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    Heyboard £20-£30

    I am in the market for a new keyboard. It will mainly be used for gaming only, as my laptop is used for day to day computer use.

    I prefer the simple design purely for keeping it cheap & me not needing something with all the bells and whistles. Due to not using it for more then a couple of hours a week i can’t justify spending £30+ on it.

    Wired/Wireless/media buttons/gimmics etc are all pretty ‘meh’ features for me, I am just after a good solid keyboard, but one that looks smart enough to fit in with my bachelor pad esque styled house!

    Can anyone recommend something?

    cheers

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    I like the sound of a Hey-board. Seems more cheerful somehow.
    I quite like the Microsoft branded ones at that price.

    I have one of these. It's fine.
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...3000/J93-00001
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    I like the sound of a Hey-board. Seems more cheerful somehow.
    I was wondering if he's now become a solicitor and is now charging £20 to £30 to to say hello on the forum.
    Although I did double check the spelling to make sure he wasn't after some farming implement.

    For a good solid, basic keyboard logitech delux 350, should be under £10 and they are very good, although I think it's EOL now and has been replaced by the k120 which isn't quite as nice or solid, still decent though.

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    Just had a MS sidewinder X4. Cracking keyboard, really like it.

    Check out the reviews for it.
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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    That Microsoft sidewinder X4 seems to be the best so far, though I would have bought that Microsoft 3000 had you not posted Agent. Some cracking recommendations from all.

    Will leave it until the weekend then buy it, just in case someone manages to trump it!


    edit....and then I go and look at Logitech range *(I adore them as a company...)
    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/for-bu...ucts/keyboards

    Some serious contenders there as well!

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    MS3K is a nice keyboard, but it's no "gaming" one, if that's what you're looking for.

    The keys on the X4 are lovely, well above it's class for its cost. Macros are also very handy too.
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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    I'd also have to agree on the X4, if you arent willing to spend money to get mechanical, thats the best you can get without over spending for a membrane keyboard.

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    A number of reviews actually claimed the X4 was a mechanical keyboard at first because the 'feel' is very similar to them. I have to be honest and say that when I tried a friends, I thought they were too at first.

    I tend to replace keyboards every year to two years anyway, so I think it's a nice compromise between true mechanical and cost.

    PC World / Currys sell (or used to, no idea if they still do?) them, so if you have a local one you could check it out in person too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Heyboard £20-£30

    I used to own the Sidewinder X4 too and loved it. Only reason I got rid of it was because I moved house and the desk here was smaller but it had a keyboard try and the X4 didn't fit. I think it's pretty much the best keyboard at £30.

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