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I'm planning on buying a new keyboard as soon as I have some money because mine is dieing. I just got a $25 gamestop gift card so I went to see if they had anything worth buying for PC, everything else I saw that I might want and be able to afford there was extremely overpriced, but these 2 keyboards are just a little bit overpriced so I would be getting them cheaper than if I bought them on amazon.

The Lycosa is $80, so it will be $55 after my gift card, it is $75 on Amazon. The Arctosa is $50/$25 after gift card, $40 on amazon.

Are they worth the price I'd be paying after gift card or are there better keyboards I could get for around the same price? My max budget was going to be $50, and I would rather spend less, but I could bump it up to $55 if the Lycosa is worth it.
Also, is there any difference between the 2 keyboards other than the backlights on the Lycosa? Other than that they look exactly the same to me.
Edited by TheYonderGod - 1/31/12 at 7:37pm
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Mew I would save some more money for something better maybe mechanical, but if you need keyboard I would look at something like the G110 Bit over budget but you can find them on ebay thumb.gif

Arctosa is $40 off amazon
Edited by shineon2011 - 1/31/12 at 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by shineon2011 View Post

Mew I would save some more money for something better maybe mechanical, but if you need keyboard I would look at something like the G110 thumb.gif

Too expensive for me, and I don't need all those extra macro keys, in fact I would rather not have them because my mouse/keyboard tray isn't big enough.
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i just got the Arctosa today and i took the black version which i didnt know but all the letters and numbers are black and its hard to see which letter your typing so get the silver keys if your buying the Arctosa but other than that its a good keyboard. but having the extra money i would of went with the Lycosa for the back light keys to make it easier to game at night. overall great product
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I personally own a Sidewinder x4, and think it's wonderful for gaming and typing as well, but that's just personal preference. $45 is usually the price on most online retailers(Newegg, Amazon, etc.). I see bad reviews all across the web on the Lycosa and Arctosa, and just from that, I'd say no. I hear that they're fingerprint magnets to the extreme xD, and that after a few weeks to a few months of typing, keys get stuck or are unresponsive, ghosting... and what not. Never personally tried one out, so I can't confirm any of this bad luck unfortunately. But I for one, will never buy a poorly reviewed product(3 stars or below on multiple websites). As for the differences, yes... the only difference is the backlighting xD. Hope I somewhat helped? redface.gif
    
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Had a lycosa, it was an amazing keyboard, but there is a macro limit. IMO the device's only downfall.
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I have the Razer Lycosa. Hate it with a passion. Once a week maybe more, one of the keys will just stop working. I would have to unplug it from the back or reboot to make it work again. The media touch pad works is touchy. It work when it wants too.
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Nnnnnnope.

I got a Lycosa for $7.62 and I still felt ripped off.
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Man I must have had amazing freaking luck with razer gear. All my devices from them have performed perfectly. Yet the hate here is worse than, well I can't complete that sentence without a TOS issue XD
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I owned a Mirror Lycosa. Never again.
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