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Prolab September 10, 2010 09:24 PM

A quiet keyboard
 
Im thinking of buying a logitech G15 since my wave pro is annoying me. Anyhow, anyone uses the G15? Is it a really quiet click?

Or anyone has user experience on this keyboard?

Logitech (920-000914R) (Refurbished) Illuminated USB Keyboard /w Palm Rest, Backlit -Black | Canada Computers

Zero82z September 10, 2010 10:10 PM

The G15 is fairly quiet, though over time it'll get noisier. The Illuminated on the other hand is very quiet and will probably stay that way due to its laptop-style keys. I suggest you take a trip to a local store that sells peripherals (Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples, etc.) and try out the feel and volume of the keyboards first-hand.

Prolab September 11, 2010 04:13 PM

Ok thanks for the tip.

Xillionous September 11, 2010 09:43 PM

The Logitech Illuminated keyboard you have listed there is fantastic, I currently own it. I mainly got for the low profile laptop-type keys and white back lighting. It is very quiet compared to traditional keyboards and I'm going to say it's quieter than the G15 due to the low keystrokes. Also, I ended up paying ~$90 for mine so for $45 it's pretty good, even if it's refurbished.

JD September 11, 2010 09:46 PM

My brother has that Illuminated one too. Pretty decent, though I prefer my Razer Lycosa. It's pretty quiet too, but the rubberized keys make all the difference IMO. Doesn't get all greasy like normal plastic keys so it gives you a bit more grip.

Though I must say, the backlighting on the Illuminated is far superior, with two brightness settings. Definitely can be useful. Lycosa on the other hand is far too dull.

Xillionous September 12, 2010 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdrom17 (Post 427573)
Illuminated is far superior, with two brightness settings.

Make that three brightness levels. 100% 50% and 25%.

aviduser November 18, 2010 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD (Post 427573)
My brother has that Illuminated one too. Pretty decent, though I prefer my Razer Lycosa. It's pretty quiet too, but the rubberized keys make all the difference IMO. Doesn't get all greasy like normal plastic keys so it gives you a bit more grip.

Though I must say, the backlighting on the Illuminated is far superior, with two brightness settings. Definitely can be useful. Lycosa on the other hand is far too dull.


I have a lycosa here collecting dust. First one was sent for rma after 6 months, replacement had the same issue within 2 months. Certain keys stopped working/giving out weird letters/symbols.

Not a fan of razer after this, my brothers deathadder also broke within 6 months, I had a razer habu for about 3 years till it died.

Love the feel/look of the lycosa, but it just isn't durable. Hope you have better luck than me.

headsh0t November 18, 2010 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aviduser (Post 451680)
I have a lycosa here collecting dust. First one was sent for rma after 6 months, replacement had the same issue within 2 months. Certain keys stopped working/giving out weird letters/symbols.

Not a fan of razer after this, my brothers deathadder also broke within 6 months, I had a razer habu for about 3 years till it died.

Love the feel/look of the lycosa, but it just isn't durable. Hope you have better luck than me.

They recommend you not to bash your peripherals against concrete, due longevity issues. :biggrin: My Copperhead is 5 years and still going strong.

@ OP I would go for the Logitech Illuminated, or at least another keyboard that has laptop style keys.

Kilauea November 18, 2010 07:20 PM

I've got an illuminated and it is pretty quiet, every time my mom sees me type, she comments how my keyboard is so much quieter than hers.

dustin1706 November 18, 2010 09:03 PM

I can tell you a G110 is not the answer. lol

But, I recently built a system fro a friend who insisted on having a thin white chiclet style keyboard, and in the end I ended up getting a mac keyboard and mapping the buttons properly for windows. It is very quiet.


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