mouse at all, though.
post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
Even if you can touch type, backlighting could still be useful. It's not all that easy to find the right F* key or some other unusual keys when you can't see where they are and aren't used to using them.
Well put your left hand on the edge of the keyboard, feel caps lock, and now position your four fingers to the keys right to the caps lock, and your index finger is now on the F key. Simple.


Anyways, I never considered backlight useful since the light from my displays is enough to light up the whole room, (includes the keyboard) yet, my displays are a bit less bright than the random TN panel.




I'd like to add: Peripherals (minus audio) are very important when doing work. If you have a low resolution monitor, mouse with a sensor that jumps around, a keyboard that misses keystrokes, or anything like that, your productivity goes down exponentially. "Decent" gear don't really cost much, so why not?
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