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I went and did the most common error a gamer can do: wake up, sit at computer and try to grab from your coffee mug with shaky hands and one eye open.
*squish* Brown liquid slowly making it's way over the keyboard, desk, soaking into mouse pad... "F#ck." I say, trying to scoop in some coffee with my lips.
After drying the keyboard, opening it, cleaning the keys, toasting it with hair dryer, I hugged it for last time before tossing it into my tech graveyard box.
So, my last keyboard was Merc Stealth by SteelSeries. By far one of the best gaming keyboards I've used. I tried buying another one but they don't make it anymore and don't have any leftovers with nordic layout in storage either.
Let me list down some of the features that I loved in it:
- Lighting. Pretty basic feature nowadays and very handy in low light conditions.
- Macros. Used only few times, mostly as in AFK macro for not being kicked out of games while taking a pee pee or smoke break. Not a priority for me though.
- Custom keybinds. Now this, this I liked a lot. There are still some silly games that won't allow you to bind certain keys and in Merc Stealth I could literally erase whole keyboard and decide myself what happens from every single key.
- Ergonomical layout. The key layout on gaming keyboard is just superb. My hand settled there really fast and I don't think I can play with straight board ever again.
- Extra buttons. Buttons that I can program to open immediately Fraps, Chrome, Photoshop, Winamp, C:/ - basically whatever I want.
I've tried looking something similar, but most gaming keyboards are just straight planks with red painted WASD keys, few glowing lights, macros and perhaps a LCD screen in some corner.
If you guys and gals have some wisdom to share about YOUR keyboard or keyboards in general, please do so. Every tip is welcome.
I hate to write all my crap with tablet, save that text in Evernote, then sync it into PC and copy/paste. Oh and there's only limited amount of days you can be without playing games. I need me keyboard soon. *addicted twitch*