New keyboard for new build

  AL47 00:30 16 Jan 2010
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ive got a new computer to build since my laptop is no longer capable of anything graphically demanding [even dvds]

i have a wireless microsoft 7000 entertainment keyboard which i will use but id like a wired light up one for evening and playing games so theres no lag [happens sometimes on this if hasnt been touched for a while]

reccomendations?

ive looked at

saitek cyborg
logitech G15
razer lycosa

anything else worth looking at and any reccomendations?

  Chris the Ancient 10:53 16 Jan 2010

I have the Saitek Eclipse III. I bought through one of the Amazon shops.

Bottom line? I love it.

Multimedia controls
Short cut buttons
Different colour/intensity back lighting (which the keyboard remembers the settings of - unlike the Eclipse II)
Lovely key action

Bottom line? I love it.

CtA

  AL47 12:56 16 Jan 2010

thats basically the same as the cyborg saitek, so i guess build quality would be the same,

one of my biggest decisions is to go flat or bulky keys

i only use a bulky keyboard at work cause ive had my microsoft at home and a laptop one, which is better

  AL47 16:12 17 Jan 2010

im gonna hold off on the wired keyboard for a bit, cause ive just seen the upgrade of the 7000 i already have and im gonna get it

the 8000
click here

  Chris the Ancient 15:50 18 Jan 2010

That looks the bee's knees!

Speaking for myself, I never have managed to get the hang of curved keyboards, though.

  AL47 20:14 18 Jan 2010

its the only one i could find thats blutooth and LED

my gf doesnt get on with them either [she can touch type, i cant]

  AL47 11:51 20 Feb 2010

im resurrecting this thread

i recently went to the shops to try a few out, [could only try microsoft x6 and g15] did not like the x6

ive found i do need a wired one cause in some situations a blutooth one doesnt work [say if batteries die or a fresh install, and gf likes a standard layout for touch type]

so back to origianl question, recommendations for backlit wired keyboard

  sunnystaines 12:04 20 Feb 2010

Looked at the 8000 when it first come out screenshots and write ups were all good but when i saw it on a shop display looked disappointing and was about £100 in price.

  Chris the Ancient 12:26 20 Feb 2010

Another thing I noticed with the 8000... it has no numeric keypad - which has turned a few people away from it.

  AL47 12:30 20 Feb 2010

i quite like my 8000 one [i did buy one], does the job of being a remote/keyboard in the dark

ive used a laptop for ages so dont miss the num pad

  sunnystaines 16:23 20 Feb 2010

out of interest has the price dropped wondered how much they are now recession has kicked in.

what do you rate the good and bad points on it.

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