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    gaming keyboard

    Hey all I'm just looking for abit of advice,

    I'm looking to pick up a new keyboard as my saitek one is on the fritz and looking to see what the general concencious for a good keyboard is.

    Looking at the following atm:
    Razer Blackwidow
    Microsoft sidewinder x4
    Roccat Valo
    Logitech G110,

    Mainly looking for something nice to type on and not too expensive, back lighting is a bonus.

    Any recomendations?

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    Last edited by gilljoy; 18-04-2011 at 12:55 AM.

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    Logitech G15 v2... Great Keyboard!

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    Got a G110... very happy with it. Comfortable to type on, great warranty courtesy of Logitech, and more features than I could ever want from a keyboard. I also have a G510, very cheap from Very, would take the G110 every time if they were both at normal prices.

    Don't know about the others I'm afraid.

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    Yea the g110 is very tempting to be honest,

    Its so hard to find a good keyboard shame I missed out on the G510 off very, can pick it up for £70 on ebay but still abit too expensive

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    I have never played with the G110 but im also not a big fan of logitech KBs, they make great mice but the KBs just aint for me. Im not sure about the sidewinder but IIRC they are actually made by Razer and rebranded?

    Valo is a laptop style keyboard and i personally prefer them to type on, once you get used to it they are slightly better for gaming aswell. I have had a play with the Razer at scan and its really REALLY nice to type with, you just cant beat a good click! Back lighting is a must have for me which takes up to the rather steep price of £110. If you can live without the back light and go for the regular rather than ultimate then i would say its the one to go for, otherwise go for the valo.

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    I have the MS x4, decent keyboard and if you watch PCWorld online store you will see they tend to throw this keyboard on their sales 9 times out of 10. I got mine for £18.99 and never looked back. If it ever dies I can most likely get MS to replace it or find another cheap in the sale and save a fortune.

    Decent keyboard too, took a while to get used to the key layout as they have macro keys down the left hand side and my little finger would hit them instead of the shift but that soon passed once you get used to the key layout. They keys are a low profile style, not laptop thin but thinner than most keyboards and a dream to type on when not gaming. Some people complain about the red back light but as you change the settings from the keyboard itself it isn't an issue if you don't like it, has three brightness settings and you can turn it off if you want, if you touch type anyway you will never look at it anyway

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a View Post
    I have the MS x4, decent keyboard and if you watch PCWorld online store you will see they tend to throw this keyboard on their sales 9 times out of 10. I got mine for £18.99 and never looked back. If it ever dies I can most likely get MS to replace it or find another cheap in the sale and save a fortune.

    Decent keyboard too, took a while to get used to the key layout as they have macro keys down the left hand side and my little finger would hit them instead of the shift but that soon passed once you get used to the key layout. They keys are a low profile style, not laptop thin but thinner than most keyboards and a dream to type on when not gaming.
    I cant find it on the PCWorld UK website at all

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I cant find it on the PCWorld UK website at all
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/micros...03167-pdt.html

    That is the page for it and if you check back every now and then it seems to dip below £20

    Although looking about, stock is low on the ground with this keyboard now, MS either have a new version coming or they aren't producing the keyboard currently, shame its a decent keyboard.

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    Re: gaming keyboard

    the sidewinders are made by MS not razer so you actually get great support if it breaks, ms warranty is better than logitech imo, especially since they renew youre warranty with every replacement!.

    as for the keyboards, X6i had and it was great so i bet the x4 is excellent to type on... I'm using a g510 now and.have to say logitech still make poop keyboards, the typing is so cheap and nasty,.worse than my 5 quid ms keyboard!wouldn't have got it if i didn't manage to get it off very for cheap price.
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