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post #11 of 43
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Heyy guys, so i have the Razer blackwidow ultimate...

pretty sexy keyboard Imo, just upgraded from the razer lycosa (upgraded about a week ago)

but recently this week the black widow ultimate has been like glitching, and not working.

so what happens is i try and type on well anything and some keys dont work but they are clicking fine, for me the W key and most of the bottom keys like zxcvbnm arent working.

ive tried updating the firmware and all that

any suggestions?
I only had a problem like this. Besides that it worked fine
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post #12 of 43
I have the tarantula keyboard with the battle light, a diamondback and copperhead mice. Only problem I've had in two-three years of owning them is 2 of the led lights on the side macro keys on the KB went out. This is actually first I've heard lack of quality on razer, but what I love about them is their drivers. Drivers are important to me, and I love the way theirs are set up. It is very easy to change and set macros, every key can be easily changed, hot swapping profiles, profiles load automatically when the correct game loads...and all the drivers work. So for me its more of the software I like about them than the actual hardware.
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post #13 of 43
The OCN Mouse forum likes Razer better than the OCN Keyboard forum.

A lot of haters here.

Manyak gave it a nice review so not sure what the problem is.
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post #14 of 43
Is this the same Manyak you always criticized over errors in the OCN Guide, or is a different one?
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post #15 of 43
The OCN Guide is about to hit 1.5M views. Other than a few errors it's pretty good overall as an intro.

I liked it better when it had more key pics. Not sure what happened there - Manyak pulled those in some ragequit episode. I just requested my watermarks back.
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post #16 of 43
Regardles of any potential quality concerns, from the research i've done recently the black widow is not a great choice for a gaming keyboard, the cherry mx blue switches it uses are more or less the best typing switches but also the worst gaming switches as they need to be fully released before they will actuate again. In practice this means that while strafing or whatever you could well find yourself with the key "sticking" and you just stoping etc

No idea who's idea it was to use blues on the widow but there was cleary not enough research done.
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post #17 of 43
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Regardles of any potential quality concerns, from the research i've done recently the black widow is not a great choice for a gaming keyboard, the cherry mx blue switches it uses are more or less the best typing switches but also the worst gaming switches as they need to be fully released before they will actuate again. In practice this means that while strafing or whatever you could well find yourself with the key "sticking" and you just stoping etc

No idea who's idea it was to use blues on the widow but there was cleary not enough research done.
It's really personal preference to which switch is best for gaming. Blue switches also do not need to be fully released before they will actuate again. Looking at the actuation graphs, it would seem like blue switches are not a good choice compared to other types, but blues are my favorite.
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post #18 of 43
I personally like both, blues and blacks. But I think the feel of the blues on the Blackwidow is better for my preference
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post #19 of 43
I've had the same exact problems as you. Bought a copperhead, broke within 4 months. Bought another, lasted 2 months. Got a diamondback, and it lasted a whopping 3 weeks. Then I made the biggest mistake of buying a Barracuda. Right out of the box the mic didn't work, and literally less than a month later, it stopped working altogether. From then on I've never even thought about purchasing another Razer product. Their customer service is absolutely horrendous as well.
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post #20 of 43
Good 6 months with my black widow ultimate. No issues here. Also have a Mamba for about 8 months and no squeak here.
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