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Silvercrest Gaming Keyboard RGB £29.99 @ Lidl

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Posted 6th Dec 2018Edited by:"reg66"
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This keyboard has been designed with gaming in mind, and is compatible with both desktop and laptop computers. The gaming keyboard has anti-ghosting for the 19 most important control keys, meaning no keystrokes are lost while pressing multiple buttons. It also features multi-coloured backlighting, perfect for gaming in lower lighting, and a removable wrist rest for comfortable play.

  • RGB backlighting with adjustable brightness and cool rainbow backlighting
  • 105 semi-mechanical keys
  • Anti-ghosting for the 19 most important control keys
  • With removable wrist rest
  • Max. polling rate: 125Hz
  • Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 10 Mac OS X (10.10–10.11) and macOS (10.12–10.13)
  • 3-year warranty
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There's also a gaming mouse for £19.99
  • High-precision sensor with 4,000DPI for reliable targeting
  • 1,000Hz ultrapolling and 1millisecond response time
  • With 6 LED colours and 3 light modes: wave, breathing and static
  • 6 DPI modes
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • Maximum acceleration: 20G
  • Compatibility: Windows 2000, Vista, 7, 8, 10 MAC OS X 10.0 Cheetah and up & Android 2.3 and up
  • 3-year warranty
Gaming mouse
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And an RGB gaming headset for £29.99




Enjoy outstanding



sound with this sleek, high-performance gaming headset. The soft, faux



leather ear cushions ensure comfort even during long periods of play,



while the removable microphone and 2.5m cable allow for flexibility and



freedom of movement. The perfect present for keen gamers and newbies



alike.

  • With 40mm driver for outstanding sound
  • Soft faux leather ear cushions for comfort
  • Continuous 7-colour RGB lighting
  • Removable flexible microphone
  • 2.5m cable for freedom of movement
  • Features 2 x 3.5mm jacks (audio/microphone) and USB power plug
  • Includes 50cm Y-cable adaptor
  • Compatibility: PC, PS4, XBox ONE, MAC, most Android and IOS tablets and smartphones
  • 3-year warranty
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Doesn't say what switches are in use, but £30 and a 3 year warranty, if it's a mechanical board, you can't really go wrong.
Is it actually mechanical though?
Genuinely intrigued to know what 'semi-mechanical' means...
Nealio40 m ago

Genuinely intrigued to know what 'semi-mechanical' means...


Maybe like the "memchanical" that I think logitech or corsair make?
  • 105 semi-mechanical keys

Basically is not a mechanical keyboard, just a membrane one with fancy RGB
Nealio1 h, 4 m ago

Genuinely intrigued to know what 'semi-mechanical' means...


Yes me too! I am wondering was hoping the specs would show what but no
Not a mechanical keyboard. Besides, you can find one under £30 for a real mech TKL on Amazon.
Hatsune_MikuwBK06/12/2018 19:32

Not a mechanical keyboard. Besides, you can find one under £30 for a real …Not a mechanical keyboard. Besides, you can find one under £30 for a real mech TKL on Amazon.


Have you got a suggestion for one that you've used?
cowbutt23 m ago

Have you got a suggestion for one that you've used?


Anker Outemu (could be Gateron, doesn't matter) Blue switches. No back-light. TKL. £28.99. Good and cheap but the keys can feel heavy and the lettering does wear off. Though if you can touch-type, there's no problem. I got mine for £25 and it comes on sale quite often.

amazon.co.uk/dp/B0716DYCGQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_46xcCbFZZZCPA
Edited by: "Hatsune_MikuwBK" 6th Dec 2018
cowbutt24 m ago

Have you got a suggestion for one that you've used?


I purchased a Drevo Gramr a couple of years back. Been a fantastic keyboard and still going strong. Bought for £36 but its going for £28 on Amazon now.
To save the frowns, I've edited the title to remove 'semi-mechanical'. I don't know what is meant by semi-mech. either.

What did attract me more was the RGB for £30, that and the numerical keypad
Edited by: "reg66" 6th Dec 2018
Just like in normal circumstances... a semi isn't as good as the real thing. pay the extra 20 and get the msi with mx speed silver switches. If a key goes wrong out of warranty replacements shouldn't be to hard to find
Edited by: "MikeyG1" 6th Dec 2018
TopTrump06/12/2018 18:11

Doesn't say what switches are in use, but £30 and a 3 year warranty, if …Doesn't say what switches are in use, but £30 and a 3 year warranty, if it's a mechanical board, you can't really go wrong.


Keep your receipt. You'll be returning it in a few months, no doubt.
And the description only says the keys are "semi-mechanical" - which to my mind means NOT mechanical.
MikeyG106/12/2018 20:08

Just like in normal... a semi isn't as good as the real thing. pay the …Just like in normal... a semi isn't as good as the real thing. pay the extra 20 and get the msi with mx speed silver switches. If a key goes wrong out of warranty replacements shouldn't be to hard to find


You're suggesting to pay 60+% more. Wouldn't that apply to everything else?

Oh you got a cheap phone? Pay more for a better one!
Edited by: "Hatsune_MikuwBK" 6th Dec 2018
don't worry hatsune, nobody saw hehe!
That mouse is 100% a Logitech G502 clone
SilverCrap more like.
You know when something has gone mainstream when the likes of Lidl stock something with headline grabbing similar-ish specs that on the surface convince you that you're getting a bargain.
Hatsune_MikuwBK06/12/2018 20:10

You're suggesting to pay 60+% more. Wouldn't that apply to everything …You're suggesting to pay 60+% more. Wouldn't that apply to everything else?Oh you got a cheap phone? Pay more for a better one!


2/3 or 6.66666666667% to be exact and yes. And yes again, it applies to almost everything. With the MSI, you get the fastest switches Cherry has to offer and a decent designed keyboard vs fake switches probably designed by a sweat shop worker in China who gets a 2p a day. Using your phone analogy, you are saying buy a £180 flip phone because it is cheaper vs buying a £279 poco phone which has way more features, has actually been designed reasonably well, actually practical and up to date with current tech. Or another one, a £60,000 Reliant Robin with bare bones vs £100,000 deck out High-end brand like Merc, BMW.
MikeyG11 h, 36 m ago

2/3 or 6.66666666667% to be exact and yes. And yes again, it applies to …2/3 or 6.66666666667% to be exact and yes. And yes again, it applies to almost everything. With the MSI, you get the fastest switches Cherry has to offer and a decent designed keyboard vs fake switches probably designed by a sweat shop worker in China who gets a 2p a day. Using your phone analogy, you are saying buy a £180 flip phone because it is cheaper vs buying a £279 poco phone which has way more features, has actually been designed reasonably well, actually practical and up to date with current tech. Or another one, a £60,000 Reliant Robin with bare bones vs £100,000 deck out High-end brand like Merc, BMW.


Absolutely right. Many people do not understand or cannot calculate value correctly. I see it all the time with just about every product on the market. "Oh but I only want this bike for casual use, I'm not a professional cyclist". Yeah, well done paying over the odds of a piece of junk bike that will be landfill in 2 years because you had some arbitrary number in your head when it came to budgeting.

Some products you should get right the first time and keyboards are one of those things. If you are really skint then get one for a fiver on ebay, at least you'll get value for money.
Edited by: "mugen6" 6th Dec 2018
People saying a cheap keyboard is crap, I have some £20 amazon thing with blue switches that I prefer over my corsair k70 :/

Price doesn't always reflect in how much you prefer an item.
unquestioned8 m ago

People saying a cheap keyboard is crap, I have some £20 amazon thing with …People saying a cheap keyboard is crap, I have some £20 amazon thing with blue switches that I prefer over my corsair k70 :/Price doesn't always reflect in how much you prefer an item.


Ah but you bought an actual mechanical keyboard, not some £5 keyboard in a party dress that they are charging £30 for by slapping a "gaming" moniker on it. You got good value for your money.
I just bought the keyboard, mouse and mousepad as I am about to build myself a gaming PC. The mouse is great and definitely worth it for the money but they keyboard is so so. They "semi-mechanical" keys don't have a great feel to them. I use a Coolermaster Master Keys keyboard with cherry browns at work and its miles better.

I will probably return the keyboard but am really happy with the mouse.
pococse06/12/2018 23:04

I just bought the keyboard, mouse and mousepad as I am about to build …I just bought the keyboard, mouse and mousepad as I am about to build myself a gaming PC. The mouse is great and definitely worth it for the money but they keyboard is so so.


I read the box, and it seems to have only one DPI setting and that's at a fairly low (for gaming) at 4000.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…EU/

I've used these for years, almost £10 cheaper, has all the same lights, an extra button and a selectable DPI that increments in 1000's up to 7000.

I saw the keyboard and interestingly the cursor keys are exposed (oo-er madam) to allow you to test them. If you are saying it's "so-so" I'd say that was the similar feeling I got just from those keys alone.
Edited by: "ricp" 7th Dec 2018
Thank you, _bayz and Hatsune_MikuwBK for the recommendations!
Dinho6th Dec

105 semi-mechanical keysBasically is not a mechanical keyboard, just a …105 semi-mechanical keysBasically is not a mechanical keyboard, just a membrane one with fancy RGB


It feels quite nice though, I wouldn't swap my cherry brown logitech for it but it clicks and has a very distinct actuation point, it also felt very solid when I tried in in store. I'd say for £30 it's a steal, with added bonus of easy cleaning.
ricp13 h, 46 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GYHPYEU/I've used these for years, almost …https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GYHPYEU/I've used these for years, almost £10 cheaper, has all the same lights, an extra button and a selectable DPI that increments in 1000's up to 7000.


I would be more convinced by that mouse's quality if the vendor could spell Professhinal
Ive just purchased this keyboard and i am truly impressed. It feels great for gaming, clicky like MX Blue switches but bottoms out to a rubber feel hence the semi mechanical description. Build quality is really good, for £30 its far better than the cheap ones for a similar price on amazon. I normally use a K70 RGB.
Has any one else noticed it not a UK layout keyboard?
william_Mitchell23 h, 15 m ago

Has any one else noticed it not a UK layout keyboard?



Went to buy this at Cardiff Leckwith Lidl yesterday, nothing about the layout was mentioned on the box but opened it up to check and was disappointed to see that it's US layout with @ on the 2 key. Can't live with that, but the keyboard did feel quite good (for £29.99).
Nealio6th Dec

Genuinely intrigued to know what 'semi-mechanical' means...


Thought about this as well and found the answer here: reddit.com/r/p…dl/


The term semi-mechanical keyboard could refer to any of the following:

Example: Corsair Vengeance K90

  • A keyboard with key switches that some would describe as being "semi-mechanical" or "half-mechanical". These often have a mechanism over a membrane (See Category:Membrane switches) or rubber domes integrated into individual switch modules. This usage is not common and would in some meanings encompass many keyboards that are otherwise widely considered to be mechanical, for example the IBM Model M. Tai-Hao use the term in reference to their former APC semi-mechanical series, which is spring-over-membrane with click leaves.

  • A marketing term for a rubber dome keyboard with individual sliders. This usage is relatively new whereas rubber domes with sliders are not. It has occurred as a market reaction to the recent resurgence of mechanical keyboards. The keycaps and sliders often have Cherry MX mount.
Interested in the mouse.. looks like it could be quite comfortable.
Most important to me. Can you switch the mouse and keyboard lights off. I like to sleep without having to witness a light show in my room.
I own the keyboard, i really like it very nice lots of options for colours and the keys feel mechanical which is really good, this keyboard is much better than my corsair k30 raptor. The quality for the price is really good and the wrist rest is comfortable, now i am looking to get their headset and mouse as the keyboard has impressed me so much.
TopTrump6th Dec

Doesn't say what switches are in use, but £30 and a 3 year warranty, if …Doesn't say what switches are in use, but £30 and a 3 year warranty, if it's a mechanical board, you can't really go wrong.



'Semi mechanical' i.e. it's a membrane board that's made to 'feel' like a mechanical board.
Edited by: "Mirola" 24th Dec 2018
HonorHamza6th Dec 2018

Is it actually mechanical though?



No, semi mechanical means a membrane with a clicky thing on it.
One word of warning it is a US keyboard layout not UK
To be honest, if ypu take off the rubber domes, then look carefully then you can actually see that it has a membrane which is RGB however saying that it sounds mechanical makes it even better so even though it is semi-mechan ical, it is still better than some keyboards like a blackweb one. If this had a rating bar out of 5, i would definitely rate it a good 4 because the wrist rest is also very comfortable and it is magnetic so it doesnt come off easily. If you read this then thanks.
wonderi119/12/2018 12:01

Most important to me. Can you switch the mouse and keyboard lights off. I …Most important to me. Can you switch the mouse and keyboard lights off. I like to sleep without having to witness a light show in my room.


try turning off your pc then
Alex_Whitty12312/05/2019 01:50

To be honest, if ypu take off the rubber domes, then look carefully then …To be honest, if ypu take off the rubber domes, then look carefully then you can actually see that it has a membrane which is RGB however saying that it sounds mechanical makes it even better so even though it is semi-mechan ical, it is still better than some keyboards like a blackweb one. If this had a rating bar out of 5, i would definitely rate it a good 4 because the wrist rest is also very comfortable and it is magnetic so it doesnt come off easily. If you read this then thanks.


Thanks for your input on this keyboard, you seem impressed with it.
I bought my son this keyboard & the matching mouse for his birthday next month.
Do you know if these work on the ps4?
Thanks
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