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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby sphinx on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:15 pm

Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard : Logitech G15
Headset : Steelseries Siberia
Mousepad: Steelpad 5L
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Nelsaidi on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:25 pm

WHY are they good?

Heres my review :

Razer Lycosa

Pros:
Comfortable
Bright at night
Same size as a regular keyboard

Cons
Loud
Expensive
POOR build quality

Dont waste your money on this product :@ - razer again? - never in my life tbh.

Value - 3/10
quality - 3/10
features - 5/10

Overall - 4/10

Despite the reviews, lights CAN be seen in day, and are bright at night. Can also bee seen at an angle. I
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby sphinx on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:00 pm

why are they good? ... if u dont know i suggest you go back outside and play hide n seek :?
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Tickle Me Emo on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:24 am

Flawless101 wrote:Logitech G5 Jaspur


G9 actually, edited it :D


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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby silver_surfer on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:21 pm

Mouse:

Steelseries Ikari (optical not laser):
Best mouse that iv used - it replaced a microsoft intelimouse 3.0 and i cant stress how much i prefer it to the inteli, even though i liked the inteli a lot.

Pros:
Light
V. easy to use (dosent need any drivers or software to be instaled, but does come with optional software to allow macros to be bound etc.)
Corded but the cord is so light i dont even notice it
Comfortable to hold (i hold the mouse in the palm of my hand)
Glides very well

Cons:
Could be pricey to some (bout 35 quid on the right sites i think) but i think it was worth every penny
Connection in the cord went after 4 6 months or so (quite probably my fault tho - have it connected to my laptop in such a way that the cord was very tightly bent near the usb port) but it was still under waranty and i got it replaced for free.
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Mox -05 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:42 am

nelsaidi2 wrote:
N1ck wrote:Lol you typed this all by yourself? :lol:


Whether he did or not, it doesnt help me select a new mouse! - You are supposed to WRITE a review, rather than write/copy tall the technical specifications...

Roccat Kone gets my Thumbs up!
Lovely mouse, I didnt think any mouse would beat my old Mx518, but this guy certainly did it o_O

Fits hand, glides perfectly on my Ulti-mat.
The only thing I'd fix is the mouse3 click, which is a bit 'stiff' :P

It's not a plug-in-and-play though, since you need to remove the older mouse drivers, install the new ones and then play :P
The driver's software is easy to use with every setting you need (Accelration, X/Y sens, double-click speed etc.) along with the option to set 5 different colours on your mouse :P

Certainly a lovely mouse! :P


as for my keyboard and headset:
Logitech G15 keyboard

Durr, after 3 years, it's getting dirty :P but the macros, the small LCD screen, backlighting on the keys...
Oh why dont I just clean it up? :P If I had to get a new keyboard, I'd hunt for another G15 classic.

Speedlink medusa 5.1 headset
Comfortable of course <3
Blocks most of the noise (You can still hear your mom moan about how dirty your room is)
the bass is just lovely, it's like a home-theater that fits your head :D the soundquality is awesome.
also; it's all jacks, no usbpoo :P

A small Cons tho;
the headset is pretty weak on the sides, both of my medusas have suffered the impacts of my big head :P I had to fortify both sides with some plastic glue (molten plastic which glues stuff like no tomorrow)
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby rmx on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:56 pm

Halooo.

My setup iissss:

Razer Diamondback 3G Earth Green
-Very Light
-Easy Access to 'On The Fly'
-Sexy
-Suprisingly Comfy

-Long sessions can wear your hand out
-It's from razer so it won't be long before it breaks somehow.
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Steelpad Qck
-Cheap
-Light
-Good response
-Exceptionally easy to clean, a cloth and washing up liquid will do the job.

-VERY dusty
-As a result, it can get particularly unhygienic
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Dell Multimedia Keyboard
-Cheap
-Brilliant and easy to use media keys (backlit)
-Comes with usb ports

-Very Noisy
-Big gaps between keys, mean stuff can be lost down there :(
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Icemat Siberias
-BRILLIANT sound quality
-Excellent value for money
-Very, very comfy, and exceedingly light
-Longggggg Wires

-For some reason mine seem to like being dropped, other than that there are no cons in my eyes.
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Nelsaidi on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:46 pm

rmx wrote:Halooo.

My setup iissss:

Razer Diamondback 3G Earth Green
-Very Light
-Easy Access to 'On The Fly'
-Sexy
-Suprisingly Comfy

-Long sessions can wear your hand out
-It's from razer so it won't be long before it breaks somehow.


Awesome mousE! - ive had mine for 18 months, still alive :D!
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby rmx on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:07 pm

Yeah i like my mouse, but razer does have a rep for making very good products, but with poor build quality. The right click on mine is very 'loose' for want of a better word and i am constantly accidentally pressing it ingame etc. It can be a pain in the arse.
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Nelsaidi on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:21 pm

rmx wrote:Yeah i like my mouse, but razer does have a rep for making very good products, but with poor build quality. The right click on mine is very 'loose' for want of a better word and i am constantly accidentally pressing it ingame etc. It can be a pain in the arse.


Yep, thats my keyboard (my mouse has excellent build quality, doesnt feel plasticy, everything as it should be). I need to write a review on teh headphones i got!
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby rmx on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:50 pm

Cool, what headset/phones do you have then?
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Nelsaidi on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:55 pm

Sennheiser HD515 - Headphones

Pros
- Comfortable
- Excellent sound quality
- Proper stereo (unlike cheaper headphones - the sound CAN come from ONLY one side, rather than only more one sided than the other)

Cons
- Expensive - ~£55
- No Mic
- 'Sound Leakage' - You can hear them from a distance away, even on low volumes
- Doesnt block out sound

Ratiing :
8/10
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby jihn on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:32 pm

My last keyboard was a Logitech G11, was a total average keyboard, nice with the ability to bind macros for mmo's etc if u need that. Anyway, it was huge, looked like sh*t and dident really impress me, also keyboard lights were poor. Before that i was using the "Mist Oghma", its a simple and cheap keyboard. Did its job well, not very noisy, but i did find it a little small. Before that i was using the "Saitek Eclipse" Very good and responsive keyboard could be handy with the inside light, but in retrospect i see that the light on this keyboard was fairly poor aswell. There was also a poor paint job, and it dident take many weeks of use before the coloring on the buttons started to go away and keyboard light was made even more redundant. This is what iv gone throu the last 12 months, now lets see how long this thing lasts me.


Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

First off, its not the cheapest keyboard around. But then again, the design and look definantly makes up for that. It is quite simply stunning.
What really suprised me once i had plugged it in was how well the lighting in this keyboard worked. So far on the different keyboards i have tried out the light has been fairly poor and inconsistent. The light is really consistent across the entire keyboard, and it feels really comfortable to look at, its far beyond any other keyboards iv tried or seen.
Also the light that shows capslock/numlock is active has been moved down below the keypad, as im sure u can see on the picture below here. I think its a neat little finesse, and for me who has the keyboard on a drawer below the computer desk it fits even better.

When it comes to typing on this keyboard, it goes really smooth. Im not totally accustomed to this keyboard yet as i just recived it yesterday, and it replaced the huge pice of garbage aka G11.
Anyway, as i saied it feels very smooth, from the touch of the keys to the sound it makes. But there is ofc a downside, the backspace key.
Im not sure if this is a wide spread problem on all the keyboards or maby i have just been unlucky, the backspace key seems to be a little inconsistent. It could also be somthing that is only happening on keyboards with a Norwegian layout, i really dont know. Its not somthing that happens all the time, but i can easily reproduce this problem. I use the same amount of force on all the keys, gentle and smooth, but when i come to the backspace key and press it with the same amount of force as any of the other keys it happens that it doesent register. Say i use a little more strength and it hits every time. Also put both fingers on the key and pressing really gently down. When i do this on any other key it registers and kicks the key back up again, if i do it on the backspace i can press it down and come to an area of no resistance(the keystroke should be registered here, but its not). If i press a little more when at this area of no resistance the keystroke is registered and pops back up again.

Another thing that i feel should be slightly improved is the F-keys, to me they feel a little to small. Just a small tought bigger and they would be just perfect.

****For gaming***
Finally im writing somthing on the gaming side for this keyboard!
My gaming experience so far on this keyboard is alot better then expected. I actually expected it to be a less then good experience, so far the keyboards i have tried out have been good for one or the other. Part of the reason i dident expect it do deliver so well for gaming was that the keyboard does seem kinda small and the keys are low. And my experience with "normal" keyboard buttons has been very good. Anyway, it feels a bit akward straight away when u change from a bigger keyboard like i did, but a few hours and you wont even remember what your old keyboard looked like. So thumbs up for gaming aswell.

9/10


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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Nelsaidi on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:47 pm

That keyboard looks AWESOME!!!! - Makes me wanna try it :P (altohugh the delete being long isnt right, i like standard layout keyboards) - Make the F keys longer, and the layout standard, and seriously, it would be an uber keyboard

They should make a v2, with a more standard keyboard layout (ie F keys normal size, an INSERT key, and the spacings abit, i would seriously LOVE IT

Lycosa = WORST KEYBOARD EVER!
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby |Q| on Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:35 pm

Luke Skywalker headset

+ looks sweeeeeeetah.....
- the force is not included

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Apple mouse

+ only 1 fire button, won't confuse you
- dpi is a bit low: 32

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Commodore keyboard

+ has no F10 key (yeah, tell those jokes as much as you please, won't work on me, hah!)
- hard to clean

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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Atomicfire on Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:20 pm

Duracellbunny wrote:using the logitech g5 mouse
works great downside i got v1 only 1 xtra mouse button

using the logitech g15 keyboard
big plus: using the v1 version got 18 xtra keys to add css etc
downside: lcd screen on keyboard can get defect fast


agree with ya on there but the disagress on the donwsideon the G15 V1, i thought u would of put that for a G15 V2 keyboard for having less Gkeys and lcd its not flip, cos ive had mine liek two years now and still works perfect, for the G5 mouse if u enable the extra Senivity options in the logitech mouse progrm there not only 1 extra key ;)
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Haze on Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:55 pm

downsides to the siberia headsets...

the wires get tangled constantly, really really annoying.


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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby WAR on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:19 pm

Razer Pro Soloutions 1.6 Mouse.

Pros: Bitching

Looks very nice especially with the surface that comes with it.

On the fly sensitivity thing is very handy.

Cons.

Macro buttons aren't really fully programable.

Side buttons are hard to reach and differentiate.
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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Master Yoda on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:52 pm

|Q| wrote:Luke Skywalker headset
- the force is not included


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Re: Best Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

Postby Jazza on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:17 am

Just recived my new Sennheiser PC161s today :D. I would of had them yesterday but was at uni 9 till half 6 :(. Cant wait to give them ago with my new Xfi soundcard :mrgreen:
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