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Windows 7: Gaming Keyboard

24 May 2013   #71
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kruper View Post
Hi, I'm new to this forum. I recently purchased a Roccat ISKU, Roccat Kone XTD and a set of Roccat Kave 5.1 headset. All are performing far better that I expected. The new model Isku has been released with one of the main differences is to be able to change the key back light colour.
Welcome! I also have the Roccat Kave's and would buy them again if /when they fail as they are such a good headset. I used to have Logitech G35's before and thought they were the muts nuts. The true 5.1 really works well and the sound quality is really good too


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24 May 2013   #72
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I love my Logitech Trackman Marble
Haha how can you function with that thing? Trackballs drive me insane. I remember my mom had one for years and I always hated using her computer because of it. To reach their own I guess.
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24 May 2013   #73
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I was never able to play nice with a trackball like AddRam has... and I had to use it for a long long time too.
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24 May 2013   #74
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I have this one

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24 May 2013   #75
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
As for noise mech boards make, especially the 'clicky' boards - some have reported that blues can irritate picky people ie work mates, house mates. Conversely other people love the sound. My wife loved hearing me type - tappity-tappity-tap. The louder the better actually.
People react differently to the sounds. I've found it irritating to be around loud keyboards, especially with sporadic fast typists. Disturbs my thinking about which of my 2 fingers comes next. My ma was a "champion" typist, winning some competitions. I was always amazed when she brought work home and heard/watched her typing. That sounded real good, like some fantastic machine. I remember a story she told me about trying out for a typing job. Her and her "tester" kept getting interrupted by people in the office entering the room when they heard her typing. They were all coming in to see the new IBM Selectric they thought the office had purchased. Those were new then, and very expensive. Nope.
Just the same mechanical they were using at their desks.
Very interesting thread. I started playing Dayz, and keyboard strokes are really important in that game.
Think I'll upgrade my 25 buck Logitech 110 kb/mouse combo. Real good pointers here. Gonna cost me.
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27 May 2013   #76
Contrabardus

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I've got a G110 keyboard. Suits my needs, it's backlit, has 12 macro keys I don't use. It was only 20 something when I bought it, and at the time it was the cheapest backlit keyboard you could get. It's very nice even though I only use it like a regular keyboard. I keep it set so the keys are red, but you can adjust the color the keys light up. There's a setting for blue, and purple as well.



I do like having the talk, mute, and media player/volume controls on the keyboard.

I honestly only got it because the keys are backlit. I'm not sure why, since I can touch type and never really actually look at the keyboard anyway. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

At any rate, I don't get much use out it for gaming. I've also got a Razer Naga so I tend to set my hotkeys and other functions to that instead.



I used to use the keyboard for movement and a few assorted functions until I got a Razer Hydra.



Some games I use both controllers for, but the motion control mouse look isn't extremely accurate. It's better than a gamepad, just not quite as good as a mouse. It is more responsive and accurate than any of the console motion controllers. It's fun for a casual shooter or something like Fallout or Skyrim. However, any game needing speed and accuracy is best played with this mapped so that half of it is movement and a few things like reload, jump, crouch, melee, etc are mapped to the motion sensors, and various inventory and menus to the buttons, with the Naga for aiming and game function keys like use, and hotkeys.

I've yet to run into a FPS game or shooter I've needed more than my Hydra and Naga for. It gives me the precision of mouse aiming, and the movement benefits of an analogue stick. So the only thing I ever use my keyboard for is to quick save in gaming anymore and most games don't have that many keys that need binding so I often even do that without the keyboard.

I don't even use it for messaging in multiplayer because I've got a set of Beyerdynamic MMX 300 headphones with a microphone.



It's nice that my keyboard is backlit, but the only thing I really use it for is web browsing and typing messages like this one. When it finally dies, I'll probably just replace it with a cheap generic keyboard.
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28 May 2013   #77
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm using Logitech G510 gaming keyboard and a Performance MX mouse. It's not a gaming mouse, but it performs and has the comfort as if it is one.


Slight modification on this keyboard in comparison to mine is that the enter key on mine is only above the right shift key and stretches nearly as long as the right shift key. The one in the picture is taller and replaces another key.
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28 May 2013   #78
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good stuff there Contrabardus and Eblim.
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28 May 2013   #79
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Contrabardus View Post
I've got a G110 keyboard. Suits my needs, it's backlit, has 12 macro keys I don't use. It was only 20 something when I bought it, and at the time it was the cheapest backlit keyboard you could get. It's very nice even though I only use it like a regular keyboard. I keep it set so the keys are red, but you can adjust the color the keys light up. There's a setting for blue, and purple as well.



I do like having the talk, mute, and media player/volume controls on the keyboard.

I honestly only got it because the keys are backlit. I'm not sure why, since I can touch type and never really actually look at the keyboard anyway. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

At any rate, I don't get much use out it for gaming. I've also got a Razer Naga so I tend to set my hotkeys and other functions to that instead.



I used to use the keyboard for movement and a few assorted functions until I got a Razer Hydra.



Some games I use both controllers for, but the motion control mouse look isn't extremely accurate. It's better than a gamepad, just not quite as good as a mouse. It is more responsive and accurate than any of the console motion controllers. It's fun for a casual shooter or something like Fallout or Skyrim. However, any game needing speed and accuracy is best played with this mapped so that half of it is movement and a few things like reload, jump, crouch, melee, etc are mapped to the motion sensors, and various inventory and menus to the buttons, with the Naga for aiming and game function keys like use, and hotkeys.

I've yet to run into a FPS game or shooter I've needed more than my Hydra and Naga for. It gives me the precision of mouse aiming, and the movement benefits of an analogue stick. So the only thing I ever use my keyboard for is to quick save in gaming anymore and most games don't have that many keys that need binding so I often even do that without the keyboard.

I don't even use it for messaging in multiplayer because I've got a set of Beyerdynamic MMX 300 headphones with a microphone.



It's nice that my keyboard is backlit, but the only thing I really use it for is web browsing and typing messages like this one. When it finally dies, I'll probably just replace it with a cheap generic keyboard.
Nice Mouse Contrabardus
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28 May 2013   #80
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor S View Post

People react differently to the sounds. I've found it irritating to be around loud keyboards, especially with sporadic fast typists. Disturbs my thinking about which of my 2 fingers comes next.
True Luckily I'm the only sporadic on around here. And ever since I went mech, I can use up to 3 fingers! lol.





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My ma was a "champion" typist, winning some competitions. I was always amazed when she brought work home and heard/watched her typing. That sounded real good, like some fantastic machine.
There's nothing quite like the sound of a typewriter singing under competent hands.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eblim View Post
I'm using Logitech G510 gaming keyboard and a Performance MX mouse. It's not a gaming mouse, but it performs and has the comfort as if it is one.
The main difference between 'gaming' mice and standard is typically the polling rate and the DPI of the laser.

Standard are usually 125hz with ~800 DPI. Gaming can do 125hz, 500hz, 100hz with DPI up to 4000.

Personally I found the polling rate more of an issue than DPI. Anything over 2000 DPI is uncontrollable for me.

Otherwise, it's all about what suits a persons hand.
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