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Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard - Asda, instore - £30.00

£30.00 @ George (Asda George)
Backlit gaming keyboard, seems to be £5.00 - £10.00 dearer online. £30.00 may be a bit steep for some people to spend on a keyboard that isn't wireless, but some people don't need a wireless solu… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Backlit gaming keyboard, seems to be £5.00 - £10.00 dearer online.

£30.00 may be a bit steep for some people to spend on a keyboard that isn't wireless, but some people don't need a wireless solution. This also seems to be a decent gaming keyboard.

Asda Online link - http://direct.asda.com/Reclusa-Gamin...efault,pd.html
However it was £30.00 instore - seems a bit higher online.

Product Info: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/hardware/gaming/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=093&active_tab=systemRequirements
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#1
Any good other than Backlit?
#2
Yes - it's the best keyboard i've used and that includes the G15 Rev1 and 2.

Good price - I paid about £28 + P&P for mine from Aria and thought i'd got a bargain!
#3
Can't seem to find it at asda?

I mean online, or did you mean other places?
#4
What exactly makes a keyboard a gaming keyboard? (apart from fewer or no blocking key combinations, but that tends to be only on more expensive keyboards.)
#5
have this keyboard myself, best keyboard ive used and ive been through a lot!

more media orientated with the macro keys it has, but an excellent kb,
#6
tek-monkey
Can't seem to find it at asda?

I mean online, or did you mean other places?


Saw it at an Asda store - I don't think this is available online.
#8


Cheers for the online link. Will edit main post and add the link to it.

However I definitley did see this instore for a clean, on the head and exact £30.00.
#9
You really have to be some kind of idiot to pay £30 for a keyboard.
#10
londislagerhound
You really have to be some kind of idiot to pay £30 for a keyboard.


That was a joke, right? What If I use a keyboard for work. 9-5, 5 days a week?

Don't be so narrow minded. With health issues like RSI and carpul tunnel aside, when you have to type a lot, it helps to have a nice keyboard. £30 is nothing if its something you use all day every day for 3 years, is it.
#11
londislagerhound
You really have to be some kind of idiot to pay £30 for a keyboard.


Not quite, £20+ for a keyboard is about right. Cheaper keyboards are not the same, especially when used for typing. The feedback just is not good.

Gaming keyboards have longer key press life.

adzadz
That was a joke, right? What If I use a keyboard for work. 9-5, 5 days a week?

Don't be so narrow minded. With health issues like RSI and carpul tunnel aside, when you have to type a lot, it helps to have a nice keyboard. £30 is nothing if its something you use all day every day for 3 years, is it.


Couldn't have put it better myself.
#12
Jakg
Yes - it's the best keyboard i've used and that includes the G15 Rev1 and 2.

Good price - I paid about £28 + P&P for mine from Aria and thought i'd got a bargain!


lol... better than g15 yer right
#13
"Gold Plated USB Ports" - "Maximum Conductivity" sounds like tosh to me. Better than a G15? Certainly doesn't look it. Gimmicky or not at least you have the screen on the G15 to justify the price!
#14
Xeijin
"Gold Plated USB Ports" - "Maximum Conductivity" sounds like tosh to me. Better than a G15? Certainly doesn't look it. Gimmicky or not at least you have the screen on the G15 to justify the price!


It does justify the price, but it doesnt mean its a worthwhile feature
#15
shadowdogg
lol... better than g15 yer right


Sigh. Ever the useful comment from shadowdogg.

Haven't used one myself though OP, but for people to say it's better than the G15, it's got to be worth checking out. Many thanks.
#16
It's got to be really good, as I've got 2 G15's (both V's) and apart from the Us key layout of one of them they have been superb.
#17
why g5 is worth the extra money:

You make up your own screen which shows some useful apps or if you use something like teamspeak (which this is a gamer keyboard after all) you can see who is actually talking and who is in chat room. VERY useful
#18
adzadz
That was a joke, right? What If I use a keyboard for work. 9-5, 5 days a week?

Don't be so narrow minded. With health issues like RSI and carpul tunnel aside, when you have to type a lot, it helps to have a nice keyboard. £30 is nothing if its something you use all day every day for 3 years, is it.


Indeed, with the keyboard being the second or third most used component after the monitor (and possibly mouse) you should be prepared to spend the second or third highest amount of money on it.

Prepared to be doesn't mean you have to of course, if a £15 keyboard suits you then good for you. However, if you do a lot of typing it's silly to flinch about spending £50-100 on a keyboard that's really nice to type on and will last for a decade or two.

'Gaming' keyboards seem to be largely just for those people who like the more flashy designs though.

adzadz
It does justify the price, but it doesnt mean its a worthwhile feature


Yes it does. In fact my dictionary defines "worthwhile" as "Sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest".
#19
EndlessWaves

Yes it does. In fact my dictionary defines "worthwhile" as "Sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest".


Correct but i believe the definition needs to add "to ones interest..." thus depending on the user/or person who actually said it, not only in terms of money. :thumbsup:

So if someone says is it a worthwhile feature, perhaps to them it isnt, but than again it might be to you. It doesnt depend on only "face value" if you will.

e.g. thats a great price on a spacecraft, but is it worthwhile buying it.. can you *justify* to spend x amount of money to buy it..
#20
I have had this keyboard for almost year now. Got it from Makro in the clearout for £9.99 + VAT. Its been brilliant and not one problem. The keys are excellent and because of the build quality and reliability I actually went out and bought the RAZER Diamondback mouse mouse to go with this RAZER keyboard.

Ambient Backlighting
Keys remain visible in lowlight conditions with the cool blue ambient backlighting.

Customizable Gaming Hotkeys
Twelve custom-programmable buttons, including six gaming hotkeys, two 360-degree jog-dials and four bumper buttons make for faster control and optimized gameplay.

On-The-Fly Sensitivity™
On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ drivers automatically switch to the appropriate profile when a particular game is launched.
#21
Another vote for this deal and this keyboard. I have had mine for a year. It gets a pounding most evenings in games and daytime with work.
I considered a G15 but went for this on price and I do not regret it.
#22
Tempted but you can get the G15 for 45 now, and Iam not sure if I want a wired one again.

Iam not a massive gamer, but use my keyboard loads, currently got a 3quid jobby and a fairly high end pc :o

Thinking about getting it with the revolution mouse opinions?
#23
Is it good for typing and PS work, also can you play around with the backlighting at all?
#24
I have had the G15. Highly overrated imho. Not sure about this one, but I wish I had seen it before purchasing my new Saitek Eclipse III. Now that is a load of ******. Nice enough I suppose but the touch media stuff is unreliable and it was dearer than this one...
#26
1Jim0
Tempted but you can get the G15 for 45 now, and Iam not sure if I want a wired one again.

But the G15 is wired.

1Jim0
Thinking about getting it with the revolution mouse opinions?


Give it a try and see what it feels like, it's not a particulaly flexible mouse though with only 800dpi and the second scroll wheel being a fake.

1Jim0
Is it good for typing and PS work, also can you play around with the backlighting at all?


Well it's low profile so it'll only be suitible for work if you can get on with that style of keys.
#27
EndlessWaves
But the G15 is wired.



Give it a try and see what it feels like, it's not a particulaly flexible mouse though with only 800dpi and the second scroll wheel being a fake.



Well it's low profile so it'll only be suitible for work if you can get on with that style of keys.

Low profile, can you explain please?
#28
rash
Not quite, £20+ for a keyboard is about right. Cheaper keyboards are not the same, especially when used for typing. The feedback just is not good.

Gaming keyboards have longer key press life.

Couldn't have put it better myself.


The you would have been wrong too.

This is a decent quality wired keyboard without doubt, but the fact that they waffle on about gold plated connections and the backlight tell you all you need to know.

I'm not advocating 'cheap' keyboards for one moment, but I would be staggered if this is actually a better keyboard than £12 Microsft offering like this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/96790
#29
EndlessWaves
Indeed, with the keyboard being the second or third most used component after the monitor (and possibly mouse) you should be prepared to spend the second or third highest amount of money on it.


Absolute drivel of the highest order.
#30


Just brought this for a tenner in asda :D

Not sure why the KB is curved tho-gonna take a while to get used to it.

Can you get a wrist thing for it?
#31
shadowdogg
lol... better than g15 yer right


My thoughts exactly.. My G15 looks and probably feels loads better than this ugly thing..

as for the over 30 quid keyboard person.. Obviously doesnt appreciate quality when on the PC.
#32
Losers-Server
My thoughts exactly.. My G15 looks and probably feels loads better than this ugly thing..

as for the over 30 quid keyboard person.. Obviously doesnt appreciate quality when on the PC.


yep exactly i spent over 1.5k when i bought my pc so i made sure i got the dogs ****** at the time
#33
1Jim0
Low profile, can you explain please?


Nevermind, I had thought it used low profile (laptop-style) keys but I've just checked and it doesn't so I was evidently thinking of a different keyboard.

londislagerhound
Absolute drivel of the highest order.


Thanks for the insult but I'd rather have had an explanation of why you disagree with me.
#34
Cant you game well with low profile keys?
#35
1Jim0
Cant you game well with low profile keys?


In my experience the type of keys make very little difference when gaming.

My comment about it only being suitable for work if you get on with the style of keys was because some people don't like the low profile style keys for typing on as they tend to offer less feedback than normal keyboards (they're also a real pain to take apart for cleaning as the keys tend to be attached with several tiny clips).
#36
the g15 is the best gaming keyboard ive ever owned, only problem with mine is its a US layout one but ive had it for around 2 years now and its been totally and utterly amazing best £70 I spent I bought a G5 to go with it and trust me when I tell you that playing and winning in multi player games you gotta have a good keyboard and mouse setup to fully take a competitive edge over other players, then you can work on other psychological aspects of your game.
#37
I bought this Keyboard last month, its awesome.
Although initially I thought it was a bit steep at £30, I needed one that was backlit as sits on slider below my desk top and was such a pain at night to see keys on my first keyboeard.,

Its very responsive and easy to use, it is quite large as keyboards go and weighs twice as much as most of the cheapies you can buy, but it does the job very very well, Im pleased with it - If I wasnt I would have flogged it buy now !

For those comments I have read about 'cant believe anyone would pay that much for a keyboard' ....... stick with your asda own make !!! lol !!!! you will never know the difference of a quality keyboard which is probably the most used part of any pc apart from the mouse !!!!

You tube is good place for vids on this item.
#38
I find it amazing how people buy new pc's every few years, spending hundreds of pounds, but always with the cheapest possible keyboards and mice.

I bought a PC 15 years ago: 486sx25 for about a £1000. The first thing I did was buy a nice keyboard (logitech Internet Navigator) and mouse (Trackball actually - Logitech Trackman Marble wheel).

I have since replaced the PC to a Pentium P60. Then to a AMD K6/2 400. Then to a Sempron 2600. Then to a Phenom 9550.

The keyboard and Mouse are still being used today. I would hate to use these crap ones that come with a PC. So much so, that I have always insisted on decent keyboards/rodents in all my workplaces.

I have never found a Microsoft Keyboard that I liked. Logitech are far superior. I bought my parents a Logitech cordless WAVE, which is superb.

The machine is surely secondary to what you touch and what you see (A good monitor can be used for 10 years - over 3 new pc's).

Why do people spend £15,000 on a new car but are happy to touch a plastic steering wheel and gear lever? My parents Ford focus is even worse, that has a horrible plastic steering wheel, but with fake leather stitching.....ooh lovely!

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