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Are chiclet keyboards ok for gaming? I've had a mechanical keyboard, but the noise bugged me and it didn't seem like I gained anything from the feedback. The new Razer keyboard looks interesting to me.

http://www.razerzone.com/deathstalker
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Have you thought about using o-ring dampeners?
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I use one for work and gaming, ( apple wireless keyboard ) I like it, I don't personally get the whole mechanical keyboard thing, I've used them in the past, but found out they are not for me. I highly doubt any person can honestly say "OMG this unmeasurable lag from this keyboard is so noticable and highly annoying and my gaming would be so much better with a $100+ mechanical"

I like em, they are small and compact, and are really nice to type on. and have zero complaints about gaming or working with them. ( except I wish I would have gone with the wireless one at work like i did at home )

EDIT: and the razer keyboard seems pretty gimmicky, which is fine if you like the whole "i'm a pro gamer and not an adult" look, 1 thing I noticed is the programable hotkeys are in an awkward place, basically, to use them you would have to take your hand off the mouse, which would not be ideal in any fast paced game.

The razer nostromo is great, keep one hand on the mouse and the other on all the keys you need. ( although I have mine programed for work use, can't really say much as far as gaming with it, but would imagine it would be fine after the few hours you need to get used to it. )
Edited by Jixr - 8/16/12 at 9:12am
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Gaming on a chiclet keyboard gets annoying for me, bottoming out keys that have a 2mm actuation distance makes my fingers numb after an hour or so of gaming.
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Originally Posted by jpierson86 View Post

Are chiclet keyboards ok for gaming? I've had a mechanical keyboard, but the noise bugged me and it didn't seem like I gained anything from the feedback. The new Razer keyboard looks interesting to me.
http://www.razerzone.com/deathstalker

The question is why?
The noise of mechanical keyboards can be mitigated with dampers or different switches.

If you don't feel like the feedback matter.... why not go with a cheaper rubber-dome then?
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If you don't feel like the feedback matter.... why not go with a cheaper rubber-dome then?

I think, as he mentioned, the size and comfot he already experiences on chiclet boards.
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I personally didn't have a problem gaming with chiclet style keyboards (and in fact I do like typing on them), my big problem actually turned out to be me breaking the switches fairly quickly. Also the once in a while accidental key press got really annoying for gaming.
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