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*Twitch* So glad those colors are no longer the technology standard.

those colors are straight gangsta. old skool ftw.
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Give that thing 3 years in the back of someones garage and see just how nasty they look. It's not terrible new but it does not age well at all.
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post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by Scrappy;13580825 
Give that thing 3 years in the back of someones garage and see just how nasty they look. It's not terrible new but it does not age well at all.

Depends on the plastic used. ABS with fire retardant yellows like a mother when in sunlight, and PVC gets ugly with age too, but ABS without fire retardant is fine, as are PBT and POM. Polystyrene holds up well as well. The MX8000 has an ABS housing (sans FR) with polystyrene keycaps.
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*Twitch* So glad those colors are no longer the technology standard.

What? somebody doesn't like grey and beige rolleyes.gif


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And has crappy switches, no thanks.
The switches in the newer n52te and the new "Razer" nostromo are much better then the membrane switches used in the old Belkin N52 and much better then other membrane keyboards or controllers.

Although the newer N52TE and the Razer Nostromo use "dome" switches, the dome design is much more rigid, giving a much better feel. They have a distinct activate point which needs a decent amount of force (65g) and they quickly pop back up when the force is removed. The action is quick and consistant.

Sure, they're not mechanical, but they perform acceptably well for fast gaming. And that's first hand experience, having used one in pro gaming over the past several years.

Also, being OCN, you could always buy a used n52te off ebay and then pull it apart and put some mechanical keys in it if you really need to have mechanical wink.gif
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post #36 of 41
You measure that 65g with nickels?
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post #37 of 41
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You measure that 65g with nickels?
No nickels in Australia tongue.gif

I used the weights that came from various gaming mice smile.gif
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Hahahaha! We Yanks can learn something from Aussie ingenuity!

I'm gonna steal that idea and post it in the other Nickels thread sometime.
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I say instead you write to every keyboard manufacturer and tell them to include a stack of nickels with every keyboard they sell, it's only going to cost them ~$.70

As long as their boards aren't crap.
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I say instead you write to every keyboard manufacturer and tell them to include a stack of nickels with every keyboard they sell, it's only going to cost them ~$.70

As long as their boards aren't crap.

70 cents is apparently a pretty big deal to the large companies. They spend a lot of time messing with "anti-ghosting" matrices instead of spending a buck or two for NKRO diodes.
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