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Originally Posted by Moltar;13356652 
I currently have the Das S Ultimate, all black edition. I use it for both FPS and RTS games and love it. The Blue Tactile switches are awesome. Not to mention, the key board ways enough that you could kill a man with it if you hit them, its built like a brick.

As for the key markings. On most Mechanical keyboards, the key marking is actually under the key cap or laser etched into the key. Therefore, it's not going to come off.

How do the Blues feel? Like, how hard is the resistance? They don't gave you any response problems in FPSs? How quick are they? I generally heard they were better for RTSs due to keeping you from mis-hitting the keys and worse for FPSs because the response was slower. Would you agree with that?

As for the markings I've read from owners of the Steelseries and the Blackwidow that the markings, especially the WASD keys, were starting to
come off very soon after purchase. I would have to dig around for quotes; I've done so many Google searches. They're might have been another brand too. Thus, my interest in the all black keys. I wouldn't think so without seeing it for real but it SO competes with LED back-lit keys, for sure! drum.gif
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/2/11 at 4:26pm
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I just bought the Das Professional Silent the other day, and I have nothing but positive impressions about this board.

I started looking for a mechanical about a week ago because my old rubber-domed keyboard was wearing out very fast and I needed one that could keep up with my typing and gaming, but also not wear out over time.

The build quality on this board is top-notch, as already said by someone else this thing is heavy and you could definitely knock someone trying to steal your computer with this thing.

I chose the Silent for two reasons. One being my roommate is the ****in lightest sleeper of all time, and two Brown switches are better then Blues for gaming. You touched on this earlier, the reason Browns are considered better is because they have a slightly better switch that responds faster, especially if double-tapping. I used to play wow, I ranked in the top 50 in the world in terms of DPS for Death Knights, and I wish I had this keyboard at the time. Even though it says Silent, when you type there is still a fairly audible 'clack' with each key press. I really like the way it sounds, but its not overly loud either.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Also, I am a College Student and was able to receive a 20% discount on the purchase price by taking a picture of my ID and sending it in. I'm sure if you are not a student, you could just photoshop your face on an ID fairly easily.
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post #13 of 56
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As for why the Majestouch II costs so much, I really don't know since they didn't really add anything to it; the internal build quality is supposedly a lot better but I don't know if that justifies the price.
It's the MX reds in that one. Normal ones cost $150. Still overpriced.
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post #14 of 56

I have Steelseries 6gV2 and Razer Blackwidow. The keys on 6gv2 are not as you described, i can hardly pull them off even when i try. Not sure where you hear they falling out just from typing - that is definitely RMA situation.

I didnt like BW that much. First off, my hands were confused due to macro keys, i always mistyped "A" for "S", etc. I didnt like the keycaps, they are somehow more narrow than 6gv2. The placement for function key is also worse than 6gv2. Only thing i liked about BW was the cherry mx blue switches. When it comes to cherry mx blacks, they are fine as well, especially for gaming. Typing is also fine, cant really complain. It takes some getting use to though.

So overall, i would recommend 6gv2.

Here is little video comaprison i made.

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post #15 of 56
I bought both a Leopold with Blues and one with Browns, because I didn't knew which one I would prefer, honestly.

After a couple of weeks of using both, I can now say that for gaming I much prefer the browns. But for typing, the blues are a dream to use.

So for me now, it's gaming = browns, and typing = blues. Both keyboards are connected at the same time, so I just switch when I need to.

Now I just need to try some blacks.
    
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I can get the Majestouch R here. I did not see if they were Majestouch II or not but they were $4000nt vs $3000 to $3200 normal. I can ship you one if you are really interested in reds.

I got a chance to see the The Thermaltake G1 and the other mechanical version at Computex before they came out. They were ok derivatives but not what I would get unless that style is something you are willing to pay extra for. But why no topre or nopoo?
 
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Generally
Blues-Typing
Browns-Typing/Gaming
Black-Gaming

I'd recommend browns for a starter board.
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post #19 of 56
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I have Steelseries 6gV2 and Razer Blackwidow. The keys on 6gv2 are not as you described, i can hardly pull them off even when i try. Not sure where you hear they falling out just from typing - that is definitely RMA situation.
Well, that's nice to hear. But, I was going by three places I had heard it. One was on Google, the second is that video I posted above (go to 8:40), and the third was this Amazon review...

Quote:
Originally Posted by slipshade
The major downside is that about 1 of every 5 keys on my bard is only loosely affixed to the switches. During normal use I do not see this as an issue. However, if you transport your board much or store it other than flat on a desk there is a reasonable chance you might lose a key. Simply turning the board upside down, all of the keys remain attached. However, several have fallen off when bumped against say a door (daughters are a bit less gentle with the board than I am). About 20 buttons in total can simply be lifted off of their switches without any noticeable resistance.
Just as the guy does in the video. Take it as you will. It's cool yours is good, though.

Watched the video...like the way the blues sound better! Who knows...people may think I'm using a typewriter and actually doing something important.
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Man, I didn't know reading about keyboards was going to make me spend as much money as on headphones. You guys...suck. Haha.

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