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Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Gaming Keyboard for 39.99+1.99 shipping

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#1 syrdiman

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

I just found this Newegg deal while checking my e-mail. Its a pretty good deal considering the quality of the keyboard. If your fortunate you wont be charged tax so thats an added plus.

 

 

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823109191

 

 

You can try to price match this at amazon with this link.

 

http://www.amazon.co...=A1LME9H612KHB5

 

 

*Remember that you have to scroll down to Product details and click on "tell us about a lower price?" in order to price match.



#2 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:20 AM

Can bundle Bioshock Infinite for $10 more.



#3 GBKeroberos

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:23 AM

I know membrane keyboards are blasphemy to some people nowadays, but I've had this keyboard for about 3 years and I love it.

I use it constantly and I'm not gentle with it-- I type after eating greasy fast food, spill small amounts of liquids both hot and cold over it, and beat up the space bar in games and to watch videos frame-by-frame.

 

Haven't had a single problem, and the only indications of heavy use are very slight wearing of the S and D letters. The low cap keys lend themselves to quick typing, and it has very solid anti-ghosting which is useful for things like rhythm games.

The dedicated media buttons are handy and the backlighting is sweet.

 

The only real con I can think of is that the glossy surface attracts, or at least makes visible a fair amount of dust (think PS3 phat levels). Due to its large surface area and the matte, cross-hatched material of the wrist-rest, it's generally a bit of a pain to clean.

I can't deny the clicky allure of blue-switched mechanical keyboards, but if you're looking for something quieter this is a solid choice.


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#4 Wolfpup

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:15 PM


I can't deny the clicky allure of blue-switched mechanical keyboards, but if you're looking for something quieter this is a solid choice.

MX Cherry Brown switches aren't particularly loud.  I'm neeeeeeever going back to a non-mechanical keyboard.  I'd wondered why keyboards used to rock and now suck...until I heard about the whole mechanical thing.

 

Unfortunately I'm not clear what this year's Razer keyboards are using...they did use Blue and Brown switches, but it almost sounds like this year's models don't use Cherry switches anymore :-/  Might have to find a new brand for the next keyboard I buy.


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#5 GBKeroberos

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

MX Cherry Brown switches aren't particularly loud.  I'm neeeeeeever going back to a non-mechanical keyboard.  I'd wondered why keyboards used to rock and now suck...until I heard about the whole mechanical thing.

 

Unfortunately I'm not clear what this year's Razer keyboards are using...they did use Blue and Brown switches, but it almost sounds like this year's models don't use Cherry switches anymore :-/  Might have to find a new brand for the next keyboard I buy.

To each their own, I'm not a fan of the feel/action of brown or red switches. I find them firm and unsatisfying.

 

I've yet to try any of the less common variants (black, white, green, etc.), but the blues are lovely. I'm just not sure I could completely sure I could adjust to the noise factor.

 

Though to be fair, it's pretty hard to type very quietly on anything but those awful chiclet keyboards.


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