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Corsair k95 is pretty good.


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Just now, sazrocks said:

Corsair k95 is pretty good.

Second that. Crazy expensive though :(


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I guess I can wight in seeing as I have used more than one. (uitm would be dumb to make a suggestion if I only have ever had one)

I currently own and use two different mechanical keyboards on the regular.
The K70 and The Roccat Sova (couch gaming)
The K70 uses cherry red and the Roccat uses an equivalent of MX Browns.

In my opinion the Reds have a much better tactile feel although this is very subjective.
The Roccat's software is abysmal and very buggy, and the need for a function-key to use media keys sucks.

the K70 however has dedicated ketys for this and I went with one that even had a full number pad. It is second nature skipping songs using the dedicated keys and the volume roller is superior to any buttons.



My dream keyboard would be the RGB version with a USB 3 hub instead of USB 2. Or maybe 2 in the back instead of one.
I get a fair amount of use out of the Roccat even though I dont really like it cos it means I can play on the couch without writ cramp.


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6 minutes ago, JaegerB said:

Second that. Crazy expensive though :(

@JaegerBThat’s why the question was dream Keyboard? which you would buy when a store says pick any keyboard you want to..

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5 minutes ago, ChocoROID said:

I guess I can wight in seeing as I have used more than one. (uitm would be dumb to make a suggestion if I only have ever had one)

I currently own and use two different mechanical keyboards on the regular.
The K70 and The Roccat Sova (couch gaming)
The K70 uses cherry red and the Roccat uses an equivalent of MX Browns.

In my opinion the Reds have a much better tactile feel although this is very subjective.
The Roccat's software is abysmal and very buggy, and the need for a function-key to use media keys sucks.

the K70 however has dedicated ketys for this and I went with one that even had a full number pad. It is second nature skipping songs using the dedicated keys and the volume roller is superior to any buttons.



My dream keyboard would be the RGB version with a USB 3 hub instead of USB 2. Or maybe 2 in the back instead of one.
I get a fair amount of use out of the Roccat even though I dont really like it cos it means I can play on the couch without writ cramp.

@ChocoROID I will look into K70 

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Keyboards are all about preference. It's like asking someone what is the best monitor or car. There so much variety and and use cases that it is hard to say what's the best. I mean the k70 is a classic and definitely a solid keyboard but I would never be able to say it's the best keyboard.

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Just now, Brooksie359 said:

Keyboards are all about preference. It's like asking someone what is the best monitor or car. There so much variety and and use cases that it is hard to say what's the best. I mean the k70 is a classic and definitely a solid keyboard but I would never be able to say it's the best keyboard.

@Brooksie359 Yes, what’s your personal preference or choice? After all everybody’s personal choice would be their best as per them. So, what’s your pick?

 

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I would also note that you can get pretty much any keyswitch with Corsair keyboards, for example I have browns in my k70.


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19 hours ago, Chennaiyen said:

@JaegerBThat’s why the question was dream Keyboard? which you would buy when a store says pick any keyboard you want to..

The K95... All I said was that it's expensive lol


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if you dont need the macro keys get the k70 rapidfire. It is a k95 but smaller and cheaper.


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3 hours ago, Chennaiyen said:

Btw, does the Corsair k70/k95 work on a MacBook Pro? Are there any mechanical keyboards which are compatible for Mac?

the keyboard works on mac, but you need corsair's cue software for RGB effects. 


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On 10/15/2017 at 6:24 PM, xGGAx said:

the keyboard works on mac, but you need corsair's cue software for RGB effects. 

@xGGAx Does the cue S/W work in Mac without any issues? 

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there was a beta version for mac, but i cant find it anywhere atm


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