the steelseries 6gv2 is manufactured by Datacomp like the steelseries 7g, it was never manufactured by Costar. the keycaps look like they are silk screened like the original 6g but I could be wrong. the biggest complaint on the steelseries 7g is the small backspace key and it looks like they fixed it by using a standard size one without compromising the L shaped enter key. I think this is a better choice over the Filco Majestouch Linear Force because you get the L shaped enter key, media keys, function key which has no scan code so if you depress it by accident when your gaming nothing will happen but you can't remap it, longer cable and it's $45 cheaper.
Originally Posted by ATZ
Read a thread about this but I'm almost 100% certain that the vast, vast majority of people would rather buy something with good features and flashy gizmos (e.g. Backlit, Screen etc) rather than a very standard keyboard with some kind of high-tech switches.
For me, it's a dilemma, I love standard square keyboards (like the ones from IBM times) but would I choose between this and G15, its hard to say.
people don't think much of a keyboard now in days which is a shame because mechanical keyboards have advantages over rubber dome keyboards in speed, accuracy, durability, rollover and ergonomics. maybe it's wishful thinking but I find it hard to believe if a person was educated on the matter they would choose a rubber dome keyboard over a mechanical keyboard.