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A quiet keyboard

Zero82z

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The G15 is fairly quiet, though over time it'll get noisier. The Illuminated on the other hand is very quiet and will probably stay that way due to its laptop-style keys. I suggest you take a trip to a local store that sells peripherals (Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples, etc.) and try out the feel and volume of the keyboards first-hand.
 

Xillionous

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The Logitech Illuminated keyboard you have listed there is fantastic, I currently own it. I mainly got for the low profile laptop-type keys and white back lighting. It is very quiet compared to traditional keyboards and I'm going to say it's quieter than the G15 due to the low keystrokes. Also, I ended up paying ~$90 for mine so for $45 it's pretty good, even if it's refurbished.
 

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My brother has that Illuminated one too. Pretty decent, though I prefer my Razer Lycosa. It's pretty quiet too, but the rubberized keys make all the difference IMO. Doesn't get all greasy like normal plastic keys so it gives you a bit more grip.

Though I must say, the backlighting on the Illuminated is far superior, with two brightness settings. Definitely can be useful. Lycosa on the other hand is far too dull.
 

aviduser

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My brother has that Illuminated one too. Pretty decent, though I prefer my Razer Lycosa. It's pretty quiet too, but the rubberized keys make all the difference IMO. Doesn't get all greasy like normal plastic keys so it gives you a bit more grip.

Though I must say, the backlighting on the Illuminated is far superior, with two brightness settings. Definitely can be useful. Lycosa on the other hand is far too dull.

I have a lycosa here collecting dust. First one was sent for rma after 6 months, replacement had the same issue within 2 months. Certain keys stopped working/giving out weird letters/symbols.

Not a fan of razer after this, my brothers deathadder also broke within 6 months, I had a razer habu for about 3 years till it died.

Love the feel/look of the lycosa, but it just isn't durable. Hope you have better luck than me.
 

headsh0t

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I have a lycosa here collecting dust. First one was sent for rma after 6 months, replacement had the same issue within 2 months. Certain keys stopped working/giving out weird letters/symbols.

Not a fan of razer after this, my brothers deathadder also broke within 6 months, I had a razer habu for about 3 years till it died.

Love the feel/look of the lycosa, but it just isn't durable. Hope you have better luck than me.
They recommend you not to bash your peripherals against concrete, due longevity issues. :biggrin: My Copperhead is 5 years and still going strong.

@ OP I would go for the Logitech Illuminated, or at least another keyboard that has laptop style keys.
 

Kilauea

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I've got an illuminated and it is pretty quiet, every time my mom sees me type, she comments how my keyboard is so much quieter than hers.
 

dustin1706

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I can tell you a G110 is not the answer. lol

But, I recently built a system fro a friend who insisted on having a thin white chiclet style keyboard, and in the end I ended up getting a mac keyboard and mapping the buttons properly for windows. It is very quiet.
 

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