Good news. Had a lycosa (LOL) sitting around and its feet fit! yay! Still, looking for others.
I'm sitting on my ass and not doing trial and error for the M's pinout because I don't want to restart my computer for each try.
I'm typing on Blues, haven't had any issues with it, I play Battlefield at a competitive level.
Yea, I don't get why people say they have problems gaming on blues, they're absolutely fooooine.
So does this mean Blues would be preferable to for example browns, even though i plan to use the keyboard for gaming aswell? I don't think noise would be a problem, so ignore that.
Is the K90 mechanical? Some saying it isn't, some saying the macro's aren't but others are.. if so, I found it for price of about £90. Is it worth it? I'll be played mostly FPS but Skyrim, etc too.
Or should I just stick with the Sidewinder X6?
It is, yes.
Assuming you mean the Corsair K90. For FPS, just get the K60.
I'm set on a mouse but I REALLY have no idea which keyboard to buy. Should I hold out for upcoming keyboards?
I think i'll put my whole £100 budget on the K90. Wire of my Logitech Marble mouse is a bit broken, but fine in a specific place, which is the art of a trackball is I won't be hardly moving the whole mouse/wire. Also, i'm a bit stuck for space on my desk but I love my trackball so much at the moment. My keyboard wire is the most annoying as I get freezing or the keys stop working etc..
How noisy exactly is the K90?
I have this at the moment which is quite noisy:
You are whining about a rubber dome being loud and you are going to get a mechanical?
Oh god what a joke!
I've ditched buying a new mouse, happy with trackball.. so it may as well go to a mechanical one.
So does anyone have some actual advice instead of a reply that isn't going to help me?
can you please just buy a keyboard with blacks/reds and be done with it
you've posted 11 times over the past 5 days and still haven't picked a keyboard, it usually takes people 1-3 posts to get what they want
buy a 6gv2/7g/filco/leopold/rk-9000
Mechanical keyboards are usually noisier than rubber domes, though in different ways. With red switches you don't get the clicky noise from the tactile feedback but you'll still get the loud clapping of the caps hitting their bottom positions. What you don't get, however, is the dull thumping/slamming noises of your hits on the rubber dome keys propagating through the entire cheap plastic keyboard casing. The mechanical switches seem much better at absorbing the force of the hits (understandably, since each switch has their own steel spring).
I don't know a good way of describing this, but I remember having to hit the rubber dome keys on my old keyboard pretty violently, which caused a low-pitched thundering noise to ring out while I was typing fast. I don't get that on my K90, even though mechanical keys are inherently louder. So basically you're trading in a low-pitched thumping sound for a high-pitched clacking. For example, I imagine typing on a K90 can potentially be more friendly to someone sleeping in the next room, but I guarantee you it's gonna annoy the hell out of everyone on a teamspeak channel.
Doing some personal research and looking for youtube reviews of your keyboard will be a good start to deciding the keyboard that is right for you.
If you're getting annoyed by me, please just add me to your ignore list.
Is there a place in the UK that let's you try out mechanical keyboards, such as the different cherry types?
Don't know, but there are a number of youtube vids with noise comparisons.
Me and Giacomand were just having a conversation. I've narrowed it down to 3, hoorah \/
EDIT: Okay, looks like I have the one I want as the other two aren't sold in the UK. I'll get the Corsair K90, great price, great backlight (I want to admire my mechanical keyboard in the dark, dumb huh?) and a LOT of macro's which will prove handy in Editing and Photoshop too.
Having issues trying to find MX Brown keyboards in a UK layout :/. Im pretty sure I want Brown caps now, however finding them in a UK layout with a maximum of £110 is pretty tricky.
I'm pretty sure WASD has like, every layout ever or something like that
or was that Das, i don't remember
Wow, do you really believe there are specialized keyboards for each game genre?
You must not be one of the brightest...
I see why you need the backlighting now.
I want the back lighting for the look, I can type fine without looking. Also, I'm taking into account that the Cherry reds have a quicker activation, which would be ideal for FPS.