^ a must have
^ fail, as youll shortly know why
The week after i ordered my new gaming gear i basically sat at my window waiting in anticipation for santa to deliver me my presents (as every gamer knows the fedex guy is as close to santa claus as there can be). The first feeling i felt once i saw santa coming out of his truck was that of anxiousness and nervousness. Anxiousness because i couldn't wait to test out my new gear and nervousness because i didn't know what to expect, having to give up my old mouse and keyboard wasnt something i was looking forward to, as im sure most players can relate to.
The transition was hard for the first week but as of right now i couldn't be more pleased with my selection. I have to start my review off with the SS 7G because im loving this keyboard soooooo much. The first thing i came to notice with this keyboard is that the keys seem to be smaller in size than my previous keyboard. I didnt actually take the time to measure the keys and compare it with my old one but i could easily tell that there was a difference. Right now my fingers have access to more hotkeys than they did with my old saitek keyboard, imo the easiness of accessing various keys is one of the most important aspects when considering a good vs. bad gaming keyboard. Also its easy to tell how high the quality of a keyboard is just by the way the keys feel underneath your fingers, and honestly my nerdy fingers have not been as happier in a very long time. Also im liking the slightly elevated backside(its built into the keyboard design), i never used to elevate my keyboard but after i got accustomed to all these different new aspects i could feel an increase in my handspeed. Another plus is that its built like a rock, pretty impossible to make it budge while your gaming.
Next is on the list is the SS Xai and i won't lie.. most of my nervousness was in regards to the mouse change. I have been an avid supporter of the razer diamondback since forever, making this switch was kinda scary for me but like every other gaming gear once you get used to it you wont even be able to tell the difference. As of now the mouse runs perfectly smooth. Im loving the way it fits my hand, the way it clicks and most importantly i finally found my perfect gaming sensitivity. However, i wouldnt recommend this mouse to someone who is used to gaming at high speeds, im pushing 55% for my SC2 in game sensitivity as opposed to the 20% sensitivity i used to have with my diamondback, the speed differential is noticeable but for someone like me who enjoys gaming at low speeds it isnt much of a factor.
EDIT: scratch the last sentence, seems like you can install the SS drivers in order to adjust dpi speeds, it actually has higher dpi than the diamondback
The next piece of equipment doesnt need much of a description, the SS Syberia v2 is known as of one of the best headsets around for its price range, it feels comfortable, isnt heavy, doesnt get too hot after long hours of gaming and the sound is amazing, as an old speaker gamer i have not played a single game without my new headset, i find it actually gets you more involved in the game. For an extra 10$ you could also get the SS 5H but id stick to the Syberia.
And now heres the part that made me sad =/, when i ordered the Fnatic QCK+ mousepad(THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL ONE) i didnt pay attention to the size and as i later found out the pad does not fit my desk tray.. lenght-wise and height-wise the thing is basically the same size as my tray (too bad me + thinking = is no compatible T_T), however i proudly have the team mousepad hanging from my wall as a reminder to rape everyone in every league and individual match (plz dont say you wernt warned).
The only minor dislike i had was in regards to the mouse + keyboard wiring. The wires were so big n heavy that they kept hitting my feet which was pretty uncomfortable BUT being the ingenious person that i am i managed to scotch tape the wires to the inside of my desk(lol ghetto style ftw), im happy to report that ive been wire-free for the past week . Another negative is that i keep rolling on top of my headset wire with my chair and im scared that i might gg the whole thing in a short while, i still didnt find a method of fixing this problem because the extent of my intelligence does not go beyond scotch taping something to my desk and if id want to do that i would have to tape it to the side of my desk and that would look too ugly, stay tuned for updates.
but in all seriousness, if your looking to invest in a keyboard and more importantly if its within your budget(the only downside is the price) i would strongly recommend the steelseries 7G, i promise you'll never look back
Syberia v2: 89.99$
7G: 139.99$ (yup =/)
QcK+ limited edition (Fnatic): 19.99$