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Mechanical Keyboard 2013

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February 13, 2013 2:31:12 AM

Hello,
It is February 2013 which means a new year of releases and the nearing of my birthday!
I have looked at many places and cannot decide what keyboard I want. My budget is $150 or less.

Preferences: (in order)

-Cherry MX Red (or maybe brown)
-Blue backlight (maybe white)
-USB/Audio ports
-Wrist rest
-Wired
-Multi-media keys
-Nothing obscure that I can't get in Australia
-Nkey rollover (I think i have a PS/2 port)
-Don't care about Macro keys (no, good; yes, good)
-Non-Razer

Looking at the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium currently.
LOVED the look of the Roccat Ryos but that wont be coming out soon enough.

Thanks for reading, I hope you have some suggestions!
February 13, 2013 4:06:15 AM

I was in your situation very recently, and decided on a Ducky DK9008 Shine II.

Have a look at PC Case Gear, just recently they have lowered the price and put on clearance a bunch of their mechanical keyboards.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...
Melbourne based company, can even pick it up to save on postage if you live locally.
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February 13, 2013 5:40:50 AM

Yes I looked at Ducky and would have bought it, however, it does not have ports or wrist rest.
Ive just seen the Roccat Ryos MK Pro. It looks amazing, I think ill wait for it and see if its within my price range.
Thanks for the suggestion :D 
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February 15, 2013 3:05:04 AM

The wrist rest is $30, I don't think ill go ducky.
I am thinking of waiting for the Roccat Ryos when it comes out, for $150.
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