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Okay guys, so im upgrading my periphreails finally from my logitech EX 100 wireless setup. Just bought a logitech mx-518 for 28 shipped brand new. Was the first gaming mouse i've owned and i absolutely love it! Next is the keyboard and headset.

So im thinking of choosing between these 3 keyboards. The logitech g15, razer lycosa, and the microsoft sidewinder x6.

I've owned the g15 before and loved it. Wouldn't mind doing a carbon fiber mod on it either. Love the lcd display and media keys. Not a fan of the orange blacklight. Blue or red would have been much nicer.

Razer lycosa. Haven't used one, but have heard nothing but amazing things about razers products. Doesn't have all the fancy led's but i like the low profile key's and the blue back light. Also not as big and bulky as the g15.

Sidewinder x6. Never used it but have been starting to hear a lot about this keyboard. Seem's like a great keyboard and also has the low profile key's.

I'll be buying either the lycosa or sidewinder x6 from walmart's website. If you guys haven't been checking walmart they are actually cheaper than newegg with some items. For instance, this lycosa mirror edition is 5-10 bucks cheaper than newegg. I'm also ordering my gamecom 367 from walmart which is a good 15 bucks cheaper than the egg. So i'd like to get the keyboard from there. I don't know where i'd get a g15 though. Newegg doesn't have it on there site anymore and walmart doesn't sell it.

Not looking to spend anymore than around 60-70 bucks on a keyboard. Please give me your opinions on the keyboards please Also let's not let this start a war please.
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I currently have the Sidewinder x6 and i love it. The removeable number pad and being able to choose which side to put the number pad is nice. But i have to say that it took me a few hours to get use to the keyboard. Im not sure why but it took me a day to get use to it. But overal this keyboard is great!
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2nd the Sidewinder X6, is an awesome keyboard for the price. There is a key(not sure what it's called)Cruise Control, that you press and every key you are holding will stay pressed, useful in games that require tons of travel etc.
Edited by Stensby - 1/15/11 at 10:06pm
    
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I currently have the Sidewinder x6 and i love it. The removeable number pad and being able to choose which side to put the number pad is nice. But i have to say that it took me a few hours to get use to the keyboard. Im not sure why but it took me a day to get use to it. But overal this keyboard is great!
Cool thanks man! Anything you dislike about the keyboard?

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My X6 is great!

As the for the "Getting use it" as said above, I think it's because the keys are low profile keys and they don't "sink" all that much when you press on them like let's say a regular DELL keyboard which is what the standard imo.

A Cruise Control button is also very useful in games where you can't toggle sprint or crouch,

Press shift+w+CC=run for miles with you hands on you head.

One thing I don't like about it is that it's large. Also, I keep pressing the macro keys by mistake sometimes since they're next to the tilde, control and shift buttons.
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My X6 is great!

As the for the "Getting use it" as said above, I think it's because the keys are low profile keys and they don't "sink" all that much when you press on them like let's say a regular DELL keyboard which is what the standard imo.

A Cruise Control button is also very useful in games where you can't toggle sprint or crouch,

Press shift+w+CC=run for miles with you hands on you head.

One thing I don't like about it is that it's large. Also, I keep pressing the macro keys by mistake sometimes since they're next to the control and shift buttons.
Cruise control, that's what it's called
    
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Cool thanks man! Anything you dislike about the keyboard?

Let's keep em coming
Not really its pretty sweet as use can use the number pad as marco keys which give you like 24 macro keys. There is also 3 profiles that you can switch into from the keyboard. But other down side is that the keyboard only have two colors for back light( red and the yellow/orange for macrokeys)
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ive used the lycosa and im currently using the G15 and ive ordered the blackwidow

im very pleased with the G15 and i like the raised key feeling which helps me type faster and i dont have to look at the keyboard ...the lycosa how ever has very nice keys its soft feeling can be only found in it and if you are getting the lycosa stay away from the mirror edition

as for the X6 which ive tried out for me it feels cheap very cheap and so does the lycosa compared to the G15

have you considered the G110 or the razer anansi??or even the razer Blackwidow?

if you are trying to decide between the lycosa and the G15 this article might help you
http://twisted-reviews.com/short-rev...tle-for-razer/

also ive heard that the lycosa has a higher faliur rate

hope this helps
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Go for G15 You will love it, Special if you benchmark or play games.
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My X6 is great!

As the for the "Getting use it" as said above, I think it's because the keys are low profile keys and they don't "sink" all that much when you press on them like let's say a regular DELL keyboard which is what the standard imo.

A Cruise Control button is also very useful in games where you can't toggle sprint or crouch,

Press shift+w+CC=run for miles with you hands on you head.

One thing I don't like about it is that it's large. Also, I keep pressing the macro keys by mistake sometimes since they're next to the tilde, control and shift buttons.
Hmm yeah my current keyboard has the low profile key's and i love typing on it but im not so sure i'd want to go with it on my next keyboard.
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