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Old 03-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Just bought a new mouse (thanks Fat.Clown!) and am now looking for a new keyboard. I'd prefer to stay under $100, but if it's good (mechanical I will consider), I'd happily go over. What I want:

red backlit keys
preferably some hotkeys, doesn't matter where

And that's about all I require. Right now I'm on an old old Saitek III I've had for ages.
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I bought a Logitech G110 not that long ago, and it performs quite well for me. I can bounce back and forth between colors and it has 12 "G" keys that you can profile.
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I'm liking that one so far. Logitech's been nothing but good to me since I bought my first set of (still working!) logitech speakers like.. a decade ago, I swear

I'd consider a razer keyboard if it wasn't for the ugly decals on them.. Can they be removed? Like these three:

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I bought the razer lycosa, and to be honest I liked the layout, but the only reason I didn't keep it, was I got sent the wrong one... It was a Spanish version. but it also only had touch pad type of keys for the play/stop/FF/RWD buttons... I didn't like that feature all that much.

The G110 feels like it should. it also has a neat little feature that lets you lock out the windows key so you don't screw up your games if you hit the wrong key.
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Now i'm really looking at the g510... That LCD screen is a bit gimmicky, but the lighting and the 18 G keys along the side look really nice
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very nice. the 110 is almost identical, minus the extra row of G and the LCD screen, but the rest looks exact. What I like about that one is the many different colors. the 110 is stuck to about 3, plus variations of the color. Blue/Red/Purple... but 90+ for a KB was too expensive for me.
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Now that I have got a mechanical keyboard I don't know if I could ever go back to a membrane one. Seriously, it is a huge improvement to use one. They are not cheap but they really are worth it.

The only backlit mechanicals I see are the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate versions and the Mionix one, but the Mionix one has got some poor reviews.
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I saw another company.. I think they're called Max Keyboards or something. I'm a little wary because I've never heard of them And it's $150... If I can find it again i'll link.
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Jesus, you people spend some serious cash on keyboards, then again, I can understand why, been playing a few games where I need to hold multiple keys at the same time, and these $50 keyboards just can't do it because of them not having enough circuits for all the keys. Stupid membrane keyboards.
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Now that I have got a mechanical keyboard I don't know if I could ever go back to a membrane one. Seriously, it is a huge improvement to use one. They are not cheap but they really are worth it.

The only backlit mechanicals I see are the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate versions and the Mionix one, but the Mionix one has got some poor reviews.
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i linked a red mx cherry switch kb, but they do offer others.
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