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  1. Yo_Wattup New Member

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    As the title says, I'm looking for a wireless keyboard that i will use mainly for gaming.

    I love everything about my mx3000 logitech but the fact that the receiver has to be less than 2 feet away is quite lame. Here's a pic of it: [​IMG]



    I have no interest in macros. Keyboard must but good looking, perform well, have ample multimedia keys, and above all, the keypresses must fell nice and sharp. :D

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I used to have the same mx3000 keyboard. as far as "wireless gaming" keyboards go, I dont think there is such thing - only standard wireless keyboards. I dont think wireless options are very popular for gaming due to possible input lag & of course the threat of batteries dying while in a heated battle.

    thats not to say wireless gaming peripherals dont exist. but they are less popular
     
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    I use the Logitech MK320. Keyboard/mouse combo. It doesn't have tons of Multimedia keys but its got just enough to probably do what you want. Other then the millisecond lag from idle its quite responsive. I mainly use it for when im across the room watching TV. But when gaming it gives me NO lag. And the battery life is quite impressive. I use the mouse 4-12 hours a day and recharge my batteries once a month. maybe...

    The mouse comes with a battery life indicator and flashes red at about 25% battery life. When flashing I can still use the mouse for a solid week. sometimes 2. Also, the mouse functions with just 1 battery.

    Best part, it was only 30$

    http://www.logitech.com/en-hk/keyboards/keyboard-mice-combos/devices/6232
    http://www.eveready.com/batteries/Pages/Rechargeable.aspx ---Best rechargeable batteries ive ever come across.

    Hope this was helpful. Have a nice day :D
     
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    Why wireless exactly? You like to use your lap and/or move it around or something?

    Yeah I'd definitely recommend getting rechargeable batts tho. More green for the planet and your wallet. :)
     
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    I had some 3200mAh rechargables from Energizer - none of them really seemed to last that long until the cells in them were totally dead and didnt hold their charge longer then 2 weeks.

    hence the reason i ditched it and went back to wired.
     
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    Those EVEREADY batteries last months with constant use. I would recommend a pair to anybody.
     
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    Thanks lost hatter, some good feedback there. Whats the feel of the keyboard like?

    Yeah. If you look at my system specs, youll see i have a 32" TV, this is so I can sit a little further away, I have a comfy lounge. :D Never liked office chairs, and I want my gaming experience to be superior to consoles in every way.

    I dont know why companies dont make more wireless gaming keyboards, these days there is no lag what.so.ever. and they make plenty of wireless gaming mice, so what gives?
     
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    Because serious gamers don't use wireless.
     
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    Wireless stuff will lose its "no lag what.so.ever"ness once you start moving away from the receiver. Wont be noticeable until you get into fast paced games such as an FPS.

    Wired is the way to go for gaming.
     
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    The Keyboard is quite "hand" comfey. I like it a lot. Only takes 2 AAA. Most 2.4ghz keyboards take 4.
     
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    Can't speak for the ones from the "regular brand name" battery companies but I got some from Tenergy that have been good so far. Got a cheap universal charger from dealextreme. Flashlight enthusiast forums (and yes there are a few with lots of traffic I've discovered) is a great place to learn about batteries.
     
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    If you do decide to get a pair of those EVEREADY batteries I would recommend that charger they sell with the 2 pack of batteries. Its universal (AA+AAA).
    Its probably why the batteries charge and hold a charge so efficiently. Custom designed for that exact composition of elements they use to make the battery.

    ^^^Thats my theory anyway..... lol :D

    I got mine at Walmart. Im sure you can find them at just about any outlet like that.
     
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    I have the exact same keyboard, and I can it a good 20 feet away and type, just get a different receiver for it. It works with just about any Logitech USB receiver
     
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    Why would you move away from the reciever? Do you like to ride around your room on your wheelie-chair while gaming or something? :confused:

    And I do play fast paced FPSs and I 100% guarantee you, cross my heart hope to die, swear on my mother's grave, that there is noooooooooooo lag at all. None. Nada. Zilch.


    Because 'serious' gamers are uninformed about the accuracy of modern wireless systems and believe (like yourself and Shibdib) that wired will be more accurate, which is not the case. :toast:

    But anyway... I've narrowed it down to 4 keyboards:

    The Gigabyte GK-KM7600:

    • The most stylish keyboard here
    • Good placement of multimedia keys
    • Price
    • A nice change from Logitech
    • Could have rubbish feeling domes

    [​IMG]

    The Logitech illuminated K800 Wireless Keyboard:
    • ILLUMINATED. awesome feature on a wireless keyboard. I've been looking for an illuminated wireless keyboard for ages, I believe this is the first and only one ever made ever. :D
    • Quality
    • Stupid function key system for multimedia keys.


    [​IMG]

    The Logitech MK550:

    • Fantastic placement of multimedia keys, one which I am quite familiar with.
    • Ergonomics

    [​IMG]

    And the Logitech MX-5500:

    • Get a great mouse with it
    • Pricey due to said mouse


    [​IMG]


    Opinions? I wish I could just buy all of them. :cry:

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    excellent choice..Logitech always have the best product designer, i have been using wireless keyboard since it first release, already tried from generic product to expensive product. now in saving mode to buy any one of those above..still i wont replace my $25 Wireless Logitech MK2XX to any wired keyboard.

    lag..? i haven't experience it for ages with today keyboard :D
     
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    You can say whatever you want...

    However, it doesnt change the fact that 99% of all GAMING keyboards that are made are WIRED keyboards.

    Not too sure how much these companies pour into the R&D department but its probably a lot more then what you earn in a week let alone an hour. There must be a reason why wired is more popular then wireless peripherals. Look at all the top gaming keyboards from logitech, Saitek, Razer, Thermaltake, steelseries & Roccat - Are you going to tell me that each of these brands waste hundred upon thousands of pounds/dollars/yen etc etc making wired gaming peripherals and are misleading gamers?

    If you have a R&D budget bigger then all these companies combined then of course, Id say youre right
     
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    I know. Did you not read anything I wrote? I already said that there are a lot more wired keyboards than wireless, and this is not because they can't make better wireless keyboards, its because gamers are a stubborn bunch, and will not buy wireless keyboards because they think they will not perform as good, which is not the case. I've said all this.
     
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    'gamer' oriented wireless keyboards with backlit keys and a shit ton of macro's are not virtually but literally non existant.

    how can you call people stubborn when there isnt a product out on the market that people can buy?

    Wireless gaming mouses are a given, most would rather pay £35 for a Logitech G500 which has the same sensor as a more expensive G9x then pay £70-100 for a Razer Mamba or Logitech G700. but for those with deeper pockets then this might be a non-issue

    your MX3000 or any of the keyboards you listed arent even gaming keyboards but they can still be used for gaming if you dont need a load of macro buttons.
     
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    I think there are few true gaming wireless KBs for the same reason that I still can't figure out why you really want one (and you apparently haven't spelled it out).

    Though that K800 is nice looking I have to say. Love the illuminated white. Blue and red is played out to hell and back.
     
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    The biggest thing to look for in a gaming keyboard for me is no ghosting and multiple key press recognition if it can't do those then your better off trying to run a usb extension cord and hub to your couch
     
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    I mightve mentioned it briefly but the reason is because to have the best gaming experience, my surroundings must be comfortable. I have a couch and an LCD TV for this reason, and since the couch is a little way back from the TV, a cord for the keyboard is undesirable. Also sometimes we have big chill sessions where we pass the keyboard and mouse around (to the other side of the room).

    Some peoples idea of fun gaming is a socket 2011 + CFX 7970 system, while they play sitting on a $20 office chair that feels like concrete and has a shitty little 2.1 logitech sound system. Not me. Less emphasis on computer specs and more on how much I am enjoying gaming. Don't care about my e-peen. :D

    But yeah, Id get the K800 in a heartbeat if it had some better multimedia keys. :shadedshu
     
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    Have you thought about some of the HTPC keyboards, full size of course but many have great response and distance. Mine goes up to about 50 feet but its a touch pad so you would need one with a mouse or trackball maybe
     
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    are they just the ones with lots of multimedia keys and a trackpad that replaces the numpad?
     
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    The Gigabyte GK-KM7600 is Junk in my opinion. My girlfriend has that keyboard but a wired version. The keys stick right out of the box. And its just junkey. Based on my experience i wont buy another Gigabyte keyboard.

    Avoid it :D
     
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    Ya sorta, they just do the RF for longer distance to accommodate sitting on the couch. Most desktop keyboard are designed for that so distance is not good
     

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