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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #15 on: 06:36 AM - 05/29/12 »
You use english layout? Why not the corsair k60?

As stated i will be using it on the couch, if i was at tmy computer desk then it will be ok, but, as i am limited for room the full size keyboard ir too big, im about to order the G13, been looking all morning and i think thats the better between to Razor and logitech, i think  :-\


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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #16 on: 07:01 AM - 05/29/12 »
Yes you wont do wrong with the G13 and its analog stick.
I just asked Odin as he is German using UK layout.
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #17 on: 07:26 AM - 05/29/12 »
@ Daf

im sure youll like your choice, a lot of users play with it here :)



@ roads

no im using a us layout keyboard, bought some lasered german keycaps and turned it into a german layout keyboard
except the "<>|" key you got all you need
and the one above is easily done eg with autohotkey if theres a real need for it
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #18 on: 07:30 AM - 05/29/12 »
so asking again why no german K60?
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #19 on: 07:41 AM - 05/29/12 »
for several reasons

- k60 is not the quality built as ducky
- it doesnt nativly work with the xim, you need this small squared usb adapter
- its not on a nkey rollover through ps/2 but has an odd 20+4 key rollover or so
- i dont like the look of the keyboard, for me a keyboard needs to look like a regular one :)
- its not available in german layout i think, therefore it still forces me to buy german keycaps

theres just one thing i could menion on the pro side, which is

+ it has macro support, but tbh i never really used any so far so no need for it
(+ cheap price maybe)
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #20 on: 07:50 AM - 05/29/12 »
http://www.csv-direct.de/artinfo.php?artnr=A3114071&pva=geizhals&data=DFs9OHvaB77fYd29qvI4AX1300nKxBL%2BZS%2B%2B6BIlE3LbH9Ca1jg2Ebl1Vo5chbtSRHk%2FAbpHToIXUbrq7QfJYNQQLnJ8YR4zx0xGZyJ6xZIfNLnAKFIg0inbw%2BAfQKz7

Its really cheap and really German and the keys are simply fixed on a metal plate, nothing special but the keys work the same. Sure its not natively working? 20key rollover is more than enough so no ghosting?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/t1F44UBrGpo&amp;hd=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/t1F44UBrGpo&amp;hd=1</a>
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #21 on: 07:52 AM - 05/29/12 »
no it doesnt work nativly, you need to buy one of these apple usb adapters to make it working
anything above 6 key usb doesnt work with the xim3
what the apple adapter does is cut away the additional key rollover so it works with the xim3

i find this keyboard very very ugly and unpleasant
its a good one no doubt, but doesnt match my criterias :)
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #22 on: 08:29 AM - 05/29/12 »
I use the G13, wish it had mechanical keys though. It's great if u know how to optimize a decent custom layout. I love mine : )

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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #23 on: 08:36 AM - 05/29/12 »
Odin this is a red cherry german beauty



sorry this one, even with backlight!




http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/peripherie/2012/test-qpad-mk-50-und-mk-85/
125 Euro
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #24 on: 08:41 AM - 05/29/12 »
If you guys dont know the Qpad I will test the pro with the Edge, especially if it goes to its knees by the christmas lightning!

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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #25 on: 08:43 AM - 05/29/12 »
I use the G13, wish it had mechanical keys though. It's great if u know how to optimize a decent custom layout. I love mine : )

Yeah have the G13 here but I prefer my red cherry N52te, cant beat mechanical.
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #26 on: 09:10 AM - 05/29/12 »
MK-50: Full-N-Key-Rollover via PS/2 & 6-Key-Rollover via USB
MK-85: Full-N-Key-Rollover via USB!!!

the mk-50 will work right out of the box, or at least it should regarding the key rollover via usb

for the mk-85 you will need to buy this in addition to make it work

1) http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Replacement-USB-Mouse-Adapter/dp/B0002ZQG24
2) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cable-Tex-USB-Keyboard-Adapter-Convertor/dp/B005JY72K8

refering topic where its discribed:
http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=18387.0
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #27 on: 09:16 AM - 05/29/12 »
Oh come on not seriously, cant the XIM be fixed for that?

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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #28 on: 10:11 AM - 05/29/12 »
most likely not, oribal spent a bunch load of time with it but wasnt able to come up with something i think
the way those keyboards achieve the high key rollover through usb is pretty unfair, i dont think that the xim will ever be able to read it natively
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Re: What Keyboard should i buy?
« Reply #29 on: 10:56 AM - 05/29/12 »
As it has onboard memory perhaps there is a setting for this? Could be possible? On the other hand why should there be...maybe for the Mac? Yes if there is setting for Mac that could be good.
I will order when the edge is here at least to test.
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