StarCraft® II

Keyboards!

Posts: 27
Hey. I am looking for a new keyboard for starcraft 2.

i currently have the blackwidow ultimate.

i have been looking at the steelseries 7g, corsair vengeance k90, blackwidow 2013, and das professional.

i was wondering what other people think is the best keyboard for starcraft?

Edit: i would also like to have a handrest on the keyboard
Edited by KnoTra on 9/3/2012 4:21 PM PDT
Reply Quote
Posts: 81
Steelseries 6gv2 the Red Cherry MX switches are amazing.
Reply Quote
Posts: 27
how much of a difference is there between the 6gv2 and the 7g? is the only difference the red switches?
Reply Quote
Posts: 318
What type of keyboard are you interested in? Full? TKL? 84?
Reply Quote
Posts: 27
09/02/2012 09:46 AMPosted by MtlGuitarist
Steelseries 6gv2 the Red Cherry MX switches are amazing.


It has black switches, not reds :P


the regular one has black swithces. there is a new one that came out that has red switches.
Reply Quote
Posts: 27
09/02/2012 08:07 AMPosted by LIA
What type of keyboard are you interested in? Full? TKL? 84?


i prefer full.
Reply Quote
Posts: 318
I forgot to ask...
What's your budget?
Do you want backlighting?

I personally use a small keyboard(84-keys) because with a smaller keyboard, I have much more room for my mice and it seems awkward to me keeping my hands so far apart with a full keyboard.

I recommend against getting the K90 because it is not fully mechanical(some dome switches) or blackwidow because of its poor quality.

Some keyboards...

CM quick fire pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129003&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

Leopold FC500r http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize

Check the ones here too http://www.vendio.com/stores/E-sports-Gaming-equipments/
Look at the ducky keyboards.
Reply Quote
Posts: 27
09/03/2012 08:07 AMPosted by LIA
I recommend against getting the K90 because it is not fully mechanical(some dome switches) or blackwidow because of its poor quality.


I know about the k90's dome switches but i didnt really mind since its only on the macro keys and the keys that i dont use very much. (correct me if im wrong)

I currently have the blackwidow and its great

09/03/2012 08:07 AMPosted by LIA
Leopold FC500r http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize


I have been looking at these keyboards and they look pretty good.

I forgot to ask...
What's your budget?
Do you want backlighting?


I dont have a budget just as long as it isnt crazy expensive like over $200
Backlighting isnt necessary but obviously its cool :) i just want a good mechanical keyboard the backlighting doesnt really matter.
Reply Quote
Posts: 590
I swear I posted on a topic identical to this one....

Oh well, you could check out the Das Ultimate S. It's blank and doesn't have any backlighting but its a well build keyboard. Little up there in the price though, about 130.
Reply Quote
Posts: 46
Ducky Year of the Dragon with Blues or Reds.

http://tigerimports.net/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=11996
Reply Quote
Posts: 27
I swear I posted on a topic identical to this one....

Oh well, you could check out the Das Ultimate S. It's blank and doesn't have any backlighting but its a well build keyboard. Little up there in the price though, about 130.


i ended up getting this. its a great keyboard.
Reply Quote
Posts: 7
Is there any applet for the Logitech G510 for Star Craft 2?
Reply Quote
Posts: 209
The G13 game pad is awesome for Starcraft :D enough keys to hold the CARD hot key layout, with a few xtras, joy stick to control camera, n pretty comfortable lol.

Wish they made a mechanical version tho :(
Reply Quote
Posts: 1,638
im looking for a mechanical myself. Currently my #1 pick would be the steelseries 6gv2 RED edition. but i heard it has bad key fading + no backlight and after doing some research online alot of comments has stated the red switches lead it inaccurate key presses. And that for rts you want brown or blue. not black or red.

My budget is around 100$, ive never owned a mechanical before. I have a backlight saitek eclipse (original) for a few yrs now. And im starting to notice more spelling errors (keys are not as responsive as they used to be).
Edited by Tormented on 10/9/2012 9:04 PM PDT
Reply Quote
Posts: 41
Don't forget to check out Ducky keyboards.
Reply Quote
Posts: 1,456
I went with a Razer Marauder. The features are great, especially for sc2, though it isn't mechanical. A mechanical keyboard would drive my family nuts when i'm late-night gaming...
Reply Quote
Posts: 1,638
found this sweet deal on newegg: (CM quickfire pro brown) $59.99 after promo code (-30 off) and MIR (-10)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129003

the only problem is im never had a mechanical keyboard before and i was pretty dead set on getting the CM quickfire rapid with reds. Keep in mind i play fps and rts. Is there that much of a difference between reds and browns?
Edited by Tormented on 10/12/2012 10:31 PM PDT
Reply Quote
Posts: 3,344
The best keyboard imo is the Das, but you don't have to get it D:
Reply Quote
Posts: 410
me and masters/gm friends of mine uses coolermaster storm (rapid fire or pro) .

either brown or red switches
Reply Quote

Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:

Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.

Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.

Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.

Forums Code of Conduct

Report Post # written by

Reason
Explain (256 characters max)
Submit Cancel

Reported!

[Close]