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my G15 is the red/orange one lol, And it's gone through hell in a hand basket and survived.
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http://steelseries.com/us/products/keyboards/steelseries-merc-stealth

I love this keyboard. It has macro functions for wow as well. I've used the old merc for 8 years, just bought the new one shown in the link. the old one didn't have the bells and whistles, just plain awesome functionality.

I own 2 smile.gif

Even my pup liked it. she chewed it up..it survived. I'm using it as i type
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well you said that mechanical keyboard are to loud but if you want somthing that will last there the way to go. I've got a Logitech G110 and it was a waste of money its cheap plastic and breaks real easy as I found out and there no diffrent from the G510 or G19 only diffrence is they have a LCD screen.
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http://steelseries.com/us/products/keyboards/steelseries-merc-stealth

I love this keyboard. It has macro functions for wow as well. I've used the old merc for 8 years, just bought the new one shown in the link. the old one didn't have the bells and whistles, just plain awesome functionality.

I own 2 smile.gif

Even my pup liked it. she chewed it up..it survived. I'm using it as i type


well if a puppy endorses it...
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I used to have G10. Man I liked that keyboard. Then I killed it with coke sad-smiley-002.gif After that I went for the G110. Its a decent piece of kit but noting special. Then there is the sidewinders x4 and x6 both are pretty good. Rocats are also pretty solid. I would avoid the mad catz cyborg line as I have heard lots of bad things about them.

What are you looking for in a keyboard? Backlights? Media/macro keys? With your budegt you might just get an mecanical like the Cooler Master QuickFire Pro.
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I used to have G10. Man I liked that keyboard. Then I killed it with coke sad-smiley-002.gif After that I went for the G110. Its a decent piece of kit but noting special. Then there is the sidewinders x4 and x6 both are pretty good. Rocats are also pretty solid. I would avoid the mad catz cyborg line as I have heard lots of bad things about them.

What are you looking for in a keyboard? Backlights? Media/macro keys? With your budegt you might just get an mecanical like the Cooler Master QuickFire Pro.



call me crazy but up to 300 (Australian), I don't want a mechanical because at 300APM+ they sound like car engines, And given i play alot of SC2 that is important, Macro keys i tend to use alot, Not so much media key wise as pandora doesn't appear to have media key support, backlights are a must.



Optional but things i'd like, LCD display for afterburner/other app support.
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call me crazy but up to 300 (Australian), I don't want a mechanical because at 300APM+ they sound like car engines, And given i play alot of SC2 that is important, Macro keys i tend to use alot, Not so much media key wise as pandora doesn't appear to have media key support, backlights are a must.



Optional but things i'd like, LCD display for afterburner/other app support.

Then IMO the top contenders are microsoft x4 sidewinder, logitech G110 and the Roccat isku fx. Out of thous the Roccat has most features.
    
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post #18 of 24
Get a mechanical plus the dampeners. Read up on the type of switches used. Blues are the loudest, and most common, so probably what you heard. This is someone typing on black switches with dampeners:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFkl1Vet1eU
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Logitech has their mechanical keyboard with the o-rings around every key. I've heard them and they are just about as silent as my membrane keyboard. Though it is only a $10 business class one from Logitech that has had over 5 years of faithful service. biggrin.gif
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i haven't had any experience with razer membrane keyboards. The black widow that i had (now returned) was ok. Just a word of advice...stay away from the new G15 with the red backlight. My OG g15 lasted forever (and still works...keys are all worn off) but i had to replace it last year due to a broken palm rest. I got the new generation g15 and it was nothing like the old one. Everything felt really mushy compared to the blue g15.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G15-Gaming-Keyboard-Black/dp/B000UHE8YM - this is the one i'm talking about..

I know you said you didn't want mechanical because they're too loud but i think cherry mx reds are fairly quiet...

Keyboard geeks know of only the original g15 being the best keys in the entire lineup. It's the only reason I have not upgraded to a better mechanical keyboard yet. Well that and price. The ducky shine 2 with brown switches is what I want, but it's $140 cost is a rather big roadblock. I got my gen 1 G15 back in 2006/2007 if memory serves me correctly and I've had zero problems with it beyond some paint rubbing off the lower silver base.
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