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Full review on the site.
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If you're a gamer, what sort of keyboard should you use? There are those with custom key layouts like the Z-Board, or with game-specific features like the LCD on Logitech's G15; keyboards with new features specifically targeted at games.

Then there are keyboards like the 7G from SteelSeries . It has no features especially targeted at games, but rather focuses on improving the core mechanics of the keyboard itself—the number of simultaneous key presses, the action of the keys themselves, the fundamental build quality. Is this the right way to go?
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Sexy, but I dont think i'll be able to go back from my G15. Backlighting has improved my night gaming so much.
    
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I love Steel. Make such good products.

What's up with the massive palm rest?
    
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I love Steel. Make such good products.

What's up with the massive palm rest?
Don't know, but it is removable.
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It's so hard to find NORMAL keyboards that don't have stupid L shaped Enter keys, small backspace keys, elongated (home,insert,up-down page) designs, squished arrow keys and so on...

I still can't find a good replacement for my old Microsoft Internet keyboard. Surprising for a Microsoft product my keyboard is the best out there, but stupid corporate people always kill off products too early. Also my mouse is Microsoft Intelli Explorer, the big hand one because my palms are big and this mouse suites my big hand, gaming, and navigationa back and forward buttons in internet browsers. Aside from these two products I hate microsoft.

I WANT SIMPLE TOOLS. Why doesn't the world understand that? See... google is simple, unlike yahoo's webpage, standard keyboards with normal layouts are simple, non-weird shape mouses are simple. Complex, convoluted and outright out of someone's hind is not the way to sell your products...
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It's so hard to find NORMAL keyboards that don't have stupid L shaped Enter keys, small backspace keys, elongated (home,insert,up-down page) designs, squished arrow keys and so on...

I still can't find a good replacement for my old Microsoft Internet keyboard. Surprising for a Microsoft product my keyboard is the best out there, but stupid corporate people always kill off products too early. Also my mouse is Microsoft Intelli Explorer, the big hand one because my palms are big and this mouse suites my big hand, gaming, and navigationa back and forward buttons in internet browsers. Aside from these two products I hate microsoft.

I WANT SIMPLE TOOLS. Why doesn't the world understand that? See... google is simple, unlike yahoo's webpage, standard keyboards with normal layouts are simple, non-weird shape mouses are simple. Complex, convoluted and outright out of someone's hind is not the way to sell your products...
May I advise MY keyboard? I LOVE it! The IBM Model M.

http://www.clickykeyboards.com/
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Originally Posted by dumont View Post
It's so hard to find NORMAL keyboards that don't have stupid L shaped Enter keys, small backspace keys, elongated (home,insert,up-down page) designs, squished arrow keys and so on...

I still can't find a good replacement for my old Microsoft Internet keyboard. Surprising for a Microsoft product my keyboard is the best out there, but stupid corporate people always kill off products too early. Also my mouse is Microsoft Intelli Explorer, the big hand one because my palms are big and this mouse suites my big hand, gaming, and navigationa back and forward buttons in internet browsers. Aside from these two products I hate microsoft.

I WANT SIMPLE TOOLS. Why doesn't the world understand that? See... google is simple, unlike yahoo's webpage, standard keyboards with normal layouts are simple, non-weird shape mouses are simple. Complex, convoluted and outright out of someone's hind is not the way to sell your products...
goto www.igoogle.com and then say google is simple.
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Originally Posted by dumont View Post
It's so hard to find NORMAL keyboards that don't have stupid L shaped Enter keys, small backspace keys, elongated (home,insert,up-down page) designs, squished arrow keys and so on...

I still can't find a good replacement for my old Microsoft Internet keyboard. Surprising for a Microsoft product my keyboard is the best out there, but stupid corporate people always kill off products too early. Also my mouse is Microsoft Intelli Explorer, the big hand one because my palms are big and this mouse suites my big hand, gaming, and navigationa back and forward buttons in internet browsers. Aside from these two products I hate microsoft.

I WANT SIMPLE TOOLS. Why doesn't the world understand that? See... google is simple, unlike yahoo's webpage, standard keyboards with normal layouts are simple, non-weird shape mouses are simple. Complex, convoluted and outright out of someone's hind is not the way to sell your products...
Another recommendation to choose from...Saitek Eclipse II

None of the issues you mentioned and nice backlighting that you can choose between 3 colors and the brightness or have it off.
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1985 IBM keyboard FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It's no Model M, but it looks nice. I had one on order but it just took too damn long to get in stock, it delayed all the other stuff I ordered so I cancelled. Oh well. Going to have to look for a European store for those Model M replicas now..
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