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Hey guys, I have been looking through the Mech. keyboard thread and couldn't find a board with the stats that I'd like, so I was wondering if you guys knew of any that meet all of the following:
- has tenkey
- normal layout (no large enter key, small backspace/shift)
- has audio jack (mic is bonus)
- has usb hub
- mx cherry blue preferred but would consider brown or toupre switch
- not backlit


bonus features (not required)
- blank keycaps
- has media control keys
- removable wrist rest

I have seen one that meets most of these requirements from Adesso, but have only read bad things about this company and I want a board that I won't have to replace for 5-10 years. Steelseries 7G also meets most of the requirements that I am looking for, but the non-standard layout totally kills that one for me. Thanks for any input
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post #2 of 13
Tenkey rules out most options for audio jack and usb hub.. I don't know of any keyboards with them that are tenkeyless.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by turtleslikejohn View Post
Tenkey rules out most options for audio jack and usb hub.. I don't know of any keyboards with them that are tenkeyless.
sorry, don't be confused by the dashes, those aren't minus. I want all of the features listed, if that's confusing I can change them to +
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post #4 of 13
The closest that I can think of to your requirements is the Razer BlackWidow. The non backlit version is like $80. Another one that has some of the requirements is the Das Model S Ultimate Keyboard.
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post #5 of 13
theres also the Xarmour U9BL
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post #6 of 13
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Yeah, I saw the Xarmour, but I really don't want one that is backlit.
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post #7 of 13
If you drop the audio jack requirement, the Das Model S is just about perfect.

Professional is MX blues
Silent is MX browns
Ultimate has blank keycaps.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evanagar View Post
Yeah, I saw the Xarmour, but I really don't want one that is backlit.
You can turn off the backlight. I have a U9BL and never use the backlight.

That said, XArmor also has the U9Plus, which fits all your major requirements and has no backlight. It's cheaper than the U9BL.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823330010
post #9 of 13
? Has USB, Cherry MX blues, audio passthrough, and standard layout. Not a popular board though, and quality is worse than many others.
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But sometimes...... you get what you need.

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