Please help me getting the imho best possible keyboard

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First things first: I am using a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 now without the modular Numpad becuase there is only limited space on my desk. A new keybaord should not be bigger than 400x250x70mm.
I did some digging on the internet to find some nice , but one of them is 100% the one I'm thinking of.
My short list of needs
  • backlight (red or orange or RGB individuel)
  • TKL or with Numpad but then withou the keyblock between (ins, del, home, end...)
  • metal frame
  • floating keys
  • volume control
  • Anti-Ghosting / N-Key rollover
  • german layout
Nive to have
  • USB-Hub
  • cabel - I don't need another wireless device, if it's not the perfect keyboard in my eyes
  • wrist rests
I stumbled across these keyboards, but as I said, none of them seems perfect to me
  • Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum (but why is there so much plastic on the left side? Is it a handle?)
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  • Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard For Business (mostly because its ergonomic)
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  • ASUS ROG Claymore Core (but I don't like that pattern on surface)
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  • Corsair K65 LUX RGB Compact (for now, it seems this is the best I can get)
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Here at Massdrop I found https://www.massdrop.com/buy/sentraq-60-diy-keyboard-kit

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I really like the offered sandwich case in red or orange, the black on grey key caps (are there transparent on black key caps somewhere? Haven't seen any).

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But it's only 60%, a little to small in my opinion and even it it's fully programmable, I miss a dedicated volume control and I'm not sure I am good in soldering...
Last thing about the switches: I tried a lot keyboards, the differences doesn't really matter to me, except one thing: typing should be as silent as possible. So I think Cherry MX Black might be the best for me.
I know this is a lot to think of, but perhaps someone has an idea. Otherwise I will buy Corsair K65 LUX RGB Compact in a couple of weeks and will have to live with it's weaknesses.
Thanks for reading so far with patience. I really hope someone has an idea...
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Makami
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Jan 16, 2017
Hello CosmicBlue (Moin, Moin :))
just some thoughts, even though i love MD a lot, this isn't the best place to ask for help in regards of your special needs like ISO-DE. Outside Europe (ISO-DE countrys) people will have a hard time to have knowledge about options/market. Better places might be Computerbase: https://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1326504 or Hardwareluxx: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f87/mechanische-tastaturen-und-andere-sonderwuensche-757147.html for their German communities as example. You might have looked by yourself? http://geizhals.de/?cat=kb&v=k&hloc=at&hloc=de&sort=t&bl1_id=30&xf=7008_DEalone%7E7009_mechanical%7E7011_mit+Beleuchtung%7E7022_Metall%7E7023_kabelgebunden%7E7025_400%7E7043_Anti-Ghosting Not much left to choose, without going for a diykit with soldering and a dedicated volume control will still not be given, Fn+xxx is the way given.
It's understandable to get the best fitting your needs, but sometimes the combination of this needs might be very limiting :( Enough for now as first feedback.
Viel Glück/good luck
CosmicBlue
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Jan 16, 2017
Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I searched Geizhals already, so yes, there isn't much left. Fn+xxx as volume control would do it for me. If it comes to soldering... Well, may it be, I would try my best. I'll read the rest (first both links) as soon as I can. Thanks a lot.