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Old May 12, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Old May 12, 2009, 06:48 PM
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no its a gimic. Ive used one, it feels like your typing on something made by tigar. london drugs has the microsoft x6 (best keyboard I have used to date) on for 69.99 right now you should look into that.
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Old May 12, 2009, 08:01 PM
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The WoW button on the side are pure gimmick. I mean, hotkeys for Emote ? Another to sit (btw you just press x and it works)

I have the Saitek Eclipse II, very good keyboard, the keys are really sturdy and it's backlighted. but I think there are way better keyboard on the market for less these days. The Saitek II is a bit expensive...
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I receiv it yesterday ; install it this morning, work fine. love it. I play once a week, so it's hard for me to remember all the key stroke.
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Old May 16, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Ouch man, lot of money for a very sub par gimicy keyboard, but if you like it thats all that matters. I personally will never buy one and wouldnt use one if it was given to me free.
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Old May 16, 2009, 01:59 PM
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So you use one or not, very contradictory, don't worry I can afford it



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Old May 16, 2009, 03:02 PM
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It wasnt mine, I used it to see what it was like when someone else owned it, I personally just went and bought a sidewinder x6 for $75 thats backlit, has way better key strokes, volume control knobs, great macro keys, detachable number pad to save deskspace, ect, ect.... Which is why I say a keyboard like this is WAY over priced, it doesnt have near the features it should for the price, and everytime you want to play with a new games keysets you have to shell out for them... GIMIC.

If im stuck at a friends house trying to level his charecter or overclock his PC and all he has is one of those, ill use it because obviously I have to, if it was given to me it would go in the closet or someone I dont like would be getting it as an xmas presant =P NCIX also recently had the G15 Rev 2 on for $69 as well...

If your happy with it great, im just letting future readers of this thread know that there is far better out there for the price.
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You miss completely the point, I own a G15, . the Zboard is on a computer I use only for gaming. What I like of the zboard, is I donít search where are the key, thatís it no giming, itís perfect for an occasional player like me. As for a backlit keyboard, I have no use for it, since I donít play in the dark. Ö.. far better for the priceÖÖ.hummmmm it depends on your needs too. If I canít play with my G15, so what is the use to have itÖ. Itís not everyone who pass day and night gaming
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Old May 16, 2009, 05:48 PM
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Well im glad you like it, personally I dont have a problem finding keys when I game, if I do I just set them up in options so that I know where they are. I game in the dark often as I prefer playing in dark atmosphere with headphones on, especially with games like FEAR. The X6 also has little nubs on the W key so you know where to put your hands while your playing ;)/ But if your happy then im happy for you.
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