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Great review! I'm in a similar situation, deciding between the XArmor U9BL-S or the Das Model S Ultimate Silent.
If you're still not convinced after reading this, I can't help you

As for me, my Das was delivered today and the package is waiting for me to come home.
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Techboy10

Well this wait is what makes your keyboard worthwhile. Or any computer components for that matte. Hope that my review helped you get convinced that you bought one of the best keyboards out there Post a pic or two when you get it!

VanillaCena

Glad to hear that you liked my review. Wish I could post some pictures and videos, but right now this photo-enthusiast has been deprived of his main weaponry....
As for you to make choice, I would say just pick whichever you have more gut feeling with. As Shub mentioned above, there seem to be a number of quality issues with Xarmors, but it still wouldn't stop me from buying one if I had extra cash. Backlighting is sexy regardless. And it would look especially sexy if my DAS had one too...good luck on pulling your hair out and being indecisive like me

Shub

Yeah I remember seeing you from other threads while I was doing my research. I wonder which DAS you got? Ultimate was out of question for me, as I also type Japanese and need to see where the keys are at, so that I can guestimate where the Japanese symbols are from them. I know, it's a complicated process. Post a pic or two when you unpack it today! Have fun.
    
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I got the Professional Silent I like Browns a lot more than Blues. At first I thought I might get the Ultimate but decided against it for the sake of hospitality. I could type just fine on a blank keyboard, but it's just impractical. My first mech keyboard used MX Blues (it was an XArmor U9BL), I liked typing on it but it was too noisy for my taste. At the same time I decided I was tired of the crappy rubber dome I used at work, so I found a good deal on a Cherry point-of-sale keyboard with MX Brown switches, loved them, so I'm sticking with Browns. The Das feels a bit different, but I think that's just the higher quality at play.
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Rallymaster,

Glad to hear that there is someone else experiencing the same issue. Although I'm nowhere near your typing speed (70wpm on typeracer so far), I am at least 6-7 words faster on my laptop.
My hope is that by learning how to type properly on this guy, I become more efficient and therefore less fatigue on my hands.
Yeah, and also at the rate that I type, I create a ton of sustained noise that echoes through my room and wakes up a ton of people while using MX Blue switches. You know you can't keep a keyboard when it's past 9PM and you don't want to type anything because it might will wake people up.
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@O/P PS/2 can't be hot swapped needs to be plugged in preboot, then you can boot with spacebar, esc or ctrl+esc
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Just to follow up on my first impression.

I have been typing a lot faster compared to a week ago. I finally learned how to type more efficiently while still bottoming out almost every stroke.

There are moments, brief ones, where my fingers move so smooth that it feels like they're forming waves while I type certain words. This is very addicting.

I have also been rigorously practicing at Typeracer.com. I raced 453 races so far and this morning I finally reached the "Megaracer" level (I know, it's only 80wpm but hey). I can't be happier

One downside is that I now can't type like I used to on my laptop. The reverse effect of what I had initially is happening to me now - I trained myself enough on MX Blues that my fingers cannot handle rubber dome switches. Ah well.

As for the keyboard itself, I noticed a few things:
1. Lettering on the keys tend to get brown (dirty). Those are the keys that I stroke most, such as A, S, D, F, J, K, and L keys. I think this is just a matter of using the right cleaner.
2. Keyboard base attracts a LOT of finger prints, I tell you. I know this has been brought up a lot, but boy it looks so unclean.
3. Another thing with the base is that if you are not careful enough when wiping off any fingerprints, you will leave hairline scratches on the surface. This may not bother everyone, but it does bother me a little Use a microfiber towel that is completely free of dirt or else it scars your keyboard.

So here it is, a follow-up after two weeks of use now.
    
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If you're still not convinced after reading this, I can't help you

As for me, my Das was delivered today and the package is waiting for me to come home.
Oh hey, that's me! Yup, I'm still avoiding the restart button. Scroll lock works fine on the desktop. I'm sticking with it mostly because it's the only blacklit cherry brown out there. If that doesn't matter for you, lean toward the Das.
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PS/2 is not as Universal a keyboard solution as the Universal Serial Bus.

I added that Xarmor/MSI Platinum X58 glitch to the PS/2 Compatibility Guide for Keyboard/Motherboard Combos in the wiki here.
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