Originally Posted by Carnaged
- If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country:
- Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Either the Corsair K70 or Logitech G710+
- Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes
- Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
- Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games and Browsing the web
- USB/ PS2:USB
- Macro keys (yes/ no): Would be ideal if possible
- Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
- Layout (US/ ANSI, etc):UK with the big old enter button :-)
- Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Either Reds or Browns
- *Noise level (high/low): As long as it doesn't sound like a Blue
- *Tactility (yes/ no): Either way as long as the switch isn't pushing back to hard on my hand
- *Stiffness (high/ low): Low if possible
Basically I mainly play DayZ mixed in with other games, I have been using a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 for a couple of months but the wife is sick of it and it is also hurting my hand a bit in games like DayZ or other first person shooters when I am holding W all the time as it pushes back against my fingers and causes hand strain. It would be nice if the keyboard had Macro keys as I like to have a Autrorun macro, however this is not imperative hence the reason for the K70. I like the look of the K70 a lot more than the G710+ but I also like the idea of brown switches with O-Rings.
I have heard mixed things also about the G710+ having LED issues which would be a concern but I could just return if that was to happen and get a replacement, both Corsair and Logitech have been good to me in the past. I'm pretty much stuck between these keyboards and there is no where near me that has the keyboards out on display, PC World for example only puts out its bog standard keyboards for testing and not the gaming ones
The G710+ LED problems were significantly more common on earlier versions of the board IIRC, the scale of the problem was magnified by the typical ratio of people who go on the internet to say something is bad vs those who go online to say something is good.
I'd suggest a CM Storm Trigger, it has great build quality, macro keys, backlighting and comes in significantly under budget with MX Browns or MX Blacks (haven't had as much luck with MX Reds, but I can keep looking).
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
Ok, I've made the decision to switch to a mechanical keyboard. I've started to game a lot more than I ever have. (Which wasn't much to begin with) And I have been doing my research and I think that i have narrowed it down. I can't think of any other brands or sources to try other than what I have and so I have come to this thread for help. I am almost certain that I want the Logitech G710+ but if I am going to be shelling out the cash I want to make SURE thats what I want. So, are there any other keyboards out there that meet this criteria?
- Location: The USA
- Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Logitech G710+
- Price: MAX $150 USD
- Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Backlight included is a big, but not major factor. If it is backlit I would prefer anything but blue.
- Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): I need a ten key. Period.
- Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Not all gaming, not all typing.
- USB/ PS2: Either.
- KRO: Yes
- Macro keys (yes/ no): A few would be welcome, but not super necessary. No need for two dozen of them.
- Media keys (yes/ no): THIS IS A MUST!
- Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): I think I have settled on browns. But blacks or reds are probably do-able.
Also, a little style would be preferable. I am not a huge fan of the vanilla shape of a lot of KB out there.
Once again, the CM Storm Trigger would be a good choice, but it seems almost impossible to find in North America at the moment (probably in anticipation of the Trigger-Z).
Therefore, I think you have a few options:
- Wait for the Trigger-Z to release (multiple switch types available)
- Go for a Corsair K95/ Logitech G710+ (only one switch type for each, MX Reds and MX Browns respectively)
- Go for a Ducky Shine 3 which has a media key layer under some of the F keys and use software for macros (many switch types and backlight colours).