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Hey guys, I've been using a Logitech Wave for a couple years, but I've been gaming more lately and the mushiness/lack of NKRO is becoming annoying. I'm looking into mechanical keyboards, but I just don't think I can give up wireless. The XArmor U9W seems to be the only wireless mechanical I can find, and I can't find much information on it. Does anyone have any personal experience with it? What's the latency? How many keys can be pressed at once? Is it any good? Otherwise are there any other wireless mechanical keyboards? Thanks.
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2KRO.

Not exactly a big hit so not sure if anyone here has one.
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I think there is another keyboard call the Ione X-Armor U27 Wireless that is the exact same thing. Tom's hardware gave it a fairly positive review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...d,2955-13.html.

Also, where did you get the 2KRO info? The first review on the amazon page describes something interesting:

. It seems that certain parts of the keyboard (around wasd) can accept up to 4 keys. This would be useful for gamers.
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I did product testing on it. I haven't used the final version, but they seem to have fixed what complaints I had with the prototype (aside from it not being tenkeyless... They didn't want to retool).

It's a solid board, only complaint is that the lettering on the keycaps is not particularly durable. But it has decent wireless range, is mechanical, and is well-constructed. *shrug*
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Also, where did you get the 2KRO info? The first review on the amazon page describes something interesting: Amazon.com: XArmor U9W 2.4 GHz RF wireless mechanical keyboard Cherry MX Brown: Electronics. It seems that certain parts of the keyboard (around wasd) can accept up to 4 keys. This would be useful for gamers.

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I already realize this thread is a few months old, but one answer I've never really found regarding the keyboard: what is the useful wireless range? Ione lists the range as 15 ft, but I have used devices with similar specs in the past that did not live up to that spec at all (Logitech S520 and Wave keyboards, more specifically). Phaedrus, you had mentioned testing it. Did you ever test the working limit for the wireless range? I'd like to get about 15 ft. line of sight from one, should I purchase.
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About 20 feet, past that it starts becoming erratic. Also note that it's on almost the same frequency as microwave ovens, and a microwave making popcorn 30 feet away reduced its useful range to around ten feet.
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Thanks much, that seems to be better than I had suspected.
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post #9 of 10
apart from the poor lettering, and for me useless number pad
its what I have been looking for. unfortunately it's not made with Eu keys.
would have been great if there where more wireless mechanical keyboards options
and idea that wireless keyboards are not good for gaming finally would die out
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2KRO.
Not exactly a big hit so not sure if anyone here has one.

hey i know this feeling biggrin.gif

its like when you are playing a certain fps and you are walking forward (holding W)
and then you come across a rather wide gap between two platforms
so you sprint (hold shift or something) and then jump (space) !!
see what happened there, the spacebar didnt register and you didn't make the jump
so you fall down and blah blah end of story

that's my story on using a 2kro wireless keyboard

have a nice day
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