Looking for a durable keyboard

Maybe I'm a bit too rough on my keyboards but I always break the space bars and plastic feet. The little metal thing inside the space bar of the keyboard I have now is held in place by tape.=< Any recommendations on durable keyboards that are also good for gaming? Or should I just stockpile cheap microsoft keyboards?


Broken plastic feet aren't too much of an issue since I can just prop up the keyboard using an old laptop battery I have laying around.

Ive heard mechanical keyboards are tough but im not sure they are tough in the way you break keyboards.


What the hell are you doing to your keyboards that they break like that? :S

buy a dell L100

Fists made of ham... My keyboard still works, I just have to poke it with a screwdriver every once in awhile when I want to space between words.

I recommend the SteelSeries Merc Stealth. I got it this Chrismas and it has been great thus far. All the keys are rubberized and are all easily reassigned. There is even a separate gaming area of the keyboard that I ended up using a lot more than I expected. It also has headphone/mic ports and two USB (I think they are only 1.0 though) ports built into it. The software comes with custom keybindings for a few hundred games and you can set you own presets and switch between them on the fly.

Compaq makes good keyboards, for real. I used that thing for like 4 years, I can kinda already feel my Lycosa starting to die and I've only had it about a year. But if your looking for a gaming keyboard I couldnt tell you whats a good buy I can just tell you Razer keyboards are not.

Hmm, I managed to fix the broken plastic bits on the space bar with some bath and kitchen caulk.=P All is well until I break it again. I looked into mechanical keyboards but most of them are a bit expensive. This one is pretty cool: http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate/ I also also looked at that steelseries kb but unfortunately it won't fit on my tiny desk.


That said, there is an old IBM keyboard at work that no one uses. I might just take it and see if it survives...that is if it fits on my desk.

Go for a Steelseris 7g, its awesome

I own the DAS Model S.


It literally weighs like 5 pounds and could take a couple of sledgehammer blows before it decided to fall apart.


My only problem with it is that the keys on the regular model rub off quite easily but nothing's perfect.

Hit up thinkgeek.com . They sell a das keyboard thats rated for 10 million key strokes before failure. The depression force of the keys is diffrent depending on which finger will hit each key. Its a bit pricy but a damn durriable keyboard. If you want to show off your geek skills you can also get it with blank keys. Its designed for code monkeys.

I think I'll have to test out some mechanical keyboards in person. Bit worried that I won't like the tactile click. I know there are some that don't click like the 7g but they seem to cost slightly more than their clicking counterparts.

if you are looking for the most "Durable" keyboards its the Razer Blackwidow hands down ... the quality in it is unmatchable and it weight like 1.5Kg , and trust me you could kill someone with it xD

My bad the Das key board is rated for 50 million keystrokes :) it also alows for 12 keys to be pressed at a time. http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/8396/?pfm=Search&t=das%20keyboard#tabs

I think g15 is best. You should ask some computer experts about it, they might help you out. I bought my keyboard from this company:


http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/


they helped me choosing the right keyboard, you can call them as well.

GRAEME said:

I think g15 is best. You should ask some computer experts about it, they might help you out. I bought my keyboard from this company:


http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/


they helped me choosing the right keyboard, you can call them as well.

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