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Windows 7: Show off your gaming keyboard!

02 Oct 2010   #1
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Show off your gaming keyboard!

Does anyone have this or has seen it? Amazon.com: Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER Pro Gaming Keyboard Fan Cooler 64KB On-board Memory 10 Programmable Keys KB-CHP001US: Electronics

I want to know how well it lights up all the keys.

I have a Saitek which blue LED backlight but its SO DIM! I mean even in the dark you can BARELY make out the keys especially the ones that are well used and get a little stained.

To me it looks like the above keyboard has the same crappy quality as the Saitek lights but in red instead of blue.

Can anyone confirm/deny this?


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10 Oct 2010   #2
shadyzn

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

excellent back-lighting
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10 Oct 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

built-in cooling fan - lol

welcome shadyzn to sevenforums,

and joe7dust, i was confused by the title of the post - i thought you wanted pictures of our keyboards.

mine's a saitek too, but i don't find it that dim.

looks like i need a new one soon. guess which type of games i play?


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27 Oct 2010   #4
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
built-in cooling fan - lol

welcome shadyzn to sevenforums,

and joe7dust, i was confused by the title of the post - i thought you wanted pictures of our keyboards.

mine's a saitek too, but i don't find it that dim.

looks like i need a new one soon. guess which type of games i play?
I do! Mine is dimmer than yours but looks same model so maybe i have a defect. I'll try to remember to take a pic later and show it.

And no offense shady, but find it hard to believe you registered just to tell me the backlighting on that keyboard is excellent. I'm more inclined to think you're affiliated with that company and found this thread googling for your product.
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28 Oct 2010   #5
Demokid18

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I'm in England atm so I can't take pictures of my stuff, but if you're looking for the best, I'd turn towards Razer. I run the Lycosa Mirror Edition and it has adjustable lighting options. But Razer produces the best. They have fully mechanical boards (faster response), backlight boards, extra keys boards, etc.
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28 Oct 2010   #6
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Demokid18 View Post
I'm in England atm so I can't take pictures of my stuff, but if you're looking for the best, I'd turn towards Razer. I run the Lycosa Mirror Edition and it has adjustable lighting options. But Razer produces the best. They have fully mechanical boards (faster response), backlight boards, extra keys boards, etc.
Sounds good, but I'm curious when you say 'adjustable lighting' do you mean it can get REALLY bright? I'm looking for lights that really pop, the one i have now is so dim you can barely make them out in the dark. I want a keyboard thats so bright you can see them lit up bright in a low-light room and not just darkness.

Look at the Macbook & Macbook pro for example. I want at LEAST this level of lighting if not brighter.
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28 Oct 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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28 Oct 2010   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I have used and sold several of these
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But I still prefer Logitech MX5000 over anything else I've used. As a matter of fact I have a spare since thier getting old and harder to find a long with my MX1000 mouse x2 1 in the charger 1 in use.. But have been looking for a good backlight keyboard only thing is I need a wireless one.
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28 Oct 2010   #9
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I've looked around google some, that's how I found the keyboard I linked in the OP.

I posted here to see what you all are using and hear personal experience. ANY decent photographer can make a shitty keyboard look good and that is a fact. I wouldn't be surprised if some were digitally enhanced even though it is illegal or borderline illegal.

I would love to see more of the circular keyboards in that link, but they don't have backlighting that goes thru the letter portion, and the "custom" layout looks terrible. It won't be long before we have fully customizeable keyboards, I actually read about a gamepad with several rearrangeable keys a couple years ago.

Our fingers spread out in circles, not rectangles. The current standard keyboards are a remnant from the days when typewriters would overheat/jam if designed with easily accessed keys. DVORAK is a decent alternative I hear, but why use someone else's design? The tech to customize your own for cheap is coming soon I just know it.
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28 Oct 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This one looks like a pretty nice one back light with fully programable keys Getright Computers - - Razer Lycosa Gaming USB Keyboard

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Only still USB Oh well
Fabe


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