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so currently i have an unopened razer anansi sitting in front of me... and now i have the opportunity to get a razer black widow(not the ultimate)...

ive read i think the first 10 pages(at least) of the keyboard forum and only some had any info about the anansi...

id like to get some opinions from those that have the anansi and those that have the black widow... pros and cons and all that...

now just from reading the forum i understand alot of you have a preference for the mechanical keyboards and would therefore go with some other boards but my only options are the black widow for mechanical...

im in the process of moving so ive yet to have my setup... well set up so i havnt had the chance to play with it...

thanks for the help...
post #2 of 20
So many people asking about the Black Widow, they should have named it poorly designed junk. I got the ultimate version and the space bar collided with the alt keys beside it causing no keys to register, mines going back for a refund. Im still unable to fathom how they could get something such as this wrong without realising before releasing it.
    
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ive heard stories about some ppl selling their blackwidow keyboards due to the amount of keys pressed at once.

id say if u want a mechanical keyboard, get a different one. me being limited to them in australia. i bought the thermaltake meka g1. uses black switches and its lovely.
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post #4 of 20
Neither really.

I admit I do have a broken blackwidow sitting next to me as I type this, rubber domes are better and more reliable than the blackwidow. It also cannot withstand any sort of collision at all.

Razer aren't great for keyboards.
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Originally Posted by newpc;13572612 
ive heard stories about some ppl selling their blackwidow keyboards due to the amount of keys pressed at once.

id say if u want a mechanical keyboard, get a different one. me being limited to them in australia. i bought the thermaltake meka g1. uses black switches and its lovely.

You know all those people who don't use the WASD cluster and press more than five keys at the same time, (not including modifiers).

The key sticking issue is due to the keys hitting each other, which can be corrected with a little bit of shaving down the keys. Honestly Australia has a pretty good selection of mechanical keyboards. PCCaseGear stocks Das Keyboards, Mwave stocks the Thermaltake, most retailers stock the Blackwidow, Filco is also available, and then you have Ducky through MechKeyboards as well as reasonably priced Topres through them too.

I have had nothing but good experiences with mine.
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I had a black widow regular, i really liked it when it worked. I sold it and got a filco tenkeyless though.

Eventually i had to return it for the person i sold it to. The keys started to become harder to press until it got much worse.

The build quality is... mixed at best.
post #7 of 20
So far my Blackwidow has been flawless. I can see how space could hit alt keys as there's very little space between them on mine (but they don't collide, for me). Other than ~seemingly~ lots of people reporting colliding I haven't heard much else negative.

Not sure if I like mechanical yet or not but I think I'm starting to warm up to it.
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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;13573199 
You know all those people who don't use the WASD cluster and press more than five keys at the same time, (not including modifiers).

The key sticking issue is due to the keys hitting each other, which can be corrected with a little bit of shaving down the keys.


1 - the blackwidow has a mere 2kro not the 5 you claim

2 - why the heck should the consumer VOID THE WARRANTY to fix a manufacturing defect?

stop being a razer fanboy and try speaking the truth for once.
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece;13577637 
1 - the blackwidow has a mere 2kro not the 5 you claim

2 - why the heck should the consumer VOID THE WARRANTY to fix a manufacturing defect?

stop being a razer fanboy and try speaking the truth for once.

Yes but it has been "optimized" around the WASD cluster, so unless you like to press unconventional sets of keys its a non-issue. Sure I can see some people having issue with it, but I can't see how the claim that many people are returning them due to key blocking being substantiated.

You can also tell Razer and get it replaced with a functional one. It's not like they refuse warranty service if your space bar is sticking.
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post #10 of 20
The Razer Blackwidow is a very responsive keyboard. I tried it one day and night but had to return it because of the 'noise' factor. It's very l0ud typing away. I didn't have the colliding issue.

The Razer Anansi was the second keyboard I tried and it became my keyboard today. It's responsive none the less and feels great on the fingers typing away. It's much quieter and back lit as well. You can customize the color on the color wheel or let it cycle through all the colors randomly. The Anansi would be my choice between the two. It's my first real gaming keyboard and I couldn't be happier having it owned it now for the last month.
     
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