Okay had my 1st "FPS RAGE" the other day and banged the corner of my G15 and the underneath support legs snapped and my keyboard is too flat now and wonky!
I need to get a new keyboard, yes I could prop it up on a DVD case or someshit but that aint me. Yes the keyboard works fine, but with the support rest on front it inclines backwords now so is terrible for twitch gaming like COD and BFBC2 after a few mins and I needs to be on tops of my games...you feelin me.
I absolutely hate the G19 keyboard, so that is out of the question. I think I would like to get a RAZOR product aimed at gamers I suppose.....I aint gonna pay mad money but if a keyboard is excellant I would pay it (hence not getting the G19 overpriced crap)
Any one got a nice Razor keyboard...or a super comfy Microsoft job!
I have a G11, it's OK but I wouldn't really recommend it. I've tried out some Razer keybords and from a first impression, hated them. The keys felt sticky or something and hard to type. I think I would go with Supreet's suggestion and check into the G110, I think that's the one I would aim for if my G11 broke.
I've tried out some Razer keybords and from a first impression, hated them. The keys felt sticky or something and hard to type.
I remember you mentioning this when I decided to get a Razer. Im glad I didn't listen to you, because you were/are very wrong.
Based on the one I tried (and then bought), they keys are very easy to type on and they press in nice and smooth (keys don't stick at all????). All of the letters are still on the keys too (my previous keyboards always had a few keys with faded letters (WASD specifically). It has a very standard look and feel with the slightest bit of quality & care built in. After 1 solid year of use, I'm still very pleased.
It's nothing special though, at lest this model. (Again, it was only $40). I don't play games like crazy or anything, but when I do game, this keyboard does the job just fine (much better than any of my previous). The only thing I don't like about this keyboard is that the Caps/Scroll/Num Lock indicator lights are SUPER bright.
Logitec makes some good keyboards too. You really can't go wrong these days. Just depends on how retardedly shaped your hands are I guess.
I meant sticky as in the actual 'feel' of the keys themselves, not that they stick as you put it. And it doesn't mean I was wrong, because that particular keyboard WAS like that and yours apparently is not. Regardless, I am very likely done buying Razer products. I sold my DeathAdder 3500g, my Razer Destructor mouse pad wore down within 6 months. It seems like they use cheap plastics and materials compared to something like Logitech.
Idk, a sticky key to me, is one that stays down (at least for a split second) after it has been pressed. I'd have to argue the complete opposite for the keyboard I own. I actually like the feel of the keys. Smooth and sturdy (you are aware of when you hit a key and its easy to realise when you mistype).
I'll agree with you on the material though. It is a minimalistic plastic design (the keyBOARD itself, mainly). Its very light too. I don't see it as a bad thing for me, but I can see how others would be annoyed.
Well I was gonna get a mouse to go with the keyboard but Razor do not have a mouse that is better the the G9x. They only have the Mamba which is the same spec TBH all others are too small, wireless or not the same spec (DPi 5600 etc)
The only reason i don't own a razer KB is because they don't have lcd's as of yet.
I have the G15, but i often miss a letter in typing or press the second key before the first (adn instead of and, teh instead of the)because you have to be so forceful with them and i am a lite typer.
I assumed that Logitech was the best around, since i tried razer, i know that hands down, i prefer razer over logitech any day.
After seeing that razer is using aluminum for mouse pads, my buddy and i are going to make our own this coming up week. I have a sheet of aluminum and we are planning on cutting, routering the edges then dying and perhaps even electroplating our own.
As far as which razer kb to get, i don't know, i have only used them at bestbuy.
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I see what you're saying Kieran, it does sound stupid and it partically is, but is not. My take on it is this...
I've owned the Razer Destructor and the Razer eXactmat for 'professional' gaming mousepads.
The reason you want a mousepad like this is because of the size. You can move the mouse anywhere, in any direction, and still be on the pad(no limitations to movement). I've found it feels more like an air-hockey table rather than have a 'sticky' surface such as a regular $10 generic mousepad. They say the actual tracking of optical and lazer mouse is better on these pads, which I do have to atone to. From my experience, they allow for pinpoint precision with a better pixel-pixel ratio than other mousepads(meaning you can move from one pixel to the other more easily, making your aim better). So in conclusion, I do believe that having a good mouse pad is overall worth it, depending on how serious you are and what types of games you're playing).
I've only owned the Logitech G11, have used the G15 and a few other standard keyboards. The most important things about keyboards for me, is the layout of the keys, the feel of the keys, and the features of the keyboard. Depending on the games you play, you may just need a standard keyboard for FPS games, or you may need an MMO gaming keyboard, with several different macro buttons to choose from. I'm not too picky with keyboards, as long as they have easily accessible buttons to hit, I'm pretty much good to go. It helps if the keyboard has a backlight. I believe some keyboards also have a 1ms response time, as opposed to the 8ms response time that windows sets by default(same thing as a gaming mouse opposed to a regular ball/optical mouse). Though I've never used a keyboard running at 1ms so I don't know if there's a difference, but I doubt there would be.
well.... i'll throw this out on the table for ya......
since my working space is very limited for both a keyboard and mouse...... I needed a compact size keyboard so I would have the moving room for my mouse next to it.
I have been using Microsoft SideWinder X6 for the past couple of years. The keys are very durrable and smooth motion (no clicking or notches). Letters have held up very well with no fading. And the usual keys used for shooter games are holding up and no sign of wear. The things I like about this keyboard is that is that the number pad can be removed to allow the keyboard to be smaller. When needed, you can plug the number pad on either side of the keyboard. I like the two large knob as one controls the system volume and the other controls the red backlight on the keyboard. The downside to this keyboard would be that if you like your keyboard to be tilted/angled, then it is a no go due to it does not have elevated feets... The keyboard lays flat.. BUT.... one could always put a small object/device to raise the keyboard to their desire height. Overall wise.... it is a very good keyboard and that you can program the various keys...
I got the Everglide TITAN. Best mouse mat ever! That exactmat, is this a hard surface or
a soft surface? I can not stand anything that's hard like that, and you hear every movement
of the mouse. The TITAN mat's the best mat I think - for me anyways.
Anyways, back to keyboards. Get the 3.99 Keyboard from Argos Plug. It's got mechanical
super-touch keypads that light up in rainbow colours....
The exactmat is wicked man, it has two sides to choose from. A smooth side and a rough side. I use the rougher side as it seems to allow for more precise aiming, at least to me. Overall I give it 9.5/10.