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January 27, 2012 5:13:01 PM

Hey , I was hoping some folks could offer there opinions on what keyboard I should purchase.

I primarliy play swotr and see razer has come out with a 250 gaming keyboard. seems they have a gamepad type device where the numeric keys sit.

This doesnt seem logical.

so what I'm looking for is

backlighting - multiple color prefered (specifically blue/red combo)

side buttons aka microsoft sidewinder

media controls

preferred wired usb over wireless

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January 27, 2012 6:36:43 PM

The G19 may be a bit much for many users. For something a little less my wife loves her Logitech G110:

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

Which features customizable lighting. For around $70 its a very nice keyboard.
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January 27, 2012 7:09:21 PM

I like the COrsair K60 for FPS or the K90 for MMO. The M90 is backlit and is mechanical and is very well built.
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January 27, 2012 7:32:56 PM

Logitech G19 or G510 at that budget or if you prefer a mechanical keyboard I would suggest the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. All have illuminated keys, adjustable brightness, etc. When you say "mulitple color prefered" do you mean you require the keys to display mulitple colors at the same time i.e. w,a,s,d keys in red with surrounding keys blue? Or one color at a time, i.e. all keys blue or all keys red? If so, you may find yourself out of luck. Those keyboards are still rare, somewhat expensive and mostly in the domain of 'aftermarket mods'. In fact, the last one I saw was at E3 a few years ago, and tbh, I haven't seen any since that have actually made it to the retail market. Not saying they're not out there, just that they're rare and hard to find. Hope this helps, good luck with your search.
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January 27, 2012 7:45:12 PM

I don't like the tacky font on the RAzer. I still think the K90 is a very, very good MMO keyboard. Get it.
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January 27, 2012 8:05:20 PM

I know i've said this like 5 times, but K90 all the way.
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January 27, 2012 8:09:04 PM

@angaddev, how do you find the mx cherry red switches used in that keyboard? I have heard reports of the cherry red switch producing a high number of errors for some. Personally, I think mechanicals that use the mx cherry black switches are best suited for gaming (although, I would hate to use one for word processing).
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January 27, 2012 8:23:10 PM

I have cherry browns in my custom keyboard, I've seen cherry reds and I got one for a demo at my local store, they are VERY good for typing + gaming and gave no errors.
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January 27, 2012 8:38:08 PM

K, but both the k90 & k60 use the reds, are you suggesting OP get a custom board?
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January 28, 2012 9:20:54 PM

a little black duck said:
Logitech G19 or G510 at that budget or if you prefer a mechanical keyboard I would suggest the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. All have illuminated keys, adjustable brightness, etc. When you say "mulitple color prefered" do you mean you require the keys to display mulitple colors at the same time i.e. w,a,s,d keys in red with surrounding keys blue? Or one color at a time, i.e. all keys blue or all keys red? If so, you may find yourself out of luck. Those keyboards are still rare, somewhat expensive and mostly in the domain of 'aftermarket mods'. In fact, the last one I saw was at E3 a few years ago, and tbh, I haven't seen any since that have actually made it to the retail market. Not saying they're not out there, just that they're rare and hard to find. Hope this helps, good luck with your search.


Well I currently use a Saitek Eclipse II, so the feature that I'd like to have again is a switchable backlighting of all the keys numerics f1-f12 numeric keys, even the media buttons are all under either a blue , red, or neon pink. As I use a 3d monitor - Samsung 23" any glow can interfere and this is why i require adjustments to the backlight. My Eclipse had a dimmer also for these lights, after a few drops a solder came loose and I'd like some more buttons in addition to what I've grown accustomed too.
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January 28, 2012 9:37:13 PM

okcomputer360 said:
Thanks, I checked this out and seems feature rich, I didnt read anything about media buttons, and is there backlighting?



Yes the G19 has custom color backlighting as well as media keys. As well as a full color LED that will display anything from a clock to ammo count to news headlines.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/device...
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February 5, 2012 2:50:45 PM

buzznut said:
The G19 may be a bit much for many users. For something a little less my wife loves her Logitech G110:

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

Which features customizable lighting. For around $70 its a very nice keyboard.



Picked up a G110 from microcenter w/ aprice match from newegg. so right around 70. I think the buttons are a pleasure to type on, and media volume controls are great.

Still a small learning curve for `1234 as they are positioned a little bight tighter together then my previous keyboard.

I do love how the g keys on the side can be programmed for multiple key sequences.

Also this keyboard has a usb, microphone and headphone jack with mute controls built in.

Very nice for the price, thanks for the recommendation.
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February 5, 2012 2:50:58 PM

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February 5, 2012 7:58:18 PM

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