Gigabyte Fullsize Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry MX Red Switches - £45.05 @ Amazon Global, inc. import fees & delivery
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Gigabyte Fullsize Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry MX Red Switches - £45.05 @ Amazon Global, inc. import fees & delivery

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Found 21st Jun
ANSI (US) layout. Best price for genuine Cherry switches, no RGB or "gamer" gimmicky design and font, ideal for an office/professional environment.

Blue switch model available from June 25th at the same price.
amazon.co.uk/Gig…76/


  • Classic Design, Ultimate Enjoyment Built with CHERRY MX mechanical switches, FORCE K83 delivers amazingly responsive and accurate tactile feedback with every keystroke made
  • Absolute Anti-Ghosting Multi-Key press Capability Utilizing the revolutionary Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design, FORCE K83 provides Anti-Ghosting across all zones of the keyboard(N-Key Rollover)
  • Hot-link Function Keys The convenient function keys (F1~F12) offer you an instant media control and easy access to the most common tools
  • Windows lock Functionality The Win-lock key with independent indicator allows you to disable the Windows key and prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function during gaming session
  • Modern island-style layout The island-style key switch design can shield the keyboard from dropped crumbs or accidental spills that might damage the circuit board. Any dust or liquid can be easily removed, keeping your FORCE K83 nice and clean all the time
  • Wear Resistant Keycaps
  • Non-slip Rubber Feet Stands
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When spending this kind of money surely you’d want the correct UK format? Other than that it’s a good price but I wouldn’t settle for the wrong layout.
plewis0013 m ago

When spending this kind of money surely you’d want the correct UK format? O …When spending this kind of money surely you’d want the correct UK format? Other than that it’s a good price but I wouldn’t settle for the wrong layout.


The difference between UK and US is very subtle. It's literally one fewer key, and you could still use UK layout, or since this uses MX switches, replace the 2, 3 and ' keys with the UK ones.
If there was a TKL model, I would snap it up in an instant!
Lahn3 m ago

The difference between UK and US is very subtle. It's literally one fewer …The difference between UK and US is very subtle. It's literally one fewer key, and you could still use UK layout, or since this uses MX switches, replace the 2, 3 and ' keys with the UK ones.


It’s not though is it? US has one less key and has a half height enter key - if you use it in US format you lose the £ sign I think and if you remap to UK format you lose the backslash. I’ve definitely had this problem before and it’s even more annoying than an EU layout.
Edited by: "plewis00" 21st Jun
plewis0013 m ago

It’s not though is it? US has one less key and has a half height enter key …It’s not though is it? US has one less key and has a half height enter key - if you use it in US format you lose the £ sign I think and if you remap to UK format you lose the backslash. I’ve definitely had this problem before and it’s even more annoying than an EU layout.


You get used to a half height enter key in a week - I did when I was given a US layout keyboard at a previous company at least.
If you don't change layout or remap keys, you lose £ and ¬ / ¦ (who ever uses ¬ or ¦ by the way? - not to be confused with |)
I realise it wouldn't be fully plug-and-play to get those two keys back, but you could easily do it, without losing any other keys - like mapping £ to ALT-GR + 3 for £ or something like that, since € is ALT-GR + 4, that might be a obvious choice
Edited by: "Lahn" 21st Jun
Lahn6 m ago

You get used to a half height enter key in a week - I did when I was given …You get used to a half height enter key in a week - I did when I was given a US layout keyboard at a previous company at least.If you don't change layout or remap keys, you lose £ and ¬ / ¦ (who ever uses ¬ or ¦ by the way? - not to be confused with |)I realise it wouldn't be fully plug-and-play to get those two keys back, but you could easily do it, without losing any other keys - like mapping £ to ALT-GR + 3 for £ or something like that, since € is ALT-GR + 4, that might be a obvious choice


Yes I know. But all stuff I’m not prepared to do when spending £50 on a keyboard. Typing is a pretty integral part of using a machine and I don’t want to be cutting corners. I admit, for a gamer, this is probably absolutely fine but I type a lot and game.

Honestly it’s just the Americans making life difficult and causing these kinds of issues, there’s literally no need for it to differ. I have seen half height enter a few times as HP has started to inexplicably put these on some modern UK consumer laptops but I still hate it.
English one £41.99 on eBay?
Seems alright for the price but if you're someone who touch types it might mess around with your head initially. But I think after a few weeks i'd become accustomed to it and it would just be second nature eventually. But if you're that bothered you could always pay a little more and just get the uk layout for £50
Red switches are meant for gaming really and aren't the best for typing - blue or brown are better for typing. So I wouldn't really suggest this for an office environment.
ggidd1 h, 32 m ago

linkhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gigabyte-FORCE-K83-Mechanical-USB-Gaming-Keyboard-Red-Mechanical-Key-Switch/112710977019?epid=2257990984&hash=item1a3e1905fb:g:y3gAAOSwrhhaPgL-


No brainer then! It’s UK format, cheaper and from a respected company (CCL) so you know it’ll be fine.
ggidd1 h, 39 m ago

linkhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gigabyte-FORCE-K83-Mechanical-USB-Gaming-Keyboard-Red-Mechanical-Key-Switch/112710977019?epid=2257990984&hash=item1a3e1905fb:g:y3gAAOSwrhhaPgL-


Pictures suggest it's US keyboard.
Beebee1821 m ago

Pictures suggest it's US keyboard.


Indeed but description says otherwise, they've just pinched Gigabytes promo shots.
Beebee182 h, 5 m ago

Pictures suggest it's US keyboard.


It’s a stock photo. The actual description says ‘UK QWERTY’.
plewis008 h, 18 m ago

When spending this kind of money surely you’d want the correct UK format? O …When spending this kind of money surely you’d want the correct UK format? Other than that it’s a good price but I wouldn’t settle for the wrong layout.


This is actually a fairly cheap keyboard if it the switches are genuine. Could easily buy some pbt keycaps for it (UK layout)
Shrekfan54 m ago

This is actually a fairly cheap keyboard if it the switches are genuine. …This is actually a fairly cheap keyboard if it the switches are genuine. Could easily buy some pbt keycaps for it (UK layout)


The half height enter key is the issue and US format has one less key, so that does not fix the issue. I touch-type and don't look at the keys so even an QWERTZ or AZERTY would be better than US format. But for me, I'd rather have a good UK-format membrane keyboard than a cheap non-UK format mechanical, I'd only end up resenting saving a few quid for something I intend to use for a few years.
plewis0035 m ago

The half height enter key is the issue and US format has one less key, so …The half height enter key is the issue and US format has one less key, so that does not fix the issue. I touch-type and don't look at the keys so even an QWERTZ or AZERTY would be better than US format. But for me, I'd rather have a good UK-format membrane keyboard than a cheap non-UK format mechanical, I'd only end up resenting saving a few quid for something I intend to use for a few years.


I bought a corsair k95 which came with both us and uk lay out which are interchangeable + their keycaps
Shrekfan38 m ago

I bought a corsair k95 which came with both us and uk lay out which are …I bought a corsair k95 which came with both us and uk lay out which are interchangeable + their keycaps


Yes, but this is made by Gigabyte and isn't meant to be interchangeable. Obviously if the keyboard is designed to be interchangeable then it will support it properly. This isn't the same comparison.
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