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like the title says I am looking for a cheap enough ( 50$ ish ) keyboard that has many macro buttons like the discontinued logitech g11 and also hopefully it has some sort of illumination for the keys.

my logitech g15 is dieing and i need a replacement ...
any suggestions would help
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How many is many? The MS Siderwinder X4 has 6 macro keys and backlighting and is $50 or less.
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Cherry G80 POS Keyboards: my favorite is the G80-8200. Not illuminated but plenty of macros!


This one is the G80-8113.

Edited by magna224 - 11/3/11 at 4:53pm
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It would be boss to get the card reader to work with online stores and just be able to swipe you credit card to buy something.
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Hmm I never thought of that. I may have to dig out one of the G80s and try that.. I used to use a card to log into windows.
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How many is many? The MS Siderwinder X4 has 6 macro keys and backlighting and is $50 or less.
well I need at least as many as the G11 has ( 3 pages of 18 macros each because right now I use 50 macros 40 of which are static and the others I keep chaging arround for whats needed )

I am a sys admin at work and many of my commands are "macro-ed" so I do most of my work 5x faster

I have the Sidewinder x6 at home and I like it ... but I don't like the fact that I loose the numpad for the macros with it ... if I could have em both that would be almost perfect ( it needs blue backlighting to be perfect )

The Logitech g11 would be perfect unfortunetly I realized too late that I want to buy one to replace my aging g15 ( I don't need the LCD at work )
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post #7 of 8
That's a lot of macros! I don't know any keyboards with that many.
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You and me both buddy, my g11 broke and i hate looking for a replacement. The g510 has the same amount of keys but it costs 99$. Im hoping a Newegg november sale to drop it to a more reasonable price.
    
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