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ZOWIE GEAR CELERITAS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $100

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NewEgg has the ZOWIE GEAR CELERITAS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on sale for $99.99 and has free shipping too.

Here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823826001

Anyone ever used a ZOWIE Celeritas before? How does it compare to a DAS, Filco, and Leopold? How is the build quality and keycap quality on the ZOWIE Celeritas? Would you recommend getting a ZOWIE Celeritas or would it be better to get a DAS, Filco, or Leopold?

EDIT: The ZOWIE Celeritas uses Cherry MX Brown switches.
Edited by CocoCrunch - 5/28/11 at 5:58am
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Looks like it's getting some decent reviews but not many are from people with a ton of Mech experience so I can't be sure, also OMG the sheer number of "gamer" gimmicks on the things is astounding "anti ghosting" "gold plated usb and cherry switches" *face palm*.
It looks decent but if you're a student, at that price you are SOOOOO close to the Das you're better off getting the tested and true quality.

Edit: "ZOWIE RTR™ (Real Time Response) technology which allows the user to define the repeat-response of their presses to be 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x of the normal repeat-response for a keyboard when using the PS/2 connector. RTR™ allows gamers to gain a higher responsiveness from their keys and thereby increase the pace of movement in FPS and Racing games or possibly even increase the APM in RTS. How fast do you like it to be? We give you the possibility so you can define your most comfortable repeat-response."
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uh what?

Edit Edit: read further down on the newegg reviews, your pad printing will be gone in a month.
Edited by Scrappy - 5/28/11 at 6:24am
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It seems that you can determine how fast the repeat rate of your keyboard is, like when you hold down one key.
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Originally Posted by Susiria;13665151 
It seems that you can determine how fast the repeat rate of your keyboard is, like when you hold down one key.

That's what I thought biggrin.gif can you scream gimmick any louder zowie?
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I read that the ZOWIE Celeritas uses Nylon keycaps and the keycaps wear out really fast, so the ZOWIE Celeritas probably isn't as good as a DAS or Filco. The Enter key on the keyboard is shaped weird too.
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Originally Posted by CocoCrunch;13665204 
The Enter key on the keyboard is shaped weird too.

It's a good compromise between the correctly shaped European enter, and the wrong american one.
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Originally Posted by The Solutor;13665459 
It's a good compromise between the correctly shaped American enter, and the wrong European one.

Fixed.
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Fixed.

Fix this. biggrin.gif

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Given the ANSI-style Return key appeared after the ISO style one, in response to people complaining about the ISO style one, I'm not sure that's quite how it happened.
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Originally Posted by ch_123;13665616 
Given the ANSI-style Return key appeared after the ISO style one, in response to people complaining about the ISO style one, I'm not sure that's quite how it happened.

Bush is also appeared after Clinton, looks like newer is not always better.
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