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Would You Buy a Refurbished or Used Keyboard?

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  1. xlook

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    I'm going to but a wireless keyboard. Its the Logitech K810. They're selling one certified refurbished for $50 on Amazon, one used on ebay for $55, and one new for $75. My question is, would you guys buy certified refurbished or used for a keyboard? Would you trust that?
     
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    In all honesty, it's personal preference. For a keyboard it's probably ok as refurbished might just mean it's missing components like a wifi receiver or a cable or has scratches. But normally they have some type of warranty as well.
     
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    You are aware the Logitech K810 is a bluetooth keyboard that's mostly used to interact with iPads, tablets, etc.?

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  4. xlook

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    But I thought the K810 is used for PCs also? I want it cuz its got no numpad and its non-mechanical.
     
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    Yes it says "Logitech Easy-Switch™ allows you to quickly change between typing on your PC to typing on your tablet or smartphone with the touch of a button." Your PC has to have Bluetooth on it or a Bluetooth USB adapter.
     
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    Youre crazy. There's no illuminated keys in it.
     
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    If your PC has a bluetooth driver, then the K810 should work for you. With the price difference only being $25, I myself would invest in the new one. I don't usually like purchasing used electronics.
     
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    Well I'll be getting a Bluetooth USB where I'll just attach a Bluetooth USB into the back of my PC. It'll allow connections to any Bluetooth enabled device.

    But if you can suggest a keyboard other than the K810 that's got Bluetooth or wireless and illuminated keys, let Mr know.
     
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    Appreciate the link. But the keyboard looks a bit mechamical. I need a keyboard whose keys have a bit of space between them - its better for me since it helps me make less typos that way.

    Let me know if you have another suggestion for a KB but that's not that mechanical.
     
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    What do you mean by non-mechanical? Generally a mechanical keyboard is one with cherry (or similar) switches in th ekeys, as opposed to the more usual membrane pad in most keyboards. The keys tend to be more "clicky" and a lot of us prefer the more positive motion.

    This does not seem to be what you mean. Could you be a bit more specific?
     
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    Those are both membrane keyboards. They may look mechanical, but they aren't.
     
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    I see. I just detest mechanical KBs. I make crazy typos on them - not comfortable for me.

    Most likely I'll get the K810 as long as the keys are the same size as those on a standard KB.
     
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    To each their own! I myself can't stand membrane keyboards. They're much too mushy for me, and the clack-clack-clack sound is too satisfying to give up. Do you prefer a keyboard without a number pad? I can't find any 88-key keyboards that are both wireless and backlit.
     
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