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Considering that this is a gaming keyboard the choice of key mechanism is a bit odd. For FPS gamers the downside is marginal, but for avid RTS gamers it might be a bit too annoying. The QPAD MK-80 keyboard is feature packed compared to the recently reviewed gaming keyboards on this site. Most of the additions are very welcome and the back lighting system works well except for the lock indicators.

The key caps themselves are unique to the QPAD MK-80 due to the rubber coating employed. This makes the buttons feel softer than usual. Ergonomics wise the QPAD MK-80 keyboard is ahead of the pack, it has height adjustment and comes with a well-made albeit not great looking wrist wrest. Other noteworthy mentions are the four spare orange keys and the key cap remover.
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QPAD MK-80 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Other upcoming mechanical keyboards:
-Mionix Zibal
-Zowie Celeritas
Edited by Doogiehouser - 5/24/11 at 1:14pm
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its a rebranded x-armor smile.gif
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Is it quiet?
    
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth;13622428 
Is it quiet?

I believe they're cherry blue switches, so I doubt it.
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Originally Posted by Doogiehouser;13622506 
I believe they're cherry blue switches, so I doubt it.

For a "gaming" keyboard why wouldn't they use blacks?
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Originally Posted by Segovax;13622532 
For a "gaming" keyboard why wouldn't they use blacks?

The type of switches are more geared to how you type more than what it's advertised for. Black switches are for who bottom out the keys more, or who want a silent keyboard, but that's all if you bottom out your keys while gaming or during your daily typing. Me personally, I enjoy the brown/blue where I can just tap the top of the key and it registers. It all comes down to personal preference.
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I want to see a mechanical keyboard with backlit keys and macro keys. Actually, I'd like to see Logitech make a G510 equivalent with mechanical keys.
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The type of switches are more geared to how you type more than what it's advertised for. Black switches are for who bottom out the keys more, or who want a silent keyboard, but that's all if you bottom out your keys while gaming. Me personally, I enjoy the brown/blue where I can just tap the top of the key and it registers. It all comes down to personal preference.

Right but I thought that most "professional gamers" did a lot of double tapping and the black switch was best suited for that type of use.

I myself prefer browns as well for almost all applications. I do enjoy blacks and blues too however, I'm typing on blacks right now.
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I want to see a mechanical keyboard with backlit keys and macro keys. Actually, I'd like to see Logitech make a G510 equivalent with mechanical keys.

The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate has backlit and macros with cherry blue switches. It's actually fairly well made considering it's the first mechanical keyboards in Razer's line.
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I want to see a mechanical keyboard with backlit keys and macro keys. Actually, I'd like to see Logitech make a G510 equivalent with mechanical keys.

I would buy that in a second.
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