I'm thinking I 'need' a new gamers keyboard. (Need is such a subjective term). I've been looking at the various options out there. I'm thinking I might like one of those mechanical keyboard that the gamers rave about. Or not? I'm driving through the city next week on my way to Jasper and will get a chance to take a break (its a six hour drive and Edmonton is half way) and I'll stop into Memory Express and see if I can get a chance to get my fingers onto some of the various keyboards to see how they feel. Hopefully they will have some I can try out. Anyway, I'm thinking that a keyboard with extra macro keys (sometimes called "G-Keys") might be useful in X-Plane. I've already discovered the advantage of using my Logitech Gamepad as an extra set of buttons and axis which can be configured in X-Plane. (Apparently I've won another gamepad through an on-line contest I entered, a Thrustmaster GP XID, which should come by mail from the U.K. - I'll believe it when I get it). If I can use both gamepads that adds a bunch more buttons. But for the moment I'm asking for recommendations for keyboards. I did notice that there are Logitech keyboards with an LCD screen and that might come in useful - or not. I'm afraid that my keyboard sits on a keyboard tray and that LCD screen would be very hard to see. The idea of profiles is also interesting - one might want a different profile for different aircraft - the buttons you'd want on a cessna may vary from a 747 eh? Of course it has to light up, just because that is too cool. And having a built in USB hub would be nice. Top contenders are: Logitech's G110 (on sale lately for $65) - offers 12 programmable G-Keys and generally gets good reviews but a few people have reported it is cheaply made. I could save my pennies and hope for a huge sale on the G19 - $249 - on sale this week for $170 but much more than I had hoped to pay. ... Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium - apparently an ossume keyboard, mechanical with five programable keys but they are up on top and not off to the side. It is mechanical and comes in at $114 on sale this week. Hmmmm I have a Razer DeathAdder mouse and like it, I've looked at Razer keyboards - reviews seem to be mixed though. I would not want one of the ones that glows green - just not my thing. The Anansi and the Lycosa both look good, neither are mechanical. The Black Widow Ultimate is mechanical. The non-mechanicals come in around $70, add $20-30 for their mechanical ones. They have quite a range of different keyboards. Saitek does offer keyboards, but the Cyborg V7 lights up green and red like a Christmas tree - very gawdy looking. But it offers lots of buttons - apparently by putting them right on the outside edges (left & right) they are prone to accident touches when you want to move your keyboard or reach for your mouse, so probably not. Corsairs K90 keyboard gets good reviews and offers 18 G-Keys x 3 profiles so you have 54 buttons you can configure - enough for a 747 I'd say. The reviews fault Corsair for mixing mechanical and non-mechanical keys (the G-Keys and a few others are not mechanical). But overall it looks like a winner and users seem to like it for the most part. It can be had for about $120.00 Currently I'm using a Microsoft Digital Media keyboard and use a MS Ergonomic one at work which I like but I don't type so much on my home keyboard like I do at work so ergonomics is not such a big deal. So - what do you key on?