almost like a basic keyboard with just a few programmable buttons, the back light goes out alot from the newegg reviews. i personally would just pay the extra $20 and get the G510 or G19
G19 are membrane keys. The G710 has mechanical keys on these. They are very different keyboards. Some people like the gimmicky features of the G19, but I prefer the tactile feel of mechanical switches. To each his own.
My G710 has been perfect, but bought it new. and for only a few bucks more than this.
From what I've read, the backlight is not unreliable or prone to dying. The problem seems to be that some computer's USB ports don't provide enough power for this keyboard. If you have that problem, time to get a well reviewed USB PCI card for you machine.
Even though I love the keyboard, especially for typing, I can't recommend buying this refurb from 1sale day. If this were $50, sure, but it's not. This price is within $10 to $15 of the discounted price the brand new version of this keyboard sometimes hits.
I'm not trying to be offensive, but I haven't seen this keyboard NEW for less than $99.
It's been $99 a few times, but once it went down to $89 IIRC. Yes, I paid $99, but it's easily worth the extra $20 to get it new.
This is a keyboard after all. Not something I'd generally recommend for a used purchase, not unless you're going to give it a proper cleaning. And if you're going spend an hour or two doing that, well, it's just cheaper to buy it new.
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