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yeah, i'm pretty poor redface.gif

i need a new keyboard under 30 shipped. i'd prefer mechanical, but i understand that it'd be really hard to find one for that price. volume control is extremely preferred.
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post #2 of 15
Just get something like this, it probably has volume control via hot keys.

EDIT: It actually might not have multimedia keys, check out this one instead which is actually cheaper, and uses scissor switches which are a nice alternative to mechanical.
Edited by james_ant - 1/15/11 at 8:22am
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Originally Posted by james_ant;12019820 
Just get something like this, it probably has volume control via hot keys.

why would i buy a PS/2 keyboard?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venom55520;12019835 
why would i buy a PS/2 keyboard?

Because they're superior to USB keyboards in every way? Why else?

More connections = less Ghosting.

Ghosting = bad.

But really, you can just buy anything you want on your mark.

They're all trash in that range if you ask me, but if you can, a Saitek Eclipse would suit your needs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venom55520;12019835 
why would i buy a PS/2 keyboard?

Have something against ps/2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201031

there you go.
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Here's one with rubber domes, feels like a laptop keyboard. Also has plenty of buttons.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Digital-Media-Keyboard-3000/dp/B0013ITQA8"]Amazon.com: Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 USB Port: Electronics[/ame]

They also make it wireless.

You can get this one anywhere(target etc), but you may pay more.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux;12019871 
Because they're superior to USB keyboards in every way? Why else?

More connections = less Ghosting.

Ghosting = bad.

But really, you can just buy anything you want on your mark.

They're all trash in that range if you ask me, but if you can, a Saitek Eclipse would suit your needs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant;12019873 
Have something against ps/2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201031

there you go.

no, no, no, i think you guys misunderstood my tone, it was a legitament question. i was just confused as to why i should get a ps/2 keyboard over a usb keyboard which is newer technology.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by venom55520;12019915 
no, no, no, i think you guys misunderstood my tone, it was a legitament question. i was just confused as to why i should get a ps/2 keyboard over a usb keyboard which is newer technology.

Newer technology isn't always better. Most of all with keyboards.
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post #9 of 15
The USB media keyboard I linked will have media keys and it uses scissor switches, I don't think PS/2 can support media keys.

PS/2 functions differently then usb, its good because you can press more buttons at the same time. Read the mechanical keyboard guide, it explains why PS/2 is preferred by some people. It also explains why scissor switches are a nice alternative to mechanical.
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Here. Most Geekhackers prefer USB. Most OCN'rs prefer PS/2. I find it odd too. I never see this phenomenon at HardForum or AnandTech.
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