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  1. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Welcome to the TPU Peripheral Club!

    This is a home for everyone who loves their keyboards, pointers, tablets, and gaming pads almost more than their
    rigs. Have you ever thought of how much your simple external devices really change the whole experience of
    computing? If you think about it I'm sure you'll find a home here to share information, learn, and socialize.

    Membership to this prestigious institution is pretty easy, but it is necessary! PM me with a list of peripherals
    that looks something like this.

    The above format can be written in whatever order you'd like with extra fields like Gaming Pads or Tablets.
    Basically if I have not thought of a peripheral and you want to show it with pride, then I would like to know about it!

    Members List

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    0 Username Keyboard Pointer Controller ETC
    1 Fitseries3 (Reviewer!) logitech G15 v2, dell black mini keyboard logitech G9, logitech MX518 black xbox 360 wireless controller and receiver
    2 BiNGE (Reviewer!) ABS M1, Filco FKBN87M/EB Logitech G9, Wacom Intuos 4
    3 Thrackan Enermax Aurora Premium Black Razer Copperhead, Wacom Volito2 Xbox 360 black controller (wireless) w/windows reciever XFX XGear Headset
    4 MRCL ??? Logitec Click!Mouse ??? Wants: Saitek Eclipse II
    5 erocker (Reviewer!) Razer Lycosa/Vidabox Premium Wireless Razer Copperhead ??? Wants: Maybe a wireless mouse to try out
    6 MoonPig Saitek Cyborg Razer Diamondback - Pearlescent ??? Wants: Graphics Tablet
    7 JATownes Microsoft Sidewinder X-6, Wolfking Warrior Microsoft Trackball Optical Saitek P2500 Rumblepad Steering Wheel: Microsoft Sidewinder Precision
    8 imperialreign Ideazon MERC Stealth Razer DeathAdder ??? Headset: Razer Barracuda HP-1
    9 Human_error (Reviewer!) Logitech g15(rev1) logitech g9, logitech g7, wacom digitised laptop touchscreen Logitech wingman force 3D, wired xbox360 white remote WTF?! OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator, Wants: harmony one remote
    10 kyle2020 Logitech G15 Rev.1 & Saitek Eclipse Rev. 1 Logitech G9 ??? Speakers: Logitech Z-2300, Headset: Creative Fatal1ty, Wants: Wants: 30 - 60GB SSD, 24" Dell Ultrasharp
    11 johnnyfiive Logitech Illuminated Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1a (Back to awesome basics) Gamepad: XBOX 360 Controller Headset: Senheisser HD-485, Wants: Das Keyboard Professional
    12 DrPepper (Reviewer!) Logitech G15 Rev1, Rev2, Random old cheap keyboards MX revolution, Razer Mamba ??? Wants: Cherry G80-3000, G19, Razer Lycosa
    13 mrsemi (Reviewer!) Razer Tarantula Razor mamba, Kensington Expert Mouse Laser Logitech G13 Game Pad, Saitek cyborg/pro gamer
    14 FreedomEclipse Logitech MX3000, Logitech LX300, Logitech illuminated keyboard Logitech G7, Logitech G9, Saitek PM42 Cyborg, Mouse from Logitech LX300 set (god knows), Mouse from Logitech MX3000 (MX600) Logitech Xtreme 3D Pro, Saitek Cyborg force3D Evo Saitek P880, Microsoft Sidewinder(USB) Headset: Logitech Precision Gaming Headset(Discontinued), Wants: Saitek X52 HOTAS flight control set, Razer Mamba, Logitech G19 Keyboard, CoolerMaster Sentinel Advance gaming mouse


    TPU-PC Member Guides
    Human_error's Guide to USB IR Receivers and Media Center Remotes
    Fit's SSD info thread



    As an afterthought I'd really like to see members review their own stuff for the benefit of other club members and TPUers
    in general. This is not mandatory, but if you write a review of any peripheral I will make sure to link it to your
    member tag here on the front page for easy reference. Happy typing folks :D



    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  2. Thrackan

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    Subscribed using a half-dead keyboard
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    When you get that Aurora I'm going to request you either finish your Aluminium-X or write a review for the club ;)
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    I use a generic keyboard, not worthy of a mention. Need another one!
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    How about both?:roll:
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    erocker | Keyboards: Razer Lycosa/Vidabox Premium Wireless | Mouse: Razer Copperhead | Wants: Maybe a wireless mouse to try out

    Love my Lycosa for gaming, it performs great though it's prone to getting beat-up easily. Shiny doesn't look very shiny after a few months. I really like my Vidabox keyboard for lounging around while I type/surf/etc. I did a review on the Vidabox here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VidaBox/ACCRFKBLTB . It's kind of like a big comfy controller for your PC. :)
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Added erocker's review link to the member's section along with the (Reviewer!) tag by his name. Thanks for the first review erocker. I should have a review up in a couple days of my keyboards.
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    Ooooo... I feel this Forum kinda neglects peripherals...

    MoonPig | Saitek Cyborg | Razer Diamondback - Pearlescent | Wants: Graphics Tablet

    I want a graphics tablet to try, just curious as to how good they are...

    This Cyborg is amazing, awesome keyboard. Much better than my old EclipseII. And this Razer is really responsive. Sexy too :D
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    Oh, to give a very short review on the Revoltec Lightboard XL 2:
    Good points
    It glows when you press the button. Ooh, blue glowy glowy... OH WAIT THE CCFL DIED TOO

    Bad points
    It dies when you splash it with distilled water while making a screwup in draining your loop.
    The wrist end is way too high for comfort, or too short to rest your hands on decently. And I have small hands.
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    I just looked at that cyborg on a shop. Are all key fields illuminated differently or can you set all fields to just one color?
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    you can set them to what you want. Same or different.
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    Really. Time to read a few reviews. The ABS M1 that Binge suggested me sadly doesn't sell here...:(
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    The kind of keyboards I'll suggest to people aren't for the average person :p hahaha
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    Like the Das Keyboard?:laugh:
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    My friend owns a Das! I am infinitely jealous of the sweet sweet feel/sound of that keyboard. It really is something wonderful, but if I had a choice I would rather get a filco because it has REAL N-Key rollover.
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    Could you put it into format for me, or will you make me overexert myself? :laugh:

    :EDIT: I'm bad with e-sarcasm so don't worry IR, member list updated.
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    Fitseries3 | main KB: logitech G15 v2 | main mouse: logitech G9 | bench mouse: logitech MX518 | bench KB: dell black mini keyboard | mousepads: 2x shitty mouse pads | controller: black xbox 360 wireless controller and receiver.
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    Human_error | Keyboards: Logitech g15(rev1) | Mouse: logitech g9, logitech g7 (with a left button that double-clicks for every single click :( ) | tablets: wacom digitised laptop touchscreen (with active digitiser - laptop is a HP pavilion tx2520ea) | joysticks: Logitech wingman force 3D | controllers: wired xbox360 white remote | Wants: a harmony one remote for my HTPC (coming soon :D )
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    Hey error, do a little review on that remote when you get it ;) I'll make sure you get the review post linked and you get the (Reviewer!) tag next to your name.
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    will do, i may do a guide on how to get compatible usb IR receivers - took me 4 days to find one in the UK that'll work with media centre and any MCE compatible remotes, and that was from ebay :shadedshu - it seems there are no decent (read: non-crappy) sets from uk etailers which is fully MCE compatible - all the ones i found "work" but look like a keyboard to vista and so makes it hard to properly map a harmony remote to.

    **edit**
    i'm writing the IR receiver guide now, will link when it's up in a bit...
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    Yikes D: I wonder if anyone here has experience using IR remotes and their PC. If not you'll open a lot of eyes with a little guide like that. :toast:
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    kyle2020 | Keyboards: Logitech G15 Rev.1 & Saitek Eclipse Rev. 1 | Mouse: Logitech G9 | Mousepad: Generic Steelseries | Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 | Headset: Creative Fatal1ty | Wants: 30 - 60GB SSD, Q9650 / E8600, 24" Dell Ultrasharp
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    Mechanical Keyboards and YOU!

    Back in a time known as the 1980s, keyboards were powerful artifacts which contained great power. These powers were the durability of a possible 20 million or more keystrokes per key, dual plastic injected keycaps so the lettering never wore off, true N-Key Rollover, and substancial weight so as to not move around the desk while typing heavily. Then something changed... the industry changed. Mainstream peripheral production ushered in an era of crappy keyboards the equivalent of carnival prizes. Cheap, plastic, and short lived these keyboards commonly furnish our homes. Some might ask: what happened to the legendary keyboards of old? The answer is that they're still around! Even better there are a few companies that have taken up the task in continuing production of mechanical key switch keyboards. I own two of these keyboards personally and the difference between mechanical switch and rubber dome membrane is night and day. Responsiveness to typing is hightened by most mechanical switches having tactile feedback and a "clicking" noise that is often associated with older keyboards. Believe it or not there was once a membrane technology that had fantastic qualities in durability, but these keyboards are known to have something called Buckling Spring key switches. They are membrane keys, but there is a spring mechanism that drives the action to the membrane instead of your finger driving the action. This extends the life of the switch... yadda yadda. There will be a review of my ABS M1 and Filco FKBM87M/EB shortly. Stay tuned :D
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    This isn't a huge issue guys but I just want you to know anything that is not technically a peripheral I will ignore. Please don't take offense, but the club is called TPU Peripherals Club, and not TPU's Obscure Wishlist Club.

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