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SteelSeries Introduces New 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard

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SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, today, during CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, introduced the SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard. Designed with 18-karat gold-plated mechanical switches, the keyboard offers quicker reaction times and advanced key combinations for more Actions Per Minute and a lifetime more than 10 times that of conventional keyboards.

Like the SteelSeries 7G, the new keyboard utilizes a powerful buffer-system created specifically for gaming, supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard. The “anti-ghosting" feature allows users in first person shooter games to move, crouch, aim, fire and even check the scoreboard, simultaneously. The SteelSeries G product line is the only series of keyboards on the market that allows this type of functionality all at once.

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Well, 7G is definetly great keyboard (if not best).. but not sure if they can make such good one for USB (7G is native PS2).

And I hope, considering Xai-crap, that their new mobo will be at least as good as 7G. I dont like "progaming" manufacturers going by quality downwards (Razer is nice example currently, Xai just behind it).
 
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move, crouch, aim, fire and even check the scoreboard, simultaneously.
Finally. I've waited so long for this :confused:
 
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Why must they continue to call it "anti-ghosting?"

Anyway, sounds like a great keyboard. I had no idea why I kept getting smoked in FPS games when trying complex maneuvers that should have worked until I looked into n-key rollover and realized commands weren't even getting through. The ability to press many keys at once can make a big difference in fast-paced gameplay for those who go all-out, really jumping into the action. And, you just can't beat the feel of a good mechanical keyboard.
 
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i love it and other steelseries products. simplistic and elegant design, with function over form put to #1 priority.
 
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i love it and other steelseries products. simplistic and elegant design, with function over form put to #1 priority.
Then dont try Kinzu or Xai.. it will ruin your image of SteelSeries. I like them still more than others, but just not that much..

(currently G9x + SteelSeries 7G + Puretrak Stealth)
 
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Then dont try Kinzu or Xai.. it will ruin your image of SteelSeries. I like them still more than others, but just not that much..

(currently G9x + SteelSeries 7G + Puretrak Stealth)
kinzu, as in the mouse with no back/forward buttons? ya that was disappointing.
 

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Binge is probably right, and if so, the only difference would be layout and choice of mechanical switches with the Filco. I don't think most people in this keyboard's target market have a clue about the difference anyway.
 
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Binge is probably right, and if so, the only difference would be layout and choice of mechanical switches with the Filco. I don't think most people in this keyboard's target market have a clue about the difference anyway.
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.
 

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I don't personally prefer any "High End" Keyboards, since I think they are usually a waste of cash considering I'd much rather own a good mouse as opposed to a keyboard when gaming.

I've been gaming for quite some time now and have been an Admin for a rather LARGE gaming league. My Microsoft $13 keyboard works flawlessly in every FPS I play because the majority of things I need are simple from a keyboard standpoint, the rest is all in the mouse.

Anything else is just silly, but of course it's a personal preference and others will beg to differ I'm sure.
 
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Sproinket, I see where you're coming from but you might change your mind if you owned a Cherry/Filco for a while. It's kind of like a person who has never played a game at over 1024x768 saying they think video cards that let them play at higher resolutions are a waste of cash, because after all, you don't really "need" the higher res to play the game. Well, you don't "need" a quality mechanical keyboard to type, either, but as strange as it may sound, one really can change your computing experience.

That said, ignorance is bliss, and I don't suggest getting used to something that will result in you shelling out more cash for that which you don't really need. :laugh:
 
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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.

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.
 
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