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July 22, 2008 2:09:50 AM

The backlit keys arent really neccessary. I just want something that has a good responsive touch, and good keys. I want something with a volume control(I'd rather have a wheel! I have this dell keyboard that has it and its alot nicer that using 2 buttons) with the other media controls such as play and pause.

And it needs to be on newegg. I was at a friends house and I tried a saitek but it felt kinda flimsey like the keys felt cheap? Maybe its just me and maybe im just used to this dell keyboard I have. Well, any suggestions? price is not really an issue.

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July 22, 2008 2:23:10 AM

The Logitech G15 is nice. I have one and love it.
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July 22, 2008 3:01:45 AM

I am unsure too (as the g15 looks good as well, but I am partial to microsoft input products) but the Reclusa looks very enticing (looks at volume wheel :D  ) and I might pick it up from newegg next month. I currently have a partially-failing 5 year old hp keyboard.

Microsoft 9VU-00001 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Ergonomics Reclusa Gaming Keyboard $57.99
July 22, 2008 3:41:55 AM

Take a look at the Razer Lycosa. It's a little expensive but I can't say I regret buying it. It has touch sensitive media controls in the top right corner along with a USB, headphone, and microphone jack in the back. It also has a touch sensitive control for the backlit keys. The keys are rubber coated, laptop style keys that are very responsive. The key are also individually lit and are uniform brightness all the way across the keyboard. And if you ever find the need, most of the keys can be programmed to a macro using the included software. I love it. I've had mine for about 6 months and have had no problems.
July 22, 2008 5:23:44 AM

thanks for the input guys. few questions though.

are those volume knobs on the Reclusa ? Theres 2????

and yeah i was looking at the razer lycosa and it looks really nice!
July 22, 2008 7:22:49 AM

If the LCD on the G15 is too much, take a look at the G11.
July 22, 2008 10:49:02 AM

royalcrown said:
The microsoft comfort curve 2000 is a good kb on the cheap, I have one and there are no kb drivers and it works great ! you can get it w/o mouse at egg too, and at walmart for 20 bucks :)

no wheel tho...sorry, but not a bunch of fugly either.

I agree with this. The media controls work great straight out of the box. And the keys are fantastic, laptop style ones with low travel. The construction is very solid which is surprising with a keyboard this cheap.