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Zboard MERC Gaming Keyboard

Darksaber

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The Ideazon MERC Gaming Keyboard is the one thing the gamer can use, but may have never thought of. Many of us buy expensive mice, large and specially made mouse pads but continue playing on ordinary keyboards. The MERC gaming keyboard changes all that and gives gamers the one thing they actually use the most - a butterfly. We take a look at the keyboard and its software, to see if it really makes our gaming lives easier and more efficient.

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Always forgotten....

As usual, keyboard manufacturers assume that 100% of the gaming population is right-handed. No love for us lefties and the reviewer should have listed this as a "thumbs-down" in his review.
 

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As usual, keyboard manufacturers assume that 100% of the gaming population is right-handed. No love for us lefties and the reviewer should have listed this as a "thumbs-down" in his review.
I agree that this keyboard is only for the righ-handed.

But there is still the FANG for all the left handed people out there. Same thing, but just the butterfly part. So I do not see it as a negative point of this keyboard...as lefties (I used to be one as a child btw) do have some options from the same company. Taking the Saitek Command unit for example (same type of gaming extension as the FANG)...lefties will not be able to use that...period...

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DS