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I really want a more comfortable wrist position and way of moving the character in a FPS game around better than the WASD. Going backward is often times a pain. Do these help you make your character more agile as well as being more confortable?
post #2 of 14
These wont improve your skill or anything like that.. they're just miniature keyboards.
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I'd recommend a different control scheme instead. Some people use asdf instead, or qwes. There's a lot of varieties you can try, just experiment until you find something you like.

As the above poster said, they are just "mini keyboards". One thing I do like is the hand rest they have.
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I had one, sold it and it didnt work out that well since I am used to my G15. You should go Best Buy or some place that has the G13 on display where you can try it out.

I would prolly get the G13 again once i get a mechanical keyboard just for additional buttons to control whatever since I do like them marco keys on the G15.
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I'm still using Belkin's n52te, and I love it. It seems to fit my hand better than a normal keyboard, and everything is literally at my fingertips. I use the even older Belkin n52 at work to game on my laptop.

Woot had the Belkin n52te a while back for only 34.99. It was too good of a deal for me to pass up, so even though my older one still worked, I pulled out this new one when I upgraded recently.
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post #6 of 14
With mechanical switches and doubleshot Cherry Corp keys they truly rock.

Link.

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6KRO over USB is sufficient with this device.

Trust me.
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post #7 of 14
I think the G13 is worth it. Very comfortable, more customizable than a standard keyboard and puts more functions within easy reach.
    
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For fps, god no.

But I do use a nostromo for mmos.

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post #9 of 14
I have used a Nostromo N52 since 2003 for gaming. Wore one out, working on the second, and the spare is in my cabinent. I was experiencing pain in my wrists while gaming, rather than give up gaming I had to retrain myself to use the N52 ( heck I weined myself off my first ex..the N52 was a snap in comparison ). With the N52 in my left hand..and the MX 518 in my right..shoot, I do pretty well for a 74 year old FPSer. I play pretty well in the middle of the pack most days ( if I had my nap ).

Does anyone know if this Razer Company overcame the USB dropout issue that us N52 guys have ?

Hey..what do you guys think of my new build..it's my seventh. Had to put her on wheels, can't haul those full towers around anymore
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post #10 of 14
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For fps, god no.

I beg to differ. I had a N52 many long years ago that I used in shooters like America's Army, BF2 and others it it was much better than a standard keyboard IMHO. The G13 is even better than the N52, if only for the fact that is has more keys. I thing it works great in BC2.
    
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