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my saitek doesnt have one :( made me sad too.
Saitek Eclipse III does :)

Tbh I hate the whole "Gaming Keyboard" thing. Personally I go for a keyboard that's of good quality (so far Saitek has NEVER let me down with any of their eclipses) and backlighting so I can see in the dark, generally of a colour that matches my PCs colour scheme.

Macro keys are useless for the games I play, tbh I wish most of these keys I had I could turn off....
 
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DreamSeller it's not worth it not for all the rubles in the world. by the way the Saitek Eclipse has laser etched keys not paint like the G15! and I just use start -> run -> calc :p
 
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I bought the G15 because I wanted backlit keys, multimedia keys and macros. The LCD screen is a nice addition, though I do think it is limited in use. Besides, the ability to deactivate the Windows key can come in handy. Other than that, I wanted a keyboard that doesn't wear out after a year of use or so, and since newer low end keyboard never seem to last long...

But yeah, I'm pretty sure there are keyboard that sport better build quality out there.
 

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I gota tell you when I went out and bought the G15 my E-Peen got really big . This thing is great I have an LCD read out on all the things I like and I have macro keys great for fast switching of programs and in games tools . I mean who's E-Peen didn't get bigger when they saw this ? Oh and the key board has a setting on it for normal operation and GAMING !
 
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I bought the G15 because I wanted backlit keys, multimedia keys and macros. The LCD screen is a nice addition, though I do think it is limited in use. Besides, the ability to deactivate the Windows key can come in handy. Other than that, I wanted a keyboard that doesn't wear out after a year of use or so, and since newer low end keyboard never seem to last long...

But yeah, I'm pretty sure there are keyboard that sport better build quality out there.
How long have you had the keyboard? Those keys will wear off fast, by fast I mean as little as two weeks.
 

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How long have you had the keyboard? Those keys will wear off fast, by fast I mean as little as two weeks.
How can the keys wear off ? they are back lit and well are not painted on so you must not have a G15 as I do and I have not seen any thing waring off at all . 8 months now and still going strong !
 
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a lot of logitech keyboard discussion here lol; what you guys think of razer arctosa?? i'm very interested in that keyboard =p
check out my current keyboard lol:
 

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How can the keys wear off ? they are back lit and well are not painted on so you must not have a G15 as I do and I have not seen any thing waring off at all . 8 months now and still going strong !
When my room mate gets up I'll grab you pictures of this original G15 that I had.

I'm not saying logitech isn't a good grand. I'm simply saying that their quality isn't top notch.
 
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the keys on the Logitech G15 are painted orange. LED are underneath.
 

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the keys on the Logitech G15 are painted orange. LED are underneath.
Never the less I have yet to see any of the keys paint wearing off . should I post up my key board as well ?
 
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Never the less I have yet to see any of the keys paint wearing off . should I post up my key board as well ?
Nope it's just a matter of time, unless they changed their method of coloring the keys.
 

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a lot of logitech keyboard discussion here lol; what you guys think of razer arctosa?? i'm very interested in that keyboard =p
check out my current keyboard lol:
http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/MultiMedia-Keyboard.jpg
i have three of those in my spares piles, just the beige model. I consider them to be great keyboards - i've had 'gaming' models worse. give em about 2 years for the keys to start getting harder to hit, another year before they start to stick - and throw em out. shift key, space bar, or enter tends to stick first.


Maybe logitech did change the painting method. there are rev 1 and rev 2 G15's.
 
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you have only been using the G15 for 8 months and probably not as excessively as some. google "g15 paint keys"
 
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you have only been using the G15 for 8 months and probably not as excessively as some. google "g15 paint keys"
Well that depends I game for about 8 hours a day every day !

I'm assuming you have the second model, the 2007 version with the screen that doesn't flip?
Yes I have the one that is stationary .
 
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FYI dont buy a razer lycosa they are horrible!

i bought 1 to replace my g15(due to the size) on my main rig and ended up placing it on my server instead!

razer can only make mice!
 
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you will find people who game 15-25 hours and scrim 5 times a week complaining about the paint coming off. supposably Logitech has changed paint formulas in newer models but paint is paint.
 
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i use a micro$haft digital media pro kb and it work's fine for me! the best part is it cost me $30 on sale at futureshop! :laugh:

has more feature's than i can shake a stick at and that i'll prolly never use! :laugh:

only thing i hate about it is the windows key but it look's like with that proggie bumblebee linked i can disable it, yay! :rockout:
 

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you will find people who game 15-25 hours and scrim 5 times a week complaining about the paint coming off. supposably Logitech has changed paint formulas in newer models but paint is paint.
What ever bro . I love the logitechs not just for key boards but cam's and mice and speakers you seem to have a single minded HATE for them dissing them through out this thread that is your opinion on them and that is fine I am stating facts about them as I have used logitech's products for over 10 years and have yet to see any proof as to your claims is all .
 
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FYI dont buy a razer lycosa they are horrible!

i bought 1 to replace my g15(due to the size) on my main rig and ended up placing it on my server instead!

razer can only make mice!
I wasn't planning on getting a lycosa if i did decide to buy a new keyboard lol i like the arctosa keyboard =p i got the mice i want which is the intellimouse explorer 3.0; now i need a keyboard which handles nicely for fps games,so would you guys reconmend a arctosa??
 
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I don't hate them I own lots of Logitech products (Z-5500, G51 X-540, Z-680, G5) so I have probably spent more money on Logitech than you have. they just have poor build quality they never do things right the first time always revisions and i'm not talking about the G series keyboard i'm talking about all their products speakers and mice.
 
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I wasn't planning on getting a lycosa if i did decide to buy a new keyboard lol i like the arctosa keyboard =p i got the mice i want which is the intellimouse explorer 3.0; now i need a keyboard which handles nicely for fps games,so would you guys reconmend a arctosa??
tbh in my opinion Logitech g15, Hands down!