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foodmaniac2003

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#1 10 years ago

Yes, for those of you wondering, this is the same thread over there at WOLF ;)

I've been looking for a nice new keyboard, mouse, and for the first time, joystick.

For keyboard, I've been considering the Logitech G15 (the original version). What drew me in was the LCD screen, and the fact that the lighting is inside the keys instead of outside and behind it. What I've been wondering is if the G15 made of that rubbery stuff on the outside, or plastic?

For mouse, I've been looking at the Logitech G5, however it looks a little bulky on the hand.

For the joystick, I've been looking at the Saitek Cyborg evo Wireless. Anyone know if wireless is better than wired, or vice versa? Oh, and BIG question, I play FH1 and FH2 (will be) ALOT. Do I make it so a certain key switches between Keyboard and Mouse, and the Joystick? Is a joystick worth it at all?

Any comments, suggestions, or criticisms are great!




Bikewer

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#2 10 years ago

I've had a regular (wired) Cyborg EVO for years; seems to work flawlessly and the adjustability feature is nice. I can't imagine doing flight games without a stick.




Gen'l Knight

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#3 10 years ago

I've got both the keyboard and mouse you are talking about. The keyboard is indeed plastic and the fact that the keyboard lights up saves me putting lights on in the morning hours. The only gripe I have is that I've tried to map BF commands to the programable buttons without much success. It will probably work better with newer games (BF2 anyone?) The G5 mouse is kool in that you can adjust weight in it and I don't think it is bulky. Looks nice, good value. I've got a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick as well and love it! All my stuff is wired as well.




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#4 10 years ago

What's with all this logitech this logitech that. Did you consider an alternative...Razer | For Gamers. By Gamers.™ | Gaming Hardware ? Oh and don't get wireless anything.




foodmaniac2003

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#5 10 years ago
Coca-Cola;4045449Oh and don't get wireless anything.

Why is that?




Gen'l Knight

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#6 10 years ago

I had a Razor and it messed up my computer with its screwed up driver setup. The mouse caused me down a path of the re-install blues. You want it? Give me an address and 20 bucks and its yours. A Razor Copperhead. Logetech WORKS. The drivers install easy like they should blah blah blah... Wireless stuff has a lag.




foodmaniac2003

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#7 10 years ago
Gen'l Knight;4045497Wireless stuff has a lag.

Darn it. Does this take place in all wireless devices? I've been eyeing the Wireless Logitech G7 after Sicarius mentioned it to me in the WOLF forums.




Flyboy1942

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#8 10 years ago

your mom needed help with input devices last night....

c'mon! that was funny!!! ;)

Anyways, I don't see the point of a wireless keyboard since most people seem to game better with it in front of the computer on a desk. I also dont see the point of spending more then $20 for the most basic one available, but thats a matter of taste. My Logitech MXLaser has been working awesome for years. Yes it is wireless, but I don't notice any lag with it. Charges fast, drains slow, and fits comfortably...




Real-BadSeed

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#9 10 years ago

As with any device that uses air travel to transmit signals, there can be interference. Just like your radio has static, so can your mouse or whatever. Causing you to suddenly flip over and dive at the ground, or shoot the teammate beside you and stuff like that :D Edit : You certainly would have problems, if you lived near power lines or anything like that with wireless.




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#10 10 years ago

Ive never experienced any interference type issue with the wireless, but that one of those to-each their own type dealies. Personally I love my MX1000. Not crazy about my logitech keyboard though. Hard to explain but I have to push down perfectly verticle or it binds up. The lighted keys must be great though. Question about the wireless joystick... I always thought that with the wireless jsticks, they might not have force feedback because of the power required to do it. Thats a pretty cool feature, but I could be wrong about that. Also food, they might not be that easy to come by. They were really hard to get a few months ago.