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    Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Hi.

    I'm looking to update my current Kingston k/b and cheap Targis mouse for something of a much higher quality.
    Ideally, both should be as cheap as possible, but i think under £70 for both is ok.

    I'm thinking of the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (£35) nd the Logitech G500 (£35 usually, gone up on Amazon to £41)

    I'm not strictly a gamer, but I think I'd be ok with using a gaming mouse - especially if it benefits me in gaming.

    I don't know what kind of keyboard is best or preferred, but I do know that there's way too much travel on my current k/b... Laptop style perhaps?

    TiA

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Go for a Logitech. They customer service is excellent if anything does go wrong. Straight swaps etc. Products are great too.

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    G500 being the best one for my budget? There's also a G400,300 and a M500.....

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    I have the Sidewinder X4 and love it very good keyboard for the price. The backlit keyboard helps if you game or type in the dark.

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Keyboards and mice are a very personal thing, therefore I can only recommend Logitech for their support and quality.

    However I will say that I'm on my 3rd Logitech MX518 mouse (in 9 years) and view it as the best one out there.

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Logitech support is legendary, and rightly so. My last mouse wasn't recharging correctly after about 18 months service. They replaced it with a new mouse, and I was able to successfully convince them to upgrade the replacement from the model originally offered (as mine was no longer produced). As long as this sort of service continues why buy from lesser companies?

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    Yep. Yeah. And yes.

    I can get a £15 Amazon voucher if i subscribe to love film.... (£5 a month) assuming I can cancel after a month, I can get my G500 for £25!

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    I was looking at the Ms X4....I didn't realise that the enter key isn't full size. I looked at the Logitech G110 (used to be £40, now £60+) and im being asked for £45 for collection...? Good deal or is there anything better?

    There's the thermaltake esports for £30...

    Edit : my offer of £40 in cash, to collect in person 'may' have been confirmed..... Good deal? Safe to do? (I think it's a proper shop near the train station where I live)
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    I think the main difference between the X4 and the G110 is extra anti ghosting vs more features...

    So far I think the longest key combo I've used is 3 keys.... I play counter strike where I might have to use 4.... So I assume the 26 vs 6 keys doesn't matter then..?

    Seeing how one of the main reasons of not getting the X4 is the key placement - is it a bad idea to force myself to 'learn' the keys? Like get used to a small enter key etc.

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Just bought two of these (other for my son), my Logitech was getting old, excellent mouse for the price.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/shark...r-gaming-mouse
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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Mehta are you sure the picture was not of the American layout instead of the UK layout?

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    I have no idea. :-$

    Edit: looking through some pictures, I definitely see the 'normal' shaped enter key on some. On amazon the product is described as the UK version, which now leads us to another X4 vs G110 thread....
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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    Sometimes the stock images a shop uses for keyboards are of the american layout and not the UK layout it actually, just double check manufacturer code to be sure. Wikipedia shows the differences.
    UK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboar...United_Kingdom
    US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboar...#United_States

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    I bought a Logitech MK260 keyboard and mouse just last week for around £28 - bargain for the price! Well built and nice feel under use.

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    Exactly my point : I don't know how much of a difference a 'gaming keyboard' would make over a cheap one....

    With that, in addition to the X4 vs G110.... Are there any good laptop style keyboards? :-P sorry!

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    Re: Recommended keyboards/mice ?

    iam look ING for keyboard for £40 too logo tech look good

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