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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:12 pm
by Raid
A little over a year ago I bought a big Logitech gaming keyboard. At the time I said ask me in a year how it had been to use. Well it was awful to use because of the sculpted keycaps that my fingers caught on when typing making me press multiple keys all the time (and the way I hammer keys, I'm surprised the backspace key didn't wear out). It was also enormous, taking up far too much of my desk space. and every so often the Logitech software would just forget all of my customisations, meaning I never really used the per-key lighting because it was a pain to set it all back up again. I finally snapped and it has now been replaced:

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It's a Corsair K65 RGB. It has Cherry MX Red keyswitches which are a little nicer than Logitech's that the G910 used, though they're also quite a bit louder. It feels a lot like the late 80s/early 90s IBM one that we still have one of at work. I can type so much more quickly on this thing, it's amazing. It has the same per-key lighting as the G910, but none of the extra stuff. I will miss the scroll-wheel style volume control though.

And yes, I bought one of the matching Corsair RGB mouse mats to go with it. The cheap, massive mouse mat I bought last year turned out to be nearly impossible to clean properly. It was £30-something in the Amazon sale a few days ago and I couldn't resist. It is, as you'd sorta hope if you were spending the RRP of £60ish, a really good mouse mat, and it tracks better than the cheap thing.

Thankfully the G502 mouse remains the best mouse I've ever used, so at least one thing from that order survived.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:45 pm
by Quietman
Raid....

When the hell did you get into my house....

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:16 pm
by Raid
It's actually not your house. I think you'll find that lots of very cool people cover their desks in tiny Star Trek models.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:37 pm
by Mantis
I endorse your mouse and speaker choice. Can't speak much for the keyboard though, I use a Razer Blackwidow and am far too attached to my keypad and extra macro keys.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:08 pm
by Raid
Didn't we have a thread on speakers where it turned out just about everyone on the forum used Creative T20s?

I did use the macro keys for Windows actions when I first got the Logitech board, but after the second time the software lost my settings, I just reverted back to using the default key combos. I don't think I've used a macro in a game since Ultima Online 16 years ago.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
by Me
Raid wrote:Didn't we have a thread on speakers where it turned out just about everyone on the forum used Creative T20s?

I had mine about 10 years and they broke. Still nothing else worth buying than another set.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am
by Sly Boots
:lol: Looking at my T20s on my desk as I write this...

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:46 am
by Mantis
I was thinking about upgrading to the T40s a while ago, but the 20s are perfect really in terms of size and quality. You can push them pretty loud and I don't think I'd realistically need anything larger for my flat before I started annoying my neighbours. Expensive headphones are for when you really want to crank the volume.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:01 pm
by Snowy
I have the same Creative 7.1 setup I got fucking yonks ago, no idea what the model is (except it isn't T20 :D)

Agree on the G502, best mouse ever made.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:32 am
by Paul
I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop with 32GB RAM for VM purposes (setting up / configuring SCCM).

That's about the most exciting thing I've purchased recently. To be fair, it's actually a decent little gaming laptop too.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:58 pm
by Jez
Gaming and laptops never went together for me. Tried a few times with my generally nomadic work life.

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:31 am
by Snowy
I did wish I had a gaming laptop when I prolapsed a disc in my spine recently. The wife's iPad got old fast...

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:57 am
by Sly Boots
eVoL wrote:Now you just need a klevercase so you can fool people into thinking you're reading a real book.

Sly Boots wrote:And I didn't even mention the three guinea pigs we bought! :o

Pics FFS! :x


Promised this a while back, but just got round to taking a decent pic of our new lawnmower... I mean, piggies:

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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:37 am
by eVoL
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:56 am
by Sly Boots
^_^