COMPETITION: Win a Rapoo Gaming Mouse & Keyboard!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by SCORPTEC, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Nedstark

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    Comfort and ergonomics without compromising on functionality.

    I have a very bony wrist and trying to find a nice kb and mouse that have all the bells and whistles that I can use for more than an hour at a time.
     
  2. Paulie_AU

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    Massage function. Awesome feature after a hard nights gaming. Oh and able to cope with copious amounts of sweat in this heat..... and massage oil.

    Good if it can cope with ice cream and soft drink too. And sweat. Why is it so hot.:Paranoid:
     
  3. ck_psy

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    One where you can remove the keys to give it a good clean, so when you lowball a keyboard on the trading forums here you can give it a good clean from all the dirt, grease, sweat, crumbs, and other bodily fluids...

    :lol:
     
  4. fleetfeather

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    reliability and reliability
     
  5. 2SHY

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    N Key Rollover is really important. As is as good design and feel.
     
  6. nammkit97

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    I'm pretty shallow when picking computer accessories so how the keyboard and mouse looks are very important.

    Specifically for a gaming keyboard, I find the feel/comfort when using the keyboard is also important especially if you spend hours upon hours on it.
     
  7. Akh-Horus

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    I never win competitions but this is a free bump I guess.

    My two bobs worth - it must be reliable, durable and look solid.
     
  8. Pat

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    Key Layout, doesn't matter how fast, or good looking the keys are if you can't get the right key intuitively. Get the layout right, then start tarting up the keys.
     
  9. Reins

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    A board that is able to be used for hours, even days, without fatigue. To be able to play and simply forget that you're even using a keyboard is a serious advantage.
     
  10. daniel46211

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    ergonomics, awesome sounding switches and backlit.
     
  11. noremac12321

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    LOL! That's actually spot on!
    This guy deserves some form of cookie :thumbup:
     
  12. kesawi

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    Ergonomics. If it isn't comfortable to use, all of the other features won't mean squat
     
  13. akromatic

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    Keyboards:

    • good selection of key roll over, dont need more then 10 unless playing a 2 player streetfighter which TBH you are better plugging in another board or be using proper sticks / gamepads
    • switch + key cap feel(wink wink G910 horrible square edge caps)
    • strategically placed macro keys ie on the left side and thumb location. macros are always handy to have for stuff like media keys and specific shortcuts. it just makes hard to reach keys more reachable. no point having macros that are far out of reach that you wouldnt even bother reaching for them.
    • individual customized backlit is nice to have to hunt and peck those rare but required keys for certain genre ie M for map but little used in fps games and also be used to filter out keys that are not mapped to any function in game, no more guessing which key if mapped is to what
    • non essential but great to have is a detachable numpad


    Mice:
    • easy to grip for lifting (i can never manage to lift a naga 2014 during intense play)
    • strategically placed buttons, yet to see one that is as intuitive as the cyborg MMO7 for that amount of buttons
    • a good tracking sensor(new logitech G series are just horrible and slow)

    Overall with importance in order:
    Ergonomics, Comfort, Reliability, Precision and Tweakability


    btw the V700 keyboard has yellow switches or black switches? website says yellow and i've seen them in yellow but the pictures shows them with black switches.

    if its yellow then from my experience with the rapoo kx it feels like mushy reds, the spring is abit too springy but then again i dont expect cherry quality in kailh switches
     
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  14. Forgiven

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    A great gaming keyboard needs to have

    1) Great Response Keys
    2) Comfortable to use (spacing between keys need to be right)
    3) Lots of programmable Macro
    4) Letters/Alphabet on the Keys need to last a very long time.
    5) Good backlight
     
  15. jax0n

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    Gah!So many!

    Responsiveness, comfort, programable, illuminated and it seems funny but I like the way a keyboard sounds. Like the way a VW Golfs door sounds compared to a daewoo.
     
  16. Daveros

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    I look for, really, aestetics first and foremost. If it looks good, I will then assess its functionality and select a switch type to suit.
     
  17. Reaper

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    A keyboard needs for me:

    Lit keys.
    Keys that are curved top and hold my fingers in them. No flat laptop keys.
    Keys that can support the weight of my fingers and don't press themselves.
    Quiet keys.
    Space bar that goes down evenly and straight when hitting on the side.
    Volume control knob for quick adjustment.
    Backspace key double width.
    ESC key not grouped with function keys.
    Ergonomics that have my wrist and hand slightly curved over, not under.
    Keyboard that sticks to the surface, one that doesn't slide.
     
  18. TaroT

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    for me
    backlighting and responsive keys, customising comes after that.
    as for a mouse nice smooth movement and a comfy love you longtime shape :)
     
  19. Cynide

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    The sexy looks, so you can rant about it to your mates for bonus e-peen points!
     
  20. sarahsays

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    all the things!

    - Cola spill suppression technology and wipe friendly surfaces.
    - Inversion and rattle resistance during snack-crumbs removal procedures.
    - Anti ghosting circuits to ensure EVERY key is revealed to the screen when being traversed by felines.
    - Noob crushing responsiveness.
    - Over 9k lbs crush resistance when pounding the keyboard after a rage-quit...

    :thumbup: :tongue: :lol:
     

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