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    Arrow Recommend me a gaming keyboard

    I recently replaced my long-serving Compaq keyboard, as it was starting to show its age. The replacement, a Genius KL-0210 (PS/2 model), was chosen mostly because of the key layout (Specifically \, Backspace and Enter - yes, I'm picky). Sadly, this keyboard isn't overly good for gaming. I use the keys ERTZ for movement, and then mostly keys situated ariound T for weapon-switching (W, 6, Y, H and G). However, on this keyboard, if I'm holding two of my movement keys down and hit a third key to switch weapons, absolutely nothing happens (Could be specific combinations, I'm not sure). Either way, this is proving immensely frustrating during a game of Quake 3.

    Basically, the more keys one can hold simultaneously and still get a response, the better. Which keyboard would you guys suggest?

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    Well, I'm using a Internet Navigator or was called Logitech's Elite... Very nice! Also very heavy... I'm not shure how many keys you can hit at once, but I will find out!



    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...eviews/4600/2/
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    eldren it's something I've seen before when passing perfectly functional keyboards through a KVM, only two simultaneous key presses ever reach the PC, a hugely frustrating experience.
    I've discovered not all KVMs have this problem so it suggests it's specific to the hardware alright.

    Personnaly I find Dell leyboards have been superb for years as I much prefer their positive feedback which Microsoft and Logitech keyboards seem to lack. Currently I'm using a US Dell keyboard with UK setings (a minor irritation) simply because I've not tracked down a UK spec one I can buy individually.

    However on a recent visit to PC World Microsoft's latest range (released recently in silver) seemed have improved dramatically. Price is a big issue though.

    I suggest you pop into PC World or a similar store where you can actually have a play with the keyboards on display and get a feel for the way they type. Try your usual passwords, name maybe a sentence or two. You may think you look a little silly but it's definitely the best way to make your own judgement.

    Oh and shop around once you've decidied as prices vary widely especially at this time of year.
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    i'm with Myth on this one....that Logitech is a tool

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    Gotta love the MS Naturals myself, been using them for 7 years now, and can't go back to straight keyboards. Never a problem with multiple keys either.

    Though for gaming, I've now switched to one of these - and love it

    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...%2EingTools%2F
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    That is the coolest thing i have ever seen but think i will stick with my Logitech

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    Ironic, really - that Logitech looks amazingly like this Genius keyboard (Or vice versa ) - save that the Enter button and the surrounding keys are all different (And, for me, better for typing). That SpeedPad looks mighty interesting - sadly, far as I can find, it's not available in this country.

    Vimeous - I'm not using a KVM at all, so it can't be that. :/

    So, the Logitech it is - thanks for the heads up.

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    These may be too much for you but are worth a look. First the Saitek gaming keyboard
    http://www.3dxtreme.net/index.php?id...amingkeyboard1

    and probably the ultimate gaming 'keyboard' is the Nostromo n52
    http://www.tomshardware.com/game/200403061/

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldren
    That SpeedPad looks mighty interesting - sadly, far as I can find, it's not available in this country.
    Try here ,one thing you do really need a normal keyboard as well.

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    I think the one I sujested is the best of the bunch so far... I myself need something normal yet with features...

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    myth,

    I got one of these http://casemodz.hellknight.de/?inc=t...g83-135002.htm

    from http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ProductID=4416 or

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=73299

    I'm very happy with it - Been looking for exactly this for a year now and finally found it.

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