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Hey all. I'm in the market for a new keyboard. My enter button on this old microsoft keyboard I stole from my mom is half broke so i'd say it's time to upgrade.

Things I need:

Quiet Keys - This likely rules out mechanical keyboards. I have my compy right by my bed, and a loud keyboard would wake my lady partner.

Comfort - Fairly obvious but I use my computer a lot. I will mention I had a 10 dollar low profile BenQ from like 6 years back and I thought it was wonderful to type on. This keyboard seems to be "semi-low profile" if ya catch my meaning, and I like it. I have used wave and split keyboards too, but not a lot. and both are fine.

Small Size - It doesn't need to be tiny but I have pretty limited desk space so it can't be huge. I don't need multi-media keys or any thing. Just the standard layout is hunky dory for me.

Things I don't need but would be pretty sweet:

Lights and Stuff - Some flashy leds? I can dig it.

Macro keys - Never used em so it's not like I would miss not having them. Honestly, i'm not even sure i'd have a use for them but I do a fair amout of gaming so it might be something to check out. More of a curiosity thing for me.

Anti-ghosting - Would also be good for gaming. Or would it? I haven't really noticed me pressing too many keys on this microsoft one and having some not register but I just did a test and it seems to depend on what random keys I mash down. sometimes it will pick up all of them and others it will only pick up 1 or 2 out of 8 I press. Like i said though, never noticed it for gaming but it would be a nice feature regardless.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

90 dollar budget
Edited by NameMakingSux - 2/15/12 at 11:33pm
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Since you want a small profile, quiet keys, and backlighting, I recommend the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard:

http://www.logitech.com/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4740

Their keys are described as:
Quote:
Clickety-clack. Remember that sound? The old electric typewriter. If you are old enough to remember, it isn’t just the clickety-clack that you probably miss so much. Rather, it’s the way the keys felt under your fingers.

It’s a desire to create an unforgettable typing experience that drove us to create Logitech® PerfectStroke™ key system. PerfectStroke combines the best of laptop and stand-alone keyboards to help make every key stroke smooth, comfortable, and whisper-quiet.

$71 off Logitech website, $59 off Amazon
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Originally Posted by Elvandar View Post

Since you want a small profile, quiet keys, and backlighting, I recommend the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard:
http://www.logitech.com/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4740
Their keys are described as:
Quote:
Clickety-clack. Remember that sound? The old electric typewriter. If you are old enough to remember, it isn’t just the clickety-clack that you probably miss so much. Rather, it’s the way the keys felt under your fingers.
It’s a desire to create an unforgettable typing experience that drove us to create Logitech® PerfectStroke™ key system. PerfectStroke combines the best of laptop and stand-alone keyboards to help make every key stroke smooth, comfortable, and whisper-quiet.
$71 off Logitech website, $59 off Amazon

I had one of those and hated it. The keycaps were made of thin cheap plastic and the spacebar started to bend into a slant after the second day of use so I returned it. If you read some of the one star reviews from Amazon, there are people the complain that the space bar stopped working after a few months. I used to own Logitech which I could say was definitely rage proof and met your description of keyboard in which you are seeking but it is now discontinued.

Edit: Sorry I can't give you a suggestion since I now use a mechanical, just steering you away from one I had a bad experience with. Also was a bad gaming keyboard.
Edited by evanisme - 2/16/12 at 3:29am
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