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My keyboard broke today

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=N82E16823126096

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=N82E16823109191

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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  1. OK sorry guys I just noticed there is a keyboard thread below mine LOL
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer
    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=N82E16823126087&Tpk=g110

    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=N82E16823239015&Tpk=6GV2

    Razer BlackWidow with Cherry mx Blue keyswitches

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114011

    Corsair K90 with Cherry mx Red keyswitches

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816001&Tpk=k60
  7. 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?
  8. ive got this one

    i paid £40 for it from pcworld (cheaper than amazon)

    http://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-Gaming-Keyboard-Tri-Color-Backlighting/dp/B000VOE466/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327080254&sr=8-1

    its $76 but its got everything you could ever need
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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=N82E16823126087&Tpk=g110

    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=N82E16823239015&Tpk=6GV2

    Razer BlackWidow with Cherry mx Blue keyswitches

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114011

    Corsair K90 with Cherry mx Red keyswitches

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816001&Tpk=k60


    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
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