Thanks to my spectacular friend TechTalkPony and his generous gift, I can once again live a life free of unresponsive keys.
As a gesture of appreciation for him, I just wanted to display in a brief journal entry this lovely Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboard that I now get to enjoy. A new keyboard was a priority on my list of expenses, due to how poorly the previous one began to perform. I wanted to invest in something decent, albeit more modest, but Tech wanted me to save the money for other necessities. (:
It also has this fun gimmick where all the keys are backlit, so typing in low light isn't an issue or in case having your accessories look like they're about to summon the devil is your thing.
What's really cool, though, is you have an option of fully controlling the colour of the light with software from the manufacturer.
Yes, you can literally change it to any colour. It's not perfectly faithful to the setting but the photo directly above exaggerates and the bluish hue of green is rather the flimsy phone photo's fault (try saying that three times fast!). The crucial thing about it, though, are all the delicious macro keys in close proximity to the arrow keys which are essential in gaming to a left-handed mouse user such as myself. Keyboards like these are just not available any-damn-where here, so arranging for something from abroad would've been necessary one way or another.
It definitely never stops surprising me what good friends are willing to do to help you out. Thanks again, Tech!
You folks have a good week whilst I enjoy not having to press the same key several times.