View Full Version : My friend needs a new gaming keyboard
20-10-2011, 03:58 PM
As the title suggests my friend is in need of a new keyboard, He is currently using one of those dell things and after seeing my keyboard (the g15) he wants something similar, So he has given me a list of things this keyboard is to have.
* macro keys
* a built in USB hub
*light up keys
* durable/travel worthy
I have told him about some of the roccat stuff but he said he wants to here multiple opinions as this keyboard will be with him for a while
P.S. if you guys read this post before hand it was rushed as I had to go out but wanted to get the pot going as people check these forums several times a day.
Corsair Vengeance K90 (http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-gaming/vengeance-gaming-keyboards/vengeance-k90-performance-mmo-mechanical-gaming-keyboard.html)
No problem, buy me a beer sometime.
21-10-2011, 12:33 PM
What's his budget and where are you? That Corsair looks nice but it isn't out till the end of the month and seems to be £120 in UK which might be a bit pricey.
21-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Hit him over the head with a G15. They're crap (I have one).
Saitek Cyborg (http://www.cclonline.com/product/44848/CCB44026U0B2/06/1/Keyboards/Cyborg-PC-V-5-Keyboard-UK/KBD1124/), an evolution of the ever-popular Eclipse.
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 (http://www.cclonline.com/product/27647/AGB-00006/Keyboards/Microsoft-SideWinder-X6-Keyboard/KBD0303/) or its little brother the X4 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Sidewinder-X4-Keyboard-Layout/dp/B0037KLSS8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319197766&sr=8-1)
Logitech have the G110 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-920-002241-G110-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B002ZLQ82G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1319197766&sr=8-4).
Edit: Bugger, I didn't check if they have USB hubs - Sorry!
21-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Ahh I guess it would of helped if I did put a price range in, He currently has something to play with around the £60-70 mark so sadly the corsair is out of the range
27-10-2011, 09:25 PM
You want the Cherry G80-3000 (http://www.geminicomputersinc.com/g80-3000lscrc-2.html), or the Das Model S (http://www.daskeyboard.com/products/). I admit, neither of them have USB ports or macro keys, but once you try a mechanical keyboard, you'll never want to use a membrane keyboard again.
Checkout this guide, over at overclock.net. (http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html)
I use a Sidewinder X6 - it's the best keyboard I've ever owned (and I've owned a few) - no USB hub but they cost pennies, don't make it mandatory as it will cramp your options.
I mainly chose it for the 'break-off' numpad - it gives me more desk spaceand you still have a few macro keys without it (and far too many with it!!)
It's discontinued tho so you'll have to dig around - mine was a very reasonable £35 tho - a total bargain-and-a-half.
Remind him that macro keys can get you banned from some games tho - I have to admit I almost never use em...
28-10-2011, 04:10 AM
The X6 you can pick up pretty easily at amazon or play.com. I've got it (and love it) too. No usb hub though. Looks to be about £41 at the moment.
28-10-2011, 03:49 PM
well I told him to wait but no, He has decided to buy himself a satiek cyborg thing with all its pretty colours... a bit gimmicky But oh well
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