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    looking to buy a new keyboard

    Hello all

    Am looking to buy a new keyboard as for someone reason on my current zboard the letter c refuses to work unless i either dont have the keyboard layout clipped down on the right hand side or if i dont have the keyboard layout in at all and just press the rubber bit itself.

    i have no idea why this started happening, it was fine..then i went for food...came back and now if the keyboard is clipped down i get a full stop instead of the letter C and just now realised my left shift key doesnt work :S

    So yeah am looking for a new keyboard, doesnt have to be a gaming keyboard but would prefer it if it was..i have looked and seen the logitechs but there all too big for my desk space.

    so i was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good gaming keyboard that isnt to big..i have seen the gaming pads but obv there not full keyboards so wont do me much good in the aspect of making posts on forums as now.

    thanks in advance...

    p.s have typed this post without the keyboard layout attached...stupid thing

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    Saitek eclipse II

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    My combination of a zBoard Fang (for gaming) and an MS Natural 4000 works great, I can type happily for hours but still get all the joy of a gaming layout.
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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    Pitty you haven't got the space for a G11, I love mine

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    G15 Mk2 and balance it on the edge of your desk precariously like I do

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    yeah I use one of the microsoft natural ones, tis nice and comfortable, never had any problems with gaming.

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    lol if i were to "balance" the keyboard..id prob keep knocking it off lol
    thanks all..will looksie aroundsie

    edit: - the logitech g15 mk2 how wide is it?

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenNight View Post
    My combination of a zBoard Fang (for gaming) and an MS Natural 4000 works great, I can type happily for hours but still get all the joy of a gaming layout.
    i love my ergo 4000, so comfortable..

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    Saitek Eclipse II has a nice feel to it - backlit too
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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    just wanted to say thanks for everyones replies..i have decided on the saitek eclipse as it seems small enough for my desk space

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    Another vote for the Saitek Eclipse II, a rather nice looking keyboard.

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    zboard Merc is what i use, in a few weeks the merc-stealth backlit version of the merc is released so will be changing up to that.

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    Re: looking to buy a new keyboard

    I'm gonna be different and suggest the saitek eclipse 1.

    I upgraded my '1' to the new one, and just wasn't as satisfied as i was with the first one, although, aditedly, it is still a very good keyboard.

    Dinovo edge is rather nice too
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