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AkFubar
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Anyone Using A Mechanical Keyboard? - Recommendations?

Thinking of buying one and looking for opinions/recommendations.

Thanks
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CylonRed
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Couple mentioned here - one is expensive but the other is cheaper and seemingly well built:

»Noooooo - my fav keyboard broke the K key.....
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I have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate with Cherry MX blue switches and I really like it, it's great for gaming (even if it doesn't have full rollover) and it's a sheer joy to type one when I'm not gaming.

Drawbacks are that it's expensive ($125 when I bought it, and it looks like it's about $150 now), and although it has on the fly Macros (which are great) their more permanent software solution is this cloud thing that you have to register for, which I find to be pretty ugly.
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First off, it is absolutely worth it!!! It's sheer joy it use a mechy for anything!

I got a CM Storm Trigger with Red Cherry MXs. It's $85 on Amazon.
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Phantasee

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reply to AkFubar

I haven't got one yet, but I am working on it. I'll be watching this thread.



MaxPowers

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Just bought this one »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···23816001

I love the Cherry Reds on it, gaming is so sweet. It's a little hard to type on if you tend to mispell a lot, but I'll get used to it I'm sure.



AkFubar
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said by El Quintron:

I have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate with Cherry MX blue switches and I really like it, it's great for gaming (even if it doesn't have full rollover) and it's a sheer joy to type one when I'm not gaming.

Drawbacks are that it's expensive ($125 when I bought it, and it looks like it's about $150 now), and although it has on the fly Macros (which are great) their more permanent software solution is this cloud thing that you have to register for, which I find to be pretty ugly.

Yeah I am not sure about the advantage of having 20 key rollover since us humans only have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. I don't think it's possible to hit 10 different keys at once let alone 20, unless you swat the board with your hand LOL
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Phantasee

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I swat mine with my face.



Krisnatharok
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bet you have l33t macros



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said by Krisnatharok:

bet you have l33t macros

#showtooltip
/startattack
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#YOLOSWAG
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Otla5157c


Phantasee

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Aww man, Websensed. Just type an entire transcript here.



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Watch it when you get home then. The Lonely Island (SNL spoof band) did a song called YOLO.



Phantasee

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Seen it. Love them and that video. It's amazing.



Phantasee

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reply to AkFubar

I touched some keys on a Razer at Mediocre Buy and it felt pretty nice. Love the clicky, mechanical feel over rubber innards.



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said by Phantasee:

I touched some keys on a Razer at Mediocre Buy and it felt pretty nice. Love the clicky, mechanical feel over rubber innards.

i like the clicky, downside, i type quickly.


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said by BonezX:

said by Phantasee:

I touched some keys on a Razer at Mediocre Buy and it felt pretty nice. Love the clicky, mechanical feel over rubber innards.

i like the clicky, downside, i type quickly.

Crap. I do too. Is that an issue because it takes more pressure to push the key or is it a key travel issue? I also press keys really hard, though.


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said by Phantasee:

Crap. I do too. Is that an issue because it takes more pressure to push the key or is it a key travel issue? I also press keys really hard, though.

If it is, I haven't noticed it over gummy keyboards. My typing speed is about the same on both.
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I have a 60 dollar credit at Best Buy and they have this in stock at my local store.
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···23114026

I am gonna get it this evening and let you guys know.



AkFubar
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From research and comments here, I am seriously now leaning toward the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 as well. My local computer store has it on sale for $129.00 til the end of the month.
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said by Phantasee:

I have a 60 dollar credit at Best Buy and they have this in stock at my local store.
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···23114026

I am gonna get it this evening and let you guys know.

Awesome let me know what you think.

BB usually has a pretty good refund policy (at least in Canada) so you should be able to return it, if it really isn't a good fit.

EQ
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said by El Quintron:

said by Phantasee:

Crap. I do too. Is that an issue because it takes more pressure to push the key or is it a key travel issue? I also press keys really hard, though.

If it is, I haven't noticed it over gummy keyboards. My typing speed is about the same on both.

speeds not the issue, it's the pure amount of noise i generate.


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said by BonezX:

speeds not the issue, it's the pure amount of noise i generate.

I'll bet it's the sweetest music you've ever heard. (roomates, spouses and kids be damned. )
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AkFubar
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Yikes!!!! Amazon.ca has the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 for $120.00 + free shipping!

Edit:

Just ordered it!

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I have an older model Razer Blackwidow (with blue backlighting). It has held up well and have had no performance issues. It is friggin loud. My wife can hear it in the other room while watching tv. lol
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AkFubar
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All -

Appreciated the feedback!
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Phantasee

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Didn't get to grab one yesterday. Ended up going to some vip Toyota party at my local dealership to mingle with swindlers I know. Gonna try to get by Best Buy today and grab it.



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ducky shine II
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Any update on how you like the Keyboard? I got the Logitech G710+ in January. Replaced my G15v2.
I can NEVER go back to membrane.

I loved it so much I ended up getting a Filco Ninja for an executive assistant here in the office. She loves the mech's also.

thanks,



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said by dgass:

Any update on how you like the Keyboard?

Seconded, updates please!
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