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Hi there,
I've decided to move on to other keyboard from my current (MS X6) as i have problem for my CAD programs ( almost always pressing the F1 instead of ESC) and as i browsed for KB i can't decide on a model. Don't get me wrong - the X6 is a great keyboard for gaming but the work i'm doing on it recently is mostly CAD and i get very nerveous about all the key configuration.
I've stopped of two Logitech models G105 and G110 ( maybe and G510), Razer - if you guys can give me a hint about one, SteelSeries Shift and one from Roccat - Isku. Not sure whether the old models of Logitech G15 and G19 will do me good too?!?

Any help will be appriciated.
Edited by Vipervlv - 2/2/12 at 12:30am
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I am using a Logitech G110 and very very happy with it.

Perfect for me for at least 3-4 years

G510 is also very good but some models are suffering from a spacebar issue. Its a problem for even some new revisions.

g510 and g110 are very very similar. G510 has few more different led colors and keys are a bit better and has a screen.

screen is not such a great gadget but its useful for monitoring stuff.
Edited by iARDAs - 2/1/12 at 3:54pm
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Are hitting F1 instead of escape because of a weird key layout? If so, I'd stay away from Razer, as their key layout is shifted slightly. I don't know about logitech, but it's possible they do this as well.

If you're looking into the G510 and the Razer keyboards, you might want to consider a mechanical like the Leopold series. They're about the same price, without weird layouts or gimmicky gaming extras.
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The ESC as well as the F-keys are stretched and a bit small in compare to the rest.

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And as you see the shifted layout is a bit tricky. Especially in CAD as the ESC is one of the most important keys biggrin.gif

@iARDAs Thx - just as i thought about it - thats why i look into the G105 and G110 - macro keys are good as i use them in programs for commands. The screen is not a big plus for me.

@MME1122 - Thz i will check out and the mechanical ones too.

Some more comment guys?
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