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Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« on: 02:59 PM - 06/08/18 »
Hi All

There are many keyboard brands etc etc.  I have Logitech g13 keypad but sometimes I start to press different keys as  the keypad is too small and instead of  pressing g13 , I press G14 etc etc . Muscle memory problem.   Sometimes key press isn't registered by game.  ( less responsive keys)

So if I  buy keyboard  , which one should I go for ?

Should have  *** macros***  and other features  which I am unaware of as I am noob in mouse keyboard xim apex world.

I don't want buy something for 100 then realise  that it doesn't support Macros ?! Or  straffing is better on  other keyboard  ?!  Etc etc. 

I do have Titan Two  ( bought fews days ago from Lime Gaming UK)

so, please   suggest me  which is best  keyboard to  buy to pair with  Xim Apex ?


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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #1 on: 04:03 PM - 06/08/18 »
Keyboards are a personal thing, it's hard to recommend one as what feels great to some will feel poor to others.

I personally love an Ergodox EZ because of it's split design, thumb cluster, ortholinear keys, dual-function switches, custom layouts etc. But it's expensive, which rules it out of most people's budgets.

I've preordered a Wooting Two because of its full analog keys, adjustable actuation and double keystrokes. Analog keys make it easier to control movement speed & corner peaking and have a higher effect on aim assist. It's not TKL though, which won't suit as many gamers.

If I were to recommend just one board, it'd be Wooting One, which is Wooting's TKL version. I'd have gone with a Wooting One, but I don't like offset keyboard rows and will use the Wooting Two's ortholinear numpad keys instead. Macros aren't yet a thing for Wooting, but it's on the roadmap.

Many will recommend Corsair keyboards because they meet your requirements (macros), but you don't need that if you have a Titan Two.

Strafing is exactly the same on all digital keyboards - movement is either 0 or 100, whereas analog has the full range of 0 to 100. Keyboard technology is moving towards analog, not away from it, and strafing isn't as important on console due to aim assist.
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #2 on: 08:53 AM - 06/09/18 »
Thanks.  Wooting 2 is coming in November  ?
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #3 on: 09:44 AM - 06/09/18 »
Thanks.  Wooting 2 is coming in November  ?
Yep. It's on Kickstarter now at a juicy discount.

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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #4 on: 01:02 AM - 06/10/18 »
I would recommend a mechanical keyboard of some type. You will need to research which key type (red, green, blue, etc.) you may want. But most of them are built to last. If you like the G13 you might look at the Razor Orbweaver. It has mechanical keys and a slightly different layout. The main problem you might be having with the G13, and possibly with the Orbweaver as well, is the the keys are arranged straight up and down, not offset as on a regular keyboard.

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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #5 on: 09:34 AM - 06/10/18 »
I would recommend a mechanical keyboard of some type. You will need to research which key type (red, green, blue, etc.) you may want. But most of them are built to last. If you like the G13 you might look at the Razor Orbweaver. It has mechanical keys and a slightly different layout. The main problem you might be having with the G13, and possibly with the Orbweaver as well, is the the keys are arranged straight up and down, not offset as on a regular keyboard.

G13 is nice but alot of keys in small place  same as Razer Orbweaver or Tartarus or any other KEYPAD.

Sometimes I forget keys & accidentally  press wrong keys. Muscle memory problem.   But If I have  Keyboard, I can have more keys to  do complex macros  using Titan 2 .  N binding to  keys like 1-10 for  Radial menu items etc etc.

So no more keypads.  No wonder why  Logitech  stopped making Keypads. 
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #6 on: 01:46 PM - 06/10/18 »
Been using Wooting 1 for a month now and compared to my other keyboards and getting my settings right it's hands down the best keyboard experience for Xim (apex only works on apex) i have had to date.

If you can get on wooting 2 price benefit go for it.

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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #7 on: 02:24 PM - 06/10/18 »
If you have a Titan 2 why do you need a keyboard with onboard memory? Koolertron makes great mechanical game pads with onboard memory btw.
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #8 on: 04:47 AM - 06/12/18 »
Thank you for responses

I am going to  buy  keyboard from  WELL ESTABLISHED BRAND / Market leader.   Not  buying  from  small  organisations  no matter how good they are & Wooting falls in this category.

Big companies  like Logitech, Razer ,Dell  etc etc.   Pls suggest best keyboard  from from  Big Fishes in  keyboard  makers. 
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #9 on: 05:22 AM - 06/12/18 »
I personally don't find any need for macros. I suggesting getting a keyboard with Cherry Red switches. Any of the Corsair keyboards are great. I personally use the SteelSeries Apex M500.
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #10 on: 06:00 AM - 06/12/18 »
Thank you . I will look into that steel series one right now
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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #11 on: 11:11 AM - 06/12/18 »
Logitech G pro keyboard 100%

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Re: Best keyboard for Xim Apex
« Reply #12 on: 02:25 PM - 06/12/18 »
Thanks. Looking towards either  Logitech G Pro   or   Corsair K63.  Both are  Tenkeyless/compact .    Corsair K63  is 50 cheaper.
Xbox Series X
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Logitech G513 keyboard

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