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Keyboard recommendations

Post by BurningHorizon » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:31 pm

So, I was one of the people that actually (attempted) to buy the SWTOR keyboard. I was lured in by the neato LCD pad, OLED buttons, and all that.

Anyway, I ordered it on January 5th from Amazon as a preorder. Amazon never shipped me a keyboard. Apparently, Razer actually produced them but somehow Amazon never got any of them to ship - and Amazon thinks this is ok for some reason. I've called and talked to both Razer and Amazon and I'm convinced now that no one cares.

With all that said, I may cancel my order and tell them all to die, however, I would like to know if any of you have any recommendations for gaming keyboards.

Thanks!

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Post by Xelissa » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:44 pm

I know that Terry has gotten some keyboards through Amazon Vine that he likes. I'll ask him to post here - or, if you see him before he does, ask him!

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Post by Albedo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:04 pm

Hey Mark!

I've used a lot of keyboards and for gaming my favorite tend to be Logitech. I've used the three models of Logitech keyboards:

G110

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-0022 ... 608&sr=8-3

G510

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-0025 ... 608&sr=8-1

G19

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Programm ... 608&sr=8-2

So it kind of depends on what you're willing to spend. They all offer similar functionality. One of the big differences as you go up the models is no screen, a black and white LCD screen and a full color LCD screen. Each model offers some other varying functionality but that's the big thing. I use the G19 and I really like it.

However, what I love more than keyboards is the Logitech Gameboard.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G13-Prog ... 608&sr=8-5

This baby changed the way I game. It ties into the keyboards, too, for added functionality. But honestly, for the gaming portion I will only use the Gameboard now. I have a hard time going back to the keyboard. But if you're looking for a new keyboard, I would recommend either the G19 or the G110. The middle one is nice, but if you're going to spring for an LCD screen, I would go for the full color one.
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Post by BurningHorizon » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:22 pm

Awesome, thanks!

I had been looking at those 3 - and was also looking at a couple others (A Corsair and another Logitech) I think out of all of those the G19 is the one I like the best. The 510 has more of the programmable keys, but I'm not sure if that makes it any better.

What is the interface for the screen? Can it be accessed directly like an extra screen, or does it have some custom API that must be used directly by applications?

Thanks again!

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