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Sidewinder x4 for $23.22 or BlackWidow Ultimate for $89.99

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I want to start by saying I love the site. I have been lurking around for awhile now trying to find the right keyboard to buy.

After lots of looking I had decided I wanted a mechanical keyboard back lit with browns (XArmor U9BL-S ), but then decided I didn't want to spend too much on a keyboard since I have been spending a lot on electronics lately. Also heard that bad things about XArmor's quality control and customer support and didn't feel like taking the risk.

Decided to get a sidewinder x4 because of it's bang for your buck praise. Was about to order when I saw the BlackWidow Ultimate was marked down to $110 with free one day shipping.

Right now I have $20 game credit on Amazon and the choices are
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate w/ 1 day shipping for $89.99 shipped or
Sidewinder x4 w/ SSS(5-8 day) for $23.22 shipped

I know a lot of people don't like the Razer and that it has blues instead of browns, but can't make up my mind if I should get it or not I kinda feel like mechanical anything has to be better than rubber dome, but I'm also unsure if the Razer is worth the price difference.

Thanks for any help

Edit
Figured should add that I will be using the keyboard for gaming / everyday use
Edited by Dreadful05 - 6/15/11 at 1:29pm
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The slightest bit of water will make the razor die
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post #3 of 11
A good mechanical keyboard is going to cost you over 100 dollars no matter how you slice it.

The razer is pretty much bottom of the barrel when it comes to mechanical, but that's not to say it's a bad product. It just isn't a higher end keyboard (mechanical).

That being said, after going to mechanical I refuse to ever use rubber dome again at home.
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I personally like what I read of the x4.... The price is right.... As long as it performs as advertised u should having something in the same ballpark with a mechanical keyboard at half the price.
    
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Originally Posted by Gen. Gustav Zenlav View Post
u should having something in the same ballpark with a mechanical keyboard at half the price.
I beg to differ. A rubber dome is not in the same ballpark at all.
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u lurk on both
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post #7 of 11
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yep and on several others
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gen. Gustav Zenlav View Post
I personally like what I read of the x4.... The price is right.... As long as it performs as advertised u should having something in the same ballpark with a mechanical keyboard at half the price.
Yup, the price is reasonable so far.
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Thanks for the replies, got the blackwidow. I figure if it sucks or is not that much better than a regular keyboard I can just return it.
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct View Post
The slightest bit of water will make the razor die
Fail troll.

I have the Ultimate BW and it's not bad at all. Sure you can label it as the "bargain deal" of mech keyboards, but I game/code on it with no problem. Going from a regular keyboard to it made a world of a difference to me.
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