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10-27-2010 @ 11:26AM
I feel so old school; I like my mouse with 5 buttons and a standard keyboard. These gaming peripherals, while very cool in design and function, don't find much use with me.I actually use a Logitech G15, but I don't use the macro buttons at all and don't really use the display, although it does show vitals in WoW.For my mouse, I use a Logitech MX518 and absolutely love it. It's about due for a replacement, though, since most of the surface texturing has worn off.
10-27-2010 @ 11:29AM
By the way, I meant to comment on the design of the Razer Anansi featured in this article. Who decided it was a good idea to put buttons under the space bar? Looking down at my keyboard, I use that space for my thumb to support my left hand while WASDing.
10-27-2010 @ 11:38AM
Agreed, I can't imagine having buttons under the space bar on a traditional (non-ergo) keyboard because that's where your wrists sit.
10-27-2010 @ 11:44AM
The special G keys on the G-15 are completely useless for WoW. There's only 6 of them. That means most of your keybindings will be elsewhere, and reaching over to them will take too long.I use the old G11, with it's 18 G keys, and I use them for everything. Fingers on G7-G9, thumb resting on control. Easy access to 12 abilities using G7-G12 and CTRL+G7-CTRL+G12, and stuff I use less often on the upper set (G1-G6) and lower set (G13-G18).I just bound the 18 G keys to number keys 1 through =, and NumPad 1-6, then used Dominos Key Binding to bind the G keys to action bars.P.S. - That's exactly the point of this keyboard. The keys under the spacebar are modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, CTRL+ALT, CTRL+SHIFT, ALT+SHIFT, and CTRL+ALT+SHIFT). Since your thumb rests down there anyway, you would learn to use your thumb to press those modifier keys, while your fingers are free to press the WASD and number keys, using the new modifier keys to transform 1-5 and WASD into a massive number of different possible combinations. I wouldn't like the idea, since I'm a mouse-mover, but I imagine it would be pretty nice for some people.
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