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Hey all,

 

I'm looking for suggestions for a new keyboard. It must be backlight, and preferably able to change colours. It also has to have MEMBRANE keys, as I cant have the annoying and loud clicking of mechanical.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

I was personally looking at this : http://steelseries.com/products/keyboards/steelseries-apex-gaming-keyboard

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Blackwidow ultimate, those cherry switches sound sweet, there's the stealth version if you dislike noise. Been using the noisy BWUltimate for 3 years plus now, easy to clean, no dip in quality of presses. They got a 'Chroma' version that can change backlight to whatever color of  16.8 million choices you want. Once you learn the on-the-fly macro button you may not want to go back. Crafting stuff in mmo's should just take one button anyhow.

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No offense but what you linked to made me lol on the inside.  Steelseries is just a name to go behind MLG.

 

http://www.corsair.com/en/vengeance-k95-fully-mechanical-gaming-keyboard

http://www.corsair.com/en/landing/k70

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mechanical-switch-keyboard,2955-2.html

 

 

MX keys are made in Germany and will last you until you're dead pretty much.  Beware of razors keyboards as they make their keys in China.

 

 

 

If you have any questions, ask here.

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I currently use the SteelSeries Apex. 

 

So far it's been pretty good,

It does however make a bit of a clicking noise when typing quickly. I also find the space bar is mildly annoying, seems like it only has support in the middle so hitting it on the sides produces a loud click like sound when you release it.

 

As for pluses, it has colour keys with different zones, very customization key options, 20 macro keys (I mostly use them to start programs), the small bumps on the "W" key can be useful (I usually don't feel them though), media control keys and 2 USB ports on the back.

The layer option allows 4 preset colour layouts for the keys that you can easily switch between. 

 

It's a decent gaming keyboard for $100 USD.

 

The Razor BlackWidow Chroma ($199 USD) looks like it might be a nice keyboard as well.

 

I tend to stay away from mechanical keyboards as well because I hate the clicking noise they make, but i never knew they had silent mechanical keys.

Maybe my next keyboard i'll try out a silent mechanical one.

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 It also has to have MEMBRANE keys, as I cant have the annoying and loud clicking of mechanical.

 

 

Logitech G710+ has mechanical switches (Cherry MX „Brown“)

The MX Brown switches dont klick and rubber rings behind the keycaps damping the noise.

Backlight (only white, but you can dim the backlight ) and its not louder than a non mechanical keyboard.

 

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g710plus-mechanical-gaming-keyboard

 

+ you can drive over it with a tank and its still working:  :D

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Well I went into my local store and tried out a few of the suggestions. The razer keyboards are loud and feel clunky to me.

 

My best options will be the Corsair Cherry mx rgb (currently on pre order here in  Canada for around 200 bucks) or the one I linked which I had a chance to try in store and felt fine to me.....for 100 bucks. I have to debate if 100 dollars is really worth the ability to individually light up keys and have a smaller board made of aluminum.

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Well I went into my local store and tried out a few of the suggestions. The razer keyboards are loud and feel clunky to me.

 

My best options will be the Corsair Cherry mx rgb (currently on pre order here in  Canada for around 200 bucks) or the one I linked which I had a chance to try in store and felt fine to me.....for 100 bucks. I have to debate if 100 dollars is really worth the ability to individually light up keys and have a smaller board made of aluminum.

Quality costs money.  Also do you need all of those colours? 

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Well I went into my local store and tried out a few of the suggestions. The razer keyboards are loud and feel clunky to me.

 

My best options will be the Corsair Cherry mx rgb (currently on pre order here in  Canada for around 200 bucks) or the one I linked which I had a chance to try in store and felt fine to me.....for 100 bucks. I have to debate if 100 dollars is really worth the ability to individually light up keys and have a smaller board made of aluminum.

Razer blackwidow uses blues.. That is why they are noicy, other than that, you will never have such a nice feeling keyboard ever lol. I swapped to blackwidow stealth (Brown) just because it sounds way less, like a normal one. :)

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+1 for Logitech G710+. As @daHawk it feels really tough. Good quality and not that noisy. Definitely recommend it although the first one I had was sent back because half of the LEDs didn't work. Replacement has been fine for 1.5 years.

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