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  1. MikeJeng

    MikeJeng New Member

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    I'm nearly done my system build.


    It should be done around April.



    All I need is a keyboard. Don't say anything about the SAitek eclipse.


    I'm trying to choose between the Razer tarantula and the G15.
    The Tarantula should look nice with my Razer deathadder but It's got some pretty nasty reviews.

    The G15 looks nice, has an LCD and has good reviews but it's orange and a expensive.



    G15- $80
    Tarantula- $70
     
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    I have both of those keyboards the g15(not the second version) and the tarantula, I'm currently using the razer, it was just more of a easier choice for me to choose from, I didn't need all those G keys, I use to play WoW and well MMO's in general, then I just switched to the razer , now I have 10 extra keys that I actually USE for Counter-Strike, if the tarantula came out sooner I wouldn't have bought the g15.....My vote goes to Tarantula

    and about the saitek, I hate that keyboard with a passion I think its a piece but thats just my opinion
     
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    See this thread. Most of us have already offered our opinions on here.

    G15 rev.2 FTW! Wait until you can get a deal on it. If you have a Circuit City near you, I got mine for $50 after rebates. Keep an eye on prices, and you'll get lucky.
     
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    Yeah... I missed the $60 weekend deal that was at the store last night.
     
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    tarantula....all the way
     
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    mate of mine got a G15 and it started to act up only 2 days after he got it... seemed like a lot of hassle (plus i can't stand logitech keyboards)

    The tarantula is good, a client of mine got one and i was setting up their OS and apps and son on using it and it just was a utter pleasure to use.
     
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    Tell me the goods and bads of the tarantula. I heard the keys fail alot. Doesn't the paint rub off too?
     
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    The Tarantula is on clearance at Best Buy for less than $70. People report (with pictures) as low as $18.99 at some stores. If I manage to find one tomorrow, I will report back with my impressions, but that won't say much about the build quality.
     
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    I saw the $20 price tag but at my local bestbuy (I checked 3 of them) they were gone... as in not on the shelves.
     
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    Can someone give me a link to a great deal for either one of the keyboards?



    Google doesn't help :)
     
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    There are a few bad things I know of when I got mine, 1. was when all the gloss coating was suppose to come off of the palm rest didnt so I had to peel it off with tape
    2. would be I guess the keys dont light up(like wasd...etc)it wasnt a real big deal for me but it was a surprise
    3. price when I first got it, but now its down

    thats the only ones I can point out
     
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    yeah I noticed the keys were pretty dim on it but its better that then they be blindingly bright.. besides theres that odd light attachment for it i guess?

    the keys are very quite ^-^
     
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    Can somebody tell me the goods and bads about the G15 v2 also?


    I'm really not sure which one to get. I'm leaning towards the G15 though.
     
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    The major diffs are no closing screen, less macro keys, and an overall smaller keyboard.
     
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    I use microsoft ergonomic 4000. Definitely the most comfortable keyboard I've ever owned. not too shabby for gaming either,your left hand rests so comfortably on the keys...no wrist strain at all. it just lacks all the hotkey mumbojumbo the gaming keyboards have.
     
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    Yeah but I don't own the original.
     
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    I just sold my Razer Tarantula, it was garbage. The keyboard itself was warped, and the "razer" light would just flash every ten minutes or so. If you want a good Razer keyboard get the Lycosa. Or, just get the Logitech.
     
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    Ok thanks.


    I'm going to buy a G15 once I can find it on sale.
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for a deal for you. Have patience young padawan, the deal will come :rockout:
     
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    I think the G15 is overrated the Tactile Response is no different than any other Logitech Keyboard and the Macro Keys are on the LEFT Side which isn't very helpful in First Person Shooters nor is the LCD.

    Lycosa is a much better improvement over the Tarantula with the Anti-Slip Rubber Keys, LED Settings (ALL,WSAD,OFF) Touch Panel and now ALL Keys are Programmable however the Keyboard still requires 2 USB connections :(

    I choose the Ladder, SteelSeries 6G it isn't much but it does the Basic Keyboard Functions better than both Logitech and Razer.

    - Christine
     
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    MikeJeng New Member

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    But the Lycosa has flat keys.
     
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    True, it all comes down to personal preference but at $80 the G15 isn't worth it. you might notice in some Lycosa reviews the author often complains of the unorthodox flat keys but they usually say 'you get used to it'

    there are some other choices. Everglide DKTBoard, Everglide is partnered with Razer they create Old School New School Gaming Products they are known for there Gaming Surfaces, I asked Fred if he could request a Sample. http://everglide.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=48

    SteelSeries 6G. it has excellent Tactile Response, Sleek, Gold Plated Connectors and has good Ergonomic Features. http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/keyboards/6g/information

    - Christine
     
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    MikeJeng New Member

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    Ah...



    Tarantula or G15. I just can't choose.

    With the LCD screen, does the G15 take up any memory?

    At circuit city I saw a really cheap tarantula. $70
     
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    lawl mate of mines G15 has been stuck with "YOU HAVE ONE NEW E-MAIL" or something stuck on his screen for the past 2 weeks and it wont go away xD
     

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