Originally Posted by Hysteria1
Okay here we go...
1) macros not needed, but i will be play moms so may come in handy
2) standard nice big layout, I don't want a small keyboard i like the number pad even tho i never touch it haha
3) I don't need silence and I like sound feedback, although i don't want it to sound like a stampede whenever i type
4) tactile, somewhat pronounced
5)i want backlighting, and all of the keys would be cool, since I'm lefty i don't used WASD
6)color must match mouse
8)i don't think so9)I have no clue what that means
10)in between, i don't want to have to slam each key but i hate when i brush my finger over a key and it somehow presses
12)i don't like keyboards that get prominent finger prints everywhere haha
PS/2 is the old round mouse/keyboard connector that was used before USB became popular. In several ways it is still superior for keyboards (not for mice in any sort of way really). It allows NKRO and uses hard interrupts as opposed to polling (more responsive, although perhaps not enough of a difference for a human to notice).
KRO is shorthand for Key Roll-over. It is how many keys you can press at the same time before the keyboard either stops registering, sticks, or ghosts (phantom false key presses are introduced).
2KRO means 2 keys at once - this is the standard for the vast majority of keyboards. 6+4KRO (the 4 being modifier keys such as shift, and alt) is the maximum limit for USB spec. USB is physically capable of more but it requires going outside of spec or using fancy drivers and controllers like on the Microsoft sidewinder keyboards. You also usually never see more than 6+2 on USB because of additional features which use the last two "channels" or just simply to cut costs. NKRO means infinite keys can be pressed at the same time and is only possible via PS/2.
Please note that some keyboards have "anti-ghosting gaming clusters" or w/e they want to call them in order to give the effect of greater-than-2KRO without the cost of actually implementing a proper diode matrix. This won't really help you as a left handed user at all, but even if it did, it actually has the harmful side effect of rendering portions of the keyboard (parts the manufacturer deems as less important) as low as 1KRO.
Get back to me on that and you'll have a couple good choices waiting for you. In the mean time, I can pretty much tell you that you want Cherry Brown
switches. They're very common and you should have no problem finding a keyboard with them. The question is really what price, how much KRO, and what interface you want.
Originally Posted by Skylit
Whats' exactly wrong with their audio?
It's just poor sound quality for the price. You can get much better sounding audio (more comfortable too if you're talking headphones) for half the price if you look elsewhere.
As for the surround sound headphones, they're pretty much gimmicks no matter what company makes them. I don't really know if Razer's newest one is any better than the rest of the competition, but its still a gimmick at best.