I'm looking to get a new keyboard (and a mouse, too). It'll likely be used for 5-8 hours a day for the foreseeable future, mainly for web browsing, programming, and gaming. I am mainly looking for something that will work well for gaming without necessarily having fancy features like macros and programmable backlighting.
The keyboard can be in a combo with a mouse, as long as the mouse fits this question.
- Cheap (under $20-$30USD, depending on how many of my preferred features it meets)
- Works with Windows 10
- Not wireless (unless the batteries are going to last years on one charge)
- Less than 19 inches wide (any larger and it won't fit)
- Decent rollover (I can't exactly quantify this as I still haven't figured out exactly how rollover works, but as an example of "decent" I'd need it to register e.g. Shift, A, W, and Space at the same time)
- Enough backlighting that I can distinguish the keys in low light conditions (this is the main problem with my current keyboard)
Listed in approximate order of importance
- Relatively quiet (I'm often on the computer when the rest of the house is asleep, and I don't want to be annoying)
- Any lighting can be turned on and off
- Any lighting is green to go with my headset (really doesn't matter; I'm willing to pay like an extra $1 for this)
- Extraneous features like macros, dynamic backlighting, etc.
- A number pad (I do occasionally use my current one, but it takes up so much extra space... I still haven't decided whether or not it's worth it)
Things I have considered:
- CM Storm Devastator: looks great except that it apparently has two-key rollover. I'm not sure exactly what that means, so I don't entirely know whether it would be good enough.
- CM Storm Octane: good, but a little expensive, and I don't need the extra mouse buttons, dynamic lighting, or 19 key rollover
- Logitech K120: definitely cheap enough, three-key rollover, but doesn't have backlighting.