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As the title says, I'm looking for a good mechanical keyboard that has audio in/out plugs, and some extra usb plugs as well. I don't really care if it's "clicky" but I would like a decent amount of resistance in the keys (so any switch except for the blacks, I think?).

So far the only 2 I can find are the Adesso MK135-B and the Steelseries 7G. I remember hearing somewhere that the 7G only has usb 1.0 ports, which would make it a poor choice. Any experience with those keyboards? Other recommendations?

For laughs, this is the what I've been using up to now: Mitsuko. Except mine is bright purple I picked it up along with a P3 box running Ubuntu 3 years ago Also, it came with 3x3 inch touchpad, not a mouse...
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The Steelseries mechanical keyboards have Cherry MX Blacks.. I don't see why it would have USB 1.0 - thats almost a decade old now, isn't it? Maybe whomever told you this plugged it into front panel and it didn't get enough power?
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I believe the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate has audio in/out and a single USB 2.0
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
The Steelseries mechanical keyboards have Cherry MX Blacks.. I don't see why it would have USB 1.0 - thats almost a decade old now, isn't it? Maybe whomever told you this plugged it into front panel and it didn't get enough power?
The Steelseries 7G does indeed only have USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard.
The 6Gv2 doesn't have USB ports at all.
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Quote:
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The Steelseries 7G does indeed only have USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard.
The 6Gv2 doesn't have USB ports at all.
Wow, I'm glad I didn't buy that one lol
I just ordered a 6Gv2 and almost went for the 7G, because of the USB port

As for the blackwidow: I'm sure one of the reasons OP is looking at a mech keyboard is NKRO, which no razer keyboard has.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vheissu View Post
I don't really care if it's "clicky" but I would like a decent amount of resistance in the keys (so any switch except for the blacks, I think?).
Blacks have a higher actuation force then the other cherry switches (more "resistance").

So, maybe the Meka G1? (cherry mx blacks)
Edited by Sainesk - 3/19/11 at 10:52am
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The Steelseries 7G does indeed only have USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard.
The 6Gv2 doesn't have USB ports at all.
Heh, thanks for confirming that. It's a pretty strange design choice for what is otherwise a great keyboard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
Blacks have a higher actuation force then the other cherry switches (more "resistance").

So, maybe the Meka G1? (cherry mx blacks)
Ahh, I think I misunderstood some reviews where they mentioned how smooth black switches were after the first bump. The Meka G1 looks pretty nice as well, what with the wrist rest and all. I'll wait and see if there are any other suggestions but that looks like it'll fit the bill. + rep
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Wow, I'm glad I didn't buy that one lol
I just ordered a 6Gv2 and almost went for the 7G, because of the USB port

As for the blackwidow: I'm sure one of the reasons OP is looking at a mech keyboard is NKRO, which no razer keyboard has.
Close call!

I actually forgot about the blackwidow. To be honest, while it looks great, its more flashy than what I was looking for. NKRO is nice, but its not something that I've really needed for a while. It would have been nice back when I played UT classic and Starcraft all day! The goal is more to get a comfortable keyboard that will last years, and not make me crawl under the desk every time I want to use my headphones.
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Well if you want MIC+Audio passthrough w/ USB 2.0 the Black Widow is the only option as of now.
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Razer Black Widow Ultimate
I have one, I love it
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