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    Default Keyboard Thoughts and Suggestions

    Hi,

    As the title states wondering what everyone is using for a keyboard. Likes and dislikes along with suggestions.

    I'm in the market for a new keyboard I was scoping out Razer Chroma V2,I like the idea of the left side buttons but don't know if I would use them. I currently use a Naga mouse which is fine but I'm super sold on in. I don't use the razer software for the mouse, don't know if the mouse and keyboard software is all in one. That might be a perk but maybe it doesn't matter.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I love my mechanical keyboard, it goes well with a weight-adjustable mouse. I avoid mice with lots of buttons because my fingers don't like that, but most people have no issues.

    I do not have a preference for brand though. I do make use of the software so have been trying to stick with the keyboard/mouse from the same manufacturer. Currently a Logitech G710+ keyboard and G502 mouse.

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    I love my Razor mechanical Stealth keyboard, I as well use a Naga mouse as well,

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    Thanks guys.

    John do you use the side buttons much?

    Boosts, do you use razor software? If so, what do you think?

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    I keep it simple—no macro buttons, no additional software to install, no LEDs (unless they're forced on me, but I disable them), no other BS. Some people swear by macro buttons on their keyboard, whereas I find that I never actually end up using them.

    However, if you don't go mechanical* then you're not doing your fingers any favors!

    *switch type is personal preference
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    MiRai, that's how I play now. I have the naga but don't use the buttons for anything at the moment. When I got it I thought it was going to change everything!!! But, I haven't even installed the software on my new build yet. haha.

    I'm not sure one switch type, look at the Chroma V2 I was thinking Yellow or maybe Orange. Tough to know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluch View Post
    MiRai, that's how I play now. I have the naga but don't use the buttons for anything at the moment. When I got it I thought it was going to change everything!!! But, I haven't even installed the software on my new build yet. haha.
    While it's a discussion topic for another thread, I am the complete opposite when it comes to mice and available buttons.

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    I'm not sure one switch type, look at the Chroma V2 I was thinking Yellow or maybe Orange. Tough to know....
    Razer is confusing because they wanted to be edgy (pun intended) with their switches, and so they've changed the colors of them to something other than the standard we've used for 10-20+ years (depending on switch type). However, to be fair, there's nothing wrong with innovation and changing things up, and maybe the new switch colors are justified because their specs vary ever so slightly, but it still makes it confusing when you're trying to review which switch type you want and the vast majority of peoples' personal reviews are created around Cherry MX switches and the colors they use.
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    No I don't use the razor software, and I do use the side buttons and I have my binds as Alt = 1 thru 12, Ctrl=1 thru 12, Shift 1 thru 12. and Alt & Shift 1 thru 12 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluch View Post
    Thanks guys.

    John do you use the side buttons much?

    Boosts, do you use razor software? If so, what do you think?
    Yes I use all the buttons. But the logitech has only 5 buttons and they are all spread out and easy to distinguish.

    The naga has 12 buttons all pressed by my thumb, hello carpal tunnel. I never really used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGabriel View Post
    The naga has 12 buttons all pressed by my thumb, hello carpal tunnel. I never really used them.
    My issue with a mouse like the Naga (or Scimitar or G600), as others may have heard me state in the past, is that I just don't think that I'd be able to utilize all of those buttons, properly, without finding that I'm fat-fingering them constantly. This same thinking then somewhat extends to macro buttons on a keyboard—if I have to move my hands off of the cluster of movement keys (or the mouse), then I might as well just find another way to execute what I need, since moving my hands away from those two areas is highly disorientating.

    However, I understand that people like the convenience of those macro buttons on a keyboard, for gaming, and that's perfectly fine. Although, on the flip side, you could just make some on-screen buttons that can be clicked, which are probably be capable of the same commands, if not more, without needing to move your hands away from their designated areas.
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