Gaming Keyboard and Mouse questions!

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Joined: 02/26/2012
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I was on looking at the Logitech gaming mice and keyboards. In particular, this keyboard:

And this mouse:
Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse

I've never owned a gaming mouse or keyboard before. So I am wondering what the benefits really are in gameplay. Starting off with the mouse, I can't recall what my Microsoft laser mouse DPI is but I'm sure it's nowhere near the 5700 of the Logitech gaming mouse above. How much difference does that really make say when playing a shooter? How does it affect gameplay? Is it easier to aim quickly and accurately? Does it help you to play better? There must be some reason people like them. I'd like to understand how beneficial they are. As for all the extra buttons I don't honestly see myself using them. Do people really find all those buttons on a mouse helpful? What for? What do people activate with them?

On to the Logitech gaming keyboards. The one I linked above I think is their entry level model. I like the backlit keys feature. That is pretty cool. Some of the other stuff seems pretty useless to me personally. The defining feature of this keyboard really seems to be the macro keys. So the question is, what are they good for? I'm trying to imagine what I'd want to macro in a shooter for example. What would I want to macro playing some RPG? What would I want to macro playing World of Warcraft? Once again, people like these a lot for some reason but I am honestly clueless about what specifically it is. So please enlighten the clueless!

Thanks a lot for any feedback on this stuff. I appreciate it.

Stuna2150's picture
Joined: 08/14/2010
Posts: 50

As for the mice. from what iv learned throughout the years is the higher the DPI the more accurate and responsive it is. In shooters id say sniper classes benefit the most from this boost in DPI. The buttons on a mouse in a shooter are much more useful then the ones on the keyboard (in my own opinion). I use those buttons for features like quick grenade throwing, Knife attacks, sometimes even actions like E for opening doors and getting into cars in some games.
Outside of video games you can set them up to lets say open a program (usually the keyboard macros are best for this) or in programs like lets say Photoshop you can use them as a Undo / redo. You can set them to do allot of things (keyboard / mice). Iv never owned a gaming keyboard as i have a gaming lap top.

illuminated keyboards are AWESOME. Even for those like me that can type without looking at the keyboard its worth it. sometimes you find your self looking for a key you hardly if ever use. you need to find your macro key, or just for the looks! Not allot of people have ever seen a illuminated keyboard, some are fascinated by them.

All in all id say the gaming mice are well worth the money (from my experience). As for the keyboards i cant say. never owned one. Iv used one and it feels GREAT! but cant give a final opinion.

Hope this helps some!

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tweaty14's picture
Joined: 02/21/2012
Posts: 31

razer black widow (non ultimate) and Roccat kone+ are amazing. have them myself, great for macroing ecspecially the Roccat. and mechanical keyboards are the shit :D

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Joined: 12/31/2000
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Remember, all the best specs in the world is not gonna help if the mouse does feel right in your hand.

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