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Damn it! I can't get the Steelseries 6G any more I don't want to be stuck with the crappy 7G (Stupid oversized Enter, no left Windows key, etc...)
    
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what are you going to use the backspace and windows key for when your gaming?

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post #1703 of 14564
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Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post
Damn it! I can't get the Steelseries 6G any more I don't want to be stuck with the crappy 7G (Stupid oversized Enter, no left Windows key, etc...)
Here is one:
http://www.fadfusion.com/selection.p...er=20260801267

I just did a google search, I know nothing about this company.

Hope it helps.

EDIT: Darn....the first time I clicked on that site it said in stock...they second time it said discontinued. Sorry to raise your hopes.
Edited by PropNut - 2/22/10 at 7:41am
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post #1704 of 14564
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what are you going to use the backspace and windows key for when your gaming?

Christine
More and more simulations are using the left windows key and backspace, as well as all the other keys on the keyboard, to utilize certain features. I had to remap my keyboard for Arma2 as I do not have a left Windows key on my Model M.

Christine....you like to give you opinion pretty much cutting off everyone else's. Your comment above seems to indicate that you discount everyone elses needs based on your own. Something you might think about in the future is whether or not your comment is pertinent to the conversation or not. From glancing back through this thread it seems that they have not been. Something to think about.
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what are you going to use the backspace and windows key for when your gaming?

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Maybe I use the keyboard for more than gaming, like, you know, using Windows?
    
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post #1706 of 14564
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Maybe I use the keyboard for more than gaming, like, you know, using Windows?
than you shouldn't be buying a keyboard with Cherry MX Black Linear switches. Cherry MX Browns would be better.

one forum member from geekhack went to Mexico last year and came back with a LOT of IBM Model M that were used at a school, all they needed was a cleaning. my point is your country probably has a lot more mechanical keyboards than you think.

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post #1707 of 14564
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what are you going to use the backspace and windows key for when your gaming?

Christine
Typing in game?
Multi-key binds?
ect.

A good keyboard (when it's standard size and note a Mini and such.) Should have all keys. Both Windows keys, backspace, ect.
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post #1708 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Typing in game?
Multi-key binds?
ect.

A good keyboard (when it's standard size and note a Mini and such.) Should have all keys. Both Windows keys, backspace, ect.
the steelseries 7g has a function key instead of a windows key. what is wrong with using your right hand to use the right windows key? when I was a teenager my brother and I owned a XT do you know how many mice and keyboards were available at the time? not many. you used what you had and adapted. rule of acquisition number 45 expand or die...

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post #1709 of 14564
Function keys are not always as ergonomic to use as the windows keys are.

But for that matter, as far back as I can remember PC Gaming wise (~97/98) any old keyboard I could pick up looked pretty much like this the key difference being color.

And most keyboards you get now a days have that same shape and key layout.
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post #1710 of 14564
the steelseries 7g is a gaming keyboard. the layout was designed for gaming not typing. it is the perfect mechanical keyboard if you spend majority of your time on the PC playing video games rather than typing or if have multiple computers one assigned to video games and the other assigned to typing.

if you have problem with it than I suggest another switch and there is lots of them. Cherry MX Brown, Alps Black, Alps Black Copies, etc.

I don't think there is anything wrong with the function key. it's useful. you don't have to worry about hitting the windows key by accident and you can turn the volume up, down or mute.

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