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The keyboard I have ATM is old and very load and buttons stick sometimes, is this keyboard any good???

http://www.computeralliance.com.au/p...?qryPart=11362 (ausssie dollars)
    
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Kinda... but not really. It's like a poor man's Lycosa. I had the Lycosa, and it wasn't all that great. Don't get me wrong, it was better than my old rubber dome just because the Lycosa was fresh and new while my old rubber dome was old and worn out. But meh... don't get it.

If you're going to get a rubber dome board, then a higher quality one might be some keyboard made by Logitech - but I don't have any specific recommendations yet.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
If you're going to get a rubber dome board, then a higher quality one might be some keyboard made by Logitech - but I don't have any specific recommendations yet.
I've heard good things about the MS Sidewinder X4, and it goes on sale sometimes for cheap ($30 USD)

There was also a cheap KeyTronic board I got for $8 or so that felt pretty good for a membrane keyboard.
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I've heard good things about the MS Sidewinder X4, and it goes on sale sometimes for cheap ($30 USD)

There was also a cheap KeyTronic board I got for $8 or so that felt pretty good for a membrane keyboard.
Hey, I heard of some low priced rubber dome keyboard that had like a metal plate inside of it (like, the size of the keyboard, but inside). Was it the KeyTronic one? I suppose that could explain why it didn't feel half bad to type on it.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Hey, I heard of some low priced rubber dome keyboard that had like a metal plate inside of it (like, the size of the keyboard, but inside). Was it the KeyTronic one? I suppose that could explain why it didn't feel half bad to type on it.
Not this KeyTronic, which is all plastic. Older ones were backed with a steal plate from what I recall. I also have an older HP membrane keyboard that is steal backed, and it does make it feel a lot more solid, but still has the mush feel when you bottom the keys out (and you have to do that on a membrane board)

This is the cheap Keytronic I mentioned. Figured it was worth it for a cheap beater, and I leave it at work half the time because it is better than the OEM HP boards they have there.
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Kinda... but not really. It's like a poor man's Lycosa. I had the Lycosa, and it wasn't all that great. Don't get me wrong, it was better than my old rubber dome just because the Lycosa was fresh and new while my old rubber dome was old and worn out. But meh... don't get it.

If you're going to get a rubber dome board, then a higher quality one might be some keyboard made by Logitech - but I don't have any specific recommendations yet.
Logitech's rubber dome keyboards are crap. Its like typing in mashed potatoes.


Saitek makes the best rubber dome keyboards. They actually have tactile feedback. Look for a Saitek Eclipse/Cyborg V.5. When I switched to my Black Widow after my Eclipse died I hardly felt any difference. It took me a few days to adjust, but I would probably go back if I found a new Eclipse for ~$30.
    
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post #7 of 9
I'm really not sure how much Aussie dollars are worth but the Razer Black Widow is $69.99 on Newegg and it has Cherry MX Blues. Not sure how much it would be over there. You might get lucky and find a cheaper Filco mechanical keyboard as well.
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AusPC. Great selection. Terrible prices.

I recommend velcro to stick the keyboard to the desk because typing upside down must be uncomfortable.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Logitech's rubber dome keyboards are crap. Its like typing in mashed potatoes.
Oh great. Now I want mashed potatoes.

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Saitek makes the best rubber dome keyboards. They actually have tactile feedback. Look for a Saitek Eclipse/Cyborg V.5. When I switched to my Black Widow after my Eclipse died I hardly felt any difference. It took me a few days to adjust, but I would probably go back if I found a new Eclipse for ~$30.
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