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I need some recommendations for a keyboard. Im currently using an old microsoft multimedia keyboard which has a large palm rest. i cant go back to no palm rest and it needs to be built in or attached well since i move the keyboard around a lot. At first i was planning to get wired a logitech illuminated until i read the key blocking issue. Since then i've come up with the following:

sidewinder x4: small keys, bad palm rest due to door stop shape.
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000: ergo shaped keys, wireless
Logitech mk710: possible sticky keys, wireless

if anyone can recommend something else to add to the list that would be appreciated. i want to avoid massive gaming keyboards with more than one row of macro buttons on the side.
i'm also not sure if wireless is a good option as i do game. is the latency noticeable? does anyone know if the two wireless keyboards above lag, drops key presses or if certain key combos dont work?
Edited by nervx - 9/26/12 at 1:39pm
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What you want is a good mechanical keyboard like a Filco TKL, or a HHKB-S. And a wrist rest like this........
    
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Since you don't actually move the keyboard like your mouse, a wireless keyboard seems useless anyways, unless you want to use your keyboard on your couch or something. You could look for some Filco varieties and maybe get a wristrest by itself. If you can live with a big keyboard anyways, I'd recommend the Corsair K90, which I'm currently using.
 
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I could recommend a few keyboards with good wrist rests...

1. CM Storm Trigger (Im currently using this and the wrist rest is very good, I can't really type without this wrist rest cuz its so comfortable)
2. SteelSeries 7G (Tried one, very good and comfortable wrist rest, the wrist rest takes up lots of space on the desk though, but its probably the best wrist rest out there)
3. Mionix Zibal 60 (Something like my Trigger, but smaller wrist rest)
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Originally Posted by thehammer007 View Post

I could recommend a few keyboards with good wrist rests...
1. CM Storm Trigger (Im currently using this and the wrist rest is very good, I can't really type without this wrist rest cuz its so comfortable)
2. SteelSeries 7G (Tried one, very good and comfortable wrist rest, the wrist rest takes up lots of space on the desk though, but its probably the best wrist rest out there)
3. Mionix Zibal 60 (Something like my Trigger, but smaller wrist rest)

the zibal is nice and ideal for what im looking for but i only really like brown switches. the cm storm trigger i dont care for the macro keys and doesnt boot fast enough to reach the bios with my motherboard(Maximus V Gene). kind of a problem
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Since you don't actually move the keyboard like your mouse, a wireless keyboard seems useless anyways, unless you want to use your keyboard on your couch or something. You could look for some Filco varieties and maybe get a wristrest by itself. If you can live with a big keyboard anyways, I'd recommend the Corsair K90, which I'm currently using.

i move my keyboard quite a bit depending on how im sitting so a good built in or attachable palm rest is a must.
Edited by nervx - 9/28/12 at 3:44am
post #6 of 12
There are filcos and duckies but the wrist rest on them is not attached to the board. Try WASD keyboards with brown switches if you wanna go brown.
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... doesnt boot fast enough to reach the bios with my motherboard(Maximus V Gene). kind of a problem

Keyboards don't boot dude, what are you talking about?
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Keyboards don't boot dude, what are you talking about?

He means it doesn't work fast enough on boot to be able to enter the BIOS setup with it.
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He means it doesn't work fast enough on boot to be able to enter the BIOS setup with it.

ah ok, it doesn't turn on fast enough, one of my screens sometimes doesn't wake up fast enough either, that's a pretty big problem for a keyboard though blinksmiley.gif
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Keyboards don't boot dude, what are you talking about?

The trigger has a processing chip inside, takes a few seconds to boot. I don't think the problem is big at all, just use another keyboard to go into BIOS and turn off "quickboot" or "fastboot"
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