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Oh right! You meant I could buy a mech keyboard and swap out the keys? That'll be way too expensive for me. I know it's probably worth it but still...

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Oh right! You meant I could buy a mech keyboard and swap out the keys? That'll be way too expensive for me. I know it's probably worth it but still...

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Well sure you COULD do that, but no, that's not what I meant.

There are keyboards that come with Cherry MX Red switches. Here's one of the cheaper (but very nice) options.

The thing that you DO need to do yourself is add either these or these.

You don't NEED them per-say, but they will make it quieter (which you want, right?)
Edited by Zero4549 - 3/4/13 at 12:37am
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The brightness button doesn't really affect the Shift key. It's still dim on one side. I'll upload a pic.

There's also a weird mark/scratch on the 8 key. I know it's nothing bad, but still :'(

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And now there's a big line on the wrist rest which looks like a pen/cil mark that wasn't mine :-(

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And now there's a big line on the wrist rest which looks like a pen/cil mark that wasn't mine :-(

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send it back and getting something else

spend more money and get a mechanical keyboard like 10 other people have suggested.

I have had a x4 for over a year and it is super easy to clean. Looks brand new like the day I took it out of the box.
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I know you guys say a mechanical is worth it, but £60+ for a keyboard is too much for me.

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I know you guys say a mechanical is worth it, but £60+ for a keyboard is too much for me.

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You're gonna end up paying just as much for a half decent membrane keyboard anyway,which isn't nearly as nice, and is gonna have to be tossed out in a few years when the domes wear out... but hey, your choice.
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Would the domes wearing out not be covered under warranty? Actually I guess that's wear and tear..

I just don't think that it'll be worth more than twice the price for me, but how long should a mechanical last?

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Would the domes wearing out not be covered under warranty? Actually I guess that's wear and tear..

I just don't think that it'll be worth more than twice the price for me, but how long should a mechanical last?

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Nope

Forever (or in more practical situations, at least 10-15 years)
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to replace my Kensington ValuKeyboard mainly because it's too loud, and i find typing on it to be a real chore.
I was thinking of getting a gaming keyboard, or just one that is similar to a laptop one (I prefer not having to press really hard... Although a good quality k/b might be ok)

I don't really want to spend more than £35...but my max is around £50.

Options I've seen :

Ms Sidewinder X4 : £35
Logitech G110 : £40
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard : £50
Thermaltake esports Challenger/Pro :£35/50
Steel series G6V2 : £50

I've never bought a non-value keyboard before, so I don't really know t to look for.

Thanks!

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I personally use a MS Sidewinder x4. It is basically a $100 keybaord for 40% of the price. Good investment. Good quality.
post #50 of 54
So far my MS Sidewinder X6 is still going strong for 4 years despite having been raged on, a spill and what I thought were failing buttons (turns out it was left over crud). It would be a safe bet that the Sidewinder X4 would have no problem last for many years if taken care of. The price can't be beat for a good non-mechanical keyboard that has 26 NKRO and is backlit. The longer space bar may take some getting used to if you make use of the buttons to the right of it.

If it was MSRP ($55 - 60 USD) then I'd say save up a little more for a decent mechanical keyboard like the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid or TK if you need a numpad.
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