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I was thinking of a Saitek Eclipse II but was wondering if there was anything people had that they liked better.

Price range would be around $60 give or take whatever. any suggestions are fine though. thank you

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Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500

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QUOTE (Tree_ @ Dec 29 2010, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500


I had one of those. I never appreciated how good it was until I replaced it.

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At about $7 you can't go wrong...

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Listen to these guys. "Gaming" keyboards are a waste of money.

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QUOTE (TheBase @ Dec 30 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Listen to these guys. "Gaming" keyboards are a waste of money.



I somewhat disagree,but not from a personal perspective. My wifey uses a fancy Logitech KB,and she loves it. She said it aids her immensly,as far as macros and a few other things. She only plays WOW btw.

IMO,the keyboard and price,coincide with your activites.

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QUOTE (BlG_BALLS @ Dec 31 2010, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
IMO,the keyboard and price,coincide with your activites.

Or you know ... You can just setup your own macros. That works too..

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Crypton,

I have been using that exact same keyboard for a few years now. It's GREAT.
I recommended it to my friend about 2 years ago, and now he has been using it. It's a good sturdy keyboard with 3 colors and dimmer.

Only complaint: The lighting isn't as bright as I expected, but it is still enough to see your keys in the dark.

There is also an eclipse III.. but I don't know about that icon_razz.gif

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QUOTE (TheBase @ Dec 30 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Listen to these guys. "Gaming" keyboards are a waste of money.


but mechanical keyboards are sweet icon_biggrin.gif

although considered a "gaming keyboard", the razer blackwidow (basic, non-backlit) is actually one of the cheapest cherry mx blue switch boards on the market at 80$.

If you want to wait, elitekeyboards.com has discontinued their filco distribution and is going to be stocking leopold mechanical tenkeyless boards.

But if you dont need a mechanical keyboard, certain computer stores have their own stock keyboards for 5-10$. Also microsoft wired 500.

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Edited by retrovirus, 31 December 2010 - 08:59 AM.


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Still using my poor beat up microsoft wired 500 icon_smile.gif. That really is all you need. I don't flame anyone who wants a gaming keyboard because they do look sweet (key word is look)
Honestly though I've been tempted by razer keyboards in the past, but I could never justify the purchase.
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I use a lycosa at the moment (cuz i like the short keys - kinda quiet in comparison to other keyboards) but I'll be switching to my BlackWidow soon icon_smile.gif - Tested it; the mechanical switches are really something to look at for the experienced computer user. (Rather a typical user probably can't tell the difference)



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i got a logitech illuminated keyboard. it was important to me that i could see keys in the dark and its fairly quiet which means i could use it while GF sleeps. to me, it was worth it...but these men make very valid points for most people

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DAS KEYBOARD

It doesn't need to be illuminated because there isn't anything on it.

There was one M$ keyboard that I heard of that was super highly recommended (don't think it was the one already mentioned), but I can't remember it. I'll update this when I find it, but it is also very cheap.
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QUOTE (way2lazy2care @ Jan 2 2011, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DAS KEYBOARD

It doesn't need to be illuminated because there isn't anything on it.


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I know it was one of the microsoft ergonomic keyboards, but I can't remember which. If I had to guess I'd say the natural 4000? but it's not mechanical, so it has that going against it.

It seems like people generally think the M$ natural 4000 with mechanical switches would be the perfect keyboard. Unfortunately this does not exist icon_sad.gif
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I have a Saitek Eclipse II, typing on it right now.

For the money, I thought it was pretty good.

I use the media keys alot with WinAmp (once you enable it within the options tab), and the back-lit keys are a nice touch when you're doing late night gaming and can't be bothered to turn the light on (hah).

Another cool thing is, a while back I accidentally dropped my keyboard from some height when re-arranging stuff on my desk and it consequently snapped the back raisers. I had to put my wallet there (of an equal height) whenever I wanted to type.

I sent an e-mail to Saitek asking if they had any spare, and they sent them out no questions asked for free, so I didn't have a crippled keyboard forevar dcolon.png

Do eet.

Or if you're poor, go for one of the Microsoft ones.

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QUOTE (Love Duckie @ Jan 3 2011, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or if you're poor, go for one of the Microsoft ones.


or if you know how to type and dont need backlights, or dont need macro keys..

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I donno if it's just me or not but I have an eclipse keyboard and I can't really make out the keys with the back lighting. So I never have it turned on anymore.


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