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What gamepad/gaming-keyboard do you use?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by lokkers, 17 Jun 2006.

  1. lokkers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,930

    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    I've just put Vista on my machine (dual boot) and my N50 Nostromo doesnt seem to work anymore (it doesnt in XP x64 either). Its made me think that perhaps now is the time to either find an alternative or go back to using a keyboard like most normal people :p

    With that in mind, I wondered what everyone else was using? I primarily play fps games, and I've found the Nostromo superb since my MOHAA days (obviously a console-style pad would be useless).

    What about everyone else?
  2. james.miller


    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,472

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    everybody else uses a keyboard and mouse lol
  3. Phalanx


    Joined: 5 Dec 2004

    Posts: 1,958

    Location: South West

    quoted for trooof
  4. lokkers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,930

    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    I know, i'm odd ;)

    But in all seriousness I've found the Nostromo to be really good, because keyboard buttons arent placed in vertical straight lines, and I only have little hands :( Trouble is, i suspect Belkin have given up development on the drivers for it (no x64 for example) and so come Vista I'll have to go back to using a K/B (no mean feat after 5+ years of using the n50!)
  5. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Keyboard - Standard Logitech keyboard
    Mouse - Logitech MX518, best mouse I've used (Edit, I'm on 518, not 510 any more :p)
    Mouse Pad - Func 1030, not bad, though there's probably far better ones out there.
    Wheel - Logitech Momo - For all those lovely Sim games out there :)
    Last edited: 17 Jun 2006
  6. Stellios


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Keyboard - Logitech UltraX
    Mouse - Logitech MX510/MX518
  7. mrbios


    Joined: 7 Jun 2003

    Posts: 16,000

    Location: Engerland

    keyboard: cherry [email protected]
    mouse: MX518, but its dieing so im replacing it soon with either copperhead of a G5
    mat: DKT
  8. modo77


    Joined: 31 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,663

    Location: Sol System

    Logitech Media Elite keyboard and logitech Mx518. Love them both.
  9. Chaos


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,442

    Replaced my nostromo with a Logitech G15, has on the fly macro recording :)
  10. Zacko


    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 458

    Location: The Moon

    Keyboard - Saitek Eclipse
    Mouse - Razer Diamondback
    Mousemat - IceMat

    No problems here, all brilliant and definatly helped in games (higher scores etc)
  11. benjo


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    Saitek Eclipse + Razer Viper & Razer eXactmat (old school mouse = win)
  12. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,781

    Location: Brighton

    Combo 1 - Saitek Eclipse + Logitech MX510 + S&S Steelpad

    Combo 2 - Apple pro keyboard (when I get round to buying one) + MS 6000 Laser mouse + S&S Steelpad

    Both are really comfortable to use and fairly good value for what you get, the 6000 is better for lefties as it is ambidextrous
  13. lokkers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,930

    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    I've got not problems with gameplay, I've just found the nostromo really comfortable for gaming, and wondered what everyone else was using (especially as support for the N50 seems to have ended :()

    Mouse wise I use an MX510 and an icemat, K/B is a Logitech media (iirc).

    Just looking for inspiration on a replacement (or pursuasion to go back to using a K/B :p)
  14. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Reading, England

    Saitek backlite keyboard
    Razer Diamondback (of course)
    Allsop mousemat

    Used to use the nostromo but found the keys to be a little hard to press otherwise very comfortable.
  15. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,792

    Location: Parts Unknown

    keyboard, coolermaster silver one

    mouse Razer :p
  16. BigAndy


    Joined: 1 Jun 2006

    Posts: 15

    Location: Inverness

    Keyboard- Logitech G15

    Mouse- Logitech G5

    Both works fine for me :).
  17. sargatanas


    Joined: 29 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,922

    Location: fife, Scotland

    Keyboard - Saitek Eclipse(would have went for the G15 but a little out of my price range)

    Mouse - Logitech G5, awesome mouse, so smooth and accurate.
  18. Zacko


    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 458

    Location: The Moon

    Oh yeh I knew that. Was just saying if other people were wondering if gaming designed stuff helped, it does.
  19. footman


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,034

    Saitek Gamers Keyboard(with command pad) and Logitech Mx518
  20. chimaera


    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,511

    Location: Houston, TX

    i use a logitech MX1000 which is pretty good.

    keyboard i have a zboard with various custom ketsets, its expensive but i think its such a big help, i've noticed that i enjoy games a lot more as i'm not struggling to remember where each button is.