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You could check out XArmor or Q-Pad boards which come with blue backlighting and a wristrest. Both of them are of much higher quality than your Lycosa, anyway.
I've been checking out the Qpad, yes. I know it's a rebranded Xarmor. Apparently MX blue keys which the Qpad MK-80 has, are not great for gaming since you have to lift completely off the keys after each press. It also doesn't have any glossy frame which I'm partial to. Shallow I know

But yea, the general styling of the Qpad is very nice indeed, and I'm aware the quality is good. Ok, if my replacement lycosa fails in any way within the next year, that'll be game over for razer, and I will make the transition to mech keys and put up with non low profile key caps, preferably with MX brown keys, as my research tells me they're good for gaming.
    
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I've been checking out the Qpad, yes. I know it's a rebranded Xarmor. Apparently MX blue keys which the Qpad MK-80 has, are not great for gaming since you have to lift completely off the keys after each press. It also doesn't have any glossy frame which I'm partial to. Shallow I know

But yea, the general styling of the Qpad is very nice indeed, and I'm aware the quality is good. Ok, if my replacement lycosa fails in any way within the next year, that'll be game over for razer, and I will make the transition to mech keys and put up with non low profile key caps, preferably with MX brown keys, as my research tells me they're good for gaming.
The complete lift off was only an issue with me for the first few days of gaming with it, and then my natural motions adapted and I'm right where I was prior to the switch from Rubber Dome to MX Blues. At first I was not releasing my A and D keys completely so I'd find my self side stepping still when I wasn't planning on it. I guess with teh rubber dome I used to play the middle of the key a lot more than I thought. Now though, I'd say I do it once or twice in an hour tops, and as the saying goes, I'd rather be lucky than good, because it always happens in situations where it won't get me killed. lol
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The complete lift off was only an issue with me for the first few days of gaming with it, and then my natural motions adapted and I'm right where I was prior to the switch from Rubber Dome to MX Blues. At first I was not releasing my A and D keys completely so I'd find my self side stepping still when I wasn't planning on it. I guess with teh rubber dome I used to play the middle of the key a lot more than I thought. Now though, I'd say I do it once or twice in an hour tops, and as the saying goes, I'd rather be lucky than good, because it always happens in situations where it won't get me killed. lol
Interesting to know, I won't worry too much about which MX colour to get then. And from what I've heard on videos, blues seem to have the crispest clicks.
Also, blue is my favourite colour.
    
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I'd recommend trying it out at first though. I adapted rather well but your results may vary. Worst case, keep both keyboards and use one for typing... because typing on blues is friggin' SWEET.
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As a contrast, I've never been able to get used to the blue switches, and have given up on them for any sort of gaming. Seems like that's the minority though.
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Blue MX switches I've decided is all I'd want, for that lovely high pitched click. Problem is, there's no way to try out any mech boards, no shops I know of in the UK have any, they are completely useless mass market so called pc shops that sell nothing but rubber dome keyboards, and a limited selection of those too. I'd so love to try out the DAS Pro though. That and the filco blue sound the best, but the DAS looks classier. I don't get why so many people are put off by the glossy finish. It looks awesome and takes seconds to clean off smudges. The filco may be ever so slightly better quality (by all accounts), but I don't care for it's looks particularly, plus it doesn't even have usb ports. If I did buy a second keyboard, I'm torn between the DAS for it's looks and best in class typing experience next to the filco, and the Qpad for it's backlighting. Maybe I should just buy both.
    
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