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I'm still going back and forth, back and forth, trying to decide what second mech keyboard to get to add to my lycosa. One minute I'm buying the Qpad MK-80 (xarmor UB9-whatever rebadged). Then I'm buying the DAS Pro S. Then I'm considering a Filco blue. And I'd ruled out the BWU because of the spacebar/alt key issue, and because the symbols legend isn't backlit, and because someone on a youtube review said the key presses are too light, not balanced with an otherwise solid feeling board.

Now I've come full circle and am more seriously considering the BWU again! If i do buy one, it could be embarrasing only because I told someone on geekhack I'd never buy a BWU If I buy it, I know I have a 2 year return warranty from scan computers, so that's good.

So is this space bar issue a big problem or only if you're really unlucky to get a dud one? Are the key presses really too light and not satisfying? How does it feel typing without much of a wristrest? Black glossy finishes are what really attracts me over matt finish keyboards, hence why I like my lycosa, and hence why I like the look of the DAS, (which sadly isn't backlit, thus, dealbreaker), and hence why I like the look of the Black Widow. Quality wise, I heard the BWU and the Qpad are about the same, both with parts from ione, or is that wrong?
    
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So is this space bar issue a big problem or only if you're really unlucky to get a dud one? Are the key presses really too light and not satisfying? How does it feel typing without much of a wristrest? Black glossy finishes are what really attracts me over matt finish keyboards, hence why I like my lycosa, and hence why I like the look of the DAS, (which sadly isn't backlit, thus, dealbreaker), and hence why I like the look of the Black Widow. Quality wise, I heard the BWU and the Qpad are about the same, both with parts from ione, or is that wrong?
I have a BWU, I'm not familiar with any space bar issue so I'm not sure if I'm lucky or if it's uncommon, because I definitely don't have a problem with my space bar. lol
The key presses on the Blue switches are awesome for typing, but I'm not a huge fan of them for gaming. I'm going to be switching to a keyboard with Browns or Blacks somewhat soon. However, that is personal preference as many people have no issues gaming with Blues.
Quality wise, I have zero issues with the BWU. It's been an outstanding keyboard, I just wish they had a version with either Brown or Black switches.
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The spacebar issue is a relatively common problem for black widows. Sometimes the molds leave rough lines that can rub up against adjacent keys. Luckily mine didn't have this.
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post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by Roman5 View Post
I'm still going back and forth, back and forth, trying to decide what second mech keyboard to get to add to my lycosa. One minute I'm buying the Qpad MK-80 (xarmor UB9-whatever rebadged). Then I'm buying the DAS Pro S. Then I'm considering a Filco blue. And I'd ruled out the BWU because of the spacebar/alt key issue, and because the symbols legend isn't backlit, and because someone on a youtube review said the key presses are too light, not balanced with an otherwise solid feeling board.

Now I've come full circle and am more seriously considering the BWU again! If i do buy one, it could be embarrasing only because I told someone on geekhack I'd never buy a BWU If I buy it, I know I have a 2 year return warranty from scan computers, so that's good.

So is this space bar issue a big problem or only if you're really unlucky to get a dud one? Are the key presses really too light and not satisfying? How does it feel typing without much of a wristrest? Black glossy finishes are what really attracts me over matt finish keyboards, hence why I like my lycosa, and hence why I like the look of the DAS, (which sadly isn't backlit, thus, dealbreaker), and hence why I like the look of the Black Widow. Quality wise, I heard the BWU and the Qpad are about the same, both with parts from ione, or is that wrong?
qpad>razer

it's possible that iOne helped razer with the BW but most of the parts are Razer, hence the quality is less than that of iOne
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post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by InTeNsE View Post
qpad>razer

it's possible that iOne helped razer with the BW but most of the parts are Razer, hence the quality is less than that of iOne
I hear you, and I'm sure Qpad is slightly better quality and I'll possibly go for that instead. It's just unfortunate there is such a limited selection of backlit mech keyboards, none of which totally satisfy my needs. Every single mech keyboard, even deck, has uneven backlight issues. And why do all these keyboards have shift shaped return keys instead of J shaped. My old rubber dome keyboard and my lycosa both have J shaped, much nicer.

Even Qpad, which is a rebadged xarmor, has sloppy keys according to this review, from 06:50 of the video.
Maybe Qpad improved the stabilisers since xarmor though.
    
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post #46 of 53
the stabilizers are the only downfall for me. im waiting for the ducky shine. currently using my regular ducky
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post #47 of 53
I used to have one, I loved it at first. Had some keys that started to stick, Razer would've RMA'd. But now I just use it as a backup keyboar d and my iOne xarmor as a main.
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post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by InTeNsE View Post
the stabilizers are the only downfall for me.
On the Qpad?
    
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On the Qpad?
on my xarmor
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Lol I don't think he posted this thread aware of all the Razer hate in OCN
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