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I went to Fry's yesterday to grab some things for the parents, and decided to venture into the keyboard section to see if there was an open mechanical keyboard I could try.

Unfortunately, they had em all boxed up, minus the Razer BlackWidow, which had exposing arrow keys.

Decided to try em out, and I have to say- I really liked them.
The actual depression of the key, was more like a two-part thing, from what I could tell, but it felt very solid.

However, I'm more of a silent keyboard guy, hence my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.
Very sleek, elegant, yet also meets what I want, nice and quiet.
The keys on the illuminated aren't bad, they're very much like laptop keys, which was exactly what I was after.
I'm a very close to the keys kind of guy, as opposed to the firm finger position above.

So to my questions:

What type of switches does the Black Widow use, and are there any quieter ones, similar to those switches?
post #2 of 6
The black widow stealth uses browns, and pretty sure the Razer Black Widow Ultimate uses blues

browns are quiet, blues are clicky
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 3/11/12 at 9:50am
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post #3 of 6
I think you want the Brown switches.
The Blackwidow uses the Blue switches. Clicky and tactile.
The Brown is tactile but not clicky. smile.gif
Check out a few MX brown keyboards.
EDIT: Ninja'dby Lazlo. mad.giftongue.gif
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Yes, blues are used on the bkackwidow original that is glossy. The stealth version uses mx brown more silent that click blues.. You can also try mx reds, a very light linear switches.

However, I owned a razer stealth and it was ok for the cash but I had my gripes about it. I recommend the cm storm quick fire. They should be shipping mx reds and browns to the us In a few months.
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Originally Posted by rawfuls View Post

However, I'm more of a silent keyboard guy, hence my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.

Let me guess. Shift + Space doesn't work for you either?
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Browns are very nice and pretty quiet. I did a lot of research before choosing what mechanical to go with but I'm very glad I did not get blues. I can't stand the clicky sound they make. Browns for me are perfect for everything. I hardly ever noticed the tactile feedback to begin with but I have developed a sensitivity to not grounding out so much since a full depress isn't needed for the keystroke to register.
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