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

kind regards,


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.

21-10-2011, 05:12 AM
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)

28-10-2011, 02:45 AM
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