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I have a coupon for the Logitech G105 (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/9214) which makes it only $32 with free shipping, and I was wondering whether you guys think this is a good deal. I could really use a new keyboard since my current one is the stock Emachines keyboard from 2001 redface.gif
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Honestly, save up and buy a mechanical keyboard. Logitech rubber domes are crap.
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I only have $80 to spend. What can I get that is mechanical, backlit, and relatively cheap?
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i'm not sure where you are

CM Storm Quick Fire Tenkeyless usualy $65
CM Storm Quick Fire Pro full keyboard with parts backlighting $80
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the G105 is a rebranded/recolored G110
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Originally Posted by SirWaWa View Post

the G105 is a rebranded/recolored G110

The G105 is missing the "media corner" of the G110 that has the volume roller and audio controls. The G105 also has 6 less macro keys.

I've never used a G105, but I do own a G110 and I would assume they're very similar.

I've been very happy with my G110. I would rate the rubber domes as average, nothing special, but nothing awful. The backlight is nice for computing at night, and the media controls (the volume roller especially) are a lot more useful than I expected them to be. The wrist rest is pretty cheap though IMO. It doesn't stay attached very well, and can be squeaky when moving your wrist along the length of it. It's definitely the worst part of the keyboard, and really seems like an afterthought.

If Logitech could make an identical keyboard as a mechanical with a good wrist rest, I'd buy it without any questions.
 
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I have a coupon for the Logitech G105 (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/9214) which makes it only $32 with free shipping, and I was wondering whether you guys think this is a good deal. I could really use a new keyboard since my current one is the stock Emachines keyboard from 2001 redface.gif

You could check out the MS Sidewinder X4 (red LED back light and good key feel for rubber dome as is from $35 - 50) or pony up for a nice mechanical from Cooler Master. I had a Logitech G11 and G15 but wasn't too impressed with them when brand new, let alone after several months of gaming with it.
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I actually really like my G110
my only wish was the LED back lighting was brighter
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