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#16 PGHammer

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 20:57

I'm not aware of any Gaming and/or Mechanical keyboards that are wireless.

Gaming keyboards - no.  Wireless keyboards - several. are known.  All Microsoft wireless keyboards in the 5000 and above series are mechanical (despite being wireless), as are all of Logitech's wireless keyboards for Windows, including the hypercheap K360 and K400.  Why do folks insist on believing that wireless keyboards can't also be mechanical (rather hilarious, considering that my Wireless Keyboard 6000 V.3 is almost a decade old - and it's not even the oldest of Microsoft's wireless mechanical keyboards)?

 

Mechanical keyboards - whether wired OR wireless - are mostly sturdier in construction than non-mechanical keyboards.  Where wireless keyboards - mechanical or otherwise - have issues are in terms of two issues - interference (a problem with multiple wireless devices in general) and wireless lag (same thing).




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Posted 30 March 2014 - 21:40

I purchased the G602 and I love it!  Wireless technology has come a long way I feel - haven't noticed any lag (but I'm also not a competitive gamer).  I'd highly recommend it to people.

 

I've held back on the keyboard.  I had a chance to test out the G710+ at a Frys store and I didn't like the feel of it.  The keys, despite being mechanical, just didn't have quite the right amount of resistance.  I've heard good things about the Das Keyboard brand.  That and Steel Series.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:51

Cm storm quickfire keyboards are good choices too



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:55

I have had the G602 for awhile, can not be beat. It's an amazing gaming mouse, that has a long battery life.

 

Though I have found there is no keyboard option. I use a Logitech K750 solar keyboard, but would love a mechanical one :(

 

 

I purchased the G602 and I love it!  Wireless technology has come a long way I feel - haven't noticed any lag (but I'm also not a competitive gamer).  I'd highly recommend it to people.

 

I've held back on the keyboard.  I had a chance to test out the G710+ at a Frys store and I didn't like the feel of it.  The keys, despite being mechanical, just didn't have quite the right amount of resistance.  I've heard good things about the Das Keyboard brand.  That and Steel Series.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 13:01

I have had the G602 for awhile, can not be beat. It's an amazing gaming mouse, that has a long battery life.

 

Though I have found there is no keyboard option. I use a Logitech K750 solar keyboard, but would love a mechanical one :(

Logitech has other mechanical wireless keyboards - just not a mechanical and solar-powered one.  (Doubtless due to power requirements - mechanical switches DO use more power than membrane switches.)

 

In addition to the K350 (ergonomic and wireless, but not solar, and same price as the K750), there are the pricier K800 (wireless and illuminated) and the TK820 (drops the lit keys, but adds as integrated touchpad)



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:28

I realize this topic is a bit old but I've been looking into getting a mechanical keyboard in the last few days and the two I've narrowed it down to are the logic G710+ and the Corsair K70.

 

Both of these keyboards can be purchased for less than $130 on amazon and both have a similar feature set, except for the logic board has macro keys which I will never use. They're both good looking boards, too. The difference is in the keys where the G710+ has cherry browns and the K70 has cherry reds.

 

http://www.amazon.co...s=logitech g710

http://www.amazon.co...rds=Corsair K70

 

A point of interest is that the K70 will soon be released in an RGB version which looks absolutely amazing but is a little over the top...

 

 

I assume when they are out to retail they will be $200+ dollars, though.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:55

I just saw this thread today -  I am confused about PGHammer's comments.

I wasnt aware MS had any mechanical KB - also, I wasnt aware of any wireless mechanical KB out there.

What is he referring to when he says "mechanical"  ?

Also saying KB from Logitech are mech & wireless ?  Can someone clue me in on this ?   Im confused because nobody jumped up and said he was wrong.


And depending on the type of game you play, you may not need that "required" response time - not everyone plays "twitch" games.

MMOs typically aren't "twitch" games, and I play several of them, and my keyboard and mouse are wireless (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 6000 V.3 and Logitech V220 Cordless).  The Microsoft keyboard IS a mechanical keyboard - and wireless besides.  You likely mean WIRED (not necessarily mechanical) as Logitech also makes mechanical wireless keyboards.

Huh ? 



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:33

I just saw this thread today -  I am confused about PGHammer's comments.

I wasnt aware MS had any mechanical KB - also, I wasnt aware of any wireless mechanical KB out there.

What is he referring to when he says "mechanical"  ?

Also saying KB from Logitech are mech & wireless ?  Can someone clue me in on this ?   Im confused because nobody jumped up and said he was wrong.


Huh ? 

 

I was confused by his post too. There is no such thing as a wireless mechanical keyboard. Not all gaming keyboards are mechanical. Most of the low end ones aren't.

 

I'm 100% sure of this. I did a lot of research on mechanical keyboards in the last week because I was looking to buy one (and did, today..or yesterday rather).



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:20

Still no word from PGHammer as to what type of bowl he was smoking ?



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:20

I was confused by his post too. There is no such thing as a wireless mechanical keyboard. Not all gaming keyboards are mechanical. Most of the low end ones aren't.
 
I'm 100% sure of this. I did a lot of research on mechanical keyboards in the last week because I was looking to buy one (and did, today..or yesterday rather).

While this post is a bit older I will say you clearly failed in your research. There are mechanical wireless keyboards and I have had this one for some time now.




It is Bluetooth 3.0, but there really is no lag with it. At least once I used a usb extention cable for my bluetooth adapter. Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0 are pretty solid 2.4ghz RF, but suffer from a sort of line of sight connection. Once I got the dongle in front of my television I can kick up my foot rest or extend out on the couch and play with zero issues. I have played games like Brink, CS:GO, Sniper Elite V2, SE Nazi Zombie, Awesomenauts, L4D2, TMNT:Out of the Shadows, a few racing games, and various other things with no issues. Only problem is when someone walks in front of the television to block my view. :p

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 15:07

While this post is a bit older I will say you clearly failed in your research. There are mechanical wireless keyboards and I have had this one for some time now.




It is Bluetooth 3.0, but there really is no lag with it. At least once I used a usb extention cable for my bluetooth adapter. Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0 are pretty solid 2.4ghz RF, but suffer from a sort of line of sight connection. Once I got the dongle in front of my television I can kick up my foot rest or extend out on the couch and play with zero issues. I have played games like Brink, CS:GO, Sniper Elite V2, SE Nazi Zombie, Awesomenauts, L4D2, TMNT:Out of the Shadows, a few racing games, and various other things with no issues. Only problem is when someone walks in front of the television to block my view. :p

 

That actually looks pretty awesome, all sold out though :( And 2 AA batteries, I can not see that lasting that long? Then again my G602 lasts 3 months on those so..



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:23

That actually looks pretty awesome, all sold out though :( And 2 AA batteries, I can not see that lasting that long? Then again my G602 lasts 3 months on those so..

The batteries I put in day one are still kicking. Bluetooth 3.0 is decent on power consumption, but of course it is no 4.0. Good news is say for some reason your battery slot stopped working you can plug the included usb cable into a powered USB hub and use it for power and still be connected wirelessly to other devices. Sadly there is no charging of batteries through the USB connection as it was intended to be used wired as well. That being said I am tempted to buy a second upon pre-orders or off another retailer and try modding that feature in. It shouldn't be to hard I would think.

The problem with this keyboard is they take so long to get in stock via the main distributor. Pre-orders open up and it is best to get in early to be sure you get the Cherry MX switches you want. Of course there are some Chinese retailers that stock them too. Only problem I see with that is which to trust. You don't really want to get a knock off version. for the price you have to pay. =/

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:08

all sold out though


I forgot to mention the XArmor U9W. If you can't wait for pre-orders to open up for KBTalkings version you can get that as it has Cherry MX Brown switches. However, I have read some key arrays are blocked on the XArmor U9W and DOA's can happen a bit, but you can buy those off Amazon. It would be easier to return that way I suppose.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:19

I have the Logitech G700s mouse and it's amazing in almost every aspect from the ergonomics, the sand paper finish on the sides and the printed anti-sweat material on ll the top surface and finger buttons.

 

I just wish it had much longer battery life though, not the 4 or 5 hours I usually get when gaming. With regular use I can get to 8 hours but it's still too low. If it was a wired mouse, it would be the best ever :/

 

If the OP is looking for wireless gaming mice, I would suggest researching battery life first. Then look at other features and price.

 

For mechanical keyboards, I was replacing my aging Sidewinder X6 a couple of months ago I wanted to go mechanical but none of the ones I could buy from or in Mexico had a Latinamerican layout or even a Spanish one. My top choice was the Corsair Vengeance K95. I ended up buying a Sidewinder X4 because I couldn't find the X6 which is stil my favorite KB of all time.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:50

the g700s is both wired and wireless