I haven’t played computer games for fun since I was in high school, and even then, I was never a serious player. But I recently got a gaming keyboard from my dad, and typing on it is an experience.
This keyboard is loud. Really loud. Especially compared to the keyboard I had before it, which was designed to be quieter. I suppose the loudness of the keyboard is supposed to make the user feel more important, like every keystroke has weight. Or so a gamer feels more badass when he blows up a demon. I’m not really sure. It also doesn’t have a numeric keypad on the right side, so it’s more compact than your normal keyboard, but I think I would rather have the keypad than not have it (for the three times in a month that I actually use it).
The keyboard includes software that enables the user to change the colors of the keys, so you can literally make it any color of the rainbow, or multiple colors all at once. This feature is almost totally useless to me because the only thing I want to do on a keyboard is type. I’m not going to sit there and admire the thing in between typing sessions.
But I really needed a new keyboard, and my dad gave this one to me for free, so I am stuck with it until it dies (and watch it live forever). 🙂
Have you ever tried a gaming keyboard?