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post #1 of 11
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I have been using the saitek cyborg since my first proper build back in 09 but im looking for something new.

£100 budget Not bothered about it being mechanical or membrane

It MUST have dedicated play/pause, mute, Prev/next, and volume media keys ON THE LEFT SIDE, When i listen to music the most i use the arrow keys a lot tongue.gif other reasons other than that too

Would like the odd few macros, Not needed though

And hopefully a RGB backlight, Or at least blue tongue.gif
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post #2 of 11

Hmmm look into some mechanical keyboards.

 

I have a coolermaster QuickFire and it has the play, pause, prev, next and volume buttons but are on the top. Not the left side.

 

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=6817

 

HELL of a good keyboard though.

 

Look into the Trigger version of CM as well

 

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=6815

 

I am loving my Mechanical keyboard so much.

post #3 of 11
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Hmmm look into some mechanical keyboards.

I have a coolermaster QuickFire and it has the play, pause, prev, next and volume buttons but are on the top. Not the left side.

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=6817

HELL of a good keyboard though.

Look into the Trigger version of CM as well

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=6815

I am loving my Mechanical keyboard so much.

There all macro based though, All mech keyboards seem to have the media keys always macro based, This is why i find it hard to get a new keyboard :/
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post #4 of 11
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There all macro based though, All mech keyboards seem to have the media keys always macro based, This is why i find it hard to get a new keyboard :/

Yeah, if you're looking for dedicated media keys you'll have a hard time finding that in a mechanical. You'll probably have to go for a membrane board...
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post #5 of 11
If you want all of the extras, you'll have a much easier time getting a membrane keyboard.

I used to use all the media keys on my previous Lycosa but of course don't have them on my Filco Majestouch II, but have just assigned combinations through Foobar2000 to play, stop, skip etc.

I would suggest broadening your criteria as once you have used mechanical boards, you probably won't want to go back. I know that I don't at least anyway!

You can also have fun with different key caps!
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You can also have fun with different key caps!

You mean like this?



IMG_20121114_091411.jpg
Edited by Computer-Lab in Basement - 11/14/12 at 6:23am
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You can also have fun with different key caps!

You mean like this?



IMG_20121114_091411.jpg

Of course! But I have mine a little more modest than that hah! Just red WASD and ESC for me!
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Logitech G710 is really great according to the user reviews.

 

Also @ op

 

What is the difference of having the media related buttons as a macro and the way you want?

 

I am asking this because I don't know. It would be nice to learn.

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Again im not bothered if its mechanical or membrane, Sure i may be missing something, I dont know as the last time i used a mech keyboard was back in school tongue.gif

Im not expecting a mech keyboard to be found with EVERY feature tbh but its just there incase someone found one like that
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