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#1 Macs Rock

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:48 PM

Best Keyboard Evar!

discussion over

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:01 PM

View Postteflon, on October 11th 2006, 06:48 PM, said:

Best Keyboard Evar!

discussion over

lesson learned

You do realize that OLEDs only last a couple of years or so.  Add to that the *three* key mini is $160 US, and you have a very expensive keyboard.


Now, the best gaming keyboard for when you abso-fraggin-lutely can not accept any keystroke failure is still the IBM Model M.  ;)

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:11 PM

View PostFortranDragon, on October 11th 2006, 09:01 PM, said:

You do realize that OLEDs only last a couple of years or so.  Add to that the *three* key mini is $160 US, and you have a very expensive keyboard.
Now, the best gaming keyboard for when you abso-fraggin-lutely can not accept any keystroke failure is still the IBM Model M.  ;)

Heh, right on the money!
I have fond memories of using those IBM keyboards during my college years.  Their clackety-clack goodness is unequalled by any modern keyboard since.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:23 PM

the regular apple keyboard that came with my iMac works just fine for me.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:20 PM

we werent talking about how long they last, or how much they cost, but just the best for gaming.

I truly believe that seeing as the OLEDs are totally programmable, and can have icons on them for whatever application, this keyboard will most likely be the best all around keyboard for anything with shortcuts...

aside from this you want the smoothest key action possible, which the IBM model M definitely does not have, possibly with a slightly customised layout..

my current keyboard has scissor keys (macally icekey), and its ace, a very low travel for the keys, which means pretty quick response times. Also, theres none of the sponginess that you sometimes get on laptops if the keyboard has to be removed to let you at the expansion slots.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:50 PM

Well, the Optimus is a promising concept. Unluckily it has been announced for the first time more than two years ago, has been delayed ever since, and the three-button mini keyboard only has Windows software until now.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:00 AM

This is interesting. A friend swears by it. Worth a look.

http://www.extremete...,1870545,00.asp

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:19 AM

Wow, this one is weird. Unluckily Windows only.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:30 AM

ooooh.... nice find!

i want one!
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:02 AM

I think I emailed BC about that one, or one very similar, a year or two ago. Something configurable for his particular Marathon style (numerical keypad).

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:53 AM

View PostBatcat, on October 12th 2006, 03:02 AM, said:

I think I emailed BC about that one, or one very similar, a year or two ago. Something configurable for his particular Marathon style (numerical keypad).
I'm not as Marathon-centric as you seem to think.  The style applies to any game that lets me configure the keypad.  True it was developed using the first game I owned that allowed extensive remapping of the controls, Marathon, it has since evolved appropriately to fill the needs of all the other shooters I own.
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 12:18 PM

I'm using a Tactile Pro. It's the closest thing I've found to the old Apple keyboards, which I adored.

It may be a bit heavy for fast-paced action gaming, but I find it's great for online RPGs. Fewer typos.



EDIT: Fewer typos, right. Even a good keyboard can't stop the human nervous system from spazzing out. :P

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 12:22 PM

My keyboard for gaming.
I like wireless...
If i get shot and jump or shoot somebody and jump it never  comes unplugged.
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Edit: and this mouse is really nice, heavy, and smooth.
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:46 PM

View Postteflon, on October 11th 2006, 05:48 PM, said:

Best Keyboard Evar!

discussion over

lesson learned


New lesson. The word for the day is 'vaporware'. How can it be the best kb evar if it does not even exist?
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 10:16 PM

How about infrared?I-Tech Virtual Laser Keyboard! :blink: I read about this one a few months back in a News Week.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 10:29 PM

View Postyo-mike, on October 13th 2006, 06:16 AM, said:

How about infrared?I-Tech Virtual Laser Keyboard! :blink: I read about this one a few months back in a News Week.
Ever used a Mighty Mouse? How you have to lift your index finger when you want to use the "right" mouse button? Now imagine that for 104 keys.

This thing is okay when you don't have an alternative, but just not suited for long-term usage or even gaming.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:29 AM

View Postteflon, on October 11th 2006, 10:20 PM, said:

we werent talking about how long they last, or how much they cost, but just the best for gaming.
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Crisp keystrokes with solid tactile and audible feedback is important for gaming.  Also, knowing your keyboard won't turn to mush during a game is a Good Thing ™.  ;)

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 12:30 AM

View PostJanichsan, on October 13th 2006, 12:29 AM, said:

Ever used a Mighty Mouse? How you have to lift your index finger when you want to use the "right" mouse button? Now imagine that for 104 keys.
Hell no, I gave up the Mac mouse over a year ago now! I'd never go back to the latest Mac mice/ mighty mice!
I laughed when I saw the size of the scroll ball on the mighty mouse! I laughed more when I saw no buttons for a two button mouse! What a hair brain design! The darn thing's too noisy too! (one button)
My Macally eco/game mouse rocks the house btw!
  
This infrared keyboard just looks pretty sweet, but you're likely correct - it would probably stink for playing games; there's just so many keys to use to make a good game go down the drain in performance...
O well. :unsure:

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:59 AM

Is the G15 logitech keyboard mac compatable?