I’ve always been more of a Razer gamer than Logitech. No particular reason; I just preferred the look and feel of Razer products. It probably helps that my first gaming mouse was a limited edition Razer Diamondback, a gift from my fiancé. But this weekend, something tragic happened. My beautiful, mostly new Razer Arctosa died. How? I wish I could blame the peripheral for spontaneously combusting, but alas, it was my own fault.
I spilled tea all over my keyboard.
Yep, in the middle of a League of Legends match, I was eating popcorn and panicked when I realised I was about to get into combat, threw my hands forward to start pressing those all important QWERs, and instead full-on dragon-punched my (very full) mug of tea, which proceeded to unleash boiling hot liquid all over my keyboard. Did I stop to clean up the mess? Why, no! I had a match to finish! So while T frantically tried to clean up after me, I finished our ARAM – and won, might I add – before realising that my fiancé had now literally covered the keyboard in tissue to soak up the mess, and my hands were buried underneath said tissue.
I thought it’d be okay. I drained the keyboard, and went into my next match with some friends. But halfway through, disaster struck once again. No, I didn’t spill yet more tea on my keyboard, but remember those all important QWERs? Yeah. I was reduced to only being able to press ‘R’. Suddenly, I could literally do nothing but ultimate as Malphite. Unfortunately the ‘R’ key isn’t quite as useful on anyone but Karthus…
Thankfully, I had a back-up keyboard. A Logitech G710+ (grumble) that I won in a contest at work. I unpacked it frantically mid-match, and we finished the game. And now that I’m using it (my first real mechanical keyboard)…I quite like it, actually! It helps that it was my saviour when I needed it most. It may not be the keyboard I needed, but it was sure the keyboard I deserved…or something. Actually, that should probably be the other way round, but whatever!
Full review will follow when I’ve had more time with it! I’m still a little saddened because I loved my Arctosa, and I’m still a Razer girl at heart, but I suppose beggars can’t be choosers!