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Old March 6, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Hey guys, I was wondering if you had any favorites in the backlit category. I'd prefer full size over slim and a blue backlight to match my pretty new Deathadder. Clickety-clackety noise when typing is a plus as I'm used to and have grown fond of that- my other word processor is a typewriter Thanks in advance, guys.
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:17 PM
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I love my Everglide DKT Pro:
NCIX.com - Buy Everglide DKTBoard Pro Gaming Keyboard Black Brushed Aluminum Backlit USB - EG0306E01201 In Canada.

It is a bit smaller than a standard keyboard but i find it extremely comfortable, amazingly solid and a pleasure to type on
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Using the Everglide one here at work, its good, but I perfer a slim keyboard. I picked up the Logitech Slim illuminated ~$70 and I LOVE it. Very good key response.
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i like my logitech g11, i dont even use the macro keys really but its gotta be the best keyboard ive ever owned and only cost $50 which is alright
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+1 on the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
It's seems to be the middle option of the three so far in terms of the key layout.
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Ye old Saitek Eclipse.
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Thanks for all the input, guys. I like the G11 alright but I'd totally spring for a first gen G15 if I ever found one (and wasn't broke at the time). I wonder what's used to light the new ones... Maybe a hack is in order.
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Although I was looking at the Everglide and Logitech Backlight I ended up going with the Saitec Eclipse. Great little keyboard and Newegg had it for 34.99 with free shipping. So it came to under $50 which is a great deal.
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Ye old Saitek Eclipse.
I 2nd the eclipse or eclipse II there both great boards for $35- $50 and the eclipse II can change LED red/blue/purple if you feel the need for purple.
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Although I was looking at the Everglide and Logitech Backlight I ended up going with the Saitec Eclipse. Great little keyboard and Newegg had it for 34.99 with free shipping. So it came to under $50 which is a great deal.
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