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Topic # 121068 23-Jun-2013 14:00
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Hi all, and sundry ;)

Son is looking at getting either the Logitech G510s or Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboards

Anyone here used either of these?

What were they like?

Tips?
Cautions?
Love it?
Hate it?

;)



BTW that's his price range - $50-$130 but pref the middle of that range not the top


Family experience is that the MS range aren't worth it so no suggesting them please




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  Reply # 841973 23-Jun-2013 15:54
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I've been running a G11 for what seems like an age now; but I guess since around 2007. It's lasted really well, still going strong and very happy with it.

It doesn't have the LCD screen or anything and I must admit there's a lot of things I don't use on it (USB ports, all the macro keys, etc) so I guess if I was looking today I might just look at the G105 or maybe something with mechanical keys, but yeah still very happy with it and it doesn't look like it's going to quit working any time soon.

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  Reply # 842003 23-Jun-2013 17:21
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I am using the G19S with the new G700s mouse. Very good keyboard, plenty of configurations available and the LCD is pretty cool - there's even some third party programs that allow you to program it to display whatever you want.

It needs to be powered but it's good as it's also a powered USB HUB (it can even charge your phone or mouse with the PC off since it's independent).




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  Reply # 842422 24-Jun-2013 15:10
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You can get a Ducky mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX switches) from Playtech within that price range ($119), it will beat the pants off the non mechanical rubber dome keyboards for gaming.
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strOrderBy=Lowest+Price&strKeyword=&CATID=794&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=Submit

Here's a good mechanical keyboard guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

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  Reply # 843433 24-Jun-2013 16:07
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Get a mechnical keyboard. Brown switches for quieter, blue switches for clicky.
Go for quality over gimmicky features.

Ducky Shine 2 Brown Switch here.



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  Reply # 843472 24-Jun-2013 16:46
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Awesome help thanks guys!

That G19s was the keyboard I remember you getting just recently Mauricio - glad you're having fun with it. Son and I were talking about how you'd got one.

Will be looking into the rest of the recommendations :)

Thanks again




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  Reply # 843478 24-Jun-2013 17:03
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Ragnor: You can get a Ducky mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX switches) from Playtech within that price range ($119), it will beat the pants off the non mechanical rubber dome keyboards for gaming.
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strOrderBy=Lowest+Price&strKeyword=&CATID=794&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=Submit

Here's a good mechanical keyboard guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide


Wow! so much info there Ragnor! As usual- excellent advice :)  Thank you!




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  Reply # 845150 25-Jun-2013 17:47
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I have a G110, great!
Used to have the old version - it was good for gaming but the  black wore through the keys after a couple of years, bit crap.



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  Reply # 849675 5-Jul-2013 12:41
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Well son now has new Logitech G510s so I'll be listening for comments and passing them on here :)

I do like that he wanted me to be there for the unpacking, and he read the instructions (dld drivers before plugin etc)




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  Reply # 849697 5-Jul-2013 13:18
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Got some of my friends G15's when they first came out (2007 ?) - one of them has only just upgraded his and he was a heavy user - so the Logitech gear tends to last :)




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  Reply # 849715 5-Jul-2013 14:04
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Indeed, and for their wireless they don't seem to eat batteries as quickly as MS wireless ones ;)

The bonus is: I get the Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse he had :)

Feels much better than the MS equivalent I was using LOL




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  Reply # 849732 5-Jul-2013 14:13
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It's gone very quiet in the bedroom

He's already picked various colours for the backlighting

I suggested he might want to not reprogram the Gkeys yet, see how the presets do first.

I like the headset, mic inputs on the back of the keyboard, and their on/off toggles - very sensible idea




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  Reply # 850008 6-Jul-2013 10:05
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Bit late to the party, but I freaking love my G15 and G9X




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  Reply # 850072 6-Jul-2013 12:45
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jevvv: Cautions?


If he plays MMORPG type games (such as WoW), I recommend that he resists the temptation to program ability sequences into the G keys :)

They consider that 'automation' which is comparable to 'botting'.  They absolutely have ways to detect this, and can and will suspend/ban because of it.

Most other types of multiplayer games don't care though, as it usually does not provide any real sort of advantage.



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  Reply # 850166 6-Jul-2013 17:01
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Thanks for the warning Jemahl. At this stage he doesn't, being more interested in Minecraft and Soldat ;)

This mum is fine with that :)




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