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 Post subject: Visual problems, good lighting and ease of use questions
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:19 am 
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I'm very interested in buying a Deck, but I need some feedback.
I'm a difficult combination, a gamer but also visually impaired slightly.

I'm using both the Saitek and Saitek 2 keyboards, for about 3 years.
Both are wearing out, as the paint is comimg off the keys. I also have
some issues with my eyesight, and my vision has declined slightly
with age (yes, I'm the older gamer from the mid 80's still going
strong). The Saitek's are NOT bright enough now for me, and with wear
n' tear on the paint I need something better. I want bright as possbile
lit keys that shine well into the dark.

I've looked at large letter keyboards (normal key size) but I'm concerned
that they might not be good enough to game on. Ideally, I'd like
a large letter, illuminated keyboard made to game on, but I can't find
one anywhere.

To sum it up my requirements are, great key visibilty in light or dark
and the abilty to game with precision.

Whats your HONEST opinon here, does a Deck satisfy my needs?
(even without larger key letters)

If so, which Deck keyboard would you reccomend having the BEST
visibilty day or night? (which color stands out the most?)

My wife has simiar eyesight issues, but is not a gamer. So we are
looking to purchase 2 keyboards.

Thanks for your feedback!


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 6:00 am 
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The Deck boards are extremely bright. I use mine on the lowest setting. The Deck boards have a light under every key rather than for a region of the board.

For the gamer I recommend that you also get the optional key set which has arrows and symbols which will help you quickly orient to the movement keys.

A previous poster commented that green was the most visible color. But I would get the one you like best.

Deck also has a 30-day return policy.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:55 am 
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I think our Deck products would suit your needs well. Personally I have never seen a backlit keyboard that is brighter than ours. I also know of no other company producing a backlit keyboard with the type of keycaps we use - our keys are not painted they are "printed" using a sublimation process so the letters are part of the plastic and never wear off. The letters are also (generally) larger than most other competitor's products.

Enkidu hit on two very imortant points: first, we do have a 30 day money back guarantee so if your Deck doesn't measure up you can send it back for a refund (less S/H). Secondly, green (or Toxic as we call it) is the brightest color followed by blue (Ice) and red (Fire). If you have limited vision I wouldn't suggest the Fire color as it may not be bright enough, but the Ice and Toxic versions should be more than sufficient.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:06 am 
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Thank you for your replies.
I may swing for the green colored one.
I'm on the fence right now.

You said the printed letters were "generally" larger?
How much larger percent wise?
Is there a way for me to order it making sure I get ther larger
letters? What does that depend on?

Thanks again...


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I say "generally" larger meaning some other keyboard manufacturers offer larger lettering, thus Deck products come with larger letters compared to most other keyboard on the market. I don't have any percentage figures for you but you could print out the actual keycap lettering and compare it to your current keyboard (you can find the artwork here).

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