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#1 ciprian97pop

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:14 AM

So, I have a very old "normal keyboard" and I want to replace it.

I found a nice Chiclet keyboard which is also iluminated

Serioux LK9500L

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For some more money, I could buy a "gaming" keyboard for about the same price, which is also iluminated

Segotep GK1000

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Now comes the hard part. I will game. Fps, racing games, rts, almost any type and  I know that the second one would probably be better but I like the first one more.

So, what should I choose, and, are chiclet keyboards that bad?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:16 AM

How much are they? 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:19 AM

i would suggest buying a mechanical keyboard from Monoprice. its roughly $50. unless you're willing to pay more for a real gaming grade mechanical backlit keyboard which will cost you about $80


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:20 AM

How much are they? 

They're very cheap. about 15$ each


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:21 AM

i would suggest buying a mechanical keyboard from Monoprice. its roughly $50. unless you're willing to pay more for a real gaming grade mechanical backlit keyboard which will cost you about $80

In my country  the ceapest mechanical keyboard would cost over 100$ and looking at my sig I could invest those money somewhere else


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:27 AM

It's all preference. Not all keys are for everyone. Use one you like. I loved Chiclet at one point--not anymore though. 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:28 AM

In my country  the ceapest mechanical keyboard would cost over 100$ and looking at my sig I could invest those money somewhere else

That's a fair price. Have to remember a Cherry switch costs about $1, over 100 per keyboard. Then there is the rest of the keyboard to manufacture, cable, sometimes software. A mech keyboard will last for ever if taken care of though. But a $15 keyboard every year vs. a $100 board every several years is something to think about.

 

But yea. Understandable you want to upgrade the rig first. 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:32 AM

That's a fair price. Have to remember a Cherry switch costs about $1, over 100 per keyboard. Then there is the rest of the keyboard to manufacture, cable, sometimes software. A mech keyboard will last for ever if taken care of though. But a $15 keyboard every year vs. a $100 board every several years is something to think about.

 

But yea. Understandable you want to upgrade the rig first. 

I understand that It would be better to buy a mechanical keyboard but I don't have the money

So, between these two, which one would you choose? Because I can't say that I hate any of these two. I just say that I like the first one a litle more


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:37 AM

I understand that It would be better to buy a mechanical keyboard but I don't have the money

So, between these two, which one would you choose? Because I can't say that I hate any of these two. I just say that I like the first one a litle more

Between the two; the Serioux. Has media keys.

 

If I needed a cheap keyboard.. I'd see if I could find a friend or family member that has one in their closet and give them a dollar to take it off their hands.

 

Well i'll be honest, I have done that before.. ^



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:38 AM

That's a fair price. Have to remember a Cherry switch costs about $1, over 100 per keyboard. Then there is the rest of the keyboard to manufacture, cable, sometimes software. A mech keyboard will last for ever if taken care of though. But a $15 keyboard every year vs. a $100 board every several years is something to think about.

 

But yea. Understandable you want to upgrade the rig first. 

I'm still using mine "Logitech UltraX media keyboard" from 2006 i guess. It was like 15$ too. It had experienced some beer, some orange juice, lots of food and smashing, but it still works fine. Had some sticking keys and broken membrane, but lil bit of tin foil and time fixed it :)


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:46 AM

i would test it...i know a lot of people who only type on their notebook and don't like the feel of a normal keyboard. It always comes down to what you like! There is no real right answer...yes mechanical keyboards will work forever, but not everyone likes them...

 

You might want to look at cherry keyboards. they make cheap ones at around ~25$ and they are still better than most other cheap keyboards



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:48 AM

I would personally go for a mechanical, but if you prefer chiclet it's not bad, it's just your preference.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:56 AM

I would personally go for a mechanical, but if you prefer chiclet it's not bad, it's just your preference.

I didn't meant to say that I prefer the chiclet keyboard. I wanted to say that I like it's design


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:43 AM

I really don`t like the chiclet keyboard on my laptop. I upgraded to a K70 (Red switches). I would recommend trying to get a mechanical keyboard.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:19 AM

All up to personal preference - chances are, if you 'like' membrane, you will love mechanical switches.

I for one hate chiclet keys, the lack of solid tactile feedback (Even just bottoming out keys is good) make it a horrible typing experience for me.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

My friend is using chiclet keyboard. My opinion, they easily bottom out and good for faster response typing if your hands fly around the keys. I would never go for a product that says "gaming". There are pros and cons on each other. If membrane rubber tears, you can easily replace them by using your old keyboard rubber done to replace them. For chiclet, faster response and I'm not sure how a chiclet wears off. 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:26 AM

It all comes down to your personal choice, I like chiclet style keyboards over regular ones, but nothing beats a mechanical keyboard.

PS: straight answer would be chiclet keyboards are not bad at all, I also own a Razer Deathstalker (non ultimate one) which has chiclet keys, they are amazing to type on. Go for it.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

No they are not bad.

Chiclet is my preferred key's.

I use a Logitech K360, love it, one of the best cheap chiclets you can get in my opinion.


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