I had a Logitech G15 v1 which I used for many years it finally died on me last yr since then I have been using this cheap Microsoft keyboard my nephew loaned me I am looking to buy a good keyboard that will last as well as the G15 did for me. found a keyboard i really like but it will not be available til later in the year which is the Steel Series Apex.
I am not really wanting to wait to get a new keyboard I am an avid gamer and a writer so I need a keyboard that will perform quite well for both I really do not care if it is mechanical or not as long as it responds quick enough. I was originally considering the Logitech G19 mostly due to the luck I had with the G15 lasting as long as it did but a lot of the reviews I read are saying cheaply made and not lasting long at all.
I will take any suggestions into consideration the planks I am currently considering are these
Mad Catz Cyborg V7
Steel Series Merc Stealth
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2013
GX Imperator Pro
the list was quite a bit longer than that I have narrowed it down to these few planks I use macros quite often in my games and a bit of key remapping is nice but not a requirement, mostly I need a quiet responsive board my wife is a light sleeper and I have woken her several times just by typing on one of my novels i am working on. I have seen a few "Modular" boards and sure they looked like a possible good idea I ultimately decided against them as my rather large desk does tend to get a bit cluttered at times .
any other boards that will handle as I want that I may not have considered please feel free to suggest them at this point I will consider everything
Malek, you won't be dissapointed with that Razer one you listed.. it's using different switches (to avoid the clicky sound - i have the 2 Black Widow Ultimate 2012 and 2013) and it's one of the finest keyboards you can imagine.
You want to go with a mechanical keyboard with laser etched keys (those don't wear off). Most of the keyboards including ones from Logitech feel like toys and a joke when you use these next gen mechanical keyboards.
DasKeyboards are great too but they don't offer back lighting and they are mostly for coders and similar without any thrills.
Plus, as people have said you can replace keys super easy with mechanical keyboards.
I actually have an Apple aluminium keyboard both at home and work, on my Windows PC's.. I absolutely love them for various reasons.
* Look nice
* Very quiet when typing (more appropriate for the office)
* Nice even key layout - none of this ergo crap
* USB ports on the keyboard so ideal for a wireless mouse receiver to plug into one, out of sight
* Really easy to clean - disconnect from the PC, put some cleaning spray onto a cloth and wipe vigorously - key travel is quite short and the keys go level / flush with the base. The surround of the key in the frame is quite narrow meaning not too much debris gets in there.
Definitely my favourite keyboard by a long way - and pretty reasonably priced too (around £30). I game on this keyboard too (on my home PC) and have no problems with it.