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post #1 of 45
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Hello gents, I am in search of a new keyboard!
I was wondering if any of you would care to give me some quick references!
I am currently using a Razer Lycosa with rubber coated keys, I love the rubber coating but that's it.
This keyboard feels poorly built, the quality is laughable, and it's terrible for typing. [IMO]

I used a Saitek Eclipse II for several years and loved it, I prefer my key height to be about the same as a Saitek Eclipse II, or a smidge shorter than Logitech's G series keyboards.

Preferences
-Mechanical!
-Backlighting doesn't matter
-The keys don't even need to be printed [such as the Das Ultimate]
-If they are printed I would prefer a double-molded key so that they don't fade
-110 USD or less, preferably including shipping + tax [10% here] if included.
-"Standard" key height, no low profile keys

Some keyboards that come to my mind... Razer BWU, OCN's Ducky, etc.

Razer's Black Widow Ultimate is looking tempting, even after my bad Lycosa experience due to it's price and the mass amount of people loving it. Is it really that good? Or should I go straight for OCN's keyboard?
If I could find Das Keyboards on sale for $110 or less I would have already purchased one.
post #2 of 45
OCN's Ducky falls right in your requirements and budget, though they don't have doubleshots per your preference.
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I have a blackwidow and the only thing that I do not like about it is the fact that all the plastic is shiny and is a finger print magnet. Backlighting is very good quality wise (although I don't think it's necessary).
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^ I know exactly what you mean, the glossy parts on the Lycosa is a finger print magnet as well.
I've been reading around and a ton of the BWUs have been reported with crooked keys or keys messing up within a week. I'm about to throw it out of my choices, though I have found it on Newegg for $100. :/

Also, the last few threads I looked at with Razer reviews were from people who had Razer mice, pads, headphones, etc. so they're more than likely being biased. >.>

The search continues!
post #5 of 45
What about the Gigabyte Aivia Keyboard?
backlighted, nice looks, under 110$, good functionality, good features, macros, anything u can dream of
A friend of mine has it and he has no problem with it. I think I'll buy one too when i get some money.
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If you like super high keys, consider a Unicomp or an IBM Model M.
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What about the Gigabyte Aivia Keyboard?
Is that mechanical?
 
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Is that mechanical?
The K8100 is NOT mechanical, however the old GK-K8000 is (MX Blacks).
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hm, I think it's not. Sorry, forgot to check if it's mechanical.
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post #10 of 45
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^ I know exactly what you mean, the glossy parts on the Lycosa is a finger print magnet as well.
I've been reading around and a ton of the BWUs have been reported with crooked keys or keys messing up within a week. I'm about to throw it out of my choices, though I have found it on Newegg for $100. :/

Also, the last few threads I looked at with Razer reviews were from people who had Razer mice, pads, headphones, etc. so they're more than likely being biased. >.>

The search continues!
You also need to remember that Razer probably ships in a week what Xarmor, Ducky, and Deck shipped in a year. Maybe even their lifetime.
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