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Which mechanical gaming keyboard is the best?

Discussion in 'Technology Discussions' started by Zeras, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    Due to how much time I spend working each day, I switched to ergonomic keyboards long ago and haven't used anything else since. I can go through weeks of dev sessions averaging 15+ hours per day on a keyboard, 7 days a week and have never once had any carpel tunnel, wrist or hand issues with my keyboards.

    However, for gaming, I want to go back to the keyboards I grew up with and those are mechanical-based keyboards. I have been looking at the Razer Black Chroma keyboard as well as the Logitech G910 keyboard. I like the old school click sound of the Chrome, but the Logitech G910 looks and feels great.

    Which mechanical keyboards do you have, like or want?
     
  2. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    None, I just use cheap Logitech MK270 keyboard and it works great. No need for flashy crap! :)
     
  3. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    Right now I use the Microsoft 4000 Ergonomic Keyboard that hasn't changed in years. When they first came out, they were $65 though when Best Buy would have a sale on them for $35, I would buy two as I tend to wear these out quickly. Now the price at Best Buy for these keyboards is around $26 and I bought 2 recently for $18 each. I will probably stock up on several of them if they ever go on sale for the price again.

    This is it:
    Amazon.com: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business - Wired: Electronics

    I want a mechanical keyboard though as that's what I used back when the word "mechnical" was implied, not a branding term :D
     
  4. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    I tried them once, but I use slightly non-standard key use and it makes them a pain for me to use. Retraining my typing is something I don't have to do with a standard keyboard. Besides, nothing about standard keyboards cause me any issues anyhow. Ergonomic or not.

    I usually game with one hand on the keyboard and one on the mouse anyhow. My typing is usually limited to a few hundred words at a time. I'm sure as a developer, it can be more of an issue.
     
  5. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    It became an issue for me a long time ago. When I would work all day at the office on a regular keyboard, then would pack up my laptop and carry it down at my side, my wrist would hurt like someone was stabbing it. I thought I had hurt it (I played a lot of sports back then), but I never had any problem until I tried to carry something at my side that had any weight to it.

    I then tried my first Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and that was the last time I ever had any wrist/hand issues, and that's saying a lot as I type a lot each day. Just building the theme for GNO was originally 8,500 lines of CSS code before I cleaned it up and condensed it. :D
     
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  6. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    No one has a mechanical keyboard?
     
  7. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    [​IMG]

    Honestly, I like mechanical keyboards, but I've been quite happy with my Logictech M keyboards.
     
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  8. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    I would have expected at least a couple of people to have bought one.