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Supposedly the clears have a lot of friction in them.
Edited by ch_123 - 6/11/10 at 2:20am
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Well its safe to say anything can be as complicated as you want to make it lol. I read links to explain how mechanical keyboards work and suggestions on keyboards out today. How they compare to dome ect. Ive been comparing the Logitech G110 and G15 and pretty sold on the G15. My issue is the LCD is useless, the macros re pointless and the USBs are silly.
So I was hoping could point me toward a gaming keyboard (mechanical) comparable to a G15. Like the lighting and a normal key layout. Media keys especially volume would be nice. Definitely black, a white keyboard wouldnt stand a chance on my desk. Keys that arnt gona wear off. Ive heard the G15 actually has clear keys that have been painted from the inside. this prevent wear but i havent seen it first hand.
My current Logitech is 8+ yrs old now and the letters have just started to fade on me. Other then that the dome keys seem to have withstood the abuse of typical gaming abuse.
Trying to keep it under $75, beyond that seems like a luxuary and money better spent on things like a new monitor lol.
Anyway, any suggestions would be insanely helpful as i clearly dont know anything about mechanical boards. What to avoid and whats best bang for buck. So appreciate any direction youo guys could send me in.
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G15 keys wear down fast. My WASD keys have no lettering now.
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Originally Posted by SininStyle View Post
Well its safe to say anything can be as complicated as you want to make it lol. I read links to explain how mechanical keyboards work and suggestions on keyboards out today. How they compare to dome ect. Ive been comparing the Logitech G110 and G15 and pretty sold on the G15. My issue is the LCD is useless, the macros re pointless and the USBs are silly.
So I was hoping could point me toward a gaming keyboard (mechanical) comparable to a G15. Like the lighting and a normal key layout. Media keys especially volume would be nice. Definitely black, a white keyboard wouldnt stand a chance on my desk. Keys that arnt gona wear off. Ive heard the G15 actually has clear keys that have been painted from the inside. this prevent wear but i havent seen it first hand.
My current Logitech is 8+ yrs old now and the letters have just started to fade on me. Other then that the dome keys seem to have withstood the abuse of typical gaming abuse.
Trying to keep it under $75, beyond that seems like a luxuary and money better spent on things like a new monitor lol.
Anyway, any suggestions would be insanely helpful as i clearly dont know anything about mechanical boards. What to avoid and whats best bang for buck. So appreciate any direction youo guys could send me in.
Well it's above your budget, but the best gaming keyboard is probably a Deck (http://deckkeyboards.com/). They are also a great bang for the buck, despite the high price. The profit margin is pretty low, in contrast to the g15 which is a $5 keyboard with a LCD strapped to it.

Otherwise, you will have to give up the backlighting to get mechanical switches. lmnop seems to camp ebay regularly looking for deals, so if you wait a little bit she'll probably post another one .
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Do all mechanical keys wobble and have a lot of play? If I rest my finger on a key and move my finger around it will wobble all over the place almost like they are loose and ready to fall off or something.

I want to know if this is found on all mechanical keyboards or just found on cheaper boards like this $20 discontinued ABS M1.
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Do all mechanical keys wobble and have a lot of play? If I rest my finger on a key and move my finger around it will wobble all over the place almost like they are loose and ready to fall off or something.

I want to know if this is found on all mechanical keyboards or just found on cheaper boards like this $20 discontinued ABS M1.
The M1 is a pretty cheap keyboard for mechanical switches, so they had to cut the corners on pretty much the entire rest of the keyboard. The key wobble on that is just from the low build quality, you shouldn't experience it with any other board. I mean there might be some other super cheap ones, but they are the exception not the norm.
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Do all mechanical keys wobble and have a lot of play? If I rest my finger on a key and move my finger around it will wobble all over the place almost like they are loose and ready to fall off or something.

I want to know if this is found on all mechanical keyboards or just found on cheaper boards like this $20 discontinued ABS M1.
Just happens with the cheaper keyboards due to them cutting costs (as Crazy has pointed out).
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