Which of these two 'Gaming' keyboards is a better product??

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#1 Posted by EvanTheGamer (1136 posts) -

1.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823839012

or

2.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816002

The corsair looks to have more keys but the Azio has better placement...

I'm tempted to just buy them both lol

What would you guys pick?

#2 Posted by K4ss3r (8697 posts) -

Honestly, I'd buy neither of those just based on the looks. I had a G15 myself, and I barely ever used the extra keys on the left-hand side. But if I had to pick one, then the Corsair. The AZIO looks terrible. Or you could simply get a normal mechanical keyboard for one fifth of the price of that Corsair (with the only difference probably being the extra keys).

If you're dying to get some of those extra keys, see if you can find a keyboard with one below the space key. I'd think that would be the handiest.

Ps. This is theGames discussion by the way. You'd get more responses in thehardware forum.

#3 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
The corsair one looks better than... That thing. If I were you I'd get a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000, sucks goddamn ass that it's not mechanical but it damn sure makes up for it in comfort.
#4 Posted by DoomZaW (6471 posts) -

If the amount of buttons on a standard keyboard is too low for you, i would REALLY like to see what kind of games you play.

#5 Posted by Threesixtyci (4300 posts) -

If you're going to spend 100+ for a keyboard.....
you might as well just get this instead

#6 Posted by Mazoch (2418 posts) -
I'd personally go for the logitech model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100 They tend to make some very good gaming keyboards.
#7 Posted by MyopicCanadian (8345 posts) -

If you're looking at mechanical keyboards, do you know the differences between the Cherry switches? if not, I'd try them all out in a store if you can and also read up on the differences so you know what to expect.

Regarding the keyboards themselves, I have never played a game and thought to myself that i needed extra keys, so I ended up getting a compact mechanical keyboard instead (CM Quickfire TK). Taking up less desk space allows you to keep your hands closer together and is way more comfortable.

Could depend on the types of games you play, though.

#8 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -
wtf is that 1st one a transformer.
#9 Posted by Gammit10 (2302 posts) -
I just bought a Rosewill and will never look back.
#10 Posted by lostrib (42192 posts) -

Take a look at the cooler master mechanical line if that's what you're looking for

#11 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -

Take a look at the cooler master mechanical line if that's what you're looking for

lostrib
came in here to say get either cooler master or rosewill mechanical. you will like.
#12 Posted by MonsieurX (31581 posts) -
10$ keyboards ftw.
#13 Posted by MuD3 (1436 posts) -
i don't like either... i would go with corsair out of the two tho because of reds and that other one is just way too ugly. with that said... i did have a k60 for a couple days and returned it because it just didn't feel good to use. couldn't really pin point why though. am using a cm quickfire red now and i'm real happy with it. i mainly only picked this one model because of the function keys though. any mechanical will be pretty nice but i would suggest red switches.
#14 Posted by Will47 (6824 posts) -
I'm not sure I like either, but if I had to choose I would go with the second keyboard. That AZIO just as to much going on :|
#15 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

If you need macro buttons and/or media keys, then find a keyboard that's setup like that for you. Mechanical keyboards are so much better, imho, because I not only game, but I type a lot of work. You have to ask yourself what your everyday use will be. For $100, you can choose from a wide selection of gaming keyboards, so choose wisely.

Often times, you will be disappointed by the feel of the keyboard, than its aesthetics. Do the keys depress down like you want? How's the feedback? Is it clicky and loud? Obviously, I"m talking about mechanical keyboards. If you do take that route. There are different switches. Imho, membrane keyboards have terrible feedback. I can't go back to them.

Some switches take very little weight to press down. Some, more so than others. This can lead to hand fatigue. If you're really into online FPS shooters, and especially if you're competitive, you will want something that requires less weight to press down. Some gamers will say Red switches.

If you're thinking about membrane gaming keyboards, save your money and stick with a $10 keyboard. There's like ZERO difference,

#16 Posted by EvanTheGamer (1136 posts) -

I'm not sure I like either, but if I had to choose I would go with the second keyboard. That AZIO just as to much going on :|Will47

I actually like the Azio more because of it lol, especially the Volume knob.

Anyway thanks for the interesting feedback. I am just set on a 'gaming' keyboard because 'gaming' grade mice (I use a Logitech G5 since 2005 and now a Razer Deathadder) have been so much better than the cheap normal stuff.

#17 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

1.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823839012

or

2.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816002

The corsair looks to have more keys but the Azio has better placement...

I'm tempted to just buy them both lol

What would you guys pick?

EvanTheGamer
Corsair Keyboards are faulty. I owned the K60 and the keys would repeat keystrokes randomly for no reason. The first link was absolutely ridiculous, I laughed hard. I'm using the best gaming keyboard I've owned: CMStorm Quickfire 10 Keyless
#18 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4328 posts) -
Why spend so much on a keyboard? I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and I love it. It's only $40 on newegg. It's not mechanical but that's not really needed.
#19 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Why spend so much on a keyboard? I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and I love it. It's only $40 on newegg. It's not mechanical but that's not really needed.Toxic-Seahorse
If you are a connoisseur of fine things, money is not an issue.
#20 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

if you have sweaty palms this has no substitue

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162013

#21 Posted by KHAndAnime (14627 posts) -
[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"]Why spend so much on a keyboard? I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and I love it. It's only $40 on newegg. It's not mechanical but that's not really needed.SKaREO
If you are a connoisseur of fine things, money is not an issue.

So things are fine because they are expensive?
#22 Posted by Socijalisticka (1554 posts) -

I'm buying this myself (I love the start logo, and generally rectangularish keyboards):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2827708&CatId=533

Had I the money, a leopold:

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leop

already used to miniature backspace key.

#23 Posted by EvanTheGamer (1136 posts) -

If you are a connoisseur of fine things, money is not an issue.Toxic-Seahorse

I'm not trying to be a connoisseur, but as stated previously I prefer the expensive mice over the cheap ones because of build quality and feel, so I am applying that to keyboards.

I'm buying this myself (I love the start logo, and generally rectangularish keyboards):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2827708&CatId=533

Had I the money, a leopold:

Socijalisticka

The simplicity isn't bad at all.

if you have sweaty palms this has no substitue

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162013

ionusX

Also another cool choice, thanks for posting it!

#24 Posted by jtcraft (2770 posts) -
I would go with something like this Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Red switches. I haven't heard anything about the Azio just that I don't really like the look of it. The Corsair keyboards aren't full mechanical keyboards as there are keys that use the typical rubber dome switches.
#25 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23836 posts) -

the rosewill cherry mx red keyboard was going for 55$ with a promo code, you could check if they are still doing that.

also don't start spending big bucks on keyboards if they are not mechanical.

I acutally started using this now, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00426HI8U/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00
I also have a rosewill cherry mx red keyboard.

Laptop switches feel almost as nice and let you type faster. I mainly just use it since ith as media keys on it.

#26 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

the rosewill cherry mx red keyboard was going for 55$ with a promo code, you could check if they are still doing that.

also don't start spending big bucks on keyboards if they are not mechanical.

I acutally started using this now, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00426HI8U/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00
I also have a rosewill cherry mx red keyboard.

Laptop switches feel almost as nice and let you type faster. I mainly just use it since ith as media keys on it.

JigglyWiggly_
Just curious. Why did you stop using the Rosewill cherry mx red keyboard?
#27 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23836 posts) -
You can type faster on laptop switches than mechanical keyboards. It's not much, but the real reason is because of media keys. Silly yeah, but I used 3rvx for volume control and spotifyer for spotify audio controls, and punkbuster kicks for both programs. Rosewill is still great, they both feel a whole lot better than mushy membrane keyboards.
#28 Posted by JAYSC81 (296 posts) -

You should check out Nappoo keyboards

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_pc?_encoding=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Noppoo&node=172282