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I'm trying to decide between the Razer BlackWidow and Microsoft Sidewinder X4. Is the difference really huge?
rubber domes to mechanical switches, but blue is not prefered for gaming for a lot of people especially fps, but im fine with blues
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I'm trying to decide between the Razer BlackWidow and Microsoft Sidewinder X4. Is the difference really huge?
The Razer might be mechanical but it is the least recommended Mech I can think of, I would get the sidewinder, one of the better Rubber Dome keyboards that doesn't have a LED display on it
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post #33 of 52
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The Razer might be mechanical but it is the least recommended Mech I can think of, I would get the sidewinder, one of the better Rubber Dome keyboards that doesn't have a LED display on it
Cool. Saves me $30.
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Cool. Saves me $30.
Probably more with the time you don't have to spend RMAing the BW until you get a working one
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OP, did you try a possibly somewhat damaged kiosk one somewhere, or new, or slightly used?
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Funny.

Manyak's review was pretty good.


Must have been because he got to keep the review sample.

I hate it when keyboard reviewers do that.
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other than the fact that it takes a few plug-ins (regarding which usb) to boot, I love my bw.

Would love a more expensive keyboard, but atm I just can't afford one.
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i think you guys are forgetting that at the price its a low end board with back lighting its not a filco or das or ducky

at 120 bucks its 5 less then the das and has back light. its an entry keyboard and would be better for anyone switching from a logitech "gaming" board to a mech board
    
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Funny.

Manyak's review was pretty good.


Must have been because he got to keep the review sample.

I hate it when keyboard reviewers do that.
He's used tons of keyboards, and owns some high end ones I believe. I doubt getting a free keyboard (which is his no matter if the review is good or bad) would change his decision.

I have a BW, Ive punched the crap out of it when I rage and its still kicking just fine. The blues are amazing for typing, and for gaming.. switches REALLY don't matter at all. Which they obviously realized, and decided to pick a good typing switch.
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and for gaming.. switches REALLY don't matter at all.
o.O For a blue switch you need to let the key come basically to the top for it to be reset and use able for the next hit, if you're double tapping that doesn't happen, instead you just bounce around the activation point.


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i think you guys are forgetting that at the price its a low end board with back lighting its not a filco or das or ducky

at 120 bucks its 5 less then the das and has back light. its an entry keyboard and would be better for anyone switching from a logitech "gaming" board to a mech board
It's also $11 more than a Leopold and the same price as the xarmor boards.

And looking at those keycaps it looks like the black is actually a coating over the transparent part which means as it gets worn down your whole key will just turn into a lighted square.
Edited by Scrappy - 5/27/11 at 11:54pm
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