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    Smile Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    I'm looking for a backlit keyboard at the moment.

    I'm a huge fan of MS hardware, but certain elements of the Reclusa don't attract me. As such I'm looking for an alternative.

    Must have :

    1. Backlit keys (must be blue! Damn you Antec 900!)
    2. Multimedia keys (play, pause, etc, need to control Winamp/WMP during gaming)
    3. Wrist rest.
    4. Be black in colouring (mainly)

    Would like :

    1. Microsoft! Perhaps I've missed something in their product range.
    2. Ability to control the backlight, either off, or dim would be nice.

    Price isn't so much of an issue, although it better make me toast in the morning if it costs more than fifty quid!
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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    Saitek Eclipse III will tick those boxes.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Saite...media-Keyboard

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    That has definately made it into my shortlist!
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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    Microsoft do a Sidewinder X6... don't know if you've looked at that ? - clicky.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    razer lycosa

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    G15 v2 does too

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    /me likes my Saitek Cyborg, but the price is hard to stomach and the looks are somewhat acquired taste...

    But you can colour different sections and different brightnesses etc
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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    I have a Logitech G11 and it seems to have most of the things you are looking for:
    1.) It has blue backlit keys
    2.) Has multimedia keys and a rotary volume control
    3.) Does not have a large wrist rest as such but you can buy aftermarket ones
    4.) Its is black and gunmetal in colour
    5.) The backlight has two intensity levels and can be switched off

    The best thing is that it only cost £25 from Staples recently!!

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    Many thanks all, got plenty to look at there.
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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    +1 razer lycosa, good keyboard.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker1986 View Post
    +1 razer lycosa, good keyboard.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    On a bit of a side note anyone know when the G19 is coming out?

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    I love my Lycosa to bits.

    Make sure you buy the UK version though... some shops appear to stock the US version with a small enter key.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    That tiny enter key pisses me off, i hate it immensely.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    The small enter/return key is a real bug bear of mine as well along with small back space and space bar.

    Can anyone recommend a keyboard which also doesn't have laptop style keys? which of the
    above do or dont have laptop style keys.

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    Re: Backlit Gaming keyboard suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    The small enter/return key is a real bug bear of mine as well along with small back space and space bar.

    Can anyone recommend a keyboard which also doesn't have laptop style keys? which of the
    above do or dont have laptop style keys.
    My G11 has full sized keys. The space bar key is a bit bigger on some keyboards but the size is enough for me!! Still for £25 from Staples it was a good deal - some Staples may still have them for this price!!

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