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Old 05-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Fatal1ty I'm afraid after 6 years of heavy use and abuse is finally going out. I require a specific keyboard and hoping somebody might help me find it.
Things I prefer in a keyboard:

Laptop keys!!
Ultra slim / small yet sturdy


Things I want in the new keyboard as additions but not exactly a necessity.
Illuminated
PS/2-USB
Missing middle + keypad. Look at the Fatal1ty keyboard to see what I mean.

I don't prefer brands just as long as it works good and will last a very long time. I take exceptional care of my peripherals. This keyboard usually only lasts people a few months if that is any indication.

Closest thing I found is this.
Newegg.com - Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard

Price not exactly a problem long as it isn't ridiculously priced.
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99% of keyboards these days are USB. Don't even worry about PS/2.

Have you looked at the Razer models? Surely one of those should be adequate.
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I have a Lycosa Mirror, and best friend has had a Tarantula and regular Lycosa. Not a big fan of their keyboards. It also is to my knowledge Razer has no laptop key styled keyboards.

I want PS/2 because I want to free up a USB port as I have very little in the back with this mobo. Most mechanical keyboards are USB/PS/2 so shouldn't be a problem. Course I could also try to use a PS/2 to USB adapter which is why that isn't a necessity.
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Default Re: Specific Keyboard

Here's a few to check out, in no particular order...

Newegg.com - Saitek ECB43002N002/06/1 Black USB Wired Slim Eclipse Lite-touch Keyboard

Newegg.com - Zippy BL-741 USB V.2.0 512 Color Gradation Illuminated Backlight Keyboard

Newegg.com - QUMAX Scorpius U2 Black 7 Function Keys USB Wired Slim Multimedia Keyboard

Newegg.com - SolidTek KB-3001SH 88 Normal Keys USB Slim Keyboard

Newegg.com - AVS Gear W9868BL Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard with Blue LED Light

Amazon.com: 104 Keys USB2/PS2 KR6820E-BK Blk I Rocks Orange Led Back Light: Electronics

Amazon.com: I-Rocks Back-lit LED Stylish White USB Keyboard: Electronics

Newegg.com - AZIO KB336RP Black 86 Normal Keys USB RF Wireless Slim Keyboard with Touchpad

Newegg.com - AZIO Levetron Mech4 KB588U Black 11 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

PS/2 is getting to be harder to find as far as a decent keyboard goes
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Couldn't you use a USB hub or a pci/pci-x card?
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Couldn't you use a USB hub or a pci/pci-x card?
Nah I hate addin cards.

Amazon.com: 104 Keys USB2/PS2 KR6820E-BK Blk I Rocks Orange Led Back Light: Electronics

Bingo.

Even though, I kinda like that Saitek. Just hoping that first one isn't real cheap.
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Might be a bit beyond you, but I just heard about this:

ROCCAT STUDIOS V3.0 - PRODUCTS Gaming Keyboards ROCCAT Valo

That may be a bit beyond your reach.
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Nah I hate addin cards.

Amazon.com: 104 Keys USB2/PS2 KR6820E-BK Blk I Rocks Orange Led Back Light: Electronics

Bingo.

Even though, I kinda like that Saitek. Just hoping that first one isn't real cheap.
I like my keyboard but it is mechanical instead of chiclet keys.

Newegg.com - Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid SGK-4000-GKCL1-US USB or PS/2 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry Blue Switches Keyboard
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Might be a bit beyond you, but I just heard about this:

ROCCAT STUDIOS V3.0 - PRODUCTS Gaming Keyboards ROCCAT Valo

That may be a bit beyond your reach.
I would like it but I really don't want all them macro keys.

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Yea I don't like mechanical keys at all really. I love the very short strokes laptop keys have and how close they are together. This keyboard I have now will fit in a backpack and I like that too.
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Have you looked into the Logitech K340? I have one that has laptop sized keys. It is wireless, but very responsive. I think they stopped that line, though.

I also have a K250. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...26190&Tpk=K250
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