I wanted to do this for a long time but always my pc came first and i'm really happy with my pcs performance in all the games i play at the moment. So i want to know what you guys think. I want to get a Zboard the one with interchangeable key sets. Or a G15 but that means i can't get a nice new mouse. If i get a mouse i would like to get a Razer Diamondback 3G. But i'm open to seggestions and would like to know people feedback on these devices if you have used them yourself. Ikyojo P.S i got my GTX 260 and i'm loving like double fps even more in counter strike source.:smokin:
29th January 2007
Well most of the higher end mice are actually quite similar and it really depends on how you're comfortable with gripping the mouse. I personally absolutely love my Ikari Laser, but it definitely did take me a while to get used to it after moving form a small office mouse.
If you like flashing stuff, functionality and a need for drivers I'd go with drivers. If you want functionality, driverless functions and good looks (in my opinion :P) I'd go with the ikari. Another alternative would be the fatality, but that's definitely far more a claw grip mouse than anything else. Never been a fan of the logitechs so ... can't say anything.
Uh also depends on if you use the mouse with your left-or right hand. Razer stuff tends to be ambidextrous, whereas the Ikari laser is right hand only (I think steelseries is due to release two new ambi-dex mice soonish though)
They keyboard is generally less important than the mouse, since it's far easier to reprogram the keys even without a programmable one. It really comes down to what keyboard you're extremely comfortable with.
As to the Diamondback and Ikari Laser. Well I use the Ikari (white one to be specific) and did use a friends diamondback for a while. Bot mice are comfortable. I just prefer the Ikari. And it feels as if it has a better handling on most surfaces even textile ones. Where laser mice usually suffer.
With the keyboard i was looking for a keyboard with media keys so i can change songs in game and the mouse i'm right hander so any mouse should do unless specific for left hand users. Other than that i'm not fussed and i just want it to work well and look good from the minute i play it in because at the moment im using a compaq P.O.S and some $10 mouse both suck and need replacing desperately. BTW the ikari looks sweet i wanna test drive one though.
29th January 2007
If you go with the Ikari, I would probably recommend the laser, or iron lady ones as opposed to the optical. The laser ones are just better :P Not sure where you might test them.
Yeah i was looking on there website they look so sweet.:)
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
I have the G11 keyboard and I love it. Very nice key responses (softer than I'm used to, which is great), and the media controls are excellent, if basic. (though that's all I've wanted)
For a mouse I use Logitech's MX Revolution mouse. The fit of it is great in my hand, though for me it's a little on the small side over all. It's got a wheel on the side as well where your thumb would rest, but it's not a scroll wheel. It's got the same up/down functionality that a normal scroll wheel would have left and right. That's the best way I can describe it. You end up with a total of five programmable buttons on the side, counting the back/forward buttons as well. Amazingly handy for first-person shooters.
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
The Zboard is shit, avoid it. The game keysets are nasty (horrible button feel) and ironically rather than being intuitive they take a long time to get used to which defies the point of changing from WASD, so you'll just end up using the standard keyboard set and that means you've paid $50 for what is effectively a crap standard keyboard. The game-specific keysets are just an expensive gimmick.
Logitech's G11 is about $10 more than a Zboard and is a far superior product, or you could go for something cheaper like the Microsoft Digital Media Pro (I used to use one of them for gaming until I changed to a wireless keyboard, still use it on a different machine).
Yeah i was thinking the Zborad is more for the hard core MMO fan but i will look into the G11 thought all they made was a G15 and G19.
18th November 2004
The Zboard is widely regarded as terrible. If you get a gaming keyboard, don't get that one.
The Logitech G15 is nice, but if you don't need the LCD display (and speaking as a G15 owner...you really don't =p), go for the cheaper G11, which is basically the same thing but with blue backlights (the G15 has orange), and no GamePanel display.
I would definitely prioritize a good mouse over a keyboard, though, if it must come down to one or the other. As for which mouse, it depends on your grip style. If you keep most of the palm of your hand and fingers resting on the mouse (palm style grip), then you would probably like the Razer DeathAdder or Mamba, the Logitech G5, G7 (wireless), or MX518, and possibly the G9 or G9X with the larger wide load grip. If you grip the mouse with only your fingertips resting on the buttons (claw style grip), then you will probably like the Razer Lachesis, or the Precision grip of the Logitech G9 and G9X.
I personally have more of a palm grip on the mouse, and I own both a Logitech G9 and Razer DeathAdder. I primarily use the wide load grip with the G9, and the DeathAdder's shape is just fantastic for palm gripping. A friend of mine favors the claw grip on his mice, and he owns a Razer Lachesis that suits him quite well.
As for keyboards, don't prioritize it. If you can only afford one thing, get a good mouse, and worry about a new keyboard later.
OK and by the looks of things i have got a claw grip.:)