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Originally Posted by rivaldog;13681010 
Really? The Black Widow Ultimate is the cheapest? Geez. Little expensive for a keyboard... Are mechanical keyboards worth it? I don't even know o.O A Logitech G110 seems fine to me. Backlit and only $65, not mechanical though :/ I'd like to type on a mechanical one and feel the difference compared to a... "non mechanical"(?) keyboard

I understand your reserve. Mechs can be a hard sell to one who hasn't tried one and/or doesn't have an open mind about spending $100+ on a stupid keyboard tongue.gif My advice to you is to go to a couple Best Buys near you, one or the other is bound to have a Blackwidow out for people to try. You could also get a cheaper non-backlit one, to see if you like it, and if you do, then look for a backlit one to upgrade to.

Otherwise I'd recommend a Microsoft Sidewinder X4.
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You know, you could always buy a lamp.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub;13681567 
I understand your reserve. Mechs can be a hard sell to one who hasn't tried one and/or doesn't have an open mind about spending $100+ on a stupid keyboard tongue.gif My advice to you is to go to a couple Best Buys near you, one or the other is bound to have a Blackwidow out for people to try. You could also get a cheaper non-backlit one, to see if you like it, and if you do, then look for a backlit one to upgrade to.

Otherwise I'd recommend a Microsoft Sidewinder X4.

Is the sidewinder mechanical? :OOO If it is thats an amazing price for a backlit mechanical keyboard, but the price is making me doubt it's mechanical :/

If the sidewinder is not mechanical, then what about [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-CCB44026N002-06-1-Keyboard/dp/B002SAJCYU/ref=pd_cp_e_3"]this[/ame] keyboard? It looks beastly as hell, has anti-ghosting (although I'm not sure that's gonna benefit me, I've never experienced problems with ghosting and I've always been on standard dell keyboards), it's backlit, and cheap most importantly.

But if the sidewinder is mechanical then that's definitely a purchase to make.
Edited by rivaldog - 5/29/11 at 8:24pm
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Is the sidewinder mechanical? :OOO If it is thats an amazing price for a backlit mechanical keyboard, but the price is making me doubt it's mechanical :/

If the sidewinder is not mechanical, then what about this keyboard? It looks beastly as hell, has anti-ghosting (although I'm not sure that's gonna benefit me, I've never experienced problems with ghosting and I've always been on standard dell keyboards), it's backlit, and cheap most importantly.

But if the sidewinder is mechanical then that's definitely a purchase to make.

Neither the Sidewinder nor the keyboard you threw a link to are mechanical. Just so you know.
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I understand your reserve. Mechs can be a hard sell to one who hasn't tried one and/or doesn't have an open mind about spending $100+ on a stupid keyboard tongue.gif My advice to you is to go to a couple Best Buys near you, one or the other is bound to have a Blackwidow out for people to try. You could also get a cheaper non-backlit one, to see if you like it, and if you do, then look for a backlit one to upgrade to.

Otherwise I'd recommend a Microsoft Sidewinder X4.

I concur, that one needs to test the product out and I think the Razer Black Widow would be the one given that it is widely available at them stores like Best Buy. I too am looking for a blacklit mechanical keyboard, but idk atm. Price-wsie, its a given. The The Mechanical Keyboard Guide is pretty helpful -> http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html
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Right, I knew the cyborg definitely wasn't but when he threw the sidewinder out as a recommendation I thought it may have been, thanks for confirming it wasn't though

And I guess the black widow ultimate would be the cheapest mechanical one... In all honesty I don't know if I really want to spend that much to get a mechanical keyboard. Right now, the cyborg or the sidewinder look beastly and have anti-ghosting and back lighting sooo they would work for me... buuuut I think I will hold off and head to best buy again and see if I can find a black widow ultimate keyboard lying around
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post #17 of 47
Yeah, You're not going to get a backlit mechanical keyboard for under 100 unless it's used or something.

Even ones without the back lighting novelty can cost up to 250 dollars.
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One of the cheapest mechanical non back lit key boards I saw on new egg was the regular black widow, not ultimate, only $80
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Of course, just to clarify, the Sidewinder X4 isn't mechanical, it's just a good backlit rubber dome.
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One of the cheapest mechanical non back lit key boards I saw on new egg was the regular black widow, not ultimate, only $80

Unicomp keyboards are also $80, but much higher quality. Just very featureless, and buckling springs aren't for everyone smile.gif
Edited by Shub - 5/30/11 at 7:35am
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What in the world is a unicomp keyboard? Lol Forgive me, but I've never heard about those.

Are mechanical key boards really necessary? Does any one feel like it improves their game? I mean if it doesn't, the sidewinder and cyborg would be great choices for me. I mean the only reason I'd get anything more than that if I try and don't like a mechanical keyboard much, would be because they don't let you pick the LED color where as the logitech G110 does. Green LED keyboard would be pretty sweet since for my next rig I am heavily considering the CM HAF X Nvidia edition. That's off topic though, let's stick with keyboards por favor
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