Turtle Beach Impact 100 Gaming keyboard - £14.99 Prime
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Turtle Beach Impact 100 Gaming keyboard - £14.99 Prime

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Found 2nd May 2017Edited by:"me_lee"
The next best thing to a mechanical keyboard for gaming without the crazy price premium.

Membrane keyboard BUT keys are individually switched! Not many bells and whistles but what do you expect for £12.99?

Received 8/10 from Tom's hardware when it was $60 - cost £75 when newly released.

UK QWERTY layout.

Review (8/10):

tomsguide.com/us/…tml

Another review (4.5/5):

impulsegamer.com/tur…ew/

Price history on Amazon:

uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Tur…PL6

Product info:

The Turtle Beach IMPACT 100 is not your everyday gaming keyboard, there's a beast under the keys! Neither mechanical nor traditional membrane, this hybrid uses smart-guided keycap sleeves to emulate the sensation of a mechanical keyboard, but at a fraction of the cost. Patented 30-key rollover with full anti-ghosting means fast-moving fingers can control games without the fear of missed moves and dropped instructions. And steel reinforced construction ensures long-lasting durability and the high-quality PBT keycaps wont wear down over time.
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It will probably get some hate because it's not mechanical, but its a good deal.
People assume you need mech KB's to be a pro-gamer, whereas in reality, any keyboard which is decent enough to allow multiple key presses at once is sufficient
great catch OP!.. HEAT from me!

I need something like.this with LEDs and pref 10 keyless...

tehwabbit

It will probably get some hate because it's not mechanical, but its a … It will probably get some hate because it's not mechanical, but its a good deal.People assume you need mech KB's to be a pro-gamer, whereas in reality, any keyboard which is decent enough to allow multiple key presses at once is sufficient


Why would anyone complain that a keyboard that costs £12 is not mechanical?

Edited by: "silkyskills" 2nd May 2017
tehwabbit

It will probably get some hate because it's not mechanical, but its a … It will probably get some hate because it's not mechanical, but its a good deal.People assume you need mech KB's to be a pro-gamer, whereas in reality, any keyboard which is decent enough to allow multiple key presses at once is sufficient



I disagree. Although you don't need a mech kb to be a "pro-gamer" it can certainly help to a degree. I find reactions are generally just quicker than a membrane keyboard due to less key travel.

You know what they say though, once you go mech, you never go back.
I had mechinical keyboards but couldnt get on with them, went back to membrane and couldnt be happier (and richer) for it.
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Full anti-ghosting was what sold it for me.
Bought one for my little boys.
Unless the Amazon picture is wrong, it looks as though it's US Layout.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81pT7sTWWWL._SL1500_.jpg
These cheaper keyboards are interesting, though, and it's a great price. I have a "half-mech" that I bought from Amazon Warehouse for about £9. http://invisioncommunity.co.uk/2016/01/25/azolt-greformer-review/

Ended up I never used it, as Logitech had my (worn away keys after 18 months, sigh) gaming keyboard replaced under warranty.
same seller and price on ebay and don't have to spend £20 for free delivery
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louiselouise

Unless the Amazon picture is wrong, it looks as though it's US Layout.



I think the Amazon picture is wrong as their listing on eBay confirms the keyboard as "UK QWERTY layout", but mine comes today so I'll check.
Edited by: "me_lee" 3rd May 2017
me_lee

I think the Amazon picture is wrong as their listing on eBay confirms the … I think the Amazon picture is wrong as their listing on eBay confirms the keyboard as "UK QWERTY layout", but mine comes today so I'll check.

Hope so, it's only a slight annoyance as I've had a few US keyboards in my time.

I'm currently using a German one (got it for £20.32 from Warehouse!) amazon.co.uk/gp/…ON4 , had to pull/move a few keycaps X)
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louiselouise

Hope so, it's only a slight annoyance as I've had a few US keyboards in … Hope so, it's only a slight annoyance as I've had a few US keyboards in my time.I'm currently using a German one (got it for £20.32 from Warehouse!) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01D9KBON4 , had to pull/move a few keycaps :)X)



Just received mine - UK layout

edit: And so far I am extremely impressed.
Edited by: "me_lee" 3rd May 2017
Tiny backspace key puts me off. Good price though.
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mattwalsh25

Tiny backspace key puts me off. Good price though.



The backspace key on mine is twice the size of the one in the picture (it's wider than the enter key) - this is due to the backslash being in the right place... rather than next to the backspace!

I couldn't find an image but this image is of a different keyboard in the range that uses the same layout as the one I received.http://media.gizmodo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Screenshot_6.jpg



Edited by: "me_lee" 6th May 2017
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Price keeps jumping up and down between £12-24 on amazon but the eBay link is still £12.99 delivered!

ebay.co.uk/itm…XkX
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Back on at £14.99
Edited by: "me_lee" 24th Oct 2017
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