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I really like the look of the ultimate, I never look at the keyboard so it wouldn't be a problem for me, except I would have to memorize the numpad a little better since I generally look at that when I'm typing numbers.

The only reason I went with the professional is that if I got the Ultimate, then literally no one else would be able to use my computer. Kind of a nice security feature lol, but if my gf came over and wanted to use it I would have to be there with her.
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Only thing I really don't like about the Das Ultimate is the fact that it's a mirrored finish on the keyboard, so it's very easy to get dirty, etc.

I stopped caring about cleaning it after about a week.
post #33 of 56
I really like my filco tenkeyless. I had a black widow before it and it does seem much better made (but i have to say, the BW wasn't poorly made).

I got it in black switches, then got blank keycaps and a red WASD cluster. I sort-of miss the macro keys of the BW. But it's much nicer to use in my opinion.

Also looks pretty good.

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razer has HORRIBLE HORRIBLE customer support and Quality control i just hate them for making so many awesome products but not backing them up with quality assurance
I wrote them an email,
8 hours later I got a comprehensive reply from a real person

I disagree with you

and I love my blackwidow ultimate. no problems,
great clicky noise, looks sick as hell, games great

I recommends
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In my experience, I think brown switches are the easiest and safest way to transition from a rubber dome to a mechanical. They are not by any means quiet, but they have a satisfying typing sound and feel very crisp compared to a rubber dome.

Blue switches are a much more noticeable transition; in addition to having a very crisp feel, there is the more prominent tactility (vs. brown switches) and the audible click sound. I feel it definitely has more of a "wow" factor than brown switches, but it all comes down to personal preference for the clicky nature of the switches.

Blacks are a toss up. Some people like them, some don't. Best bet is to try Steelseries 'boards in stores.
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I'd go w/ the filco if I were you. Had the 6Gv2 and didn't really like it. Didn't have it long enough to know if the keys falling off are a problem.
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I wrote them an email,
8 hours later I got a comprehensive reply from a real person

I disagree with you

and I love my blackwidow ultimate. no problems,
great clicky noise, looks sick as hell, games great

I recommends
In North America yeah. But outside they are useless.

My BW developed stiff keys, i sent them an email and they pretty much told me to deal with it. Amazon then told me to talk to razer. In the end I complained to amazon and got a replacement.

Cool story, i know.
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I'd go w/ the filco if I were you. Had the 6Gv2 and didn't really like it. Didn't have it long enough to know if the keys falling off are a problem.
Can you explain to me how the black switches feel?. They are linear but there is increased tension as you press down, correct? I am picturing them feeling really loose with no feedback. I am concerned about purchasing them because of people like you who bought them and didn't care for 'em. They are supposed to be the end-all for FPSs from the way some people speak. I'm not sure if I like loose keys...I think I like tension. I once removed the domes from under my old membrane keyboard and when the keys went down there was absolutely no resistance and it felt terrible! Well, I'm sure it's better than that...hehe. But can you tell me if the black was "Quicker Responding" compared to the other switches around (if you've tried them)?

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I really like my filco tenkeyless. I had a black widow before it and it does seem much better made (but i have to say, the BW wasn't poorly made).

I got it in black switches, then got blank keycaps and a red WASD cluster. I sort-of miss the macro keys of the BW. But it's much nicer to use in my opinion.

Also looks pretty good.

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/5230079/640/PC-%2B-Audio-stuff/-DSC4151.jpg
The Tenkeyless I linked to is a Leopold. Tell me, where did you find the blank key-caps for the Filco? I heard they sell the boards with them but I can't find any. The Leopold is blank but does not come in a black switch. Also, where did you find the red caps? Could I find them blank as well?

The DAS keyboard has green WASD replacement caps that are blank. I like them; they would go with my nVidia HAF-X. If only I could get them for the Filco...
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/3/11 at 2:46pm
post #39 of 56
Question: to those who think that the Browns are still loud, do you bottom out all of the time? To my knowledge, the point of mechanical keyboards is that the keys are only pressed until they actuate. It's very hard for me to get an idea of how the switches themselves sound, as every video shows them bottoming out, but the actuation sounds like a very quiet "pf." That would be fantastic.
    
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post #40 of 56
Black definately give more resistance and they are quicker responding

But its different what people like in a keyboard so you need to be very clear about what you would want in a keyboard

Do you need to feel and hear when the key register? Then go blue
Do you need very light keys that you can feel when they register? Then go brown
Do you need the most responsive, but without feedback of any kind? Then go black

I do love blacks both for typing and gaming but you need to learn how to apply just enough pressure for the key to register to enjoy them for typing too
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