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Xim4 - Best keyboards?

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I got a xim4 as a gift, but I could not avoid my bad luck to strike even there. My old keyboard is not compatible with it, I already updated the xim4 manager and tried multiple times but nothing works, my keyboard is not recognized when I try to assign a button to a key (K).

 

So I'd like to hear some suggestions for a new keyboard. I'm looking for something as cheap as possible and that works with the minimal delay for Crypt purpose. I don't need anything  "cool" but that simply does its job properly when paired with a xim4.

I'm aware that there is a list of compatible keyboards (https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=32933.0 ) however I have no idea which ones are the cheapest and do not have a relevant delay issue for Coda/Bolt.

 

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What is the name of your old keyboard? Maybe it is compatible but something else in the setup is wrong. For xim4/xim apex to work on ps4 you have to go to ps4's device settings first and change the dualshock 4 connectivity mode to usb wired cable instead of wireless (make sure your controller is in USB mode, not bluetooth mode
Settings > Devices > Controllers > Communication Method
)

Also try another ps4 controller and/or another usb cable and unplugging all the cables again

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7 hours ago, stealthlevel100 said:

What is the name of your old keyboard? Maybe it is compatible but something else in the setup is wrong. For xim4/xim apex to work on ps4 you have to go to ps4's device settings first and change the dualshock 4 connectivity mode to usb wired cable instead of wireless (make sure your controller is in USB mode, not bluetooth mode
Settings > Devices > Controllers > Communication Method
)

Also try another ps4 controller and/or another usb cable and unplugging all the cables again

I don't really know, I got the keyboard a lot of years ago, I just know is a Trust.

 

I didn't know about the ps4's device settings, however even with that I'm unable to bound keys. The keyboard itself works on the xmb menu so it is definitely plugged in.

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For a keyboard, you either want membrane keys or mechanical keys. The majority will recommend mechanical, they last longer than membrane(chicklets) keys but cost more and generally cause more and louder clicky sounds. If I remember correctly I think everyone I've read about used mechanical (floriiss razor, kittyloaf and miles corsair) except mohand used a membrane keyboard fantech

I use this one myself and i really like it but I think it is hard to find in some countries: (mechanical) Genesis Thor 300 NKG-0947 green with xim apex
https://genesis-zone.com/product/thor-300-tkl-outemu-blue?ir=1
Price:28$
(Before that I used a used razor black widow chroma kb for 100$)

I recommend these as well:
Logitech k120 (membrane)
Price: 10$
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/keyboards/k120-usb-standard-computer.920-002478.html

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=71966.0

TechNet mechanical keyboard for £27
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010IIKHBK

Razer Cynosa Chroma 60$

https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Cynosa-Chroma-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B075KMZ4MX

Redragon mechanical keyboards
around 35$

someone used Aukey mechanical keyboard for xim from Amazon that was under $30 and it works perfectly.

https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=78506.0

K55 from Corsair and the RK61 60% keyboard (mechanical keyboard) from Royal Kludge (both under 60$ each) (but 60% means it does not have directional keys)

https://www.reddit.com/r/XIM/comments/f2ikvu/good_keyboard_budget_is_50_maybe_60/

 

Ajazz ak33 (around 40$)
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Switches-Aluminum-Pluggable/dp/B01JG37496

A lot of options, I know it is confusing. I think the best option if possible is to go to a gaming store and ask about a budget gaming keyboard that is compatible with the xim4, maybe you can test it there or they will allow you to return it in case it doesn't work with the xim4. Otherwise I would probably pick the Logitech K120(membrane 10$)

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=60639.0

 

Though personally I recommend anything Mechanical so you can hear your inputs more clearly.

 

Most importantly make sure the directional keys are comfortable. Some laptop keyboards for example have tiny up and down keys.

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8 minutes ago, stealthlevel100 said:

For a keyboard, you either want membrane keys or mechanical keys. The majority will recommend mechanical, they last longer than membrane(chicklets) keys but cost more and generally cause more and louder clicky sounds. If I remember correctly I think everyone I've read about used mechanical (floriiss razor, kittyloaf and miles corsair) except mohand used a membrane keyboard fantech

I use this one myself and i really like it but I think it is hard to find in some countries: (mechanical) Genesis Thor 300 NKG-0947 green with xim apex
https://genesis-zone.com/product/thor-300-tkl-outemu-blue?ir=1
Price:28$
(Before that I used a used razor black widow chroma kb for 100$)

I recommend these as well:
Logitech k120 (membrane)
Price: 10$
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/keyboards/k120-usb-standard-computer.920-002478.html

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=71966.0

TechNet mechanical keyboard for £27
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010IIKHBK

Razer Cynosa Chroma 60$

https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Cynosa-Chroma-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B075KMZ4MX

Redragon mechanical keyboards
around 35$

someone used Aukey mechanical keyboard for xim from Amazon that was under $30 and it works perfectly.

https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K552-Mechanical-Keyboard-Equivalent/dp/B016MAK38U

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=78506.0

K55 from Corsair and the RK61 60% keyboard (mechanical keyboard) from Royal Kludge (both under 60$ each) (but 60% means it does not have directional keys)

https://www.reddit.com/r/XIM/comments/f2ikvu/good_keyboard_budget_is_50_maybe_60/

 

Ajazz ak33 (around 40$)
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Switches-Aluminum-Pluggable/dp/B01JG37496

A lot of options, I know it is confusing. I think the best option if possible is to go to a gaming store and ask about a budget gaming keyboard that is compatible with the xim4, maybe you can test it there or they will allow you to return it in case it doesn't work with the xim4. Otherwise I would probably pick the Logitech K120(membrane 10$)

https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=60639.0

 

Though personally I recommend anything Mechanical so you can hear your inputs more clearly.

 

Most importantly make sure the directional keys are comfortable. Some laptop keyboards for example have tiny up and down keys.

Thanks a lot for the list, I will examinate these possibilities in the future.

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In short: any keyboard (that works with XiM) will get the job done for Coda. Personally, not only did i buy the cheapest keyboard but also bought the cheapest adapter, and you can only find 1 youtube video about it.
 

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