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Keyboard And Mouse

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Weetabix, Nov 23, 2013.

Keyboard And Mouse

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Weetabix, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

    The price of these things is getting ridiculous now. I paid a fair bit for my out-going RAT 7 mouse and it hasn't lasted very long. The DPI button has broken, and I wouldn't mind but it's not a button that gets a lot of hammer. I expected a bit better quality for the price I paid.

    With that in mind, a new kb and mouse has just set me back £200. WTF? I'm aware such devices get used every day, and it's worth paying a bit extra for stuff that's nice, but for that amount of money I'd expect it to do my laundry. They're not exactly complex devices, so I'm aghast at how much these things cost nowadays. Anyway, currently flying through the universe in the direction of my front door are these babies;




    I shall post my findings upon the device's arrival
  2. SexyHyde

    SexyHyde Tagged

    I wouldn't get a roccat mouse purely for the failure rate on the earlier models. Not since logitech do bomb proof comfortable mice.
  3. Saundie

    Saundie Prototype Staff Member Tagged

    Razer Mamba > all

    That is all I have to say on the matter.
  4. Ralthen

    Ralthen Tagged

    agree with sexy Roccats mice fail frequently thou there keyboards are pretty solid
  5. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

    True. I had their first Kone mouse, and like a everyone else the wheel failed. Reading around though, they've fixed that. I overlooked that past disappointment as (when it worked) it was the nicest mouse I've ever used.
  6. Itchy

    Itchy Tagged

    Razer Death Adder, only the 2nd mouse in 6 years. :)
  7. Saundie

    Saundie Prototype Staff Member Tagged

    I've had my Mamba since June 2009 :)
  8. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

    I've hated every Razor mouse I've had.
  9. ReaperRSX

    ReaperRSX Tagged

    Logitech g700 is quality also and has unique advantage of 4 thumb buttons. Most other mice only have 2.

    I also ended up going qpad mx85 route for keyboard with cherry red switches. Very good keyboard with nice rubber rather than plastic coating. Also decent key lighting.
  10. GFiSH

    GFiSH Staff Member Tagged Donator

    I always have to get a set that matches.

    Used to have a Razer Imperator, Lycosa and Vespula which I loved, but sold (I think to Weets) when I got rid of my PC a few years ago.

    This time around I went for a Logitech G500s, G105 and Boogie Bug AIM B.PAD XL. I shopped around and managed to get it all for about £85.
  11. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator


    Still looking at that very mousemat right now mate :)
  12. SexyHyde

    SexyHyde Tagged

    In the last 10 years I've had three mice. Logitech MX510 (still going strong, used for repair jobs in its retirement) > Razer Copperhead (my brother quit gaming and I acquired it, using it on my second PC) > Logitech G500 (It went on sale for £25 a year or two ago).

    Keyboards is three too. Started with a Saitek Gamer (a silver Eclipse with blue back lighting), It got replaced with a Microsoft Ergo 4000 (just because I loved the look of it and used it for about 8 years in total as it was so comfy) then recently got a CM Storm with Cherry RED keys as I wanted to see what the fuss was all about with mech keys. I love mech keys, but I dream of an Ergo 4000 with mech keys.
  13. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    Been using the same KB and mouse for the last 6.5 years:

    Merc Stealth Keyboard - I even bought a second one when they discontinued it so I have a spare when the current one breaks. The paint on the keys are starting to wear down a little, but it still works great and the key presses are as strong as the day I bought it.


    Logitech G9 - I love this mouse as it fits my hand perfectly. I have thought about trying out the mamba but havent bothered to spend the money since the G9 still works:


    Mouse pad is the Razer Destructor - I upgraded from my last razer pad a few years back, this one is more durable. I am guessing 3 years of daily use and still seems like new.

  14. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

    Non-uniform devices detected!

    Just in the middle of setting up my new KB + mouse. Keyboard feels REALLY springy, but the ****ing noise.....
  15. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    I almost added my mac kb, magic mouse and my pant leg as my mouse pad, but i knew it would only get Saundihater all worked up again.


    Not a loaf, but a colac which is a typical Czech baked good from Grandma.

    Yah one thing I like about the stealth is that is isnt very loud, I hated the dell kb they gave me at work and actually brought in my own because it was so noisy. Typing while on a conference call generated complaints!
  16. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

    What magic is this? Have you bootcamped Windoze onto an iMac? Is BF4 actually playable on it?
  17. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    Thunderbolt display not the iMac, hooked up to a 13" Macbook Pro Retina, original iPad, and perfectly googled images being displayed :)

    The company provided Macbook will however play Guildwars 2 on lower to medium settings. :)

    Full Disclosure: the desk is actually my wife's, the iPad is my daughter's, the macbook air on the keyboard tray is usually plugged into the monitor. She uses the magic pad, not the magic mouse. The super drive is usually on the keyboard tray as well. All the crap usually pilled on the desk is piled on the kitchen table (not shown). The colac (sweet roll thing) was made by our rent a babicka (grandma).
  18. Weetabix

    Weetabix Staff Member Tagged Donator

  19. F1lthyrich

    F1lthyrich Tagged

  20. Scorpiain

    Scorpiain Tagged Donator

    I use only 1337 equipment.

    Microsoft procurve3000 keyboard. £8 from Maplins. Bargin.

    I did have Razers Black Widow keyboard.. until the spacebar broke after a months use....
    Mouse is the Razer Imperator... which is bootiful
    Mousepad.. Razer vespula (Dual sided for sniping)