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    Gaming Keyboard Advise

    My bro's birthday is coming up and I was thinking of getting him a gaming keyboard but a little lost as I've never used any myself.

    Membrane vs Mechanical? Is mechanical really that good?

    What makes it difficult is that I was hoping it would be in the range or £70-£80 but the really cool ones are well above that

    Anyway just wondering what you guys were using and opinions.

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    Can't go wrong with the Logitech G range. This one is within your price range and a solid gaming keyboard:

    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard | Ebuyer.com

    And if money were no object... Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard | Ebuyer.com
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    If he doesn't mind having a non back-lit mechanical keyboard there are some under the price you mentioned (Qpad mk-50 for example). If you want the snazzy back-lighting you are looking at £95+. I am using the Gigabyte Osmium myself which is around £100 but has all the snazzy bits plus a volume control which a lot of the mechanical ones don't have. The type of switches you want to get depends a lot on what games he plays too.

    ...and yes mechanical is that good.
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    I have an exprex cheetah keyboard...http://www.emprex.com/01_news_02.php?newsid=83

    With the twistable bit which has the WASD functions, or mapable to any keys applicable, is awesome....plus the mouse is pretty decent. If you can't afford the top spec ones, I recommend these...

    *EDIT*

    Just checked...they're EOL but still very awesome
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    Thanks for the input guys.

    He plays mmorpg games mostly.

    Are mechanical keyboards worth it?

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    I play mmorpgs here and was lucky enough to get a M$ Sidewinder X5 for a £10 at christmas in my local Currys, that being said I would pay £40 for one of these after having this one, my main thing is that its illuminated as I tend to have the light off in the room.

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    I've read that the Logitech and Sidewinder X5 was quite popular, I'm just um'ing and arr'ing about membrane or mechanical.

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    im using logitech G15 for last 3 years and i cant complain it is a bit chunky but i will never swap it for anything else

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    I use the Logitech yuy95 backlit Perfectstroke keyboard.

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    If he plays MMOs, he wants something with programmable macro keys e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Si...bs_computers_1 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-920...bs_computers_3

    And correct me if I'm wrong, but as lovely as mechanical keyboards are for typing, I always thought they were considered inferior to membrane for gaming due to the higher travel resulting in slower reflexes?

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    I like the razor kit, its around that price range afaik

    Razerô Gaming Keyboards - Genre Specialized Keyboard Technology

    I have a lycosa and it is very nice to use

    If i was very rich i would buy this Optimus Maximus keyboard its meant to be a bit rubbish as a keyboard but each key is a mini screen. [/offtopic]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    And correct me if I'm wrong, but as lovely as mechanical keyboards are for typing, I always thought they were considered inferior to membrane for gaming due to the higher travel resulting in slower reflexes?
    This is what I'm so confused about, those that use mechanical swear its a better feel and its more responsive (potentially because membrane requires pushing the key all the way down and mechanical doesnt). That said if it really that good then sure all 'gaming' classed keyboards should be mechanical? or is it a cost thing? (where membrane is the value version with more features at the same price).

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    Corsair Vengeance Gaming Keyboards?

    Unlike most gaming keyboards, the Corsair's actually look quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    This is what I'm so confused about, those that use mechanical swear its a better feel and its more responsive (potentially because membrane requires pushing the key all the way down and mechanical doesnt). That said if it really that good then sure all 'gaming' classed keyboards should be mechanical? or is it a cost thing? (where membrane is the value version with more features at the same price).
    I think its tactile feel and response time, plus most gaming keyboards come with "anti ghosting" which i think is an advantage with mechanical keyboards, because normal keyboards start ignoring keys pressed after the 3rd or 4th one is held down. Which is no good if your charging forward (w) while strafing (d) priming a grenade (g) and go to jump only for your keyboard to ignore the space bar being tapped.

    They tend to last longer too, which is good given the abuse most gaming keyboards get with continuous use.

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    for myself i currently have a steelseries shift (free upgrade from my faulty z-board) but im looking now at getting the cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E 7 to go with its partner my R.A.T 7 (also being upgraded soon to the R.A.T.7 mmo

    also im a big rpg gamer
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