COMPETITION: Win a Rapoo Gaming Mouse & Keyboard!

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  1. simontifik

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    A keyboard must be stiff!

    I bottom out when I hit keys, I don't want to feel in flex in it while I'm whacking away.
     
  2. Quan-Time

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    I threw up on a old IBM model M5 years ago. washed it and it worked fine. Stank a bit, but "spew proof" would be better than "liquid resistant".
     
  3. Bush Elephant

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    n-key rollover so i can faceroll in WoW

    aesthetically pleasing yet simple layout/design

    easy to clean when i spill my milkshakes all over it :thumbup:
     
  4. guwarkjay888

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    There are so many things to list for a "perfect" gaming keyboard. Without making it an essay here we go.

    - Mechanical switches which are either silent or clicky depending on user preference.
    - Spacing and angle of the keys to simulate the most natural and easy to use feel.
    - Backlight is definitely a necessity as a lot of gaming occurs mostly at night (adjustable colour as each gamer will have their own colour theme to match their computer)
    - Durability in terms of water resistant and general wear (longer keystroke lifespan) as it, along with your mouse is the item that has the most physical contact and use.
    - Anti-ghosting allowing multiple keys to be used at the exact same time with no trouble (helps when executing all those commands during games)
    - Light weight as there is no worse feeling than lugging around a heavy keyboard to a LAN
    - As many programmable buttons as possible for all the macros you need
    - High ultrapolling because no one wants any form of lag to occur in a game
    - Microphone/Headphone/USB hub inbuilt into the keyboard, for ease
    - Detachable/Adjustable palm rest as not everyone wants one but some gamers may prefer it.
    - Has to be aesthetically pleasing because as mentioned earlier, along with the monitor and mouse, it is part of the computer you are looking at the most. This incorporates the size/colour/fonts of lette, even down to braiding of the cable or having the finish in a brushed aluminum, the smallest details are important for gamers.
    - Customization, gamers love to have control of a situation in the game so why not being able to fully customize anything on your keyboard through software.
    - Lastly there is Comfort, no explanation needed here.
     
  5. cra1g0

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    keys that are so noisy i can set off car alarms with a keypress.
     
  6. joecool55

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    Must be durable, so needs to be made of quality, long lasting materials.
    Standard design that we are all familiar with, so its easy and familiar to use.
    Quiet keys, to not interfere with what I am doing, but none the less responsive.
    Reasonably priced within the market.
     
  7. |einad

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    Quality bounce back of keys, so you know your pressing them and can type quickly.
     
  8. addictivechaos

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    For gaming the keyboard needs:
    1. accuracy - some keyboards have the wrong size of key and you aren't sure whether you hit the correct key or the one next to it.
    2. back lighting - for the night sesh
    3. standard layout of keys and the enter and backspace keys should be large and the function keys should be normal size. Comes in handy when you want to use the keyboard for work/study too!
    4. Sturdy - pretty simple, they shouldn't break! If you put stands on the keyboard they better be strong ones.
    5. Programmable/Macro keys - i've only used them occasionally - depends on the game I guess
    6. Simple, bug or worry free driver software
    7. Good Price.
     
  9. TaXy DriVar

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    Feeling .. its all about how it feels.
    Comfort, size, feedback (tactile), response times... if it feels good, you feel good. When you feel good you usually perform well.

    Then its about features.
    Programmable keys are a nice to have depending what you play ... being able to send out a pack of drones in eve, and then recover them with a single key stroke or mouse button ... can make a big difference in winning or losing the battle.
    Illumination - I can only play an night these days. Illumination ensures I don't have lights on in the room, keeping the family awake. A well lit keyboard and mouse also make me feel a bit more elite.

    How does it look?
    Is it beige? Is it transparent? Can I change the look with the back-lighting?

    Then comes the price.
    If it feels good, if the features are there, and the competition doesn't marry up ... then I would pay a higher price....because I need that keyboard and mouse.
     
  10. birdie

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    Comfort and Ergonomics for those long gaming sessions.
     
  11. Magician_

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    Responsive short press keys and EASY TO REACH macro keys
     
  12. adz

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    - Backlit keys and buttons
    - No dickey key overlays on WASD and arrows, I use this as a normal keyboard too
    - Nice textures
    - Fast response time
    - Intuitive config utility that isn't resource intensive
    - Custom DPI configs that can be changed at the press of a button
    - Durability and good warranty
    - Reasonable price point
     
  13. holdennutta

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    What I like in a keyboard I play games on:

    • Responsive keys
    • Backlight
    • Not a huge desk footprint
    • Not going overboard with 90 macro keys I'll never use.
     
  14. dipsal

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    Features most important in a gaming keyboard:


    • MUST have WASD keys
    • Withstand 500 tonnes of force on EACH key for heavy gaming sessions
    • Have 1000 nit backlit keys for MAXIMUM night mode compatibility
    • Keys for macro so you can be called a hacker in games when in fact you are not
    • Secret compartment for a dart knife in case someone is trying to kill you
    • SUPER stealth appearance so even YOU cannot find it when you want to type without summoning the special RAPOO keyword.
    • Have a 5GHZ processor that is overclockable so there is no lag
    • Auto bans COMIC SANS
    • Ability to transform to a robot that dances during downtime
    I hope my demands are not too infeasible.
     
  15. Akh-Horus

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    Pretty colours!!!!
     
  16. t8y

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    responsiveness and reliability.
    no gimmicks/excessive numbers of extra keys and buttons

    same goes for mouse, i guess :)
     
  17. MoMaN69

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    Comfortable and well spaced keys
     
  18. onewheel

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    color and ability to deflect my food crumbs as i ate and game
     
  19. de_overfiend

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    as others have said.... ergonomics.. good spacing of keys, soft cushy pad to lean your wrist on, responsiveness, programmable keys is always a nice feature, dedicated W A S D pad similar to a numeric keypad but on the other side would be an interesting feature, print on the keys that doesn't erode after heavy gaming sessions, easy to clean and durable and able to withstand gamer rage attacks, extra usb ports... good price and good warranty and good after sales support
     
  20. leighr

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    Comfort - if I'm going to be using it for a long time, I need to be comfortable on it.
     

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