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Yes, but the Deck will last a decade, while the G19 will last maybe two to five years.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Yes, but the Deck will last a decade, while the G19 will last maybe two to five years.
This.

The G110 is still a rubber dome keyboard, and therefore I consider it to be extremely overpriced and extremely over-hyped junk. Granted, it'll be really nice at first and you'll just be like "I'm so glad I didn't waste my money on a mechanical keyboard", but it's still just an extremely expensive rubber dome keyboard.

For the price of the G110, you could get a really good mechanical keyboard that will be an absolute dream to use, and plus it'll last "forever". Yes, I grant you that it's impossible to find an affordable backlit mechanical keyboard, and like none of them have media keys or other keys like that, but I have one thing to say about that: do what I did and ask some mechanical keyboard owners what they think about such features, and they'll tell you the same thing they told me: they're absolutely unnecessary. They said that once you have a keyboard that doesn't have any extra features other than a great build quality and mechanical switches that you like, you will wonder why you ever cared about those other features.

Here's something else I want to say: the rubber dome "switch technology" is like a turd. So, do you know what these keyboards (like the G15 and G19) really are?? They are disgusting little turds wrapped in fancy packaging. If you polish a turd, then it's still a turd. Those features like the G-keys, backlighting, media keys, and even that LCD display are all things that help fool people into buying a disgusting little turd. But can you imagine how much the G11, G110, G15 or the G19 would cost if it came with Cherry MX switches?
Edited by TwoCables - 2/18/10 at 7:36pm
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So if I want a back lit keyboard that is also mechanical basically my only option I was able to FIND that has 10 key was the Deck, and they are $170 at performancepc's...

uh.. thats worse than the G19 with it's screen. lol. maybe I'll just get the G110
you live in America why don't you order directly from Deck? it's cheaper.

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you live in America why don't you order directly from Deck? it's cheaper.

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Yeah, the full-size deck's start at $150 on their website.
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Here is another manufacture of backlit keyboards.

http://devlin.co.uk/keyboards/index.html
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why do you need a backlit keyboard? just for looks?
    
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Here is another manufacture of backlit keyboards.

http://devlin.co.uk/keyboards/index.html
I don't think that is mechanical.

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Yeah, the full-size deck's start at $150 on their website.
you only order from performance-pcs.com if the Deck website is down or if you live outside of America. I see no reason why not to order directly from them.

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I don't think that is mechanical.



you only order from performance-pcs.com if the Deck website is down or if you live outside of America. I see no reason why not to order directly from them.

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Well, it does say that the keys are "Tactile, full travel".
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I don't think the indirect light technique that Logitech, Saitek, Razer, etc use to illuminate they're keyboards will work with a mechanical keyboard.

mechanical keyboards require special mounting for LED.



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Edited by lmnop - 2/19/10 at 6:18am
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So if I want a back lit keyboard that is also mechanical basically my only option I was able to FIND that has 10 key was the Deck, and they are $170 at performancepc's...

uh.. thats worse than the G19 with it's screen. lol. maybe I'll just get the G110
If you need the backlight - like if you don't know how to touch type and you use your PC in the dark - then that's one thing. If you can't touch type it's kind of dumb to get a mechanical keyboard anyway. But if you're just getting it for looks, maybe you should try out a mechanical board. Worst case, if you don't like it, you can return it and get your money back.

And any of the higher quality boards - Filco, Das, Deck, etc - can last for decades. Buy a G110 for $65 and it'll last for 4 years at most - $65/4 = $16.25 a year. But with the Deck, even if it only lasts for 10 years (which is a pretty conservative estimate), $150/10 = $15 a year. If it lasts for 20 years, $150/20 = $7.50 a year. So in the long run, buying keyboards like the G110 is actually more expensive.
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