Mech dome switches :(
All Gaming Keyboard Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
ikr. I was thinking through it, didnt expect it to sell so fast. Feels bad.
ah s*** just when i was thinking of getting one it's oos ;(
Few other keyboards half price too Logitech G213 and Corsair K55. Selling fasr though I expect :)
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Cheapest I've seen it too. Very good keyboard just whish you could customise brightness on individual keys
This is certainly not a gaming keyboard, however it is a good price for 7 pounds. What makes a keyboard a gaming one is not just the looks nor the l.e.d.s its the switches each key uses, for example there are cherry switches and blue switches each have a different response and bounce back time. Gaming keyboard are also mechanical not membrane.
coming up as 9.95 postage for me and if it royal mail delivering it as you have stated then we are being charged an extra tenner for nothing as royal mail charge the same to post to liverpool as northern ireland to me.
looks identical to my old dell keyboard ... maybe theyve bought up some stock
What a piece of crap keyboard.
Oh ok, so there's a fair few benefits. Thanks for the information. (highfive)
While I like the response above me, I do agree with you that the price is extortionate. I got this same keyboard back in 2014 (identical bar the new colours, mine only glows green) as well as a Razer naga mouse at 50% off for around £100 total. I wouldn’t have paid any more for that even now after these ones I have are starting to show their age.
Backlit; easy typing in low light // mechanical switch keys; more pleasant/defined typing // No key rollover; when pressing multiple keys, it won't lock up like a Wilko keyboard would // Macro keys; lets you rapidly executed complex or monotonous commands // Media/function keys; quickly & easily operate common app/Windows functions. Just a few benefits, there will be more.
Mechanical keys are far more Responsive than your average membrane keyboard. They provide less resistance per press, giving you an edge in terms of execution speed. There are other benefits besides, anti ghosting means you can press more than five keys at a time and still get commands off, there are extra keys for macros also. Basically the extra money goes into the lighting, keys and fringe benefits such as the software that comes with it for full remapping, to some that is worth paying extra. You can certainly do cheaper, but branding is a big part of the price also.
Maybe it's just me but £110 seems extortionate for a keyboard. Unless it can play the game (or write my essay) for me I don't really see why it needs to be so much. Can someone explain to where the £105 extra value is over a £4.99 keyboard from wilkos? (Haven't voted either way)
Has this ended?
Nah I didn’t conceal it , love the keyboard as well. I was going to get another for my dad but the price went back up!
Did you opt to conceal contents? That's what I did but it still came in original box... Brilliant keyboard though. Can esee it lasting me many years.
Same. The delivery driver told me that he has one of these too.
Just received the keyboard it was delivered in the original Corsair packaging but no outer box so it was visible to delivery driver that it was a keyboard
K70 brown switches now £101 on amazon, just gone for that, normally £140
None in Hamilton but there is 1 Logitech g810 mechinical keyboard for 69.99
went to barnsley, wakefield, tottenham and another one close to tottenham... none left (traveled for work purposes ^^)
Thanks for this OP; popped into the Swansea store and picked up a Logitech 6810 Orion Spectrum for half price. Literally everything is half price, so worth going to check!
"First post so be gentle!" Like slapping "Fragile" or "Do not bend" on your parcels ....often with near fatal consequences :p Good find though!. Unfortunately Maplin near me looks like a Tornado hit it so no chance of finding this there :(
Worth nothing that some keyboards, when the LEDs fail, will switch-on LEDs whether you like it or not - I'd assumed, worst case, I'd just turn-off the LEDs but once a couple had failed this was no-longer an option. Depends on the exact model but 'turning them off' with some boards may require a soldering iron...
I have zero interest in back lighting, I turn it off, the keyboard I got is great and well reviewed.
Corsair's "single color" backliut keyboards have a terrible reputation for LED failures - well, in fairness, most single-color LED switches have serious reliability issues This means 'refurbs' are likely keyboards which have already suffered failures and will probably see more within a matter of months - do you feel lucky? At one point, Corsair required you send the keyboards back to Germany (which cost a fortune) - I believe they may have UK service now tho. I never really wanted backlit keys - I don't look at my keyboard so why would I? After a series of "single color" white/blue/red boards which all failed I ended-up with an RGB unit and it's been OK thusfar - certainly the newer generations of LED backlit switches seem better suited to the task (tho the backlit keys will still be the death of the keyboard at some point).
I have this keyboard. It's horrendously bad for typing on. It's clunky. Loud and just generally crap. Worst thing I've purchased.
Anyone looking for a decent mechanical keyboard should check out the Corsair Manufacturer refurbs at Scan. Got the Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Red last week for £55 and it looks genuinely brand new with a full 12 months warranty, it's a great keyboard. They normally retail at well over £100. Scan have many other Corsair refurbs for different tastes and budgets https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-gaming-strafe-cherry-mx-red-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-dynamic-red-backlighting-usb-fully-pr https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/keyboards/mechanical-gaming-keyboards
A g910 for £40?
Design wise I’m not a fan of the G910, but I can see why it would appeal to some.
It's a good price. However I'm waiting for the G910 to get back in stock at Game as they sell for 39.99. If you aren't in a hurry, I'd wait for the aforementioned.
According to my Deal posted specifically for the £6 offer, it can be account specific. Apologies.
Picked this up for similar price recently and love it Nice feel to keys Not too noisy and red glow classier than some of the vomited Skittles you can find
US layout too :(
I know these switches are cheaper, but I really like the blues. Actuation is perfect for me. Only issue with the cheaper ones is keys ocassionally popping off when I type!
Its not a major issue for gaming so i wasnt too bothered. It works well and the price was good.
If you want a Tecknet keyboard and dont mind a wait/buying from AliExpreas check their store/link below. You can find voucher codes and use mobile app to makeit even cheaper. TeckNet Mechanical Keyboard 88 Keys Full Anti-ghosting Waterproof Gaming Keyboard Aluminum Metal Panel for Gamers and Typists https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32827576404.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32827576404&productSubject=32827576404&shortkey=ArqaMvea&addresstype=600
I was thinking of getting this however it is US layout so had to wait for better option.
I want a cheap UK backlit one. Is this one any good for £9 more https://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Mechanical-Keyboard-Anti-ghosting-Waterproof/dp/B010IIKHBK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1525468658&sr=1-1&keywords=tecknet+keyboard
Can put Christmas tree lights around the desk instead.
Scan do the same but factory refurbished for £79.99. They come brand new as I have had one. Link here..... https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-gaming-strafe-rgb-silent-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-backlit-multicolor-led-cherry-mx-silent- They also do the blue, brown or red at £74.98
No RGB! XD
You can get the strafe with brown switches for £70 if you prefer brown or just want to save 30 quid!
+Delivery unless you live in Bolton
The K55 is a membrane keyboard not mechanical.
If you ever find a silent keyboard I'd buy one in an instant. Let me know (y)
How noisy are the keys? Have Razor mechanical keyboard and to noisy at night.
Not forgetting some excellent Chinese KB's at very attractive prices, who needs a refurb.
"branded" mechanical keyboards are all that price, you can find same switch keyboard for much less
top mechanical keyboard is all at that price. alot of them is even more expensive
Over £100 for a keyboard?!
This is a great Keyboard and a steal at this price. I've had one of these for about the last 5 years now and it's still going strong, with no faults or problems.
I think only K60 upwards is mechanical? But it’s still a nice keyboard though there was an Aukey mechanical on here for £17.99 early today (Amazon Lightning).
Great keyboard I have one , but for fps games (which I don’t really play other than Fortnite with my boy) I find the keys are a bit stiff and I prefer using his cheap keyboard but for other uses it’s excellent
No its just a basic keyboard with red leds.
Excellent keyboard, I actually prefer it to my k95! Not a joke either.
Replacement keys can be bought almost anywhere to be honest. Try eBay for example. Just try find similar looking ones to the ones on this board.
I got the full size one yesterday. My first ever mechanical keyboard. It’s loud but I love the clicky noise it makes. Only used at home so nobody else to annoy. Being new to mechanical keyboards where would I buy replacement keys should I need them?
bought one of these about a month ago for the usual price of £22, really like it but it is loud
Decent price op. Hot. I'm after a backlit keyboard, with brown switches and a number pad.
Great build quality with very responsive tactile keys however can be loud. Keys do fade away had mine since september and its great. Great budget mechanical keyboard for gaming. Aluminium base board so very sturdy
The info wasn't in the deal, since I had to go looking for it I wanted to save anyone else the hassle.
People that would be interested in this monitor will be happy with 1080p. It's a 240hz panel, and cheap. 1080p is a benefit in a way becuase it's a lot easier to drive 240fps at 1080p than it is at 1440p (in fact, I don't even think they make 240hz/1440p panels).
Nice find @EllisDee_1 - thanks for sharing. Great first deal :)
For anyone still looking at this, I've just ordered one for delivery even though originally it was in store only.
Pretty sure there's no dedicated macro keys on this.
Try instore collection
Looks like it's now out of stock online! Sorry! ;(
Sorry, there is insufficient stock for your cart. /sadface
Link is not working Is it gone from Maplin?
£41.99 new price.
Just picked one of these up!
Unfortunately the wrist rest doesn't come off. Keys are louder than normal domes but they aren't anywhere near mechanical switches. Which switches do you have as these are advertised as similar to Cherry MX Browns?
Couple of questions. Does the palm rest come off? Also how noisy are the keys? As my mechanical keyboard is still really noisy despite adding dampeners
I have this keyboard right now (in fact typing on it). Great for the price, the keys are a little too close together but that is usually expected with a ten keyless keyboard
They look black white, rather than blue. (ninja)
Yuck Blue switch. Unbearable.
+1 If you need to look down to see what key to press that is a bigger problem than what keyboard you have :).
I've used this keyboard for a year ( just replaced with Logitech g910 spectrum). It's very loud but strong and heavy enough not to go skating around the desk on heavy gaming sessions.