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My keyboard broke today

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January 20, 2012 12:33:18 AM

I knew it was cheap but I expected better quality. After 2 days 2 keys stopped working but I kept using it 'cause I didn't need them for gaming. But today The "W" and "Esc" died and I can't play shooters like that. :pfff: 

this is my keyboard:

Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know its not for gaming but I was on a tight budget.


I want to spend $40 - $80 on a new keyboard

this is the one I have in mind
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I'm open to suggestions within this circumstances:
- It must have volume control keys
- Wired
- Backlit
- nice build quality

Please tell me how good is the Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

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January 20, 2012 12:42:38 AM

OK sorry guys I just noticed there is a keyboard thread below mine LOL
January 20, 2012 2:43:28 AM

Go for a mechanical keyboard. Mechanical key-switches will last you an insanely long time compared to any rubber dome keyboard.

Lots of good choices like Leopold, Filco, steel-series - (and if you absolutely have to have a backlit keyboard there are some brands that make backlit mechanical keyboards)

EDIT: Just saw your volume control requirement. You can use something like autohotkey to make anything you want on your keyboard control the volume.
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January 20, 2012 3:01:57 AM

i know razer sometimes gets a bad rep in reviews but i love my lycosa and my naga also for that matter. great combo, their backlit blue and i like them so much i have a brand new spare of each incase razer quits making them
January 20, 2012 3:04:00 AM

I had a lycosa awhile back. The paint on the keys started wearing off about a year after use =(. And the W key would randomly get stuck sometimes.
January 20, 2012 10:13:49 AM

skaz said:
Go for a mechanical keyboard. Mechanical key-switches will last you an insanely long time compared to any rubber dome keyboard.

Lots of good choices like Leopold, Filco, steel-series - (and if you absolutely have to have a backlit keyboard there are some brands that make backlit mechanical keyboards)

EDIT: Just saw your volume control requirement. You can use something like autohotkey to make anything you want on your keyboard control the volume.


What makes you think you can get a mechanical keyboard for $40 - $80.....

Edit- After looking on Newegg, I have seen that you can get mech boards in that price range. I'm not from America, things are SO much cheaper in America that in the UK.

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January 20, 2012 10:20:09 AM
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songorocosongo said:


Please tell me how good is the Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard


The Sidewinder X4 is a very very nice keyboard. For the price you can't do any better.

Also have a look at the G110

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mechanical keyboards (None of these have backlighting, but are they are higher quality than rubber dome membrane keyboards)

SteelSeries 6Gv2 with Cherry mx Black keyswitches.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Razer BlackWidow with Cherry mx Blue keyswitches

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair K90 with Cherry mx Red keyswitches

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 20, 2012 2:21:22 PM

Gothams Finest said:
Edit- After looking on Newegg, I have seen that you can get mech boards in that price range. I'm not from America, things are SO much cheaper in America that in the UK.


Yeah that sucks man. Do you know if prices are comparable to the UK in Ireland as well?
January 20, 2012 4:11:49 PM

skaz said:
Just saw your volume control requirement. You can use something like autohotkey to make anything you want on your keyboard control the volume.


Thanks man. I didn't know that existed
January 20, 2012 4:12:34 PM

I've been using a Sidewinder X4 for a few weeks and it's pretty solid. The extra buttons are nice, but its anti-ghosting is great.
January 20, 2012 4:13:55 PM

Gothams Finest said:
The Sidewinder X4 is a very very nice keyboard. For the price you can't do any better.

Also have a look at the G110

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mechanical keyboards (None of these have backlighting, but are they are higher quality than rubber dome membrane keyboards)

SteelSeries 6Gv2 with Cherry mx Black keyswitches.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Razer BlackWidow with Cherry mx Blue keyswitches

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair K90 with Cherry mx Red keyswitches

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks
Now I have to decide between the Sidewinder X4 and the G110. I'll buy it on Wednesday so I have time for a little more research
January 20, 2012 4:14:10 PM

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