I'm on the lookout for a new gaming keyboard, and I must say finding one has proven difficult. As I'm a YouTuber by trade, I have special requirements for what my keyboard must and must not do. For example I need it to not make a lot of sound one I type, because my gameplay commentary will suffer for it, which is why I usually avoid mechanical keyboards like the plague. I am aware that the longevity isn't the same, but switching out the keyboard every other year isn't a biggy for me. Beyond that I it hate when there is additional buttons on the left side, as it always offsets my typing and typing. I have been told I'll get use to it, but I had a logitech one with it back in the day, and beyond dying within 6 months I never did get use to it
At the moment I have a Razer Lycosa which I love, beyond all the ******* bugs it has (it just goes mad sometimes, and sometimes takes several replugs to fix).
Now as the title says I'm looking at the Razer DeathStalker Expert and the Microsoft SideWinder X4. The reason I'm not going straight for the SiderWinder which has miles better reviews is that the buttons has no mat finish (rubbery feel), it has those mechanical looking buttons, which while not being mechanical, still scares me a bit, and lastly it has those dreaded left side macro buttons.
Given that I don't switch peripherals all that often, I thought I'd ask here. Given my needs, which would you choose, and please don't feel limited to the to mentioned above.