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Question about Black Switches

how do u find playing games like Starcraft or typing in black? are they tiresome?
other question, is this keyboard easier to press than a membrane one? i have read that membrane and black feel pretty much the same in term of pressure u have to put in the keys?
post #822 of 1084
My replacement board arrived last night. When I opened the box I was a bit disheartened to see that they had sent a refurbished board (unsealed keyboard box with dings and dents on it) as the replacement. (Don't know if that is their general policy but I was certainly not expecting that when I paid 30$ to ship out my defective board for replacement) I've been using the board for a day and so far there is nothing wrong with it other than the grease stains on the back of the board that were present when I took it out of the box. (looks like greasy finger / hand marks all over the back that I can't seem to remove)

So basically I paid $120 (90$ original keyboard + 30$ to ship defective one) and all I have is a refurbished keyboard with grease stains on the back. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Pretty disappointed the situation.
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My replacement board arrived last night. When I opened the box I was a bit disheartened to see that they had sent a refurbished board (unsealed keyboard box with dings and dents on it) as the replacement. (Don't know if that is their general policy but I was certainly not expecting that when I paid 30$ to ship out my defective board for replacement) I've been using the board for a day and so far there is nothing wrong with it other than the grease stains on the back of the board that were present when I took it out of the box. (looks like greasy finger / hand marks all over the back that I can't seem to remove)
So basically I paid $120 (90$ original keyboard + 30$ to ship defective one) and all I have is a refurbished keyboard with grease stains on the back. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Pretty dispassionate in the situation.

Wow, I'd be super pissed if I were you. I'd see if you can get a hold of the rep on here, or contact CM through another method. $120 for some one else's greasy, used keyboard is NOT okay.
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I'd call and complain to them. They sent me a brand new one in the box. I was only disappointed because I had sent them one with chinese letters on the keys plus english and they returned me one with just english. Oh well biggrin.gif

Also: Why'd you pay $30 to ship it? Didn't have any of the flat rate gameboard boxes? Those are only 15.95.
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Speaking of key caps.. are there any places that sell Caps Lock key caps that are indented on the right side so you don't accidentally press it when pressing 'A'? Would such a key cap even work on this keyboard? That was the one feature of my G11 that I kind of miss..

What? So, you want to de-activate the "capslock" button so that accidentally you don't activate it while pressing A ? If so, changing keycaps has nothing to do with any of it rolleyes.gif
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Question about Black Switches
how do u find playing games like Starcraft or typing in black? are they tiresome?
other question, is this keyboard easier to press than a membrane one? i have read that membrane and black feel pretty much the same in term of pressure u have to put in the keys?

I'd get a tactile switch, every day (and I've tried the 4 most used, being blue, brown, red and black... and all extensively). Why? Tactile switches are the best when you only push every key once, release, and then press another one. And they are better at that because you feel the key-press (the tactility) and thus you know, without any doubt, that the mechanism has activated.

Instead, when you are tapping a key more than once (like with an fps, in which some keys need to be pressed once and again), depending on which mechanism you are using you may be caught between the hysteresis, and what is that? Tactile mechanisms (not all, this is specially true with MX Blue... and almost non existent on mx brown) have an actuation point and a de-bouncing point. Sometimes, you need to release the key higher than its actual actuation point in order for the key to register again... and thus why Mx blue aren't recommended for fps games, but are lovely for typing and for RTS.

So, having tried them all, I'd stick with Mx brown or Mx red. Because I play a lot of fps and barely ever touch an RTS and don't type that much, I'd choose mx red... but, if not, I'd stick with Mx brown or even mx blue (but blues are a no-no for me because I play fps mainly).

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My replacement board arrived last night. When I opened the box I was a bit disheartened to see that they had sent a refurbished board (unsealed keyboard box with dings and dents on it) as the replacement. (Don't know if that is their general policy but I was certainly not expecting that when I paid 30$ to ship out my defective board for replacement) I've been using the board for a day and so far there is nothing wrong with it other than the grease stains on the back of the board that were present when I took it out of the box. (looks like greasy finger / hand marks all over the back that I can't seem to remove)
So basically I paid $120 (90$ original keyboard + 30$ to ship defective one) and all I have is a refurbished keyboard with grease stains on the back. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Pretty disappointed the situation.
Oh man, I would be supper pissed. You dropped good money for a refurbished board, that's not right. I'd contact customer service or PM CMCarter. Hope things work out?
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Oh man, I would be supper pissed. You dropped good money for a refurbished board, that's not right. I'd contact customer service or PM CMCarter. Hope things work out?

Yup, I'm not paying top dollar for a keyboard... to receive a lemon, waste my time sending it... AND THEN RECEIVE A REFURB UNIT!

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Getting my CM Rapid Cherry Blacks next week, mega amped biggrin.gif first gaming keyboard too biggrin.gif
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Getting my CM Rapid Cherry Blacks next week, mega amped biggrin.gif first gaming keyboard too biggrin.gif

me too biggrin.gif
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What do you guys think is the chance of getting a brandless one from Amazon right now? Would the reds have the highest chance of not being branded?
http://www.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Rapid-Mechanical-SGK-4000-GKCL1-US/dp/B0068INSUM/

Also, anyone know if it's possible to get rid of the branding with something like goo gone?
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