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post #11 of 18
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I found a Blackwidow Ultimate for $70 o.o

I'm going to make myself wait at least a week before I actually purchase anything, fyi. I want to think this through good and thoroughly, I'm not impulse buying something like this. x3
post #12 of 18
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I found a Blackwidow Ultimate for $70 o.o

I'm going to make myself wait at least a week before I actually purchase anything, fyi. I want to think this through good and thoroughly, I'm not impulse buying something like this. x3
Normally that's how much the regular BW goes for. If you can get a BWU for $70 just buy it, because if you end up not wanting it you can resell it for more than you bought it for.
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Normally that's how much the regular BW goes for. If you can get a BWU for $70 just buy it, because if you end up not wanting it you can resell it for more than you bought it for.

Annd another one for $65.

$65 one is as-is, $70 is open box. Possible DOAs, methinks...
post #14 of 18
I did product testing for the XArmor U9 and U9W they're pretty good keyboards.

Too bad XArmor broke my contract. At least I get to sell the prototypes now.
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I did product testing for the XArmor U9 and U9W they're pretty good keyboards.

Too bad XArmor broke my contract. At least I get to sell the prototypes now.
Yeah. that Xarmor is looking attractive, but so is the Das, depending on the student discount... I've already contacted them about it, waiting for a response. Gave them my university email address too. :>

http://matias.ca/tactilepro3/

Anyone have opinions on this keyboard, ignoring the price?

Edit: Scratch that, apparently their idea of PC support is an AutoHotKey script if reviews are to be trusted. >.>;;
Edited by Cotelio - 8/10/11 at 2:42am
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I got my BlackWidow for 56 with free shipping on Newegg. Never seen it get anywhere close to that.
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I'd recommend the OP to consider a Unicomp Spacesaver with his budget. Buckling springs have been one of the most highly regarded switches for the past few decades.

OP could also get a used Model M off eBay for even cheaper, but I'm not sure if that's a good way to go since I've heard that the worn springs makes for a less pleasurable typing experience.
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Yeah. that Xarmor is looking attractive, but so is the Das, depending on the student discount... I've already contacted them about it, waiting for a response. Gave them my university email address too. :>

http://matias.ca/tactilepro3/

Anyone have opinions on this keyboard, ignoring the price?

Edit: Scratch that, apparently their idea of PC support is an AutoHotKey script if reviews are to be trusted. >.>;;
They have a driver for Windows 7 now.

Other than that; it's a pretty good board. Some of the best Alps switches I have used, and overall it's a great keyboard for a Mac user looking for a Mac keyboard.

With that said, Cherry MX switches are nicer IMO. On top of that, the price is completely "apple tax."

If it was around $100 I'd recommend it for Apple users. Most would be better with just a normal mechanical keyboard.
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