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I'm looking for a keyboard under $100USD for gaming, programming, and video editing. For these, programmable keys are needed.

Requirements:

  • Extra programmable keys
  • Backlit keys with adjustable brightness(and able to easily turn lights off)
  • Media control buttons (Play/pause/stop/skip)
  • Full sized keyboard (With numpad)
  • Works with Windows 10

Would like, but not required:

  • I've seen some keyboards with plugs for headphones/USB; having these would be good

  • Having multiple light colors to choose from (If not changeable, a green color would match my PC)

  • Volume switches for PC

  • I don't like really small keyboards, so if its bulky, I consider that a plus.

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    I would recommend the Corsair K70, but it's out of your price range. – Adam Sep 23 '15 at 4:31
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    If you cannot find a keyboard that has programmable keys, there is always the third party application Auto Hot Key to help fill in the gap. – Cfinley Sep 23 '15 at 20:04
  • The only problem may be with changeable colors. G710+ mentioned in my answer seems to be fine for you ;). amazon.com/dp/B009C98NPY – belford Sep 24 '15 at 18:26
  • There was a question a while back about keyboards in which I recommended a CODE keyboard. Can't remember any of the specs offhand, but I know mine has a numpad and backlit keys, and definitely works with Win X – ArtOfCode Sep 24 '15 at 18:37
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Think about Logitech G105. Price: $39.99 .

According to your spec:

  • 6 programmable G-keys: Configure up to 18 unique functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate Lua scripts* (*Requires software installation)
  • Long-life blue LED backlighting (Two different brightness levels plus Off)
  • Quick-access media controls: volume, mute, start, stop, pause, forward and back functions.
  • It works with Windows 8 and you don't have to care about W10 compatibility. It's more about marketing rather than specific adjustment.
  • Game/desktop switch: Disables the Windows/Context Menu keys to prevent accidental game interruptions
  • It's a full-size keyboard and seems to be solid

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If you want to have an extra USB think about Logitech G710+

The nice thing about G710+ is cable routing underneath the keyboard: enter image description here

Check also:

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips

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    One note about the G105: The media keys are not dedicated keys. They are on the F keys and require you to press the Fn key to utilize. Other than that, this is a good keyboard. – Andy Sep 24 '15 at 13:20
  • Yes, that's right. Luckily, Logitech G710+ is cheaper than $100 and has these buttons placed separately (volume control, mute and media playback). – belford Sep 24 '15 at 13:26
  • The G105 also isn't mechanical, while the G710+ is. – JMY1000 Feb 14 '18 at 20:19

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